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Fast Talk: New Car Sales Trends & Tips | w. Brian Finkelmeyer, Sr. Dir. of New Car Solutions at Cox Automotive

March 22, 2021 Dealer News Today Season 2 Episode 18
Dealer News Today Podcasts
Fast Talk: New Car Sales Trends & Tips | w. Brian Finkelmeyer, Sr. Dir. of New Car Solutions at Cox Automotive
Show Notes

Evolution is a part of any industry or business, and those who keep up are those who survive and thrive.   

Today’s guest is Brian Finkelmeyer, Senior Director of New Car Solutions at Cox Automotive. Brian worked for 20 years on the OEM side of the industry and has since been involved with automotive tech developments and trends at Cox. His background makes him uniquely qualified to talk about new trends in the automotive industry.   

He joins Derek D to discuss (optimistic) 2021 predictions, including low interest rates, stimulus checks, electric vehicles, and more.     

Interview Highlights:   

  • When might OEMs return to pre-COVID levels of inventory production?   
  • To what do we owe the anomaly of Carvana (and how can dealerships compete)?   
  • How will the future of electric vehicles play out, with nearly all manufacturers now entering the game and bringing the EV market to more mainstream consumers?     

“You look at the new car sales results and you think that this country is absolutely on fire right now . . . it’s just a remarkable thing.”   

        — Brian Finkelmeyer     

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Episode Sponsor:     

Cox Automotive is a global leader in Automotive Industry innovation, information, and software. Over 25 Cox Automotive brands work in harmony, delivering resources to dealerships and customers and keeping the industry moving forward.    

| Dealer News Today is a Dave Cantin Group – Cox Automotive partnership