Bridging The Gap
Dealer Insight from Edmunds.com

Volume III  Issue No. VI January 2012


Edmunds Dealer Newsletter

2011 Year in Review:
You Haven't Seen this Movie Before
Article by Aaron Lewis

2011 Year in Review: You Haven't Seen this Movie Before

At Edmunds.com we have a soft spot for a good Hollywood story. We can't help it, really. Our Santa Monica headquarters, after all, is located just a few miles from the heart of Tinseltown. It's a place where everyone has a pilot to screen or a script to pitch.

We mention all this because when you think about it, the auto industry in 2011 played out like a classic Hollywood screenplay.

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A December to Remember?
Article by Edmunds.com

A December to Remember?

Car sales demonstrated growing momentum during the last few months, with sales exceeding a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 13 million. November sales showed particular strength with a SAAR of 13.6 million. Does this mean 2011 will close out on a high note for the auto industry?

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Incentives Reveal Lux Sales Title Ambitions
Article by Edmunds.com

Incentives Reveal Lux Sales Title Ambitions

With explosive U.S.-market sales virtually demanding the company find a way to get more cars into customers' hands, Hyundai Motor America isn't ready to commit to a second assembly plant in the United States, president and CEO John Krafcik told reporters at the company's technical center near Ann Arbor, Mich., last week.

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Emissions Test:
Car vs. Truck vs. Leaf Blower
Article by Inside Line

Emissions Test: Car vs. Truck vs. Leaf Blower

Even in the complex, expensive and highly political world of emissions testing and certification, rumors are a bitch. And in California - where various government agencies bring to bear the world's toughest vehicle emissions regulations on the most dense car enthusiast population anywhere - it pays to investigate rumors.

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Top 10 Deals of the Month for December
2011 - Cars
Article by Edmunds.com

Top Ten Deals of the Month for December - Cars

Looking for a bargain? We've got 10. The following cars are our TMV® Deals of the Month, and they represent the best values we've found in the marketplace. (Visit our Learn More About TMV page for more info about TMV.) Some of these cars offer great deals with regard to leasing.

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Top 10 Deals of the Month for December 2011 - Trucks, Minivans and SUVs
Article by Edmunds.com

Top 10 Deals of the Month for November 2011 - Trucks, Minivans and SUVs

Looking for a bargain? We've got 10. The following trucks, minivans and SUVs are our TMV® Deals of the Month, and they represent the best values we've found in the marketplace. (Visit our Learn More About TMV page for more info about TMV.)

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Feds Want to Standardize Keyless Ignition Systems To Address Safety Concerns
Article by Inside Line

Feds Want To Standardize Keyless Ignition Systems To Address Safety Concerns

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing a rule that would standardize keyless ignition systems, citing a NASA study following consumer complaints about runaway Toyotas, among other safety-related concerns.

The proposal says it will "reduce the risk that drivers will misuse these new systems" and "reduce crashes, injuries and deaths resulting from a driver's inability to shut down a moving vehicle." The proposed rule was published Monday in the Federal Register.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Coupe Black Series Picture

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2011 Tokyo Auto Show

2011 Tokyo Auto Show

IL Track Tested: 2012 Porsche 911 vs. 2012 Audi R8
Blog by Inside Line

IL Track Tested: 2012 Porsche 911 vs. 2012 Audi R8

Edmunds.com Comments on Finalists for 2012 North American Car & Truck of the Year
Article by Edmunds.com

Edmunds.com Comments on Finalists for 2012 North American Car & Truck of the Year

This afternoon, the jury for the North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) announced the finalists for its prestigious awards: the 2012 Ford Focus, 2012 Hyundai Elantra and the 2012 Volkswagen Passat in the car category and the 2012 BMW X3, 2012 Honda CR-V and the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in the truck category.

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Top 20 Sales by Make
Article by Auto Observer

Top 20 Sales by Make

For a complete look into the top twenty sales and market share by make and manufacturer, an excel spreadsheet data file is available for download.

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Lowest Days to Turn
Article by Auto Observer

Lowest Days to Turn

Lowest Days to Turn by Manufacturer is the average number of days vehicles were in dealer inventory before they were sold during the months indicated.

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Edmunds.com Dealer Ratings and Reviews. Check out what is being said about you in the market place.

Do You Disagree with True Market Value® (TMV®) Prices Reported on Edmunds.com?

If you think our numbers do not accurately reflect transactions in your area, you can help us refine our prices by providing sales data from your dealership. For more information about including your sales transaction data in our calculations, email us at dataacquisition@edmunds.com.



2012 Hyundai Veloster EcoShift DCT Track Video Week In Review Video: Dec. 16, 2011 2013 Nissan GT-R Premium Track Test Video Week In Review Video: Dec. 9, 2011
2011 Aston Martin Rapide Track Test Video Audi A1 E-Tron @ 2010 Geneva Auto Show Audi A3 Concept @ 2011 Geneva Auto Show Audi A7 Sportback Concept @ 2009 Detroit Auto Show Video

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