The Truth About Cars » Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: April 2016 YTD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/u-s-auto-sales-brand-brand-results-april-2016-ytd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/u-s-auto-sales-brand-brand-results-april-2016-ytd/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335338 The U.S. auto industry once again reported gains in excess of three percent in April 2016, thanks to significant improvements at Honda, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. General Motors continued to de-emphasize fleet sales. FCA continued to emphasize incentive spending, with TrueCar pegging their average April incentive per vehicle at a hair under $4,000. Only […]

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The U.S. auto industry once again reported gains in excess of three percent in April 2016, thanks to significant improvements at Honda, Nissan, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. General Motors continued to de-emphasize fleet sales. FCA continued to emphasize incentive spending, with TrueCar pegging their average April incentive per vehicle at a hair under $4,000. Only […]

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BMW i Models Branch Out While Executives Take Off http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/bmw-i-models-branch-out-while-executives-take-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/bmw-i-models-branch-out-while-executives-take-off/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 18:35:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1336026 BMW’s electric car sub-brand is growing, thanks to new and upgraded models, but its management ranks are shrinking as executives flee to a Chinese startup. Three top names, including the program’s head, were lured to China’s Future Mobility Corp. this year, Automotive News Europe reports, while sales dropped by nearly a quarter in the first three […]

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BMW’s electric car sub-brand is growing, thanks to new and upgraded models, but its management ranks are shrinking as executives flee to a Chinese startup. Three top names, including the program’s head, were lured to China’s Future Mobility Corp. this year, Automotive News Europe reports, while sales dropped by nearly a quarter in the first three […]

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Ford Crowns Itself V6 Torque King, Debuts Next-Generation EcoBoost Engine http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/ford-crowns-itself-v6-torque-king-debuts-next-generation-ecoboost-engine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/ford-crowns-itself-v6-torque-king-debuts-next-generation-ecoboost-engine/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 17:30:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335946 Ford Motor Company didn’t want an opportunity to claim bragging rights to pass by, so it sent its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in for a massage. The result was a torque (eco)boost of 30 pounds-feet, raising the engine’s output to 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. That places Ford’s F-150 ahead of its closest full-size six-cylinder competitor, […]

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Ford Motor Company didn’t want an opportunity to claim bragging rights to pass by, so it sent its 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine in for a massage. The result was a torque (eco)boost of 30 pounds-feet, raising the engine’s output to 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft. That places Ford’s F-150 ahead of its closest full-size six-cylinder competitor, […]

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Sergio Takes the Helm at Ferrari; Confirms Record Profits and a LaFerrari Spider http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/sergio-takes-the-helm-at-ferrari-company-reports-record-profits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/sergio-takes-the-helm-at-ferrari-company-reports-record-profits/#comments Tue, 03 May 2016 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335362 Sergio Marchionne added another CEO title to his résumé yesterday, taking control of Ferrari, where the Fiat-Chrysler head already served as chairman. He replaces former CEO Amedeo Felisa, who retired after 26 years with the company. Felisa remains on the independent automaker’s board of directors, where he will serve as a technical advisor. Marchionne now has […]

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Sergio Marchionne added another CEO title to his résumé yesterday, taking control of Ferrari, where the Fiat-Chrysler head already served as chairman. He replaces former CEO Amedeo Felisa, who retired after 26 years with the company. Felisa remains on the independent automaker’s board of directors, where he will serve as a technical advisor. Marchionne now has […]

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Let Your Fingers do the Blocking: Craigslist’s Paranoid Plate Appendages http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/let-your-fingers-do-the-blocking-craigslists-paranoid-plate-appendages/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/let-your-fingers-do-the-blocking-craigslists-paranoid-plate-appendages/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335250 TTAC commenter Piston Slap Yo Mamma has given us a great gift. While perusing used cars on his local Craigslist site, he noticed a trend occurring in the vehicle images. Fingers. Lots of them. Obscuring license plates. Possibly, revealing more about the driver than the plate itself. So numerous were these crooked appendages, often topped […]

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TTAC commenter Piston Slap Yo Mamma has given us a great gift. While perusing used cars on his local Craigslist site, he noticed a trend occurring in the vehicle images. Fingers. Lots of them. Obscuring license plates. Possibly, revealing more about the driver than the plate itself. So numerous were these crooked appendages, often topped […]

