Welcome to another edition of the CBT News Market Update. To quickly recap this week’s numbers, the retail SAAR of new car sales came out to 6.85, a 32.5% increase from this time last year. New vehicle sales hit 171,172, while used vehicle sales sat at 156,460 up 22.2% from 2020 levels. Inventory levels among all new and vehicles, however, are trending upwards.
In today’s segment, our panel discusses the following:
- How have both of your former roles at vAuto given you perspective on the current market?
- It’s a seller’s market right now. How do things differ on the used car side?
- What metrics are valuable for dealers to focus on as their cars sell quickly?
- What about the cars that aren’t moving?
- How should dealers respond when cars are still on the lot after 40, 50, 60 days?
- It sounds like there are a few different levers dealers can pull, how would you recommend for dealers to hold the most gross on their used units?
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