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U.S. Auto Dealer Sentiment Reaches Record High; Inventory Becomes Top Concern

ATLANTA, Sept. 8, 2020 – According to the Q3 2020 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index (CADSI) released today, U.S. automobile dealers’ view of the current automotive market shows significant improvement and has mostly recovered from the historic, pandemic-driven drops in the second quarter. The overall current market index moved into positive territory in Q3 with … Continued

Auto Inventory Levels Reach New Lows Amid Strong August Sales

CBT News, Sept. 7, 2020 – Inventory is scarce right now, that’s no secret, and the used car market has been hit especially hard. This has left many dealers wondering how and when their pre-COVID inventory levels will return. Watch this episode to learn about the current state of inventory supply and the impact it … Continued

Cox Automotive Forecast: Auto Sales Recovery Continues on Track in August

ATLANTA, August 26, 2020 – As summer winds down in the last week of August, the auto industry’s slow recovery appears to remain on track, at least for another month. According to a forecast released today by Cox Automotive, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of auto sales in August is expected to finish near … Continued

Cox Automotive’s Statement on COVID-19 – Summary of Activities

A Note from Cox Automotive CEO Sandy Schwartz Regarding COVID-19 Let’s just say this about COVID-19: We’re all in it together. Our job is to help make the automotive industry as good as it can be, and that has never been more apparent or more important than right now. Like so many others, Cox Automotive … Continued

Restocking Dealer Lots a Tough Task for Industry

Ed Sheehy, the longtime president of Southeast Toyota Distributors, has every right to yell it from the rooftops: He told you so. Relatively strong retail sales and continued production hiccups from COVID-19 have pushed new-vehicle inventories nationwide down to just 2.3 million vehicles, according to figures tabulated by Cox Automotive and confirmed by the Automotive … Continued

Cox Automotive Mobility and Georgia Power Advance Fleet Electrification Future

ATLANTA, Aug. 10, 2020 – Cox Automotive Mobility’s Pivet Atlanta facility, located conveniently between downtown Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, completed one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) charging single property installations in the southeast in collaboration with Georgia Power and EV charging network provider ChargePoint. The groundbreaking Smart Technology Project, which includes the … Continued

2 Straight Months of Record Wholesale Prices; What’s Next?

Auto Remarketing, Aug. 11, 2020 – This metric measuring wholesale used-car prices has now hit all-time highs for two straight months, as a near 6% sequential lift in wholesale values pushed the index to 158.0, according to parent company Cox Automotive. That reading beats year-ago figures by 12.5% and is nearly nine points higher than … Continued

Toyota, Honda, Kia Rally Continues; Hyundai Posts 1st Gain since Feb.

Automotive News, Aug. 4, 2020 – Toyota Motor Corp., American Honda and Kia in July posted their smallest U.S. sales declines since the coronavirus outbreak took hold and four brands chalked up increases, signaling the market continues to recover from the pandemic. Volume fell 19 percent at Toyota Motor, 11 percent at America Honda and … Continued

Cox Leaders Named to New Roles

Cox Enterprises has named Steve Rowley as the new president of Cox Automotive, effective Aug. 3. Cox Automotive includes powerhouse brands Autotrader®, Kelley Blue Book®, Dealertrack®, vAuto® and Manheim®. He takes over for President and CEO Sandy Schwartz, who moves to a role as CEO of the Cox Family Office. Keith Holmes, senior vice president … Continued

Cox Automotive Forecast: Low Inventory, Economic Uncertainty Hold Back July Auto Sales

ATLANTA, July 28, 2020 – The vehicle market is expected to show modest month-over-month improvement in July, but the growing number of COVID-19 cases and overall economic uncertainty continue to stifle a more robust recovery. According to a forecast released today by Cox Automotive, the seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of auto sales in July … Continued