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Domestic Makers Place More Competitive Pressure on Foreign Car-Lease Brands

The largest online car leasing marketplace in North America, Swapalease.com analyzed current inventory levels for today’s most popular car brands and compared it to inventory levels in 2010. Lexus, Land Rover and Jaguar, all popular car leasing brands, have seen their inventory fall over the last few years. Lexus has faced increased lease competition while Land Rover and Jaguar changed lease companies. Increased sales activity at retail today should push Lexus levels back up in the future. A few additional notes of interest:
 

  • Most likely a result of increased overall lease activity, Buick has seen the largest rise in inventory, up 87% since 2010 levels. Other domestic brands such as Jeep (52%), Ford (27%) and Cadillac (4%) have all seen inventory levels increase since 2010.
  • The domestic makers have placed more competitive pressure on foreign car-lease brands, such as Mercedes-Benz (-10%), Infiniti (-18%) and BMW (-29%). All three have seen inventory levels slip in the Swapalease.com marketplace.
     

Here is the complete breakdown of inventory change between 2012 and 2010:

Buick

87%

Hyundai

84%

Kia

71%

Jeep

52%

Ford

27%

Cadillac

4%

Mercedes-Benz

-10%

GMC

-15%

Infiniti

-18%

Nissan

-26%

Lincoln

-28%

BMW

-29%

Chevy

-37%

Volkswagen

-38%

Chrysler

-39%

Dodge

-40%

Toyota

-41%

Jaguar

-42%

Volvo

-44%

Honda

-49%

Mazda

-50%

Land Rover

-55%

Lexus

-56%

Subaru

-58%

Mitsubishi

-77%

About Swapalease.com

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Swapalease.com is the world’s largest automotive lease marketplace and the pioneer in facilitating lease transfers online. More specifically Swapalease.com matches individuals who want to get out of their lease with people who are looking for short-term lease agreements. Prospective buyers can search the listings for the exact vehicle they want, and then register for a nominal fee, allowing them to use Swapalease.com’s safe online system to contact the prospective seller and close the deal. For more information about Swapalease.com or how to exit your lease early, call 866-SWAPNOW or visit www.swapalease.com.

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Tags: cars, lease, swapalease, trade, used

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