A new study by the National Auto Dealers Association released ahead of its convention in Vegas, shows which brands have the best relationship with their retailers.
Hyundai, yet again, tops the list in the Dealer Attitude Survey, the third year in a row for the fast-growing Korean carmaker. It’s followed by Subaru, which set its own sales record in 2011, Lexus, Kia and Mercedes-Benz, in that order. While the industry trade group didn’t offer any specific comments on the results, NADA officials have often suggested that happy dealers are effective dealers. They’re more likely to deliver good sales results – and they’re also more likely to invest in their stores.