The Truth About Cars » car sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » car sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Round-up: Kia’s Big Show, Porsche’s Diesel Fix and Müller Says VW Just Misunderstood The Law, You Guys http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ttac-news-round-kias-big-show-porsches-diesel-fix-muller-says-vw-just-misunderstood-law-guys/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265769 Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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Porsche’s CEO is confident that the fix for their 3-liter diesel Cayennes will be approved by regulators, which is more than Volkswagen can say at the moment. That, Kia’s big Detroit show, GM’s plan to sell cars online and Volkswagen CEO has a momentarily lapse of logic … after the break! Porsche’s 3-liter fix is in, probably […]

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The 13 Auto Brands Which Reported Record U.S. Auto Sales In 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/13-auto-brands-reported-record-u-s-auto-sales-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/13-auto-brands-reported-record-u-s-auto-sales-2015/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259673 As the American auto industry soared past 2014’s output on the way to a record-setting year of new vehicle sales volume, the rising tide did not lift all boats. Smart, Bentley, Dodge, Maserati, Jaguar, Fiat, Volkswagen, Scion, and Buick all sold fewer vehicles in 2015 than in 2014. The year-over-year rate of growth produced by […]

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As the American auto industry soared past 2014’s output on the way to a record-setting year of new vehicle sales volume, the rising tide did not lift all boats. Smart, Bentley, Dodge, Maserati, Jaguar, Fiat, Volkswagen, Scion, and Buick all sold fewer vehicles in 2015 than in 2014. The year-over-year rate of growth produced by […]

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Toyota: The Car Sales Party Will Go On For 2 More Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-car-sales-party-will-go-2-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/toyota-car-sales-party-will-go-2-years/#comments Thu, 03 Dec 2015 21:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1235113 Executives at Toyota say they expect extraordinary car sales to continue for two more years — although they may not be record-breaking years — before the industry finally slows from its current pace, Bloomberg reported (via Detroit News). Low gas prices and a better economy will lead automakers to nearly 18 million car sales this year, which could […]

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Executives at Toyota say they expect extraordinary car sales to continue for two more years — although they may not be record-breaking years — before the industry finally slows from its current pace, Bloomberg reported (via Detroit News). Low gas prices and a better economy will lead automakers to nearly 18 million car sales this year, which could […]

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Analyst: Car Sales May Peak By 2017, Rising Rates Could Impact Buyers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/analyst-car-sales-may-peak-2017-rising-rates-impact-buyers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/analyst-car-sales-may-peak-2017-rising-rates-impact-buyers/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 17:30:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1196090 (Updated with comment from GoodCarBadCar’s Tim Cain) Analysts at IHS Automotive says car sales may be nearing its peak and automakers may expect a downturn in sales by 2017 due to rising interest rates, Automotive News reported. Strong demand for auto loans is starting to wane, banks are reporting, and a pending federal interest rate hike […]

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(Updated with comment from GoodCarBadCar’s Tim Cain) Analysts at IHS Automotive says car sales may be nearing its peak and automakers may expect a downturn in sales by 2017 due to rising interest rates, Automotive News reported. Strong demand for auto loans is starting to wane, banks are reporting, and a pending federal interest rate hike […]

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Auto Loans Top $1T; Sub-prime Loans Grow 10 Percent Over 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/auto-loans-top-1t-sub-prime-loans-grow-10-percent-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/auto-loans-top-1t-sub-prime-loans-grow-10-percent-2014/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 21:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138674 Credit-reporting agency Equifax says that as of June 2015 more than $1 trillion has been loaned or leased in the United States. The total dollar amount is 10.5 percent higher than last year. The average loan amount is $20,800, which is a 3.65 percent increase over last year, and the average sub-prime loan is $18,200. Sub-prime […]

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Credit-reporting agency Equifax says that as of June 2015 more than $1 trillion has been loaned or leased in the United States. The total dollar amount is 10.5 percent higher than last year. The average loan amount is $20,800, which is a 3.65 percent increase over last year, and the average sub-prime loan is $18,200. Sub-prime […]

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This Year Could Be the Biggest Car-buying Year in 15 Years http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/year-biggest-car-buying-year-15-years/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/year-biggest-car-buying-year-15-years/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1137538 Automakers could sell more than 17 million new cars and trucks in the U.S. this year, approaching the sales record set in 2000 of 17.4 million, Automotive News is reporting. Analysts raised their forecasts after a strong July for automakers and new cars that will be reaching showrooms in high-selling segments by the end of the […]

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Automakers could sell more than 17 million new cars and trucks in the U.S. this year, approaching the sales record set in 2000 of 17.4 million, Automotive News is reporting. Analysts raised their forecasts after a strong July for automakers and new cars that will be reaching showrooms in high-selling segments by the end of the […]

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Record Sales Pace Partially Fueled by Record Incentives http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/record-sales-pace-partially-fueled-record-incentives/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/record-sales-pace-partially-fueled-record-incentives/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 19:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1106289 The Detroit Bureau is reporting that even though June was a record sales month for many automakers, many of those sales were partly fueled with record incentives from the manufacturer. Buyers could get up to $8,000 knocked of the price of a Kia K900 or up to $7,000 off of Ford hybrids or electric cars — […]

