Goals of the GM Minority Dealers Advisory Council

As president of the Fremont Automotive Retailing Group, Inc., since 2008, Inder Dosanjh is a dealer of Chevrolets, Buicks, and Cadillacs. Inder Dosanjh belongs to a number of industry organizations, including the GM Minority Dealers Advisory Council.

Established in 1983 in response to challenges faced by African American dealers, the General Motors Minority Dealers Association (GMMDA) was reorganized as the GM Minority Dealers Advisory Council in 1988 as an all-inclusive organization. The council’s primary goal is to advocate for and protect the interests and economic triumphs of GM minority dealers throughout the United States and abroad. The council also acts as a communications link between General Motors Corporation and the minority community. In the past, the GM Minority Dealers Advisory Council offered financial help to underserved minority students in high school and college through the GMMDA Scholarship Program. Over the course of 25 years, the scholarship program provided more than $1 million in financial assistance.

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A Resurgence of Quality U.S. Auto Manufacturing

Involved in the auto industry since the 1970s, Inder Dosanjh owns and operates a number of San Francisco Bay Area car dealerships. As president of the California Automotive Retailing Group, Inc., he leads Concord Chevrolet, Dublin Chevrolet, and Dublin Kia. Inder Dosanjh ‘s business benefits from a dynamic market environment in which sales of new cars are steadily increasing.

A recent Bloomberg report shows that vehicle deliveries have increased 6.5 percent and U.S. automakers are poised to sell more than 16 million vehicles in 2014. The rebirth of U.S. automotive brands reflects extensive internal restructuring since General Motors Co., declared bankruptcy five years ago. With unneeded factories shut down and production more efficient, American manufacturers are now competitive with Japanese companies such as Toyota and Honda. In the safety category, two Cadillac models are currently rated among the most effective in avoiding crashes. In addition, the Chevrolet Impala has earned rare distinction as the top U.S. sedan (as selected by Consumer Reports).

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The Benefits of Leasing a Car

A successful car dealership owner, Inder Dosanjh serves as president of Fremont Automotive Retailing Group, Inc., in California. With more than three decades of experience in the automotive industry, Inder Dosanjh possesses a thorough understanding of car financing options, including loans and leases.

Although it is not for everyone, leasing an automobile can offer several advantages that many consumers may find very attractive. Perhaps the biggest advantage to leasing is that it can be much more inexpensive than buying.

In general, lease payments are 30 to 60 percent less than a loan payment would be for the same make and model of car. Also, most auto leases require little or no up-front cash, which frees up money for other expenses.

In addition, because lease terms typically do not extend past the length of a manufacturer’s warranty period, maintenance and repair costs are usually quite low. Short lease terms also enable consumers to drive a new car every two to four years, which is generally not a possibility for most buyers.

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