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Volkswagen Won’t Quit the U.S. Consumer, Because Love is Stronger Than Diesel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/volkswagen-wont-quit-the-u-s-consumer-because-love-is-stronger-than-diesel/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 17:45:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335194 They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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They’re on a little break right now, but Volkswagen plans to saunter back to America’s door, flowers and chocolates in hand. As the diesel emissions scandal plods along to its buyback conclusion, the automaker plans to woo U.S. buyers with desirable products and a less confusing brand strategy, Automotive News reports. Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess […]

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Marchionne Straddles the World, Shouting ‘Jeeps for Everyone!’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/marchionne-straddles-the-world-shouting-jeeps-for-everyone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/marchionne-straddles-the-world-shouting-jeeps-for-everyone/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 16:45:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1335122 The Jeep brand is Fiat-Chrysler’s biggest money maker, so it’s no wonder that CEO Sergio Marchionne is scattering factories around the world like a sailor’s offspring. The company’s head honcho outlined his business plan for the brand in an interview published by Automotive News, and it involves no longer having to make a “Sophie’s Choice” […]

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The Jeep brand is Fiat-Chrysler’s biggest money maker, so it’s no wonder that CEO Sergio Marchionne is scattering factories around the world like a sailor’s offspring. The company’s head honcho outlined his business plan for the brand in an interview published by Automotive News, and it involves no longer having to make a “Sophie’s Choice” […]

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Journalist Prods Elon Musk Into Closing the Model 3’s Bulk Order Loophole http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/journalist-prods-elon-musk-into-closing-the-model-3s-bulk-order-loophole/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/journalist-prods-elon-musk-into-closing-the-model-3s-bulk-order-loophole/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334930 Like a sign next to the egg roll pit at a Chinese buffet, Tesla’s “two Model 3s per person” rule could have been ignored by hungry customers. Tesla founder Elon Musk had to go on the defensive recently after a financial journalist reserved 20 units of the upcoming 215-mile electric sedan, Automotive News reports. Anton […]

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Like a sign next to the egg roll pit at a Chinese buffet, Tesla’s “two Model 3s per person” rule could have been ignored by hungry customers. Tesla founder Elon Musk had to go on the defensive recently after a financial journalist reserved 20 units of the upcoming 215-mile electric sedan, Automotive News reports. Anton […]

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Cadillac Tops 247WallSt.com’s ‘Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy’ List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/#comments Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334714 American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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Mini Boss Doesn’t Want to Sully the Brand With an Icky Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mini-boss-doesnt-want-to-sully-the-brand-with-an-icky-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/mini-boss-doesnt-want-to-sully-the-brand-with-an-icky-sedan/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:00:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334386 Mini needs a fifth core model that stays true to the brand’s heritage while drawing in more customers, but the man in charge of the brand doesn’t like sedans. Unless a previously unknown model crawls out of Mini’s history, one side of the dilemma will have to give up ground. Ralph Mahler, Mini’s vice-president of […]

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Mini needs a fifth core model that stays true to the brand’s heritage while drawing in more customers, but the man in charge of the brand doesn’t like sedans. Unless a previously unknown model crawls out of Mini’s history, one side of the dilemma will have to give up ground. Ralph Mahler, Mini’s vice-president of […]

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Acura Takes a Sepia-Toned Selfie With its BFF, the Millennial Car Buyer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-takes-a-sepia-toned-selfie-with-its-bff-the-millennial-car-buyer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/acura-takes-a-sepia-toned-selfie-with-its-bff-the-millennial-car-buyer/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 19:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334290 Acura is turning 30, and to celebrate, it’s turning its attention away from the yuppy Gen-Xers who first discovered the brand to the hopeful, car-buying Millennials of today. It’s not pandering for vehicle sales, it’s a relationship, see? Honda’s luxury marque just launched a marketing campaign that seems perfectly designed to lure in the largest-growing […]

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Acura is turning 30, and to celebrate, it’s turning its attention away from the yuppy Gen-Xers who first discovered the brand to the hopeful, car-buying Millennials of today. It’s not pandering for vehicle sales, it’s a relationship, see? Honda’s luxury marque just launched a marketing campaign that seems perfectly designed to lure in the largest-growing […]

