Santa Monica, CA – TrueCar.com, the authority in new car pricing information, trends and forecasting released its 2012 Annual Performance Scorecards for automotive manufacturers and brands. The Performance Scorecards grade each manufacturer and brand on eight different measurements including pricing, sales, incentives, customer loyalty, market share and days in inventory data.
Overall, the top manufacturers for the 2012 Annual Performance Scorecard were Subaru, Toyota and Jaguar Land Rover. Near the bottom of the list were Suzuki, Saab and Mitsubishi. The brands that received the highest grades in 2012 were Audi, Scion, Land Rover, Subaru and BMW and the brands with the lowest grades were Suzuki, Saab and Volvo.
Below are the highest and lowest manufacturer and brand rankings by TrueCar:
For more information on the 2012 Annual Grade for Manufacturer and Brand Performance Scorecards, visit blog.truecar.com.
About TrueCar, Inc.
TrueCar, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., with offices in Santa Barbara, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., and Austin, Texas, is an automotive pricing information and analysis company that creates a better buying experience for dealers and consumers. As an online publisher of unbiased new and used car transaction data, TrueCar.com provides price reports that empower dealers and consumers to agree on the parameters of a fair deal by supplying a transparent, simple understanding of what others recently paid for similarly -equipped new cars in their geographic area. TrueCar also owns ALG, the benchmark for vehicle value information to the automotive industry and has been forecasting residual values for nearly 50 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. TrueCar is a data-driven company that sources, compiles, and analyzes car-buying information unlike anybody in the industry. This is why, since its founding in 2005, TrueCar dealer partners have sold over 600,000 vehicles across the country. Its national network of more than 5,200 Certified Dealers is committed to provide no-hassle pricing for some of the country’s largest membership and service organizations, including American Express, AAA, USAA and Consumer Reports that collectively represent more than one million monthly in-market customers.