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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

January 12, 2017 - Industry News

Autodata: December Sales Push 2016 New-Vehicle Sales Above 17.5 Million

The 3.1% year-over-year increase in new-vehicle sales in December was more than enough to push the industry’s annual sales tally above the 17.5 million-unit mark for 2016, according to Autodata Corp.

Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, December, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen

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

December 6, 2016 - Industry News

New-Vehicle Sales Rise 3.7% in November, Autodata Reports

The industry sold 1.38 million new units in November, a 3.7% increase from a year ago, according to Autodata Corp. November's seasonally adjusted annual rate was 17.87 million, which was slightly lower than last November’s SAAR of 18.25 million.

Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Novemer, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen

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 2, 2016 - Industry News

Fletcher Jones Targets Millennials With New Car-Buying App

The mobile app allows customers of the group's Mercedes-Benz stores to select their vehicle, the dealership from which to buy, apply for financing or a lease, and then take their approval to the dealership to pick up their vehicle.

Tags: AutoGravity, Fletcher Jones, Mercedes-Benz, Mobile Applications, technology

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Financial Services USA Appoints New VP

Geoff Robinson

Geoff Robinson will take on the role of vice president of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, effective May 1. He will be responsible for financing and leasing-related sales, marketing and dealer relations activities of Mercedes-Benz and smart products in the United States.

Tags: Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Promotion, Vice President

March 9, 2016 - Industry News

Budding Dealer Group Snags Two Ohio-Based MB Stores

A purchasing group led by David L. Peterson, owner of Tafel Motors, has acquired Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati and Mercedes-Benz of West Chester. Although the terms of purchase have not been announced, the new management team began full operation of both locations on Monday.

Tags: Dealership, Mercedes-Benz, New Management

January 12, 2016 - Industry News

2015 New-Vehicle Sales Reaches 17.5 Million Units

New-vehicle sales for 2015 totaled 17.5 million units, with the industry closing out the year with December sales of 1.6 million units, according to Autodata Corp.

Tags: BMW, Chrysler, December, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

January 5, 2016 - Industry News

Subaru, Ford Rank Highest in Loyalty Rates, Experian Reports

Between October 2014 and September 2015, consumers returned to Subaru and Ford more than any other OEM brand, according Experian Automotive.

Tags: brand loyalty, Experian Automotive, Ford, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru

February 3, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz, BMW See Boost from Super Bowl Ads, Edmunds Reports

Mercedes-Benz and BMW saw significant traffic spikes on Edmunds.com after ads from the two companies ran during the Super Bowl, according to real-time analysis from Edmunds.com.

Tags: BMW, commercials, Edmunds.com, Mercedes-Benz, Super Bowl

January 7, 2015 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz USA to Relocate HQ to Atlanta

Mercedes-Benz USA will begin relocating its corporate headquarters to Atlanta from its current facility in Montvale, N.J., in July.

Tags: headquarters, Mercedes-Benz, New Jersey

December 9, 2014 - Industry News

November Sales Pace at 17.20 Million-Unit Annual Rate

November total light vehicle sales increased 4.6% from a year ago to more than 1.3 million units. The industry SAAR was also up significantly from a year ago and the month prior, rising to 17.20 million units.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

August 12, 2014 - Industry News

July New-Vehicle Sales Increase 5% in July, Autodata Reports

July sales totaled 1.435 million units, according to the firm. It put the July SAAR at 16.48 million units, up from 15.76 million in July 2013 but down from 16.9 million in June.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, July Auto Sales, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota, Volkswagen

July 10, 2014 - Industry News

June Sales Top A Year Ago Despite Fewer Selling Days

Total light vehicle sales in June rose 1.2% from a year ago to 1.42 million units, even with two fewer selling days on the calendar. The month’s 16.98 million SAAR also bested May’s and last June's rate.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, June Sales, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

June 25, 2014 - Industry News

IHS Automotive: Loyalty Drives Gains in Automotive Market Share

In the first quarter, loyalty and conquesting efforts by manufacturers paid off in improved retail market share.

Tags: brand loyalty, Customer Loyalty, Ford, IHS Automotive, manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Subaru, 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

June 5, 2014 - Industry News

Total Light Vehicle Sales Increase 11.4% in May, Autodata Reports

The industry SAAR jumped to 16.77 million units, up from last May’s 15.48 million-unit rate and last month’s 16.04 million-unit SAAR.

Tags: Audi, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

April Sales Up 4.1%, Autodata Reports

The weather cleared in time to drive up April sales by 4.1% from a year ago. April’s SAAR was 16.04 million, up from March’s SAAR but down from a year ago.

Tags: April, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, monthly sales, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen

April 8, 2014 - Industry News

Industry Records 1.4% Sales Increase in March

The spring thaw helped new-vehicle sales rebound in March, with the seasonally adjusted annual rate rising from last March’s 15.3 million rate to 16.4 million.

Tags: BMW Group, Chrysler Group LLC, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, March, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Edmunds.com Releases List of Fastest Selling Vehicles

The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover was named by Edmunds.com as the fastest selling car in in November. The list contains several other familiar names, including the Chevrolet Corvette and Jeep Cherokee.

Tags: Chevrolet, Edmunds, Edmunds.com, Jeep, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru

May 28, 2013 - Industry News

GM, VW, Others Bet on Facility Upgrades to Attract Customers

General Motors, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen have committed millions of dollars to showroom makeovers and facility updates to capture market share on both U.S. coasts.

Tags: Audi, facility upgrades, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen

May 2, 2013 - Industry News

April SAAR at 14.92 Million Units

The SAAR is up slightly vs. April of last year, and most manufacturers experienced an increase in sales during the month.

Tags: Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

March Sales Pace at 15.27 Million-Unit Annual Rate

The majority of manufacturers reported an increase in sales over last March, with the exception of Mazda and Hyundai. March’s SAAR stood at 15.27 million units, up from 14.14 million units one year ago.

Tags: 2013, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen

March 5, 2013 - Industry News

February Sets Up 15.38 Million Unit SAAR

Just barely the majority of manufacturers saw an increase in sales in February over last year, with Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai breaking sales records for the month. Sales paced at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15.38 million units, according to Autodata Corp.

Tags: 2013, Autodata Corp, BMW, Chrysler, February, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, sales, Toyota, Volkswagen

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