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Hellcats star in new Dodge image campaign
Dodge is launching an ad campaign this weekend starring the Hellcat trims of the Challenger and Charger, along with the Viper GTS. The production, titled "Predators," has 30- and 90-second cuts and uses the Phil Collins hit "In the Air Tonight" as a surprisingly mellow backdrop while the roaring ...
Car design legend Giugiaro quits company he founded
TURIN andndash; Legendary car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro, whose work includes the original Volkswagen Golf and first Fiat Panda, has resigned from Italdesign Giugiaro SpA, the styling and engineering company he founded in 1968. The move comes roughly five years after Giugiaro, 76, sold a 90.1 ...
Toyota prices 'Model AA' shares at top range
TOKYO (Reuters) -- Toyota Motor Corp. set the price for its "Model AA" class shares at the top of its range, as retail investors flocked to the $4 billion issue the world's biggest automaker hopes will secure its longer-term shareholders. Toyota set the issue price at 10,598 yen ($85.8) each, above
AutoNation's 9% June sales increase outpaces industry
AutoNation Inc. said today its U.S. new-vehicle sales rose 9 percent in June from a year earlier to 27,862, making it the retailer's best June since 2005. Industrywide, U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 3.9 percent in June. For the second quarter, the nation's largest new-vehicle retailer posted sales
VW worker killed by robot in Germany
FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group said a contractor was crushed to death by a robot at its German components factory in Kassel, north of Frankfurt. The 21-year-old worker was part of a two-man team setting up the robot on Monday when it grabbed him and crushed him against a metal plate, a company ...
June U.S. Sales Winners, Losers (7/2/15)
June U.S. Sales Winners, Losers; FCA, NHTSA to face off; Nissan axes hybrid Pathfinder; Magna Steyr to build JLR models; Robot kills VW worker; Cuban cars inspire reality show.
Tesla vehicle sales rise 52% in Q2
(Bloomberg) -- Tesla Motors Inc. beat its car-sales forecast for the second consecutive quarter with a 52 percent surge in the three months through June. Tesla delivered 11,507 Model S sedans in the period, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based manufacturer said Thursday in a statement of preliminary figures
BMW begins tests of fuel-cell car developed with Toyota
MIRAMAS, France (Bloomberg) -- BMW will test a vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells -- developed with Toyota -- for the first time on public roads this month as the German automaker looks to expand clean-car offerings after rolling out the battery-powered i3 in 2013. The company plans "a ...
FCA failure on recalls 'obstructs' oversight, NHTSA says
WASHINGTON -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles faced off with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration today in a rare public hearing to determine whether the automaker violated U.S. safety laws with its handling of 23 recalls affecting more than 11 million vehicles. The hearing marks a new high
Jaguar Land Rover signs deal with Magna Steyr to build cars in Austria
LONDON (Reuters) -- Jaguar Land Rover has signed a contract to build some vehicles at Magna Steyr's plant in Austria, the UK automaker said today. Magna Steyr will produce an unspecified number of JLR models in its Graz factory, which also makes Mercedes-Benz and Mini vehicles, because the ...
German car sales rose 13% in June, helped by extra sales days
BERLIN (Reuters) -- New-car registrations in Germany jumped 13 percent in June, helped by two extra sales days and a growing economy. The surge in June registrations mirrors strong gains in France, Italy and Spain, suggesting the region is maintaining its steady recovery despite worries about a ...
