August 20, 2018 - Industry News
Honda, Hyundai, and Kia topped U.S. News & World Report's annual ‘Best New Cars for Teens’ list, while Buick, Toyota, and GM led the way in the pre-owned category.
Tags: Buick, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, US News & World Report
June 21, 2018 - Industry News
The firm’s 2018 study revealed a 4% increase in initial quality from a year ago, with Genesis, Kia, and Hyundai topping the annual study’s rankings.
Tags: Genesis, Hyundai, Initial Quality Study, J.D. Power, Kia
September 19, 2017 - Industry News
Michigan’s No. 1 import dealership has moved into a new, state-of-the-art facility in Auburn Hills, Mich. The 27,000-square-foot facility sits on 10 acres and has the capacity to sell and serve more than 500 cars per month.
Tags: facility upgrades, Kia, New Dealership, Richard Lalonde, Summit Place Kia
September 5, 2017 - Industry News
The average transaction price rose despite mixed results for major automakers, with Fiat Chrysler topping the list with a 6.1% year-over-year increase in the brand’s average price.
Tags: Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, Kelley Blue Book, Kia, transaction prices
August 9, 2017 - Industry News
Motivated by the success of his Kia dealership in New Jersey's Egg Harbor Township, Roy Greenblatt has acquired a second location in the state, the former Toms River Kia. The store has been renamed Matt Blatt Kia of Toms River.
Tags: Dealership, Kia, Matt Blatt Kia, merger and acquisition
February 15, 2017 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book’s list of the best family vehicles for the 2017 model year includes eight SUVs, four minivans, and no sedans.
Tags: Chevrolet, Chrysler, Honda, Kelley Blue Book, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota
January 17, 2017 - Industry News
Sister South Korean automakers Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. will invest $3.1 billion in the U.S. in the next five years and may build a new assembly plant in the United States, Hyundai Motor's president told reporters on Tuesday.
Tags: Donald Trump, Hyundai, Kia, Vehicle Manufacturing
December 20, 2016 - Industry News
On Jan. 12, 2017, Wheel’s Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc. will begin servicing the certified pre-owned merchandising and marketing needs of Kia Canada’s network of dealers.
Tags: Canada, CPO, Kia, Wheel's Automotive Dealer Supplies Inc.
December 1, 2016 - Industry News
The estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in November was $34,948, a 1.7% increase from a year ago, according to Kelley Blue Book. An analyst with the firm attributed the increase to a shift in consumer preference from cars to more expensive trucks and SUVs.
Tags: average transaction price, Fiat Chrysler, Hyundai, KBB, Kia, Nissan North America
November 16, 2016 - Industry News
For the second year in a row, IntelliChoice has named Kia Motors America’s certified pre-owned program the 'Best Popular Program.'
Tags: Award, CPO, Kia, used vehicles
November 15, 2016 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book announced the winners of its 2017 Best Buy Awards. The big winner was Honda. Not only did it take home four awards, its 2017 Honda Civic was named the Overall Best Buy of 2017.
Tags: Audi, Awards, Best Buy, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, KBB, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota
June 22, 2016 - Industry News
Kia ended the 27-year reign of premium brands by ranking highest among all nameplates in J.D. Power’s annual study. Overall, new-vehicle quality improved 6%, which was double last year’s 3% improvement.
Tags: General Motors, Hyundai, Initial Quality Study, J.D. Power, Kia, Toyota, Volkswagen
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
General Motors should gain market share by replacing 88% of its light-duty lineup by 2020, while Volkswagen and Korean automakers are relying too heavily on cars with consumer demand shifting toward SUVs and trucks, a Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst has said.
Tags: Bank of America, Chevrolet, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Merrill Lynch, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen
April 27, 2016 - Industry News
ChannelNet announced this week it will begin building customer lifecycle management programs and dealer portals for Hyundai Motor Finance and Kia Motors Finance in Canada as part of its new contract with Hyundai Capital Inc.
Tags: Canada, Hyundai, Kia, Online Buying
November 11, 2014 - Industry News
Shoppers on Kia.com can now explore finance options side-by-side using PaymentDriver. Those options can include current Kia incentives and interest rates, as well as the trade-in value of the customer’s current vehicle.
Tags: Dealertrack, Finance, Kia, PaymentDriver
June 25, 2014 - Industry News
To celebrate the unveiling of the new store, the group will donate the first 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C to live auction, with 100% of the bid price over MSRP being donated to charity.
Tags: Acura, Audi, charity giving, Chrysler, Donation, Fiat, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Volkswagen
April 9, 2014 - Industry News
Honda holds onto its reign as best overall brand and most trusted brand, while Kia, GMC, Jaguar earn first Brand Image Awards.
Tags: Brand Image Awards, GMC, Honda, Jaguar, Kelley Blue Book, Kia
January 14, 2014 - Industry News
A new brand loyalty report from CarFinance.com found that below-prime car buyers are less loyal than the average car buyer. Kia topped the list of brands this group is most loyal to.
Tags: brand loyalty, CarFinance.com, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Kia, Nissan, subprime, trade-in vehicles
November 26, 2013 - Industry News
Lenders that provide excellence in the servicing and onboarding experiences from the beginning of the loan or lease process set the stage for customer satisfaction throughout the financing duration, according to the J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study.
Tags: Auto Loans, consumer financial habits, customer satisfaction, JD Power and Associates, Kia, Lincoln, Study
November 21, 2013 - Industry News
Advertising experts at this week's J.D. Power Western Automotive Conference discussed how dealers and automotive marketers can increase sales through multicultural marketing and media.
Tags: Acura, Gen Y, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, J.D. Power and Associates, Kia, marketing, Nissan, television advertising
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