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Why American Honda Expects to Grow Faster in the U.S. Than the Industry This Year

Coastal Dealers Talk Insurance Costs, Hurricane Preparation Know-HowFor coastal automobile dealers, contingency planning for severe tropical weather is muscle memory. But higher insurance premiums are an added pain point this year, some said. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an 85 percent chance of an above-average Atlantic hurricane season. It expects 17 to 25…

Dealers Can Expect More Affordable Used Car Availability

Dealerships Lost $1.02B in Business After CDK Cyberattack, Updated AEG Study SaysAnderson Economic Group estimated dealerships lost 56,200 new-vehicle sales and more than $1 billion between June 19 and July 15 because of the CDK Global cyberattacks and subsequent software outages. The consulting firm had projected July 1 dealerships would lose $944 million between June…

China Asks WTO to Set Up Panel for U.S. Electric Vehicle Subsidies Dispute

EVs Cost Less Long-Term Than ICE Vehicles in Most StatesConsumers worry about the high price of electric vehicles, but it turns out EVs cost less to own than similar gasoline-powered cars over five years in nearly every region of the U.S. Despite high sticker prices, EVs had a cost advantage over gasoline counterparts in every…

2026 Genesis GV60 Magma Confirmed to Enter Production Next Year

Dealer’s Do Good Through our Dealers Do Good campaign, AIADA is recognizing dealers for the positive impact they have in the communities they serve. If you’re a dealer doing good, let us know here, tag us on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter, or join the conversation with the #DealersDoGood hashtag. Through the Subaru Loves to Care initiative, Liberty Subaru team and other Subaru retailers…

Chairman’s Blog: Brownlee Speaks Out

Chairman’s Blog: Brownlee Speaks OutNew Report Shows Dealers ImpactChairman Anthony Brownlee is back with a new blog post. This week, AIADA released its annual Economic Impact Report in conjunction with the manufacturer’s advocacy group Autos Drive America. Every year, we collect and consolidate the manufacturing, trade, and sales data our industry produces in order to…

BMW Leads German Premium Car Brands in First-Half Sales

Even as They Compete, Automakers Increasingly Share Resources for Open-Source SoftwareAs consumers experience new vehicle features such as advanced driver-assist technologies, artificial intelligence-enabled voice assistants and TikTok in the cockpit, the famously competitive automotive industry is getting cozy to make it all happen. Automakers have aligned via open-source software. That’s a shift from the past…

New Reports Details International Nameplate Dealers’ Economic Impact

New Reports Details International Nameplate Dealers’ Economic ImpactThe American International Automobile Dealers Association and Autos Drive America today released their 2024 Economic Impact Report underscoring the financial commitment and contributions made by international automakers and nameplate dealers across the U.S. This year’s report shows that in 2023, for the first time, international automakers in the…