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October 2013 Car Sales Survive The Government Shutdown

October 2013 Car Sales Survive The Government Shutdown

Car sales rebounded in October from September's lull, despite the government shutdown. Most of the major automakers represented in the U.S. market posted big gains year-over-year in October, though not as strong in some cases as hoped. Among the Big Six automakers, the domestic brands--GM, Ford and... read more

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Alan Batey

Chevrolet U.S. Sales Chief Alan Batey To Head Brand’s Global Operations

To oversee Chevrolet’s operations worldwide, General Motors has created the new role of global chief for the brand and appointed one of its top U.S. executives, Alan... read more June 26, 2013 by  1


 
Cadillac dealership

October Auto Sales: Battered By Sandy, But Still Strong

The fury of Superstorm Sandy--wreaking havoc on New York, leaving disaster in its path in swaths of the Northeastern U.S., and spreading foul weather as far as the upper... read more November 1, 2012 by 


 
The projector-beam headlamps of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2014 Chevy Silverado Gets December Reveal In Detroit

The Chevrolet Silverado is consistently the second-best selling full size pickup truck in America, so Chevy knows it needs to proceed with extreme caution when it comes to... read more October 23, 2012 by  2


 
2013 Ford F-150 Lariat

Best & Worst Sellers, Ford Escape Recall, Police Car Of The Future: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the best and worst of August’s new vehicle sales, tell you about (another) recall for the new Ford Escape and speculate on... read more September 6, 2012 by  3


 
2013 Dodge Dart Rallye

August 2012 Car Sales Still In The Fast Lane

Sales of new cars and trucks in August were a bright spot in the economic greige, continuing a year-long trend that analysts say will only diminish mildly by year's end. All... read more September 4, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford Explorer Sport

July 2012 Car Sales: Summer Heat Brings Surprising Numbers

Even as the global economy continues to flounder amid debt crises and high unemployment, car sales in the U.S. ride the tide of an aging fleet that needs replacing and rising... read more August 1, 2012 by 


 
2013 Ford F-150 Lariat

Next Ford F-150 To Get Aluminum Body For Better Gas Mileage

Ford's history, while not founded on the F150 pickup and its predecessors, has certainly been built around it over the last 60 years. From its debut in 1948 to the present... read more July 26, 2012 by  8


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

June 2012 Car Sales: Fireworks Or Sparklers This July 4th?

Car sales were stronger at the major automakers in June, but the pre-July 4th fireworks could fizzle later this year. Economic indicators are mixed, and analysts worry that... read more July 3, 2012 by 


 
2012 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

J.D. Power: June Car Sales Will Grow By Double Digits

J.D. Power pointed out the impressive gains in initial vehicle quality yesterday, and today it's calling at least a ground-rule double for June sales--even though the month... read more June 21, 2012 by 


 
2012 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

2012 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study: Industry Hits All-Time High

The J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, a touchstone for the industry's current successes and failures in new-car design and production, shows that the industry has reached an... read more June 20, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Subaru Impreza

May 2012 Car Sales: The Ohana Edition

Disney fans know the Hawai'ian word ohana can mean family, or, "no one gets left behind." Apparently, car buyers haven't forgotten the meaning: they returned to showrooms for... read more June 3, 2012 by 


 
Oshawa Assembly Photo

GM To Shutter Consolidated Line Of Canada's Oshawa Assembly Plant

General Motors’ Oshawa Car Assembly plant is one of the largest automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, covering some 10-million square feet of factory floor... read more June 1, 2012 by 


 
Ford assembly plant

Auto Industry Puts A (Small) Dent In Unemployment

In Montgomery, Alabama, automaker Hyundai recently announced it was hiring 877 new workers. To fill those positions, over 20,000 prospective workers applied. Last summer... read more May 30, 2012 by  8


 
Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty

Would You Want Hello Kitty On Your Car--Forever?

The tribal tattoos and tramp stamps that were no-brainer decisions in college proved just that for some bearers in the years since. Will mass personalization on new cars... read more May 7, 2012 by  3


 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic

April 2012 Car Sales Point To Strong Spring

Is it time to call the car industry recovered? In April, automakers sold vehicles at a rate that analysts say will only get better as dealers head into the spring selling... read more May 1, 2012 by 


 
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