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Sales of Retail Used Vehicles Expected to Grow
NADA Predicts 1.2% Decline in 2020 New Car Sales

NADA Predicts 1.2% Decline in 2020 New Car Sales

The National Automobile Dealers Association estimates U.S. new vehicle sales will fall to 16.8 million units as internal and external forces reshape the auto retail industry.

December 18, 2019

Old Whine in a New Bottle

Old Whine in a New Bottle

Consumer protection is an honorable pursuit. But when advocates rely on recycled complaints and debunked theories, they undermine their own efforts at reform. Hudson breaks down the flawed arguments and wild misconceptions that continue to dog dealers and auto finance sources.

November 19, 2019

NADA: Franchised Dealership Payrolls Up Nearly 2%
Ricart Elected 2020 NADA Chair, Walser Named Vice Chair
Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

Gilchrist: USMCA a Win for Dealers, Industry

NADA Chairman Charlie Gilchrist voiced his support for the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement in remarks at a press event. The Texas dealer urged Congress not to ignore the ‘reality’ of an auto industry built on favorable relationships among the three nations.

October 9, 2019

Detroit, Japan Factories Suffer in Short September Sales Report

Detroit, Japan Factories Suffer in Short September Sales Report

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

NADA Mounts Opposition to Enhanced Safeguards Rule

NADA Mounts Opposition to Enhanced Safeguards Rule

National Automobile Dealers Association officials have told the FTC that proposed new provisions to the Safeguards Rule may be unnecessary and could cost smaller dealers more than $400,000 in the first calendar year of enforcement.

September 9, 2019

F&I Is Stronger Than Ever

F&I Is Stronger Than Ever

Fears that F&I would fall victim to advancing technology and bad press appear unfounded as the segment continues to perform for dealers and car buyers.

May 8, 2019

NADA: F&I Income, Penetration Rates Remain Strong

NADA: F&I Income, Penetration Rates Remain Strong

Despite escalating new-car prices and plateauing sales, NADA analysts report little change to American dealers’ per-copy average, penetration rates, and F&I income as a percentage of gross profit in 2018.

April 16, 2019

NADA: Employment, Payroll Up for New-Car Dealers

NADA: Employment, Payroll Up for New-Car Dealers

U.S. franchised auto dealers paid over $66 billion to more than 1 million workers in 2018, a 1.9% year-over-year increase that pushed the average employee’s pay to $1,134 per week.

April 8, 2019

GAP Suffers Another Setback

The editor reveals the truth behind an NPR report critical of the industry’s efforts to undo the Military Lending Act guidance that put the brakes on GAP sales.

August 30, 2018

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

The CFPB’s Spirit Lives On

Attorney Eric Johnson fields questions about the state of the CFPB, the now fully staffed FTC, and the aggressive stance of state attorneys general. He also offers a critical update on the Military Lending Act.

August 6, 2018