America’s auto industry posted marginal losses in the month of August, while the daily sales rate and seasonally adjusted annualized rate soared. In August 2014, U.S. auto sales figures actually included sales from September’s high-volume Labour Day weekend.
Volkswagen Of America last sold a Passat wagon in 2011. The final 56 copies were sold that year. There was never any intention to introduce a wagon version of the current, Americanized Passat in North America. Across the pond, their different Passat can still be purchased in wagon form.
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…
You think Volvo is facing challenging times in the United States in the lead-up to the new XC90's launch?
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.
Were there 22,225 personal buyers, Uber drivers, and FBI field offices who absolutely needed a full-size General Motors SUV in May 2014?
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.
Hyundai August sales hotter than kimchee, up an amazing 47%! [ABC News]
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!