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SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

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. (Though that may soon change.) Still, sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable... read more

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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 


 
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... read more February 28, 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 


 
Volkswagen CrossBlue

Volkswagen Finally Green-Lights SUV For U.S., But Can It Salvage VW's Sales Goals?

In 2007, Volkswagen announced its intention to become the world's biggest automaker by 2018, but talking the talk has proven easier than walking the walk. Can a new SUV aimed... read more January 13, 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 


 
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... read more December 3, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

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... read more November 29, 2013 by 


 
money

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... read more October 28, 2013 by 


 
Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers

GM Follows Tesla's Lead, Plans To Sell Directly To Online Shoppers

Tesla has made plenty of headlines the past couple of years -- not just because its Model S sedan is selling better than critics expected (despite the occasional fire), but... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
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... read more September 4, 2013 by  2


 
2013 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Is The World's Biggest Automaker, GM A Close Second

Just a few years ago, Toyota's future seemed pretty grim. In 2010, the automaker initiated a huge recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, which generated months of bad press... read more July 29, 2013 by  2


 
Classic Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Santa Monica, 2012

Volkswagen Drops Lofty Sales Target, Dealers Exhale

Three years ago, Volkswagen proudly announced that it would become the world's largest automaker -- in terms of output, sales, and profit -- by 2018. Things haven't quite... read more July 23, 2013 by  2


 
2014 Mercedes-Benz S Class

Study: Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti Dealerships Treat Shoppers Best

Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, and Lexus dealerships treat car shoppers the best, while at least some Scion and Mitsubishi dealerships have a lot to work on. These results are some... read more July 8, 2013 by  0


 
2014 GMC Sierra

Big Three Boom, As Luxury Trucks Push Average Pickup Price Upward

Full-size trucks were big profit centers for U.S. automakers prior to the recession. And if you read the pricing trends over the past couple of years, combined with a... read more June 10, 2013 by  1


 
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