Cox Automotive’s Zo Rahim Shares His Insight into Retail Automotive Results for March

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As part of our continuing coverage of the Coronavirus, we’re pleased to welcome back Zo Rahim, Manager of Economics and Industry Insights at Cox Automotive. In this segment, Zo and Jim discuss monthly sales totals and predictions for the auto…

February Auto Sales: The Winners, Losers, and Surprises – Karl Brauer, Cox Automotive

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From trade agreements, to elections, to the Coronavirus, there has certainly been a lot of news that has shaken the auto industry lately. However, with the help of President’s Day incentives, sales turned out to be different than many experts…

What November Sales Numbers Indicate for the Close of 2019

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Here to give us an overview of this November's numbers and what we can expect from Q4 and beyond is Charlie Chesbrough, senior economist and senior director of industry insights at Cox Automotive. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim F.: Hello everyone. Jim…

Porsche, Volvo, and Subaru Come Out on Top in October

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Back in June, Cox Automotive economist Jonathan Smoke reported that the first half of 2019 was “marked by volatility” and the second half of the year would likely be worse. Economic growth has been expected to slow throughout the year…

Sales Results from Q3 Signal Another Steady and Robust Year for Auto Retail – Patrick Manzi, NADA Senior Economist

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Q3 for the retail auto industry has come to a close. And today we're joined by NADA senior economist, Patrick Manzi, to get an in-depth analysis of the key highlights and results for the quarter. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:  Jim Fitzpatrick: Welcome…

Nominal Gains Only Tell Part of the Story For July 2019 Auto Sales

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According to NADA, overall new light-vehicle sales took a small hit in July. Unit sales for the month came in at 1.39 million. Even though this number is higher than last year’s 1.36 million during July, the seasonally adjusted rate…

July Sales Numbers: Earnings Reveal Short-Term Wins for Dealers and Automakers – Karl Brauer, Autotrader

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Here to talk to us more about July’s earnings is Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. Karl is no stranger to CBT and in this segment, he shares with us, his insight about this month’s winners,…

Kerrigan Report: Diversified Business Models Drive Strong June Earnings in Auto Retail

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Welcome to the Kerrigan Advisors Market Update with Bridget Fitzpatrick and Erin Kerrigan, founder and managing director of Kerrigan Advisors. June's Kerrigan Report addresses the month's sales performance, stock valuations, and the current buy-sell market. Watch the full interview above…

June Sales Results Meet Expectations as Dealers Invest in New Pricing Strategies

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While the final numbers are still slated to come in, June's sales results are estimated to bring 2019's SAAR to between 17 million and 17.2 million. This number is relatively smaller than the projected sales goal of 17.3 million. May…

June Sales Numbers: Low Interest Rates and SUVs Continue to Drive Auto Sales – Karl Brauer, Autotrader & KBB

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The second quarter of the fiscal year is officially over, and there are a lot of numbers and trends to break down. Here to talk to us more about June’s earnings is Karl Brauer, executive publisher for Autotrader and Kelley…

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How AutoNation’s DRV PNK initiative continues to drive out cancer

The month of October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and the majority of us know someone impacted by cancer, whether directly or indirectly. Lives have been derailed and AutoNation is doing something about it. Their mission? To…
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Tips for effective vehicle merchandising and marketing

You can prepare a steak and potato dinner in two ways. One is to meticulous cook the steak and potato, arrange it beautifully on a plate, and serve it with love and care. The other way is to throw a…
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Major announcement Tuesday by General Motors focuses on EV development

On Tuesday, Oct 20, General Motors held a virtual media event to announce a multi-billion-dollar investment into six of their manufacturing facilities. At the heart of the announcement is a transition for the Spring Hill, TN assembly plant to begin…
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CBT automotive newscast: October 21, 2020

Today’s Featured Interview: How AutoNation's DRV PNK initiative continues to drive out cancer For five years AutoNation has stepped up, alongside cancer-fighting charities, and made the fight part of their culture with their DRV PNK movement. AutoNation and the DRV…

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…

Do people of color have more leadership opportunities in automotive retail...

Welcome back to Diversity in Automotive: Tier 1 spotlight edition, brought to you by TrueCar and CarNow. In today's segment, host Cory Mosley is joined by an esteemed panel of automotive retail professionals including Gary Graves, CTO and founder of InteractiveTel,…

7 ways to increase your dealership website’s local organic search optimization

In this episode of Auto Marketing Now, host Brian Pasch discusses search engine optimization and the problems that he often finds while auditing dealership websites. Most dealers fail to understand that local, organic search is the highest quality, most sustainable,…