February Auto Market Maintains Pace

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ESA Car Keys | February 2016’s auto market kept pace with a 17.4M SAAR on the strength of truck, CUV and SUV sales. Ford registered a year-over-year increase of nearly 20%.

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Car Keys: Storm? Strong Start in 2016 for Automotive

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ESA Car Keys | Not even the Blizzard of 2016 could stop the US auto market from posting another solid month in January.

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Car Dealers and the Need to Increase Share

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Adam Armbruster | Expect dealers to shift gears toward a strategy of profitability as volume inevitably plateaus in 2016. What ideas need to be brought to market? Here are a handful.

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Car Keys: Automotive’s Big Year

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ESA Car Keys | With a solid December performance, the US auto market finished 2015 with the highest full-year auto volume ever at 17.47M units, surpassing a 15-year record from 2000.

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NADA + ESA Webinar: Increasing Dealer Profitability

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Automotive dealers looking for increased profitability are invited to attend NADA University’s February 10 Webinar, “Increase Profit Through Smarter Advertising,” hosted by ESA Senior Partner Adam Armbruster.

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Car Keys: November Pushes Toward Record Year

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ESA Car Keys | November marks third straight month of 18M+ automotive sales pace; 2015 on target to set all-time annual volume record (17.35M units in 2000).

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Auto Inventory Snapshot

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ESA Car Keys | Good snapshot of today’s dealer inventory, which is leaner than last year. Chrysler lots are turning 4x per year on average, while Subaru runs at about 20x per year.

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Car Keys: Incentives, Trucks Drive October Auto Sales

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ESA Car Keys | October was another month pointing toward a possible new volume record in automotive sales for 2015. Average prices were up, as where incentives. Light trucks again lead the way, along with import passenger vehicles.

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Aging Average Car = Opportunity

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ESA Car Keys | Record-breaking new car sales. So why is the average age of vehicles on the road getting older and not younger? And why should we even care? A little math will tell us the answers, and point the way to opportunity.

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Car Keys: September Jumps the 18M Mark

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ESA Car Keys | September auto market remains red-hot at 18M+ pace, even with VW’s woes. Light trucks lead the way. Dealers looking for gross profits in midst of volume surge.

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