Import brands continue to dominate consumer interest and show no sign of weakening. This is reflected in the continued expansion of their US based production capacity and consistent release of new models that are attracting new consumers in to the market
Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 26, 2012
Dataium, the largest aggregator of online automotive shopper behavior, today released its monthly Automotive Shopper Intensity (ASI™) report. The report illustrates that the ASI index, a leading predictive indicator of automotive retail sales, reversed course in October, and reflecting seasonal trends, declined 5.78% from September.
Despite two major recalls within the past few months, shopping intensity around the Toyota brand remains at an all-time high, with the ASI ranking five Toyota models: the Camry, RAV4, Tacoma, Tundra and Prius in the top 10 for new vehicles. Moreover, the Toyota Camry gained a spot from last month to rank highest in ASI of all new vehicles.
Similar to September, October introduced many newcomers to the top ten ASI ranking list, including three luxury imports: Acura's MDX and RDX along with the BMW 328i. Additionally, in October, the former top ASI ranked auto for the past three months, the Chevrolet Silverado, experienced the largest declines in intensity of all new vehicles, and consequently, fell off the top ten list.
The Honda CRV, which has been consistently ranked in the top ten for new vehicles since July, moved up a spot in October, to rank fourth. Furthermore, despite the lack of manufacturer incentives, the CRV has consistently outperformed the compact SUV market since June.
Eric Brown, Dataium CEO stated, "Import brands continue to dominate consumer interest and show no sign of weakening. This is reflected in the continued expansion of their US based production capacity and consistent release of new models that are attracting new consumers in to the market."
Through proprietary data collection and analytics, Dataium aggregates and measures billions of auto shopper behavioral events from over 20 million active auto shoppers across a diverse network of thousands of automotive websites each month. Dataium not only provides data and research on auto shopper/buyer behavior nationally, but by specific makes, models, vehicle segments, and markets. The national report is available for download at http://www.dataium.com/library. Dataium reports and dashboards are available on a subscription basis or may be customized to access real-time updates to measure in-market lead behavior, sales forecasting, advertising effectiveness, digital marketing performance, and website design proficiency.
To request complete access to Dataium's ASI predictive modeling tool on future consumer demand by make, model, trim level, segment, region, and market, contact Dataium at http://www.dataium.com/contact.
About Dataium, LLC
Dataium is the largest aggregator of Internet automotive shopping activity. With its Cloud Intelligence® platform, the company collects, analyzes, and indexes billions of online automotive shopping events from over 20 million active auto shoppers monthly. The company supports cutting-edge data collection and reporting technology; VisiCogn® Knowledge Center, and is also known for its ASI™ index. For more information, visit http://www.dataium.com, email: info(at)dataium(dot)com, or call 877-896-DATA (3282).
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