Nissan to dangle 5-year, 100,000-mile warranty on 2017 Titan lineupMon, 15, Aug 2016
Nissan will offer a five-year/100,000-mile, bumper-to-bumper warranty on the 2017 Titan as it prepares to launch two new, volume variants of the large pickup. With the expanded warranty, Nissan hopes the Titan, still unfamiliar to many pickup buyers, will garner more consideration from truck shoppers.
U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flagsTue, 02, Aug 2016
Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales for July, amid rising incentives and sustained demand for trucks, as the industry kicked off the second half of the year with a 0.5 percent gain. The SAAR came in at 17.86 million -- the highest rate of the year and above forecasts. But Ford warned the new-vehicle market has become “very price sensitive.”
Mercedes widens luxury lead with record JulyTue, 02, Aug 2016
Mercedes-Benz posted record July U.S. sales, pulling further ahead of BMW and Lexus in the luxury-auto sales race.
FCA carried by Jeep, RamTue, 02, Aug 2016
Fiat Chrysler -- in its first monthly sales report since it restated more than five years of sales data -- reported U.S. sales up 0.3 percent in July, thanks entirely to gains from Jeep and Ram.
Audi's record run hits 67 months; VW keeps sinkingTue, 02, Aug 2016
Key redesigned models drove Audi to another monthly record while sales at sibling brand Volkswagen continued to fall in July.
Trucks deliver a record July for Hyundai and KiaTue, 02, Aug 2016
July proved to be yet another record-breaking month for Hyundai and Kia, with combined U.S. sales at the two brands rising 6 percent to 134,972 cars and light trucks.
Nissan’s volume helped by increase in dealer inventoriesTue, 02, Aug 2016
Better dealer availability helped lift some of Nissan’s most popular models in July, but the gains did not significantly offset a dip in Altima and Pathfinder sales.
American Honda sees record demand for light trucksTue, 02, Aug 2016
July sales at American Honda continued their upward climb this summer, with robust demand for light trucks pushing sales up 4.4 percent over the same month last year.
Ford blames GM incentives for sales dipTue, 02, Aug 2016
Ford Motor reported lower U.S. sales of cars, crossovers and pickups in July, and the Lincoln brand posted its first year-over-year decline in eight months.
Toyota’s sales declines slow as trucks pick up slackTue, 02, Aug 2016
Toyota reported July sales of 214,233 units, a 1.4 percent decline, as record sales of light trucks failed to offset the fall in car deliveries at both the Toyota and Lexus divisions.
GM dinged by soft car demand, but retail share risesTue, 02, Aug 2016
GM's July sales slipped 1.9 percent as surging demand for pickups, SUVs and large crossovers was offset by continued softness in the car market.