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Week #48 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

Cox Automotive February Forecast: U.S. Auto Sales Remain Relatively Strong Despite Challenges

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2021 – February sales when reported next week are expected to show a relatively strong vehicle market in the U.S., though slowing from January’s robust post-holidays pace. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of sales this month is forecast by Cox Automotive to be near 16.3 million, down from January’s 16.6 million … Continued

Cox Automotive Study Finds Car Buying Process Improved During COVID-19 Pandemic

ATLANTA, Feb. 23, 2021 – Cox Automotive today released its 11th annual Car Buyer Journey Study. The extensive study is based on a survey of consumers who bought or leased a new or used vehicle and is designed to offer a detailed look at the vehicle buying process in America, from start to finish. While … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

The downward trend in new daily COVID-19 cases continues, but winter weather impacted economic activity and vehicle sales over the past two weeks though housing strengthened. Retail sales rise: Retail sales jumped in January, supported by the $600 stimulus checks issued early in the month in the $900 billion stimulus package signed into law at … Continued

Auto Sales Should Catch Up as Texas Thaws

Winter storms that have swept across a large swathe of the U.S., particularly hitting hard the big vehicle-buying state of Texas, should not badly damage vehicle sales this quarter.  In Texas, winter storms caused massive power outages that closed dealerships as well as disrupted computer chip production in Austin and vehicle assembly for GM and … Continued

What the Latest Cox Automotive Insights Reveal About Consumer Perception – Michelle Krebs & Vanessa Ton

CBT News, Feb. 19, 2021 – Cox Automotive recently published the Kelley Blue Book Brand Watch Reports on the luxury and non-luxury segments. The study covers both luxury and non-luxury segments. Today on CBT News, Michelle Krebs and Vanessa Ton join the show to discuss findings from the report. Krebs is the executive analyst for … Continued

Used-Vehicle Supply Dips as Sales Pace Quickens

Used-vehicle inventory and prices slipped a bit in January as the sales pace for the month quickened, according to a Cox Automotive analysis of vAuto Available Inventory data. 2.66M Total Unsold Used Vehicles end of January 48 Days’ Supply $21,572 Average Listing Price 66,545 Average Miles The total U.S. supply of unsold used vehicles closed … Continued

Wholesale Prices Jumping Early in 2021

Given the ongoing turbulence in the automotive marketplace, the Cox Automotive Economic & Industry Insights team is publishing its mid-month view of the wholesale market, including wholesale prices. The posted material provides commentary and an updated look at the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index and general information on segment performance for the first 15 days … Continued

Week #47 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

Vehicle Affordability Improves for Third Consecutive Month in January

Affordability improved in January, as represented by median weeks of income needed to purchase a new vehicle declined to 32.2 weeks from 33.9 weeks in December. The Cox Automotive/Moody’s Analytics Vehicle Affordability Index continues to show that new vehicles have become relatively more affordable since October 2020, when the affordability index reached 35.3 weeks, the … Continued