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KBB.com Names 10 Most Awarded Cars, Brands of 2019

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler earned the top spot among vehicles and Honda leads all manufacturers in Kelley Blue Book’s latest internal awards program-based rankings.

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Rising Loan Amounts Drive Consumers to the Used-Vehicle Market

The auto finance segment is growing at a healthy rate, but average new-vehicle loan amounts are outpacing the market, driving an increasing number of car buyers — including those with prime and superprime credit scores — out of the showroom and onto the used-car lot.

Dawn Walston Dares to Succeed at Titus-Will Toyota

Dawn Walston worked her way up from service cashier to vice president and general manager of Titus-Will Toyota in Tacoma, Wash., forging a career path that shattered stereotypes and earned national and international recognition for herself and her family-owned dealer group.

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market

Kerrigan Advisors analysts say the stock prices for America’s seven publicly traded dealership groups are outpacing the broader U.S. equity markets and could soar higher on lower interest rates and new trucks.

SAAR Holds at 17M as June Sales Slip

U.S. dealers sold 2.6% fewer new cars and light trucks in June than in the same month a year ago, but standout performances in key segments kept the seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate above 17 million for the second straight month.

KBB.com Lists Top 10 July 4 Offers

Kelley Blue Book analysts have released their annual list of the top 10 sales and lease deals for new vehicles available during the holiday week.

Study: Top Sales Performers Are Active Listeners

A new Marchex study of 6,200 dealership sales conversations by Marchex finds the top 25% of performers listened actively, asked engaging questions, offered contact information, requested names, and were unfailingly polite.

IHS: Average Age of U.S. Vehicles Continues to Rise

The average age of America’s registered cars and light trucks has risen again, to 11.8 years, according to the latest report from IHS Markit.

321 Ignition Launches Millennial-Targeted Mobile Sales Platform

A ‘revolutionary’ Seattle startup was founded to help auto dealers adapt to the unique shopping habits and showroom demands of millennial and Gen Z buyers.

JD Power: Initial Quality Stalls After 4 Years of Acceleration

Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai lead J.D. Power’s Initial Quality rankings for the second straight year, but new-vehicle quality scores are flat overall, driven by a decline among 18 of 31 major U.S. brands.