Chevy Camaro To Beat Ford Mustang In June Sales?

As the Muscle Car Wars continue, GM's struggling to meet demand for the new Chevy Camaro, with some buyers paying heavy premiums on sticker prices. Now GM even thinks it may catch Ford's new 2010 Mustang in monthly sales. » 6/30/09 8:30am 6/30/09 8:30am

GM sold 5,463 Camaros in May, the first month of the sporty car's revival,…

Why GM Doesn't Want Bankruptcy

As GM asks for $16 billion more in U.S. federal assistance, their most contentious point is bankruptcy's a bad idea. We disagree. However, here's their argument from their just-revealed viability plan. » 2/18/09 8:30am 2/18/09 8:30am

GM January Sales Drop 50.8%

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! » 2/03/09 2:15pm 2/03/09 2:15pm

Ford U.S. January Sales Down 44%

Ford US auto sales were down 44% in January, worse than the 31.9% drop expected by analysts. Anything larger than a Ford Focus was hit hard. SUV sales? Down over 50%. Trucks? Down over 40%. » 2/03/09 12:15pm 2/03/09 12:15pm

Toyota Officially World's Largest Automaker

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. » 1/21/09 8:40am 1/21/09 8:40am

Chrysler December Sales Down 53%, Inventory At 115-Day Supply

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. » 1/05/09 3:48pm 1/05/09 3:48pm

Ford Sales Drop 32%, Market Share Rises 0.7%!

Ford reports in December, 2008, sales totaled 134,114, down 32% from December, 2007. But, there's good news. Ford hasn't lost as much as other automakers, with market share rising 0.7% to 14.6%. » 1/05/09 1:00pm 1/05/09 1:00pm

Pickup Trucks Overtake Econoboxes, Return To Top Sales Spot In October

We just saw the following chart of Top 10 retail vehicle sales for October, 2008 showing the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado overtaking the Toyota Camry and Corolla. Looks like that drop in gas prices to under $2 per gallon due to a lack of economic growth have already made us forget about the summer pains of high gas… » 11/24/08 3:00pm 11/24/08 3:00pm

Car Industry Carnage: October Sales Wrap-Up

Sales results released yesterday confirmed October was another month of dismal vehicle sales in the U.S. market. Of the top players, General Motors fared worst, seeing sales plunge 45.4% from the same month a year earlier. Chrysler was down 34.9%, while Ford was down 29.2%. Of the import "big three," Nissan dropped… » 11/04/08 8:30am 11/04/08 8:30am

Volvo Trucks Posts 99.7% Decline In Euro Truck Orders Over Last Quarter

One of the behemoths of the global heavy trucking industry, Volvo Trucks, has reported a truly shocking decline in sales for the third quarter of this year. Volvo claims a 99.7% reduction in demand compared to the same period a year ago. That means orders went from 41,970 trucks in the third quarter of 2007 to just… » 10/28/08 8:40am 10/28/08 8:40am

Toyota: Credit Not Responsible For Current Sales Slump, But Please…

Jim Lentz, Toyota's US sales chief, told the Detroit News » 10/10/08 10:00am 10/10/08 10:00am yesterday that consumer financing isn't their challenge right now; rather, low consumer confidence is keeping buyers out of showrooms. "The vast majority of our customers are able to get approved for loans," said Lentz, claiming that a record number of…