Rhett Ricart, NADA Vice Chairman-Elect on the Future of the Car Business | Automotive Retail Trends for 2019 – Matt DeLorenzo | Market Predictions and New Car Buying Trends for 2019 – Bill Wittenmyer

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CBT News Week In Review for Friday, January 11th, 2019:

newscastAutomotive Retail Trends for 2019 – Matt DeLorenzo, Kelley Blue Book
2018 has been a year of continued innovation and big advances in technology, and with these changes comes new demands from consumers. From car buying experiences, to preferences, and car ownership expectations, there’s certainly a lot for dealers to consider in the new year. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Matt DeLorenzo, managing editor at Kelley Blue Book to discuss some major innovations the industry saw at December’s L.A. Auto Show as well as where auto retail is headed this year. Watch Now

newscastRetail Auto Finishes 2018 on a High Note – Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com
Historically low unemployment, new tax cuts, and a sharp decrease in gas prices set the tone for yet another strong year for 2018. According to numerous projections, the industry is likely to see the fourth consecutive year above 17 million vehicles. Here to tell us more about the December numbers is Executive Director of Industry Analysis at Edmunds.com, Jessica Caldwell. Watch Now

newscastRhett Ricart, NADA Vice Chairman-Elect on the Future of the Car Business, Tariffs, and the 2019 NADA Show
As we gear up for the annual NADA show in San Francisco at the end of this month, we’re pleased to welcome Rhett Ricart, Vice Chairman-Elect. Rhett is also President and CEO of Ricart Automotive and today, he speaks with Jim Fitzpatrick about his career in the auto industry and what we can expect from the upcoming NADA show. Watch Now

newscastMarket Predictions and New Car Buying Trends for 2019 – Bill Wittenmyer
It’s crucial for dealers to start the new year off on the right foot, and that begins with being mindful of market predictions and new car buying trends. On today’s show, Jim Fitzpatrick speaks with Bill Wittenmyer, vice president of sales and operations for eLead CRM, now part of CDK Global, to discuss what we’ve learned so far from car subscription services, advances in digital retailing, and the importance of your dealership’s online presence. Watch Now

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