Rebates and incentives

Spain to extend car subsidy scheme to mid-2016

Nov. 24, 2015 09:47 CET

The Spanish government, facing an election next month, plans to extend a car purchase subsidy scheme that has massively boosted sales until the middle of next year, a source at the Industry Ministry said....
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GM turns to KBB website for targeted incentives

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 23, 2015

General Motors is using Kelley Blue Book’s website to offer consumers targeted incentives, the latest sign that carmakers are keen to integrate their marketing efforts with third-party lead providers....
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Ford CFO says 'Friends' promo not costly

2:24 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 19, 2015

Ford's incentive spending declined slightly in the first few weeks of its year-end “Friends & Neighbors” promotion, evidence that it’s not a profit-damaging blowout sale, CFO Bob Shanks said today....
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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 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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Trucks, deals push U.S. sales up 14%; SAAR hits 18.23 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong truck demand, bigger deals and double-digit gains at Hyundai-Kia, GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, rose 14 percent last month to 1.455 million, putting the industry on track to set an annual record in 2015. The annualized sales rate, 18.23 million, came in just above September's 18.17 million pace. It's the first time the SAAR topped 18 million in back-to-back months since February 2000....
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Volkswagen avoids setback with hefty deals

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

Volkswagen of America, helped by fatter discounts, recorded a tiny U.S. sales gain last month even as its compact car deliveries were gutted by an ongoing sales ban on 2.0-liter diesel models and overall weakness in car demand across the industry....
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BLOG: Will we set a sales record? (Do we want to?)

5:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

I’m calling it early. After a terrific October, I think 2015 light-vehicle volume will top the previous peak in 2000 of 17,395,142 sales....
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Toyota reaps truck boom to record October volume

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Toyota Motor Sales posted its best October ever, riding a wave of light-truck sales to a 13 percent gain in U.S. volume and marking the first time the company surpassed 200,000 deliveries in October....
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Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs

12:30 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said....
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Crossovers, Acura cars deliver record month for American Honda

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

American Honda joined Japanese rival Toyota to post an October U.S. sales record. Honda’s volume of 131,651 vehicles was an 8.6 percent increase over the same month in 2014, and was gleaned from increases by sedans and crossovers....
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Crossovers carry Hyundai to October record

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

After three months in showrooms, Hyundai’s redesigned Tucson is hitting its stride. U.S. sales of the compact crossover doubled to 7,298 in October, narrowing its deficit to the Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester and suggesting Hyundai is poised for growth in a segment in which it has historically struggled. Tucson sales helped the Korean brand to a healthy month, with U.S. sales rising 20 percent to a record 60,005 vehicles....
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Rogue drives Nissan to 12% increase

3:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

The Rogue continues to surprise Nissan as the carmaker scrambles to give dealers more inventory. Rising demand for the compact crossover helped boost Nissan's U.S. sales by 12 percent in October, despite a dip in Altima sedan deliveries as it prepares for a 2016 freshen....
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Strong Jeep, Dodge rebound push FCA volume up 15%

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

FCA’s US sales climbed 15 percent in October on strong SUV sales from Jeep and resurgent sales of its minivans as well as the Dodge brand....
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GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3, 2015

General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models....
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Ford's big promotion: A prelude to a fight?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2015

Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sales event, which runs through Jan. 4, is likely to spark similar offers from rivals, analysts say, closing out 2015 with one of the biggest incentive battles in years. That competition could carry over into 2016, when the industry isn't expecting to see much growth....
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VW brand on track to post slight U.S. sales gain in October, report says

7:46 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 29, 2015

Sales of VW-brand vehicles in the U.S. have grown "slightly" in October, the first full month since the company's emissions scandal broke, two people familiar with the matter said, Reuters reported. VW is offering discounts on new vehicles and other incentives, which have helped offset a ban on 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel models....
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Ford to launch one of its biggest sales since recession

1:00 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2015

Ford plans to start running one of its biggest sales promotions since the recession next week, offering most vehicles at no-haggle prices within about $200 of dealer invoice for the rest of the year....
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Fiat, Ford offer incentives to win sales from VW in Italy

Oct. 5, 2015 15:14 CET

Fiat Chrysler and Ford are offering incentives in Italy to encourage owners of Volkswagen Group models that may be affected by the German automaker's diesel emissions scandal to buy new models from their brands -- but some dealers are skeptical about the campaign....
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VW offers $2,000 loyalty bonus to avert defections

4:15 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 5, 2015

Volkswagen is offering a $2,000 incentive to prevent U.S. owners from abandoning the brand following its violation of diesel emissions tests....
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U.S. sales rise 16% on double-digit gains at Detroit 3, Nissan, Toyota, Honda

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales, propelled by Labor Day promotions, fatter deals throughout the month, low gasoline prices and higher light-truck demand, rose 16 percent in September on double-digit gains at the Detroit 3, Toyota Motor, Nissan Group and Honda Motor. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate surged to 18.17 million....
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BLOG: Look again: VW dropping but industry is rocking

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2015

Take wandering Labor Day out of the sales equation and look at August and September as a single period. No brand was as bad as it looked in August, or as good as it looked in September, especially Volkswagen....
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France will ask VW to repay clean-car aid, minister says

Sept. 30, 2015 16:03 CET

France will ask Volkswagen to refund state subsidies that have been distributed for the purchase of vehicles caught up in VW's diesel-emissions scandal. The call comes as Spain said VW had agreed to return state car-purchase subsidies on vehicles fitted with manipulated software....
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VW could be only major automaker with Sept. U.S. sales decline, analysts predict

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 24, 2015

VW could be the only major automaker to report a U.S. sales decline in what could be the strongest September in 15 years, two forecasts said today. A third forecast said VW would post a gain....
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Sales edge down but SAAR soars to 17.81 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1, 2015

U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.7 percent, far better than projections of a 3.3 percent dip, to 1.505 million in August as consumers shrugged off volatile stock prices and continued to splurge. The annualized pace of sales soared to 17.81 million, the highest rate since July 2005 and the strongest month of the 6-year recovery....
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