Tag: April 2013

By on May 22, 2013

Now that you know everything about the Top 200 best-selling models in the world, it’s time to snap back to April and have a close look to Europe.

Surprise surprise number 1: Sales are up for the first time in 19 months…

Surprise surprise number 2: For the first time since the launch of the nameplate in 1996, the Audi A3 is among the 10 most popular models on the continent.

More detail after the jump…

(Read More…)

By on May 6, 2013

Chevy Cruze in Beijing

While GM’s head-flack Selim Bingol was swearing at Ed Niedermeyer, and that it’s not true that GM is sending its money to China, GM’s Chinese operation again outsold America. GM China sold 261,870 units in April, up 15.3%. In the U.S., GM sold 237,646 in April. In the first four months of the year, GM sold 821,707 vehicles stateside. Meanwhile in China, it sold 1,078,243. (Read More…)

By on May 2, 2013


We already thought Bloomberg might have abandoned its monthly analyst poll. We could not find one for March, and finally found one for April – after a lot of looking.  It would have been a shame if the table would have gone AWOL. This month, the race was extremely tight, and most analysts – at least the ones who had the guts to make forecasts for the D3 and not just for the SAAR – came very close to the actuals. (Read More…)

By on May 2, 2013

The situation in Europe is so desperate that a 5.2 percent drop of French car sales in April gave reason to rejoice. “The plunge seems to be halting after the double-digit declines of previous months,” Francois Roudier, spokesman of the French CCFA industry association, told Reuters. (Read More…)

By on May 1, 2013

April is Detroit month. Strong sales of pickups and crossovers bring double digit gains to Detroit while other brands lag. Final table, courtesy of Automotive New [sub]. (Read More…)

By on May 1, 2013

April sales in Japan were up 1.5 percent in April, with sales of kei cars lagging behind resurging regular cars while imports surprise. (Read More…)

By on April 30, 2013

When automakers report U.S. April sales tomorrow, they will be up strongly for the sixth month in a row. The U.S. auto industry’s annual selling rate will be 15.25 million vehicles in April, according to economists polled by Thomson Reuters. Here is why: (Read More…)

Recent Comments

  • Re: European Review: Peugeot 208 GTi

    Buckshot - The 208 GTI is from 229 000 SEK in Sweden Cooper S is from 215 000 SEK but in reality the Cooper will be more expensive with all its expensive options.
  • Re: Mitsubishi Motors: And Then There Were…

    notferris - Mike, First of all, I commend you on this in-depth piece. If you would allow, I would like to offer some additional information that you, and...
  • Re: Thank You And Goodbye (Sort Of)

    Stef Schrader - I feel as if I just read a group hug (in a good way). I do, however, need to chase these feelings of warm fuzziness up with some footage of explosions, and...
  • Re: Thank You And Goodbye (Sort Of)

    April - Accountability and Civility? Really? Allowing comments which include slurs and questioning others humanity is usually considered beyond the pale by polite society....
  • Re: Junkyard Find: 1959 DeSoto

    bill mcgee - It is hard to imagine the styling sensation that the 1957 Chrysler products were when they were first introduced . I recall at the time ,and I was possibly only...
  • Re: Report: Nissan Scraps Small Truck Plans, Navara Now On For North America

    DenverMike - @Lou_BC – The Tacoma regular cab is one of the fastest selling trucks on the planet, close behind the Tacoma...
  • Re: Reader Review: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

    DeadWeight - Mazda isn’t 50% worse than Honda in this regard (maybe 25% worse, though), and while it’s often stated, tires do make a huge...
  • Re: Thank You And Goodbye (Sort Of)

    msquare - I am very happy to see you at Road & Track. I was wondering who would succeed Peter Egan and I think they found the right person. I came to the web (TTAC,...
  • Re: Thank You And Goodbye (Sort Of)

    MBella - Yeah, not cool Jack. Especially since I’ve never heard Ed say anything but good things about you.
  • Re: Reader Review: 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

    DeadWeight - TTAC hates Saab? I always had the impression that at least the B&B gave Saab credit for doing turbocharged petrol engines properly, and...

New Car Research

Get a Free Dealer Quote


  • Authors

  • Brendan McAleer, Canada
  • Marcelo De Vasconcellos, Brazil
  • Matthias Gasnier, Australia
  • Tycho de Feyter, China
  • W. Christian 'Mental' Ward, Abu Dhabi
  • Mark Stevenson, Canada
  • Faisal Ali Khan, India