The Truth About Cars » auto sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » auto sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com It’s Time For The Auto Industry’s Calendar To Look Like Yours http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-auto-industrys-calendar-look-like/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-auto-industrys-calendar-look-like/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276553 When is a Gregorian calendar not a calendar? When December 2015 ends on January 4, 2016. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson brought greater attention to the subject of the unnecessarily convoluted auto sales calendar when, in a conversation with Automotive News reporter Amy Wilson, Jackson said, “It’s ridiculous that I have to get on the air and […]

The post It’s Time For The Auto Industry’s Calendar To Look Like Yours appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
When is a Gregorian calendar not a calendar? When December 2015 ends on January 4, 2016. AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson brought greater attention to the subject of the unnecessarily convoluted auto sales calendar when, in a conversation with Automotive News reporter Amy Wilson, Jackson said, “It’s ridiculous that I have to get on the air and […]

The post It’s Time For The Auto Industry’s Calendar To Look Like Yours appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/time-auto-industrys-calendar-look-like/feed/ 13
Minivan Sales Down By Half Over Last Decade, But All Is Well? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/minivan-sales-half-last-decade-well/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/minivan-sales-half-last-decade-well/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271577 Minivan sales in America fell 8 percent to only 513,000 units in 2015, less than half the number of MPVs sold in the United States a decade ago. Yet the number of sales produced by the three biggest players, across four nameplates, are more than healthy enough to suggest Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is wise to reinvest […]

The post Minivan Sales Down By Half Over Last Decade, But All Is Well? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Minivan sales in America fell 8 percent to only 513,000 units in 2015, less than half the number of MPVs sold in the United States a decade ago. Yet the number of sales produced by the three biggest players, across four nameplates, are more than healthy enough to suggest Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is wise to reinvest […]

The post Minivan Sales Down By Half Over Last Decade, But All Is Well? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/minivan-sales-half-last-decade-well/feed/ 59
2002-2015: For 14 Years The Toyota Camry Has Reigned As America’s Best-Selling Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 16:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270577 The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

The post 2002-2015: For 14 Years The Toyota Camry Has Reigned As America’s Best-Selling Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The streak began in 2002 and remains unbroken. Yes, 2002, which began with the Patriots winning the Super Bowl and ended after George W. Bush’s GOP was strengthened during the first mid-term elections of his presidency. The Toyota Camry was America’s best-selling car. And the Camry has topped the best-selling cars leaderboard every year since. […]

The post 2002-2015: For 14 Years The Toyota Camry Has Reigned As America’s Best-Selling Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2002-2015-14-years-toyota-camry-reigned-americas-best-selling-car/feed/ 70
2015’s Most Popular Vehicles in America – Segment by Segment by Segment http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015s-popular-vehicles-america-segment-segment-segment/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015s-popular-vehicles-america-segment-segment-segment/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1264809 American consumers, businesses, and government agencies registered a record-setting 17.5 million new vehicles in 2015. That takes into account more than 2.5 million pickup trucks, half a million minivans, more than 420,000 commercial vans, more than 420,000 subcompact crossovers, and nearly 2.4 million midsize cars. But as SUV/CUV sales increased rapidly, pickup trucks strengthen, and […]

The post 2015’s Most Popular Vehicles in America – Segment by Segment by Segment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
American consumers, businesses, and government agencies registered a record-setting 17.5 million new vehicles in 2015. That takes into account more than 2.5 million pickup trucks, half a million minivans, more than 420,000 commercial vans, more than 420,000 subcompact crossovers, and nearly 2.4 million midsize cars. But as SUV/CUV sales increased rapidly, pickup trucks strengthen, and […]

The post 2015’s Most Popular Vehicles in America – Segment by Segment by Segment appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015s-popular-vehicles-america-segment-segment-segment/feed/ 111
This Is How U.S. Auto Sales Volume Hit a Record High in 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-auto-sales-volume-hit-record-high-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-auto-sales-volume-hit-record-high-2015/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 15:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1257985 Record new vehicle sales volume in 2015 was powered largely by growth in the SUV/crossover category and further strengthening by pickup trucks. Flat car sales and declining minivan volume served to impede U.S. auto sales growth. Prior to 2015, consumers, businesses, and government agencies had not combined to purchase and lease more than 17 million new […]

