Vehicle Sales


BLOG: Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looked in September, especially Volkswagen.... Read More »

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007.... Read More »

Ford scores biggest gain since 2010

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. Sales of Ford F-series pickups rose 16 percent, and deliveries of three Ford crossovers -- the Escape, Edge and Explorer -- jumped more than 30 percent each. Mustang sales tripled in September and are now up 61 percent on the year.... Read More »

Jeep powers FCA US to 14% increase

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

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 14 percent last month as every brand but Chrysler recorded a gain.... Read More »

Canada posts 3.7% gain for September

2:12 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Canadian light vehicle sales, led by strong demand for Detroit 3 trucks, rose 3.7 percent to 174,337 units in September, according to a monthly sales report.... Read More »

Tucson's quick start, Soul help Hyundai-Kia to breakout month

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Slowly but surely, Hyundai Motor Group is shifting resources toward trucks to catch up with rivals in the U.S. market. That paid off in September as sales of the Hyundai Tucson more than doubled with a redesigned model now in showrooms.... Read More »

Trucks lift American Honda; Civic sell down underway with redesign coming

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

With a fresh-looking version of its iconic Civic due in showrooms this fall, American Honda Motor Co. hustled the outgoing compact car out the door in September, helping Honda to a 13 percent sales gain across its Honda and Acura brands.... Read More »

Scandal-plagued VW brand ekes out gain

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Volkswagen of America finished a scandal-ridden month with roughly flat U.S. sales, defying forecasts that a mid-month halt to diesel vehicle sales and a black eye to its brand image would hammer its September results.... Read More »

GM rides crossover, retail volume to 13% advance

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

GM's U.S. sales rose 13 percent in September on strong crossover demand and a 17 percent rise in retail deliveries.... Read More »


VW's workforce feels effects of emissions scandal

Oct. 1, 2015 15:17 CET

VW Group's global workforce of 600,000 employees is starting to feel the effects of the diesel-emissions scandal as the carmaker cuts spending, drops shifts and freezes hiring in anticipation of fines, recalls and a drop in U.S. sales.... Read More »

GM veteran Harvey to head Vauxhall

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

GM veteran Rory Harvey has been appointed head of the Vauxhall brand in the UK. Harvey, 47, succeeds Tim Tozer, who is leaving the company, GM said.... Read More »


Bosch, Conti, ZF, others drawn to booming market for driver-assistance tech

Oct. 1, 2015 06:01 CET

The auto industry's adoption of driver-assistance systems is looking like a gold rush. This year, global sales of the radar, cameras, controllers and software used for the technology will total $10.6 billion, analysts say. By 2020, they expect that figure to double.... Read More »


BLOG: Audi, VW Group's crown jewel, is damaged by emissions scandal

4:42 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Audi has been caught up in VW Group's diesel emissions scandal. The consequences will be bad for a brand that touts its engineering prowess.... Read More »


France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software.... Read More »

Dealers, lenders teach the ABCs of finance

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 30, 2015

Dealers, captive finance companies and others in the industry are trying to help consumers learn good personal finance skills that in turn will help them become better versed about buying and financing a vehicle.... Read More »

Postal Service to buy 9,113 Ram ProMaster vans for large package delivery

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's Ram brand won an order for 9,113 2016 Ram ProMaster 2500 cargo vans from the U.S. Postal Service to be used for large package deliveries.... Read More »


VW Italian dealers told to stop selling diesel cars with emissions-cheat software

Sept. 28, 2015 17:07 CET

Volkswagen Group's Italian dealers have been asked to stop selling VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat diesel cars equipped with engine software implicated in the diesel emissions cheating scandal.... Read More »

Mercedes will promote diesel cars in Japan despite VW scandal

Sept. 28, 2015 14:14 CET

Mercedes will continue to promote diesel cars in Japan despite the negative impression that VW's emissions test cheating has had on the fuel technology. Mercedes is aiming to double the proportion of diesel cars it sells in Japan to 10 percent in 2015.... Read More »

No more 'distracted walking' in the lanes

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Mike Browning, the incoming president of the National Auto Auction Association, is taking charge of a new safety campaign designed to reduce accidents and injuries at auctions.... Read More »

Devastation and determination: Memories of Katrina

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 28, 2015

Mike Browning, the newly installed president of the National Auto Auction Association, recalls heartbreaking and heartwarming moments following Hurricane Katrina. Browning was the general manager of Manheim New Orleans when the storm hit in August 2005.... Read More »

'More questions than answers' on used-VW prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 26, 2015

Massive recalls of Toyota and GM vehicles since 2009 produced no long-term damage to those companies’ used-vehicle values. But it’s too early to tell how VW’s diesel scandal will affect its vehicles’ prices at auction... Read More »


PSA, Renault, Opel and Fiat may be hit by fallout from VW's diesel test cheating

Sept. 25, 2015 13:17 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Fiat and Opel could be hit by Volkswagen's admission that it rigged diesel engines to fool U.S. regulators as the revelations help to accelerate the technology's decline in Europe.... Read More »

VW could be only major automaker with Sept. U.S. sales decline, analysts predict

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

VW could be the only major automaker to report a U.S. sales decline in what could be the strongest September in 15 years, two forecasts said today. A third forecast said VW would post a gain.... Read More »

Used-car dealers in Calif. sue VW over diesel emissions

5:22 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

Independent, used car dealerships sued Volkswagen AG in California on Thursday over losses they say they will incur following revelations that the company fitted some diesel models with software to cheat on U.S. vehicle emissions tests.... Read More »


Chinese automakers MG, Great Wall, Qoros will use SUVs to challenge in Europe

Sept. 23, 2015 06:01 CET

Chinese automakers hope to revive their European sales ambitions by targeting the region's booming SUV market. Sales by Chinese brands in Europe have remained stubbornly low as buyers have in the past shunned their cars because of quality issues.... Read More »

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