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Used-Vehicle Volumes Up 4.1% Among Privately Owned Dealers
Escalating Finance Costs Drive 24% Spike in TCO

Escalating Finance Costs Drive 24% Spike in TCO

AAA analysts say bigger price tags and higher interest rates have conspired to raise American new-car buyers’ average annual total cost of ownership to $9,282, an all-time high and a 24% year-over-year increase.

September 12, 2019

Pace of Dealership Acquisitions Slows in Q2

Pace of Dealership Acquisitions Slows in Q2

Kerrigan Advisors’ latest Blue Sky buy/sell report counts 49 transactions in the second quarter, a slight decline from Q1 but enough to maintain a 200-plus-transaction pace for 2019.

September 11, 2019

Report: Customers Want to Buy Insurance at the Dealership
Report: Chasing Price Hurts Gross, F&I, Service

Report: Chasing Price Hurts Gross, F&I, Service

A new report makes the case for chasing value over price, a strategy that auto dealerships nationwide are adopting to generate higher front-end & back-end grosses while earning lifelong service customers.

September 10, 2019

Cox Upgrades CAR&I Incentives Platform

Cox Upgrades CAR&I Incentives Platform

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

Auto/Mate Adds Text Messaging Solution to DMS
Manheim Adds Vehicle Recs, Offer Tools to Mobile App
SAAR Fails to Crack 17M Despite Record August Sales

SAAR Fails to Crack 17M Despite Record August Sales

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

UnityWorks Releases Dynamic Inventory Video Ads
Hot August: Subcompacts Lead 1.4% Gain in Retained Values
VinSolutions User Summit Set for October

VinSolutions User Summit Set for October

VinWorx 2019 will be held Oct. 7–9 in Fort Worth, bringing VinSolutions users together with performance managers and other industry experts.

September 4, 2019

fusionZONE Names Swanson OEM Director
Fiat Deletes 500 From North American Lineup

Fiat Deletes 500 From North American Lineup

2019 marks the last model-year for the Fiat 500, 500e, and 500 Abarth in the U.S. and Canada, ending a 10-year production run and leaving the 500X CUV, 500L, and 124 Spider as the Italian brand’s only North American models.

September 4, 2019

Cayenne Leads List of Unworthy $100K Cars

Cayenne Leads List of Unworthy $100K Cars

The Things’ Andre Nalin has released a list of 19 vehicles whose quality or dependability falls short of their six-figure price tags, led by the Porsche Cayenne SUV.

September 3, 2019