ESA Car Keys | 2019’s third quarter provided silver linings, even with projections of a contracting auto market. September SAAR: 17.2M.
ESA Car Keys | A soft 2nd quarter for the auto market as imports, light-trucks gained share from domestics, passenger cars.
ESA Car Keys | On the back of a strong March (17.5M SAAR), the first quarter came in at a SAAR pace of 16.94 million units, down from last year’s pace.
ESA Car Keys | Wards Auto is projecting a 3% decline in the automotive market for 2019. Steve Finlay, Senior Editor, provides the rationale and insights.
ESA Car Keys | The US automotive market registered mixed results in October. Sales were down year-over-year in a month that produced the highest SAAR pace for 2018 and quicker inventory turn.
ESA Car Keys | September’s US auto market finished at 17.54M units according to Automotive News, a 5.5% year-over-year decline. More challenges loom for the final quarter of 2018.
ESA Car Keys | Want to know more about Ford’s nationwide rollout of a 100% online car-buying experience at the dealership level? Nobody better to talk with than Rick Ricart. So that’s what we did.
ESA Car Keys | After an 11-month low in July (2018), a slight recovery was expected in August’s US auto market. Instead, the market gave up more ground, despite ticking upwards year-over-year.
ESA Car Keys | U.S. auto sales are maintaining momentum through the first half of 2018, though 2nd-half challenges are looming. Dealers will be facing continued profitability issues, interest rate hikes, high levels of preowned vehicles, and more revision to US tariff policy.
ESA Car Keys | Expect an (even) stronger focus on Certified Pre-Owned cars in 2018. Last year saw 2.6M CPO vehicles sold in the US — to provide some relevance, that’s more units than any automaker, except for GM.