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October 28, 2014 - Industry News

Industry Could Realize Best October Since 2004, Say Analysts

The October retail sales forecasts from J.D. Power and Kelly Blue Book are in, and they are predicting a solid sales performance in what is traditionally the second weakest month of the year for car sales.

Tags: J.D. Power and Associates,, October sales, SAAR

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

KBB: Car Shoppers Confident in ‘New’ GM

Fifty percent of new-car shoppers think GM is a different company today compared to five years ago, while only 24% of new-car shoppers believe the ‘old’ GM still exists.

Tags: General Motors, General Motors Recall,, Kelley Blue Book

July 29, 2014 - Industry News

Kia, Volkswagen Influence Shoppers During World Cup

Kia and Volkswagen each increased the number of searches for their brands on by 18% during the World Cup.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, television advertising

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

Cox Acquires 25% Stake in AutoTrader Group

Cox Enterprises acquires 25% stake in AutoTrader Group from Providence Equity Partners.

Tags:, Cox Enterprises, Equity,

January 7, 2014 - Industry News

KBB Breaks Down Auto Brand Popularity By Region

According to The’s Market Intelligence research, a region’s most popular brands are often headquartered or have assembly plants in that area. The data suggests that shoppers have strong brand loyalty and research the manufacturers with local ties to their region.

Tags: brand loyalty,, Kelley Blue Book, popular vehicles

November 21, 2013 - Industry News

KBB Integrates DealerRater Reviews and Ratings

Kelley Blue Book’s new website will now display dealer reviews and ratings from DealerRater, the two companies announced last week.

Tags: car prices,, KBB,, Online Marketing, online ratings

November 7, 2013 - Industry News

KBB Forges Alliance With Bitauto, Chinese Dealer Group

Through its new strategic partnership with Internet marketing firm and the dealer association, Kelley Blue Book will make its vehicle values and insights available to the China market.

Tags: China, Internet Shopper,, Kelley Blue Book, marketing, web marketing

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Former KBB CEO Joins LotLinx Board of Directors

Paul Johnson, who resigned from his chief executive role at Kelley Blue Book in February 2012, has joined the board of directors for the recently launched LotLinx. The board includes former AOL, Google Automotive, Dealix and Autobytel executives.

Tags: AOL Autos, Dealer Websites, Google,, ROI

October 24, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: October New-Car Sales Expected to Jump 11.7 Percent

With one additional selling day, October sales are on track to reach 1.22 million units, KBB reported last week. And barring any economic setbacks, the vehicle information site expects sales to reach 15.6 million units this year.

Tags: 2013,, Kelley Blue Book, October, Retail Sales, SAAR, sales, vehicle

October 17, 2013 - Industry News

Industry Proves Resilient During Government Shutdown

The government just experienced a more than two-week hiatus, but the auto industry could be on track to actually top September sales this month.

Tags: Arthur Henry,, government shutdown, Jack Nerad,, Kelley Blue Book, Lacey Plache

October 15, 2013 - Industry News

KBB Launches Price Advisor Tool

The redesign includes a pricing range for each vehicle make and model, as well as dealership microsites. Officials say customers are more likely to pay at or above fair purchase price for a vehicle once they view the Kelley Blue Book fair price range.

Tags: Brittany-Marie Swanson, Customer Reviews,,, Kelley Blue Book, Pricing, Website

September 26, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: September Auto Sales Expected to Dip Nearly 2 Percent

The seasonally adjusted annual rate is at 15.7 million units, while September is expected to decline 1.8 percent to a total of 1.17 million units, KBB reports.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, New Vehicles, new-vehicle sales

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: Male New-Car Shoppers Prefer Luxury Makes, Females Favor Imports

Kelley Blue Book reports men are more likely to consider Lincoln, while women prefer Volvo.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, Lincoln, Volvo

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: Crossovers, Pickups Lift August Sales Nearly 14 Percent

New-vehicle sales are expected to improve 13.6 percent in August 2013 to a total of 1.46 million units, Kelley Blue Book reports.

Tags: Ford, Honda,, Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales, Subaru, trucks

July 2, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: New-Car Transaction Prices Up 1 Percent Over Last Year

The estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States was $31,663 in June 2013, up $370 from May and up $269 from a year ago.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, transaction prices

June 27, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: New-Car Sales Expected to Achieve Greatest YTD Gain in June

If Kelley Blue Book’s prediction holds true, the automotive retail industry will realize its greatest year-to-date gain and its highest SAAR reading since Nov. 2012.

Tags: June, KBB,, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, sales

June 20, 2013 - Industry News IDs 10 Coolest New Cars for Under $18K

The vehicle information site’s list has the Hyundai Veloster at No. 1. Rounding out the Top 3 vehicles listed were the Ford Focus and Kia Soul.

Tags: 2013, Coolest Cars, Hyundai Veloster,, Kelley Blue Cook

January 17, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: Used Supply Shortage Coming to an End?

The vehicle information site said a 1 percent uptick in auction sales volume last year could signal the end of the used-vehicle shortage.

Tags: auction sales, Blue Book Market Report, KBB,, Kelley Blue Book, supply, supply shortage

November 15, 2012 - Industry News

Market Watchers Predict Sandy's Impact

Based on analysis and data from two automotive research and shopping websites, the impact of Superstorm Sandy on the automotive market may be less than previously believed.

Tags:, Hurricane Sandy, KBB,, Kelley Blue Book, national auto industry, sales, Superstorm Sandy

September 27, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Predicts Industry Will Roll 1.14 Million Units in September

Kelley Blue Book predicts overall annual sales gains of between 7 and 10 percent for the rest of the year.

Tags: Honda,, Kelley Blue Book, Production, September, Toyota

September 11, 2012 - Industry News

Ram 1500 Ranked No. 1 for Tailgaters

KBB announces its Top 10 Best Tailgating Vehicles of 2012. Taking top honors was the 2012 Ram 1500 pickup truck.

Tags: KBB,, Kelley Blue Book, Ram 1500, tailgating

August 9, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Identifies 10 Best Back-to-School Cars for Students

The vehicle information site ranks the Kia Soul as the best car for students returning to school in 2012. All vehicles making the Top 10 list retail for less than $16,000.

Tags: Best Back-to-School Cars for Students, Chevrolet Sonic, Hyundai Accent,, Kelley Blue Book, Kia Soul, Mazda3, Nissan Versa

August 2, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Selects as Its Online Lender

KBB selected as its preferred online lending source to provide customers with vehicle financing.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book,, Santander Consumer USA

July 31, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Launches Consumer Advertising Campaign

Kelley Blue Book reveals its first official redesign of iconic logo as part of inaugural consumer marketing campaign.

Tags: advertsing campaign,, Kelly Blue Book

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Pent-Up Demand, Affordable Pricing Driving Car Sales, KBB Reports

New-car sales are holding steady this month at 14 million SAAR, according to Kelley Blue Book analysts.

Tags:, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, Vehicle Sales

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