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November Sales Report Pushes 2019 Total Closer to 17M

The estimated seasonally adjusted annualized rate of U.S. new vehicle sales continues to hover around the 17 million-unit mark after several major manufacturers enjoyed year-over-year improvements in November.

Groups Come Together on Safety Tech Naming

Four organizations – AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power, and the National Safety Council – have come together to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion.

Retail Incentives Reach Record High

Incentive spending is projected to reach $4,159 (up 6% or $246), the highest level ever for the third quarter and just $28 short of the all-time quarter high set in Q4 2017.

GMC Sierra 3500 Tops Resale Value List

The trucks and vans that topped J.D. Power's lists for 2019 Resale Value awards include the GMC Sierra 3500, Toyota Tundra, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda Odyssey minivan, the firm announced.

New-Vehicle Quality Flattens Out, J.D. Power Says

New-vehicle quality in 2019 stayed flat, marking the first year without improvement since 2014, according to J.D. Power's latest Initial Quality Study. More brands worsened than improved over the past 12 months.

J.D. Power's Vehicle Dependability Increases (Again)

Overall dependability for three-year-old vehicles improved 4% from last year, according to J.D. Power's 2019 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study. However, the study also identified several "trouble spots" traced to new in-vehicle technology.