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Used Vehicle Market Continues Sluggish Start to 2019

The used vehicle market continued its sluggish start to the new year, as a result the J.D. Power Valuation Services’ Seasonally Adjusted Used Vehicle Price Index declined 1.3 points – relative to January – to 116.1. February’s decline marked the sixth consecutive month of declines in the used market and is a trend we should expect to see more of throughout the course of 2019 as used vehicle prices are expected to decline relative to 2018.

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EV Pulse: Tesla Model Y Unveiled

Tesla unveiled their Model Y SUV last week. Pricing starts at $47,000 and production will start sometime in 2020. There will be a $39,000 version as well but it will not be available until later down the road. The Model Y will be the fourth vehicle in the California automaker's lineup, the new SUV has the potental to be the most successful model Tesla sells.

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Vehicle Loan Amounts Continue Upward Trend

According to Experian Automotive’s State of the Automotive Finance Market Third Quarter 2015 report, outstanding automotive loan balances have jumped up 11.3% to $968 billion. The rise is roughly $100 billion more than the same period in 2014.

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Win the Ultimate Car Enthusiast Gift Bag

If you don’t know what gift to give your car enthusiast this holiday season, we’ve got the perfect gift, and it’s free!

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Quick Spin: 2016 Mitsubishi I-MiEV ES

Mitsubishi's pint-sized electric vehicle might be the short commuter's dream. Unfortunately, the EV might be a personal finance nightmare as well. 

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 22 - 24

Dec. 23 BMW M Performance for a Hyundai Price? Hyundai has announced they’ve hired Albert Biermann as Head of Vehicle Test and High Performance Development.  Biermann was the head of BMW’s M Division and had been with the Bavarian brand for over 30 years.  This corporate change could prove a tremendous success for Hyundai if their new line of N Performance vehicles turn out as Biermann plans. Dec. 22 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Cadillac has pulled the sheet off the 2016 CTS-V. It’s a 200 mph beast, with 640 horsepower, and does a 60 mph sprint in jus ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 16 - 17

Dec. 17 Future of Tires Hankook Tires has debuted three new futuristic tires that could one day become reality. Each of the three has a unique function. According to Hankook, their characteristics are as follows: 1.Boostrac has hexagonal tread blocks that can transform into expanded mode with intensified traction performance - especially on steep, rough conditions such as desert and mountain roads.  2.    Alpike is designed with tire circumferential expansion mode, which increases vehicle ground clearance making it optimally suitable for heavy snow ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 8 - 12

Dec. 12 Ford’s New Performance Team Ford announced their new high performance division, simply named Ford Performance Team. The division plans to bring 12 new performance vehicles/variants by 2020. The biggest news of these arrivals is the upcoming Focus RS, which will finally be available back in North America. With rumors of 350 horsepower and all-wheel drive, blue oval cognoscenti are excited. Ford leadership has tasked their new performance group to offer parts and accessories for global customers faster, with the goal of meeting customer needs for both the street and track. ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, Dec. 1 - 5

Dec. 4 007’s New Aston Martin and Movie Name The recently announced James Bond film name, “Spectre,” paved the way for the debut of 007’s newest car. Aston Martin has named the British spy’s chariot of choice the DB10. No details about the car are available, except for exterior photos.   Dec. 3 Spied: New Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior TopSpeed acquired spy shots of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. From the looks of it, there is a ton of carry-over from the upmarket S-Class. Just like with the redesigned C-Class, Mercedes is turning the l ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, November 24 - 26

Nov. 26 Next U.S. Bound Alfa Romeo Automotive News, has confirmed that Alfa Romeo will be bringing a midsize sedan to the U.S. market next June. Alfa says the sedan will be position between the 3 and 5 series BMW sedans, similar to when the Cadillac CTS debuted a few years ago. Have a happy Thanksgiving, NADA will be closed for the holiday, remember to be thankful for all we have, especially V8 engines. Nov. 25 FR-S to Remain Coupe Only, No Turbo Either At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Wards  was able to interview Doug Murtha, Senior Vice President of Scion. Murtha put ...

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