Ford, Honda Projected to Gain Market Share in new ‘Car Wars’ Study

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Ford, Honda Projected to Gain Market Share in new ‘Car Wars’ Study
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The analysts and number crunchers at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch released the findings of their latest Car Wars study, a report that tracks industry product trends. The results are surprising; market-share fluctuations are expected to remain small. But Ford and Honda are both projected to gain in the coming years with Nissan on track to… Continue Reading...

US Auto Sales Rise As Import Price Gap Increases Thanks To Rising Yen

US Auto Sales Rise As Import Price Gap Increases Thanks To Rising Yen
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As the Yen continues its march against the dollar, Japanese manufacturers are less likely to offer incentives to move metal off dealer lots; in fact average industry wide spending on incentives fell some 9.6 percent through September, down to $2,498 per vehicle. Continue Reading...

Nissan Expects To Continue Gaining Market Share On Honda and Toyota

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Nissan Expects To Continue Gaining Market Share On Honda and Toyota
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The damage caused by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami has affected manufacturing throughout Japan, however Nissan says that it anticipates being able to continue to gain market share from Honda and Toyota in North America. Honda and Toyota stopped production entirely in the months following the earthquake and tsunami, however, Nissan was able to… Continue Reading...

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments
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According to Eric Nobel, of the Orange, California based consulting firm The Car Lab, both Honda and Toyota are losing ground because their products haven’t been competitive in crucial market segments since the first half of the last decade. Continue Reading...

Hyundai Equus Selling Briskly With 5 Percent Of Luxury Market Share

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Hyundai Equus Selling Briskly With 5 Percent Of Luxury Market Share
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For all the skepticism surrounding the Hyundai Equus, the Korean luxury sedan appears to be doing well, even exceeding Hyundai’s own expectations. Hyundai’s Midwestern PR head Dean Bedore gave us some insight into the success of the Equus, noting that it currently has a 5 percent market share of the luxury car segment, while Hyundai… Continue Reading...

Big Three Set To Add Market Share

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Big Three Set To Add Market Share
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After a dismal 2009 , American automakers look set to gain market share in 2010, despite fewer brands, a drastically reduced dealer network. The last time the Big 3 gained market share was in 1995. The strong profitability of the domestic automakers has been linked to lower manufacturing costs, a reduced debt load and careful… Continue Reading...

Audi A4 Trumps BMW 3 Series as Best Selling Premium Car in Germany

Audi A4 Trumps BMW 3 Series as Best Selling Premium Car in Germany
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In the land of sauerkraut, lederhosen and cars that have kidney shaped grilles with propeller logos on them things have changed. For 2008 the Audi A4, not the BMW 3 Series, was the best selling premium car (based on vehicle registrations) in Germany. Audi reclaims the top spot after the 3 Series sat atop the… Continue Reading...