Vehicle Sales

Chrysler to idle Viper plant for two months on slow sales

2:13 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Chrysler Group has suspended production of its SRT Viper sport coupe for at least two months because of slow sales.... Read More »

 

Hertz right-sizes fleet, expects more used-car sales to consumers

6:12 pm U.S. ET | March 18, 2014
Hertz Global Holdings has trimmed its rental fleet and expects to sell more of those vehicles, when they're retired from service, directly to consumers at company-owned dealerships, its CEO said Tuesday.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

How I accidentally bought a Jeep, and liked it

2:24 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
I accidentally bought a mint condition 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo a few weeks ago on the Internet. The Grand Cherokee didn't sell on eBay. But I made a low-ball offer for it offline, not expecting it to be accepted. But it was. And that's how I “accidentally” ended up with the Jeep.... Read More »

 

Toyota dominates CR list of best used cars with 11 models

1:03 pm U.S. ET | March 17, 2014
Consumer Reports has named its best used vehicles for the 2004-13 model years, and the Toyota family is a favorite, with 11 vehicles named to the list.... Read More »

 

Cars.com's owners considering sale of Web site business, report says

7:09 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Classified Ventures LLC, the media company backed by five newspaper publishers including Gannett and McClatchy, is working with Moelis to seek a sale of its Cars.com Web site, a person with knowledge of the matter told Bloomberg.... Read More »

 

Forecasts add a dab of caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 10, 2014
Here's a sure sign that executives feel a lot less giddy about prospects for new-vehicle sales than they did a year ago.... Read More »

 

Income tax refunds, easy credit buoy used-vehicle prices

3:16 pm U.S. ET | March 7, 2014
Used-vehicle prices, bolstered by consumers using their income tax refunds to buy used cars and trucks, rose 0.8 percent in February from January and 1.1 percent from February 2013, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index showed today.... Read More »

 

GM assures analysts of pricing 'discipline' amid rising truck discounts

7:24 am U.S. ET | March 6, 2014
General Motors has been ratcheting up discounts on its full-size pickups over the last month, but it is telling Wall Street analysts that it intends to maintain premium pricing and margins on the trucks despite a drop in volume and market share.... Read More »

 

VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET
Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy.... Read More »

 

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Top Nissan exec says automaker on track to pass Toyota in Europe by 2016

March 5, 2014 06:15 CET
Trevor Mann, Nissan's Europe chairman, is counting on the recently launched second-generation Qashqai and the automaker's forthcoming compact hatchback to help the automaker reclaim the title of top-selling Asian brand in Europe by 2016.... Read More »

 

Ford, GM, Renault fear Ukraine crisis may hit key Russian market

March 4, 2014 12:29 CET
Top executives from Ford, General Motors, Renault and other global automakers said they're watching with keen interest the impact on automotive markets from Russia's territorial dispute with neighboring Ukraine.... Read More »

 

Ford, GM, others monitor Russian dispute with Ukraine

6:29 am U.S. ET | March 4, 2014
Top executives from Ford, General Motors, and other global automakers said they're watching with keen interest the impact on automotive markets from Russia's territorial dispute with neighboring Ukraine.... Read More »

 

In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said today, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percent jump in monthly sales.
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher as severe winter weather took a toll. Total sales rose to 95,639 vehicles, with truck demand increasing 4.7 percent and passenger car volume falling 5.9 percent.... Read More »

 

Mercedes pads luxury lead as new models help set February record

3:49 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States last year, extended its 2014 lead with record February sales on the strength of new models.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Sitting out Double Winter

3:28 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Sales are always lousy in January and February. That's regular winter. But this year, at least for the 78 percent of Americans east of the Rockies, it's Double Winter. That's what I've decided to call it. Because all the bad parts of winter have doubled. Double cold. Double snow. Double salt. Double potholes. Maybe triple potholes in Michigan.... Read More »

 

Volvo's car sales rise 5% in February on China, Europe demand

March 3, 2014 15:19 CET
Volvo's global car sales rose 5 percent in February, the eighth consecutive month of growth for the carmaker. Strong gains in Europe and China helped offset an 18 percent fall in U.S. demand.... Read More »

 

Dealership profits keep soaring

12:01 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
The auto retail business is red hot and getting hotter as dealership profits continue to rise.... Read More »

 

Report: CPO sales could double in 3-5 years

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 24, 2014
U.S. new-vehicle sales slipped in January, but certified used-vehicle sales ushered in the new year with double-digit percentage increases.... Read More »

 

ADESA to open more online auctions to more dealers

3:27 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 20, 2014
ADESA, the nation's second largest auto-auction company, this year will focus on building online auctions that are open to all dealers, its parent company's top executive said.... Read More »

 

Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

5:21 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2014
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in revenue last year, even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent as the automaker cut production to maintain exclusivity.... Read More »

 

Ferrari posts record 2013 revenue despite lower deliveries

Feb. 19, 2014 11:21 CET
Ferrari posted a 5 percent rise in 2013 revenue to a record 2.3 billion euros ($3.15 billion), even as deliveries of its supercars fell 5 percent to 6,922 units.... Read More »

 

U.S. dealership count remains flat, throughput soars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
The number of dealerships in the United States last year remained relatively flat, with pockets of increases. But with a recovering economy driving sales higher, the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership surged, according to a study released today by Urban Science.... Read More »

 

Supply soars; is there a glut of vehicles?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
As the auto industry's average days supply of unsold vehicles on Feb. 1 soared after unusually harsh January weather, so did calls for manufacturers to cut production.... Read More »

 

KEITH CRAIN

Selling cars today takes a lot of work

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Once upon a time, selling cars was a fairly straightforward process. Those days are gone forever. Today, there are people from 18 to 80 buying cars, and they all have different needs, which require entirely different sales approaches and processes.... Read More »

 

Fleet sales hit the skids, haul down Jan. volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Blame fleet flop, not snow slop, for January's disappointing auto sales. After U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 3 percent in January, most automakers blamed lousy weather that kept shoppers from showrooms.... Read More »

 

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