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VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for August 2016


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Average wholesale values fell modestly and in line with typical seasonal patterns in August. Prices were again up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the continued price strength of trucks and a richer mix of younger, lower-mileage, higher-priced, off-lease units. Retail used vehicle sales, including CPO sales, also experienced seasonal declines in August, though...
Can Video Improve Your Dealership’s Service Department?

Can Video Improve Your Dealership’s Service Department?


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Most dealership service departments know that competitive prices and reputation for quality work are important factors for attracting and retaining business. But when it comes to building loyalty, customers are often turned off by a perceived lack of transparency from their mechanics. The communication process between customer and the service team can be difficult to...
6 Companies Leading Autonomous Car Technologies

6 Companies Leading Autonomous Car Technologies


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The automotive landscape is changing rapidly—especially with semi-autonomous and fully autonomous car technologies. These features are quickly becoming standard on new cars, which means automotive dealerships will need to adapt in the coming months and years. The car-buying experience will be vastly different from what it is today, as consumers will have a range of...
Digital Car Buying Trends Every Dealer Should Know

Digital Car Buying Trends Every Dealer Should Know


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As the consumer landscape continues to shift to digital and mobile, car dealers are finding it increasingly difficult to keep track of and implement the latest trends. And with the massive amounts of data now available on consumers, only Google could understand and break it all down. As a matter of fact, the search engine...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for July 2016


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Average wholesale values fell again seasonally in July, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the continued price strength of trucks and continued growth of younger, lower-mileage, higher-priced off-lease supply. Recalls also played a role in the overall positive price performance, so it is not clear how wholesale prices might have...
Elio Motors Returns to ADESA Headquarters

Elio Motors Returns to ADESA Headquarters


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Nearly three years ago, Elio Motors visited ADESA and KAR headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, to show us an early-stage version of their prototype vehicle. After years of refining, the innovative company returned and showed us just how far their prototype has evolved – with the P5. Employees got to sit in the vehicle, and learn...
Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division

Q&A with Jane Morgan, President of Specialty Auction Division


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Jane Morgan is an auction veteran who has been with ADESA for more than 26 years. As the president of ADESA’s specialty division, she has a deep knowledge base about a unique segment of our business, but she also has a wide variety of experiences within the industry. Here’s what Jane shared about her newly...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for June 2016


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Average wholesale values fell again on a month-over-month basis in June, but they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the continued price strength of trucks. A portion of the month-over-month price decline can be explained by the usual falloff in prices from May to June, typifying the transition from the strong spring/tax...
VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2016

VIDEO: Kontos Kommentary for May 2016


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Average wholesale values fell relative to April, though they remain up on a year-over-year basis largely because of the price strength of trucks. Retail used vehicle sales were flattish on a year-over-year basis and certified pre-owned sales were down. This limited the demand-side support for wholesale values receiving downward pressure from supply growth. Watch the...