VW delays bid to boost Audi's China sales with SAIC deal
VW Group says it will not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC in China until at least 2018, seeking first to strengthen ties with existing Audi partner FAW. A partnership with SAIC, China's largest automaker, could boost Audi's slowing sales as rival Mercedes makes ground in the market.
Europe car sales rise nearly 7% to 9-year high in 2016
Subaru 'not done yet' with sales surge
Cars matter after all
Sonic, Beepi leaders will share sales insights
Forecasts call for mostly sunny '17
Lexus execs see holes in the lineup
Lexus sees possibilities for expanding its lineup. Among them, a subcompact crossover, a three-row crossover, a broader range of F-badged performance cars and even possibly a Tesla-fighting all-electric entry.
Toyota's Hollis: Don't count out midsize sedans yet
Midsize cars were among the biggest sales losers last year as customers flocked instead to crossovers and other light trucks. But good old competition may reinvigorate the segment as soon as next year, as when Japan's big three roll out redesigns of their flagship four-doors.
Automakers manage to keep stocks under control
U.S. fuel economy inched lower in December, report says
The average fuel economy of new cars and light trucks sold in the United States in December was 24.9 mpg, down 0.1 mpg from November, the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute said in its report this week.