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Toyota Posts First Profit In Months, Lifts Sales Projections

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 that isn't getting much play is the fact that Toyota Motor Company -- which posted its first-ever loss last fiscal year --... read more

November 5, 2009 by  - 0
 
Used car salesman

Used Car Prices Hit Record High

According to the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index, used car prices hit an all-time high in September, based on sales values and trade-in values for vehicles across the U.S... read more October 9, 2009 by  3


 
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Silver Takes The Gold

Fun fact: about 39% of all Ford F-150 Raptors have been sold in Molten Orange. And 10% of all 2010 Ford Mustangs have been bought in Grabber Blue. But 25% of all North... read more October 2, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Mazda B-Series

B-Series, B-Seeing You: Mazda Leaves U.S. Pickup Market

Don’t look for a 2010 Mazda B-Series; the nameplate has quietly slipped off Mazda’s U.S. roster this fall. The move leaves only a few compact pickups in the North... read more September 21, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more September 15, 2009 by  2


 
GM on eBay

GM Extends eBay Sales Program To September 30

When General Motors emerged from bankruptcy on July 10, the company's newly reinstalled PR man, Bob Lutz,  made several important announcements. Among them: GM had begun... read more September 2, 2009 by  0


 
Transormers special edition Camaro

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Outsells Ford Mustang Again

When comes to Detroit's Big Three, Ford is the belle of the ball these days: the company never accepted bailout dough from the U.S. government, and as a result, Ford's brand... read more September 2, 2009 by  2


 
Diamond-studded luxury Lamborghini key fob by Amosu

Modesty Is In; Luxury, Profit Margins Are Out

We've all heard of the Hemline Index, which asserts that women's skirts become more modest in tough economic times. Well, a parallel in the auto industry claims that notions... read more August 27, 2009 by  0


 
Hummer H2 Ditched

HUMMERs And Handguns -- Now Under One Roof

Sadly, this hasn't been HUMMER's year. The brand was already known as the poster child for gas guzzlers; now it's being bought by a company in China (with final details... read more August 25, 2009 by  2


 
Cash-for-Clunkers' online buzz (from Nielsen)

Survey: Nielsen Reports Cash-For-Clunkers Online Data

Media metrics powerhouse Nielsen Research spends a great deal of time analyzing TV ratings and buying habits, but the company has also kept its eye on the federal... read more August 21, 2009 by  1


 
2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)

Hyundai-Kia Becomes The World's Fourth Largest Automaker

Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group is now the world's fourth-largest automaker, according to Automotive News Data Center. To reach that spot, the company leapfroged over Ford Motor... read more August 20, 2009 by  1


 
Das Autobahn

Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany has set a goal of putting 1,000,000 electric vehicles on its roadways by the year 2020, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting together a plan to make that happen... read more August 20, 2009 by  2


 
Automotive Stimulus Program Logo

Automotive Stimulus Program Takes The Government Out of Clunkers?

The reports are mounting of an increasingly common scene: a would-be new car buyer is thwarted in their attempts to trade in a car under the government's cash for clunkers... read more August 14, 2009 by  3


 
Auto shopping

J.D. Power Sees Continued Improvement In Auto Sales In 2010

Add one more bright-sider to the list of analysts declaring that the economy is in turnaround mode: automotive heavyweight J.D. Power & Associates estimates that auto... read more August 14, 2009 by  5


 
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Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention... read more August 13, 2009 by  1


 
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... read more August 11, 2009 by  1


 

 
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