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Q3 Auto Finance: Used Accounts for 55% of Loans

Experian analysts say buyers of pre-owned vehicles accounted for 55.15% of all U.S. auto loan originations in the third quarter, a 2.4% year-over-year increase.

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November Sales Report Pushes 2019 Total Closer to 17M

All but a few Asian and highline factories reported double-digit gains in U.S. sales last month, priming the industry for a big December and a fifth straight 17 million-unit year.

Discounts, Incentives Stabilize New Vehicle Prices in November

Kelley Blue Book reports the average cost to buy a new vehicle was $38,393 last month, a 1% year-over-year increase restrained by frantic efforts to move 2019-MY inventory.

Telluride Wins Best New Model in 2020 Best Buy Awards

Kelley Blue Book has named the Kia Telluride America’s best new model for the 2020-MY. A Honda vehicle won the Best Buy award in five categories, including compact car and SUV.

Auto Loan and Lease Activity Slows as Balances Grow

Equifax analysts say U.S. auto loan and lease originations declined 0.6% and 3.9% year-over-year in the first half of 2019, but balances for new vehicle loans were up 2.6%.

Buick, Porsche Lead Latest Sales Satisfaction Index

J.D. Power analysts ranked Buick and Porsche highest among mass market and highline brands in its latest study dedicated gauging satisfaction and future loyalty among U.S. car buyers.

Commercial Fleet Sales Flying High Again

Sales of vehicles to commercial fleets from nine manufacturers remained robust in October, while sales to government agencies and daily rental companies were sharply lower.

October Sales: SAAR Could Hit 17M for 5th Straight Year

The latest report shows U.S. new car dealers are on pace for yet another 17 million-unit year, led by gains at Japanese and Korean factories, increased incentive spending, and fleet sales.

Average New Vehicle Prices Up Nearly 3% in October

Kelley Blue Book analysts say the average new vehicle transaction climbed to $38,259 in October, a slight decline from the prior month but 2.9% higher than a year ago.

NADA: Franchised Dealership Payrolls Up Nearly 2%

Wages continue to rise for workers at U.S. new car dealerships, who earned an average of $72,800 in 2018, according to a midyear NADA Data report.