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Daily Newscast: AutoTrader Sr. VP Steve Lind on used car sales | What to look for when hiring | Are wagons in hot demand?

On today’s CBT Newscast for Friday April 21, 2017:

Full interview with Steve Lind, Sr. VP AutoTrader
At the recent J.D.Power Summit in New York, CBT’s CEO Jim Fitzpatrick caught up with Steve Lind, Senior Vice President AutoTrader. In this exclusive interview, Steve shares his views on the state of retail automotive, the used car market and what AutoTrader is doing to ease the transition for dealers. Watch Now

5 Traits Businesses Look For When Hiring Salespeople
For decades, businesses have been trying to discover the formula for hiring “perfect” salespeople. There are tons of books, blog posts, and editorial articles out there with advice on how a salesperson should act. However, much of this commentary is a bit broad — they’ll tell you to be direct, communicate, and have a positive attitude… Read More

Will wagons be in hot demand? Interview with Porsche North America CEO
Crossovers & SUVs are stable, but what about wagons? Klaus Zellmer, Porsche North America CEO, talks to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the recent New York Auto Show about the new Panamera and the appeal for a “wagon” like sedan in today’s US marketplace.
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Consumer Trust in Automated Tech Decreasing: WardsAuto
As we edge closer to a day when vehicles will be able to drive themselves, J.D. Power finds consumer trust in the technology that will make it possible is eroding. Comparing the results of its 2017 Tech Choice study with its year-ago findings, J.D. Power says 11% more Generation Z (born from 1995-2004) consumers and 9% more Pre-Boomers (born prior to 1946) “definitely would not trust” automated technology. Read More

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