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Older Americans Are Buying All The Cars (And Not Just Because Young People Hate Driving)

Older Americans Are Buying All The Cars (And Not Just Because Young People Hate Driving)

There's a lot of data to suggest that younger people just aren't that into cars. And yet, U.S. auto sales are booming. How is that possible? Bloomberg credits older consumers for the uptick -- specifically those 65 and up. There are several reasons that silver-haired set are buying more cars than... read more

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Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Self-Driving Cars Could Slash Auto Sales By Nearly 50%

America's auto market is booming right now, but a study from the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute suggests that today's sky-high sales figures could... read more February 12, 2015 by 


 
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Elon Musk May Clean House In China Following Tesla's Terrible January Sales

The Chinese government dreams of highways and byways filled with zero-emission electric cars. Chinese drivers, however, don't share that vision -- at least not if Tesla... read more February 11, 2015 by 


 
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IHS: GM, Ford Still Own The U.S. Auto Market, But Competition Is Getting Much Stiffer

A couple of decades ago, America's auto market seemed cleanly divided, with Detroit brands on one side and foreign makes on the other. Many of our parents and grandparents... read more December 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Altima

July 2014 Car Sales: Five Of The Big Six Surge

New-car sales surged ahead in July, with nearly all of the six largest carmakers represented in the U.S. reporting double-digit gains over last summer. Ford, Toyota, Nissan... read more August 1, 2014 by 


 
Retail market share by body style, 2009-2014 (via IHS Automotive)

SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

For many years, SUVs and crossovers have been strong sellers in the U.S. -- heck, they're one of the reasons that Volkswagen hasn't been able to keep up with its competitors... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata, Ford Edge, GM Recalls, Android Auto: The Week In Reverse

We drive the Hyundai Sonata, get up close and personal with the 2015 Ford Edge, check in on June car sales, and try to digest the latest massive GM recall—this is the... read more July 4, 2014 by 


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG

June 2014 Car Sales Still Simmering

New-car sales in June kept up a heated pace, with most automakers reporting strong gains for the month. Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan sales rose, as did GM's by a slight... read more July 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac CTS

April 2014 Car Sales Stay Aloft, Thanks To Long-Term Loans

New-car sales in April added to this year's already strong performance, as nearly all the major manufacturers reported sales increases for the month. Chrysler, GM, Toyota and... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
2014 Dodge Dart

The Dodge Dart Still Isn't Selling. Should Chrysler Can Cars Altogether?

There's no two ways about it: the Dodge Dart isn't selling. Just a year after its debut -- a debut heralded loudly throughout the automotive world -- the Dart's sales were... read more April 2, 2014 by 


 
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At Best, Auto Sales Will Grow For 10 More Years, Then Go Into Permanent Decline

If you work in the auto industry, the good news is that the next ten years will be a bounteous decade for you and your peers. The bad news? After that, you might want to... read more February 28, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel

January 2014 Car Sales: Snowbound

Polar vortex? Snowmageddon? Whatever you wanted to call it, January's horrible weather took its own hits, as some big automakers blamed it for poor sales last month. Chrysler... read more February 3, 2014 by 


 
Toyota FT-1

Toyota Zips Past GM To Remain World's Biggest Automaker, Setting New Goal

For the second year in a row, Toyota has driven to the top of the auto industry heap. According to Detroit News, the Japanese car company sold a record-setting 9.98 million... read more January 23, 2014 by 


 
2014 Jeep Cherokee

December 2013 Car Sales: Ringing In A Big New Year?

Car sales fell short of expectations, but still climbed at most of the Big Six brands in December 2013. Most major automakers posted strong gains for the year as a whole... read more January 3, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang GT

Ford Likely To Finish 2013 As America's #1 Brand (Again)

Ford Motor Company expects to finish the year as the best-selling auto brand in the U.S., but will it? Ford is a popular brand to be sure, but in terms of sales volume, it... read more December 31, 2013 by 


 
2014 Jeep Compass

KBB Projects 15.6 Million New-Car Sales In 2013 & 16.3 Million For 2014

It's been a rip-roaring year for auto sales, and Kelley Blue Book thinks that the current trend will continue through at least 2014. The firm predicts a total of 15.63... read more December 19, 2013 by 


 

 
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