icon-branding Events Icon Created with Sketch. Inventory Icon Created with Sketch. icon-mail-hovericon-mail Marketing Icon Created with Sketch. icon-operationsicon-phone-hovericon-phone Product Training Icon Created with Sketch. Sales Icon Created with Sketch. Service Icon Created with Sketch. icon-social-fb-hovericon-social-fbicon-social-google-hovericon-social-googleicon-social-linkedin-hovericon-social-linkedinicon-social-rss-hovericon-social-rss icon-social-twitter Created with Sketch. icon-social-twitter-hovericon-social-twittericon-social-youtube-hovericon-social-youtube

Cox Automotive Analysis: Nissan Quarterly U.S. Market Performance

The most recent quarter was an eventful one for Nissan Motor Corp., as it altered its alliance with French automaker Renault and began charting a new direction. Nissan Motor Corporation, the third-largest automaker in Japan, reports financial results on Thursday, May 11, for the January-March period, Nissan’s fourth quarter of its fiscal year 2022, which … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Honda Motor Company’s Quarterly U.S. Market Performance

Honda Motor Company has struggled with chip shortages and COVID outbreaks that have hampered production. In February, the Japanese automaker said the chip shortage was bottoming out but would probably drag on through the second half of this year. Financial results for the quarter that ended March 31, the end of Honda’s fiscal year, are … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Toyota Motor Corporation’s Quarterly U.S. Market Performance

Toyota Motor Corporation posts financial results for the January-to-March quarter on Wednesday, May 10, the automaker’s fourth quarter of its 2022 fiscal year. Like its Asian competitors, Toyota Motor North America has had one of the lowest inventory levels in the U.S. for the past year, including the most recent quarter. Throughout the past calendar … Continued

April Fleet Sales Stay Hot on Strength of Rental Market

Sales into large fleets, not including sales into dealer and manufacturer fleets, increased 38.6% year over year in April to 214,362 units, according to an early estimate from Cox Automotive. Combined sales into large rental, commercial, and government fleets have seen nine consecutive months of double-digit, year-over-year increases. Sales into rental fleets were up 64.4% … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices See Sizable Decline in April

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix, mileage, and seasonally adjusted basis) decreased 3.0% in April from March. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index (MUVVI) dropped to 230.8, down 4.4% from a year ago. “While values increased 8.6% through the first quarter from December, the market has reversed course in April, with our monthly figures showing … Continued

In 2022, Low Inventory and High Prices Contributed to Growing Frustration with Car Buying Process

Results from the 2022 Car Buyer Journey Study provide a useful backdrop for much of the data and trends presented in the 2022 Cox Automotive Market Insight & Outlook (CAMIO) report. In other words, to better understand the 2022 data sets, it helps to understand how the data impacted the consumer experience. Since 2009, Cox … Continued

Subprime Buyers Get Squeezed Out of Auto Market by Fed Rate Increases

As our team has noted consistently this year, the economy’s fundamental issues revolve around inflation and the high-and-increasing interest rates being applied to stop inflation.   Yesterday, the Fed moved rates higher again for the 10th time in a row. If there is a silver lining for consumers here, it is that the Fed is likely … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Stellantis’ Q1 2023 Market Performance

Stellantis is struggling in the U.S., one of its most important markets, with bloated inventories and underperforming sales. How that impacts the overall company will be revealed—in part—on Wednesday, May 3, when the automaker reports its shipments and revenues. The automaker will not post full financial results as it only does so every six months. … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Ford Motor Company’s Q1 2023 U.S. Market Performance

Driven partly by strength from its electric vehicles, Ford Motor Co. could deliver better-than-expected financial results for the first quarter of 2023 when it reports them on Tuesday, May 2. Wall Street analysts expect a year-over-year decline in earnings on higher revenues. The consensus is that earnings per share will drop by 5%, but revenues … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Hyundai Motor’s Q1 2023 U.S. Market Performance

Hyundai Motor Company, which includes the Hyundai, Kia and Genesis brands, had a stellar first quarter in the U.S., with sales growth far outpacing the industry, despite low inventories, particularly for Kia. The automaker slashed incentives to historic lows, while average transaction prices held steady compared with a year ago. The U.S., where Hyundai Motor … Continued