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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 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

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

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

April 25, 2013 - Industry News

KBB: SAAR Remains Above 15M Units in April

With less than a week left in April, the new-vehicle SAAR remains above 15 million units. If the pace holds, April would mark the sixth consecutive month that the SAAR stays above 15 million units.

Tags: 2013, April, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Kelley Blue Book Names 10 Best Green Cars of 2013

The Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S, and Ford Focus were at the top of Kelley Blue Book’s list of top green cars for 2013.

Tags: Chevrolet Volt, Driving Green, Ford, Ford Focus, Kelley Blue Book, Nissan, Tesla, Toyota, Toyota Prius

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,, 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

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 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 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

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

June 28, 2012 - Industry News

New-Car Prices Down $500 Year Over Year, KBB Reports

The vehicle information site says Japanese makes are experiencing the most significant year-over-year declines, with a Toyota approximately $700 to $800 more affordable.

Tags: Japanese vehicles, Kelley Blue Book

June 26, 2012 - Industry News

KBB Puts June Sales Pace at 13.9 Million Units

The vehicle information site expects significant sales gains for Honda and Toyota, which are benefiting from increased inventory levels compared to 2011.

Tags: Ford, General Motors, Honda, Kelley Blue Book, SAAR, Toyota