R.L. Polk

Ford Motor keeps customer-loyalty title

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
Ford Motor Co. retained its crown for having the most-loyal U.S. customers, while Audi is the inaugural conquest king.... Read More »

 

2014 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Ford wins 4th straight Polk award for most-loyal customers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 14, 2014
Ford earned honors for the fourth consecutive year as the car company with the most-loyal customers, according to the Polk Automotive Loyalty Awards presented at the Automotive News World Congress by IHS Automotive.... Read More »

 

IHS: R.L. Polk deal to boost 2013 revenue to about $1.8 billion

3:44 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2013
IHS increased its 2013 revenue forecast to account for its acquisition of RL Polk. IHS, a global information company with businesses that include defense industry publisher Jane's, energy research firm CERA and economics firm Global Insight, expects revenues in the range of $1.8 billion to $1.82 billion for the fiscal year ending Nov. 30.... Read More »

 

Average age of U.S. car, light truck on road hits record 11.4 years, Polk says

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 6, 2013
The average age of all light vehicles on the road now stands at a record high of 11.4 years. That's up from 11.2 years last year, and 10.9 years in 2010, according to data released today from R.L. Polk.... Read More »

 

IHS closes deal to acquire R.L. Polk

10:11 am U.S. ET | July 16, 2013
The IHS acquisition of global automotive information provider RL Polk closed Monday, a little more than a month after the deal was announced, IHS said in a statement today.... Read More »

 

Better info speeds car shopping journey

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 15, 2013
As consumers compress their car-shopping journeys, they are spending less time in showrooms.... Read More »

 

New iron puts life in big-car segment

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 8, 2013
The market for large sedans has shrunk steadily over the past several years, thanks to the phaseout of fleet favorites such as the Ford Crown Victoria. But new or redesigned models from Toyota, Hyundai, Kia and Chevrolet are breathing new life into the segment, especially in retail showrooms.... Read More »

 

IHS expects to complete Polk acquisition in mid-July

4:18 pm U.S. ET | July 3, 2013
IHS said its purchase of R.L. Polk, which provides automotive data and marketing services, should be finalized the week of July 15.... Read More »

 

Study: Renters likely to become conquest buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2013
Rental fleets are a good way for car companies to show off their products to potential buyers, says Kurt Kohler, senior vice president of North American fleet for Enterprise Holdings, parent of the Enterprise, National and Alamo rental brands, which commissioned the study.... Read More »

 

With Polk deal, IHS expands auto data empire

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
One of the best-known and longstanding names in automotive data, R.L. Polk, is being absorbed into one of the fastest-growing research firms, IHS Automotive.... Read More »

 

BMW tops Mercedes in quarterly U.S. vehicle registrations, Polk says

June 16, 2013 13:59 CET
BMW is trailing Mercedes-Benz in luxury vehicle sales so far this year in the United States, but it still exceeded its German counterpart in first-quarter new vehicle registrations.... Read More »

 

BMW tops Mercedes in quarterly U.S. vehicle registrations, Polk says

7:59 am U.S. ET | June 16, 2013
BMW is trailing Mercedes-Benz in luxury vehicle sales so far this year in the United States, but it still exceeded its German counterpart in first-quarter new vehicle registrations.... Read More »

 

IHS to acquire Polk in $1.4 billion deal

10:47 am U.S. ET | June 10, 2013
IHS has agreed to acquire privately held RL Polk, the owner of used-car history provider Carfax and a leading provider of auto industry data, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.... Read More »

 

IHS to buy Carfax owner R.L. Polk for $1.4 billion

9:38 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2013
IHS said Sunday that it struck a deal to buy privately held RL Polk, the owner of used-car history provider Carfax and a leading provider of auto industry data, in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.... Read More »

 

Ford maintains lead in brand loyalty, Polk says

12:44 pm U.S. ET | June 7, 2013
Ford defended its top position in automotive brand loyalty for the first quarter of 2013, according to an analysis by Polk, a suburban Detroit research firm. Polk reports that, on average, 52 percent of new-vehicle owners were repeat brand customers in the first quarter, up 2 percentage points from the first quarter of 2012.... Read More »

 

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