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Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
BMW Announces It will Meet 2022 Output Targets

Port congestion in China, closures in Ukraine, and ongoing supply chain issues will not slow output, reported Milan Nedeljkovic, production chief for BMW AG.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368091/bmw-announces-it-will-meet-2022-output-targets

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BMW Plans to Resume Production at Some Plants
S&P Global Mobility Predicts Impacts of Ukraine War
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
Toyota Announces Manufacturing Miss
COVID-19 Shutters Production in China

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
Toyota Announces Plans to Cut Global Production Amid Chip Shortage

Toyota Motor Corp will cut global production by about 100,000 to roughly 850,000 vehicles in June due to the semiconductor shortage.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368088/toyota-announces-plans-to-cut-global-production-amid-chip-shortage

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Toyota Announces Manufacturing Miss
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
Chip Shortage: Biden Administration Reports Relief On Its Way
China’s Zero COVID Policy Threatens Global Auto Production
COVID-19 Shutters Production in China

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
BMW, Toyota Back on Top as America's Most-Shopped Vehicle Brands

High gas prices lead more shoppers to consider traditional sedans and hybrids in the first quarter of 2022, likely benefiting Toyota.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368081/bmw-toyota-back-on-top-as-americas-most-shopped-vehicle-brands

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Q2 2021 Brand Watch: Truck Shopping Picks Up; Subaru Slips; Ram Tops in Important Factors
Cox Automotive: 10 Takeaways from U.S. Auto Sales in Q1 2022
Electrified Vehicle Sales Accelerate in Q2
Kelley Blue Book: 10 Takeaways from 2021 U.S. Auto Sales
Average New-Vehicle Prices Rise More Than $2,000 from Last Year, Hitting All-Time Record High for May

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
GM Delays Plans to Hire 3,000 Salaried Workers

The company plans to delay filling some open positions after hiring 7,000 new salaried workers already in 2022.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368077/gm-delays-plans-to-hire-3-000-salaried-workers

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Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
Stellantis Suspends Production at Kaluga Plant
VW Plans to Increase Production in Second Half of 2022
Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2022
COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
 S&P Mobility Report: Age of Light Vehicles Rises Again

S&P research shows the average vehicle age rose to 12.2 years in 2022, representing a 2% increase from 2021.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368075/sp-mobility-report-age-of-light-vehicles-rises-again

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COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat
Slim Inventory and High Prices to Cause Dip in January Vehicle Sales
NADA Market Beat: Supply Chain Disruptions Suppress New Light-Vehicle Sales
NADA Market Beat: 2021 New Light-Vehicle Sales Up 3.1% over 2020
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time

Categories: Fixed Ops, Industry
May Monthly Specialty Market Updates

Notable recent auction sales include a 2017 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368058/may-monthly-specialty-market-updates

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Black Book: Specialty Market Insights
Specialty Market Update
Black Book: Weekly Market Update
Cox Automotive: February CPO Sales Increase By Double Digits Month Over Month
Black Book: Weekly Market Insights

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
GM Hedges its Bets on Ultium Platform

General Motors hopes its Ultium platform, which consists of batteries, motors, software and other components, will help it grow EV market share and overtake...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368050/gm-hedges-its-bets-on-ultium-platform

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Sodium-ion Batteries Bring EV Costs Down and Push Safety Up
GM and Honda to Collaborate on Affordable EVs
Toyota, Stellantis Plan to Build North American EV-Battery Factories
Nissan Commits to Spending $17.6 Billion on Battery-Powered Vehicles Over Next 5 Years
Market Insights from Black Book

Categories: F&I, Fixed Ops, Industry
Tesla Insurance Options Pick Up Steam

The company plans to offer insurance coverage to 80% of the U.S., before taking its insurance offering international.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368047/tesla-insurance-options-pick-up-steam

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Autotrader Names 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022
The Dawn of Digital Cars
IIHS Releases Rating Program for Vehicles with Partial Automation
Despite Lack of New-Vehicle Inventory, Sales Satisfaction Unchanged from Year Ago
Transforming Through Transition

