Truck Sales

Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact.... 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 »

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 »


BLOG: VW's travails aside, diesel fans remain loyal

11:45 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

There is a lot of chatter about VW's emissions scam being the death knell for the diesel engine in the U.S. Why it won't happen.... Read More »


Will Wrangler-based pickup borrow from these concepts?

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

Jeep's decision to produce a Wrangler-based pickup comes after a decade of teasing the brand's loyal enthusiasts with concepts that never were approved for production.... Read More »


BLOG: Why Nissan will keep one eye on VW's diesel scandal

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 25, 2015

VW's troubles aside, Nissan is counting on the word “diesel” to excite U.S. customers and help distinguish its redesigned Titan pickup coming soon.... Read More »

Ford F-series Super Duty adopts aluminum body, slims down for 2017

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

The first-ever aluminum-bodied Ford F-series Super Duty pickup will be up to 350 pounds lighter than the current generation but offer increased towing and hauling capabilities. The 2017 Super Duty is scheduled to go on sale late next year. Ford said it has a high-strength steel frame that's 24 times stiffer, longer cabs and 16 segment-exclusive features, including LED cargo-box lighting and a remote tailgate release.... Read More »

GMC preps '16 Sierra Elevation edition with new infotainment system

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 23, 2015

GMC will introduce a bolder, limited edition of the 2016 Sierra pickup on Thursday at the State Fair of Texas. The truck, called the Sierra Elevation Edition, is scheduled to arrive at dealers nationwide in the first quarter of next year.... Read More »

Mercedes' decision on U.S. pickup due next year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 19, 2015

Mercedes-Benz will decide in the next eight to 10 months whether it will bring a pickup to the U.S. market.... Read More »

UAW president sees FCA workers ratifying contract

10:17 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

While product and job commitments under the UAW's tentative labor contract with Fiat Chrysler are still being finalized, UAW President Dennis Williams said wage and other economic improvements in the deal should result in ratification by the company's 37,000 hourly employees.... Read More »


BLOG: Mercedes pickup won't be a 'fat cowboy truck'

6:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 18, 2015

The Mercedes-Benz pickup that isn't a Unimog is coming, and it'll share some underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara pickup. The latest Nissan Navara NP300 1-ton truck made its debut in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show, with Daimler announcing plans to use it as the basis for a yet-unnamed midsize pickup that will be sold in a number of markets under the Mercedes-Benz badge.... Read More »


Renault says new pickup will be upscale

Sept. 9, 2015 10:28 CET

Renault says its first one-tonne pickup will be a high-end truck for business and leisure use. The pickup will share underpinnings with the Nissan NP300 Navara and Mercedes-Benz's first pickup.... Read More »

Jeep pickup ahead; diesel Wrangler possible

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2015

Fiat Chrysler's plan to expand Wrangler production in Toledo, Ohio, not only means a Wrangler-based pickup is on the way, but it makes possible a diesel-powered Wrangler for the U.S.... Read More »


Sales edge down but SAAR soars to 17.81 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.81 million, the highest rate since July 2005 and the strongest month of the 6-year recovery.... Read More »

GM slips as fleet pullback continues

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

GM's U.S. sales slipped less than 1 percent in August, as the second straight monthly drop in fleet sales offset rising demand from individual buyers. GM sold 270,480 vehicles last month, down 0.7 percent from a year earlier. GM said retail sales rose 6 percent. Fleet deliveries dropped 24 percent, amid a 38 percent decrease in rental-car sales.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia notch records on Santa Fe, Soul

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Facing stock market turmoil and an unfriendly calendar, Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia still set monthly U.S. sales records in August on strong demand for crossovers. Hyundai reported selling 72,012 vehicles for the month, a 2.9 percent increase, as Kia claimed 58,897 units sold, up 7.7 percent.... Read More »

Ford's U.S. retail volume best since '06

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Ford Motor Co. had its best retail-sales month since March 2006 in August, selling 183,467 vehicles in the U.S. Ford posted its highest F-series number of the year and gains of at least 20 percent for five crossover and SUV nameplates.... Read More »

Toyota, Honda suffer from weak car deliveries

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

The declines in small and midsize car sales finally caught up to both Toyota and Honda in August. Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported its August sales fell 8.8 percent from a year earlier to 224,381 vehicles, while American Honda Motor Co.'s sales dropped 6.9 percent to 155,491. Both companies suffered big declines in cars that negated increases in some light trucks.... Read More »

Weak Nissan, strong Infiniti results leaves Nissan N.A. off slightly

11:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

Nissan North America reported a slight drop in U.S. sales in August, as lower car sales offset strong performances by the Rogue crossover, the Altima sedan and the Infiniti luxury brand. Still, Nissan’s year-to-date sales have now exceeded 1 million vehicles, the first time the company has crossed that mark just eight months into the year.... Read More »

VW's run ends with 8.1% drop; Audi's hot streak continues

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

Audi of America posted its best August ever, while Volkswagen of America was unable to sustain its brief growth spurt. After posting higher U.S. sales in May, June and July, VW backtracked with an 8.1 percent decline last month. However, the 32,332 vehicles VW sold in August represented its best monthly U.S. sales total of 2015.... Read More »