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Lease Prices Steady Heading Into Memorial Day Weekend

Wantalease.com analysts report relatively flat lease pricing across most major brands, but increases on several popular models should give dealers enhanced latitude for holiday weekend lease discounts.

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Swapalease: Approval Rate Up 1.8% in April

Lease approvals on Swapalease.com’s secondary marketplace ticked up to 72% in April, the highest rate since August 2018.

Luxury Sports Sedans Lose Favor in Secondary Lease Market

Swapalease.com’s Q1 latest report finds only 11.2% of lease-exchange customers favored luxury sports sedans in the first quarter, down from 17.7% in Q1 2018.

Ford Lease Prices Spike in Otherwise Steady April

Wantalease.com reports 75% of auto lease prices have remained largely flat so far in April, but several Ford models became more expensive after an incentive-laden March.

Swapalease: March Approval Rates Exceed 70%

Approval rates on Swapalease’s online marketplace were up 4.8% in March, registering a 70.7% approval rate, the highest since October.

FTC Approves Consent Order in Texas Dealer’s Deceptive Advertising Case

The approval settles the FTC's December 2017 complaint against Dallas-based Cowboy Toyota regarding its Spanish-language newspaper ads. The regulator charged the dealership with violations of the FTC Act, TILA and the Consumer Leasing Act.

Swapalease: Q2 Dominated by SUVs, CUVs, Sports Cars

Swapalease.com’s second-quarter report shows growing interest in sport utilities, crossover SUVs and sporty models.

KBB Puts May New-Vehicle Sales at 1.53 Million Units

If the firm's forecast is realized, May's new-vehicle sales total would best April by 7% but would be flat with a year ago. The vehicle information site also believes retail sales will account for 80.5% of volume.

Credit Crisis or Market Rationalization?

Delinquencies are rising and auto finance sources are responding. But the editor wonders if there’s something else at play.

MUSA Auto Finance Secures Funding Capacity of $175 Million

The special finance company, which counts the cofounder and former COO of Exeter Finance in its executive ranks, will use the funding to launch a new and pre-owned auto leasing program this year.