Categories: Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Showroom
Illinois Suspends Carvana Dealer License

The Illinois Secretary of State Police temporarily blocked Carvana’s dealer license for failing to properly transfer vehicle titles.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368043/illinois-suspends-carvana-dealer-license

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Consumer Groups Commend General Motors’ Commitment to Ensure Vehicles Offered on GM’s New CarBravo Used Car Platform Are Free from Unrepaired Safety Recall Defects
DLRdmv Becomes Minnesota's Leader in eTitling Solutions
DLRdmv Becomes Minnesota's Leader in eTitling Solutions
Transforming Through Transition
How the Digital F&I Window Affects Dealerships

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales
With New-Vehicle Prices Climbing in April, Affordability Declines Further

New-vehicle affordability declined slightly in April despite revised data indicating stronger income gains, according to the latest Cox Automotive/Moody’s...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368045/with-new-vehicle-prices-climbing-in-april-affordability-declines-further

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Cox Automotive: Car Buyers Report Higher Satisfaction When Using Digital Financing Tools
Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices Slowed in December
Cox Automotive: Auto Market Weekly Summary
Shortage of Inventory, Not Buyers Challenges U.S. Auto Industry
Cox Automotive February Forecast: Tight Inventory Keeps U.S. Auto Sales From Gaining Traction

Categories: Compliance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
Attorney Generals Sue EPA over Clean Air Act Waiver

The challenge arises over the EPA decision to reinstate the waiver and withdraw its interpretation of the Clean Air Act that would prohibit other states...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368041/attorney-generals-sue-epa-over-clean-air-act-waiver

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Biden Administration Protects California Vehicle Emission Rules
GM Agrees: California Can Set Emission Standards
Biden to Resurrect Obama-era Push to Green Auto Mileage Standards
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Volkswagen Appeals Regarding Emission Tampering
Proposed Bill Could Cherry Pick Winners and Losers in EV Game

Categories: Compliance, Industry
NADA Leads the Charge on Combatting Growing Problem of Catalytic Converter Theft

This week, NADA and 12 industry partners urged Congress to take up the PART Act to help fight catalytic converter theft, and specifically asked for the...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368037/nada-leads-the-charge-on-combatting-growing-problem-of-catalytic-converter-theft

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Trade Groups Demand Action as Catalytic Converter Thefts Soar
5 Things Agents Need to Know About Reinsurance
Senate Passes Legislation to Boost Chip Production and Compete With China
U.S. Must “Get Serious” About Chip Production
Disparate Impact: F&I Rates and Products

Categories: Compliance, Dealer Ops, Industry
Trade Groups Demand Action as Catalytic Converter Thefts Soar

The National Automobile Dealers Association and 12 other trade groups to urge Congress to advance a bipartisan bill to combat this rising threat.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368035/trade-groups-demand-action-as-catalytic-converter-thefts-soar

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NADA Leads the Charge on Combatting Growing Problem of Catalytic Converter Theft
Dealers Ask for Relief From Massive Tax Bills
Proposed Bill Could Cherry Pick Winners and Losers in EV Game
Confront Challenges in the F&I Office with NADA's Paul Metrey
Harkins to Take on Role of Emcee at Agent Summit

Categories: Auto Finance, Fixed Ops, Industry
Black Book: Market Insights

The Estimated Average Weekly Sales Rate continues to increase and now is at 72%.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/368027/black-book-market-insights

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Black Book: Weekly Market Update
Black Book Market Insights
Weekly Market Update
Black Book: Market Insights Report
Black Book: Market Update

Categories: Auto Finance, Fixed Ops, Industry
Commercial Vehicle Data Shows Continued Buyer Challenges

While demand for commercial vehicle inventory remained high, several movements in the data indicated there are trends shaping the industry and driving buyer...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367960/commercial-vehicle-data-shows-continued-buyer-challenges

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Black Book: Market Insights
Black Book: Weekly Market Update
Specialty Market Update
Black Book: Weekly Market Insights
Black Book: Market Update

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry
Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index Drops Again as Rollercoaster Ride Continues

