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THE NEWSROOM

The latest news about Cox Automotive and our brands, including featured insights, news and press releases.

Recent News

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Cox Automotive Industry Update Report: June 2018 A monthly report leveraging Cox Automotive’s multifaceted insight into the automotive marketplace to provide an overview of economic indicators, supply, demand, credit… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Industry Update Report: May 2018 A monthly report leveraging Cox Automotive’s multifaceted insight into the automotive marketplace to provide an overview of economic indicators, supply, demand, credit… Read Article
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8 Key Market Trends for 2018  Video Highlights Economic Momentum: The economy continues to show signs of growth, and we are still on track to see GDP… Read Article
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2018 Used Car Market Report & Outlook Highlights The 2018 Cox Automotive Used Car Market Report & Outlook is packed with salient data, smart insights and keen observations about the… Read Article
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Risks and Rewards of Off-Lease Vehicles Flooding the Market Higher interest rates, tighter credit standards and a record number of off-lease vehicles are creating a fiercely competitive used car market for… Read Article
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Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index Wholesale Prices See Minor Statistical Decline in March Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 0.15%… Read Article
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2018 Used Car Market Report & Outlook Welcome to the 2018 Cox Automotive Used Car Market Report & Outlook. What used to be the Manheim Used Car Market Report… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Industry Update Report: March 2018 A monthly report leveraging Cox Automotive’s multifaceted insight into the automotive marketplace to provide an overview of economic indicators, supply, demand, credit… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive Commentary: U.S. Federal Reserve Raises Short-Term Rate Policy The Federal Reserve today raised the official short-term rate policy by .25 points. The move by the Federal Reserve was widely expected,… Read Article
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Press Releases Despite Robust Sales, U.S. Auto Dealers Feeling Less Optimistic For Summer Sales ATLANTA – June 11, 2018 – Overall, U.S. automobile dealers are more positive than negative when describing current market conditions, according to… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive Names Marianne Johnson as Chief Product Officer ATLANTA, June 11, 2018 – Marianne Johnson is joining Cox Automotive as chief product officer effective today, reporting to Executive Vice President… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive industry commentary for May 2018 Each month automotive industry experts from Cox Automotive and its brands host a sales day commentary call to provide insights into the… Read Article
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Press Releases U.S. Auto Sales Forecast to Climb More Than 3 Percent in May 2018 ATLANTA, May 25, 2018 – U.S. new-vehicle sales in May 2018 are expected to increase 3.1 percent compared to May 2017, according… Read Article
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Press Releases RMS Automotive Uses Artificial Intelligence to Reshape the Portfolio Management Business ATLANTA (May 17, 2018) – There’s a lot of buzz these days about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, usually coming from… Read Article
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Press Releases Manheim Commentary: Wholesale Prices Rebound in April Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.33 percent month-over-month in April. This brought the Manheim… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive industry commentary for April 2018 Each month automotive industry experts from Cox Automotive and its brands host a sales day commentary call to provide insights into the… Read Article
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News Coverage “Supply and Demand Challenges Suggest A Decline in Vehicle Sales Moving Forward” – Jonathan Smoke, Cox Automotive The SAAR is once again at around 17 million, however, Trumps’s tariff and the sudden hike in interest rates may have a… Read Article
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News Coverage Cox Automotive names former First Data, Equifax exec as Chief Product Officer A veteran fintech executive is taking over as chief product officer at Cox Automotive. The automotive arm of Cox Enterprises Inc. named… Read Article
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News Coverage Growing challenges dent dealers’ optimism Dealers increasingly worry that rising interest rates and limited inventory could hurt vehicle sales and store profitability. That's a key conclusion from… Read Article
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News Coverage Dale Pollak On Today’s Greatest Challenges In The Automotive Industry Rideshare companies, direct to customer sales models, recruiting, tariffs and if that is not enough over 4 million off-lease cars are hitting… Read Article
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News Coverage Likelihood of another 17 million year grows U.S. light-vehicle sales are still expected to decline for a second consecutive year in 2018, but implacable demand for high-profit SUVs and… Read Article
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News Coverage FCA’s Five Year Plan Jeff Gilbert is a automotive reporter at WWJ-AM. He is host of WWJ-AM's “The Car Chronicles,” which runs every afternoon and covers… Read Article
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News Coverage Used Car Sales Not Slowing Down We’ve all seen at least one CarMax superstore making a large blue and yellow presence on the side of the road somewhere.… Read Article
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News Coverage Cox Automotive leads $28M investment round in mobility platform CARY, N.C. - The investment that Cox Automotive has made in consumer mobility over the last handful of years continued with a… Read Article