The post This Is How U.S. Auto Sales Volume Hit a Record High in 2015 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Record new vehicle sales volume in 2015 was powered largely by growth in the SUV/crossover category and further strengthening by pickup trucks. Flat car sales and declining minivan volume served to impede U.S. auto sales growth. Prior to 2015, consumers, businesses, and government agencies had not combined to purchase and lease more than 17 million new […]

The post This Is How U.S. Auto Sales Volume Hit a Record High in 2015 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-auto-sales-volume-hit-record-high-2015/feed/ 44
November 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242521 The U.S. auto industry generated an overall sales increase in November 2015 despite notable decreases at American Honda and Volkswagen Group, and a shorter-than-normal November selling season. So strong were the numbers produced in the lead-up to and during November that analysts and forecasters are all but certain that 2015 will go down as the best year […]

The post November 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The U.S. auto industry generated an overall sales increase in November 2015 despite notable decreases at American Honda and Volkswagen Group, and a shorter-than-normal November selling season. So strong were the numbers produced in the lead-up to and during November that analysts and forecasters are all but certain that 2015 will go down as the best year […]

The post November 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/feed/ 16
Fiat Sales Are Crumbling In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 18:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237417 New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

The post Fiat Sales Are Crumbling In America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
New product is not fueling renewed American interest in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ namesake Fiat brand. The 500X, the latest product added to Fiat’s U.S. lineup, was clearly the brand’s best-selling model in November 2015, but sales at the brand slipped three percent, a modest drop of 82 units. Rewind one year and Fiat’s lineup featured only […]

The post Fiat Sales Are Crumbling In America appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/fiat-sales-crumbling-america/feed/ 138
November Volkswagen USA Sales Enter Free Fall Mode http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-volkswagen-usa-sales-enter-free-fall-mode/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-volkswagen-usa-sales-enter-free-fall-mode/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 20:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234609 Industry-wide auto sales continued to expand in November 2015 despite a calendar quirk which shortened the selling month and a sharp 9-percent decline in passenger car volume. At Volkswagen, however, after the scandal-ridden brand posted somewhat surprising year-over-year increases in September and October, November volume plunged 25 percent. The loss of 7,843 sales compared with […]

The post November Volkswagen USA Sales Enter Free Fall Mode appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Industry-wide auto sales continued to expand in November 2015 despite a calendar quirk which shortened the selling month and a sharp 9-percent decline in passenger car volume. At Volkswagen, however, after the scandal-ridden brand posted somewhat surprising year-over-year increases in September and October, November volume plunged 25 percent. The loss of 7,843 sales compared with […]

The post November Volkswagen USA Sales Enter Free Fall Mode appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/november-volkswagen-usa-sales-enter-free-fall-mode/feed/ 53
October 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/october-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/october-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223553 Surely Volkswagen of America, tarnished by daily revelations related to its September diesel emissions scandal, would report an October sales decrease, right? No, as we discussed earlier this month, incentives and a booming market helped Volkswagen to an October sales increase — of 74 extra sales. In October 2015, industry-wide sales jumped 14 percent to […]

The post October 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Surely Volkswagen of America, tarnished by daily revelations related to its September diesel emissions scandal, would report an October sales decrease, right? No, as we discussed earlier this month, incentives and a booming market helped Volkswagen to an October sales increase — of 74 extra sales. In October 2015, industry-wide sales jumped 14 percent to […]

The post October 2015 Fact Sheet: The U.S. Auto Sales Numbers You Need To Know That You Didn’t Know Already appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/october-2015-fact-sheet-u-s-auto-sales-numbers-need-know-didnt-know-already/feed/ 30
Scion Rising – If iA and iM Help, Imagine What C-HR Could Do http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/scion-rising-ia-im-help-imagine-ch-r/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/scion-rising-ia-im-help-imagine-ch-r/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220153 We haven’t held back our critique of Toyota’s handling of its Scion sub-brand. Though Scion held such promise a decade ago, replacing the hot-selling first-generation xB with a mostly ignored, overweight, second-generation xB was a ticket to failure. Allowing the once-popular tC to linger mostly unchanged and mostly unathletic for more than a decade is akin […]

