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Check Out Aston Martin’s New Flagship Showroom In Tokyo [w/Video] 2
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in ASTON MARTIN, Aston Martin Videos, Dealers, japan, Reports, video on 12 2nd, 2017


Earlier this month, Aston Martin announced the construction of first overseas brand center. Now it’s opening the doors and invites us inside to take a look around.

The House of Aston Martin Aoyama is situated on the Aoyama Dori in one of Tokyo’s richest and swankiest neighborhoods. Considering how much wealth is concentrated in the Japanese capital, that makes it one of the wealthiest areas in the world.

The facility covers three floors with vehicle displays, merchandise shop and entertainment space. But it doesn’t actually sell cars – that’s handled next door at the adjacent dealership that you can see in the video below). The House is all about representing the brand.

Aston Martin used the location to reveal the new Vantage at the same time as unveiling events were taking place in the UK, United States, and China.

“We are delighted that our first global brand centre is now open here in Tokyo, and it represents a significant milestone in our ambitious investment programme in Japan,” said the company’s Asia Pacific regional director Patrik Nilsson. “We opened our new Tokyo dealership three weeks ago in the adjacent building, and with the launch of The House of Aston Martin Aoyama this week our new customer facilities in Tokyo are complete and ready to take the brand to new heights of luxury and elegance.”

That’s just part of the British automaker’s foray into Japan, where it recently opened a tech accelerator and new regional offices. The company anticipates conducting half a billion pounds’ worth of trade in Japan, and has four additional dealerships spread across the country that it values as the second largest luxury car market in the world.

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Hyundai Dealers Furious Over Genesis Split 28
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Genesis, Hyundai, Reports on 11 28th, 2017


Hyundai has big plans for its Genesis brand – not only a slate of new models, but a completely new dealer network. And its current dealers are hopping mad over the prospect of being excluded.

Genesis models are currently sold out of mainstream Hyundai dealers across America, roughly a third of which (totaling some 352 dealers) have invested in staff and facilities upgrades in order to sell the top-of-the-line G90.

The automaker is preparing, however, to slash that number down to about a hundred dedicated showrooms. This means that most of the dealers already selling Genesis models will be cut out of the loop.

Automotive News reports that the issue came to a head at a conference of Hyundai dealers in Dallas earlier this month, where several dealership owners got up and left en masse – ostensibly in order to discuss privately, later rejoining the meeting.

“Both the company and the dealers are in complete agreement that this is critical for the success of the Genesis brand and the dealer body,” a Hyundai spokesman told Automotive News, declining to comment on the incident. “At this particular meeting, during a conversation on the Genesis brand, the dealers asked to have further discussions on the topic, which already are taking place.”

The automaker is preparing to roll out the new G70 to slot in below the G80 and G90 sedans, along with a coupe and three new crossovers.

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Michigan Mega-Dealer Nominated As U.S. Ambassador To Morocco 24
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Donald Trump, Reports on 11 24th, 2017


David Fischer is one of the biggest car dealers in America. But soon he’s going to embark on a new mission as an ambassador.

Not a goodwill ambassador or a brand ambassador, but an actual emissary of the United States to one of its key allies in North Africa.

Autonews reports that Fischer is being nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next US ambassador in Morocco.

If confirmed, the new job would be a major change for the chairman of The Suburban Collection, which ranked last year as the 15th largest dealership group in the United States with over $2 billion in revenue.

The company operates 52 dealers, mostly in Michigan with some in California, ranging from domestic mass-market brands like Ford and Dodge all the way up to exotic imports like Aston Martin and even Bugatti.

Beyond his role with his family’s chain of dealerships, Fischer is an active philanthropist, a member of the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission, and honorary chairman of the Detroit Auto Show. He was also a major donor to the Trump campaign, giving a reported $250,000 to the president’s inauguration committee.

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McLaren Opens New Dealers From Bahrain To Denver 5
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, mclaren, Middle East on 11 5th, 2017


McLaren keeps rolling out new supercars, so it naturally needs the dealers to sell them. To that end, it has opened two new showrooms in vastly different locations on opposite sides of the globe.

The latest in McLaren’s retail network of 80 locations around the world were added opened this week in Denver and in Bahrain.

The Colorado location aims to serve the Rocky Mountain region, extending from Montana down to New Mexico, with a new 13,000-square-foot facility. It includes a showroom and service center, of course, but also an 85-inch touchscreen configurator, a conference center, cigar lounge, golf simulators, and putting green.

