Every day can feel like game day, so be sure your inventory strategy is on track to win big. This week, read how GM and Gen Z-ers are handling the rising dominance of SUVs, and how zero-emissions legislation might change the way you set your lineup.
FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: 6 Used-Vehicle Trends to Watch in 2019
Analysts predict dealers will go head-to-head with a flat market this year, meaning they must account for changing factors like rising new-vehicle costs, 300k more off-lease vehicles, depreciation rates at nearly 15%, and more.
FROM CNBC: General Motors Is Investing $22 Million in a Tennessee Plant to Build Fuel Efficient V-8 Engines
Investing in the eight-cylinder, full-size vehicle engines is the next play in the OEM’s game plan to shift from producing under-selling sedans to meeting the growing demand for SUVs.
FROM CBT NEWS: What Zero-Emissions Means for Dealers and Why It Matters
As more states continue the push to improve air quality by encouraging zero-emissions vehicles, a handful of dealerships are in the optimal position to score big while those late to the game might need to reevaluate their inventory.
FROM WARDS AUTO: Gen Z Gives Hope to Weakening Car Segment
As the spotlight continues to shift toward SUVs, the relatively low income of Gen Z-ers might be a Hail Mary for the sedan market, with the newest generation of shoppers making up 25% of used compact car sales.