April 12, 2018 - Industry News
Auto dealers tied for 12th out of 20 industries ranked in the eighth edition of Temkin Group’s Customer Experience Ratings. Ford and Mercedes-Benz dealers also earned top rankings.
Tags: Customer Experience, customer satisfaction, Ford, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Tempkin Group, Toyota
March 1, 2018 - Industry News
Transaction prices have remained unaffected so far this year by the expected slowdown in new-vehicle demand. Notable increases were recorded by American Honda, Toyota Motor Co., and Volkswagen.
Tags: average transaction price, Honda, Kelley Blue Book, Toyota, Volkswagen
February 12, 2018 - Industry News
The firm named Hyundai as the brand with the lowest cost to own and Acura as the lowest cost luxury brand. Top vehicles were selected in 22 categories.
Tags: Acura, Cost to Own, General Motors, Hyundai, Kelley Blue Book, Toyota
January 3, 2018 - Industry News
Toyota is recalling 649 vehicles because they may have labels that inaccurately specify load-carrying capacity, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Tags: NHTSA, Recall, Toyota
December 27, 2017 - Industry News
Four of 20 automakers reported that automatic emergency braking (AEB) is standard on more than half of their 2017 model-year vehicles, according to an update released jointly by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Tags: automatic braking, Automatic Emergency Braking, NHTSA, Tesla Motors, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
October 25, 2017 - Industry News
Despite the expected decline, October looks to be relatively strong on strong replacement demand in hurricane-impacted states and higher incentive spending. Kelley Blue Book analysts, however, believe these are indicators that new-vehicle demand is still contracting.
Tags: Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales, Nissan, SAAR, Toyota, Volkswagen
September 27, 2017 - Industry News
Kelley Blue Book said replacement demand driven by hurricanes Harvey and Sandy is already being felt in some areas. The firm predicts that will continue into October and potentially November as vehicle insurance payouts are received.
Tags: Hyundai-Kia, Kelley Blue Book, new-vehicle sales, SAAR, Toyota
September 20, 2017 - Industry News
Shoppers on Jumpstart Automotive Media’s portfolio of automotive publishers are gravitating toward the luxury sport, coupe, luxury sport sedan, and large SUV categories. But the two segments grabbing the most attention are alternative fuel vehicles and subcompact SUVs and CUVs.
Tags: BMW, Jaguar, Jumpstart Automotive, online shoppers, Toyota
September 6, 2017 - Industry News
According to the American International Automobile Dealers Association, Hyundai and Nissan registered significant sales declines in August, while Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Volvo finished the month on a high note.
Tags: American International Automobile Dealers Associat, Hurricane Harvey, Hyundai, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
September 5, 2017 - Industry News
Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and other automakers have made cash donations and other contributions to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in south Texas and other Gulf Coast areas.
Tags: disaster relief, Ford, Hurricane Harvey, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo
April 4, 2017 - Industry News
Fiat Chrysler and Toyota showed the greatest year-over-year improvement as prices and incentives gained ground last month.
Tags: average transaction price, Fiat Chrysler, Kelley Blue Book, Toyota
February 22, 2017 - Industry News
J.D. Power’s annual dependability rankings include a strong showing from a number of mass-market manufacturers, including Toyota, General Motors and Hyundai.
Tags: Buick, Dodge, Ford, General Motors, J.D. Power, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Dependability
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 12, 2017 - Industry News
automotiveMastermind, a predictive analytics and marketing automation technology company for automotive dealerships, today announced that Toyota dealerships across the country will now be able to partner with it.
Tags: automotiveMastermind, data, marketing, technology, Toyota
The 3.1% year-over-year increase in new-vehicle sales in December was more than enough to push the industry’s annual sales tally above the 17.5 million-unit mark for 2016, according to Autodata Corp.
Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, December, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, SAAR, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen
January 5, 2017 - Industry News
Toyota announced it is developing a cloud-connected telematics system that offers improved navigation features, in-vehicle Wi-Fi, and remote connectivity via a smartphone app.
Tags: Connected Vehicle, telematics, Toyota
Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Co. are forming a nonprofit organization that will manage an open source software platform with the goal of providing consumers access to smartphone apps using voice commands and in-vehicle displays.
Tags: Connected Vehicle, Ford, telematics, Toyota
December 6, 2016 - Industry News
The industry sold 1.38 million new units in November, a 3.7% increase from a year ago, according to Autodata Corp. November's seasonally adjusted annual rate was 17.87 million, which was slightly lower than last November’s SAAR of 18.25 million.
Tags: Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Novemer, Porsche, Toyota, Vehicle Sales, Volkswagen
November 22, 2016 - Industry News
The NADA Used Car Guide issued a report that examines retention performance for 33 all-new or redesigned mainstream and luxury models. Leading the list were the 2016 Toyota Tacoma, Honda Pilot and Volvo XC90.
Tags: Honda, NADA, NADA Used Car Guide, Toyota, Volvo
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
November 3, 2016 - Industry News
Customers who bought cars from Hooman Toyota of Long Beach are angry after losing the perks of an offer they paid into following the dealership's change of ownership, NBC 4 News reports.
Tags: advertising, Dealership, Hooman Automotive Group, Toyota
October 19, 2016 - Industry News
According to Edmunds estimates, nearly 75% of Tacoma trade-ins this year have gone toward the purchase of another Tacoma. The popularity of Tacoma pickups, the study added, pushed Toyota’s overall truck loyalty rate to about 70%.
Tags: Study, Tacoma, Toyota, trucks
September 15, 2016 - Industry News
Dealers using both RouteOne and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) will now be able to book TFS electronic contracts through a completely automated process, according to a RouteOne announcement.
Tags: econtracting, RouteOne, Toyota, Toyota Financial Services
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
June 21, 2016 - Industry News
RouteOne announced this week that Southeast Toyota Finance, a provider of automotive financing for 176 dealers in the southeastern United States, will now include econtracting on its automotive finance platform.
Tags: econtracting, RouteOne, Southeast Toyota Finance, Toyota
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