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Top-Down Pricing: 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Starts at $25,990 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/top-down-pricing-2017-fiat-124-spider-starts-at-24995/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334162 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced pricing on the 2017 Fiat 124 Spider, touting it as America’s least expensive turbocharged convertible. With an MSRP of $24,995 (plus $995 destination), the Spider tops the base price of its platform mate — the Mazda MX-5 Miata — by $255. Luxury (“Luzzo”) models will go for $28,490, while the performance-oriented […]

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Ford Transit Is America’s Best-Selling Van, Minivans Included http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-transit-americas-best-selling-van-minivans-included/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ford-transit-americas-best-selling-van-minivans-included/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333362 The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van in March 2016 and the first-quarter of 2016, full stop. Not just the best-selling full-size commercial van. Not just the best-selling commercial van overall. The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van, besting all of its direct rivals as well as each and every minivan. Much has been made […]

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The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van in March 2016 and the first-quarter of 2016, full stop. Not just the best-selling full-size commercial van. Not just the best-selling commercial van overall. The Ford Transit was America’s best-selling van, besting all of its direct rivals as well as each and every minivan. Much has been made […]

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Volkswagen Isn’t Selling any Brands Just Yet, But it’s Still Their ‘Plan B’ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-isnt-selling-any-brands-just-yet-but-it-remains-plan-b/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333138 Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Rival automakers salivating at the thought of snapping up a castoff from Volkswagen’s brand portfolio will have to sit and wait. Amid grim fourth-quarter financial data and ongoing expenses linked to the diesel emissions scandal, the company is standing by its assets, but admits they might have to jettison some if unexpected expenses crop up. […]

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Ford’s in the Money: Automaker Posts Record Profits Because You Love Trucks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fords-money-automaker-posts-record-profits-love-trucks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fords-money-automaker-posts-record-profits-love-trucks/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333162 News from Dearborn this morning will please recent purchasers of F-150s, Transits, and Fiestas — Ford Motor Company is absolutely on fire financially, earning $2.5 billion in a very large first quarter. Ford’s pre-tax profit of $3.8 billion was a record for the company. Net income at the Glass House more than doubled from last year’s $1.2 billion, translating into […]

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News from Dearborn this morning will please recent purchasers of F-150s, Transits, and Fiestas — Ford Motor Company is absolutely on fire financially, earning $2.5 billion in a very large first quarter. Ford’s pre-tax profit of $3.8 billion was a record for the company. Net income at the Glass House more than doubled from last year’s $1.2 billion, translating into […]

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The $100,000 Pickup Truck is Real, and You Have Dealers and the Aftermarket to Thank For It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331250 The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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Fiat-Chrysler Earnings Rise Sharply; Ram Production Coming to Sterling Heights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fiat-chryslers-earnings-rise-sharply-ram-production-coming-to-sterling-heights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/fiat-chryslers-earnings-rise-sharply-ram-production-coming-to-sterling-heights/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331714 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has a good morning today, after FCA announced boosted profit and earnings spurred by healthy sales in the U.S. and Europe. First quarter net profits were up from just above the break-even point a year ago to 451 million euros ($539.4 million), according to The Detroit News, with pre-tax […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has a good morning today, after FCA announced boosted profit and earnings spurred by healthy sales in the U.S. and Europe. First quarter net profits were up from just above the break-even point a year ago to 451 million euros ($539.4 million), according to The Detroit News, with pre-tax […]

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“Too Bad About That Old Diesel, Can I Interest You in Something New?” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/too-bad-about-that-old-diesel-can-i-interest-you-in-something-new/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:30:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331162 Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Will Volkswagen TDI owners who opt for a buyback be soured on the brand, or can they be lured into a new model? It’s a big question for dealers, who could stand to benefit from the dealership traffic they’ll see when Volkswagen’s buyback program gets up and running later this year. The fate of hundreds […]

