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Mazda plans new SUV for U.S. growth

Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai concedes his company is still in transition mode, four years after predicting U.S. sales would hit 400,000 a year. Now, he says the resurgence will start in earnest in 2019.

Off-lease trucks race toward market

A fresh surge of vehicles coming off leases in 2018 will include more light trucks and fewer cars. Increasingly, they'll have low mileage and higher price tags.


Aston Martin reshapes Vantage to lure younger buyers

Aston Martin is pitching the redesigned Vantage to younger buyers, helped by more radical styling that gives the coupe greater differentiation compared with the exotic British brand's current models.

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Global EV sales jump 63% as China demand surges

Global EV sales surged 63 percent in the third quarter, largely driven by strong demand in China. The world's top market accounted for more than half of sales, while Europe was the second-biggest market with 24 percent, followed by North America.

FCA, Guangzhou look to deepen China tie-up

Fiat Chrysler and Guangzhou Automobile are in talks to deepen their joint venture in China, as the world's largest car market looks to relax some regulations and Guangzhou prepares to sell its Trumpchi brand in the U.S.

How critical is the EV tax credit?

Salespeople would be sad to see the federal tax credit on plug-in electric vehicles disappear. But they're not so sure it's necessary to keep customers interested in EVs.

Camry, Accord ready to rumble

The marketing efforts underway at Toyota and Honda aren't just about the horse race or bragging rights. They're about keeping these titans of the midsize car segment — both of them just redesigned for the 2018 model year — relevant in a marketplace where crossovers are king.

Ford dropping C-Max in U.S.

Ford's decision ends a six-year run for a once-promising nameplate doomed by sluggish electrified vehicle demand and overstated mileage claims.

Nissan softens its targets through '22

Nissan CEO Hiroto Saikawa is steering away from the aggressive numerical goals of his predecessor, Carlos Ghosn, and toward more fuzzy ones. In the key U.S. market, the softening of hard targets could spell some relief for dealers.

Demand helps stocks normalize

Storm replacement sales in September and October helped automakers trim inventory to normal levels for the first time since winter.

Sliding wholesale hurts at Subaru

Subaru is on pace for a ninth-straight year of record retail sales in the U.S., but sliding wholesale volume is denting the Japanese company's profitability.

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