April Sales Forecast Great Year for Auto Dealerships

Hey, Auto Industry! Forget your troubles, come on and get happy!

Not that long ago, there was gloom whenever the auto industry was mentioned in the news. Stagnant sales plagued the industry, and pundits droned on and on about how the bailout failed. The past few months, however, have boosted morale across the auto industry and, pundits are eating their words and changing their tune on the effectiveness of the bailout. So far, the sales in 2012 have been fantastic, and they don’t show any sign of slowing down.

April was full of good news for sales. J.D. Power and Associates published a report showing that the volume of sales are expected to increase by 8 percent. This is great news because April will be the fourth month in a row with a positive upswing in sales for the car industry, and insiders know it is truly extraordinary because of how notorious April is for poor sales. John Humphrey, the senior vice president of global automotive operations at J.D. Power and Associates says, “While April is typically a challenging month to draw comparisons with because the Easter holiday some years falls in April and other years in March, the signs of sustained growth are evident.”

One of the most noted results on the report comes from the luxury vehicle sales. The industry as a whole is up 10.8 percent, but luxury vehicles are down 12.1 percent from the previous year. The speculation being made here is that with gas prices on the rise, the onslaught of powers are looking for sensibly priced vehicles. For example, cars such as the Ford Focus are becoming much more popular.

Sales are continuing to grow, and they show no sign of letting up anytime soon. The auto industry is back with force, and people are flocking to dealerships to get themselves back on the road. That’s why you need Special Finance Group’s help with this new flow of customers. We help those buyers connect with your dealership. Take a look at the Complete Special Finance Solution to see just how we can help you. Like us on Facebook and we’ll keep you in the loop for the latest trends and news in the industry.

Car Sales Increase Continues into February

Last year saw the resurgence of the auto industry in records sales.  January continued this trend and it looks like that trend will not be stopping anytime soon.   J.D. Power and Associates have come out with a report stating that new vehicles sales in February are going to surpass them.  How much exactly?  Retail sales are projected to in at 857,400 unites.  That comes out to an increase of 5 percent from the previous year.  That’s also more than a million unit increase in the sales from just last month.

“Retail light-vehicle sales in February are strong, which makes us modestly optimistic about the growth of sales going forward,” said senior vice president of global automotive operations at J.D. Power and Associates, John Humphrey. “More so, we’re increasingly confident that the fundamentals are in place to continue to support an upbeat sector outlook for the coming year.”

J.D. Power and Associates also detailed that 72 month leases accounted for 23 percent of all the sales done in February.  That’s the highest level it’s been in five years, which is an increase of 19 percent from 2011.

 The news keeps coming in that the tide has finally turned for the better.  With all the auto companies posting positive sales in the previous year and January, it looks like the trend is definitely going to continue into February.  Now is the best time to take advantage of this increased demand.  Contact Special Finance Group at 212-239-7270 or visit us online for any questions.  Be sure to also like us and follow on Facebook and you’ll stay up to date on all the latest news and offers