The post Scion Rising – If iA and iM Help, Imagine What C-HR Could Do appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
We haven’t held back our critique of Toyota’s handling of its Scion sub-brand. Though Scion held such promise a decade ago, replacing the hot-selling first-generation xB with a mostly ignored, overweight, second-generation xB was a ticket to failure. Allowing the once-popular tC to linger mostly unchanged and mostly unathletic for more than a decade is akin […]

The post Scion Rising – If iA and iM Help, Imagine What C-HR Could Do appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/scion-rising-ia-im-help-imagine-ch-r/feed/ 10
Jeep Carries FCA Again, Renegade Near Top Of Subcompact Crossover Heap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/jeep-carries-fca-renegade-near-top-subcompact-crossover-heap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/jeep-carries-fca-renegade-near-top-subcompact-crossover-heap/#comments Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217025 In October 2015, not the first time, Jeep was FCA’s meal ticket in the United States. Little more than one month ago, we discussed the fact that non-Jeep sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ U.S. division were unhealthy at best, particularly given the boom experienced by the industry as a whole. Fortunately for FCA, October was […]

The post Jeep Carries FCA Again, Renegade Near Top Of Subcompact Crossover Heap appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
In October 2015, not the first time, Jeep was FCA’s meal ticket in the United States. Little more than one month ago, we discussed the fact that non-Jeep sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ U.S. division were unhealthy at best, particularly given the boom experienced by the industry as a whole. Fortunately for FCA, October was […]

The post Jeep Carries FCA Again, Renegade Near Top Of Subcompact Crossover Heap appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/jeep-carries-fca-renegade-near-top-subcompact-crossover-heap/feed/ 24
It’s Official And Insurmountable: These Are 2015’s Top Sellers Two Months Early http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/official-insurmountable-2015s-top-sellers-two-months-early/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/official-insurmountable-2015s-top-sellers-two-months-early/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:30:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215057 The Ford F-Series will end 2015 as America’s best-selling truck line and the best-selling vehicle line overall. Yes, there are two months remaining on the calendar, but there will be no unseating of the Ford, which built up a 137,400-unit lead over the second-ranked vehicle over the course of 2015’s first ten months. The F-Series […]

The post It’s Official And Insurmountable: These Are 2015’s Top Sellers Two Months Early appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The Ford F-Series will end 2015 as America’s best-selling truck line and the best-selling vehicle line overall. Yes, there are two months remaining on the calendar, but there will be no unseating of the Ford, which built up a 137,400-unit lead over the second-ranked vehicle over the course of 2015’s first ten months. The F-Series […]

The post It’s Official And Insurmountable: These Are 2015’s Top Sellers Two Months Early appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/official-insurmountable-2015s-top-sellers-two-months-early/feed/ 46
Volkswagen USA Sales Actually Increased In October 2015, Powered By Big Rebates http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-usa-sales-actually-increased-october-2015-powered-big-rebates/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-usa-sales-actually-increased-october-2015-powered-big-rebates/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 17:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211849 Improve. Increase. Rise. Grow. These are all words that can be applied to the status of Volkswagen’s sales in the United States in October 2015. Yes, that Volkswagen. The brand which, it was revealed in late September, was intentionally cheating on emissions tests with four-cylinder diesel engines, powerplants found under the hood of approximately one-fifth […]

The post Volkswagen USA Sales Actually Increased In October 2015, Powered By Big Rebates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Improve. Increase. Rise. Grow. These are all words that can be applied to the status of Volkswagen’s sales in the United States in October 2015. Yes, that Volkswagen. The brand which, it was revealed in late September, was intentionally cheating on emissions tests with four-cylinder diesel engines, powerplants found under the hood of approximately one-fifth […]

The post Volkswagen USA Sales Actually Increased In October 2015, Powered By Big Rebates appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/volkswagen-usa-sales-actually-increased-october-2015-powered-big-rebates/feed/ 27
Ain’t Nobody Buying The Volvo S60 Cross Country http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/aint-nobody-buying-volvo-s60-cross-country/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/aint-nobody-buying-volvo-s60-cross-country/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197394 Sometimes you get it right. Sometimes you get it wrong. And sometimes you get it so wrong we all figure you were just playing a practical joke. Launched just after the arrival of Volvo’s hugely anticipated second-generation XC90, Volvo’s S60 Cross Country is a Swedish/Chinese take on the failed Subaru Legacy Outback SUS. 17 years […]