The seasonally adjusted Retention Index went down to 185.4 points in April 2022 as high gas prices strengthen some segments and weaken others.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367945/black-books-used-vehicle-retention-index-drops-again-as-rollercoaster-ride-conti

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Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index Drops for the First Time Since July of 2021
Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index Increases 3.1% MoM
Black Book July's Used Vehicle Retention Index Shows First Drop in 2021
Black Book Used Vehicle Retention Index Shows Another Increase In June
Black Book’s Used Vehicle Retention Index Continues to Increase

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
Black Book: Weekly Market Insights

The Used Retail Days-to-Turn Estimate has continued to drop over the last few weeks and remains below 36 days.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367931/black-book-weekly-market-insights-1

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Weekly Market Insights Report
Black Book: Market Insights
Black Book: Weekly Market Insights
Weekly Market Update
Black Book: Weekly Market Update

Categories: Industry
Cox Automotive: Implications of Fed Moving Rates Higher and Starting Quantitative Tightening

The Fed delivered on expectations today by raising the target rate for the Federal Funds Rate by half of a percentage point and announcing the plan to start...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367929/cox-automotive-implications-of-fed-moving-rates-higher-and-starting-quantitative

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Interest Rates are Steady, But Experts Ponder for How Long
Despite a Series of Challenges, Consumer Credit Health Remains Relatively Strong in Opening Quarter of 2022
COX AUTOMOTIVE: New-Vehicle Sales Gain Momentum but Not Enough for a December to Remember
With New-Vehicle Prices Climbing in April, Affordability Declines Further
COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
Toyota, Honda, Hyundai and Kia Sales Plummet in April

The loss leader in this equation was Toyota Motor Corp., which saw April sales volume fall 23%.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367923/toyota-honda-hyundai-and-kia-sales-plummet-in-april

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December Auto Sales Slip
Vehicle Sales Continue to Drop
Light Vehicle Sales Continue to Rebound as Microchip Shortage Squeezes Supply
Do Soaring Sales Spell Trouble for Summer as Inventory Wanes?
Q2 2021 Brand Watch: Truck Shopping Picks Up; Subaru Slips; Ram Tops in Important Factors

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
GM Looks to Pricing Power and Pent-Up Demand to Keep Profits High

The automaker saw a Quarter One net income of $2.9 billion, just 2.7% lower than 2021, despite $2.5 billion in increased costs as global revenue rose 11%.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367921/gm-looks-to-pricing-power-and-pent-up-demand-to-keep-profits-high

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How Automakers and Dealers are Weathering a Topsy Turvey Market
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
GM Keeps Plants Going Amid Chip Shortage
Cox Automotive: 10 Takeaways from U.S. Auto Sales in Q1 2022
Chip Flow Increasing for GM

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Product & Technology, Showroom
Toyota to Hit Tax Credit Limit for EVs and Hybrid Vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. is getting closer to using up a key U.S. tax credit for hybrid and electric vehicles, a situation company leaders say will raise its...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367919/toyota-to-hit-tax-credit-limit-for-evs-and-hybrid-vehicles

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EV Legislation Stirs Heated Debate
Toyota and Honda Criticize EV Proposal that Favors Union Plants
Biden Touts Build Back Better to Key CEOs
Automakers Race to Release New EVs
Toyota, Stellantis Plan to Build North American EV-Battery Factories

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, F&I, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
Car Lease Options in a Chip Shortage Pandemic

Inventory shortages have vehicle lessees re-evaluating their end-of-lease options.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367901/car-lease-options-in-a-chip-shortage-pandemic

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Dealers Buying Out More Existing Leased Vehicles to Alleviate Inventory Shortages
Will GM’s Dominance End Over Chip Shortage?
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat
How the Digital F&I Window Affects Dealerships

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales
Penske Automotive Group More Than Doubles Q1 Net Income

Penske Automotive Group first quarter net income sored from $183.1 million year over year to $369.5 million.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367876/penske-automotive-group-more-than-doubles-q1-net-income

