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.