Tesla’s Revolutionary Non-Vehicle Innovations Are Proving Otherwise

In this opinion post, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, explains that many of Tesla’s ideas to reinvent the vehicle ownership and purchase experience are failing. Maryann’s post can be read at the link below:

 
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/teslas-revolutionary-non-vehicle-innovations-proving-otherwise/

 

*Photo credit: Bloomberg.

Auto Remarketing: NEW ROADS: Weighing pros and cons of vehicle subscriptions – Part I

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In this article, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, provided her opinions on the viability of various automaker and dealer subscription programs. Maryann stated “I don’t think the auto companies have answered some fundamental questions.”

The article can be read at the link below:
https://www.autoremarketing.com/technology/new-roads-weighing-pros-and-cons-vehicle-subscriptions-part-i

AutoNews: N.Y. BMW store relied on unusual marketing, a powerful brand and being fortunate

In this article, Jeremy Alicandri, managing director of MK&A, was quoted on his automotive industry experience during the Great Recession. Jeremy stated “a day of reckoning could come at any time.”

The article can be read at the link below:
http://www.autonews.com/article/20180910/RETAIL07/180919994/jeremy-alicandri-dealership-recession

Why Are Used Car Prices Rising This Year?

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Summary:

Despite the increase in the supply of late model vehicles, wholesale prices of 2-to-5-year-old vehicles sold at auctions increased 5.3% since January 2018. Although there is no reliable data for actual retail used vehicle sales, there is ample anecdotal evidence of rising demand for used vehicles (both late models and older units). So, while increased used vehicle supply has depressed used vehicle values since 2015, that trend has reversed this year.

  • After two years of above-normal depreciation, used car prices reversed.
  • Rising off-lease supply is offset by higher consumer demand.
  • Market and economic forces combine to boost retail used vehicle demand.
  • The paper sources data from MK&A partner, RVI Analytics.