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Lithia Motors Reports 55% Increase in Q4 Net Income
Parts and Services Bounce Back
GM Earnings Jump in 2021
Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Transactions Soar in 2021 with Record Dealership Valuations, Revenue, and Profits, Accelerating Industry Consolidation
Consolidations Shine a Spotlight on Auto Dealerships’ Bright Future

Categories: Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Product & Technology, Showroom
Parts and Services Bounce Back

Most categories of dealership service and parts businesses have recovered from COVID-19 shutdowns, especially customer-pay work.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367863/parts-and-services-bounce-back

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Lithia Motors Predicts End to New-Vehicle Shortage  
AutoNation Expects Strong Demand Into 2022
AutoNation Names New CEO
Lithia Motors Reports 55% Increase in Q4 Net Income
Consolidations Shine a Spotlight on Auto Dealerships’ Bright Future

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
GM Asks Suppliers to Sign Pledge to Carbon Neutrality

General Motors has requested its suppliers to sign a pledge of carbon neutrality and commit to social responsibility programs and sustainable procurement...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367861/gm-asks-suppliers-to-sign-pledge-to-carbon-neutrality

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Honda Puts All Its Eggs in the EV Basket
Toyota Announces Manufacturing Miss
Global Automakers Earmark Nearly US$600bn for EVs Over Next Decade
China’s Zero COVID Policy Threatens Global Auto Production
$1 Trillion Infrastructure Package Adds In Auto Safety, EV Provisions

Categories: Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Showroom
Microchip Supply Shortage Continues to Hamper Vehicle Production

The ongoing microchip supply shortage has caused automakers to trim 87,500 more vehicles from their production forecasts, reports AutoForecast Solutions.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367859/microchip-supply-shortage-continues-to-hamper-vehicle-production

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NADA Issues U.S. Auto Sales and Economic Analysis Following First Quarter 2022
NADA Market Beat: Supply Chain Disruptions Suppress New Light-Vehicle Sales
Do Soaring Sales Spell Trouble for Summer as Inventory Wanes?
Is the Chip Crisis Showing Signs of Improvement?
Will GM’s Dominance End Over Chip Shortage?

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales
ZeroSum Market First Report: April 2022 Automotive Inventory Data and Sales Forecasts

The consistency of new vehicle inventory levels over the last six months suggests that the industry is readjusting to a ‘new normal’ level of inventory...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367845/zerosum-market-first-report-april-2022-automotive-inventory-data-and-sales-forec

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ZeroSum Market First Report: March 2022 Automotive Inventory Data and Sales Forecasts
COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat
Record Profits, Cash Flow and Demand Drove Historic Valuations and Transactions in Q2 Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Market
Shortage of Inventory, Not Buyers Challenges U.S. Auto Industry
Red Hot Buy-Sell Market Expected to Continue

Categories: Industry
EVs Drive Changes in F&I

As electric vehicles become more commonplace, the need for dedicated F&I products grows.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367798/evs-drive-changes-in-fi

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How Dealers Can Influence EV Sales
J.D. Power and JM&A Group Form Strategic Alliance to Develop Automotive Warranty Products
The Road to EVs
Interest in EVs has Tripled – How can Automakers Take Advantage?
Assurant: Electric Vehicles are Taking the Global Stage

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales
Cox Automotive: 10 Takeaways from U.S. Auto Sales in Q1 2022

The team at Kelley Blue Book has assembled two broad reports from the first quarter: One is a look across industry-wide U.S. sales in Q1, the other a narrow...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367793/cox-automotive-10-takeaways-from-u-s-auto-sales-in-q1-2022

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Kelley Blue Book: 10 Takeaways from 2021 U.S. Auto Sales
Q2 2021 Brand Watch: Truck Shopping Picks Up; Subaru Slips; Ram Tops in Important Factors
Cox Automotive: In Q3, Sales of Electrified Vehicles Surged Past 1 Million Units
Electrified Vehicle Sales Accelerate in Q2
BMW, Toyota Back on Top as America's Most-Shopped Vehicle Brands

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Autotrader Names 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022

To help car shoppers discern the best among all available new EVs, Autotrader has named the 10 Best Electric Vehicles for 2022. 

