Michigan dealer Wes Lutz says consumers will continue to buy vehicles, making dealers' futures strong despite challenges such as stair-step incentive programs.
Texas dealer Charlie Gilchrist, the incoming chairman of the National Automobile Dealers Association, also is concerned about consumer affordability and maintaining profit margins as new-vehicle sales slide.
Honda hopes the Passport's size and off-road capabilities will keep more utility vehicle shoppers from defecting to other brands.
Mitsubishi dealers in the U.S. are waiting to learn more details on a dealership improvement program, including how much support the brand will give dealer owners.
Dealer Scott Stark says he hopes Hyundai doesn't lose the pricing advantage that made it an attractive competitor to Honda, Nissan and Toyota.