Crossovers, SUVs are 'margin builders'July 24
Across segments from subcompact to full-size, average transaction prices for SUVs and crossovers in the first half of 2017 ran well higher than similar-size sedans and hatchbacks, an analysis of Kelley Blue Book data shows.
GM extends summer shutdown at 2 plants amid car slumpJune 14
GM is extending the normal two-week summer shutdowns at two U.S. assembly plants to as many as five weeks amid a slump in car demand and high inventories. The Lordstown, Ohio, factory builds the Chevrolet Cruze and the Fairfax, Kan., plant assembles the Chevrolet Malibu.
Shark noses, bobtails and windswept: What people think of Mercedes Concept A SedanMay 2
Crossovers and SUVs might be selling in droves from China to the U.S., but Mercedes-Benz is still experimenting with cars, as seen with the Concept A Sedan. Here's what some journalists are saying about the baby sedan:
What to do about cars?April 17
Behind the scenes at the New York auto show, industry executives were grappling with questions about cars. How low will their market share go, amid hot crossovers and SUVs? How to reignite the appeal of cars?
Honda Civic Type R, packing 306 hp, ends performance droughtMarch 7
U.S. sales slip again but SAAR remains strongMarch 1
U.S. light-vehicle sales, hurt by a slump in car demand, slipped 1.1 percent in February as higher incentives and Presidents' Day promotions failed to help the industry rebound from January's dip. But the SAAR remained strong at 17.57 million. GM, Honda and Nissan, helped by strong truck demand and more generous discounts, posted higher sales, while weak car shipments dented Toyota, Ford, Hyundai-Kia and FCA volume.