SEASON 2 | EPISODE 16: Fast Talk: New Car Sales Trends & Tips | w. Brian Finkelmeyer, Sr. Dir. of New Car Solutions at Cox Automotive

“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

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: 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?

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.

Derek D is an actor, comedian, and host with 15 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Before becoming a host on the DNT podcast, Derek was well known in the automotive industry for hosting the award-winning car news show Fast Lane Daily.

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