Rebates and incentives

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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SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

GM, Nissan, Chrysler gains propel market to 9% increase

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

U.S. light-vehicle sales -- paced by truck-fueled gains at GM, Chrysler Group and Nissan Group -- rose 9 percent in a September marked by sharp brand advances and a few steep declines. The industry-wide results were just below forecasts and cooler than the scorching rate of sales set in August. Still, they reflect a market coasting toward its fifth straight year of recovery following the 2007-09 recession. The SAAR has topped 16 million for 6 straight months....
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Trucks fly in a 'best we could have expected' September

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

U.S. sales of SUVs, small crossovers and full-size pickups soared in September as cars became a tougher sell. Overall volume rose 9 percent, and a 16.4 million SAAR showed demand remains strong even after the industry put up big numbers all summer....
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Chrysler Group gains on Jeep, Ram volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Chrysler Group sold 169,890 vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase from September 2013, with every brand but Dodge contributing to the company's gains. It was the group's 54th consecutive month of year-over-year increases....
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Toyota trucks carry load amid wait for '15 Camry

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Booming crossover and SUV sales helped Toyota Division eke out its seventh straight monthly sales gain last month, while Lexus continued to gain ground on its luxury rivals....
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Ford sales slip 3% on softer F-series demand, drop in fleet

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Soft F-series pickup sales and a 40 percent cutback in sales to rental fleets pushed Ford Motor Co.'s September sales down 3 percent from a year earlier, to 179,518 units. Overall fleet sales fell 14 percent to 42,878....
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Nissan Division volume jumps 22%

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Good fuel economy and fresh products helped drive Nissan Division to a 22 percent September sales gain, says sales chief Fred Diaz. Nissan is scaling back fleet sales and incentives as consumer demand rises....
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Accord, TLX push Honda ahead of 2013 pace

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

Honda is finally back in the black -- barely. Helped by strong demand for the Honda Accord and Acura TLX sedans, American Honda Motor Co. posted a 12 percent sales increase in September to 118,223 units....
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GM deliveries advance 19%; biggest jump in 3 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2014

GM's sales rose 19 percent in September, its largest year-over-year gain in three years, to 223,437, with full-size pickups accounting for more than half of the increase. GM's fleet sales rose 30 percent, while its total retail sales increased 17 percent. By segment, retail sales declined 1 percent for GM's lineup of cars and crossovers but surged 48 percent for trucks and SUVs....
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Spanish new-car sales up 26% in September

Oct. 1, 2014 11:50 CET

New-car registrations in Spain rose 26 percent in September, the market's 13th consecutive month of growth, as continued support from a government subsidy program helped boost sales....
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SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

Post-holiday sales volume remains strong, analysts say

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

September U.S. auto sales are expected to come in about 10 percent higher than a year ago, according to four analysts' estimates, with no sign of a typical post-Labor Day slowdown. With three months to go, analysts are increasingly confident that total industry sales for the year will reach at least 16.4 million. LMC Automotive and Kelley Blue Book each raised their 2014 forecast to that level today, matching TrueCar and Edmunds.com. That would represent a 5 percent gain from 2013....
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Germany to offer free parking to spur EV sales

Sept. 24, 2014 13:47 CET

Germany will offer free parking and the right to use bus lanes to buyers of electric, fuel cell and some plug-in hybrid cars in a bid to have 1 million EVs on German roads by 2020, up from about 21,000 at the start of the year....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

Sedan-heavy brands also pile on the incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 22, 2014

The guys who stepped up their incentive spending last month are brands that are counting on strong sedan strategies in an era of crossover growth....
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Cadillac, amid U.S. sales slump, mulls more features to hold luxury prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014

Cadillac, hoping to maintain pricing amid a sales slump even as the U.S. luxury market has expanded, may add features such as heated seats to lower-level versions of the CTS sedan to entice U.S. buyers. Cadillac officials are also weighing "significant changes" to the brand's marketing in the first quarter....
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BMW, Audi, Mercedes help boost U.S. car sales with incentives

Sept. 4, 2014 11:44 CET

BMW, Audi and Mercedes all offered generous discounts to U.S. auto buyers in August that helped drive sales to the best month in eight years. Spending by vehicle averaged $4,912 at BMW last month, followed by $4,189 for Mercedes and $3,236 for Audi....
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Canada auto sales rise 8%, set record in August

12:25 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2014

Canadian auto sales raced to an all-time record in August as consumers in the country's most populous province rushed back into the market, helping fuel a 8 percent jump in new vehicle sales, an independent industry analyst said....
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