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AIADA: International Nameplate Dealers Optimistic Despite Sales Slip
Cox Automotive: Dealers Optimistic About Q1 2018

Cox Automotive: Dealers Optimistic About Q1 2018

The fourth-quarter reading of the Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index shows dealers are optimistic about the next three months. Concerns about price pressure and showroom traffic persist.

December 11, 2017

KBB: Average Transaction Price Reaches Record High in November

New-vehicle transaction prices are being driven higher by the shifting sales mix away from cars. Ford’s strong mix of F-Series Super Duty sales for the month helped drive up the automaker’s average transaction price by nearly 3%.

December 4, 2017

KBB: Flat Prices, Higher Incentive Spending Signals Headwinds for New-Car Market

KBB: Flat Prices, Higher Incentive Spending Signals Headwinds for New-Car Market

Transaction prices continue to rise at a slower pace, with the third-quarter average up just 1% after averaging 3% gains in the first half of the year. And while KBB expects solid sales in October, flat transaction prices combined with ever-growing incentive spending signal headwinds for the new-vehicle market as the year nears its close.

November 1, 2017

Asbury: Q3 Revenue, Gross Profit Down Due to Hurricanes

Total revenue and gross profit were down 5% and 2% from a year ago, respectively, with Hurricane Irma having a significant impact on sales in the group’s core Florida and Georgia markets. F&I was a bright spot, with total gross profit up 4% and the group’s per-copy average increasing by $142 from a year ago to $1,547.

October 31, 2017

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Fall 2% in October

Despite the expected decline, October looks to be relatively strong on strong replacement demand in hurricane-impacted states and higher incentive spending. Kelley Blue Book analysts, however, believe these are indicators that new-vehicle demand is still contracting.

October 25, 2017

Manheim Index Reaches Record High for Fifth Consecutive Month

Manheim Index Reaches Record High for Fifth Consecutive Month

The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reached a record high in September for the fifth consecutive month, while the SAAR rose to its highest September reading in three decades. The main driver was replacement demand caused by hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

October 12, 2017

KBB Puts September's SAAR at 17.5 Million

KBB Puts September's SAAR at 17.5 Million

Kelley Blue Book said replacement demand driven by hurricanes Harvey and Sandy is already being felt in some areas. The firm predicts that will continue into October and potentially November as vehicle insurance payouts are received.

September 27, 2017

Dealers More Optimistic About Used-Car Market vs. New

Dealers More Optimistic About Used-Car Market vs. New

Sentiment speaks to recent auto finance data showing prime and superprime car buyers shifting toward used, where the average monthly payment was $139 less than the record $504 average monthly payment for new in the second quarter.

September 22, 2017

S&P/Experian: Auto Default Rate Registers Largest Increase Since December 2011
KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.8% Through August

KBB: New-Vehicle Sales Down 2.8% Through August

Out of the 22 vehicle segments tracked monthly by Kelley Blue Book, only 10 posted higher sales numbers compared to the first eight months of 2016. Of those 10, large vehicles commanded eight of those spots.

September 7, 2017

Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index Posts Third Consecutive Record
Manheim Index Reaches Record High in June

Manheim Index Reaches Record High in June

It was the second consecutive month that Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index reached a record high. Officials said strong retail demand for recent model-year used vehicles is encouraging dealers to buy more vehicles at auction, and the increased demand is more than offsetting the high supply.

July 10, 2017

J.D. Power/LCM: June SAAR Expected to Fall to Five-Year Low

J.D. Power/LCM: June SAAR Expected to Fall to Five-Year Low

Despite record incentive spending, the auto industry is on pace to record its weakest first-half sales performance since 2014, according to the two firms. Days to turn remained at 70 through June 18, the highest level since July 2009.

June 27, 2017