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 |  Oct 14 2014, 8:05 AM

In the Family Way


Automotive Family Tree

At times the auto industry can feel overwhelming, with all the different products, brands and stories to keep straight. There’s always something going on in this business, from breaking news to vehicle reviews.

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 |  Oct 09 2014, 12:49 PM

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Every year, the latest gifts for the wealthy are listed in the Neiman Marcus Christmas catalog and one car makes the cut. This year, it’s the Maserati Ghibli.

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 |  Sep 03 2014, 7:38 PM

So Long, Summer


Sales Winner and Loser August 2014

Like memories of band camp August is dead and buried. Regrettably the eighth month of the year didn’t go quietly; it took summer down with it. Sure, the season’s not officially over but we’re too emotionally devastated about the loss to care. At least new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were strong.

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 |  Aug 27 2014, 12:42 PM

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Maserati‘s upcoming Levante SUV has been spied for the first time and it certainly looks unique.

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 |  Aug 19 2014, 2:48 PM

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Taggart Autosport is looking to surprise the competition this weekend at Virginia International Raceway.

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 |  Jul 18 2014, 10:21 AM

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Most automakers strive to sell as many vehicles as they possibly can in a year, but that isn’t the case at Maserati. 

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 |  Jul 10 2014, 10:54 AM

Oh là là


Top 10 Sexiest Cars

Aphrodisiacs are substances that supposedly increase sexual desire. These items can range from the benign like ginseng or honey to the straight-up bizarre.

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 |  Jun 03 2014, 4:24 PM

Winner - Bentley + 23 Percent


Bentley

May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies.

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 |  May 06 2014, 2:53 PM

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The stunning Maserati Alfieri will become a production model, likely making an appearance by 2016.

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 |  May 05 2014, 10:32 AM

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Even though the Alfa Romeo 4C has yet to arrive at North American Fiat and Maserati dealers, the brand is considering a higher-performing version.

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 |  May 01 2014, 6:46 PM

April Showers Bring Sales Power


April 2014 Sales Winner and Loser

After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a car, that is?

All told automakers sold nearly 1.4 million new vehicles in April, an increase of about 8 percent compared to the same month last year. The change was modest but headed in the right direction, and that’s what matters.

For the first four months of 2014 deliveries have topped 5.1 million units. That’s approximately a 3 percent increase compared to the same time period last year. Again that’s small but really there’s nothing to complain about. Here’s a list of top-performing brands along with the companies that didn’t do as well.

 |  Apr 22 2014, 8:15 AM

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Having been available for over 50 years, the Maserati GranTurismo has become a staple in the Italian automaker’s lineup.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 1:30 PM

Red Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has treated 21 very-special customers to a unique ownership experience. Last weekend lucky European buyers who purchased the special “Launch Edition” of the brand’s sultry 4C sports car enjoyed two days of fun in Italy.

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 |  Mar 05 2014, 4:01 PM

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Giving us a preview of the brand’s future, Maserati unveiled its Alfieri concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Mar 04 2014, 5:06 AM

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With an abundance of exotics and luxury cars making their debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Maserati is holding its own against the competition with its stunning Alfieri concept.

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 |  Mar 03 2014, 6:08 PM

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Photos of the Maserati Alfieri concept, which will makes its official debut tomorrow at the Geneva Motor Show, have leaked out.

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 |  Feb 26 2014, 8:02 AM

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Rumor has it that Maserati will unveil a new GT concept at this year’s Geneva Motor Show.

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 |  Feb 23 2014, 1:26 PM

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Maserati has teamed up with the gorgeous Heidi Klum for a seven-page pictorial titled “Beyond the Swimsuit” as part of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

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 |  Feb 19 2014, 8:02 AM

Maserati-Levante

Despite previous reports that the Maserati Levante SUV would be based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the Italian automaker has confirmed that it won’t be.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 9:02 PM

10. Kia "The Truth"


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Depending on which team you were cheering for, the Super Bowl was a chance to exercise humility or an excuse to bury your head in the sand.

Regardless whether you were cheering for Denver, Seattle or the halftime show, the great advertising equalizer was there. Fans had the usual battery of multi million-dollar commercials to digest and as usual, automobile manufacturers brought the big ad guns out to play.

Kia’s K900 offers generous standard equipment, V8 power, rear wheel drive and a massive customizable gauge cluster. It could be one heck of a bargain alternative to “real” luxury sedans of similar size and strength if you can get past the idea of spending well over $60,000 on a Kia.

Super Bowl commercials carry controversy in the advertising world for being outrageously expensive with little potential to spur sales. Lawrence Fishburne singing might not get you to open your wallet, but it’s worth watching anyway.

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 |  Feb 03 2014, 6:32 PM

#Winning


Sales Winners and Losers January 2014

Welcome to 2014! Apparently in Chinese Astrology it’s the year of the “wood horse” but let’s hope this timber pony can canter away and carry the auto industry to continuing sales success. Which brands drove away with buckets of cash and which ones took a tumble down the stairs? Let’s take a peek at last month’s showroom winners and losers.

Overall the market took a small slide in 2014’s first month. January’s inhospitable weather likely kept shoppers at home huddled in front of their heat registers instead of out and about shopping for cars. Compared to the same time period in 2013, new-vehicle deliveries declined three percent to a little more than one million units.

Sales moved in the wrong direction, though fortunately the decline wasn’t severe. Still, a number of automakers did post some welcome gains, though these were offset by others that dropped.

 |  Feb 02 2014, 7:07 PM

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 Is it an ad for a new blockbuster? No, it’s for a car.

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 |  Jan 03 2014, 5:54 PM

Win, Lose or Drive


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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported.

Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept would-be buyers away from dealerships. Still, steady as she goes beats a big drop any day.

As for they the whole of 2013 things were considerably better. Sales were up about 8 percent compared to the year prior with deliveries falling just shy of 15.6 million units. That is a major victory for the automotive industry as it continues to recover from the great recession.

As for December’s numbers, here are the top sales winners and losers for the 12th month of last year. Naturally this list excludes brands like Maybach and Suzuki that have bowed out of the market.

 |  Dec 27 2013, 11:02 AM

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Exotic Italian car builder Maserati is calling back 63 of its new Quattroporte sedans in the U.S.

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