Looming tariffs on new vehicles would likely cause many consumers to buy a used vehicle instead, according to a recent study by Autolist.com. Forty-one percent of current car shoppers polled said that tariffs on new vehicles would cause them to buy a used vehicle. This was the most common response by a wide margin, Autolist found. Twenty-two percent of consumers said they … [Read more...] about Tariffs on New Cars Would Push Consumers to Buy Used, Poll Finds
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President Trump’s recent tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have posed serious drawbacks for the automotive industry, particularly for car dealers. While the aim of this recent policy is to keep American jobs by adding taxes to goods imported from other countries, it could have a more detrimental effect. In fact, it could end up costing jobs and dropping sales … [Read more...] about What Are the Potential Impacts of Steel and Aluminum Tariffs on Dealers?
San Francisco — February 26, 2018 — Jumpstart Automotive Media, a leading media, insights, and marketing solutions company, today released its February shopper interest data results, showing how much luxury-oriented consumers are now cross-shopping full-size pickup trucks. In February, the full-size pickup truck segment climbed four spots from last year and now represents … [Read more...] about Jumpstart Automotive Media Path to Purchase Insights: Full-Size Pickups Jump Ahead
Google is protesting a ruling in California that self-driving cars must have a human behind the wheel. What? Were we thinking of having cars drive around without anyone in them? It seems California’s Department of Motor Vehicles is drafting regulations saying that drivers in that state can sit behind the wheels of self-driving cars in 2017. The more surprising thing to … [Read more...] about Self-Driving Cars: OK, Now It’s Getting Weird . . .