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CarMax Buys Remaining Stake in Edmunds For $404 Million

CarMax Buys Remaining Stake in Edmunds For $404 Million

CarMax, Inc. , the nation’s largest and most profitable retailer of used autos, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Edmunds, one of the most well established and trusted online guides for automotive information and a recognized industry leader in digital car shopping innovations. With this ... Continue reading

Nutson's Digest Of Top Auto News - Week Of March 7-13, 2021

Nutson's Digest Of Top Auto News - Week Of March 7-13, 2021

See this past week's important, relevant, semi-secret, or snappy automotive news, opinions and insider back stories presented as expertly crafted easy to digest news nuggets. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors' “Click, Click, Car”

Mitsubishi Motors' “Click, Click, Car”

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. today unveils ClickShop,℠ a 24-hour digital showroom. Hosted on mitsubishicars.com, customers now have a shopping experience completely customized to their needs, interests and budget, as well as more transparency in the car-buying process. ... Continue reading

Affinitiv Helps Retailers Acquire Trade-in Inventory While Increasing Vehicle Sales

Affinitiv Helps Retailers Acquire Trade-in Inventory While Increasing Vehicle Sales

Quote and Trade-In Valet are two leading marketing and software solutions at Affinitiv. ... Continue reading

MegazoneCloud and Hyundai Motor Company Launch New Media Service Platform on Cloud to Deliver New Digital Experiences for Global Customers

MegazoneCloud and Hyundai Motor Company Launch New Media Service Platform on Cloud to Deliver New Digital Experiences for Global Customers

Previously, on last September 15, Hyundai Motor Company unveiled Channel Hyundai, which is an interactive app for smart TVs featuring multimedia content that allows customers to experience the brand via a digital interface. ... Continue reading

Battleground for Electric Vehicle Purchase Consideration is Wide Open, J.D. Power Finds

Battleground for Electric Vehicle Purchase Consideration is Wide Open, J.D. Power Finds

good news for automakers expanding their EV product lineup, according to the inaugural J.D. Power U.S. Electric Vehicle Consideration (EVC) Study,SM released today. Currently, more than half (59%) of new-vehicle shoppers fall into the “somewhat likely” or “somewhat unlikely” categories when it comes to consider ... Continue reading

Driverbase Achieves Interoperability With All Major Automotive Data Providers After Completion of 23 Integrations

Driverbase Achieves Interoperability With All Major Automotive Data Providers After Completion of 23 Integrations

"Driverbase is focused on providing dealers the power to leverage their data and deliver personalized online shopping experiences to consumers. ... Continue reading

2022 Acura MDX Branding Ad Campaign Launched

2022 Acura MDX Branding Ad Campaign Launched

New integrated campaign highlights more than 35 years of Acura performance heritage to introduce MDX as the brand’s new flagship With a dramatic redesign, the 2022 MDX is the most premium, performance-focused and technologically sophisticated SUV in Acura history In advance of arriving at dealerships Feb. ... Continue reading

Classic Driver Cars For Sale

Classic Driver Cars For Sale

Each month The Auto Channel shares what it believes are the most exciting helpful and educational Classic Car For Sale listings. Learn and Enjoy and of course BUY! ... Continue reading

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Don't Be A Yutz*, Go Dealer Direct And Eliminate 3rd Party Lead Gen Tout-Fees

Although using a third-party lead-gen service like Consumer Reports, TruCar, Edmunds, KBB, Auto-by-Tel, Cars.com, AutoTrader, Edmunds and all of the others is easy, don't for a second believe that they are really free... ... Continue reading

Car Shoppers’ Willingness to Purchase Online Remains High as Manufacturer Websites Strive to Evolve, J.D. Power Finds

Car Shoppers’ Willingness to Purchase Online Remains High as Manufacturer Websites Strive to Evolve, J.D. Power Finds

According to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Manufacturer Website Evaluation Study,SM only 35% of car shoppers are delaying a new-vehicle purchase due to the pandemic, which is a decrease of five percentage points from the summer of 2020. Additionally, 45% of car shoppers are willing to purchase online and as confidence in on ... Continue reading

CFO Ron Coombs Named President of New JM Family Holdings & Services, Cheryl Miller Returns to JM Family as CFO

CFO Ron Coombs Named President of New JM Family Holdings & Services, Cheryl Miller Returns to JM Family as CFO

JM Family Enterprises announces organizational moves to position itself for an even stronger future. ... Continue reading

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Continued to Soar in Q3, with Record Valuations

Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market Continued to Soar in Q3, with Record Valuations

continued to soar in Q3, putting it on track to surpass 2015’s record transaction numbers, according to the just-released Third Quarter 2020 Blue Sky Report® by Kerrigan Advisors. With a flurry of mega dealer transactions, and high dealership earnings, blue sky values shot to unprecedented levels during the quarter. ... Continue reading

J.D. Power Poised to Set New Vision for Automotive Forecasting After Completing ALG Acquisition

J.D. Power Poised to Set New Vision for Automotive Forecasting After Completing ALG Acquisition

J.D. Power is the global leader in data analytics and consumer intelligence, while ALG is the industry authority on automotive residual value projections in both the United States and Canada. ... Continue reading

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