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Volvo’s New XC90 Is Soaring; Other Volvos Are Tanking http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330841 We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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GM Profits Soar, and Volkswagen is the Anti-GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/gm-profits-soar-and-volkswagen-is-the-anti-gm/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 20:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330377 There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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There’s happy faces inside the Renaissance Center today. General Motors saw its first-quarter pretax profit rise 28 percent, despite continuing trouble in foreign markets, Automotive News has reported. A net income of $1.95 billion means investors will reap $32.66 a share, a 1.5 percent increase. Revenue was up four percent in the first quarter, at $37.27 billion. […]

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Meow, Nissan: Automaker Slaps Tesla in New Leaf Ad http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/meow-nissan-automaker-slaps-tesla-in-new-leaf-ad/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/meow-nissan-automaker-slaps-tesla-in-new-leaf-ad/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330017 Nissan is trying to play Tesla’s lengthy Model 3 waiting list to its advantage. A print ad that landed in the country’s most-read newspapers this morning is playing up the Model 3’s wait times, according to Automotive News, and encouraging EV buyers to go the faster route by buying a Leaf. There’s nothing subtle about […]

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Nissan is trying to play Tesla’s lengthy Model 3 waiting list to its advantage. A print ad that landed in the country’s most-read newspapers this morning is playing up the Model 3’s wait times, according to Automotive News, and encouraging EV buyers to go the faster route by buying a Leaf. There’s nothing subtle about […]

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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid ‘Let’s Give This Another Shot’ Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2017-honda-accord-hybrid-lets-give-this-another-shot-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2017-honda-accord-hybrid-lets-give-this-another-shot-edition/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329145 After a brief hiatus, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back, and it’s feeling good about itself. It thinks you’ll feel good about it, too. Arriving this spring as a 2017 model, the Accord Hybrid hopes to capture more customers this time around. The previous generation proved to be something of a Jekyll-and-Hyde affair, with reviewers […]

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After a brief hiatus, the Honda Accord Hybrid is back, and it’s feeling good about itself. It thinks you’ll feel good about it, too. Arriving this spring as a 2017 model, the Accord Hybrid hopes to capture more customers this time around. The previous generation proved to be something of a Jekyll-and-Hyde affair, with reviewers […]

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Why Aren’t Americans Buying Mazdas? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/arent-americans-arent-buying-mazdas-reasons-every-current-mazda/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/arent-americans-arent-buying-mazdas-reasons-every-current-mazda/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327801 Through the first-quarter of 2016, U.S. auto sales volume grew 3 percent compared with the same period in record-setting 2015. Mazda’s U.S. sales have fallen 17 percent, a meaningful decline of 13,399 sales over the course of only three months. Something isn’t clicking for Mazda. Mazda’s shrinking passenger car lineup is down 23 percent, a loss […]

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Through the first-quarter of 2016, U.S. auto sales volume grew 3 percent compared with the same period in record-setting 2015. Mazda’s U.S. sales have fallen 17 percent, a meaningful decline of 13,399 sales over the course of only three months. Something isn’t clicking for Mazda. Mazda’s shrinking passenger car lineup is down 23 percent, a loss […]

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Volkswagen Won’t Even Look at its First-Quarter Earnings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volkswagen-wont-even-look-at-its-first-quarter-earnings/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:30:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327753 Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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Nope. Nuh-uh. Not gonna do it. That was Volkswagen’s reaction to the idea of publishing its first-quarter results on time, according to Automotive News Europe, meaning the automaker’s current financial standing will be unknown until May 31. The beleaguered company has bigger things to deal with in the near term — mainly, meeting the U.S. government’s […]

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Green Giant: Buick LaCrosse Hybrid has Smoggy China in its Sights http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-giant-buick-lacrosse-hybrid-has-smoggy-china-in-its-sights/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/green-giant-buick-lacrosse-hybrid-has-smoggy-china-in-its-sights/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327417 The Beijing Motor Show begins next week, but Buick couldn’t wait a minute longer. At yesterday’s 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai (was there a parade?), the automaker rolled out its LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), a model tailor-made for the Chinese market. China loves Buicks, and Buick loves them right back, so much so that […]

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The Beijing Motor Show begins next week, but Buick couldn’t wait a minute longer. At yesterday’s 2016 Buick Day event in Shanghai (was there a parade?), the automaker rolled out its LaCrosse Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV), a model tailor-made for the Chinese market. China loves Buicks, and Buick loves them right back, so much so that […]

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