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December 1, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: New-Car Transaction Prices Rise Nearly 2% in November

The estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in November was $34,948, a 1.7% increase from a year ago, according to Kelley Blue Book. An analyst with the firm attributed the increase to a shift in consumer preference from cars to more expensive trucks and SUVs.

Tags: Average Transaction Price, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, KBB, Kia, Nissan North America

November 15, 2016 - Industry News

KBB Announces 2017 Best Buy Awards

Kelley Blue Book announced the winners of its 2017 Best Buy Awards. The big winner was Honda. Not only did it take home four awards, its 2017 Honda Civic was named the Overall Best Buy of 2017.

Tags: Audi, Awards, Best Buy, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, KBB, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota

November 1, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise More Than 2% in October

The estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the U.S. in October was $34,663, a 2.3% increase over the same time last year. Fiat Chrysler registered the biggest gain in average transaction price, followed by Nissan and Ford.

Tags: Ford, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, Nissan, transaction prices

October 3, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Transaction Prices Rise Nearly 3% YOY in September

U.S. consumers paid, on average, $34,372 for a new light vehicle in September, up 2.5% from a year ago but down 0.2% from August, KBB reported this week.

Tags: 2016, Average Transaction Price, KBB, September

August 3, 2016 - Industry News

KBB Releases List of Top 10 Back-to-School Cars

For the third year in a row, the Honda Fit ranked No. 1 on Kelley Blue Book’s list of 10 Best Back-to-School Cars. Honda also claimed the third- and fourth-place spots with its Civic and HR-V models, respectively.

Tags: Affordable, Best Back-to-School Cars for Students, Honda, KBB

August 2, 2016 - Industry News

Average Transaction Prices Rise in July, KBB Reports

The average transaction price in July was $34,264, a 2.5% increase from the year-ago period, according to Kelley Blue Book. The firm noted that transaction prices were up for all manufactures, with the exception of Nissan.

Tags: Average Transaction Price, July Auto Sales, KBB

July 7, 2016 - Industry News

Online Retailing Will Lead to Higher F&I Profits, KBB Analyst Says

As digital retailing becomes more and more prolific, Kelley Blue Book Analyst Alec Gutierrez suspects that profits will continue shifting away from the sale of the car and into the F&I office.

Tags: digital retailing, F&I products, KBB

July 5, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Average Transaction Price Rises in June

Fueled by domestic brands and the sale of trucks and SUVs, the average price for a new vehicle in June increased 2% from a year to $33,652, according to Kelley Blue Book.

Tags: Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, KBB, transaction prices

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

KBB Predicts Record Sales in June

Kelley Blue Book expects June new-vehicle sales to increase 5% from a year ago to 1.55 million units. This predicted increase should result in an estimated 17.1 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR).

Tags: Compact Segment, CUV, June Sales, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, Mid-Size Segment

May 17, 2016 - Industry News

Consumers Prefer Brands With 'Social Good Campaigns,' KBB Says

Consumers not only prefer to buy from brands with social good campaigns, they expect auto manufactures to carry them out. According to a KBB survey, 64% of respondents expect automakers to carry out social good campaigns. An even larger percentage, 70%, would like to see more automakers promote social good campaigns.

Tags: Campaign, dealers, Ford, Honda, KBB, Millennials, Subaru

April 27, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Low Fuel Prices Have Used-Vehicle Buyers Flocking to High-Performance Segments

Used-vehicle buyers are turning to sports cars in greater numbers thanks to low fuel prices, which are allowing them to forego fuel efficiency in favor of performance, KBB said this week.

Tags: Auction, Blue Book Market Report, First Quarter, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, Used Vehicle

March 10, 2016 - Industry News

KBB: Ride Sharing Not an Imminent Threat to Dealerships

A new study from Kelley Blue Book concludes that the growing popularity of ride- and car-sharing services does not pose an imminent threat to dealerships.

Tags: Dealerships, KBB, Ride-Sharing, Study, Survey

February 4, 2016 - Industry News

KBB Releases List of Best Family Cars of 2016

Honda led the pack with five models making the list, while Chevrolet had three.

Tags: Family, KBB, New Vehicles

November 4, 2014 - Industry News

SUV Sales Push Transaction Prices Higher

On the strength of SUV sales, average transaction prices for light vehicles rose slightly in October. Leading the way was Ford and its F-Series line of trucks.

Tags: Ford, Gas Prices, KBB, transaction prices

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, DealerRater.com, KBB, KBB.com, Online Marketing, online ratings

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, KBB.com, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, sales

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: Full-Size Cars in Trouble

Compact crossovers fueled industry sales in April, while full-size cars continued to lose market share as consumers turned to mid-size sedans.

Tags: KBB, Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales

March 26, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: March Sales Could Reach Highest Total Since August 2007

Volkswagen and Honda are expected to lead in automaker gains, while trucks continue to lead segment sales, Kelley Blue Book reports.

Tags: automaker, KBB, sales, vehicle information, Vehicle Sales

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

Toyota, Mercedes to Grab the Spotlight With Super Bowl Ads, KBB Predicts

The vehicle information site believes Honda’s RAV4 Super Bowl ad will steal the spotlight for the second straight year. Mercedes-Benz should also be a big winner, KBB analysts predict.

Tags: Hyundai, Kaley Cuoco, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, Mercedes-Benz, RAV4, Super Bowl, Toyota

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, KBB.com, 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: AutoTrader.com, Hurricane Sandy, KBB, KBB.com, Kelley Blue Book, national auto industry, sales, Superstorm Sandy

October 25, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Sees New-Car Sales Cooling in October

KBB predicts October new-car sales will settle in at a 14.7 million SAAR after clocking in at 14.9 million units in September.

Tags: KBB, Kelley Blue Book, New-Car Sales, October, SAAR

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, KBB.com, Kelley Blue Book, Ram 1500, tailgating

July 26, 2012 - Industry News

Credit Availability Keeping July Sales on Pace, Report Says

Stretching loan terms and improved credit availability are keeping sales motoring along despite recent slowdown.

Tags: credit availability, J.D. Power and Associates, July Auto Sales, KBB, Kelley Blue Book, LMC Automotive, Power Information Network, SAAR

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