FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: Light Trucks Take a Record 69% of U.S. Market
As many top OEMs took sales hits in 2018, Jeep stood out by scoring a 17% sales increase and helping push the overall U.S. light-vehicle volume to 17.3 million.
FROM BLOOMBERG: Richer Americans Are Skipping SUVs for Station Wagons
Trending now: despite the small market share, the U.S. has sold 29% more station wagon bodies since 2013 by catering to a niche market interested in the size and capability of more mainstream SUVs but not the popularity.
FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES: Firm Led by Google Veterans Uses AI to ‘Nudge’ Workers Toward Happiness
Leave your HR to the AI – the new technology is improving workplace satisfaction by sending employees text and email reminders with positive behavioral suggestions throughout the work day.
FROM CBT NEWS: Automotive Retail Trends for 2019
With cars making up less than 30% of the vehicle market share, word on the street is that luxury brands are expanding their portfolios to include more SUV models – meaning the average price of mid- and full-sized trucks will continue to rise.