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November 2011 Car Sales: Ahead of the Curve

November 2011 Car Sales: Ahead of the Curve

New vehicle sales continued their slow, steady improvement in November across most of the major brands, automakers reported along with monthly sales today. Projections had the month coming in at anywhere from TrueCar's estimated seasonally adjusted selling rate (SAAR) of 13.3 million units, to some... read more

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Suzuki Swift Sport

Suzuki Bails On Major Auto Shows In Los Angeles & Detroit

Suzuki fans, we have bad news: if you were hoping to glimpse your favorite automaker's newest rides at the upcoming Los Angeles and Detroit auto shows, you're in for some... read more October 27, 2011 by  2


 

Toyota Suspends U.S. Production Due To Floods In Thailand

The floods ravaging Thailand have been back-page news in much of the U.S., but as the water continues to rise, it may finally saturate the headlines. The latest news is that... read more October 27, 2011 by 


 
2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year... read more October 25, 2011 by 


 
2011 Ford Explorer

2011 Ford Explorer Hits 100,000 Sales In 2011

When Ford introduced the new 2011 Explorer in July 2010, the automaker knew it had a potential sales hit on its hands. What Ford didn’t know was how many customers... read more October 25, 2011 by 


 
2012 Kia Forte 5-Door 5dr HB EX Angular Front Exterior View

Kia Wants To Be The 'People's Car', Eying Volkswagen As Benchmark

Kia, it seems, wants to be Volkswagen. Not only is the Korean rising star of the automotive world specifically targeting the Volkswagen brand, they’re also targeting... read more October 18, 2011 by  2


 
Teen driver

Will U.S. Permanently Own Fewer Cars, Drive Less? Could Be

There's good news and bad news for the auto industry. The good news is that car companies are leaner and meaner than they once were, and auto sales are slowly rebounding. The... read more October 17, 2011 by  6


 
The 2012 Nissan Maxima. Image: Nissan

Nissan Vows To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Product Quality

Feeling the sting from low quality scores in recent J.D. Power and Associates surveys, Nissan Motor Co. is amping up plans to do something to restore consumer confidence in... read more October 10, 2011 by 


 
2012 Nissan Juke

Nissan Works To Restore Consumer Confidence In Its Quality

Nissan is not at all happy with recent quality scores in the United States market, and the automaker has vowed to revamp its quality control to catch the competition. Nissan... read more October 10, 2011 by 


 
2012 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler’s New Product Plans: Reduce Duplication Among Brands

Streamlining product lines is nothing new among automakers, but Chrysler’s plans for future products may catch some consumers by surprise. The idea is to reduce... read more October 10, 2011 by  2


 
Chevy's Colorado concept vehicle. Image: © GM Corp.

Confirmed: Next Generation Chevy Colorado Pickup Is U.S. Bound

If you’re a fan of midsize pickup trucks, we’ve got good news for you: Chevy has announced that the newly redesigned Colorado pickup will be built and sold in the... read more October 10, 2011 by  11


 
2012 Audi A7 3.0T

Motor Press Guild Announces Vehicle Of The Year Finalists

The Motor Press Guild (MPG) is the largest automotive media association in North America, and it’s membership includes some of the best known names in automotive print... read more October 10, 2011 by  2


 
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

Chrysler's Upcoming Product Plan Calls For Less Duplication

In an effort to reduce product overlap and customer confusion, Chrysler will kill off the Dodge Grand Caravan in 2013, leaving the Chrysler Town & Country as it’s... read more October 10, 2011 by  4


 
GM corrosion engineer Christa Cooper inspects a Cruze body shell for rust. Image: © GM Corp.

GM Using Forensic Science To Build More Durable Cars

You can learn a lot by tearing a car down to its individual components, especially if that car has been force-aged to simulate years of life in the harshest possible... read more October 7, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Saab 9-4X Aero

Saab Still Awaiting Funding From Chinese Partners

In mid-September, amidst the chaos surrounding the potential bankruptcy of Saab, the automaker received what it thought was good news. Chinese partner Youngman agreed to... read more October 6, 2011 by 


 
2012 Ford Fusion

2013 Ford Fusion Finds A Home In Michigan

Ford’s Flat Rock assembly plant, also know as AutoAlliance International, currently builds the Ford Mustang and the Mazda6 sedan. We previously reported that Mazda will... read more October 5, 2011 by 


 
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