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September 20, 2017 - Industry News

Jumpstart: Interest in Luxury Sport, Coupe Segments Growing

Shoppers on Jumpstart Automotive Media’s portfolio of automotive publishers are gravitating toward the luxury sport, coupe, luxury sport sedan, and large SUV categories. But the two segments grabbing the most attention are alternative fuel vehicles and subcompact SUVs and CUVs.

Tags: BMW, Jaguar, Jumpstart Automotive, online shoppers, Toyota

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Autodata: December Sales Push 2016 New-Vehicle Sales Above 17.5 Million

The 3.1% year-over-year increase in new-vehicle sales in December was more than enough to push the industry’s annual sales tally above the 17.5 million-unit mark for 2016, according to Autodata Corp.

Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, December, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen

January 5, 2017 - Industry News

BMW Using Google’s Augmented Reality Technology to Sell Cars

The German automaker announced it’s piloting a new program that will allow customers to explore their ideal BMW i3 and i8 using Google’s Tango augmented reality technology

Tags: Accenture, Augmented Reality, BMW, Google

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Autotrader Announces Top 8 CPO Programs for December

Autotrader today released its list of the Top 8 certified pre-owned programs for the holiday season. According to the company, these certified pre-owned vehicles offer consumers the reliability and safety of a new vehicle, but at a more affordable price.

Tags: Acura, Autotrader, BMW, Buick, CPO, GMC, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

New-Vehicle Sales Rise 3.7% in November, Autodata Reports

The industry sold 1.38 million new units in November, a 3.7% increase from a year ago, according to Autodata Corp. November's seasonally adjusted annual rate was 17.87 million, which was slightly lower than last November’s SAAR of 18.25 million.

Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Novemer, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Financial Opens Off-Lease Inventory to All Dealers

In preparation of the influx of off-lease vehicles returning to the market, BMW Financial Services has made its BMWGroupDirect.com service accessible to independent and non-BMW franchise dealers, according to the company.

Tags: BMW, BMW Financial Services, BMWGroupDirect, Off-Lease Vehicles

April 21, 2016 - Industry News

BMW Distribution Center Opens in Texas

The BMW Group's newest vehicle distribution center at the Port of Galveston, Texas, officially opened Wednesday. The distribution center, according to the company, will better serve the 45 BMW and MINI dealers in the nation’s southern region: Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas.

Tags: BMW, New Jersey, Vehicle Distribution

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

2015 New-Vehicle Sales Reaches 17.5 Million Units

New-vehicle sales for 2015 totaled 17.5 million units, with the industry closing out the year with December sales of 1.6 million units, according to Autodata Corp.

Tags: BMW, Chrysler, December, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

March 24, 2015 - Industry News

BMW Settles FTC Charges

BMW of North America has agreed to settle FTC charges that its MINI Division violated the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act by telling consumers that BMW would void their warranty unless they used MINI parts and MINI dealers to perform maintenance and repair work.

Tags: BMW, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, MINI, Settlement, warranty

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz, BMW See Boost from Super Bowl Ads, Edmunds Reports

Mercedes-Benz and BMW saw significant traffic spikes on Edmunds.com after ads from the two companies ran during the Super Bowl, according to real-time analysis from Edmunds.com.

Tags: BMW, commercials, Edmunds.com, Mercedes-Benz, Super Bowl

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

November Sales Pace at 17.20 Million-Unit Annual Rate

November total light vehicle sales increased 4.6% from a year ago to more than 1.3 million units. The industry SAAR was also up significantly from a year ago and the month prior, rising to 17.20 million units.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

November 18, 2014 - Industry News

Auto/Mates Completes DMS Integration with BMW

BMW dealers using Auto/Mate's DMS can now enjoy seamless bi-directional information exchange with BMW of North America's DMS Data Transfer system.

Tags: Auto/Mate, BMW, DMS integration

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, July Auto Sales, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, June Sales, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

June 24, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: BMW, First Quarter, Honda, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Report, Toyota, Vehicle Sales

June 5, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: April, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen

February 6, 2014 - Industry News

Carmakers Blame Sales Declines on Bad Weather

Vehicle OEMs are hopeful for a sales rebound after winter storms pushed down sales in late January. According to Autodata, both the industry SAAR and total sales were down from a year ago.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, January sales, Mazda, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Automakers Post Big Gains in 2013 Sales

December sales were in line with last year’s total, while annual sales increased nearly 8% to 15.6 million units.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, SAAR, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen

November 12, 2013 - Industry News

Group 1 Acquires Three Texas Dealerships

Group1 Automotive acquired BMW, MINI and Cadillac dealerships in Arlington, Texas, from Moritz Dealerships.

Tags: BMW, Cadillac, Group 1 Automotive

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

Dataium ASI: Retiring Models Attracting Attention

Dataium reports this week that automotive shopper intensity declined across all segments for the second consecutive month in September. But the research firm believes shoppers are adjusting their browsing behaviors in preparation for the holidays.

Tags: BMW, Car Shopping, Dataium, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Volkswagen, Volvo

October 3, 2013 - Industry News

September’s SAAR Second Lowest of 2013

Manufacturers attribute the drop in the SAAR to fewer selling days in September and Labor Day sales being included in August sales totals. One manufacturer attributes the drop to troubles in Washington, D.C.

Tags: BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

May Sales Up 8.2 Percent, SAAR at 15.31 Million Units

Year-to-date sales in May were up 7.3 percent, according to AutoData Corp., while the SAAR was up 1.36 million units from a year ago. Several manufacturers also reported record-breaking Mays.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, new-vehicle sales, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

May 2, 2013 - Industry News

April SAAR at 14.92 Million Units

The SAAR is up slightly vs. April of last year, and most manufacturers experienced an increase in sales during the month.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

March Sales Pace at 15.27 Million-Unit Annual Rate

The majority of manufacturers reported an increase in sales over last March, with the exception of Mazda and Hyundai. March’s SAAR stood at 15.27 million units, up from 14.14 million units one year ago.

Tags: 2013, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

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