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September 3, 2014 - Industry News

New-Car Transaction Prices Jump 3% in August, KBB Reports

In August, the estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in the United States was $32,495, according to the vehicle valuation source. New-car prices have also increased 2.7% from the same period last year.

Tags: Chevrolet, Chrysler, General Motors, Kelley Blue Book, Light-Vehicle Sales, transaction prices

August 5, 2014 - Industry News

KBB’s Jared Rowe Named AutoTrader President

Rowe, who previously served as president of Kelley Blue Book for two and a half years, will succeed Alan Smith, who is leaving AutoTrader to pursue personal interests.

Tags:, hiring, Kelley Blue Book

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

March 27, 2014 - Industry News

March New-Car Sales Expected to Increase 2%

New-vehicle sales are expected to rise nearly 2% year over year to 1.48 million units, Kelley Blue Book reports. The firm also expects the industry SAAR to be at its highest level for March since 2007.

Tags: Kelley Blue Book, March, New-Car Sales, SAAR

February 4, 2014 - Industry News

KBB: Maserati Ghibli’s Super Bowl Commercial Garners Highest Consumer Interest

Jaguar F-Type, Hyundai Genesis and Audi A3 also saw a strong surge in search activity on

Tags: advertsing campaign, Jaguar, Kelley Blue Book, Maserati, Super Bowl, television advertising

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