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Auto Sales Remain Strong in October

Surging truck sales led Ford, Nissan and Toyota to post sales increases in October. The results yield a similar picture to that of September, which was the best sales month of 2017 for the industry as a whole.  Not all automakers have seen sales increases during October, though. GM and FCA both saw sales fall for varying reasons. Company specific…

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FCA, Ford August Sales Decline, GM Rises

Domestic automakers saw a bit of a mixed-bag when it comes to August sales results. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford Motor Company both posted declines versus August 2016, while cross-town rival General Motors managed to ink a sales increase for the month. FCA is reporting the worst August results, with total deliveries down 11 percent versus last year. The decline…

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Some Automakers Offering Hurricane Harvey Victims Discounts

As parts of Texas and Louisiana begin the process of rebuilding, some automakers are offering discounts for victims of the historic storm. At least three automakers are offering rebates specific to victims of the storm, which are validated by showing an insurance claim form to the dealership. Thus far Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Hyundai and General Motors have announced some form…

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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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