Josh Isley

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Inhouse reporter for CBT News. A recent graduate from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Has a strong interest in reporting trends and news in the automotive industry.

‘I’m Never Going to Own a Car Again’ NYC Mayor de Blasio Pushes Mass...

“Cars are the past, the future is going to be mass transit, biking, walking…I’m never going to own a car again, I can tell...
Barra

GM CEO Barra Encourages Young Girls to Consider a Career in the Auto Industry

Despite small glimpses of recent progress, Women have continued to be underrepresented across the entire auto industry. According to data collected by Catalyst, women...
Tesla and Chevy

Chevy and Tesla Top the List of Fastest-Selling Cars 

In the race to get cars sold and off the lot, new SUVs and Tesla are leading the pack. iSeeCars published a study revealing...
Ford

Breaking: Jim Hackett Stepping Down from Ford Oct. 1, Jim Farley Named Next CEO

After three years of service, Jim Hackett is stepping down from his role as CEO of Ford Motor Company. Hackett will be succeeded by Jim...

Peter Welch on Black Representation Among Dealer Body, ‘Absolutely Room For Improvement’

Homer B. Roberts was the first African-American new car dealer beginning in 1923 according to research conducted by historyofaacardealers.com. Roberts opened the gate for...
auto retailers

A Glance at 2nd Quarter Results for Auto Retailers Across the Industry

2020 has brought twists, turns, and challenges of every sort. Auto retailers have certainly felt the unpredictability as they’ve tried to navigate through the...
COVID-19 cases

Auto Industry Braces for Next Wave of COVID-19 Cases

The auto industry is showing signs of concern as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow daily. Automakers are in a realm of...
RV Sales

RV and Camper Sales Grow During the Pandemic

Consumers are renewing their love for the open road in newly purchased recreation vehicles and camper trailers. As travelers continue to be wary of hotels,...

AutoNation Benefits Tremendously from Resuming Operations

AutoNation Inc. is reaping the rewards of returning to work. The nation’s largest auto retailer posted a press release reporting a quarterly profit that had...
Features Car Buyers Want

Dash Cams Sit Atop the List of Features Car Buyers Want

All car buyers have a unique set of features they want in a new vehicle. Some shoppers enjoy the luxury of a convertible top,...
Tyson Jominyvideo

J.D. Power’s Tyson Jominy Reviews Auto Retail Sales and Trends for July

According to data from J.D. Power, the retail automotive industry is looking at a 14.3 million SAAR for July, which is about 2.5 million...

‘I’m Never Going to Own a Car Again’ NYC Mayor de Blasio Pushes Mass...

“Cars are the past, the future is going to be mass transit, biking, walking…I’m never going to own a car again, I can tell...
Vince Sheehyvideo

Vince Sheehy Celebrates Sheehy Auto’s Sales and Charitable Initiatives

There are countless lessons to learn during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dealers are learning more in the span of a few months than they might...
lending

What is the State of Lending During COVID-19 and How Can F&I Adapt?

There has been a lot of talk and analysis over the last few months about how the car industry has had to adapt to...

Fitting an Off-Road Presence into Your Dealership’s Marketing

In General Motors’ second-quarter earnings call, Mary Barra pointed to GMC and Chevrolet models that will continue to build upon demand for popular off-road...

Generate More Be-Backs with this Step-by-Step Guide

  Before the age of the internet and smartphones, be-backs were done with voicemails and letters. However, today there is so much technology at a...

Mastering Your Vehicle Service Contract Sales

Listen up, F&I managers: When was the last time you took a long, hard look at your service contract sales? Were you happy with...

Eliminating Your Customers’ Fears

 On this episode of the Saturday Morning Sales Meeting, David Lewis of David Lewis and Associates talks about understanding and eliminating your customers' fears...

June Kerrigan Report: Retail Automotive Bounces Back Strong

After some tumultuous activity, the Kerrigan Index settled down for the month of June. The index was up five percent that month, which means...