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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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Ford loses ground in 2014 with F-150 changeover

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Ford Motor reported its first year-over-year U.S. sales increase in four months, but it was one of only a few automakers to post a decline for all of 2014....
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GM reaps booming truck, crossover sales for best December since 2007

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

GM rode surging demand for trucks and a 20-percent-off promotion to a 19 percent jump in U.S. sales last month, its strongest December since 2007....
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2014 finishes strong with 'plenty of room for upside'

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Tempting incentives and clearer roads pulled U.S. consumers into dealerships for a big December to close another strong sales year. Automakers sold 1.5 million light vehicles last month, up 11 percent. The seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate was 16.92 million, the third best month of the year behind August and November....
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American Honda inches higher, thanks to Acura

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

American Honda Motor Co. notched another slim sales gain for December, riding heavily on crossovers and the Acura brand....
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Audi surges to another record year; VW stalls

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Audi of America posted its fifth-straight annual sales record in 2014, while sibling brand Volkswagen took a step back in its quest to reach annual U.S. volume of 800,000 vehicles by 2018....
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FCA rides truck wave to advance 20% in December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Record Jeep and Ram sales pushed FCA US up 20 percent last month to its best December sales since 2004....
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Lexus' record month helps Toyota to 13% gain

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales rose 13 percent to 215,057 units last month, as the automaker's light trucks set a December record, the Lexus division posted its best month ever and demand for the Corolla compact surged 34 percent....
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Subaru breaks 500,000 sales mark in U.S.

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

Subaru of America sales topped 500,000 vehicles for the first time and set a sixth consecutive sales record for the high-flying brand....
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Nissan drives small nameplates to record sales

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015

Big volume increases among Nissan’s smaller nameplates -- the Sentra, Versa, Rogue and Frontier pickup -- led the brand to a record U.S. sales year in 2014....
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U.S. sales forecast to rise 10% in Dec. on deals, falling gas prices

11:45 am U.S. ET | Dec. 31, 2014

Forecasters say U.S. new-vehicle sales likely jumped 10 percent in December, bringing the total for 2014 to 16.5 million, beating even the most optimistic projections from early in the year. The month was filled with good reasons for consumers to buy a new car or truck: big discounts, very little snow and gasoline prices falling like a rock....
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Russia will extend car purchase incentive plan

Dec. 3, 2014 10:29 CET

Russia will earmark 10 billion rubles (150 million euros) in 2015 to extend a scrappage program for new vehicle purchases. Russia car sales have been hit by a frail economy struggling under Western sanctions and a weakening ruble....
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Germany's Merkel backs incentives to reach EV goal

Dec. 2, 2014 12:45 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany will need to provide more incentives to meet a goal of having 1 million electric cars on the country's roads by 2020. About 7,600 EVs were sold in Germany last year....
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Setting the stage for a 'huge' December

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Timely automaker Black Friday promotions and a strong economy drove U.S. auto sales higher in November. Look for more of the same this month....
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Thanksgiving deals, trucks lift Toyota

2:15 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s sales rose 3 percent to 183,346 units in November, fueled by demand for SUVs and crossovers....
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Honda sets November record on crossover volume; Acura gains 2%

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

A sustained appetite for big and small crossovers lifted American Honda Motor's sales 5 percent to 121,814 units in November....
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Hyundai falls 4% as small cars tumble

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Hyundai Motor America's November sales fell 4 percent on weak demand for small cars such as the Elantra and Accent....
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Ford warns of more U.S. declines as F-150 ramp-up begins

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Ford lost U.S. market share for a fourth consecutive month in November and warned that its sales would likely continue to decline for at least several months as it ramps up production of the redesigned F-150 pickup....
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Chrysler volume jumps 20% as 11 of 21 models set records

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Chrysler Group set monthly or all-time records for 11 of its 21 vehicles, pushing its U.S. sales up 20 percent in November, with strong increases from Ram, Chrysler and Jeep....
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GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November....
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Nissan slips as older models change over

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014

Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales....
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Discounts, falling gas prices driving Nov. sales higher

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2014

The U.S. auto industry may post its highest November sales volume since 2001, and one forecaster says light-vehicle transaction prices are on pace to reach the highest level ever for a second consecutive month. Year-end clearance sales and the lowest gasoline prices since 2010 are two big factors behind the forecasts....
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Stocks rise; spiffs ahead?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17, 2014

U.S. automakers and dealers added a quarter of a million unsold vehicles to stocks during October. That's normal early in a new model year, but some analysts see automakers preparing to launch year-end incentive flurries....
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Ford offers year-end incentives for dealers to meet sales targets

11:24 am U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2014

Ford, seeking to hit year-end sales goals, rolled out a bonus program that offers dealers a cash bounty for meeting sales targets that some retailers criticize for cheapening the brand....
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Russia may extend car-buying subsidy scheme into 2015

Oct. 25, 2014 06:01 CET

Russia may extend an incentive scheme for new-vehicle purchases beyond this year to help the car industry weather an economic downturn which has caused sales to plummet 13 percent so far this year....
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