Rebates and incentives
This is no time to get sloppyFeb. 19, 2018
There is a great deal of uncertainty out there and it seems prudent to be conservative. Still, when the car business is bad, I am told, it is still pretty good.
Don't expect Nissan to ditch dealer incentivesFeb. 19, 2018
Just as car dealership sales personnel are offered incentives to increase business, Nissan has offered its dealers incentives to reach higher. And in recent years, they did and sales climbed.
Subaru quarterly operating profit slips, weighed by lower-margin sales, U.S. incentivesFeb. 8, 2018
Subaru reported a slide of more than 4 percent in quarterly operating profit, weighed by sales of lower-margin models and increased discounting in the United States, the Japanese automaker's biggest market.
Nissan profit falls on improper inspections, U.S. discountsFeb. 8, 2018
Nissan reported a halving in quarterly operating profit, weighed by costs stemming from improper final inspection procedures in Japan, and higher discounts in the United States.
LUXURY: Mercedes starts 2018 with clear lead over BMWFeb. 1, 2018
After winning two straight luxury sales crowns, Mercedes-Benz USA is kicking off 2018 with a clear-cut lead in the U.S. luxury market despite a small skid in January.
HYUNDAI-KIA: Weaker car demand hurts results againFeb. 1, 2018
Hyundai-Kia's U.S. sales dropped 6.4 percent in January behind a 16 percent decline in car deliveries. Combined light-truck volume at Hyundai, Kia and Genesis rose 15 percent last month.
HONDA: Weakness from Accord, CR-V, Ridgeline dent resultsFeb. 1, 2018
American Honda sales dipped 1.7 percent in January from the year-earlier period following weak results for the Accord, CR-V and Ridgeline.
TOYOTA: Trucks deliver 'great start' to 2018Feb. 1, 2018
Toyota Motor Sales reported a 17 percent rise in U.S. auto sales last month compared with a year ago on the strength of light trucks and several core sedans across the Toyota and Lexus brands.
NISSAN: Sedans provide extra lift as trucks hit highFeb. 1, 2018
Nissan posted positive results as it continues to work down its inventories of 2017 models, while Infiniti absorbed an 8 percent decline.
VW: Audi pads winning streak to 99 months, VW brand up 5.2%Feb. 1, 2018
VW's U.S. sales rose 5.2 percent in January to 24,744, with crossovers accounting for 52 percent of sales for the sedan-heavy brand.
GM: Fleet, crossovers help keep volume in the blackFeb. 1, 2018
GM reported sales last month of 198,548 cars and trucks, a 1.3 percent increase compared with January 2017.
U.S. sales start 2018 with a gain behind trucks, spiffs, fleetFeb. 1, 2018
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 1.2 percent in January with higher incentives and light-truck demand luring consumers even as severe cold temperatures across large swaths of the country put a chill in some showroom traffic.