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Redesigned Chevy Spark grows up
NEW YORK -- Chevrolet unveiled a leaner and "more mature" Spark for the U.S., the minicar that has evolved from a curious gambit by General Motors nearly three years ago to a key part of Chevy's passenger-car strategy. The redesigned 2016 Spark has a slightly longer and lower profile for a less ...
Automotive News SAAR - 2015
Automotive News SAAR - 2015 Sheet1
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IHS buys digital car-shopping behavior tracker Dataium
Data and consulting powerhouse IHS Inc. has purchased the assets of Dataium, a small company that can see shopping behavior on dealer and carmaker websites to direct and measure the performance of ad and marketing campaigns. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. The asset purchase was ...
March's thin win: No dip, less zip
Hey, look at a smokin' hot marketplace snatch another victory. Most forecasters expected March U.S. auto sales to fall a bit, but some last-minute fancy footwork pushed the industry back into plus territory by a half percent. Again. Now 61 times in the last 63 monthly reports that volume topped the
U.S. total vehicle sales by make, March and YTD
U.S. total vehicle sales by make, March and YTD March 2015
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U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, March and YTD
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Musk's April 1 tweet touts a 'Model W'
Tesla Motors is coming out with a new product, and it's not a car. Or so Tesla CEO Elon Musk told his Twitter followers on April 1. Musk tweeted about a new blog on the company's website today: "Announcing the amazing Tesla Model W." The blog post gives details about a watch that can "tell the time
Kia debuts Novo coupe-styled sedan at Seoul show
SEOUL -- Kia Motors Corp. unveiled a compact coupe-styled sedan concept at the Seoul Motor Show on Thursday Korea time that previews future design directions with sporty creasing and a new nose. The Kia Novo gets its name from novatus, which means renewed or refreshed in Latin, the South Korean ...
Hyundai debuts 3-door compact crossover in Seoul
Hyundai Motor Co. is bending segment definitions again with the Enduro compact crossover concept debuting Thursday in Korea at the Seoul Motor Show. The pint-sized, three-door urban rambler could preview Hyundai's move into the growing compact crossover segment with a twist: coupelike hatchback ...
FCA, Toyota, Hyundai rise as industry ekes out another advance
U.S. auto sales rose for the 13th-straight month in March as the industry rode improving weather and strong truck sales to a slim advance despite declines by some major players. The 0.5 percent increase was the smallest since monthly sales last fell, in February 2014. Among the biggest automakers,
Light days should never be lazy days
Don't while away the hours on a slow day. "Focus on constructive activities," George Angus, head trainer at Team One Group, advises FandI managers. "Use this time to hone your skills. Practice your presentation. Develop your lender relations. Be a cheerleader. Whether you know it or not, the people
Porsche anticipates rush of demand for Boxster Spyder
NEW YORK -- Porsche executives expect the rush for the new Boxster Spyder, unveiled here today at the New York auto show, to be similar to what they've seen for other recently introduced special versions of existing nameplates. The Boxster Spyder goes on sale in the U.S. in October but can be ...
Traditional sedans fading away? Not in New York
NEW YORK -- One of the more troubling sales trends for car buffs lately has been a shift away from sedans. Especially larger sedans. But watch the runway at this year's New York auto show. There is a hot new sedan from Cadillac -- the CT6. A stylish new Kia Optima. An eighth-generation Nissan ...
LaSorda's IncWell names new CEO, partners
Tom LaSorda has named longtime auto executive Simon Boag to replace him as CEO of IncWell LLC, an early-stage venture capital firm in suburban Detroit. Previously, Boag had been a partner in the firm, which was founded by LaSorda in 2013. "I'm extremely excited to make this announcement today," ...
Hyundai turbocharges Tucson to boost U.S. crossover sales
Hyundai Motor Co., seeking to capitalize on a red-hot market for small crossovers, today unveiled the turbocharged, family-friendly U.S. version of its redesigned 2016 Tucson. First shown at the Geneva auto show in early March, the restyled Tucson now bears the trapezoidal grille from the Genesis
A Breakthrough Malibu? (4/1/15)
Bigger, lighter car shown in NY; Lincoln Continental concept, Lexus RX redesign; U.S. sales inch up, FCA milestone.
Why last fall's Camry revamp is paying off for Toyota
NEW YORK -- Toyota gave the Camry a major revamp last fall and Senior Vice President Bob Carter says it is boosting sales and pulling in younger buyers. The automaker sold 40,800 Camrys in March, according to its monthly report today . Although that's 2.7 percent fewer than a year ago, it came in a
Canadian sales edge higher
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Canadian auto sales rose in March from a year earlier, industry data showed today, even as several major manufacturers, including General Motors and Toyota Motor Corp., reported declines. Automakers sold 160,274 cars and trucks in Canada, up 1.9 percent from March 2013, ...
Toyota defies March doldrums on Corolla, RAV4 deals
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. Inc. offered big discounts in March for its spring promotion, helping it reach a 4.9 percent increase in U.S. sales from the year-earlier level, even as rivals General Motors, Ford, Honda and Nissan posted weaker results. The automaker's Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands sold
Nissan's sales slip 2.7 percent, still top Honda's
Nissan North America slipped 2.7 percent in its March U.S. sales, but it nonetheless outsold American Honda for the third straight month. Nissan and Infiniti brand sales totaled 145,085 vehicles in March, according to today's report . Honda and Acura brands' sales combined fell 5.3 percent to ...
With F-150 supply tight, Ford sales drop 3.5% in March
DETROIT -- With stocks of the 2015 aluminum-body F-150 pickup still tight as the company ramps up production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford Motor Co. sales dropped 3.5 percent in March. Ford continues to fill the pipeline with the redesigned F-150. Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president of U.S.
Next-generation Audi R8 will star in new 'Avengers' film
Audi connoisseur Tony Stark will stay loyal to the brand in the upcoming superhero movie Avengers: Age of Ultron . When he isn't flying around in his famous suit during the action-packed blockbuster, Stark will rev up the next-generation 2016 Audi R8. New versions of the 2015 TTS and 2015 A3 ...
Infiniti gives the QX50 a new life despite low sales
NEW YORK -- Infiniti has given its low-selling, small QX50 crossover a quick makeover for 2016 with new front and rear designs and a re-engineered chassis. Infiniti has stretched the QX50's wheelbase by more than three inches for the midcycle facelift, the company revealed ahead of its New York ...
CU DIRECT CONNECT EXPANDS INTO NEW MARKETS WITH ALLIANT CREDIT UNION
CUDC launches new partner to further expand indirect lending capabilities in CO and AZ Centennial, Colo. (March 31, 2015) - CU Direct Connect (CUDC), a leader in the Colorado automotive lending market that provides indirect auto lending services to credit unions and auto dealers, announced today ...
GM expects to earn $350 million over 3 years from 4G technology in cars
DETROIT (Reuters) -- General Motors will generate $350 million in improved profit over the three years to 2018 from its rollout of 4G LTE mobile broadband in its cars and trucks, CFO Chuck Stevens said today. Speaking at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference, Stevens called GM's OnStar 4G LTE