After inexplicably delaying delivery for months, it sounds like GM has finally started sending preordered Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks with the 2.8 Duramax diesel engine to dealerships and customers.
One of the biggest issues faced by the motorcycle industry is the difficulty of capturing new riders in new segments. Adding more new 50-year-old dudes on Harleys is great and all, but the industry won’t grow if it doesn’t figure out how to sell bikes to women and young people. It must be doing something right,…
Every review of the new Volvo XC90 has been a drooly love song, and people seeing these things at dealerships seem to agree. Volvo’s already beaten the XC90’s global sales target for the entire year.
After taking tons of money and infrastructure to build, the 2015 Ford F-150 has had everybody’s attention all year. And F-Series sales have been looking... kinda weak. Now we’re seeing big discounts on the new truck. So what’s the deal?
GMC is the unexpected hero of truck sales for June 2015, taking GM way past Ford on pickups and enormous American SUV sales. Meanwhile the Chevy Colorado is still fighting an uphill battle against the Toyota Tacoma in smaller trucks.
One of the big mysteries of the auto industry, to a casual observer at least, would be how Subaru keeps growing by huge leaps and bounds. Its cars aren’t very fast (WRX and STI excepted), aren’t very good looking, and they don’t have the most frugal fuel economy. But Subaru apparently doesn’t need to appeal to those…
Canadians are crazy for the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado. So much so that at least 400 people who wanted one will just have to wait ‘til next year while GM scrambles to stamp out more trucks.
It's not your imagination; average pickup truck prices have risen aggressively in the past few years. Trucks are moving upmarket, buyers want to trade-up sooner, and they're focusing on "payments" over "price" so they can "afford" these heavy-duty luxury vehicles every three years.
This winter officially sucked, and everyone ended up getting dumped with more snow than should be physically possible. But somehow that didn't manage to stop the inevitable churning onslaught that is the American economy, as pretty much every automaker saw sales increases in February.
Every so often a car comes along and blows its competitors out of the water. Big flashy debut, big sales success. That's a gamechanger. And then all the other automakers rush to copy it. What do you call those cars?
Car enthusiasts: if we want automakers to keep making great cars like this, you need to start buying them now!
People who sells cars are often caricatured as shifty dealers who play loose with the facts, but of course that's just a cartoonish stereotype. Most car salesmen and women are hard-working people trying to win you over and make a deal with any resources they have. Let's look at how one dealer spends his day on the lot.
The first-ever public auction of 25 legit, real-deal, US military Humvees is done, and a frenzy of bidders have set the precedent for the price of "a decent looking HMMWV with 5,000 t0 30,000 miles."
There's been a collective freak-out about Tesla's sales figures for the year. Specifically, there's a discrepancy between the cars Tesla claims to have delivered and the number of Model S sedans actually registered. Why? Because Tesla refuses to publish sales data like everyone else.
Every month we report the sales performance on every pickup you can buy in the US, and every month we come up against the same frustration: all three major manufacturers report their sales deceptively. I want that to change, and so should you.
192,951 pickup trucks were sold in the US last month, down just a hair from 216,452 in August. Sales of every model dipped except for the Nissan Frontier (up almost 100 units) and the Chevrolet Silverado (up just under 1,000). Chevy and GMC combined beat Ford for the second month in a row.