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Days’ Supply Hits 71 on Weaker Sales

The latest report from the Automotive News Data Center finds U.S. franchised dealers were sitting on nearly 3.8 million new units as of Aug. 1, a 27-year high.

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Hit the Books: 10 Best Back-to-School Cars

Kelley Blue Book editors rank and comment on the 10 Best Back-to-School Cars for 2019, all starting at around $20,000 or less and still available on new-car lots.

Report: Longer Commute, Bigger Auto Loan

LendingTree analysts have discovered a correlation between commute times and auto loan balances, finding that car buyers borrow $269 for every additional minute between home and work.

New-Vehicle Interest Rates Fall to 5.8%

The average interest rate for a U.S. new-vehicle loan fell below 6% for the first time all year as automakers and dealers extended model-year selldown promotions.

SAAR Dips to 16.6M in Watershed Sales Report

July deliveries increased 1.3% in the first monthly U.S. new-vehicle sales report to include none of the Detroit 3 automakers, but the seasonally adjusted annualized rate fell below 17 million for the fourth time this year.

Study Finds Shaky Consumer Confidence in AVs, EVs

Despite manufacturers’ best efforts, J.D. Power analysts described U.S. car buyers’ attitudes toward autonomous and electric vehicles as ‘not encouraging’ upon the release of the first-ever Mobility Confidence Index Study.

Report: Infotainment, Automation Boost New-Vehicle Appeal

J.D. Power analysts say the appeal of new vehicles has improved for the fifth consecutive year, accelerated in part by improved infotainment systems and semiautonomous driving technology.

KBB.com Names 10 Most Awarded Cars, Brands of 2019

The 2019 Jeep Wrangler earned the top spot among vehicles and Honda leads all manufacturers in Kelley Blue Book’s latest internal awards program-based rankings.

Report: Slow Sales Aside, Auto Groups Outperform Market

Kerrigan Advisors analysts say the stock prices for America’s seven publicly traded dealership groups are outpacing the broader U.S. equity markets and could soar higher on lower interest rates and new trucks.

Q&A: The Art and Science of Predictive Analytics

Retail veteran turned tech executive Marco Schnabl explains why the latest sales and marketing technology is essentially an extension and enhancement of skills most sales professionals already possess.