AuSM Staff

The National Automobile Dealer Association recently highlighted a new resource for members is now available: “A Dealer Guide to the FTC Used Car Rule.” Members can secure it through NADA University Online. Association officials explained the material provides an overview of the revised Used Car Rule from the... Read More

AuSM Staff

dealerIQ announced that it has released its online trade appraisal platform tradeIQ, which is designed to produce increased user engagement on dealer's websites. The auto dealer software provider said by maximizing user engagement via the newly introduced platform, dealers can expect less abandonment and higher... Read More

NIADA’s 2 newest relationships to help dealers

AuSM Staff

The National Independent Automobile Dealers Association added two new relationships with service providers aimed at helping operators turn more metal and generate profit. NIADA announced ddk marketing has joined with the association as its newest National Affinity Partner, offering NIADA members a free 90-day trial of... Read More

Kia Motors boasts best-ever April CPO sales

AuSM Staff

Kia Motors America said that last month's certified pre-owned sales marked its best April ever and more than a 5-perecent increase. And this, right after Kia had its best first quarter ever for CPO.  Last month, Kia sold a 6,953 vehicles, which was up 5.6 percent year-over-year.  CPO sales... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Maserati North America has launched a new Officine Maserati Certified Pre-Owned program that includes two years of unlimited-mile warranty coverage. It also includes a free three-month trial of SiriusXM. The company made the announcement about the new program, which began last month, on Tuesday. As part of the... Read More

Autotrader names top May CPO deals

AuSM Staff

Autotrader’s list of the top certified pre-owned deals available this May recognizes BMW, Chevrolet, Volkswagen and Volvo for extending types of deals often reserved for buying new. “Shopping CPO is ideal for price-conscious car shoppers that do not want to sacrifice quality over a good deal,”... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Certified pre-owned vehicle sales were up modestly in April, as the first third of the year wrapped up slightly ahead of the 2016 pace. According to Autodata Corp., there were 234,493 CPO sales last month, beating year-ago figures by 0.7 percent. That pushes the year-to-date sum to 881,881 sales, a 0.3-percent... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Asbury Automotive Group chief executive Craig Monaghan doesn’t downplay the impact that swelling supply and off-lease volume has on pricing in the used-car market. That said, he’s not hitting the panic button, instead treating the pre-owned sector as a “trading business” and leaning on fast... Read More

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