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Week #36 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Everything About 2020 Is Different, Including Year-End Deals

Can you hear that chorus of retailers singing, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year”? Thanksgiving is a couple of days away, but we are already seeing it: Christmas trees at Lowe’s, Holiday Deals on Amazon, and plenty of television ads with Santa leading a fleet of white cars with red bows – as … Continued

Cox Automotive November Forecast: Seasonality Weakens U.S. Auto Sales After Months of Recovery

ATLANTA, Nov. 24, 2020 – U.S. auto sales for November are expected to show a market that is now weakening after months of recovery from April’s historic low seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). The sales pace for light vehicles is expected to fall to 15.8 million this month, down from last year’s 17.0 million pace, … Continued

Another Gift From 2020: Car Buyers Seeking Black Friday Deals Likely Out of Luck This Year

CNBC, Nov. 23, 2020 – The coronavirus pandemic is ending yet another annual holiday tradition for shoppers in 2020: Black Friday deals on new cars. Instead of offering the steep discounts to clear out older inventory, many automakers are having a hard time resupplying dealer lots with enough inventory after shutting down factories earlier the … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

Daily new COVID-19 cases continue an upward trend that is producing records. We saw more than 186,000 on Thursday. At this pace, we will likely see 200,000 today or tomorrow. Hospitalizations are also at new record highs, and daily deaths are rising. Consumer sentiment plummets: This third and bigger wave of COVID-19 is taking a … Continued

Loans in Accommodation Decrease, Delinquencies Increase in October

We have observed auto loan credit loosening this fall, and access to all types of auto loans continued to improve in October. However, access remains tighter than year-ago and pre-pandemic availability levels. Credit access for used vehicles sold by independent dealers improved the most in October. On a year-over-year basis, all loan types are tighter, … Continued

Q3 2020 Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Report: Luxury SUV Shopping Soars to New Heights

Shopping for luxury SUVs soared to new heights in the third quarter, a trend likely to continue with the onslaught of upcoming new models, according to the Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch™ report for the luxury segment. The Brand Watch Report is a consumer perception survey that also weaves in consumer shopping behavior to determine … Continued

Used-Vehicle Supply and Prices on the Rise

Used-vehicle inventory, which had been rising modestly in recent weeks, accelerated more quickly to open the month of November, and the average listing price set a new record, according to a Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. As of Nov. 2, the total U.S. supply of unsold used vehicles stood at 2.56 million, … Continued

Week #35 Special Edition: Economic Impact on Auto Sales with Jonathan Smoke

Our Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke joins us once again from his home studio in Atlanta, GA, with the latest on the impacts of COVID-19 on the automotive industry. The latest on COVID-19’s nationwide impact Continuing jobless claims and impacts by state Consumer sentiment in the U.S. and in the largest DMAs Cox Automotive consumer survey … Continued

Introducing the Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index

Affordability has been an important issue for housing for a decade now. When I left real estate and joined Cox Automotive in early 2017, affordability was becoming a worry in the auto market as well. In my nearly four years following the auto industry, I’ve watched transaction prices climb relentlessly and just last month hit … Continued