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What a difference a Trump -- and a day -- can make for Ford

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 17, 2015

Score another one for Donald Trump.... Read More »

Galloping toward a big sales finish

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

As the industry awaits a wave of new and updated product, July's U.S. sales performance is lifting hopes that 2015 could near the industry's all-time sales record.... Read More »

Cadillac works to revise dealer incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 10, 2015

Two main elements of Johan de Nysschen's plan to rehabilitate Cadillac's image are to tighten dealers' inventories and quash their sell-at-any-cost mentality. But Cadillac's dealer-incentive programs today are designed to do just the opposite.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Toyota Tacoma

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

The 2016 Tacoma is the third generation of Toyota’s midsize pickup. The Tacoma, program code 989A. is built on Toyota’s F2 platform in San Antonio and Tijuana, Mexico. Suppliers include North American Lighting, Shape, Tenneco and Yazaki. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 GMC Canyon

3:54 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 5, 2015

The 2016 Canyon is the second generation of GMC’s midsize pickup. The Canyon, program code 31XG, is built on General Motors’ 31XX/32XX platform in Wentzville, Mo. Suppliers include ElringKlinger, Guardian Automotive, Multimatic and Valeo. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Supplier to the 2016 Tesla Model X

4:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The 2016 Model X is Tesla's first truck. The compact crossover, program code Model X, is assembled in Fremont, Calif., on Tesla's Model S platform. Suppliers include Kiekert, Magna, Modine and ThyssenKrupp. Tesla produces several parts in-house for the Model X, including the motor and battery pack. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Lincoln MKX

4:23 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

The 2016 MKX is the second generation of Lincoln's premium crossover utility vehicle. The MKX, program code U540, is assembled in Oakville, Ontario, on Ford Motor Co.'s CD4 platform. Suppliers include BorgWarner, Canadian General Tower, Mahle and ZF. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Acura ILX

5:51 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The Acura ILX received a face-lift for the 2016 model year. The compact luxury sedan is assembled in Marysville, Ohio, on Honda's C-5 platform. The program code is 2TA. Suppliers to the ILX include American Mitsuba, Nissan Brake, Pancon and Weastec.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Cadillac CT6

5:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

The brand-new 2016 Cadillac CT6 premium luxury sedan is assembled in Hamtramck, Mich., on General Motors' OMEGA platform. The program code is O1SL. Suppliers to the CT6 include HELLA, Inalfa, Nemak and Roechling. The data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Pickups, retail sales power GM's 6.4% gain

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

General Motors' U.S. July sales rose 6.4 percent on strong retail volume, including a 28 percent surge in deliveries of its profitable full-size pickups.... Read More »

Supplier to the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

3:58 pm U.S. ET | July 31, 2015

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe is the first generation of the premium midsize CUV. It is assembled in Vance, Ala., on Mercedes's W164/V251/W166 platform. The program code is : C292. Suppliers include BorgWarner, Federal-Mogul and Inteva. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Inventory levels drift higher

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 13, 2015

Light-vehicle stocks drifted upward in June, a month in which U.S. sales rose 3.9 percent.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2016 Nissan Maxima

3:42 pm U.S. ET | July 10, 2015

The 2016 Nissan Maxima is the ninth generation of the manufacturer’s flagship sedan. It is assembled in Smyrna, Tenn., on Nissan’s D platform. The program code is L42N. Suppliers include: IGB Automotive, Nemak, ThyssenKrupp, Webasto. The supplier data is compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

NICK BUNKLEY

BLOG: 2005 vs. 2015 -- similar SAAR, different story

3:13 pm U.S. ET | June 26, 2015

By the numbers, the U.S. auto industry just had its best spring selling season in a decade. But that's rather misleading. June 2015 is far better than June 2005.... Read More »

GM to re-enter medium-duty commercial truck market

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 22, 2015

General Motors is returning to the medium-duty commercial truck business in the U.S. next year after a seven-year hiatus, a move that GM believes will lead to more sales of pickups, vans and other trucks to fleet buyers.... Read More »

Ex-Nissan store execs charged with fraud

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 15, 2015

The U.S. Justice Department has charged the former general manager and controller of a Nissan dealership in Birmingham, Ala., with cheating on the automaker's national sales incentive program.... Read More »

17.78 million! What made May's sales rate spike?

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Auto sales should remain brisk thoughout 2015, but we probably won't see a repeat of May's eye-popping selling rate fo 17.78 million vehicles. Last month's SAAR was inflated by quirks in the calendar and the arcane formula used to calculate the selling rate.... Read More »

UK new-car registrations up 2.4% in May

June 4, 2015 11:08 CET

UK new-car registrations in May rose by 2.4 percent, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), said today. Sales were up 5.7 percent in the first five months, boosted by a fourfold increase in ultra-low emission vehicles, the organization said.... Read More »

JESSE SNYDER

A tale of 2 production booms

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 1, 2015

It's easy to view Mexico's auto manufacturing ascendancy as an encore of last decade's production boom in central Europe.... Read More »

GM hints at dealer bonus redesign

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11, 2015

North America chief Alan Batey hints at a successor to General Motors' Essential Brand Elements program, which has funneled billions of dollars to dealers since 2010 to update their stores and raise the level of customer service. The program's scheduled expiration next year raises financial uncertainty for most of GM's dealers, who have come to depend on quarterly bonuses that are tied partly to making store improvements.... Read More »

Supplier to the 2016 Honda HR-V

2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2015

The 2016 Honda HR-V is the first generation of the compact CUV. It is assembled in Celaya, Mexico, on Honda’s GSP (2) platform. The program code is 2XP. Suppliers include Axalta, Mitsuba, Takata. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2015 Cadillac Escalade

11:41 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2015

The 2015 Cadillac Escalade is the fourth generation of the premium SUV. It is assembled in Arlington, Texas, on GM's K2XX platform. The program code is K2UL. Suppliers include Eaton, Magna, Sika. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

Suppliers to the 2015 Ford Edge

1:46 pm U.S. ET | May 5, 2015

The 2015 Ford Edge is the second generation of the midsized CUV. It is assembled in Oakville, Ontario, on Ford’s CD4 platform. The program code is CD539. Suppliers include Magna, PPG, Superior Industries. The supplier data are compiled by SupplierBusiness.... Read More »

APRIL U.S. AUTO SALES

Light trucks drive industry to 4.6% gain

8:30 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by demand for light trucks, rose 4.6 percent in April as every automaker but Honda recorded an increase. The industry stretched its streak of advances from the year-earlier month to 14, yet the total was weaker than analysts' forecasts.... Read More »

Ford's stair-step workout for dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 13, 2015

As its U.S. market share slides, Ford Motor Co. has dug up one of the old-school, sales-boosting tricks it had seemingly buried: stair-step incentives. The move comes as other automakers swear off stair-steps and dealers criticize such a strategy as profit-eroding, confusing and ineffective long term.... Read More »

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