Joe Overby, Senior Editor

As part of our annual special issue honoring The Best CPO Dealers in the USA, AuSM shared the respective top 10 certified pre-owned sales leaders for a wide array of automakers. In addition to the lists of CPO leaders, which were based on full-year 2017 sales, we also connected with many of these dealers and... Read More

Hyundai lists CPO vehicles for sale on

AuSM Staff

Hyundai Motor America announced Wednesday that it has begun launching vehicles for sale on Carfax Used Car Listings. Along with access to a free Carfax Report with every Hyundai Certified and non-certified vehicle, online shoppers who visit can now choose to see only Hyundai CPO vehicles in their... Read More

Best CPO Dealers: 2017 sales rankings by brand

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

It has now been seven straight years of record certified pre-owned vehicle sales, according to Autodata Corp. To recognize the dealers leading the CPO car business, AuSM presents our annual special section honoring The Best CPO Dealers in the USA. As part of the Feb. 15 issue of AuSM, we... Read More

Chris Hart-Williams, Staff Writer

At the 31st North Carolina International Auto Expo in Raleigh, where the Wake County New Vehicle Dealers Association showed off the latest hybrid, electric, SUV, compact and luxury models — AuSM caught up with Toyota’s East Coast communications manager Corey Proffitt and district... Read More

CPO car sales climb modestly in February

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Certified pre-owned vehicle sales edged up by 0.4 percent in February, keeping the year-to-date sum ahead of 2017 through two months of the year. According to Autodata Corp., there were an estimated 212,116 CPO sales last month, compared to 211,225 certified sales in February 2017. Through two months, year-to-date... Read More

AuSM Staff

Group 1 Automotive recently announced Mercedes-Benz and Smart franchise acquisitions from U.K.-based Robinsons Motor Group. The dealer group has also appointed Darren Guiver to serve as its U.K. operations managing director, a move that was effective Thursday. The company acquired three smart franchises and... Read More

Lithia keeps growing, adding 6 NJ stores

AuSM Staff

Lithia Motors continues to add more stores to the dealer group near locations already in the company’s portfolio. Within days of announcing an acquisition near Pittsburgh, Lithia said on Thursday that it has acquired six marquee stores from Prestige Family of Fine Cars in Bergen County, N.J., including a BMW,... Read More

Mike Sadowski , Kelley Blue Book

The automotive industry is changing at an unprecedented pace as consumers demand the industry to embrace the digital-first world. Individuals are beginning their car-shopping process online at an increasing rate, completing most of their research before stepping foot in a dealership. In fact, according to Cox... Read More