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Jul/22 - Consumers Are Open to Autonomous Driving but Hesitate to Give Up Total Control
New vehicle buyers increasingly want vehicle features that help them drive safer. Now in its 20th year, AutoPacific’s recently released Future Attribute Demand Study (FADS) tracks these technologies and more to help manufacturers meet future consumer expectations. This year’s study reveals that lane drift warning and backup collision intervention are the fastest growing features demanded by new vehicle buyers.
Jul/02 - Vehicle Satisfaction Awards: The Use of Importance as a Multiplier
AutoPacific's VSA is a calculation of owner ratings for the importance of 50 different vehicle attributes multiplied by their ratings for satisfaction with those same attributes. Read the July issue of AutoPacific insights learn more about using importance as a multiplier.
Jun/16 - AutoPacific Announces 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
Lincoln receives the Top Premium Brand award, GMC receives Top Popular Brand and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the top scoring vehicle of 2014 and of all time! AutoPacific's annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) objectively measure owner satisfaction with their new vehicles. Over 92,000 new vehicle owners were surveyed.
May/16 - Auto Recalls Could Hit Record Number This Year
The auto industry has recalled about 20 million vehicles domestically so far in 2014 and is on track to break the all-time record of nearly 31 million vehicles set back in 2004. "The entire industry is under a microscope," says AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan.
May/10 - 'Mom mobiles' a shrinking category for automakers
Fiat's Chrysler's recent decision to stop making the Dodge Grand Caravan is a big shift for the manufacturer credited with inventing the modern minivan decades ago; however, the discontinuance also reflects the Dodge brand's concentration on its high-performance heritage. Chrysler's Town and Country will survive and become the manufacturers only minivan. AutoPacific's Dave Sullivan also says Fiat Chrysler "could come up with a new model that will awaken or redefine the segment."