Dealers featured this week are Matt Dagenais, dealer principal of Riverside Toyota in Marquette, Mich.; Dale Critz Jr., president of Critz BMW in Savannah, Ga.; and Chris Erickson, general manager, and Jeff Crippen, dealer principal of Crippen Volvo in Lansing, Mich.
Lithia Motors continues to expand its new-vehicle store footprint, while Sonic Automotive sold five dealerships and exited Ohio.
There's an easygoing vibe inside EchoPark. It's "kind of a cross between a Starbucks and an Apple store," says Sonic President Jeff Dyke.
The CEO taps the brakes on high expectations for high technology, joining a small but growing chorus of executives who aren't sold on the rapid rollout of electric cars and autonomous driving vehicles.