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July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles
July 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

July, it seems, was an odd month for car sales. While some manufacturers (like Chrysler) posted serious gains over last July, other automakers (like GM and, surprisingly, Ford) posted a downturn in sales compared to last year. There are no real surprises in this month’s Winners column, as...Read More»

2013 Ford F-150
June 2012 Car Sales: The Best-Selling (And Worst-Selling) Vehicles

History, it’s said, is doomed to repeat itself. Nowhere is this more evident than in June's new car sales, particularly the monthly list of best (and worst) selling vehicles in the U.S. market. As with May’s numbers, the big winners seemed to be trucks and fuel-efficient sedans, while...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
GM Dumps Super Bowl Ads, 2013 GT500, 2013 Chevy Silverado: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford priced the 2013 C-Max Hybrid and Mercedes-Benz killed the R Class. Fiat held an auction on Twitter and Lexus issued a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Here's what's changed with our six-month road test Hyundai Veloster...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
2013 Shelby GT500, Lexus HS 250h Dead, Apple Patent: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we've reviewed the 2013 Chevy Silverado--it's carried over for the new model year--and Jay Leno's driven some interesting new electrified Fords. A 2013 Ford Mustang raised money for charity and Subaru may have previewed the next-generation WRX. All this and more in today's...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Did Ford's F-150 Fumble To The Chevrolet Silverado During Super Bowl XLVI?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you probably caught Chevrolet's ad for the 2012 Silverado pickup. Most saw it as a clever riff on the whole 2012/Mayan calendar/world-ending thing that's rumored to occur later this year. When the folks at Ford watched it, though, all they saw was red. The...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Super Bowl Ad Aftermath: Ford Boosted By GM's Fallout?

Playing dirty might be de rigeur in politics, but it seldom helps in selling products—even dusty pickups ravaged by the apocalypse. That might end up being GM's tough lesson from its Super Bowl XLVI ad which, to some, spoke less about the strengths of GM products than it did attack Ford's...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Colorado Show Truck concept
Costco Offers Discounts On Chevy & GMC Vehicles Until Jan. 3

Planning to purchase a new Chevrolet or GMC vehicle in the coming months? If so, you might want to head over to Costco. According to a report in Automotive News, the wholesale club is offering special deals on select light trucks through January 3, 2012. Shoppers who purchase a Chevy or GMC during...Read More»

2010 Cadillac Escalade EXT
Cadillac Escalade: A Magnet For Thieves, Report Insurers

The Cadillac Escalade is perhaps a little too successful in its mission of flaunting wealth. Cadillac's big SUV is a magnet for thieves; it has ten times the overall theft losses of the typical 2008 to 2010 model-year vehicle, and it's more than six times as likely to be targeted by thieves. These...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
Manufacturers Agree To Standardized Towing Tests For Trucks

Ask any truck fan who has the highest towing capacity, and you’re likely to get an answer that falls along brand affiliation lines. Ford guys will tell you that it’s the F-Series trucks you want, while Chevy guys will tell you that nothing out-performs their Duramax Diesel. Ram fans...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
GM's Pickup Inventory Approaches Troubling Levels

When General Motors planned production of pickup trucks for 2011, the automaker counted on a strong economic recovery to drive pickup sales to pre-recession levels. Given that pickups have higher margins than cars, that seemed like the best way to increase profits and drive up stock prices. The...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
General Motors To Retool Pickup Plants Beginning In 2012

General Motors will begin retooling full-size pickup assembly lines next year, at least according to GM’s head of U.S. sales, Don Johnson. That seems to back up a statement made in January by GM North America president Mark Reuss, who said that the company was accelerating the development of...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 towing a trailer
Ford F-150, Toyota Tundra Get Top Marks In Rollover Protection

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released its first ratings for large pickups in its rollover-related roof-strength test, and both the 2011 Ford F-150 and 2011 Toyota Tundra have earned top 'good' ratings. The roof-strength test measures the force that can be sustained by the...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra
GM Expands Recall Of 2011 Chevy, GMC, Cadillac Trucks For Axle Flaw

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has broadened an existing recall effort affecting its 2011 Chevrolet, GMC, and Cadillac trucks—now more than 28,000 in all—due to an axle issue that could cause accidents. In affected vehicles, the axles might include cross pins that weren't adequately...Read More»

The plural of Prius Facebook campaign from Toyota
Facebook Or Face-To-Face: How Do You Learn About New Cars?

An article came across the news feeds yesterday suggesting that manufacturers of green cars rely more heavily on social media than other automakers. Eh, we're not so sure. It's true that different markets need to be reached in different ways. Pickup truck buyers, for example, have traditionally...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 GMC Sierra
GM Recalls Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra, And Chevy Avalanche, Silverado For Axle Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for 2011 models of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, Chevrolet Silverado 1500, and GMC Sierra 1500. At issue is a manufacturing flaw that affects the rear axles of those vehicles, which could result in sudden loss of control while driving. According...Read More»

2011 Toyota Tacoma
Three 2011 Pickups Rated For Safety: Silverado, Ram, Tacoma

The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra 1500 still look like very good bets for the safety-conscious, while the 2011 Ram 1500 could cause some hesitation depending on how you read the ratings. Those observations come from the latest group of results released from the federal government's...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Set to Devalue Ram Names? [UPDATE]

Chrysler may be on a renaming mini-spree. First, the Sebring sedan grew new sheetmetal and interior trim and earned the new 2011 Chrysler 200 moniker. Now, the newly minted Ram brand may be looking at its numerics with different names in mind. PickupTrucks reports that Chrysler may be considering a...Read More»

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