Jumpstart Automotive Group Post-Auto Show Roundup: Trucks, SUVs, and Alternative Fuel Vehicles Rule the Road at the 2012 -- 2013 U.S. Auto Shows


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SAN FRANCISCO--June 26, 2013: As the industry prepares for fall's auto show season--with three major shows scheduled for November and early chatter that automakers such as Porsche, Nissan, and Cadillac will unveil exciting new models--Jumpstart Automotive Group released its 2012 -- 2013 post-auto show roundup. Jumpstart analyzed online auto shopping trends across the company's portfolio of sites--household names in the automotive industry that include Car and Driver, U.S. News Automotive, JD Power Autos, and NADAguides--to reveal which vehicles resonated most with shoppers.

“Domestic auto brands raced out of the gate this year and continue to do well across Jumpstart's sites”

Los Angeles and Detroit (NAIAS) drove overall traffic across Jumpstart Automotive Group's portfolio of sites while New York and Chicago drove traffic to specific vehicles. The Chevrolet Spark EV gained a 94% increase in interest at the Los Angeles show. Toyota grabbed an 80% increase in interest at the Chicago show with its redesigned Tundra. And Land Rover's Range Rover Sport experienced a 94% increase at New York after James Bond actor, Daniel Craig, unveiled the vehicle by cruising around the Manhattan streets.

For this study, share of shopper interest was measured by looking at the percent of people visiting a brand's make/model pages during the show and in the three weeks prior. This number was then compared to the total number of visitors to Jumpstart's portfolio of digital publishers.

"Domestic auto brands raced out of the gate this year and continue to do well across Jumpstart's sites," said Libby Murad-Patel, Jumpstart's Senior Director of Strategic Insights. "We're also seeing renewed interest in the Truck and SUV segments. Brands in these segments that generated noteworthy online traffic increases this auto show season were Land Rover, Jeep, and Ram. The full Jumpstart report reveals all of this year's top auto show brands."

For the full report, visit 2013 Roundup

Top 5 Performers (all shows)

The Vehicle The Reveal The City

Increase in Share
of Shoppers

Chevrolet Spark EV Unveiling Los Angeles 94%
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 Unveiling New York 94%
Ford Fiesta ST Unveiling Los Angeles 86%
Jaguar XK XKR-S GT Unveiling New York 86%
Toyota Tundra 2014 Unveiling Chicago 80%

Los Angeles Auto Show Top 3

The Vehicle The Reveal

Increase in Share of
Shoppers

Chevrolet Spark EV Unveiling 94%
Ford Fiesta ST Unveiling 86%
FIAT 500 Electric & 500L Trekking Unveiling 55%

Detroit Auto Show Top 3

The Vehicle The Reveal

Increase in Share of
Shoppers

Jeep Patriot 2014 Redesign Unveiling 73%
Chevrolet Corvette 2014 Unveiling -- Corvette Stingray 48%
Lexus IS 2014 Unveiling 37%

Chicago Auto Show Top 3

The Vehicle The Reveal Increase in Share of Shoppers
Toyota Tundra 2014 Unveiling 80%
Chevrolet Cruze 2014 Diesel Unveiling 74%
Nissan JUKE 2014 NISMO Unveiling 54%

New York Auto Show Top 3

The Vehicle The Reveal

Increase in Share of
Shoppers

Land Rover Range Rover Sport 2014 Unveiling 94%
Jaguar XK XKR-S GT Unveiling 86%
Audi A3 A3 Sedan Unveiled to Press Off-Site 69%

More Key Brand Stats

  • Out of 34 vehicles Jumpstart analyzed in Detroit, Jeep had three of the Top 15 vehicles that gained shopper interest
  • Kia experienced an overall brand increase of nearly 13% in Chicago and pulled in a 62% increase with the Soul at the New York show

More Key City Stats

  • January's Detroit show drove the largest increase in overall consumer interest (a 21% increase)--97% more than its 2012 show
  • Consumer interest in the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray grew 48% after its unveiling in Detroit
  • Three of the Top 5 biggest gains in consumer interest at the Los Angeles show went to compacts and electric vehicles unveiled there

About Jumpstart Automotive Group

Jumpstart Automotive Group, a division of Hearst Magazines, offers high-impact and performance-driven marketing and advertising solutions that achieve optimum results. Jumpstart is an industry thought leader known for its True Market Impact„ brand reports and in-depth shopping trend insights. Exclusively representing 12 automotive digital publishers, Jumpstart reaches consumers at all stages of consideration and provides in-market scale. For more information, visit JumpstartAuto.com. Follow Jumpstart on Twitter @JumpstartAuto

Jumpstart is: Car and Driver, LeftLane, NADAguides, CarGurus, EveryCarListed, Overstock Cars, U.S. News Automotive, JD Power Autos, ConsumerGuide Automotive, CarSoup, hybridCARS, and plugincars

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