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 |  Jul 16 2014, 2:01 PM


Sedans aren’t the most popular vehicle body style in the U.S. anymore.

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 |  Jul 08 2014, 12:21 PM


Auto production plants usually shut down for about two weeks in July to provide employees with a vacation and to give the company time to upgrade or inspect their facilities, but strong sales are leaving no extra time to stop the assembly line.

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 |  May 22 2014, 12:15 PM


Half of Chinese car buyers say they wouldn’t buy a Japanese car.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 11:02 AM

Chinese Automotive Industry

China is the wild, wild east of the automotive industry. Home to more than 1 billion people and counting, it’s a hugely important market for car companies. There are many domestic brands over there but curiously foreign companies are making significant headway.

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 |  Apr 01 2014, 9:58 PM

Who Won, Who Lost in Last Month's Sales?

Sales Winner and Losers

Spring is here and the U.S. automotive market saw its overall sales rise six percent in March, shaking off the slow start to 2014.

Compared to 2013, the seasonally adjusted sales rate has grown from 15.3-million units in 2013 to 16.4-million units and is the best showing since November 2013, and among the highest in the past seven years. But the big question is, who were the winners and losers for March 2014 compared to the year past? You might be surprised to see which automakers have grown in sales and which have taken a significant hit in comparison to the same period 12 months ago.

 |  Jan 24 2014, 2:31 PM


Increasing traffic worldwide could slow down auto sales according to a new study.

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 10:45 AM


November saw the highest automotive sales in almost seven years with the seasonally-adjusted annual rate reaching 16.4 million.

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 |  Nov 15 2013, 8:02 AM


Jaguar and MINI have topped the latest J.D. Power and Associates Sales Satisfaction Index.

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 |  Nov 04 2013, 9:02 AM


Fiat dealers were left fuming after an Alfa Romeo executive suggested the forthcoming 4c sports car would be sold through Maserati stores in the U.S., but the fight over who sells what is far from settled.

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 |  Nov 01 2013, 1:25 PM


Subaru has surpassed its previous best year of sales with two months of reporting left in the year.

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 |  Oct 11 2013, 4:31 PM


Things might go from bad to worse for Toyota’s young-minded Scion sub-brand in the next two years.

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 |  Oct 04 2013, 9:36 AM


An agreement reached late last week between the Virginia DMV, Tesla and the Virginia Automobile Dealers Association could allow the automaker to sell its cars there soon.

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 |  Sep 17 2013, 12:45 PM


Auto sales are poised to crack the 16 million mark in 2014, a number that if met will represent the fifth straight year of growth for the American car market. 

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 |  Sep 12 2013, 8:32 PM


The U.S. Department of Energy and the EPA have released a new online tool to print your own window sticker showing off your vehicle’s fuel economy figures.

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 |  Aug 12 2013, 2:02 PM


There’s a big reason to keep an eye on Monterey, Calif. this weekend: the classic car auction is expected to clear the $325 million mark.

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 |  Aug 01 2013, 8:14 PM


In a month where not a single automaker saw a decline in sales, General Motors, Toyota, and Ford were the leaders.

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 |  Jul 30 2013, 4:30 PM

Cadillac CUE iPad App

Browsing for cars on your iPad has done more than speed up your car buying process, it’s forced a dramatic shift in how automakers are spending their ad dollars.

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 |  Jul 19 2013, 8:02 AM


Currently the seventh-largest car market, Russia is poised to become the fifth-largest market by 2020 according to a recent report.

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 |  Jul 14 2013, 10:01 AM


In the competition to take the U.S. luxury crown, Mercedes-Benz has all but conceded in the race, admitting that it won’t play any games to try to be number one.

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 |  Jul 08 2013, 11:32 AM


If there’s a recent model Mercedes-Benz in your driveway, you might already know this: salespeople in the Stuttgart company’s showroom can close a deal.

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 |  Jul 02 2013, 12:45 PM


Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn thinks the company will surpass its goal to sell 10 million cars in a year by 2018.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 8:01 AM

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Porsche and Cadillac saw the biggest jumps in brand loyalty in the first quarter of 2013 while Ford retained its crown as the overall brand loyalty leader.

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 |  May 22 2013, 6:15 PM


The number of households in America without a vehicle has doubled over the past two decades, with 9.3 percent of American households going carless last year.

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 |  Apr 03 2013, 8:01 AM


Ford topped all automakers in sales last month, moving 228,818 vehicles and holding 15.75-percent market share for March 2013 as well as year-to-date.

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