The post Ain’t Nobody Buying The Volvo S60 Cross Country appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Sometimes you get it right. Sometimes you get it wrong. And sometimes you get it so wrong we all figure you were just playing a practical joke. Launched just after the arrival of Volvo’s hugely anticipated second-generation XC90, Volvo’s S60 Cross Country is a Swedish/Chinese take on the failed Subaru Legacy Outback SUS. 17 years […]

The post Ain’t Nobody Buying The Volvo S60 Cross Country appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/aint-nobody-buying-volvo-s60-cross-country/feed/ 76
September 2015 Fact Sheet: The Numbers You Didn’t Know That You Need To Know http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/september-fact-sheet-numbers-didnt-know-need-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/september-fact-sheet-numbers-didnt-know-need-know/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1194410 September 2015 was a massive month for the U.S. auto industry, as the SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) shot past 18 million sales and year-over-year volume jumped 16 percent. The auto industry marked the end of the third quarter having produced five-percent growth compared with the same period one year ago, making possible the idea […]

The post September 2015 Fact Sheet: The Numbers You Didn’t Know That You Need To Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
September 2015 was a massive month for the U.S. auto industry, as the SAAR (seasonally adjusted annual rate) shot past 18 million sales and year-over-year volume jumped 16 percent. The auto industry marked the end of the third quarter having produced five-percent growth compared with the same period one year ago, making possible the idea […]

The post September 2015 Fact Sheet: The Numbers You Didn’t Know That You Need To Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/september-fact-sheet-numbers-didnt-know-need-know/feed/ 36
Scion Second-Fastest Growing Brand In September; New iA And iM Lead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/scion-sales-jumped-57-september-new-ia-im-lead-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/scion-sales-jumped-57-september-new-ia-im-lead-brand/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187754 The FR-S did not turn out to be Scion’s savior. Doubts regarding the ability of a conventional hatchback and a subcompact sedan — the brand’s first sedan — to rescue a brand that was built on unconventional cars have been expressed in many corners. Yet with the arrival of those two cars, the iA and […]

The post Scion Second-Fastest Growing Brand In September; New iA And iM Lead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The FR-S did not turn out to be Scion’s savior. Doubts regarding the ability of a conventional hatchback and a subcompact sedan — the brand’s first sedan — to rescue a brand that was built on unconventional cars have been expressed in many corners. Yet with the arrival of those two cars, the iA and […]

The post Scion Second-Fastest Growing Brand In September; New iA And iM Lead appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/scion-sales-jumped-57-september-new-ia-im-lead-brand/feed/ 57
Did Volkswagen USA Sales Really Increase In September? Sort Of http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-usa-sales-really-increase-september-sort/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-usa-sales-really-increase-september-sort/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186490 Twelve days after early reports revealed that Volkswagen Of America’s TDI Clean Diesels weren’t so clean after all, Volkswagen reported a one-percent U.S. sales increase for the month of September 2015, the month in which the emissions fraud was revealed. But did Volkswagen’s U.S. volume truly rise? And if so, what kind of extra volume […]

The post Did Volkswagen USA Sales Really Increase In September? Sort Of appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Twelve days after early reports revealed that Volkswagen Of America’s TDI Clean Diesels weren’t so clean after all, Volkswagen reported a one-percent U.S. sales increase for the month of September 2015, the month in which the emissions fraud was revealed. But did Volkswagen’s U.S. volume truly rise? And if so, what kind of extra volume […]

The post Did Volkswagen USA Sales Really Increase In September? Sort Of appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-usa-sales-really-increase-september-sort/feed/ 19
First-gen Volkswagen Tiguan Was Officially a Flop in America – Can New Tiguan Undo Damage? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/first-gen-volkswagen-tiguan-officially-flop-america-can-new-tiguan-undo-damage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/first-gen-volkswagen-tiguan-officially-flop-america-can-new-tiguan-undo-damage/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 16:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176714 Long before Volkswagen tasked itself with overcoming the expenses of a developing dirty diesel scandal and the harm it caused to the brand’s already lackluster image in the United States, Volkswagen Of America was struggling to sell its small SUV during a small SUV boom. Incidentally, that vehicle – the first-generation Tiguan – was never […]

