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THE NEWSROOM

The latest news about Cox Automotive and our brands, including featured insights, news and press releases.

Recent News

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Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index – August 2018 Used Vehicle Values Set New Record for Second Straight Month Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis)… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Industry Update Report: August 2018 The 2018 Cox Automotive Industry Update Report shares Cox Automotive’s multifaceted insight into the automotive marketplace to provide an overview of economic… Read Article
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2018 Vehicle Tech Features Study In-vehicle technology has significantly increased in importance to vehicle shoppers over the last four years. In fact, vehicle tech now ranks ahead… Read Article
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8 Key Market Trends Through July 2018 Earlier in the year, we introduced the 8 key market trends that would have the greatest impact on how the automotive industry… Read Article
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Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index – July 2018 Used Vehicle Values Increase to New Record Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 1.51% month-over-month… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Industry Update Report: July 2018 A monthly report leveraging Cox Automotive’s multifaceted insight into the automotive marketplace to provide an overview of economic indicators, supply, demand, credit… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Leasing Study New vehicle leasing peaked in 2016. Since then, the cost advantage of leasing over the average auto loan has decreased, causing the… Read Article
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Cox Automotive Incentives Study New vehicle incentives have increased dramatically since 2014, yet over 50% of consumers have little to no familiarity with them. However, 60% of… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive Commentary: Hurricane Florence — Updates on storm’s potential impact on vehicles SEPTEMBER 15 UPDATE: The media coverage of the rain and flooding in the Carolinas has been nothing short of heartbreaking, with many… Read Article
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Press Releases Manheim Commentary: Used Vehicle Values Set New Record for Second Straight Month Wholesale used vehicle prices (on a mix-, mileage-, and seasonally adjusted basis) increased 2.01 percent month-over-month in August. This brought the Manheim… Read Article
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Press Releases Majority of New-Car Dealers Agree: Import Tariffs are Bad for Business ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2018 – According to data from the Q3 2018 Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index (CADSI) released today, U.S. automobile dealers… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive industry commentary for August 2018 August 2018 U.S. auto sales were reported earlier today, with the overall market coming in near forecast driven by strong truck and… Read Article
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Press Releases August New-Vehicle Sales Expected to Increase over August 2017 ATLANTA, August 28, 2018 – New-vehicle sales in August are forecast to reach 1.49 million, up approximately 100,000 units from August 2017… Read Article
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Press Releases Mobility Services Becoming More Popular as Alternatives to Vehicle Ownership, According to Cox Automotive Study ATLANTA, August 23, 2018 – The automotive industry’s predictions on the future of traditional vehicle ownership remain a topic of debate and… Read Article
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Press Releases Autonomous Vehicle Awareness Rising, Acceptance Declining, According to Cox Automotive Mobility Study ATLANTA, August 16, 2018 – In the race for self-driving cars, building consumer trust when it comes to safety is just as important… Read Article
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Press Releases Cox Automotive Establishes Mobility Solutions Group, Accelerates Effort with Acquisition of Clutch Technologies ATLANTA, August 13, 2018 – Cox Automotive is bringing together its investments and solutions supporting the future of mobility with the formation… Read Article
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News Coverage Retail innovator O’Neil retiring from Cox Cox Automotive COO Mark O'Neil plans to retire in February after a career that included multiple innovations in auto retailing. His exit… Read Article
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News Coverage The Great Recession sped up practices already in place Crises spur change. Just as technical advances explode (often literally) during a war, the Great Recession accelerated trends in auto retailing that… Read Article
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News Coverage Early look at potential used-car impact from Hurricane Florence With powerful Hurricane Florence taking a wobbling route toward the Southeast, experts are already considering possible damages — especially to vehicles — in… Read Article
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News Coverage Carolina Dealers Face Florence Losses Lower vehicle density will spare Hurricane Florence-affected areas from tallying total losses approaching those seen in Texas and Florida during last year’s… Read Article
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News Coverage Cox Automotive Makes Bold Move with Subscription Services CBT Automotive is speaking today with Cox Automotive members: Joe George, president of Mobility Solutions, David Liniado, vice president of New Growth and… Read Article
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News Coverage NEW ROADS: Weighing pros and cons of vehicle subscriptions – Part II [Editor's Note: Part I of this series was published Tuesday. Part III will be from the vantage point of the subscription providers.]… Read Article
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News Coverage NEW ROADS: Weighing pros and cons of vehicle subscriptions – Part I Ask people in the auto industry what they think of car subscriptions, and you’re likely to get a range of answers as… Read Article
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News Coverage Manheim index now at highest reading ever The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index is now in unchartered territory. The team at Cox Automotive reported on Monday that wholesale used… Read Article