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The Detroit Bureau is reporting that even though June was a record sales month for many automakers, many of those sales were partly fueled with record incentives from the manufacturer. Buyers could get up to $8,000 knocked of the price of a Kia K900 or up to $7,000 off of Ford hybrids or electric cars — […]

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Chart Of The Day: GM’s Gradual Car Sales Decrease http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/chart-day-gms-gradual-car-sales-decrease/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/chart-day-gms-gradual-car-sales-decrease/#comments Sat, 14 Mar 2015 12:48:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020753 GM passenger car volume decreased 15% through the first two months of 2015 in the United States, tumbling by more than 18,000 units, or 21%, in February alone. With vastly improved U.S. pickup truck volume, steadily growing full-size SUV sales, and growth from the brand’s crossovers, GM was easily able to overcome the car deficit […]

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GM passenger car volume decreased 15% through the first two months of 2015 in the United States, tumbling by more than 18,000 units, or 21%, in February alone. With vastly improved U.S. pickup truck volume, steadily growing full-size SUV sales, and growth from the brand’s crossovers, GM was easily able to overcome the car deficit […]

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January 2015 Sales: Buick’s Cars Bring The Brand Down http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/january-2015-sales-buicks-cars-bring-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/january-2015-sales-buicks-cars-bring-brand/#comments Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=993906 Rough starts do not invariably lend credence to the belief that 2015 will be full of doom and gloom. Although January accounts for 8.5% of a calendar year, the month was responsible for just 6.7% of all new vehicle sales in 2013; only 6.1% of all new vehicle sales in 2014. For a number of […]

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Rough starts do not invariably lend credence to the belief that 2015 will be full of doom and gloom. Although January accounts for 8.5% of a calendar year, the month was responsible for just 6.7% of all new vehicle sales in 2013; only 6.1% of all new vehicle sales in 2014. For a number of […]

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Chart Of The Day: Cars vs. Light Trucks Over The Last Decade http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/chart-day-cars-vs-light-trucks-last-decade/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/chart-day-cars-vs-light-trucks-last-decade/#comments Sat, 31 Jan 2015 13:50:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=991330 After selling in virtually identical numbers in 2013, light truck sales in the United States overtook car sales in 2014 for the first time since 2011. Light trucks, a category which encompasses everything from pickups and body-on-frame SUVs to minivans and commercial vans to SUVs and very car-like crossovers, accounted for 52% of U.S. new […]

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After selling in virtually identical numbers in 2013, light truck sales in the United States overtook car sales in 2014 for the first time since 2011. Light trucks, a category which encompasses everything from pickups and body-on-frame SUVs to minivans and commercial vans to SUVs and very car-like crossovers, accounted for 52% of U.S. new […]

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Tesla’s Tanking U.S. Sales And The World Of Automakers Falsifying Sales Numbers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/teslas-tanking-u-s-sales-world-automakers-falsifying-sales-numbers/#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=958665 The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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The auto journo world is in a tizzy because electric automaker Tesla refuses to post its car sales numbers on a monthly basis and the numbers they do divulge are suspicious as they are without detail and they vary widely from actual registration numbers. Our friends at Jalopnik ranted about it last week, calling on Tesla to start […]

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Lower Fuel Prices Not Slowing U.S. Car Sales At BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/lower-fuel-prices-not-slowing-u-s-car-sales-bmw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/lower-fuel-prices-not-slowing-u-s-car-sales-bmw/#comments Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:01:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=958529 Passenger car sales in the United States are up just 1% as the overall industry has grown more than 5% through the first eleven months of 2014. America’s two best-selling premium brands, however, are enjoying more encouraging passenger car numbers in 2014. Quickly decreasing fuel prices are not, as of yet, slowing car volume at BMW […]

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Passenger car sales in the United States are up just 1% as the overall industry has grown more than 5% through the first eleven months of 2014. America’s two best-selling premium brands, however, are enjoying more encouraging passenger car numbers in 2014. Quickly decreasing fuel prices are not, as of yet, slowing car volume at BMW […]

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Nissan Defies Trends, Keeps Selling More Cars In America http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/nissan-defies-trends-keeps-selling-cars-america/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/nissan-defies-trends-keeps-selling-cars-america/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:09:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=944801 In the steadily growing U.S. new vehicle market, car sales have increased just 1% through the first ten months of 2014. Nissan, however, says their car sales have grown 15.5% in 2014, surging forward by more than 90,000 units to 669,538. In calendar year 2013, total new vehicle sales were up nearly 8%, but car […]

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In the steadily growing U.S. new vehicle market, car sales have increased just 1% through the first ten months of 2014. Nissan, however, says their car sales have grown 15.5% in 2014, surging forward by more than 90,000 units to 669,538. In calendar year 2013, total new vehicle sales were up nearly 8%, but car […]

