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Toyota Zips Past GM To Remain World's Biggest Automaker, Setting New Goal

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 vehicles in calendar year 2013, which, in sales terms, makes Toyota the world's biggest automaker. This is something of a... read more

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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


 
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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


 
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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


 
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

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... read more May 6, 2013 by 3


 
2014 GMC Sierra 1500

Better Gas Prices & Housing Sales Give Trucks & SUVs A Boost

Official auto sales stats won't be released until tomorrow, but early signs point to strong numbers for April -- particularly in the truck and SUV segment. Not so long ago... read more April 30, 2013 by 0


 
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Average Transaction Prices Cross $31,000 In March, Incentives Keep Declining

Earlier this week, we told you about the extraordinary stats for March car sales. What's notable, though, isn't just the number of vehicles that automakers sold that month... read more April 4, 2013 by 0


 
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Analysts Say More Cars Sold In March Than Any Month Since August 2007

Official stats on March auto sales won't be available until next week, but analysts are already predicting a bang-up month. In fact, the folks at Kelly Blue Book think March... read more March 28, 2013 by 0


 
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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 0


 
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 113


 

 
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