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

Nissan Motor in Japan reports financial results for the October-to-December quarter February 8 and hopes to repeat the previous quarter’s performance, which featured a sharp 25% increase in profits on sales growth in most markets. The results exceeded analysts’ projections and prompted the Japanese automaker to raise its forecast for the full fiscal year that … Continued

Wholesale Used-Vehicle Prices Flat in January

Wholesale used-vehicle prices (on a mix, mileage, and seasonally adjusted basis) were unchanged in January compared to December. The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index (MUVVI) remained at 204.0 but down 9.2% from a year ago. The index experienced the same 0.0% monthly change from December 2021 to January 2022. “With the volatility we saw last … Continued

Cox Automotive Auto Market Report: February 6th

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

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

Toyota Motor is expected to post a hefty increase in quarterly earnings and revenues when it reports financial results on Feb. 6, thanks to a rebound in production following the global computer chip shortage. The October to December 2023 period is the Japanese automaker’s third quarter of its fiscal year 2024, which ends March 31. … Continued

Cox Automotive Presents 2024 Leader in Sustainability Award to Grubbs Family of Dealerships

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2024 – Cox Automotive presented its annual Leader in Sustainability Award to Grubbs Family of Dealerships, a fourth-generation dealership group that has been family-owned and operated since 1948 with six locations in Grapevine, Houston and San Antonio, Texas, and one location in Tulsa, Okla. Grubbs dealerships carry a lineup of four brands … Continued

Cox Automotive Analysis: Ford Motor Company’s Q4 2023 U.S. Market Performance

The impact of the six-week UAW strike against the Detroit automakers will be the focus of Ford’s fourth-quarter and full-year financial results when they are posted after the stock market closes on Tuesday, Feb. 6. The strike began late in the third quarter and continued well into October, so the fourth quarter saw the biggest … Continued

Cox Automotive Presents 19th Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award and $10,000 Barbara Cox Scholarship

ATLANTA, Feb. 5, 2024 – Cox Automotive presented its annual Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award to Tina Miller, senior vice president and chief financial officer, at Lithia and Driveway, headquartered in Medford, Ore., one of the largest global automotive retailers with more than 300 locations across North America and the United Kingdom. Named … Continued

Auto Market Weekly Summary

Job growth in January reaccelerated and was much stronger than expected, plus prior months were revised up. The three-month average for job creation increased to the highest level in nine months, casting doubt on the thesis that job growth is slowing. The unemployment rate and labor force participation were steady as wage inflation accelerated.  The … Continued

Cox Automotive Dealertrack Adds Synthetic ID Fraud Alert as Part of Compliance Solution

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2024 — Cox Automotive announces the enhancement of the Dealertrack Compliance solution through the addition of a new Synthetic ID fraud indicator, which will help protect dealers against fraudulent transactions earlier in the F&I process. The new Synthetic ID Fraud Alert integrates with trusted technology from Equifax, using patent-pending machine-learning algorithms, coupled with … Continued

Cox Automotive’s VinSolutions and FordDirect Join Forces To Better Serve Ford Dealers and Lincoln Retailers

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2024 – Cox Automotive’s VinSolutions has become a data integration partner in FordDirect’s CRM Choice program.   Ford Dealers and Lincoln Retailers will be able to gain access to FordDirect data directly within VinSolutions CRM to maximize sales and optimize leads.  The integrations will include key elements, such as inventory, incentives, and private offers. … Continued