From the monthly archives: November, 2011

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The LA Auto Show: Setting the Stage for Compact Utility Dominance

The week prior to the Thanksgiving holiday I spent two harried days running around the Los Angeles convention center taking in the city’s annual auto show, and while LA had its fair share of exotic concept and low volume performance debuts – Chevy Camaro ZL1, Mercedes ML63 AMG, Subaru BRZ, and the Porsche 911 to name a few – it was the reveal of two compact utilities, the Ford Escape and the Honda CR-V, that were arguably the show’s most significant. Let’s look at some data to back this up.  Just five years ago, compact utilities had a 9% share of all new vehicles sold; at the close of ...

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Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles - Why So Popular?

I will be attending the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Dealer Conference in Las Vegas next week and wanted to share with my readers some insight my astute colleague, David Wagner, supplied to me.  CPO sales continue to break records on the number of units sold by manufacturers and overall CPO sales are outpacing last year’s numbers by 6.2% according to Auto Remarketing.  In fact, many manufacturers that were not in the CPO business are starting to put more emphasis on the program.  My good friend David Carp states in an article, “[Kia is] very excited about breaking an all- ...

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