You Auto Know: February 24, 2017

This week AIADA reminds dealers that YOU can make a difference in the fight to Stop the Border Adjustment Tax. If you cannot attend the AIADA Fly-In you can still participate. Send a letter today!

Mercedes Mulls U.S. Potential for Its New Pickup

According to Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz Vans division is looking closely at a growing demand in the U.S. for midsize pickups to see whether there is potential to launch its X class in the market, divisional head Volker Mornhinweg said.

Porsche, Lexus, Toyota Top J.D. Power Dependability Study

Lexus and Porsche are the auto brands that showed the fewest problems after three years of ownership, though technology troubles continue to drag down dependability ratings overall, finds J.D. Power’s 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study.

Honda's John Mendel to Retire April 1; Conrad Gets Top Role

John Mendel, an auto industry veteran who steered Honda and Acura through the Takata airbag crisis and championed the brands’ strict discipline against fleet sales and heavy incentives, is retiring as executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co.’s auto divisions, effective April 1.