Vehicle Sales

GM to launch online portal for low-mileage used cars

8:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

GM plans to launch an online service to sell low-mileage used cars to consumers nationwide, a bid to capture the growing number of car shoppers who prefer to browse digitally....
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Saab owner NEVS signs deal with China's Volinco

Jan. 12, 2016 15:39 CET

National Electric Vehicle Sweden, the company that bought Saab, signed a deal with China Volant Industry for 20,000 electric cars based on Saab's 9-3 sedan model. The deal will allow NEVS to access Volinco's high-tech component suppliers....
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PSA sales gain hit by China slowdown, weak Citroen

Jan. 12, 2016 09:00 CET

PSA/Peugeot-Citroen's global vehicle sales rose by just 1.2 percent last year as a China slowdown and emerging-markets slump almost cancelled out the benefit of a European auto recovery....
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BMW fights off Mercedes to keep luxury crown

Jan. 11, 2016 14:27 CET

BMW retained the title of world's top-selling premium brand last year while Mercedes overtook Audi to claim the No. 2 spot....
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Good sales numbers, but look a bit closer

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

The U.S. auto industry's record 2015 sales total was capped off by a December that seems strong at first glance, but a closer look reveals growing concerns....
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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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VW brand sales fall 8% in Dec., dragging down group result

Jan. 8, 2016 17:31 CET

Global sales of VW brand cars fell by 7.9 percent in December as the automaker's emissions crisis and weak Brazilian and Russian markets affected the marque's performance. VW Group sales dropped by 5.2 percent last month while full-year sales at the 12-brand group fell 2 percent in the first drop since 2002....
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Manheim economist sees used-vehicle prices easing in 2016

3:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

The number of off-lease vehicles slated to hit the market this year is expected to grow by more than 20 percent, but used-vehicle prices will decline only modestly in 2016, predicts Tom Webb, Manheim chief economist....
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Lincoln tallies 11,630 sales in China debut; Ford Motor rises 3%

7:28 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2016

Lincoln today said it sold 11,630 vehicles in China in 2015, the brand's first full year in that country, as Ford's total sales there rose 3 percent to a record 1.1 million....
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In a record year, what was hot (and cold)

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Last year's record U.S. light-vehicle sales were powered by booming crossover, pickup and SUV demand while consumers gave a cold shoulder to most cars. Crossovers were 2015's hottest wheels, with overall sales rising 17 percent year-over-year to 4,337,098 vehicles....
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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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Europe's car sales to rise again; little backlash expected from VW scandal

Jan. 4, 2016 06:15 CET

Europe's car market is set to expand in 2016 for the third straight year driven by a continued recovery of key southern European economies, following a strong 2015 that topped even the most bullish expectations of analysts and forecasters....
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Carfax owner buys Canadian vehicle-history provider for $460 million

11:48 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

IHS said today it has acquired Carproof, a Canadian used-vehicle history provider, for $460 million....
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2015 LISTS OF 10

Hot topics, trends to watch in 2016

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2015

Record certified used-vehicle sales. Strong used-vehicle prices, even amid rising inventory. It was a booming year in the automotive remarketing world in 2015. Here are 10 topics and trends to watch in 2016....
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