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October 9, 2014

Court Upholds $15.6M Verdict Against Toyota Dealerships

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court upheld a ruling that awarded $15.6 million to the driver and passengers in a Toyota van that malfunctioned after two dealerships allegedly failed to follow the recommended maintenance procedures when servicing the vehicle.

August 12, 2014

July New-Vehicle Sales Increase 5% in July, Autodata Reports

July sales totaled 1.435 million units, according to the firm. It put the July SAAR at 16.48 million units, up from 15.76 million in July 2013 but down from 16.9 million in June.

July 14, 2014

Click to Enter

Not all dealers had today’s Internet customer in mind when they joined the digital revolution. For Sun Toyota, the Great Recession was all the motivation it needed.

July 10, 2014

June Sales Top A Year Ago Despite Fewer Selling Days

Total light vehicle sales in June rose 1.2% from a year ago to 1.42 million units, even with two fewer selling days on the calendar. The month’s 16.98 million SAAR also bested May’s and last June's rate.

June 25, 2014

IHS Automotive: Loyalty Drives Gains in Automotive Market Share

In the first quarter, loyalty and conquesting efforts by manufacturers paid off in improved retail market share.

June 24, 2014

Dealership Buy/Sell Activity Jumps 60% in Q1

The Kerrigan Quarterly Blue Sky Report also finds that blue sky pricing remains high for most franchises, with the market having established a pricing floor.

June 5, 2014

Total Light Vehicle Sales Increase 11.4% in May, Autodata Reports

The industry SAAR jumped to 16.77 million units, up from last May’s 15.48 million-unit rate and last month’s 16.04 million-unit SAAR.

May 14, 2014

Calif. New-Vehicle Registrations Up 5.4% in Q1

New-vehicle sales in California improved for the 14th consecutive quarter in the opening quarter of 2014, with new-vehicle registration increasing 5.4% from a year ago, according to the state association.

May 8, 2014

April Sales Up 4.1%, Autodata Reports

The weather cleared in time to drive up April sales by 4.1% from a year ago. April’s SAAR was 16.04 million, up from March’s SAAR but down from a year ago.

May 6, 2014

Taking Note

Two years ago, Toyota began overhauling its digital engagement strategy. Its latest development is Notebook, an online tool the OEM hopes will deliver higher quality leads to its dealers.