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 |  May 19 2014, 2:14 PM

Volkswagen Sales

Volkswagen is scaling back its sales predictions. The mass-market German automaker had planned to deliver 800,000 units annually in the U.S. by 2018 but that’s probably not going to happen.

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 |  Oct 21 2013, 3:45 PM

BMW-Mercedes-Benz-Sales-Race-Main-ArtLike elementary-school children Mercedes-Benz and their cross-country rival BMW are bickering about who will be number one. The two German luxury automakers both want to be tops in the United States.

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 |  Aug 02 2013, 9:15 AM

2014-Corolla-red1

Toyota released its first quarter results today, revealing a 93 percent increase in income over the same period last year.

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 |  Jun 06 2013, 8:14 AM

Volvo-S80-Update

An article published on 247wallst.com named Volvo among brands it predicted to disappear by 2014, but president and CEO of Volvo Cars of North America John Maloney says it isn’t true.

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 |  Dec 03 2012, 3:02 PM

Subaru is scrambling to keep up with demand for its BRZ sports coupe and will now ship extra units to the U.S. market.

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 |  Sep 02 2011, 7:15 PM

BMW has for a fifth straight month, held the top spot in its sales lead over Mercedes-Benz and Lexus, delivering the most luxury models in the U.S. BMW has been able to hold this position thanks to the deliveries of the new 5-Series and X3 SUV. The German automakers U.S sales rose 6.5 percent last month compared with a year earlier, to 20,815. This accomplishment has allowed to automaker to move in closer to being 2011′s top-selling U.S luxury brand. Lexus currently holds that impressive position and has done so for 11 years straight.

Both Mercedes-Benz and Lexus have both dipped in sales but for different reasons. Mercedes-Benz fell 1.9 percent to 18,477 in August but Lexus dropped seven percent to 18,103 due to continuing inventory disruptions caused by the March earthquake and tsunami.

“This has been a very strange August for our industry with both difficult news and unfortunate events — consumer confidence down and an earthquake, hurricane and floods in the Northeast,” Jim O’Donnell, head of BMW of North America, said in a statement.

So far, BMW has increased sales by 12 percent through August to 155,929 and Mercedes-Benz is up 6.1 percent in U.S sales to 148,409. Lexus has dipped 17 percent to 120,652 but the March disaster must be taken into account.

[Source: Automotive News]