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BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

BMW Bumps Mercedes, Lexus To Become America's Top Luxury Brand

For a full decade, Lexus has been parked at the top of the U.S. luxury car heap, but no more. Sales stats released this week have put a different brand in the top spot, and that brand is BMW. The Wall Street Journal reports that BMW and rival automaker Mercedes-Benz both delayed sharing sales... read more

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2011 Toyota FT-86 II Concept

Toyota To Topple As World's #1 Automaker, VW & GM Ride To Top

Volkswagen is bound and determined to become the world's largest automaker, and it promises to do so by 2018. According to industry analysts, VW could meet its goal this year... read more October 25, 2011 by  0

Gay Flag

Gay-Marriage Win: Sell Car To Same-Sex Spouse, Pay No Tax!

On Sunday, July 24, at 12:01 am, same-sex marriage became legal in New York state. New York is thus the most recent (and largest) state to join a growing list that includes... read more August 9, 2011 by  1

2012 Volkswagen Passat

U.S. To Have Greater Voice In VW Product Development, New SUV Planned

It’s no secret auto giant Volkswagen is still a small fish in the all-important U.S. market, but the automaker is determined to alleviate the issue, going so far as to... read more August 7, 2011 by  8

2011 Cadillac SRX

Groupon Works For Cupcakes, Not Cadillacs: Why It Failed

Last week, we told you about LaFontaine Buick GMC Cadillac's experiment with Groupon. It was the first time that the popular online coupon service had been used to sell new... read more July 20, 2011 by  0

Cadillac dealership

Study: Understaffed Dealerships Souring The Sales Experience?

As U.S. auto sales gradually rebound, it would seem that dealerships and showroom salespeople would be eager than ever to let the good times roll once again. But could some... read more July 11, 2011 by  2

2011 Hyundai Elantra

May Auto Sales: Hyundai And Kia Take Third Place, Ahead Of Toyota

Hyundai and Kia are this month expected to pull ahead of Toyota and Honda, to be the third top-selling brands in the U.S. market after only GM and Ford. Even more to the... read more May 25, 2011 by  1

Soviet-era ekranoplan

The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving... read more May 23, 2011 by  1

2011 Nissan 370Z Coupe

Nissan Outshines Honda, Toyota Following Earthquake, Tsunami

Nissan has just reported the highest annual sales in its history. Globally, the Japanese motor company experienced an increase in sales of 19 percent to 4.2 million vehicles... read more May 14, 2011 by  1

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive

The Week In Reverse: Jaguar C-X75, Benz SLS, And #DumpTrump

Do you remember where you were, when the #DumpTrump campaign got #TheDonald bounced from the #Indy500 pace car in about twelve minutes? You're excused if you stepped out for... read more May 6, 2011 by  0

2011 BMW X5

BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American... read more May 5, 2011 by  1

2011 Toyota Camry LE

African-American Auto Market Surged In 2010, Toyota Benefited Most

Toyota is now the top single brand among African Americans, with 15 percent of the new-vehicle market. That's according to information and marketing analysts at Polk, who... read more May 4, 2011 by  0

Saab 9-5

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... read more May 3, 2011 by  7

Volkswagen's 'The Force' ad for the 2012 Passat

Never Mind The Hamsters: VW's Darth Vader Ad Is The Only One You Really Liked

Forget Chrysler and that "Born of Fire" ad that generated so much buzz (justified or not). Forget Kia and its indomitable, award-winning rodents. The only auto ad from 2011... read more May 3, 2011 by  0

2011 Kia Optima

Hyundai And Kia Pull Ahead In Sales, Gain More U.S. Market Share

This past month, while most of the industry stuttered, Kia and Hyundai surged ahead—significantly gaining market share, based on some forecasts just out. Hyundai and... read more April 27, 2011 by  5

2011 Honda Insight

Analysis: Hybrids, Diesels, Small Cars Surge Ahead In Vehicle Market

If you're thinking of downsizing or getting a vehicle that's more fuel-efficient, you're not the only one, unfortunately. It's the timing that's unfortunate; hybrids and... read more April 25, 2011 by  0


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