Record Car Leasing Could Rise Even Higher​

Consumers are leasing nearly one of every three new cars manufactured in the U.S. — record levels that are keeping industry sales at all-time highs. Leasing accounted for more than 31 percent of new car transactions in the first half of 2016, according to the latest available data from Experian Automotive.

Margins, Costs Threaten Luxury-Store Values

In addition to margin and volume pressure, Automotive News reports that luxury-brand dealerships are experiencing a potential drag on values because of the pressure from some luxury-brand automakers to upgrade stores to new image requirements.

Where's That Used-Vehicle Price Plunge?​

It's been a familiar refrain: In 2016, used-vehicle prices would drop because of the increased supply of off-lease vehicles. But, according to Automotive News, that hasn't happened.