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Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and... read more

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U.S. Capitol

What Does The Sequester Mean For The Auto Industry? Meh, Not Much

Tomorrow's the big day: it's Ron Howard's birthday (he'll be 59), the anniversary of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, and the day that the 2013 Sequestration goes into effect... read more February 28, 2013 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

Why Isn't The Dodge Dart Selling?

When the all-new Dodge Dart debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the media was excited. It marked the revival of a once-loved nameplate and the first major collaboration... read more January 22, 2013 by  112


 
Handing over car keys

NADA: U.S. Auto Sales Should Reach 15.4 Million In 2013

Automakers sold roughly 14.5 million new cars during calendar year 2012 -- up 13% over 2011. Will that kind of growth continue in 2013? The Wall Street Journal and marketing... read more January 15, 2013 by 


 
Tesla Store  -  Portland OR

Tesla 1, Dealers 0: Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Electric Car Company

Last fall, Tesla was making headlines -- not because of its snazzy Model S sedan, but because of its unusual (and potentially illegal) showrooms. Now, one judge in... read more January 4, 2013 by  1


 
2013 Audi TDI range

Auto Sales Strong To The Finish In 2012, Despite 'Fiscal Cliff' Concerns

The looming fiscal cliff might have taken over the daily news cycle as the end of 2012 approached, and prompted some speculation that Americans might hesitate on big-ticket... read more January 3, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

U.S. Auto Sales Expected To Surpass 15 Million In 2013

Sales reports are still filtering in from 2012, but analysts have already turned their attention to 2013. And we're happy to report, they're making some pretty rosy... read more January 2, 2013 by 


 
2013 Honda Civic

Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed... read more December 6, 2012 by  3


 
2013 Mazda CX-9

Mazda Zoom-Zooms Toward Luxury, Aims For 400,000 U.S. Sales By 2016

Toyota has Lexus. General Motors has Cadillac. Volkswagen has Audi (and Porsche, and Bentley, and quite a few others). But Mazda has only Mazda. According to AutoNews, that's... read more November 26, 2012 by  8


 
Cadillac dealership

October Auto Sales: Battered By Sandy, But Still Strong

The fury of Superstorm Sandy--wreaking havoc on New York, leaving disaster in its path in swaths of the Northeastern U.S., and spreading foul weather as far as the upper... read more November 1, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Dart

Car Sales Cool In October, But Small Rides Remain Hot

Cooler weather often puts a chill on auto sales, and this year is no exception. However, the industry is still poised to see huge year-over-year growth -- especially where... read more October 24, 2012 by 


 
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... read more October 9, 2012 by  3


 
Car sizes through the years, cropped (infographic via Automotive.com)

Small Cars Ain't What They Used To Be: Infographic

Yesterday, we pointed out that small cars have been selling like hotcakes -- tiny, 110-cubic-foot-sized hotcakes. Today, they represent 19.3% of America's new-car purchases... read more October 9, 2012 by 


 
2012 Dodge Dart

Car Prices Soar, Incentives Plummet

The good news is, car sales are soaring. Most automakers have already released figures for September, leaving analysts' expectations in the dust. The bad news is, that means... read more October 3, 2012 by 


 
2013 Dodge Journey

September Auto Sales Surge Past Estimates, Buoyed By Lenders

For yet another month, auto sales proved to be one of the U.S. economy's bright spots, complementing the news this past week that house prices are on an upward trend... read more October 2, 2012 by 


 
Teen driver

Auto Sales Barreling Ahead, But Trucks & SUVs Lag

The U.S. economy is giving mixed signals these days. Stocks are up, as are home sales, but hiring -- though not on the decline -- is often described as anemic. And yet, the... read more September 25, 2012 by 


 
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