LotLinx Weekly News Vol. 199: What if you had last month’s sales over, and over, and over…

FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWS: U.S. Sales Slide 9% In Jan.; SAAR Tallies 15.2 Million

While negative overall, January sales saw the smallest monthly dip since the initial decline last summer, and SAAR has reached its strongest level since June.

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FROM WARDSAUTO: Analyst Sees No Quick Relief From New-Vehicle Shortages

Dealership inventories ended the year with an average 25 days’ supply. This trend could remain steady as global production is expected lose a few million units in 2022.

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FROM J.D. POWER: First-Time EV Owners Satisfied With Their Choice

EV adoption is ramping up as consumers report high levels of purchase satisfaction, especially for Tesla models, with Kia, Ford, and Nissan trailing.

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FROM REUTERS: Robots Marched on in 2021, With Record Orders by North American Firms

Vehicle production could be getting a boost as total factory orders for robots increased 28% last year. In some sectors, robotics can increase output by nearly 200%.

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