Trucks drive sales up 3.9%; SAAR hits 17.16 million
U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by strong truck volume at Nissan, Fiat Chrysler, Honda and Toyota, rose 3.9 percent last month as the industry continued to climb toward one of its biggest sales years ever. The seasonally adjusted sales rate came in at 17.16 million, slightly below forecasts, and
GM fund leaves out scores hurt or killed in cars with switch flaw
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ben Pillars always wondered why his wife crashed her Pontiac Grand Am in 2005, sending her into a coma from which she never recovered. Then last year, General Motors recalled the car for a faulty ignition switch and Pillars thought he had his answer. But when he submitted a
FCA tops Ford in retail sales for first time, reports say
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' retail sales in the U.S. topped Ford Motor Co.'s in June, the first month that's happened, CNBC and Bloomberg reported today. Fiat Chrysler, which ranks fourth in the U.S. market in total sales, topped No. 2 Ford by 278 retail deliveries, two people
Despite convenience, electronic registration is tough sell in many states
In 28 states, car buyers can drive off dealers' lots with their license plates mounted and registration forms in hand. All thanks to electronic registration, in which signed forms are submitted to states online without a time-consuming visit to a state motor vehicles office. But even with the ...
BMW slips past Mercedes with record June for U.S. luxury lead
DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- BMW took the lead over Mercedes-Benz in U.S. luxury-auto sales at the halfway point this year with its best-ever June. Monthly deliveries for the BMW brand climbed 6.5 percent from a year earlier to 32,176 cars and SUVs. Mercedes posted a 5.8 percent gain to 28,044, also a ...
After 18 months, CFPB readies to reimburse Ally customers
In early 2014, Ally Financial Inc., as part of a settlement over alleged discrimination in auto lending, submitted a list of potentially affected customers to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau -- along with $80 million to be reimbursed to those customers. Now, roughly a year and a half ...
Ford expects second-half rally for F series as inventory builds
DETROIT -- Ford Motor Co. posted a 1.5 percent increase in U.S. light-vehicle sales last month, even as F-series deliveries declined to the lowest level since January. Fleet accounted for 35 percent of Ford's sales in June, the highest proportion in two years, even though Ford is diverting nearly
Strong truck volume helps Toyota offset weak car demand
Boosted by strong light-truck volume, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. rebounded from a dip in May sales to post a 4.1 percent gain in June. Echoing a trend seen across the industry for the entire year, Toyota Motor is riding a wave of robust pickup, SUV, minivan and crossover sales, which were up 18 ...
GM tally dented by pullback in fleet business
DETROIT -- A steep drop in sales to rental companies in June magnified General Motors' weak car sales, which sank 15 percent through the first half of the year. Red-hot demand for full-size pickups wasn't enough to give GM a sales gain for June, as overall deliveries slipped 3 percent. GM said ...
Automotive News SAAR - 2015
Automotive News SAAR - 2015 Sheet1
2015 Light-Vehicle SAAR
SAAR Domestic Import Domestic Import LIGHT- Domestic Import LT. VEH.
2015 car car CAR truck truck TRUCK Lt. vehicle Lt.
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, June and YTD
U.S. light-vehicle sales by nameplate, June and YTD Sheet1
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales, JUNE & YTD
June 6 mos.
June June percent 6 mos. 6 mos. percent
2015.0 2014.0 change 2015.0 2014.0 change
ASTON MARTIN car (I)* 85 83 2.4% 510 498 2.4%
Michigan Chevy store wins dispute with customer over $10,000 down payment
A suburban Detroit Chevrolet dealership is entitled to the $10,000 down payment it failed to collect from a customer on a vehicle sale, but it can't recoup attorney fees from him, the Michigan Court of Appeals has ruled. The three-judge panel upheld a lower court award in favor of Jay Chevrolet ...
Nissan drops Pathfinder hybrid
NASHVILLE -- Nissan Motor Co. has killed the hybrid version of its Pathfinder crossover as consumers look increasingly to traditional crossovers, SUVs and pickups. The model lasted just over one year -- from October 2013 until January of this year, when Nissan stopped producing it in the face of ...
Dealers feel the need for speed in FandI
Where is the greatest opportunity to improve your dealership's FandI operations? Asked that question, Mary Byrne, a one-time retired dealer who now is general manager of Bruce Titus Automotive Group, didn't hesitate. "It's speed," she said. "How do we bridge that gap between when the customer says