Fleet

GM awards more business to ad agency Commonwealth

10:24 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2016

Ad agency Commonwealth/McCann has added some more business from General Motors at the expense of Leo Burnett....
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Detroit 3's share of rental fleet declined in 2015

9:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler accounted for 60.1 percent -- their lowest collective share ever -- of the 1.78 million new cars and light trucks sold to rental fleets in 2015....
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A boost in fleet helps Jan. sales stay afloat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016

Strong fleet volume lifted overall sales of new light vehicles in the U.S. in January -- almost enough to overcome a shortened calendar and a winter storm....
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EDITORIAL

Monthly reports should give fleet, retail sales details

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 25, 2016

Auto manufacturers and suppliers complain that Wall Street consistently undervalues the industry, arguing that automotive stocks unfairly trade at earnings multiples below those of companies in other sectors....
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Fleet does more than its share for '15 sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Fleet volume rose modestly in December but contributed proportionately more than its share to the record U.S. auto sales in 2015....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: For 2016, some growth, but watch out

7:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

It's wonderful to be starting an expected seventh straight year of U.S. auto sales growth....
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ROLE REVERSAL

GM, Ford cut back on rental sales; Asians pick up the slack

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

Over the past few years, General Motors and Ford Motor Co. have become less reliant on the profit-eroding habit of dumping cars onto the rental-car market, according to a review of industrywide rental sales data by Automotive News. Picking up the slack has been a mix of Asian automakers -- most notably Hyundai-Kia....
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Fleet sales turned a down November into a positive

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 14, 2015

In a month when total volume rose 16,223 light vehicles, fleet sales for the major players increased 23,500. That 14 percent fleet jump swung a negative retail month into an overall 1.2 percent increase for the industry....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Kia Europe COO outlines plan to lift sales to 500,000

Dec. 7, 2015 06:15 CET

Kia Europe's chief operating officer, Michael Cole, explained to Automotive News Europe what the automaker is doing to move away from its budget image and what it needs to do to reach 500,000 sales annually by the end of the decade from about 354,000 last year....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: In chase for record, it all comes down to December's deals

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

U.S. auto sales through the first 11 months are a third of a million behind the record-setting 2000 pace. Manufacturers won't be able to resist going for a new record.In chase for record, it all comes down to December's deals....
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'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

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

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned....
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Rogue, Murano lift Nissan to November record

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Nissan's crossover models continued to push the brand to new heights in November, with sales of 95,389 cars and trucks topping a record for the month. A 4 percent gain over November 2014 came largely from big demand for the Rogue compact crossover, which outsold Nissan's perennial volume leader, the Altima sedan, for the third consecutive month....
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Jeep carries FCA to 68th straight monthly sales gain

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

Fiat Chrysler rode record Jeep sales to a 3 percent sales gain in the U.S. in November, its best since 2000. FCA US said it sold 175,974 vehicles last month, marking the automaker's 68th consecutive month of sales gains....
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Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto industry saw modest gains....
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Hyundai-Kia buck truck trend, post gains in small cars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Low gasoline prices may have many Americans looking for trucks and crossovers, but that was no problem in November for Hyundai and Kia, which reported U.S. sales gains thanks to small cars such as the Hyundai Elantra and Kia Soul....
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Toyota Motor sales rise on trucks; Lexus sets record Nov.

1:30 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 3.4 percent gain in U.S. sales in November as consumers' demand for light trucks continued to buoy the automaker and the industry, the company said....
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GM reports strong truck sales, record average transaction price

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

General Motors’ U.S. sales rose 1.5 percent in November, as strong demand for pickups, SUVs and crossovers offset weak car sales and helped the automaker to a record transaction price of $35,800....
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Fleet sales jump 16% in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Strong fleet activity helped fuel October's booming U.S. auto sales....
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OCTOBER U.S. SALES

Trucks, deals push U.S. sales up 14%; SAAR hits 18.23 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong truck demand, bigger deals and double-digit gains at Hyundai-Kia, GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, rose 14 percent last month to 1.455 million, putting the industry on track to set an annual record in 2015. The annualized sales rate, 18.23 million, came in just above September's 18.17 million pace. It's the first time the SAAR topped 18 million in back-to-back months since February 2000....
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JESSE SNYDER

BLOG: Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales....
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GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models....
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2015 TOKYO MOTOR SHOW

New Toyota taxi promises to change Tokyo streetscape

10:43 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27, 2015

Toyota says it will launch a next-generation taxi for the Japan market in 2018 -- a bulbous, hatchback hybrid. The car promises to supplant the ubiquitous Toyota Crown Comfort three-box sedans that are as archetypal of Japanese taxis as their drivers' officious hats and dainty white gloves....
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Retail sales outpace fleet volume in September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 12, 2015

September U.S. auto sales were driven more by retail volume than fleet activity....
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U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

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

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million....
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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....
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