Dealer Transformation Index™

Measuring dealer-consumer alignment across continued industry evolution

Urban Science® has teamed up with the Harris Poll to conduct ongoing, comprehensive research on the state of the automotive industry through the eyes of dealers and auto buyers. This page includes ongoing highlights of our findings.

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The EV Future

Prepare to meet growing demand while you still can

The impact of EVs on the future of the automotive industry can’t be overstated. Both auto buyers and dealers recognize and agree electrification has the greatest potential to change the future of the auto industry in the coming years. Preparation and optimization for increasing EV-related sales and service needs is critical – and it all starts with dealer and auto-buyer education.

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Dealership Service

Powering Thriving Dealerships With Dealer Service

Across myriad industry shifts and evolutions, healthy dealership service operations have powered thriving dealerships. Service lanes not only deliver high-margin engagements on the back end, they drive meaningful interactions that can build long-term loyalty that leads to future sales as well. To create, nurture and make the most of these opportunities, it’s critical dealers and OEMs recognize auto-buyer perceptions about how franchise stores stack up against independent repair shops – and adjust their approaches to mitigate risks and seize lucrative opportunities now and in the future.

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August 17th,  2022 Press Release

U.S. auto dealership count remains stable; EV adoption surges in Florida, southeast in first half of 2022

DETROIT, August 18, 2022 – Urban Science® today announced highlights from its 2022 midyear Automotive Franchise Activity Report (FAR), which shows continued stability for the U.S. automotive retail network despite […]

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June 2nd,  2021 Blog

Attention: You may not have your consumers attention.

Urban Science’s recent online study revealed automotive marketers might not be capturing their audiences’ attention like they think they are.

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March 30th,  2021 Article

Consumers find value in online advertising – on their terms.

It’s no secret that online advertising is a great medium to capture consumers’ attention. In a recent Urban Science online study, we found that 86% of consumers find value in online ads.

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February 5th,  2021 Blog

In-Market Shoppers Online Behavior Unlocked

During the coronavirus pandemic, many of us find ourselves online more – browsing, connecting with friends, or simply passing time – but how much more is more? In a recent […]

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December 11th,  2020 Blog

Offline sales measurement: How it fits and why you need to have it

Measuring digital media with offline sales has historically been a challenge for automotive advertisers.

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November 2nd,  2020 Case Study

Urban Science and Autoflyte: Measuring marketing by sales

A successful CDJR dealership noticed a competitor gaining substantial market share through heavy digital marketing.

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June 18th,  2020 Blog

Automotive sales are down, but not gone – now is not the time to go quiet

The new normal. I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase a time or two recently, as people continue to adjust to the massive disruption caused by COVID-19. But what is the […]

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    Proactive network management to connect today’s consumers with automotive more efficiently.

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    Uncover what really impacts daily performance to grow market share.

  • AFTERSALESPERFORMANCE

    Bring customers back to increase service retention and build long-term loyalty.

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    Scientific precision to make every marketing dollar work harder.

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The Growing Dealership Dilemma: Get Big or Get Out

A whirlpool of uncertainty is challenging today’s automotive industry – and dealerships are being pulled into the vortex, looking for a way forward in an environment where no easy answers […]

Urban Science launches industry first solution to help dealer groups inform high-stakes M&A decisions with near-real-time industry sales data, scientific precision

Urban Science® today announced the launch of MarketGrowth™, a first-of-its-kind, best-in-class solution that taps the company’s unrivaled near-real-time industry sales* data to empower dealer groups, marketing agencies and the consultants who support them to better understand market performance and potential across all brands and geographies.

How a dealer leveraged ServiceView to drive month-over-month service performance success to become a top national performing dealer

The Problem Due to overall industry factors, the dealer needed to maximize service retention and boost aftersales revenue to compensate for a deficiency of new vehicle sales. Beyond that, as […]