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May 23, 2018 - Industry News

Autotrader Names 10 Best Non-Luxury and Luxury CPO Programs

Topping Autotrader’s 2018 lists of non-luxury and luxury CPO programs were Hyundai and Lexus, respectively. Both offer unrivaled warranty coverages, along with several perks that make them an ideal choice for shoppers looking for a lightly used model.

Tags: Autotrader, Certified Pre-Owned, Hyundai, Lexus

March 28, 2018 - Industry News

Lexus to Offer ‘Subscription-Type Plan’ With New Compact SUV

Photo of 2019 Lexus UX 200 courtesy of Toyota.

The all-new UX crossover SUV will be Lexus' first vehicle to be offered through a subscription plan when it arrives in dealership showrooms this December.

Tags: auto finance, Cadillac, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Subscription Service, UX 200, Volvo

February 8, 2018 - Industry News

Jumpstart: Kia, Lexus, Jeep See Highest Traffic Lifts During Super Bowl LII

Out of the three, Kia's Stinger spot featuring Steven Tyler generated the greatest lift in interest across Jumpstart Automotive's portfolio of publishers.

Tags: Jeep, Jumpstart Automotive, Kia Motors America, Kia Stinger, Lexus, Super Bowl

February 22, 2017 - Industry News

J.D. Power: Quality Not Exclusive to Highlines

The 2014 Toyota Prius topped J.D. Power’s latest dependability rankings in the compact car segment, one of 10 category wins for the mass-market OEM. Photo courtesy Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc.

J.D. Power’s annual dependability rankings include a strong showing from a number of mass-market manufacturers, including Toyota, General Motors and Hyundai.

Tags: Buick, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, J.D. Power, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Dependability

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

April 19, 2016 - Industry News

Quakes Shut Down Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

Tags: Hino, Lexus, Production, Toyota

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

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

Haystak Selected as Preferred Provider in Lexus Dealer Website Program

As a preferred provider in the Lexus Dealer Website Program, Haystak now offers Lexus’ 233 U.S. dealers a selection of Lexus-compliant website designs and digital marketing services through its HAYSTAK KORE360 platform.

Tags: Dealer Websites, Haystak Digital Marketing, Lexus, Online Marketing

October 8, 2013 - Industry News

Lexus, Buick Dealers Top DealerRater’s Consumer Rating Index

DealerRater’s new Consumer Rating Index (CRI) Report recognizes auto manufacturers for top-rated customer service based on consumer reviews of dealerships. So far, Lexus and Buick dealerships score highest in customer service within their respective segments.

Tags: Buick, Dealerrater, Lexus

June 13, 2013 - Industry News

Lexus Partners With MyDealerLot

Lexus will provide dealers with MyDealerLot automated guest recognition technology to bridge sales and service operations and drive a better customer experience.

Tags: Customer Service, Dealership, Don Fordiani, George Cresto, Lexus, MyDealer Lot, sales

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

Toyota, Lexus Captives Recognize 10 Auction Sites

The captive finance companies for Toyota and Lexus recognized 10 auction sites with its 2012 Premier Auction Award. The awards were handed out this month to recognize high-performers in administration, operations, sales, and retention.

Tags: ADESA, Auction, captive, financial, Lexus, Manheim, Norwalk Auto Auction, remarketing, Toyota, Website

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Honda, Acura Rank Highest in ALG’s Residual Value Awards

Honda and Acura took the top spots in the Mainstream and Premium brands categories in ALG’s 14th annual Residual Value Awards. Toyota and Hyundai were also big winners.

Tags: Acura, ALG, Honda, Larry Dominique, Lexus, Residual Value Awards 2012, Toyota

October 23, 2012 - Industry News

Lexus, Hyundai Claim Fastest Growing Facebook Communities

WaveMetrix found in its third-quarter data that Lexus and Hyundai own the fastest growing Facebook communities.

