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Subaru 'not done yet' with sales surge

Subaru is targeting a 9 percent sales surge in 2017 for a ninth straight year of record U.S. results, despite a plateauing overall market.

 

Cars matter after all

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.

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

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Cars matter after all

Their volumes may be declining, but sedans -- along with their coupe and hatchback cousins -- still sell by the millions each year and will continue to do so for years.

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. automakers and dealers had a 63-day supply of unsold light vehicles on Jan. 1, up two days from the same time a year before but below the 65-day average for that date over the past 24 years.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Families don't want downsized cars

Perhaps the shift to crossovers, SUVs and pickups has less to do with gas prices and more to do with cars becoming unsuitable to the American family's lifestyle, a reader writes.

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