Vehicle Sales

Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries.... Read More »

German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands.... Read More »

McLaren staffs up in U.S. ahead of 3 key launches

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren has expanded its North American staff by about half ahead of the launch of three new models and an anticipated increase in sales volume next year.... Read More »

Fiat will launch Fullback into expanding pickup market

Nov. 12, 2015 12:14 CET

Fiat is joining Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in targeting a growing market for utility vehicles with its Fullback midsize pickup, which is based on the Mitsubishi L200.... Read More »


Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia face tough battle against German rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

The Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia will find it tough to win market share from German rivals in Europe's premium midsize class as competition from SUVs slowly shrinks one of Europe's core high-end segments.... Read More »

Drop a coin, pick up a used car

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Nashville-area car buyers will soon be able to get their used sedan or crossover in much the same way as they buy a bag of chips: by dropping a coin into a vending machine.... Read More »

China auto sales rise most in 10 months after tax cut

2:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Light-vehicle sales rose at the fastest pace in 10 months after the government cut a tax on purchases, benefiting carmakers like Great Wall Motor and adding to evidence that demand is rebounding in the world's largest auto market after a summer slowdown.... Read More »

BMW reports October sales record despite drop in Mini volume

Nov. 11, 2015 10:53 CET

BMW Group vehicle sales increased 4 percent in October to a record monthly high despite a decline at the company's Mini brand.... Read More »

Russian car sales plunge 39% in October

Nov. 10, 2015 14:17 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 39 percent in October, increasing the pace of decline during the country's economic slump.... Read More »

VW struggling to keep dealers happy as scandal widens

5:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

VW's goodwill offer of $1,000 to the owners of cars caught in the company's emissions scandal comes as the company wages a behind-the-scenes effort to soothe another powerful constituency: its U.S. dealers.... Read More »

Skoda sales fall nearly 3% as Russia downturn hits hard

Nov. 9, 2015 14:57 CET

Skoda's global vehicle sales fell 2.7 percent in October as a slump in the brand's key market of Russia erased gains in China and Central Europe.... Read More »

Continental boosts earnings on Europe, U.S. growth

Nov. 9, 2015 12:03 CET

Continental said its third-quarter earnings rose 11 percent as Europe and the U.S. offset slower growth in China's car market.... Read More »

Rising incentives, growing concern

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

U.S. auto sales continue to roar ahead, fueled by pent-up demand, low gasoline prices, new metal and -- increasingly -- rising incentives. By one measure, automakers' incentives are nearing 10 percent of the industry's average transaction price. The trend is raising some concern among analysts.... Read More »


Sage advice: Mind people, cash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

U.S. auto sales rocked again in October, but I didn't sense much glee in the dealership folks I met. Their fear: This streak won't last forever.... Read More »

Chevrolet begins deliveries of 2016 Camaro

9:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

After getting trounced all year in sales by the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet began delivering the next-generation Camaro on Saturday.... Read More »


Alfa says Giulia design inspired by 156, not 3 series

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo Giulia and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are evident. But Alfa's design chief, Alessandro Maccolini, insists inspiration came from past Alfa models, specifically the 156.... Read More »


BLOG: New sales put used sales in the spotlight

10:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

Selling all the new cars and trucks that U.S. dealers are now moving has to have an impact, sooner or later, on the real cash streams of the retail business -- used cars and repair work.... Read More »

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in October was down slightly from September, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said on Thursday.... Read More »

Mercedes sales rise 13% in October on China demand

Nov. 6, 2015 12:56 CET

Mercedes-Benz boosted sales by 13 percent to 165,706 in October, buoyed by continued growth in China.... Read More »

European car sales slow amid VW scandal

Nov. 5, 2015 13:11 CET

VW Group's emissions scandal began to hit vehicle sales in October, consultancy LMC Automotive said, with the automaker losing ground in Western Europe, where overall market growth slowed to 2.7 percent.... Read More »

Maserati sales boom stalls as output cuts expose Fiat Chrysler's luxury limits

Nov. 5, 2015 15:52 CET

Maserati is deepening production cuts as a boom prompted by the Ghibli sedan fades. The brand's slowing sales volume raises questions about parent Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' ambitions to expand in the luxury-car segment.... Read More »

UK car sales fell 1% in October as diesel demand slips

Nov. 5, 2015 12:52 CET

UK new-car registrations dropped for the first time in more than three and a half years as market growth leveled off and demand for diesel vehicles fell, industry data showed.... Read More »


Toyota Europe's new boss tackles trouble spots

Nov. 5, 2015 06:01 CET

New Toyota Europe CEO Johan van Zyl has the big task of reviving the automaker's slumping sales in Germany, the region's biggest market. He shared his plans on tackling this and other issues with Automotive News Europe.... Read More »

Honda profit hit by quality-related expenses

Nov. 4, 2015 11:17 CET

Honda's quarterly profit missed estimates on quality-related expenses and as demand slumped in Japan. Net income rose 6.9 percent to $1.06 billion in the quarter through September, the company said.... Read More »

AutoNation sales rose 14% in October

12:06 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2015

AutoNation's new-vehicle sales rose 14 percent in October from a year earlier, matching the pace set by the industry as a whole in the U.S. last month.... Read More »

Automotive News Cover
Special Video Report
GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

GM's Barra: Tapping into ideas from Silicon Valley

General Motors CEO Mary Barra comments on lessons from mom; girls who shy away from math; slicing a 10-page policy down to two words; tapping millennials to erase stupid habits; taking regular trips to Silicon...
» Watch the Video
News by Brand