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367791/autotrader-names-10-best-electric-vehicles-for-2022

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Autotrader Names Best New Cars for 2022
Tesla Leads U.S. Luxury Market
Q2 2021 Brand Watch: Truck Shopping Picks Up; Subaru Slips; Ram Tops in Important Factors
BMW, Toyota Back on Top as America's Most-Shopped Vehicle Brands
New-Vehicle Prices Surge to Record Highs for Fifth Straight Month

Categories: Auto Finance, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales
Market Insights from Black Book

Higher gas prices are affecting the demand for trucks and SUVs – almost all the non-luxury crossover / SUV and pickup segments of all ages are depreciating...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367782/market-insights-from-black-book-3

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Black Book Market Insights
Black Book: Market Insights Report
Black Book: Market Insights Report
Weekly Market Insights Report
Weekly Market Update

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales
High Vehicle Prices Expected to Hold Their Grip on Auto Industry

Consumers seeking lower prices on dealership lots must wait until 2023, reported auto-industry leaders at the New York International Auto Show.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367780/high-vehicle-prices-expected-to-hold-their-grip-on-auto-industry

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COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat
Red Hot Buy-Sell Market Expected to Continue
Auto Dealership Buy/Sell Transactions Soar in 2021 with Record Dealership Valuations, Revenue, and Profits, Accelerating Industry Consolidation
Kelley Blue Book: New-Vehicle Prices Retreat From Record Highs But Remain Well Above MSRP
Where are Dealers Focused on F&I Product Opportunities?

Categories: Dealer Ops, Digital, Industry, Product & Technology
Do Dealers Embrace EV Sales?

Industry leaders dispel the notion that dealers do not support EV sales.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367775/do-dealers-embrace-ev-sales

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High Vehicle Prices Expected to Hold Their Grip on Auto Industry
How Dealers Can Influence EV Sales
The Road to EVs
COVID-19 Remains in the Driver’s Seat
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
Stellantis Suspends Production at Kaluga Plant

Stellantis has suspended production at its Russian plant, which employs 2,700 people, over logistical difficulties and sanctions imposed on Moscow.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367773/stellantis-suspends-production-at-kaluga-plant

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Companies Suspend Operations in Russia
Ukraine War Challenges EV Supply Chains
VW and Renault Shutter Operations As Russian Invasion Impacts Supply Chains
BMW Plans to Resume Production at Some Plants
Experts Predict Soaring Vehicle Prices

Categories: Industry
LMP Automotive Holdings Provides a Corporate Update and Announces it will Delay its 2021 Financial Results

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss these financial results when it ascertains a definitive filing date.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367754/lmp-automotive-holdings-provides-a-corporate-update-and-announces-it-will-delay-its-2021-financial-results

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LMP Automotive Holdings to Terminate Seven Pending Auto Dealership Purchases
LMP Automotive Holdings Announces its Board of Directors Approved an Immediate Pursuit of Strategic Alternatives
Lithia Motors Reports 55% Increase in Q4 Net Income
May Monthly Specialty Market Updates
Despite a Series of Challenges, Consumer Credit Health Remains Relatively Strong in Opening Quarter of 2022

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Opinion, Showroom
Auto Experts Weigh in on the Semiconductor Shortage

Experts suggest automakers focus their attention on the user experience and greater collaboration as they content with limited semiconductor chip supplies.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367733/auto-experts-weigh-in-on-the-semiconductor-shortage

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Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
Manufacturers Hopeful That Chip Supply Will Improve in Q4
Is the Chip Crisis Showing Signs of Improvement?
Ford Enters Agreement to Boost Chip Supplies
GM Keeps Plants Going Amid Chip Shortage

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
GM Enters Agreement to Buy Cobalt from Glencore Plc

GM reported it had agreed to a multiyear deal for cobalt from Glencore’s Murrin Murrin mine in Australia.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367728/gm-enters-agreement-to-buy-cobalt-from-glencore-plc

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Ukraine War Challenges EV Supply Chains
Experts Predict Soaring Vehicle Prices
Opposition to Metal Mining Stands in Way of EVs
The Road to EVs
Aluminum and Nickel Prices Surge

