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IHS: GM, Ford Still Own The U.S. Auto Market, But Competition Is Getting Much Stiffer
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 laughed at the thought of buying a Toyota or a Volkswagen, convinced that those companies would never last. Some of them still...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar
Small Cars Haven't Been This Big For Nearly 20 Years

Gas prices are soaring. Parking is pricey. The economy is recovering, but still shaky. Add all that up, and you'd expect small cars to be fairly popular in the U.S. And you'd be right. In fact, small cars are on track to reach a market share not seen since Bill Clinton's first inauguration...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Polk: Ford Gained Market Share Across Much Of Model Line

Between 2008 and 2010, the U.S. auto industry—and the auto market as a whole—went through a sea change. In addition to bankruptcies from GM and Chrysler, discontinued brands, and retired model lines, the economy forced many brands to make hasty changes to their model lines. And somehow...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Polk: Ford Is Number One In 2010 Owner Loyalty, Kia Most Improved

Ford has won yet another accolade: This past year, its buyers are more loyal than those of any other automaker. Overall, 61.8 percent of Ford owners in the market for a new vehicle traded their vehicle for another vehicle from Ford Motor Company. The Ford brand itself was nearly as high, at 60.1...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
As Automakers Move Focus To Smaller Cars, Entry Segment Lags

With the landslide of all-new small cars being introduced this year and over the next several model years—including the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Mazda2, and 2012 Fiat 500—you might assume that small-car sales are going strong, and that the forecast for subcompacts in the U.S. is bullish...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2-door Coupe 1SS Angular Front Exterior View
Report: General Motors Will Own 17% Of The U.S. Market; Ford, Toyota Right Behind

The past couple of months, Toyota's recall fiasco has scuffed the automaker's image, but over the last year and a half, General Motors may have fared far worse. Between its bankruptcy, restructuring, dealer cuts, and brand wind-downs, GM has been hit with a barrage of criticism from the government...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Grille
Honda Counters Toyota Incentives With New Leasing Deals

Honda has announced its biggest set of lease deals ever, which market experts are identifying as an effort to stoke sales and save its market share against the aggressive incentives now being offered by archrival Toyota. The so-called Feature Special Lease program that runs through May 3 allows a...Read More»

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Even This Month, GM And Ford Outspending Toyota On Incentives

Toyota might have rolled out more incentives for March—including factory-subsidized financing and lease deals plus free maintenance—but GM, Ford, and Chrysler are still offering deeper discounts. During March, GM will have spent an estimated $594 million on incentives, while Ford will spend...Read More»

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With Incentives, Toyota Taking Back Its Market Share

The aggressive incentives offered by Toyota (NYSE:TM) appear to be working, bringing shoppers back to Toyota dealerships—and the automaker back from a recall-related sales slump. For the first half of March (through 3/14), Toyota has more than 14 percent of the market, according to the pricing...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford Posts Strong Financial Data, First Profit Since 2005

The rumors were true: Ford Motor Company has just published financials from the third quarter of 2009, and without being overly optimistic, it's fair to say that the data is moderately rosy. Among several bright spots in the report, one that seems particularly impressive is that July - September of...Read More»

Rusty pickup
Pickup Trucks Set To Rebound, Led By Ford And GM

It's no secret that pickup sales have been suffering for some time. The segment's troubles hit full-tilt when fuel prices spiked during the summer of 2008, and those problems were magnified by the economic turmoil that began walloping the globe last fall. But there is some light at the end of the...Read More»

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Can The New Audi A1 Help Audi Reach Its Lofty Sales Goals?

Back in June, you might recall that Audi announced plans to roll its new A1 citycar into dealerships by early 2010. The automaker said that the A1 would debut as a three-door model, but that a five-door sportback version would soon follow. At the time, the A1 was slated only for European release...Read More»

Akio Toyoda
Toyota Drops Goal Of Achieving 15% Global Market Share

In 2002, Toyota president Fujio Cho set a lofty goal for the company: 15% of the global auto market. The timeline for achieving that goal? Shortly after 2010. However, the Tokyo-based automaker's new president (and scion of the Toyoda family), Akio Toyoda, has set aside that objective, instead...Read More»

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Volkswagen Positioned Well to Weather Slump

According to a report just filed by Reuters, Volkswagen is quite healthy after a record year in 2008 and has cash reserves and bonds that will allow them to weather the huge downturn in worldwide car sales in relative comfort. "A difficult 2009 lies ahead of us -- one of the most difficult years in...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Tiguan
VW Market Share Up for January Despite Slump

January was a tough month for the car industry.  The folks I know at various dealerships are all quite nervous that the other shoe is getting ready to drop with the 37.1% drop in sales from last year. At VW, though, there's some reason to hold out hope. Volkswagen may in fact be quietly doing a...Read More»

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