Fleet sales jump 16% in October

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 16, 2015

Strong fleet activity helped fuel October's booming U.S. auto sales....
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Toyota FJ Cruiser is scarce, hot and high-priced

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 15, 2015

Toyota sold about 20,000 FJ Cruisers a year on average and about 222,000 all told in the United States. Now that they're not made anymore, they're more popular than ever....
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VW Group sales fall 3.5% as diesel crisis hits core brand

Nov. 13, 2015 15:25 CET

VW Group sales fell by 3.5 percent in October, the first full month after the automaker's diesel crisis erupted, as gains at Audi and Porsche failed to offset declining demand for VW, Skoda and Seat cars....
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VW's global sales fall 5.3% in October amid emissions scandal

10:44 am U.S. ET | Nov. 13, 2015

Global deliveries at Volkswagen AG's namesake passenger-car brand dropped 5.3 percent in October as Europe's largest automaker struggled to contain the fallout from a cascade of emissions-manipulation revelations....
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German gov't denies it will give $5,360 incentive to EV buyers

Nov. 13, 2015 14:29 CET

Germany's transport ministry has denied a report that says the government plans to introduce a buyers' incentive of up to $5,360 for electric cars to encourage the uptake of battery-operated vehicles....
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VW's Seat brand in focus as group seeks cost cuts

Nov. 12, 2015 14:40 CET

Volkswagen has stood by its Seat brand through years of losses, but the spreading diesel-emissions scandal will test the group's loyalty to the Spanish unit as CEO Matthias Mueller seeks to make cuts....
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Audi's October sales growth lags BMW, Mercedes

Nov. 12, 2015 15:57 CET

Audi's vehicle sales rose by 2 percent in October, which lagged BMW brand's 6.3 percent growth in global volume and Mercedes' 10 percent rise in deliveries....
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German luxury brands Porsche, M-B and Mini rule the car-buying process

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

German luxury brands still rule when it comes to satisfaction with the new-car buying process, according to U.S. consumers. Porsche shoved Mercedes-Benz from first to second place in sales satisfaction among luxury brands in J.D. Power's 2015 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. For the sixth straight year, Mini ranks highest among mass-market brands....
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McLaren staffs up in U.S. ahead of 3 key launches

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Luxury sports car manufacturer McLaren has expanded its North American staff by about half ahead of the launch of three new models and an anticipated increase in sales volume next year....
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Fiat will launch Fullback into expanding pickup market

Nov. 12, 2015 12:14 CET

Fiat is joining Nissan and Mercedes-Benz in targeting a growing market for utility vehicles with its Fullback midsize pickup, which is based on the Mitsubishi L200....
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Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia face tough battle against German rivals

Nov. 12, 2015 06:01 CET

The Jaguar XE and Alfa Romeo Giulia will find it tough to win market share from German rivals in Europe's premium midsize class as competition from SUVs slowly shrinks one of Europe's core high-end segments....
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Drop a coin, pick up a used car

6:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2015

Nashville-area car buyers will soon be able to get their used sedan or crossover in much the same way as they buy a bag of chips: by dropping a coin into a vending machine....
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China auto sales rise most in 10 months after tax cut

2:04 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2015

Light-vehicle sales rose at the fastest pace in 10 months after the government cut a tax on purchases, benefiting carmakers like Great Wall Motor and adding to evidence that demand is rebounding in the world's largest auto market after a summer slowdown....
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BMW reports October sales record despite drop in Mini volume

Nov. 11, 2015 10:53 CET

BMW Group vehicle sales increased 4 percent in October to a record monthly high despite a decline at the company's Mini brand....
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Russian car sales plunge 39% in October

Nov. 10, 2015 14:17 CET

New-car sales in Russia fell 39 percent in October, increasing the pace of decline during the country's economic slump....
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VW struggling to keep dealers happy as scandal widens

5:49 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2015

VW's goodwill offer of $1,000 to the owners of cars caught in the company's emissions scandal comes as the company wages a behind-the-scenes effort to soothe another powerful constituency: its U.S. dealers....
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Skoda sales fall nearly 3% as Russia downturn hits hard

Nov. 9, 2015 14:57 CET

Skoda's global vehicle sales fell 2.7 percent in October as a slump in the brand's key market of Russia erased gains in China and Central Europe....
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Continental boosts earnings on Europe, U.S. growth

Nov. 9, 2015 12:03 CET

Continental said its third-quarter earnings rose 11 percent as Europe and the U.S. offset slower growth in China's car market....
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Rising incentives, growing concern

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

U.S. auto sales continue to roar ahead, fueled by pent-up demand, low gasoline prices, new metal and -- increasingly -- rising incentives. By one measure, automakers' incentives are nearing 10 percent of the industry's average transaction price. The trend is raising some concern among analysts....
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Sage advice: Mind people, cash

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2015

U.S. auto sales rocked again in October, but I didn't sense much glee in the dealership folks I met. Their fear: This streak won't last forever....
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Chevrolet begins deliveries of 2016 Camaro

9:34 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

After getting trounced all year in sales by the redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang, Chevrolet began delivering the next-generation Camaro on Saturday....
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Alfa says Giulia design inspired by 156, not 3 series

Nov. 8, 2015 06:01 CET

Design similarities between the Alfa Romeo Giulia and its chief rival, the BMW 3 series, are evident. But Alfa's design chief, Alessandro Maccolini, insists inspiration came from past Alfa models, specifically the 156....
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BLOG: New sales put used sales in the spotlight

10:16 am U.S. ET | Nov. 8, 2015

Selling all the new cars and trucks that U.S. dealers are now moving has to have an impact, sooner or later, on the real cash streams of the retail business -- used cars and repair work....
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Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips in Oct., study finds

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 6, 2015

Thanks to lower gasoline prices and the continued strength of pickup and SUV sales, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in October was down slightly from September, a University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute report said on Thursday....
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Mercedes sales rise 13% in October on China demand

Nov. 6, 2015 12:56 CET

Mercedes-Benz boosted sales by 13 percent to 165,706 in October, buoyed by continued growth in China....
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