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U.S. Auto Sales Continue Hitting The Brakes In July

The U.S. auto market appears to be continuing its sales slow-down. In July nearly every major automaker generated fewer sales than last year, with the U.S. Big Three automakers posting sharp declines. General Motors saw the worst hit last month, with the company reporting 15 percent fewer deliveries than July 2016. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also saw a double-digit decline of…

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Renault-Nissan Outsells VW in First Half of 2017

In what must come with little surprise, Renault-Nissan and VW have been vying to take over Toyota as the world's best selling automobile company. And for the first time, the title belongs to the Renault-Nissan Alliance. In the first half of 2017, the French-Japanese conglomerate sold 5.27 million vehicles to VW Group's 5.115 million. The jump for RNA is largely…

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Ford Outsells GM In May

Every once in awhile the battle between Detroit rivals General Motors and Ford Motor Company does a 180 turn. In May, it happened with the two respective companies U.S. sales numbers, with the Blue Oval outselling GM, but the numbers tell a deeper story. Last month Ford moved 241,126 vehicles, while GM moved only 237,364 vehicles. The 3,762 difference between…

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Hatchbacks On A Comeback

Conventional wisdom has always suggested American's do not fancy the hatchback the way Europeans have for decades. Though that wisdom is now being tested, because hatchback sales are one of the few bright spots in car sales right now, suggesting they're on a bit of a comeback. So far for 2017 compact and subcompact car sales have tanked by about…

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eBay Survey Suggests 63% of Car Buyers Likely to Purchase Online

The results of a new survey conducted by eBay Advertising indicate that 63 percent of respondents are "likely" or "extremely likely" to purchase a vehicle online. As part of the survey, eBay Advertising collected responses from over 1,000 U.S. car buyers between the ages of 18 and 65 who had made their purchase within six months. Data sourced from eBay…

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Volkswagen Outpaces Toyota to Become World's Top Selling Automaker in 2016

Volkswagen AG has emerged as the world's top-selling automaker for the first time in four years following rival Toyota's announcement on Monday that its 2016 sales lagged behind those of the Wolfsburg-based company. Toyota registered global deliveries of 10.18 million vehicles across its Toyota, Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino Motors Ltd brands in 2016, up 0.2 percent over 2015. The Japanese…

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Global Sales of Plug-In Electrified Vehicles Reach Two Million Units

Global deliveries of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) have crossed the two-million unit milestone, with sales through the end of 2016 estimated at 2,032,000 cars and light-duty vans. While PEVs accounted for only 0.15 percent of the 1.4 billion vehicles on the road in 2016, advocates point out that the number is up from 0.10 percent the previous year. Market penetration…

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