Categories: Auto Finance, Fixed Ops, Industry
Black Book Market Insights

The Estimated Average Weekly Sales Rate decreased a little last week to 67%, with sellers holding firm to floor pricing.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367717/black-book-market-insights-4

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Market Insights from Black Book
Black Book: Market Insights Report
BLACK BOOK: Weekly Market Update
Black Book: Market Insights Report
Market Insights Report

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
BMW Q1 Sales Rise 3.2%

The luxury automaker credits strong factory-dealer communications as the reason dealers could sell into the pipeline.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367708/bmw-q1-sales-rise-3-2

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Shortage of Inventory, Not Buyers Challenges U.S. Auto Industry
Tesla Leads U.S. Luxury Market
Manufacturers Hopeful That Chip Supply Will Improve in Q4
Cox Automotive: 10 Takeaways from U.S. Auto Sales in Q1 2022
Automotive Forecast: New-Vehicle Sales Stall in September

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
NADA Issues U.S. Auto Sales and Economic Analysis Following First Quarter 2022

The first quarter of 2022 came to a close with new-light vehicle sales in March totaling a SAAR of 13.4 million units, a decline of 4.6% compared to...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367700/nada-issues-u-s-auto-sales-and-economic-analysis-following-first-quarter-2022

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NADA Market Beat: Supply Chain Disruptions Suppress New Light-Vehicle Sales
NADA Issues Analysis of 2021 Auto Sales, 2022 Sales Forecast
Experts Predict Russia-Ukraine Conflict Will Slash Global Vehicle Production
BMW Cuts Margin Forecast for 2022
NADA Market Beat: 2021 New Light-Vehicle Sales Up 3.1% over 2020

Categories: Auto Finance, Dealer Ops, Fixed Ops, Industry, Sales, Showroom
After Slow First Quarter, Manheim Forecasts Used-Vehicle Market to Accelerate in Months Ahead

Manheim Market Report values saw weekly price increases that accelerated in each full week of March after the first week saw the smallest decline thus far...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367698/after-slow-first-quarter-manheim-forecasts-used-vehicle-market-to-accelerate-in-months-ahead

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Used Car Values Hit Record Highs
Wholesale Used Vehicle Prices Slowed in December
Black Book: Market Update
Black Book: Market Insights Report
Weekly Market Insights from Black Book

Categories: Industry
How to Survive the Safeguards Rule

While an F&I agency would likely have access to consumer information both less in quantity and sensitivity than what a dealership possesses, the information...

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367681/how-to-survive-the-safeguards-rule

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How the Safeguards Rule Will Put Agents Out of Business
Federal Safeguards Rule Amendments Ask Dealers to Shore Up their Information System Security
Last Chance: Secure Your Spot at Compliant Summit
Can I Charge for a CPO?
Automotive Compliance Education Adds Safeguards Specialist Certification to Offerings

Categories: Dealer Ops, Digital, Industry, Product & Technology, Showroom
GM and Honda to Collaborate on Affordable EVs

General Motors and Honda Motor Co. announced plans to develop a line of affordable electric vehicles (EVs) with a focus on compact crossovers.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367671/gm-and-honda-to-collaborate-on-affordable-evs

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Honda Puts All Its Eggs in the EV Basket
Toyota and Honda Criticize EV Proposal that Favors Union Plants
Black Book Market Insights
GM Hedges its Bets on Ultium Platform
GM Resumes Silverado, Sierra Production Amid Chip Crisis

Categories: Dealer Ops, Industry, Showroom
COVID-19 Shutters Production in China

Tesla Inc. has had to shut down its plant in Shanghai for a total of 12 production days in recent weeks because of China’s COVID-19 lockdowns.

https://www.agent-entrepreneur.com/367668/covid-19-shutters-production-in-china

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China’s Zero COVID Policy Threatens Global Auto Production
Toyota Announces Plans to Cut Global Production Amid Chip Shortage
Chip Shortage: Biden Administration Reports Relief On Its Way
Correcting the Chip Shortage Will Take Time
Toyota Announces Manufacturing Miss



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