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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.

November 15, 2016

KBB: New-Vehicle Transaction Prices Rise More Than 2% in October

The estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the U.S. in October was $34,663, a 2.3% increase over the same time last year. Fiat Chrysler registered the biggest gain in average transaction price, followed by Nissan and Ford.

November 1, 2016

Have Pickup Sales Peaked?

Ford's decision to idle production of its F-150 pickup last week has followed several months of slowing demand in retail and fleet channels and may point to a larger trend in pickup sales.

October 25, 2016

KBB: Average Transaction Price Rises in June

Fueled by domestic brands and the sale of trucks and SUVs, the average price for a new vehicle in June increased 2% from a year to $33,652, according to Kelley Blue Book.

July 5, 2016

Consumers Prefer Brands With 'Social Good Campaigns,' KBB Says

Consumers not only prefer to buy from brands with social good campaigns, they expect auto manufactures to carry them out. According to a KBB survey, 64% of respondents expect automakers to carry out social good campaigns. An even larger percentage, 70%, would like to see more automakers promote social good campaigns.

May 17, 2016

Jurecki Departs RouteOne to Become CEO of FordDirect

Mike Jurecki, who led the formation of RouteOne when he joined the joint venture as CEO in 2002, is leaving the technology firm to join FordDirect as CEO. He officially takes the helm on June 6.

May 17, 2016

GM Replacing 88% of Lineup By 2020

General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst has said.

May 12, 2016

Ford Motor Credit Piloting Ride-Sharing Lease Program

The captive is piloting a new program in Austin, Texas, that will allow a group of three to six people to lease a Ford Vehicle. The program includes a mobile app that allows participants to schedule drive times, make payments and keep up with vehicle maintenance.

February 24, 2016

Subaru, Ford Rank Highest in Loyalty Rates, Experian Reports

New-Vehicle Registrations Return to Prerecession Levels

Based on new-vehicle registration data collected by Experian Automotive, industry sales have returned to prerecession levels. Crossover utility vehicles and the state of California have led the way, accounting for 23.9% and 11.8% of all new-vehicle registrations, respectively.

December 15, 2015

Ford Syndicating Dealer Inventory to CarGurus.com

SUV Sales Push Transaction Prices Higher

On the strength of SUV sales, average transaction prices for light vehicles rose slightly in October. Leading the way was Ford and its F-Series line of trucks.

November 4, 2014

European Financial Crisis Hits U.S. Automakers

The euphoria over the positive first quarter results from U.S.-based carmakers should be tempered by the recessionary situation in Europe, two Kelley Blue Book analysts warned.

May 10, 2012

April a Mixed Bag, SAAR at 14.42 Million Units

Total light vehicle sales were up 10.3 percent from a year ago and 14.9 percent vs. March, according to AutoData, which put the seasonally adjusted annual rate at 14.42 million units.

May 3, 2012

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