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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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U.S. Auto Sales Rise 3% in December to Cap Record Year

Rising incentives, continuing demand for light trucks and December gains at General Motors, Honda and Nissan rounded out U.S. auto sales for 2016, with the industry setting a record high for the seventh consecutive year. For the month of December, deliveries were up 3 percent, pushing annual sales to 17,539,052 vehicles, besting the 2015 tally by 56,000 units. The year…

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Honda Threatening to Overtake Toyota in Auto Sales Race in China

Through the first 11 months of 2016, Honda Motor Co has surpassed Toyota Motor Corp as China's No. 3 automaker, outselling its Japanese rival by 14,500 vehicles. November marked the ninth straight month of double-digit volume increases for Honda, with the company closing in on its annual sales target of 1.18 million deliveries. Toyota meanwhile, has fallen 50,000 units short…

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U.S. Auto Sales Up 3.6% to Break November Record

Increased incentive spending and strong demand for trucks paced a 3.6 percent rise in U.S. auto sales for the month of November, with Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota posting gains. Overall, industry volumes reached 1.378 million units, besting a previous record of 1.328 million vehicles from November 2001. Sales of crossovers and pickup trucks jumped 8.6 percent, offset…

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