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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Looking to Increase Dealership Gross Profits?

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ESA Car Keys | Market-leading auto dealerships are making moves to increase gross profits. Retail innovation and strategic thinking is showing immediate results. (Adam Armbruster on Wards ideaXchange)

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Car Keys: The Beat Goes On in August

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ESA Car Keys | It might be time to rename this thread to Truck Keys, as a familiar story repeats itself. US Auto Sales are pacing at an any-month decade high exceeding 17.7M units. Very strong gains for Ford and Hyundai.

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Car Keys: July Hits 10-Year High

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ESA Car Keys, July 2015 | The prolonged growth of the auto market continues to beat all expectations and gain strength in an otherwise mixed economy. July’s SAAR hits 17.5M, its highest mark in 10 years.

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A Case for More Focus on EVs?

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ESA Car Keys | Gas prices, EV incentives, driving ranges, and residual values will play a part in EV sales during the 2nd half of 2015.

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