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Sales sizzle, set May record on light truck demand

8:30 am U.S. ET | June 2, 2015 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 4:39 pm ET
Light-vehicle sales -- fueled by robust demand for trucks, crossovers and SUVs -- rose 1.6 percent last month, setting a May record and bucking projections for a modest decline.

FCA sales up 4%, back over 200,000 vehicles

12:45 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Brisk demand for Jeep and the Chrysler 200 pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 4 percent in May. The automaker posted U.S.

Nissan falls short of 'phenomenal' year-earlier results

5:15 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Nissan-brand sales dropped by 1 percent in May, even as the Rogue and Murano crossovers attracted more buyers.

Light trucks help Honda end 2-month skid

1:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
American Honda sales were up slightly for May, posting a 1.3 percent increase over May 2014.

Lower F-series volume dents Ford's tally

2:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Sales of the Ford F series fell to a three-month low in May, dropping nearly 10 percent from a year ago amid tight inventories and a decision not to...

Fiat Chrysler retains lead in Canada despite minivan shortage

2:09 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles led Canada in May sales with deliveries edging up by 119 vehicles from a year earlier to 31,617 cars and trucks, as a rise...

Golf family helps VW break U.S. losing streak

12:45 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
The Volkswagen brand broke a three-month slump in U.S. sales with an 8.

Toyota Motor Sales off 0.3%, despite big truck haul

4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 0.

Hyundai Group slips amid shift to big SUVs, crossovers

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
Hyundai Motor Group reported a 3.8 percent decline in U.S. sales for May, driven by a significant decline at the Hyundai unit.

BMW's record May trims gap with Mercedes for U.S. luxury crown

3:31 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
BMW sold a May record 31,003 cars and SUVs in the U.S., narrowing Mercedes-Benz's luxury-vehicle lead as both brands benefit from expanding lineups.

Pickups, crossovers propel GM to 3% gain; car sales slide again

12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 2, 2015
GM rode strong retail sales and surging demand for pickups and crossovers to a 3 percent U.S.

New car, truck loans reach longest term on record

12:31 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
The average length of loans for new and used vehicles in the U.S.

VW Jetta leases as cheap as iPhone plans show company's U.S. travails

6:40 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015
The $89 a month it takes to lease a Jetta at some U.S. dealerships is about as low as the price of using an iPhone on some cell phone plans.

J.D. Power to buy NADA Used Car Guide

1:00 pm U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
The National Automobile Dealers Association has agreed to sell an 82-year-old institution, its Used Car Guide business, to J.D. Power.

May U.S. sales rate forecast to rise to 17.3M

11:08 am U.S. ET | May 28, 2015
May is expected to produce the U.S. auto industry's best sales pace since last summer.

SELF EXPRESSION

Sales staffers seek to brand themselves

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Auto salespeople increasingly are promoting themselves -- apart from their dealerships -- with personal websites, YouTube videos and social media...

How reviews can boost work force

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Dealers and salespeople have come to realize that the most impactful reviews, those that do the most to enhance the brand of the store or the...

'LATINOS ARE THE FUTURE'

Sales to Hispanics outpacing the market

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Automakers are intensifying their pursuit of Hispanic car buyers in the U.S., and for one big reason: That's where the growth is.

Hispanic buyers help lift Mitsubishi store from the brink of bankruptcy

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 18, 2015
Mission Mitsubishi of San Antonio was selling barely 30 vehicles a month and on the verge of bankruptcy in 2011.

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