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This time, 16 million sales forecast is on merit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2013
New U.S. light-vehicle sales are widely expected to surpass 16 million in 2014 for the first time since 2007, the culmination of a long recovery from the disastrous recession.... Read More »


Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra

9:39 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Nissan Sentra include Rehau, Valeo, Coastal Automotive, Webasto, Eagle Ottawa, Sika, GHSP, INA, Maclean-Fogg, JTEKT, Mahle, Plastomer, Kautex Textron and Fraenkische. T2014 model is the seventh generation Sentra and is built in Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss.... Read More »


Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla

9:37 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
Suppliers to the 2014 Toyota Corolla include Guelph Tool, Gentex, Huf Huelsbeck, Fuerst, AGC Automotive, Bowles Fluidics, Delfingen, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, TI Automotive, Leggett & Platt and North American Lighting. The 2014 model is the 12th generation Corolla and is built in Cambridge, Ontario and Blue Springs, Miss.... Read More »


Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon

9:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 20, 2013
Suppliers to the 2013 Toyota Avalon include Bowles Fluidics, Angell-Demmel, Aisin, UGN, Corvac Composites, Guardian, Pilkington, Sunstone Components, Midway Products, Nasco, AGC Automotive and EFC International. The 2013 model of the Toyota Avalon was all new and is built in Georgetown, Ky.... Read More »


EPA says fuel economy of 2012 models sold in U.S. hit record 23.6 mpg

4:06 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 12, 2013
Higher sales of vehicles with smaller engines, gasoline-electric hybrids and diesel powertrains helped boost the average fuel economy of 2012 new vehicles sold in the United States 1.2 mpg to 23.6 mpg, an all-time high, according to the EPA’s Trends Report issued today.... Read More »



Industry must steer clear of the off-lease trap GM's wise move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The leasing rebound means more off-lease customers are starting to return to the market.... Read More »


GM pricing hits record as deliveries rise 14%

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
General Motors' November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands and helping to lift the average price of a GM vehicle to a record high.... Read More »


M-B dealers get $2,500 to coddle S-class buyers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2013
Mercedes-Benz USA is providing dealers as much as $2,500 to please each buyer of the redesigned S class.... Read More »


Strained N.A. plants expected to approach record output

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 30, 2013
Can North America's stressed-out assembly plants handle near record production? We're about to find out.... Read More »



Subaru, Toyota discuss Camry move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Subaru and Toyota are in talks to halt production of the Toyota Camry sedan at Subaru's Lafayette, Ind., assembly plant, likely timed to the introduction of the nameplate's next generation.... Read More »


Hyundai-Kia loosens lid on incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
The Korean auto juggernaut that once kept executives from Detroit and Japan up at night now finds itself slogging through a much more competitive marketplace.... Read More »


In October, fleet again takes a back seat to retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Robust retail sales again drove U.S. light-vehicle sales in October, and many automakers continued to slow down on fleet volume.... Read More »


Inventories rise as usual in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
U.S. auto inventories jumped 10 percent to 3.4 million units during October.... Read More »


Ally shifts from low-profit superprime loans to used cars, leasing

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2013
Ally Financial is curbing its appetite for low-risk, low-return superprime loans in favor of higher-margin business such as used cars and leasing, which are more profitable and still acceptably low risk.... Read More »


Hertz expects to double its retail vehicle sales in 2 years

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Hertz Global Holdings plans to at least double the number of retired rental vehicles it sells to retail consumers over the next two years, its top executive said today.... Read More »


As Scion slips, Toyoda urges patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Akio Toyoda, scion of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founding family, has words of encouragement for Scion dealers who have soured on the brand's shrinking sales: Hang in there.... Read More »


Toyota -- boosted by weaker yen -- outsells GM, others in 3rd quarter

6:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Toyota outsold General Motors and all other carmakers for the second time in three quarters, in the latest example of how Japan's largest manufacturers are benefiting from Abenomics.... Read More »


Overdue Cherokees are on their way at last

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
New Jeep Cherokees were due in dealerships almost two months ago but have been held while Chrysler developed and installed new software to smooth out the way the engine, nine-speed transmission and innovative disconnecting drivetrain interact. The process has been cumbersome, but after many weeks of delay, sources said Jeep expects to begin delivering Cherokees over the next 10 days.... Read More »


September sales increase lifts hopes in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
A 6 percent September increase in European car sales raised hopes that the region is emerging from its slump, but automakers and governments are still propping up demand.... Read More »


Spot shortages of parts looming for 2014

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 19, 2013
Automakers are likely to face spot shortages of parts next year if North American vehicle production tops 16 million units, a new survey of suppliers concludes.... Read More »



Auto industry must help tool makers make it

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Automakers must come up with innovative ways to reverse a dangerous decline in the number of tool and die companies supplying the North American industry.... Read More »


New plant will boost sales, profit margin for Mazda3

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2013
Mazda Motor Corp. is betting big on its Mazda3 small car, predicting global sales will jump by nearly a third with the just-released redesign. It also expects a Mexico-built version will help North America capture a bigger chunk of worldwide volume while providing fatter profit margins.... Read More »



Buick's new game plan for reviving Regal sales

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
What's wrong with Buick Regal sales? That's the question asked often of Buick executives over the past 18 months. Why 18 months? Because that's around the time the smaller, less expensive Verano compact sedan entered Buick's lineup.... Read More »



Ford, Chrysler big winners as U.S. volume slips 4%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
U.S. sales of light vehicles slipped 4 percent last month as automakers were dragged down by a quirk in the industry's reporting schedule and signs of skittish consumers. Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group were the only major automakers in the winners column, where they were joined by Subaru, BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover. Sales fell at GM, Toyota Motor, Honda, Nissan and the Hyundai-Kia Group.... Read More »



Is industry discipline slip-sliding away?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2013
Today there's a new voice asking if the U.S. auto industry is losing its steely discipline and about to relapse into sin.... Read More »


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