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Thursday, Apr. 17, 2014

Nissan Targets 5% of Brazil Auto Market Share with New Facility in Brazil

Nissan just opened a new plant in Brazil, with capacity to make 200,000 light vehicles per year. Nissan has built the Livina/Grand Livina MPVs and the Frontier pick-up in a plant owned by Renault in the southern part of the country. With the new facility, they will make the March and...


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Case Studies

How Polk Proved that Renting from Enterprise Holdings Impacts Vehicle Sales

Enterprise Holdings had a compelling theory: rental vehicle customers are more likely to buy cars than the average U.S....

Polk Provides Proof that Consumer Reviews Drive Business

DealerRater helps dealers manage their online reputations through its Certified Dealer Program, web-based toolkit and...

How Autobytel Leads the Way in Proving the Value of its Third-Party Internet Leads

When automotive manufacturers and dealers spend money in online leads, they need to prove the ROI on their investment....


Publications

Leveraging Measurable Behaviors to Enhance Dealer Loyalty

Loyalty is closely linked to profitability. That's why automakers have long recognized the value of measuring owner loyalty.Yet without measuring repeat sales at a dealer level, where the real customer experience takes place, improvement opportunities are questionable....


Strategic Questions for Auto Business Planners

This white paper outlines 10 compelling issues that any automotive business planner needs to be aware of as they plan for the upcoming year. A convenient "question and answer" format has been prepared with regional and global data in order to reinforce what automotive...


What’s in Your Garage? Driving Owner Loyalty and Customer Conquests

Automotive manufacturers face the ongoing challenge of understanding where to most effectively spend on owner loyalty and conquesting initiatives for maximum return. This white paper explores a new approach to owner loyalty based on analysis of household garage...


Global Forecasting

Global Passenger Vehicle Sales Development

Updated: 4/17/2014

Key findings include: Worldwide new registrations in March were 7.6% above previous year The Asia/Pacific region (+11.9%) played a large part in driving up global registrations. China posted strong March registrations (+15.5%). Japan was also up significantly....


Western Europe New Passenger Vehicle Registrations

Updated: 4/09/2014

Key findings include: March 2014 recorded an impressive growth of 17.7%. Year-to-date PV registrations are up 13.7% in the United Kingdom. German new registrations were up 5.4% in March. French market grew by 9.4% in March.  The Italian...