Rebates and incentives

Russian new-car sales continue steep decline in January

Feb. 8, 2016 15:45 CET

Russian new-car sales plunged 29 percent last month, extending a collapse from 2015 that is forcing the government to spend billions of rubles more to support the ailing auto industry....
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German gov't, automakers aim for deal by March to boost EV sales

Feb. 3, 2016 11:56 CET

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is pushing for an agreement within the next month together with German automakers to boost electric car sales in the country as demand for EVs fails to take off in the market....
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Germany considers $5,500 incentive for electric cars

Jan. 29, 2016 16:07 CET

German politicians will discuss creating incentives worth up to $5,500 to boost sales of electric and plug-in hybrid cars, and may consider whether automakers could co-finance the new subsidies....
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AMY WILSON

BLOG: Sales reporting transparency? Yeah, right

5:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 28, 2016

After a nearly six-year run, AutoNation will stop reporting monthly sales. Why? “I've given up,” CEO Mike Jackson says....
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Russia's car industry will get new gov't subsidies

Jan. 22, 2016 15:01 CET

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree to provide $631.35 million in government subsidies to the country's troubled car industry....
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BMW trims free service, adds dealer bonus

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

BMW of North America will cut its free scheduled maintenance to 3 years/36,000 miles starting with the 2017 model year and use the savings to pay for a new dealer bonus....
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Germany may offer 2 billion euros in EV subsidies, report says

Jan. 14, 2016 10:56 CET

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel wants to commit two billion euros ($2.17 billion) to encourage more people to buy electric cars by providing government subsidies to consumers, a German newspaper reported....
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GM economist sees another record sales year in 2016

7:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

U.S. auto sales are headed for another record year in 2016, thanks to overall U.S. economic growth, cheap gasoline, job growth and “very, very good” credit availability, GM Chief Economist Mustafa Mohatarem said Wednesday....
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2016 AUTOMOTIVE NEWS WORLD CONGRESS

Industry is plateauing, AutoNation's Jackson warns

4:54 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2016

U.S. auto sales are beginning to plateau even as automakers strive for yet-higher volume, and that could trigger a resurgence of the industry's bad habits, the leader of the nation's largest new-car retailer warned today....
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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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Forecasters see U.S. sales up this year, but softer 2017

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. are cruising towards a new record in 2016, analysts agree, though they add that sales may then soften in 2017. In addition, Tom Webb, Cox Automotive's chief economist, warns of an “unhealthy disregard for the downside risks.”...
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. auto sales break record in 2015

8:15 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven by low gas prices, pent-up demand, widespread credit availability, an increase in leasing and job gains, rose 8.9 percent last month and 5.7 percent for the year....
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Nissan sets records as 4 key nameplates climb

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The Nissan brand rose to record U.S. sales in December and 2015 on the backs of four nameplates -- the Rogue, Sentra, Versa and Murano. The Nissan division tallied 124,207 sales last month, up 18 percent from a year earlier and a December record. Its year ended with a record 1,351,420 sales, up 6.4 percent from 2014....
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Ford posts best sales year since 2006; Lincoln tops 100,000

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Ford achieved its best annual U.S. sales since 2006 and sold more Ford F-series pickups in December than in any other month in the past decade. The Lincoln brand surpassed 100,000 units for the first time since 2008....
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VW slips 9.1% in December; Passat decline offsets Golf, Tiguan

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen of America’s sales fell last month as a major drop in Passat midsize sedan sales offset strong Tiguan compact crossover deliveries. The embattled German brand sold 30,956 vehicles last month, off 9.1 percent from December 2014....
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Trucks lift Toyota, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp. posted its highest December sales ever, and Lexus moved into second place among U.S. luxury brands with its best year in history. The Toyota brand achieved a 4.7 percent gain on the year, while Scion dropped 3.2 percent, its third consecutive year of declining sales....
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GM rises 5.7% in December on pickups, Cadillac surge

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

General Motors' December U.S. sales rose 5.7 percent, as strong demand for pickups and a surge in volume at Cadillac helped push the company's average transaction price to a record high of $37,000....
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Hyundai, Kia deliveries reach all-time highs in U.S.

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

A slightly down December didn't stop the Hyundai brand from having its strongest year to date in 2015 after moving 761,710 vehicles in the U.S., a 5 percent gain from 2014. The news was just as good at stablemate Kia, which tallied its best annual sales ever with 625,818 vehicles....
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American Honda rides trucks to December, annual records

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

American Honda, including Acura brand, set a December U.S. sales record, as sales rose 9.9 percent to 150,893 cars and light trucks. Full-year sales climbed 3 percent to a record 1,586,551....
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Fiat Chrysler wins first Canadian sales title

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won the Canadian auto sales title for the first time in its 90-year history, posting a 1.1 percent gain in sales to 293,061 vehicles, as the industry followed U.S. trends and reported record-breaking sales in 2015....
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BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for second place....
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Subaru sets another U.S. volume milestone with 13% gain in 2015

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Subaru of America set its seventh consecutive sales record last year, selling 582,675 vehicles - an increase of 13 percent over the prior year....
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Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history....
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LINDSAY CHAPPELL

BLOG: How can VW fix this mess? Cash, cash and more cash

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2015

Will anything ever get VW out of the scandalous pit it has thrown itself into? Yes. One thing will for sure: -- cash. A lot of cash....
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HANNAH LUTZ

BLOG: Study finds women are savvy car-lease negotiators

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 16, 2015

Women are savvy car shoppers and capable buyers. A Swapalease.com analysis of about 2,500 consumers showed that women often have lower monthly lease payments than men on similar vehicles....
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