Tags: Facebook, Hynudai, Lexus, social media, WaveMetric

July 10, 2012 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Dealers Tops in Customer Treatment, Pied Piper Reports

Pied Piper’s Prospect Satisfaction Index shows industry-wide improvement, with Mercedes-Benz dealers capturing the highest PSI score.

Tags: Acura, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Pied Piper, Pied Piper Management Company, PSI

March 1, 2012 - Industry News

Luxury Sales to Remain Solid, Forbes Insights Predicts

A study by Forbes Insights revealed that the company anticipates luxury auto sales to stay strong into the foreseeable future.

Tags: Acura, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Luxury Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo

January 10, 2012 - Industry News

Toyota, Lexus Offer Special Military Financing Program

Toyota, Lexus and their respective finance divisions announced they are offering special APRs and rebates to qualified military personnel and inactive reserves looking to purchase a new car.

Tags: interest rates, Lexus, Lexus Financial Services, military, Toyota, Toyota Financial Services

November 8, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota, Lexus Perceived Quality Scores Improve, ALG Reports

ALG’s Fall 2011 Perceived Quality Study revealed that Toyota’s perceived quality score rose more than 2 percent over the last six months while Lexus once again came out on top among luxury brands.

Tags: ALG, Lexus, Toyota, vehicle quality

August 30, 2011 - Industry News

Lexus Adds HD Radio to 2013 GS 350

Lexus announced that its 2013 GS 350 will be its first vehicle model to offer HD Radio Technology. The new feature will also offer iTunes’ tagging feature.

Tags: Aftermarket Products, Lexus, technology

August 15, 2011 - Industry News Names Top Manufacturers With Best Total Cost of Ownership lists Audi, Lexus and Cadillac as the top luxury brands, while Kia, Hyundai and Honda dominated among all non-luxury brands for lowest average total ownership costs.

Tags: Audi, Cadillac, Honda, Hyundai,, Kelley Blue Book, Kia, Lexus

August 4, 2011 - Industry News

July Sales Better, Not Great

The March 11 earthquake in Japan continued to impact Japanese automakers, with Toyota and Honda reporting notable decreases in July sales. Detroit automakers fared better, with Chrysler experiencing its best July in four years.

Tags: Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, monthly sales, new-vehicle sales, Nissan, Retail Sales, sales, Toyota, Volkswagen

July 12, 2011 - Industry News

Hyundai, Lexus, Subaru Top Rankings in Dealer Satisfaction Survey

Automakers scored high in the National Automobile Dealers Association’s annual Dealer Attitude Survey, with Hyundai, Lexus and Subaru leading the way.

Tags: dealer, Franchised Dealerships, Hyundai, Lexus, NADA, Subaru

July 7, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota, Ford Top Hybrid Vehicle Scorecard List

The Union of Concerned Scientist’s Hybrid Scorecard rankings named Toyota- and Ford-built hybrids as the top models on its annual list.

Tags: Ford, Fuel Economy, Honda, Hybrid Vehicle, Lexus, Lincoln, Toyota

June 24, 2011 - Industry News

J.D. Power Study: Initial Quality of Recent Vehicle Launches Declines

J.D. Power and Associates’ study found that the initial quality of recent vehicle launches fell by 10 percent to an average of 122 problems per 100 vehicles in 2011.

Tags: Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, J.D. Power and Associates, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, vehicle quality

April 11, 2011 - Industry News

Honda and Lexus Earn’s Best Retained Value Awards

Honda and Lexus took home the top prizes in’s inaugural Best Retained Value Awards, which recognize the brands and new-car models that have the highest projected residual value after five years.

Tags: Acura, Audi, Chevrolet,, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Lexus, Mazda, MINI, residual values, Scion, Toyota

March 24, 2011 - Industry News

Toyota, Lexus Continue to Rebound in Perceived Quality

ALG’s Spring 2011 Perceived Quality Study (PQS) showed Toyota’s Perceived Quality Score rose 4 percent over the last six months and Lexus again captured the luxury category’s highest Perceived Quality rating during the reporting period.

Tags: ALG, Lexus, Toyota

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