In the BBC documentary “The Trade Off,” two car salesmen switch places. One puts customers in ultra exotic cars, while the other helps buyers purchase more budget friendly vehicles. It is a fascinating look into the opposite ends of auto sales. Even through the customers and products are different, the skills to make…
Unlike the American car market that has been red hot for 2014, China's auto sales momentum has begun to slow down. While Chinese government imposes restrictions on car sales to reduce pollution and congestion, automakers are building more factories. This is putting the dealers in a tough position, and many are taking…
Automakers and dealerships had record sales this summer on new vehicles. But the availability of cheap credit, generous factory incentives, and heavy discounts meant that many buyers found new cars a better value than used. With used car inventories piling up, prices are dropping.
We mentioned in the Morning Shift that incentives and discounts were strong this month, giving the Chrysler Group had the best August sales since 2002, with an increase of 20%. Nissan sales were up 12%, but not all brands had a hot summer.
General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will GM fail to meet its own sales…
If you're trying to live life rather than monitor U.S. auto sales data, we applaud your priorities. But it is worth pausing to note just how badly Japan's earthquake damaged Japanese automakers in the United States in May.
Car salesmen took their best sportcoats out of mothballs, spritzed some Sex Panther behind their ears and sold the Puxatawney out of the market in February, giving the U.S. auto industry its best month since "Cash for Clunkers." And here you thought the middle class was broke.
GM August sales were down 20.2%, worse than the punditocracy expected.
Bad timing, bad marketing and bad pricing have all killed a number of great cars. With a little help we've identified these ten great cars that sold like complete crap.
We always hear complaints about the new car buying process being antiquated and "old n' busted." GM's apparently seeking to change that as it emerges from bankruptcy by partnering with eBay for new car auctions.
Parsing the sales numbers from May, the boys at Cars.com put together this month's list of the top ten best selling cars. They found lower gas prices increase U.S. sales of trucks and SUVs. America! Truck yeah!
GM sales were down 50.8% adjusted per sales day. GM January total car sales of 43,943 were off 58% and total truck sales (including crossovers) were down 42% compared with a year ago. Yikes!
Moments ago, GM announced 2008 global auto sales. With 8.35 million vehicles sold, the automaker fell 620,000 short of Toyota's 8.97 million 2008 car and truck sales. Toyota is now officially the world's largest automaker.
REPORT: GM expects 2009 US market sales of 10.5 million.
PickupTrucks.com put together a full run-down on pickup truck sales for 2008. The most shocking statistic? Toyota's passed Dodge to become the third largest seller of trucks in the U.S. market.
Chrysler sales for December, 2008 were down 53% compared with December, 2007. Although pickup sales were up 10%, the automaker finished the month with 397,659 units on hand, a 115-day supply of inventory.