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Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: March 28th

The video below is part of a biweekly Auto Market Report series focusing on data and insights that provide a holistic view of the auto industry. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke leads our effort to translate data and trends into actionable insights. Download this week’s presentation

Q1 2023 Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call Replay Available

A replay of the Q1 2023 Cox Automotive Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call held on Monday, March 27, is available below. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, Senior Economist Charlie Chesbrough and Chris Frey, senior manager of economic and industry insights, presented how the auto industry performed in the first quarter and what’s likely ahead, including our updated … Continued

Cox Automotive Forecast: An Upside Surprise Expected for U.S. Auto Sales in Q1 2023

ATLANTA, March 28, 2023 – Cox Automotive, the world’s largest automotive services and technology provider, forecasts new-vehicle sales volume in Q1 will increase by nearly 6% year over year, reaching 3.5 million units. Sales volume in March, the final month of Q1, is expected to be near 1.30 million, an increase of 2.6% from March 2022. … Continued

2023 Cox Automotive Forecasts

Cox Automotive provides forecasts on the new and used vehicle markets as well as leasing, fleet and CPO sales and the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index. The Industry Insights team reviews the forecasts quarterly and updates them as changes in the market dictate. The updated 2023 forecasts were presented during the Cox Automotive Q1 2023 … Continued

Cox Automotive Q1 2023 Industry Insights and Forecast Presentation Available

The Q1 2023 Cox Automotive Industry Insights and Sales Forecast Call was held today, March 27, at 11 a.m. EDT. The presentation is available for download. Check back for a replay, which will be published on Tuesday, March 28. Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke, Senior Economist Charlie Chesbrough and Chris Frey, senior manager of economic and insight … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary: March 27

The Federal Reserve increased the Fed Funds Rate by a quarter point despite the still-evolving banking crisis. Even before the Fed’s move, auto credit access tightened in March due to the banking situation. Interest rates are going higher because of widening yield spreads while terms are shortening. Both make payments move higher. Momentum for vehicle … Continued

Fed Raises, Effectively Doubling Down on Credit Tightening

While the main possibilities for action at this meeting boiled down to no raise and raising a quarter point, the Fed opted for the more aggressive move even though tightening was already occurring. Compared to where the thinking was two weeks ago, the decision seems moderate, but much has changed over the last two weeks. … Continued

Meet Dealer Beth Beans Gilbert: The 2023 Barbara Cox Woman of the Year

CBT News, March 22, 2023 – Beth Beans Gilbert, vice president of the Fred Beans Automotive Group, received the 2023 Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award from Cox Automotive earlier this year. Ken Kraft, chief marketing officer of Cox Automotive, and recipient Beth Beans Gilbert discuss the accolade on today’s Inside Automotive.

Manheim Market Insights Series: Episode 7

Welcome to the monthly Manheim Market Insights update. Jeremy Robb, senior director of economic and industry insights at Cox Automotive, offers a monthly check-in on what we are seeing in the used wholesale and retail markets, all through the wide lens of the data available from Cox Automotive. This month’s video highlights tax refunds, the … Continued

Service Activity and Revenue Move in Different Directions in February, according to Xtime Metrics

The latest Cox Automotive analysis of Xtime metrics shows that service activity decreased and service revenue increased month over month in February at U.S. franchised dealerships, as was the case in January. The Repair Order Revenue Index is up year over year, while the Repair Order Volume Index is down compared to February 2022. The monthly … Continued