Thirteen mid-sized cars have earned high marks on the insurance industry's newest frontal-crash test, but a pair of Toyota models tested fared worse than the rest. The IIHS gave a good rating to the four-door Honda Accord and the Suzuki Kizashi, and an acceptable rating to 11 more mid-sized cars.
Car shoppers have been “unfazed” by uncertainty related to the so-called fiscal cliff looming at the end of this month, and U.S. sales are expected to be up 14 percent in December, J.D. Power and Associates and LMC Automotive said today. If the forecasts prove accurate, total U.S.
American Suzuki, the American distributor of Suzuki cars and motorcycles, will import about 2,500 more autos to meet demand that jumped after the company filed for bankruptcy with plans to end sales in the United States.
It's Thursday. A new-style triple-witching eve. Friday is the first day of winter, the latest chance for Congress to push us off the fiscal cliff, and the end of the world if the Mayan-calendar doomsayers are right. And yet LMC Automotive is forecasting a December auto sales pace of 15.
CarMax, the nation's largest used-car retailer, reported a stronger third-quarter profit as a rise in supply, more attractive financing options and improved customer sentiment helped it sell more vehicles to retail clients. Net income rose to $94.
GM, which began offering higher incentives in United States in an effort to clear out its bloated supply of pickups, now is also offering incentives on its pickups in Canada despite a much lower supply there.
Continental AG is the first automotive supplier to receive an autonomous vehicle testing license in the state of Nevada, the company said Wednesday. Although Continental's first testing vehicle requires a human operator, it's being called a “highly automated” 2012 Volkswagen Passat.
Even before anti-Japanese protests erupted in China in September, Volkswagen was starting to lure Chinese consumers away from Toyota, Honda and Nissan in the mid-sized car market. After experiencing volatile swings for four years, China's car market is geared toward stable growth in 2013.