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AutoPacific Forecasts 17.4 Million U.S. Light Vehicle Sales in 2017
AutoPacific today officially announced its forecast for 2017 U.S. light vehicle sales. Down approximately 200,000 units from 2016 sales, AutoPacific forecasts 2017 will see 17.4 million units sold. “We are simply seeing a plateau of demand following years of recovery after the recession,” explains Ed Kim, AutoPacific Vice President of Industry Analysis.
Toyota and Lexus Dominate in 2016 Motorist Choice Awards
AutoPacific and IntelliChoice announced the 2016 Motorist Choice Award (MCA) winners. MCA's are given to vehicles that deliver the compelling and sought after combination of high consumer satisfaction and lower-than-expected ownership costs over time. Toyota won 9 awards between the Toyota and Lexus brands, followed by GM with 4, Honda with 3, BMW and Subaru each with 2, and Volvo, FCA and Mazda with 1 win each.
AutoPacific Announces 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards
Automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, Inc. today announced the 2016 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA), recognizing vehicles that best meet their owner’s expectations and desires. Tesla takes top brand from Porsche after 3 years; Volvo XC70 is the highest scoring vehicle; Subaru sweeps 3 segments.
AutoPacific Announces 2016 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
AutoPacific today announced its 20th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSAs), identifying the most satisfying vehicles in the market. An industry benchmark for measuring how satisfied an owner is with his/her new vehicle, VSAs are based on survey responses from over 65,000 owners of new 2015 and 2016 model year cars and light trucks.
Pirelli Overtakes Top Spot in AutoPacific Replacement Tire Satisfaction Awards
Tire brands Pirelli and Michelin have held the top two spots in AutoPacific’s Replacement Tire Owner Satisfaction Awards since the company’s first study was published five years ago, with Michelin ranking 1st and Pirelli 2nd. According to the results of the latest installment of AutoPacific’s annual Replacement Tire Brand Dynamics and Satisfaction Study, the rankings are now reversed, with Pirelli taking the top spot.
AutoPacific Study Reveals Rise in Consumer Demand for Advanced Safety, Autonomous Driving Features
AutoPacific study reveals consumers are placing higher importance on safety features while shopping for a new vehicle, and future demand for driver assistance safety features is rising. The 2015 study, conducted annually since 1994, is comprised of responses from over 66,000 new vehicle buyers to AutoPacific’s New Vehicle Satisfaction Survey.
Volkswagen's Reputation Takes Big Hit with Vehicle Owners; AutoPacific Predicts Tough Road Ahead
A just completed survey by AutoPacific reveals only 1 out of 4 vehicle owners have a positive opinion of Volkswagen following the recently unveiled diesel deception, compared to 3 out of 4 prior to hearing the news. “With diesels making up over 17% of Volkswagen and Audi’s total sales in 2014, this change in consumer opinion will put a significant dent in the brands’ overall sales,” says Ed Kim, AutoPacific Vice President of Industry Analysis
Porsche Leads in AutoPacific's 2015 Ideal Vehicle Award Wins; Subaru Matches Ford and Chevrolet in Wins
AutoPacific today announced the 2015 Ideal Vehicle Awards (IVA). AutoPacific’s IVAs recognize vehicles that best meet their owner’s expectations and desires, helping consumers make informed vehicle purchase decisions with “owners talking” feedback.
Korean Automakers Move to the Top in AutoPacific’s 2015 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
The 2015 winners are spread across nearly every manufacturer, with wins by 9 out of 11 automakers. General Motors receives the most wins with 5, followed by Kia and Nissan, with 4 and 3 wins, respectively. Honda, Toyota, FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobile), Volkswagen and Ford follow with 2 wins each. Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Hyundai each take home 1 win.
EV Consumers Passionate About Environment, Willing to Open Pocketbooks
On average, 6 out of 10 consumers who plan to purchase an alternative powertrain vehicle – a vehicle powered by something other than traditional gasoline – are willing to pay more than $1,000 extra for that vehicle, with EV consumers willing to pay the most.