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A Tale of Two Realities: Franchised and Independent Dealers See Two Different Auto Markets, Latest Cox Automotive Study Finds

ATLANTA, Sept. 16, 2019 – According to the Q3 2019 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index (CADSI) released today, U.S. automobile dealers view the current market as negative, with an index score of 48. The slight decrease from Q2’s score of 49 was not statistically significant. The index reading of 48 indicates that slightly more dealers … Continued

Rivian Announces $350 Million Investment from Cox Automotive

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 10, 2019 – Rivian today announced an equity investment of $350 million from global automotive services company Cox Automotive. In addition to the investment, the companies will explore partnership opportunities in digital retailing, service operations and logistics. “We are building a Rivian ownership experience that matches the care and consideration that go … Continued

Cox Automotive Rates & Incentives Now Delivers Data Faster, With Better Accuracy Than Ever

Atlanta, GA. – September 10, 2019 – With new-vehicle sales declining, it’s more important than ever that dealers seize the opportunity to close every deal. To do so means providing a flexible, customer-friendly car buying experience, which in today’s automotive market, requires dealers to source up-to-the-minute information across industry channels. Recognizing this challenge and in … Continued

Cox Automotive Forecast: U.S. Auto Sales Pace Expected To Fall For Third Straight Month

ATLANTA, Aug. 28, 2019 – Cox Automotive is forecasting U.S. new-vehicle sales volume in August to finish at 1.59 million, up 6.5% from last year, or an increase of nearly 100,000 units. The seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), however, is expected to drop to 16.5 million, below July’s 16.8 million level, and down from August 2018’s … Continued

New Study Offers Blueprint for Dealership Fixed Ops Staffing Success

Automotive News, Aug. 19, 2019 — The shortage of talented auto service technicians is acute and growing. The turnover of service advisers at new-vehicle dealerships has come to resemble a revolving door. Workers younger than baby boomers aren’t especially interested in dealership jobs, including those in the service department, parts desk and body shop. Even as … Continued

CPO Gains Some Year-Over-Year Steam to Start 2nd Half

Auto Remarketing, Aug. 19, 2019 — It was a great start to the second half of the year for the certified pre-owned car market. There were 236,579 CPO vehicle sales in July, which beat year-ago figures by 6%, despite trailing June figures by 2%, says a new Data Point report from Cox Automotive, which cites Motor … Continued

Misconceptions About EVs Hindering Demand

Automotive News, Aug. 19, 2019 — Cost and practicality are deterring customers from buying electric vehicles, according to a Cox Automotive study. But Cox says much of the concern is based on misconceptions. “A lot of it is misconception and an education opportunity for manufacturers and dealers,” said Rachelle Petusky, manager of research and market … Continued

Tesla Is An EV Brand Awareness Juggernaut Compared To Competition

Forbes, Aug. 19, 2019 — When it comes to electric vehicle brand awareness in the marketplace, Elon Musk’s Tesla by far surpasses all others, according to a study released Monday by Cox Automotive. When asked what brands of electric vehicles they were aware of, 81% of consumers responding who said they are considering an electric vehicle purchase … Continued

Overcoming Electric Vehicle Misconceptions is Crucial to Converting Consideration to Sales

ATLANTA, Aug. 19, 2019 – Dealers and automakers are in the driver’s seat when it comes to laying a positive foundation for the nearly 100 new electrified models scheduled to arrive in the U.S. market in the next few years. However, without collaboration between the two groups, clearing up the common misconceptions facing electric vehicles … Continued

Cox Automotive’s Isabelle Helms Discusses the Latest Recruiting Trends For Dealers

CBT News, Aug. 12, 2019 — Attracting the top talent is always on every dealer’s mind, however as the workforce begins to change, so should recruiting strategies. On today’s show, CBT News takes a look at our recent conversation with Isabelle Helms, vice president of research and marketing intelligence for Cox Automotive. She discusses key … Continued