Truck Sales

Hail ravages thousands of vehicles at Nebraska, Iowa dealerships

11:25 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
Woodhouse Auto Family, the owner of Woodhouse Ford in Nebraska, known for its Truck Mountain, said it sustained damage to nearly 4,400 of its vehicles Tuesday night as storms pelted the Midwest with baseball-sized hail. The storms hit Woodhouse stores and other dealerships in Nebraska and western Iowa, leading to slashed prices and immediate damage assessments by insurance adjusters....
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Heading to the heart of truck country

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
With its move to Texas, Toyota is not only planting its flag in deep in the heartland but also announcing itself to the epicenter of the pickup market....
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Full-sized pickups outdo U.S. market again in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Full-sized pickups again outperformed the U.S. market in April, surging 12 percent to 171,235 units. Through four months, sales are 6 percent higher at 622,189. On a percentage basis, the Toyota Tundra led the segment in April with sales up 24 percent to 10,217....
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CHINA'S SUV FEVER

Detroit 3 rush to expand SUV lineups in China

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2014
Roughly a decade after the United States, China is going gaga for SUVs. The mantra is more SUVs ASAP, as those vehicles -- including SUVs and crossovers -- rapidly supplant sedans as the most popular segment. The trend bodes well for Detroit-based automakers....
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Re-engineered Ram Power Wagon gets new frame, bigger tires

9:00 am U.S. ET | April 9, 2014
The re-engineered 2014 Ram Power Wagon will use a new frame, bigger tires and a five-link coil suspension to improve on-road performance and off-road ability....
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March sales were even better than they looked

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Retail sales rose 7 percent to overcome a 1 percent decline in fleet volume. And after starting almost as cold as January and February, March's sales pace accelerated in the final two weeks to finish at a seasonally adjusted annual selling rate of 16.4 million, the second highest monthly SAAR since 2007....
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Q1 TALLY

2014's hot and not-so-hot brands, models, segments

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
By the numbers: A look at some of the hot and not-so-hot models, brands and segments during the first quarter of 2014....
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Mercedes’ Sprinter fights notion that it’s unaffordable

2:04 pm U.S. ET | April 4, 2014
The Mercedes-Benz badge may be too fancy for Sprinter van buyers in the United States. So Mercedes has begun advertising the sticker price on the refreshed 2014 Sprinter van to negate its luxury appeal. The move comes as Mercedes attempts to gain market share from rivals by reaching individual and fleet customers who are not accustomed -- or even averse -- to driving a Mercedes-Benz vehicle....
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Chrysler's Ram gains ground on Silverado

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 22, 2014
The side-view mirror of a Chevrolet Silverado contains this warning: "Objects may be closer than they appear."...
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In Minnesota, buy a Ford truck, get a voucher … toward a gun

2:54 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 28, 2014
Buy a new or used Ford pickup and get a voucher toward the purchase of a shotgun at Muscatell Burns Ford in Minnesota....
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Dealers order more than 8,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500s in 3 days

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 18, 2014
Chrysler Group dealers ordered more than 8,000 diesel-powered Ram 1500 pickups in the first weekend that they could do so -- a figure that represents nearly half of the light-duty pickup's normal monthly production....
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A GAME OF STRATEGY

A new era of choice has pickup makers maneuvering for advantage

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
From Ford's lighter aluminum F-150 to General Motors' stylish smaller pickups to Ram's light-duty diesel engine, the industry's dominant truckmakers have all shown their hands. Now what? This year will usher in a new era in the pickup market, with the Detroit 3 following distinctly different paths for their most profitable products....
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Chrysler considers third pickup plant

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Strong demand for Ram pickups has Chrysler Group executives looking at breaking their vows and building an auto plant in North America....
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Small crossover, big pickup segments sizzle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
Small crossovers had a record year in 2013, with U.S. sales surpassing 2 million units for the first time....
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Hyundai-Kia forecast slowest sales growth in 8 years

10:02 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2014
Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors forecast their weakest sales growth in eight years as competition intensifies and the stronger won hampers exports....
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Honda commits to second generation Ridgeline pickup

12:07 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 10, 2013
Despite slow sales, Honda is not giving up on the Ridgeline pickup. Honda said today it will launch an all-new second generation of the Ridgeline within two years....
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Industry rides toward 2014 on a high

4:13 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
Automakers rode generous Black Friday incentives to blistering November auto volume and the strongest selling rate since February 2007. The U.S. industry chalked up sales of 1.24 million light vehicles, an increase of 9 percent from strong year-earlier results. The seasonally adjusted annualized sales rate was 16.4 million, well above October's 15.2 million....
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MIKE COLIAS

3 reasons Chevy expects a revival in small pickups

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Chevrolet's redesigned Colorado debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last week amid plenty of anticipation -- and no small amount of skepticism....
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Chevy pitches V-6 pickups to dealers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
More than 100 Chevrolet dealership product trainers and field reps are tooling around in 2014 Silverados -- all with the 4.3-liter V-6 engine under the hood....
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Ford defends pickup turf as F-series lead widens over rivals

7:20 am U.S. ET | Oct. 17, 2013
Ford, the pickup leader in the United States for more than three decades, will expand its F-series truck line for the 2014 model year to protect a widening lead over Detroit rivals....
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Ford, aiming for more value shoppers, plans F-150 STX SuperCrew for '14

5:57 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 28, 2013
Ford is adding another niche trim level to its lineup of full-sized pickups: the F-150 STX SuperCrew. It is aimed at first-time buyers or value-conscious customers who are returning to the market....
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Big pickups lift 'healthy, stable' industry even higher

4:26 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
With large pickups flying out of dealerships, U.S. auto sales jumped 14 percent to 1.3 million light vehicles in July. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate of 15.7 million dipped from June but still was above any other month since late 2007, signaling continued strength in the recovery....
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Special Report
Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

Fewer bosses, Disney savvy, $2 idea lift stores

A Chrysler Group dealership chain is stripping away layers of management to sell cars faster. A Chevrolet-Cadillac store is enchanting customers through Disney training. Mon., July 21
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