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 |  Aug 09 2013, 10:02 AM

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Sinking Scion sales and questions about the brand’s future direction could lead to pruning the company’s bloated dealer network.

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 |  Feb 04 2013, 3:44 PM

Chrysler’s exclusive attitude about which dealers will be allowed to sell the SRT Viper doesn’t seem to have thinned the lineup for certification much. In fact, the roster is almost full.

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 |  Dec 14 2012, 11:02 AM

There’s nothing low key about driving a Lamborghini product, but 144 Aventador owners might be turning heads the wrong way.

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 |  Sep 16 2010, 10:53 AM

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Ford is looking to cut another 300 dealers as part of an effort to increase profitability. The move comes as part of a move to wind down its Mercury brand, and consolidate its sales network amid decreased demand for cars.

“The dealers are full partners in every decision the company makes,” said Jim Farley, Ford’s group vice president for global marketing, sales and service. “When you are trying to consolidate your network from 6,000 down to 3,000, the dealers are on your side, and they will help you participate in the consolidation.”

The elimination of Mercury will also put pressure on Lincoln dealers, as the two are often paired with one another. It’s unlikely that standalone Lincoln stores would be profitable enough to survive, leading many to expect their demise.

[Source: egmCarTech]