The post First-gen Volkswagen Tiguan Was Officially a Flop in America – Can New Tiguan Undo Damage? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Long before Volkswagen tasked itself with overcoming the expenses of a developing dirty diesel scandal and the harm it caused to the brand’s already lackluster image in the United States, Volkswagen Of America was struggling to sell its small SUV during a small SUV boom. Incidentally, that vehicle – the first-generation Tiguan – was never […]

The post First-gen Volkswagen Tiguan Was Officially a Flop in America – Can New Tiguan Undo Damage? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/first-gen-volkswagen-tiguan-officially-flop-america-can-new-tiguan-undo-damage/feed/ 36
Subcompact Crossover Sales Doubled In August http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subcompact-crossover-sales-doubled-august-subaru-jeep-lead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subcompact-crossover-sales-doubled-august-subaru-jeep-lead/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1172626 Led by the Subaru XV Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade, U.S. sales of subcompact crossovers jumped 104 percent to nearly 43,000 units in August 2015, a year-over-year gain of 22,000 sales. August marked the second consecutive month in which segment-wide sales more than doubled. The addition of new candidates certainly provides a massive boost to the […]

The post Subcompact Crossover Sales Doubled In August appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Led by the Subaru XV Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade, U.S. sales of subcompact crossovers jumped 104 percent to nearly 43,000 units in August 2015, a year-over-year gain of 22,000 sales. August marked the second consecutive month in which segment-wide sales more than doubled. The addition of new candidates certainly provides a massive boost to the […]

The post Subcompact Crossover Sales Doubled In August appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subcompact-crossover-sales-doubled-august-subaru-jeep-lead/feed/ 26
TTAC Wants, America Doesn’t: U.S. Full Size Car Sales Are Plunging http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-wants-america-doesnt-u-s-full-size-car-sales-plunging/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-wants-america-doesnt-u-s-full-size-car-sales-plunging/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1171538 Only weeks after TTAC’s managing editor publicly declared his yearning for a V8-powered Dodge Charger, I was driving the same V6-powered Charger that got Mr. Stevenson’s motor running. His response, the response of a young man whose lifestyle necessitates no firm requirements from his transportation device: I want this car. My response, the response of […]

The post TTAC Wants, America Doesn’t: U.S. Full Size Car Sales Are Plunging appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Only weeks after TTAC’s managing editor publicly declared his yearning for a V8-powered Dodge Charger, I was driving the same V6-powered Charger that got Mr. Stevenson’s motor running. His response, the response of a young man whose lifestyle necessitates no firm requirements from his transportation device: I want this car. My response, the response of […]

The post TTAC Wants, America Doesn’t: U.S. Full Size Car Sales Are Plunging appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-wants-america-doesnt-u-s-full-size-car-sales-plunging/feed/ 105
Cadillac ELR Flop Flopped Even Harder In Floppy August http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-elr-flop-flopped-even-harder-floppy-august/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-elr-flop-flopped-even-harder-floppy-august/#comments Tue, 08 Sep 2015 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1161610 As the U.S. auto industry technically lost a small amount of new vehicle sales volume in August 2015, sales of the unappealing Cadillac ELR plunged 77 percent to the car’s lowest monthly total yet. In fact, August 2015’s collapse of the Volt-based ELR’s sales comes precisely one year after the ELR reached its best-ever monthly […]

The post Cadillac ELR Flop Flopped Even Harder In Floppy August appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
As the U.S. auto industry technically lost a small amount of new vehicle sales volume in August 2015, sales of the unappealing Cadillac ELR plunged 77 percent to the car’s lowest monthly total yet. In fact, August 2015’s collapse of the Volt-based ELR’s sales comes precisely one year after the ELR reached its best-ever monthly […]