A quick history
of Cox Automotive

1898

ESTABLISHMENT

The Cox Enterprises story began nearly 120 years ago when founder James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Daily News for $26,000. This remarkable story continues today with the third and fourth generations of Governor Cox’s family at the helm of one of the country’s leading communications, media and automotive services companies.

1968

MANHEIM AUTO AUCTION ACQUIRED

Cox Enterprises enters the auto auction business with its purchase of Manheim Auto Auction in Manheim, Pennsylvania.

1999

AUTOTRADER.COM LAUNCHES

AutoTrader.com launches as online automotive classified website for car shoppers and sellers. The site aggregates millions of new and used cars from thousands of dealers and private sellers, and also provides reviews, advice and comparison tools.

2010

KELLEY BLUE BOOK, VAUTO & HOMENET ACQUIRED

AutoTrader.com acquires Kelley Blue Book, vAuto and HomeNet Automotive as the company begins expanding into providing software tools and solutions for car dealers and manufacturers.

2011

VINSOLUTIONS ACQUIRED; AUTOTRADER GROUP FORMED

AutoTrader.com acquires VinSolutions and forms AutoTrader Group as the company expands its service offerings to help dealers and manufacturers manage their inventory and advertising online.

2012

MANHEIM MAKES INVESTMENT & ACQUISITION

Manheim forms DealShield for wholesale assurance products and NextGear Capital for wholesale floor planning, acquires Ready Auto Transport.

2013

AUTOTRADER GROUP ACQUIRES HAYSTAK MARKETING

AutoTrader Group acquires Haystak Digital Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency that focuses exclusively on the retail automotive industry.

2014

COX AUTOMOTIVE FORMS

Cox Automotive forms as a division of Cox Enterprises to house all automotive brands. Cox Automotive acquires Xtime, a service retention platform.

2015

REBRAND, LAUNCH & ACQUISITION

AutoTrader.com rebrands to Autotrader. Cox Automotive Canada launches. Cox Automotive acquires Dealertrack and its subsidiaries, Dealer.com and incadea.

2016

COX AUTOMOTIVE AUSTRALIA FORMED

Cox Automotive announces plans to strategically combine CarsGuide with the Dealer Solutions, Sell My Car and Manheim businesses to form Cox Automotive Australia.

Press Resources

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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Third Quarter 2018 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources Company Fact Sheet Find out more about Cox Automotive through a company overview, key facts about its brands and a brief timeline of the company’s… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Second Quarter 2018 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – First Quarter 2018 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article
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Press Resources NADA Newsroom Cox Automotive NADA 2018 Press Conference Thank you for attending!   We are glad that so many media could attend the press… Read Article
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Press Resources The Auto Industry: The Vital Importance of Used Cars Infographic All cars on the road are used. At the moment a vehicle is driven off a dealer’s lot by a proud new… Read Article
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Press Resources The Auto Industry in Perspective Infographic This infographic compares home sales with auto sales and explains why the two industries are no longer in lockstep. Differences in the… Read Article
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Press Resources Cox Automotive Dealer Sentiment Index – Fourth Quarter 2017 Derived from a quarterly survey that Cox Automotive issues to a representative sample of franchise and independent auto dealers, the Cox Automotive… Read Article

Our Story

Born from an idea to connect pillars of our industry into one, unified game changer, Cox Automotive is uniquely positioned to lead the way in transforming the way the world buys, sells and owns cars. With over 32,000 team members representing 27+ brands globally, we are connecting what’s needed with what’s next to empower our clients to thrive in a rapidly changing automotive marketplace.

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