April 19, 2018 - Industry News
Black Book’s most recent depreciation data charts a spring surge — and predicts a decline — in values for compacts and other smaller-car segments.
April 16, 2018 - Industry News
Automotive Digital Marketing Agency has released a tool designed to allow auto dealers to automate vehicle listings for Facebook Marketplace.
April 13, 2018 - Industry News
The announcement marks Rowe's return to the company where he started his digital marketing career nearly 20 years ago. It also marks his return to the car business.
Tags: Autobytel, AutoWeb, Cox Automotive, digital marketing, digital retailing, technology
April 12, 2018 - Industry News
IHS Markit analysts say more than two-thirds of SUV and crossover buyers remain loyal to the segment, far outpacing the industry average with no signs of slowing.
April 3, 2018 - Industry News
Thanks to strong SUV sales, March's average transaction price rose $703 from a year ago to $35,285, the firm said this week.
Proactive Dealer Solutions announced a series of new additions to its library of interactive videos for business development center training.
March 29, 2018 - Industry News
It’s not just the wave of off-lease vehicles expected to return to the market this year and next, it’s the type of vehicles returning that could stunt new sales. Rising interest rates, however, could turn the tide for the new-vehicle market.
Tags: Cox Automotive, new-vehicle sales, used-vehicle sales
March 28, 2018 - Industry News
The all-new UX crossover SUV will be Lexus' first vehicle to be offered through a subscription plan when it arrives in dealership showrooms this December.
Tags: auto finance, Cadillac, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Subscription Service, UX 200, Volvo
March 27, 2018 - Industry News
A survey of 400 U.S. auto dealers by MAXDigital indicates the majority are preparing to change their sales process to boost profits, combat turnover, and improve CSI.
March 26, 2018 - Industry News
Michigan dealer Wes Lutz outlined his chief concerns as the new chairman of the National Automotive Dealers Association.
Outgoing NADA chair and Illinois dealer Mark Scarpelli delivered a moving address at the association’s 2018 convention.
March 23, 2018 - Industry News
Patrick Manzi met with the automotive press to discuss the trends affecting auto dealers and industry suppliers in attendance at NADA Show 2018.
Outsell 5.0 promises to take individualized content to the next level, providing unprecedented insight into who’s ready to buy and what they want.
Digital Air Strike’s newest release was designed to help dealers improve website chat, SMS messaging, and Facebook Messenger interaction with car buyers and service customers.
AutoLoop’s latest NADA-timed launch was designed to accelerate trade cycles and simplify the process.
March 22, 2018 - Industry News
MaximTrak aims to redefine the F&I transaction with its new FLITE ENGAGE digital retailing platform. Designed to provide an omnichannel experience, the platform can be used by dealership personnel in the showroom or by consumers on their mobile device.
Tags: digital retailing, Jim Maxim, Jr., MaximTrak, online F&I, RouteOne, virtual F&I office, Virtual Showroom
Spireon’s connected dealer solution now features advanced analytics, enterprise group management, and consumer mobile engagement to drive loyalty and profit for dealers.
The acquisition adds a new online appraisal tool to AutoLoop’s suite of dealership sales and service solutions.
March 21, 2018 - Industry News
The auction provider’s new personalized search tool was designed to offer dealers greater speed, more relevant results, and greater accuracy.
Digital Air Strike has added Path Chat’s artificial intelligence chat technology to its lineup of consumer engagement solutions.
March 20, 2018 - Industry News
The regulator had charged in an administrative complaint that the proposed sale violates federal antitrust laws. The two companies subsequently announced they are abandoning the proposed merger. Auto/Mate officials said the technology company is no longer for sale.
Tags: antitrust, Auto/Mate Dealership Systems, CDK Global, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, merger and acquisition
A survey of 250 U.S. franchised dealerships revealed a 21% drop in the gross-margin gain between new- and used-vehicle sales as off-lease units flooded the market in 2017.
March 19, 2018 - Industry News
TradeRev’s ‘H’ is a new suite of machine learning and imaging capabilities designed specifically for auto dealers.
DealerDNA’s newest offering was designed to bring trim-level payment-driven inventory marketing to auto dealers.
Ford Motor Co. has launched Ready.Shop.Go., a new ‘online experience’ designed to allow car buyers to find a vehicle, make a deal, and apply for financing.
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