The post Cadillac ELR Flop Flopped Even Harder In Floppy August appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/cadillac-elr-flop-flopped-even-harder-floppy-august/feed/ 91
Can Ford Return To The Days Of Selling Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rangers Per Year? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/can-ford-return-days-selling-hundreds-thousands-rangers-per-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/can-ford-return-days-selling-hundreds-thousands-rangers-per-year/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 17:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160586 What if an automobile manufacturer could develop a new product, bring it to market, never substantially update the product, and continue to sell that product at a similar pace year after year? That would be impressive. But Ford could not manage to execute that four-pronged action with the Ranger. Yes, Ford originally developed a Ranger, brought […]

The post Can Ford Return To The Days Of Selling Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rangers Per Year? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
What if an automobile manufacturer could develop a new product, bring it to market, never substantially update the product, and continue to sell that product at a similar pace year after year? That would be impressive. But Ford could not manage to execute that four-pronged action with the Ranger. Yes, Ford originally developed a Ranger, brought […]

The post Can Ford Return To The Days Of Selling Hundreds Of Thousands Of Rangers Per Year? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/can-ford-return-days-selling-hundreds-thousands-rangers-per-year/feed/ 175
Chart Of The Day: July Marks 11 Months On Top For The Honda CR-V http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-july-marks-11-months-top-honda-cr-v/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-july-marks-11-months-top-honda-cr-v/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1133417 Beginning in September 2014, the Honda CR-V began a streak as America’s best-selling SUV/crossover, a streak which has now extended through July 2015. Eleven consecutive months is no mean feat — the Toyota Camry’s current streak as America’s best-selling car is only six months long. The CR-V is strengthening, however. In July, year-over-year volume jumped […]

The post Chart Of The Day: July Marks 11 Months On Top For The Honda CR-V appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Beginning in September 2014, the Honda CR-V began a streak as America’s best-selling SUV/crossover, a streak which has now extended through July 2015. Eleven consecutive months is no mean feat — the Toyota Camry’s current streak as America’s best-selling car is only six months long. The CR-V is strengthening, however. In July, year-over-year volume jumped […]

The post Chart Of The Day: July Marks 11 Months On Top For The Honda CR-V appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-july-marks-11-months-top-honda-cr-v/feed/ 77
Chart Of The Day: Automaker Market Share In America – July 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-automaker-market-share-america-july-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-automaker-market-share-america-july-2015/#comments Wed, 05 Aug 2015 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132857 As the U.S. auto industry’s sales volume grew by more than 5 percent to 1.5 million units in July 2015, General Motors increased its July market share from 17.8 percent in 2014 to 18.0 percent in July 2015. GM says their retail sales jumped 14% last month. Total GM sales were up 6%. Toyota Motor Sales […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Automaker Market Share In America – July 2015 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
As the U.S. auto industry’s sales volume grew by more than 5 percent to 1.5 million units in July 2015, General Motors increased its July market share from 17.8 percent in 2014 to 18.0 percent in July 2015. GM says their retail sales jumped 14% last month. Total GM sales were up 6%. Toyota Motor Sales […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Automaker Market Share In America – July 2015 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/chart-day-automaker-market-share-america-july-2015/feed/ 36
Chart Of The Day: Is There Room In The Middle For GM’s Crossovers? Ford Says Yes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/chart-day-room-middle-gms-crossovers-ford-says-yes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/chart-day-room-middle-gms-crossovers-ford-says-yes/#comments Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:26:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1121393 As General Motors prepares to carve out space in between their best-selling utility vehicle, the Equinox, and their large three-row crossover, the Traverse, Ford reports significant improvement with the launch of their second-generation tweener crossover. U.S. sales of the Ford Edge jumped 44 percent to 40,083 units in the second-quarter of 2015. The May 2015 […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Is There Room In The Middle For GM’s Crossovers? Ford Says Yes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
As General Motors prepares to carve out space in between their best-selling utility vehicle, the Equinox, and their large three-row crossover, the Traverse, Ford reports significant improvement with the launch of their second-generation tweener crossover. U.S. sales of the Ford Edge jumped 44 percent to 40,083 units in the second-quarter of 2015. The May 2015 […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Is There Room In The Middle For GM’s Crossovers? Ford Says Yes appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/chart-day-room-middle-gms-crossovers-ford-says-yes/feed/ 39