A quick history
of Cox Automotive

1898

ESTABLISHMENT

The Cox Enterprises story began nearly 120 years ago when founder James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Daily News for $26,000. This remarkable story continues today with the third and fourth generations of Governor Cox’s family at the helm of one of the country’s leading communications, media and automotive services companies.

1968

MANHEIM AUTO AUCTION ACQUIRED

Cox Enterprises enters the auto auction business with its purchase of Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim, Pennsylvania.

1999

AUTOTRADER.COM LAUNCHES

AutoTrader.com launches as online automotive classified website for car shoppers and sellers. The site aggregates millions of new and used cars from thousands of dealers and private sellers, and also provides reviews, advice and comparison tools.

2010

KELLEY BLUE BOOK, VAUTO & HOMENET ACQUIRED

AutoTrader.com acquires Kelley Blue Book, vAuto and HomeNet Automotive as the company begins expanding into providing software tools and solutions for car dealers and manufacturers.

2011

VINSOLUTIONS ACQUIRED; AUTOTRADER GROUP FORMED

AutoTrader.com acquires VinSolutions and forms AutoTrader Group as the company expands its service offerings to help dealers and manufacturers manage their inventory and advertising online.

2012

MANHEIM MAKES INVESTMENT & ACQUISITION

Manheim forms DealShield for wholesale assurance products and NextGear Capital for wholesale floor planning, acquires Ready Auto Transport.

2013

AUTOTRADER GROUP ACQUIRES HAYSTAK MARKETING

AutoTrader Group acquires Haystak Digital Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency that focuses exclusively on the retail automotive industry.

2014

COX AUTOMOTIVE FORMS

Cox Automotive forms as a division of Cox Enterprises to house all automotive brands. Cox Automotive acquires Xtime, a service retention platform.

2015

REBRAND, LAUNCH & ACQUISITION

AutoTrader.com rebrands to Autotrader. Cox Automotive Canada launches. Cox Automotive acquires Dealertrack and its subsidiaries, Dealer.com and incadea.

2016

COX AUTOMOTIVE AUSTRALIA FORMED

Cox Automotive announces plans to strategically combine CarsGuide with the Dealer Solutions, Sell My Car and Manheim businesses to form Cox Automotive Australia.

Press Resources

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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Second Quarter 2018 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – First Quarter 2018 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources NADA Newsroom Cox Automotive NADA 2018 Press Conference Thank you for attending!   We are glad that so many media could attend the press… Read Article
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Press Resources The Auto Industry: The Vital Importance of Used Cars Infographic All cars on the road are used. At the moment a vehicle is driven off a dealer’s lot by a proud new… Read Article
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Press Resources The Auto Industry in Perspective Infographic This infographic compares home sales with auto sales and explains why the two industries are no longer in lockstep. Differences in the… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Fourth Quarter 2017 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Third Quarter 2017 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Brand Book Together, our 25+ brands simplify the process, minimize friction and enable the smart, connected and enjoyable experience all car buyers and sellers… Read Article

Our Story

Born from an idea to connect pillars of our industry into one, unified game changer, Cox Automotive is uniquely positioned to lead the way in transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. With over 32,000 team members representing 27+ brands globally, we are connecting what’s needed with what’s next to empower our clients to thrive in a rapidly changing automotive marketplace.

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