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Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

Saab's Sales Hole: How Deep? Volt, Leaf Outsell New 9-5 Sedan

How tough a spot is Saab in? Its production has been shut down since April 5 because its suppliers say they're not being paid for parts, and its 2010 sales were just 31,696 cars--globally. To put Saab's sales in perspective, consider that Toyota sells an average of 25,000 Camry sedans every month... read more

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September Auto Sales Surged, But There's A Clunkers Reality Check

Sales were up 29 percent this past month, versus last September. But before you crack open the champagne and celebrate the end of the auto-industry recession, remember that... read more October 1, 2010 by  2

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GM Increases Production Of 2011 Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain

Despite what can rightly be called the worst auto market in decades, there are a few signs that long-downtrodden parts of the industry are rebounding. Take GM, for instance... read more September 20, 2010 by  0

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Signs Of A Rebound, Yet The Worst Auto Market Since The 1950s

Some of the phrases used in headlines this week, to describe August auto sales, have been brutal: "sales slowing to a crawl," "taking a tumble," or "struggling along" were... read more September 2, 2010 by  1

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Trends: Fewer Teens Buying Cars, Younger Motorists Driving Less

It's the peak of summer-job season. And while in the past savings from teens' summer jobs used to often go towards buying a first used car, today it's more likely to go be... read more July 30, 2010 by  0

J.D. Power sales chart through July 2010

J.D. Power: It's A Mixed Bag For Auto Sales

J.D. Power has good news and bad news for the auto industry. On the plus side, production is up dramatically from a year ago, and July sales will be significantly higher than... read more July 23, 2010 by  0

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Auto-Industry Recovery: Not Quite Yet, Analysts Say

Analysts at the market-research firm AutoPacific report that though there are many indications that the recession is ending—or over—there might not be any strong... read more May 4, 2010 by  0


Despite Clunkers, U.S. Still Scraps More Cars Than It Buys

While last summer's Cash for Clunkers program appears to have accomplished many of its goals, car and light-truck sales are still far from returning to where they were just a... read more April 5, 2010 by  0

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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... read more March 31, 2010 by  3

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Ford Is February Sales Champion, GM and Toyota Left In Dust

Well, here's one recipe for success in the U.S. auto business: Introduce a rapid-fire sequence of new and thoroughly revised vehicles with best-in-class fuel efficiency, then... read more March 2, 2010 by  18

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Chrysler: Sales Slip, Product Offerings For Fans Expand

To put it mildly, Chrysler is having a tough time on the sales front. Despite some incentives added over the last weekend of January to woo safety-concious Toyota owners... read more February 3, 2010 by  0

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U.S. Fleet Shrinks, As More Vehicles Go To The Crusher

For the first time since Word War II, the annual number of vehicles scrapped exceeded the number of new vehicles sold. That’s solemn news for the auto industry. U.S... read more January 8, 2010 by  0

Scott Keogh

Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia... read more January 7, 2010 by  0

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Auto Sales Flat For November (It's A Good Thing)

If, as they say, "flat is the new up", then auto sales were way up last month. The U.S. saw 746,928 car and truck sales in November 2009 -- a statistical dead-heat with the... read more December 2, 2009 by  0

Nissan President and Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn

Carlos Ghosn: Auto Sales Have Bottomed, Nowhere To Go But Up

Speaking at a World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Carlos Ghosn -- head of Nissan Motor Company and Renault SA -- had some interesting things to say about the global auto... read more November 9, 2009 by  0

Akio Toyoda

Toyota Posts First Profit In Months, Lifts Sales Projections

Detroit's Big Three may have grabbed most of this week's headlines, but that doesn't mean that the rest of the world's automakers have been sitting on their hands. One story... read more November 5, 2009 by  0


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