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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

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

What Dale Pollak Would Have Said on the Show Floor

Automotive News, Feb. 9, 2021 – Buick dealer Len Pollak had a rule for his four sons in the 1960s: No going to the NADA convention until you’re 10. That left Dale Pollak, the youngest, in an annual state of humiliation. Not only did he have to watch his brothers take off without him, he … Continued

NADA 2021/AFSA 2021 Newsroom

This special newsroom provides a centralized hub to access all of the announcements from Cox Automotive brands related to NADA Show 2021 and AFSA 2021 Vehicle Finance Conference. Press Release Schedule Date/Time* Brand PR Contact Announcement Assets Feb. 8/8 a.m. Xtime Brenna Buehler Putting the Entire Service Process in the Palm of the Customer, Xtime Invites … Continued

DAILY DRIVE PODCAST: Cox Automotive’s Steve Rowley: ‘The future is bright for us’

Join Automotive News Publisher Jason Stein for a daily podcast series about the coronavirus crisis. He speaks with industry experts, insiders and Automotive News reporters about how the virus is impacting and reshaping the automotive industry. The new Cox Automotive President Steve Rowley sees growth opportunities for the dealership services giant in digital retailing and areas such … Continued

Cox Automotive Forecast: Relatively Healthy Auto Sales Continue in January

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2021 – January is normally the quietest month of the year for vehicle sales as buyers take a break after holiday shopping, but according to a Cox Automotive forecast released today, January 2021 U.S. auto sales are expected to be healthy, up from last month and down less than 4% from January … Continued

Cox Automotive Hires Ken Kraft as Chief Marketing Officer

ATLANTA, Jan. 26, 2021 – Cox Automotive announced today that Ken Kraft is joining the company as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Monday, February 8. Kraft will report to Cox Automotive President Steve Rowley and join the executive leadership team. The CMO role has been expanded and elevated to support more growth … Continued

Cox Automotive Presents 16th Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award and $10,000 Barbara Cox Scholarship

ATLANTA, Jan. 25, 2021 – Cox Automotive presented its annual Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award to Corina Diehl, owner and president of Diehl Automotive, a five-dealership group headquartered in Butler, Pa. Named after Barbara Cox, the late co-owner of Cox Enterprises and daughter of the company’s founder, this honor is awarded to women … Continued

As the Car-Buying Process Moves Online, Satisfaction Climbs to an All-Time High

Atlanta, Jan. 25, 2021 – There was a time when consumers rated the car-buying process roughly on par with a stubborn root canal. But those days are passing into the rearview mirror now, as auto dealers move more steps of the retail process online resulting in consumer satisfaction hitting an all-time high, according to the … Continued