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2015 Hyundai Sonata, Ford Edge, GM Recalls, Android Auto: The Week In Reverse
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 Week in Reverse, here at The Car Connection. This week starts with a first drive in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata. Built in Alabama...Read More»

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 amount, while Ford's slipped. Volkswagen sales were down as well, while luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz and Audi continued a...Read More»

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 Nissan sales rose, while Ford's slipped marginally. Volkswagen sales were down as well, while luxury brands like...Read More»

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 pretty dismal. Many of you vented about the compact model, complaining about things as varied as its so-so looks to its iffy...Read More»

1936 Used Car Lot Quincy MA
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 consider a career change. According to Detroit News, several research firms believe that global auto sales will soon plateau...Read More»

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 sales were among the few on the rise, along with Subaru and Nissan. But others went into a skid: GM and Ford both saw sales...Read More»

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 vehicles in calendar year 2013, which, in sales terms, makes Toyota the world's biggest automaker. This is something of a...Read More»

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. Ford, Chrysler, and Nissan had a good month, and a good year, while Toyota sales remained stable for December, according to...Read More»

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 can't compete with larger companies like Toyota and General Motors -- at least not on a global scale. But if we just focus on...Read More»

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 million U.S. new-car sales in calendar year 2013, and even higher figures for next year. KBB expects December sales stats to be...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz website (German version)
Mercedes-Benz Follows The Lead Of Tesla & GM, Moving Sales Online

Over the past few years, salespeople have been losing ground. A growing number of cafes and restaurants allow customers to place orders on phones or tablets, reducing waiters to food-runners. Some retail boutiques work in a similar way. And that's to say nothing of online stores ranging from Amazon...Read More»

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
Mercedes-Benz Zips Ahead Of BMW In U.S. Luxury Race

Until 2010 or so, Lexus had a firm grip on the U.S. luxury auto market. Then came massive, headline-grabbing recalls from its parent company, Toyota, and Lexus' reputation became tarnished. Though the Toyota brand ultimately bounced back, Lexus' largely ho-hum product line has delayed the upscale...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Premiere Edition Convertible
November 2013 Car Sales: Good Tidings

Americans spent more money on new cars last month than in any November in history, driving new-car sales to more post-recession highs. Nearly all the major automakers that sell vehicles in the U.S. posted big sales gains year-over-year in November, with just a brand or two striking a sour note. GM...Read More»

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November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and even on the auto lots. Kelley Blue Book, for example, expects that transactions today and through the holiday weekend will...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive
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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Fed Shutdown Slowed Auto Sales, Especially On The East Coast

People don't like buying cars during economic uncertainty—or when they're not getting a paycheck. Although we'd argue that it didn't take any massive number-crunching to estimate that consumer purchasing ground down to a slowdown during the 16-day federal partial shutdown, J.D. Power and...Read More»

2013 Nissan Leaf at Nissan U.S. Headquarters, Franklin, Tennessee
September 2013 Car Sales: Government Shutdown, Meet Sales Slowdown

Car sales hit the skids in September, as the major automakers saw double-digit gains from summer turn to single digits--and head in the wrong direction, in some cases. Numbers are trending downward for many mass-market nameplates as the Federal government shutdown enters its first day, the...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V
Deal Alert: Prices Drop On Used Compact Crossovers Like CR-V, RAV4

Compact crossover vehicles such as the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Subaru Forester have, increasingly, been drafted into primary family-vehicle duty, replacing mid-size sedans in many households. And if you’re in the market for one of these in late-model used form, the next...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray first drive
Chevrolet May Sell A Record-Breaking 5 Million Vehicles, Despite Syrian Conflict

It's been an amazing year for the auto industry, with some analysts predicting that we'll see over 16 million U.S. sales by December 31. And North America isn't the only region that's humming along. Around the globe, sales are so strong -- particularly among Detroit brands -- that Chevrolet could...Read More»

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