Automobiles

Webinar Replay: Where Are Your Tire Shoppers?

Image from: Stacked Tires / Shutterstock   Compete recently hosted a webinar: “Where are your tire shoppers?” We examined the state of the digital tire industry, with a focus on OEM and third-party sites. Gain traction with your shoppers with insights around seasonality, engagement and cross-visitation. Download the recording today and learn: Market dynamics that may be impacting the tire industry Seasonality affecting tire shoppers Recent movers and shakers engaging

BMW 5-Series Sales Collapse: Not the Usual Suspects

Image from: BMW Logo / Grcea.com 5-Series sales have been consistent for the past year, averaging between 4k and 5k units per month; in August, Wards reported 1,688 sales, down 70% month over month (m-o-m), 61% year over year (y-o-y), and the lowest monthly sales this decade. What’s the cause behind the BMW’s 5-Series significant sales drop?  Two factors lead to sales: a brand’s ability to generate shoppers, and its

Chrysler Group Grand Van Plan

Image from: Grand Caravan Dash / www.Dodge.com Chrysler Group recently announced that within a few years it will cull its current two-minivan-lineup to one model.  The Dodge Grand Caravan survives; the Chrysler Town & Country departs to be replaced by a new cross-over.  Ideally Grand Caravan will then capture all potential Grand Caravan buyers as well as would-be Town & Country buyers (and the new Chrysler brand crossover will capture

Suzuki and Mitsubishi: US Sales at Risk

Image from: Speeding Car / Shutterstock The August 27th issue of Automotive News’ cover story read “Suzuki and Mitsubishi Left Behind?: With so little in the product pipeline for the next three years, Mitsubishi and Suzuki face a dismal US future.”  That’s a bold headline.  The article, found here, outlines sales drops, “anemic” model line ups, and few to no upcoming vehicle launches. What’s the cause behind the Suzuki and

Webinar Replay: Which Brand Will be Crowned the “King of Luxury”?

Image from: Luxury Car / Shutterstock Compete recently hosted a webinar: Which Brand Will be Crowned the “King of Luxury”? We examined insights into 2012 luxury automobile sales through the 2nd quarter. We looked further at an analysis of the six leading brands in a head-to-head comparison of sales, shopper volume, competitive cross-shop and conversion. Download the replay here and learn: Which brands are generating the most shoppers and why

The Curious Case of Honda

An article in a recent edition of BusinessWeek detailed the woes of Honda. It discussed the automaker’s declining US market share as well as product missteps — most notably Crosstour and Insight — and its inability to cash in on Toyota’s problems while other competitors have been quick to capitalize. Here at Compete we decided to take a deeper dive into just what’s troubling Honda to uncover the root causes