U.S. sales of new cars and light trucks fell 12% year-over-year in September, suppressed in part by a Labor Day weekend allotted to August. Few were spared the sting, with all six of America’s and Japan’s biggest factories reporting double-digit declines.
October 3, 2019
A Cox Automotive report finds high demand for automation and AI technology among dealers and their customers. But dealers cited cost and their staffs’ inability or unwillingness to adopt new tools and update processes as major obstacles.
September 25, 2019
Stock are on the rise following the second quarter-point reduction to the federal funds rate in less than two months. No further cuts are planned for this year or next, guaranteeing further pressure from the White House.
September 19, 2019
Cox Automotive’s latest Dealer Sentiment Index shows a marked disparity in optimism and fear factors between America’s new- and used-car dealers.
September 16, 2019
Cox Automotive Rates & Incentives now features automated data input, dynamic transaction templates, and advertised specials, all designed to deliver data faster and with improved accuracy.
September 10, 2019
U.S. sales of new cars and light trucks fell 1.2% year-over-year in August, a sales month that extended through the Labor Day weekend and set new records for Honda, Toyota, and Subaru.
September 5, 2019
July deliveries increased 1.3% in the first monthly U.S. new-vehicle sales report to include none of the Detroit 3 automakers, but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate fell below 17 million for the fourth time this year.
August 2, 2019
Cox Automotive’s 2019 Dealership Staffing Study finds approximately 20% of dealership staff are likely to look for another job in the next six months, a problem that could be solved with a greater focus on attracting younger generations to dealership work.
July 23, 2019
U.S. dealers sold 2.6% fewer new cars and light trucks in June than in the same month a year ago, but standout performances in key segments kept the seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate above 17 million for the second straight month.
July 3, 2019
Cox Automotive analysts say U.S. dealers reported strong traffic and profits but have remained largely pessimistic in their view of the auto retail market in the second quarter.
June 10, 2019
U.S. dealers sold slightly fewer new vehicles last month than in May of 2018, but the annual forecast increased to 17.4 million units — thanks in no small part to strong fleet sales.
June 4, 2019
The annual forecast for U.S. light-vehicle sales fell to 16.41 million as volume fell 2.3% year-over-year in an April that was expected to bring the year’s first gain following an underwhelming first quarter.
May 2, 2019
Cox Automotive’s 2019 Car Buyer Journey report finds consumers are spending less time in dealerships and in the market, accelerating the decisionmaking process as a growing affordability gap continues to threaten new-vehicle sales.
April 16, 2019