How dealers can successfully generate revenue from connected services

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Capgemini just released a new Connected Car Trend Radar Report which explores how OEMs can make the most of their connected services in terms of monetization. Daniel Davenport, senior director of North American automotive for Capgemini, is here to discuss…

What can auto dealers learn from Q3 and what can they expect in Q4

The third quarter of 2020 is in the rearview mirror, and auto dealers have plenty of questions moving into the final few months of the year. For many business sectors, the year 2020 seemed to drag on for an eternity,…

Average selling price up YoY, holding steady on low inventory

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The average selling price of a new light vehicle in the United States was $38,723 in September 2020. According to Kelley Blue Book valuation analysts, that represents a 2.5% increase from September 2019 where the average selling price was $37,783,…

What will it take for consumers to embrace the EV market? – Lea Malloy

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Growth in the electric vehicle market took a small hit as the pandemic began, but Cox Automotive experts say this is only a minor bump in the road to advancement. Today, we’re pleased to welcome Lea Malloy, head of research…

Vaccines and digital payments pave the way for car buyers to return to normal

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For commerce to return to normal, much is riding on the development of a vaccine and digital payments. The "How We Shop" report by PYMTS.com sheds light on what consumers are thinking about as they change their shopping routines. In…

Dealerships team up with charitable organizations

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Charities have been especially hard-hit by COVID-19. Many previous donors might be in financial straits themselves, and limits on gatherings and events further challenge fundraising efforts. At the same time, needs have grown, with more people than ever relying on…

Cox Automotive chief economist Jonathan Smoke breaks down current auto industry data

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Data and trends in retail automotive can often fluctuate depending on who you ask so to help us sort through the latest information is Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist for Cox Automotive. We’ll be discussing the latest data and what dealers…

Collaborations and alliances in the auto industry a new normal

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Last week, Honda Motor Co. announced that it had signed off on a nonbinding memorandum of understanding in relation to creating a strategic alliance with General Motors. Jamie LaReau of the Detroit Free Press reported that both auto giants would…

Nikola partners with GM to produce electric pickup

Since the unveiling of the concept in February, The Nikola Badger has been hyped to be the direct rival to Tesla’s Cybertruck. The one question slowing the Arizona startup was who would produce the electric pickup. That question was answered…

Experian’s Q2 State of the Automotive Finance Market Report Reveals Interesting Trends

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Newly released information from Experian’s Q2 2020 State of the Automotive Finance Market says despite the pandemic, the automotive industry shows positive signs of recovery. On today’s show, we’re pleased to welcome back Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director of Automotive Financial…

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NAMAD lends a hand to minority dealerships with digital marketing training 

With digital retailing becoming more valuable to dealerships than ever before, it’s important for dealers to have every resource necessary to meet the changing demands of the market. This is why the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers (NAMAD) is…
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Automotive retail insider Allan Cooper discusses industry futurization

In this afternoon's interview, CBT News welcomes back Allan Cooper, president and co-founder of PiM Insights, automotive finance, sales, and management veteran, and industry consultant. Cooper and anchor Jim Fitzpatrick kick things off by discussing the overall impact COVID-19 has…
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Tekion makes a big splash in the DMS space and public dealer groups announce...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. Public Group Reporting We’ve entered Q3…
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Cox Automotive analyst Zo Rahim breaks down CPO sales and market forecasts

While dealers struggle with new vehicle inventory, used vehicle sales have become an emphasis for many dealers. Despite this, certified preowned sales have struggled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.CPO sales have been on the decline ever since stores…

Tekion makes a big splash in the DMS space and public...

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. Public Group Reporting We’ve entered Q3…

How car dealership leaders can create more growth opportunities for people...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by Damon Lester, president of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. Diversity and inclusion have been age-old issues for…

Automotive startups make big headlines with strong funding rounds and acquisitions

Welcome to another edition of The Friday 5 with Steve Greenfield, Founder and CEO of Automotive Ventures, an auto technology advisory firm that helps entrepreneurs raise money and maximize the value of their companies. NADA Impact on Vendors Big and…