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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.

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Dealer Sentiment ‘Remarkably Stable’ Despite Traffic, Profits

Cox Automotive analysts say U.S. dealers reported strong traffic and profits but have remained largely pessimistic in their view of the auto retail market in the second quarter.

SAAR Returns to 17M on Stronger May Sales

U.S. dealers sold slightly fewer new vehicles last month than in May of 2018, but the annual forecast increased to 17.4 million units — thanks in no small part to strong fleet sales.

Sales Down 2.3% in April, SAAR Falls Below 17 Million

The annual forecast for U.S. light-vehicle sales fell to 16.41 million as volume fell 2.3% year-over-year in an April that was expected to bring the year’s first gain following an underwhelming first quarter.

Cox Automotive Acquires F&I Express®

ATLANTA and GRAPEVINE, Texas – Cox Automotive Inc. (CAI) today announces the acquisition of Intersection Technologies Inc. d/b/a F&I Express. F&I Express is dedicated to leading the aftermarket industry into the digital age with innovative technology solutions. The deal furthers Cox Automotive’s mission to transform the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars. Both ... Read More » The post Cox Automotive Acquires F&I Express® appeared first on P&A Magazine.

Cox Automotive’s Future of Digital Retail Study Reveals Dealerships Remain Central to the Car Buying Experience

Cox Automotive released the findings of its Future of Digital Retail Study, with results showing that the current dealership model needs to change with consumer preferences, but that the dealership remains central to car buying. While most consumers prefer completing at least one step of the car buying process online, most car buyers want to ... Read More »

Dealertrack Unveils 2018 Compliance Guide

NORTH HILLS, N.Y. — Integrated dealership technologies provider Dealertrack (div. Cox Automotive) has released its 2018 Compliance Guide, which outlines the changes and updates in compliance that will affect dealers in 2018. Now in its 13th year, the Compliance Guide is a popular resource on current trends and best practices in F&I compliance. “Dealers understand ... Read More »

Dealertrack: Millennial Stereotypes Aren’t Entirely True

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. — The perception that millennials — consumers ages 18-34 — are content with a carless, ride-hailing life may not be true after all, at least according to new data from Dealertrack. In 2015, a record-setting sales year, millennials accounted for 34.6% of all auto loans originated through the Dealertrack platform, according to the ... Read More »

Manheim Vehicle Solutions Gets New Senior VP

ATLANTA — Cox Automotive has appointed Joe George as senior vice president of Manheim Vehicle Solutions. He will be responsible for strategy to execution, driving the wholesale and retail solutions long-term plan related to reconditioning, imaging purchase protection and inspections. Effective Oct. 17, George will report to Janet Barnard, president of Cox Automotive Inventory Solutions. ... Read More »

Kathinokkula to Host Online F&I Panel at PALS 2016

LAS VEGAS — Software expert Kumar Kathinokkula will serve as moderator for a panel dedicated to online F&I at the upcoming P&A Leadership Summit, organizers announced Thursday. The event will be held Aug. 30–31, 2016, at Paris Las Vegas. “Making F&I products available online for end consumers is a subject of great interest to dealers, agents ... Read More »