The automaker’s 22nd location in North America, McLaren Denver is being run by the Mike Ward Auto Group which also sells Maseratis, Alfa Romeos, Fiats, and Infinitis.

The new Bahrain showroom, meanwhile, was opened by McLaren’s chairman and largest shareholder Sheikh Mohammed Bin Essa Al Khalifa in his home country. The franchise run by Kanoo Motors SPC opened nearly a year ago, but has now moved into its new 32,000-square-foot location (pictured) opposite Toyota Plaza in the city of Tubli.

It’s one of six dealers in the Persian Gulf region, joined by locations in Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi.

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Genesis Is Working On Opening Dedicated Showrooms 3
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Genesis, Hyundai on 10 3rd, 2017


An upscale brand demands upscale showrooms. And that's just what Genesis has in store (so to speak).
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Behold Singapore’s Luxury Car Vending Machine 16
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dealers, Offbeat News, used cars on 05 16th, 2017


Car dealerships tend to rather dull as most differentiate themselves by adding things such as coffee shops, salons, or nicer waiting areas. Singapore's Autobahn Motors had another idea as they created what is being billed as the "world’s largest luxury car vending machine.”
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Behold Singapore’s Luxury Car Vending Machine 16
May
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Dealers, Offbeat News, used cars on 05 16th, 2017


Car dealerships tend to rather dull as most differentiate themselves by adding things such as coffee shops, salons, or nicer waiting areas. Singapore's Autobahn Motors had another idea as they created what is being billed as the "world’s largest luxury car vending machine.”
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Bugatti’s Opened Its Largest Dealership In (That’s Right) Dubai 10
May
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bugatti, Bugatti Chiron, Dealers, Middle East on 05 10th, 2017


Just a couple of weeks ago we brought you news of Lamborghini opening its largest showroom in the world. Now Bugatti has followed suit, and what would you know, it's not just in the same country – it's in the same city, on the same road.
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Lamborghini Just Opened Its Largest Showroom Yet – Guess Where 29
Apr
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Lamborghini, Middle East on 04 29th, 2017


Lamborghini doesn't need big showrooms. After all, it only produces two model lines, with the third soon to come. But that hasn't stopped it from opening its largest location yet… and you can probably guess where it's at.
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Alpine’s Swanky New Paris Showroom Has More To Display Than You’d Think 28
Mar
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Alpine, Dealers, France on 03 28th, 2017


A new brand deserves a new showroom. And the latest to inaugurate its first such space is Alpine.
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Would You Pay $100k For A Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R? 12
Feb
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Ford, Ford Mustang, Shelby on 02 12th, 2017


At about $50k, the 2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 is hardly cheap, but it packs one heck of a punch. The GT350R commands a bit of a premium over and above at over $62k. But $100,000?
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Whichever Hypercar Is Your Favorite, This Dealer Has You Covered 4
Jan
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Bugatti, Dealers, Ferrari, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, mclaren, mercedes, Pagani, porsche, used cars on 01 4th, 2017


If you won the lottery or an enormous inheritance from some relative you never knew, what would be the first thing you would buy? If you're like us (and if you're reading these pages we suspect you might be), picking up a million-dollar hypercar would likely rank high on your list. But ordering one new could take months or even years. So what are you to do (in the meantime at least)? Head to one of the world's premier supercar dealerships, like SEMCO Exclusive Cars.
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Cadillac Pushes Back ‘Project Pinnacle’ Until April 27
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac, Dealers, Reports on 11 27th, 2016


Cadillac has delayed its ‘Project Pinnacle’ for the second time, pushing back the new dealer incentive program to April 2017.
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Rolls-Royce Boutique Opens A New Type Of Showroom In Dubai 27
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Middle East, Rolls-Royce on 10 27th, 2016


While Rolls-Royce continues opening additional, traditional dealerships around the world, it's also been expanding its definition of a showroom with unique exhibition spaces.
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Salotto Ferrari Showcases The Prancing Horse In Dubai 26
Oct
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dealers, Ferrari on 10 26th, 2016


Dealerships may still be the primary method by which automakers interact with their customers and the public, but “brand experience” locations are becoming more and more commonplace for high-end marques especially. And Ferrari has just opened a new type of installation in Dubai.
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