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Can The TLX Restore Acura’s Car Business? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/can-tlx-restore-acuras-car-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/can-tlx-restore-acuras-car-business/#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:17:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=913394 U.S. sales of passenger cars at the Acura brand are down 32% through the first eight months of 2014, yet total Acura brand volume is down just 3%, a loss of 3264 units. Acura’s trio of crossovers, including 66 sales from the cancelled ZDX, have improved 20%, a gain of more than 12,000 units, not […]

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U.S. sales of passenger cars at the Acura brand are down 32% through the first eight months of 2014, yet total Acura brand volume is down just 3%, a loss of 3264 units. Acura’s trio of crossovers, including 66 sales from the cancelled ZDX, have improved 20%, a gain of more than 12,000 units, not […]

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Spanish Scrappage Scheme Now In Its Fourth Iteration http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/spanish-scrappage-scheme-now-in-its-fourth-iteration/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/spanish-scrappage-scheme-now-in-its-fourth-iteration/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 17:25:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=636505 The Spanish government is extending its own version of “Cash for Clunkers” for the fourth time, as Spain tries to boost sagging car sales in the midst of a severe recession. Buyers will get a 1,000 euro subsidy if they trade in a 7 to 10 year old car for a newer, more fuel efficient […]

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The Spanish government is extending its own version of “Cash for Clunkers” for the fourth time, as Spain tries to boost sagging car sales in the midst of a severe recession. Buyers will get a 1,000 euro subsidy if they trade in a 7 to 10 year old car for a newer, more fuel efficient […]

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Car Sales: Best July Since 2007, Almost Everybody Up, Truck Sales Yield Big 3 Market Share Gains http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/car-sales-best-july-since-2007-almost-everybody-up-truck-sales-yield-big-3-market-share-gains/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/car-sales-best-july-since-2007-almost-everybody-up-truck-sales-yield-big-3-market-share-gains/#comments Fri, 02 Aug 2013 10:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=497790 The recovery of the auto industry in the U.S. continues with July sales being the best in seven years, up 14% from last year. Every domestic and foreign based automakers had increased year to year sales, with double digit gains at six companies. Leading the pack were Honda, Toyota and General Motors, with sales up […]

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The recovery of the auto industry in the U.S. continues with July sales being the best in seven years, up 14% from last year. Every domestic and foreign based automakers had increased year to year sales, with double digit gains at six companies. Leading the pack were Honda, Toyota and General Motors, with sales up […]

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The Car Sales Comeback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-car-sales-comeback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/the-car-sales-comeback/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 12:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488362 Happy days are here again! April new car sales were up 9% from April 2012; which doesn’t sound like all that much until you realize that the winning brands beat losing brands by a near 5 to 1 margin. As for used cars sales, they are even better. Official stats for the used car market […]

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Happy days are here again! April new car sales were up 9% from April 2012; which doesn’t sound like all that much until you realize that the winning brands beat losing brands by a near 5 to 1 margin. As for used cars sales, they are even better. Official stats for the used car market […]

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Analysis: Google Cars Gets Ready To Retail Rumble http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/google-cars-retail-sales-rumble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/google-cars-retail-sales-rumble/#comments Wed, 06 Mar 2013 07:25:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480094 Google’s autonomous car program tends to get the lion’s share of attention when discussing the tech giant’s auto initiatives. But lurking in the background is a more immediate project that has the potential to finally “disrupt” (as Silicon Valley types are so fond of saying) online automotive sales. The last party to attempt such a […]

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Google’s autonomous car program tends to get the lion’s share of attention when discussing the tech giant’s auto initiatives. But lurking in the background is a more immediate project that has the potential to finally “disrupt” (as Silicon Valley types are so fond of saying) online automotive sales. The last party to attempt such a […]

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AutoNation’s Car Cassandra Warns Of Big Market Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/autonations-car-cassandra-warns-of-big-market-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/autonations-car-cassandra-warns-of-big-market-crash/#comments Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:02:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=477178 Automakers look with worry at the tanking European market, but have great hopes for an advancing American. Not so fast, says Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation Inc. He sees a day of reckoning follow a few years of good auto sales. “There is a day of reckoning coming for the U.S. economy and for America,” […]

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Automakers look with worry at the tanking European market, but have great hopes for an advancing American. Not so fast, says Mike Jackson, CEO of AutoNation Inc. He sees a day of reckoning follow a few years of good auto sales. “There is a day of reckoning coming for the U.S. economy and for America,” […]

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Germany In September 2012: Brace For Impact http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/germany-in-september-2012-brace-for-impact/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/germany-in-september-2012-brace-for-impact/#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 12:36:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462450 For most of the year, the German new car market could defy Europe’s eye-popping g-forces. No more. Germany is now officially going down with the rest of them. With 250,082 units sold in September, German new car sales dropped 10.9 percent as compared to September last year. According to data released by Germany’s Kraftfahrtbundesamt, the […]

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For most of the year, the German new car market could defy Europe’s eye-popping g-forces. No more. Germany is now officially going down with the rest of them. With 250,082 units sold in September, German new car sales dropped 10.9 percent as compared to September last year. According to data released by Germany’s Kraftfahrtbundesamt, the […]

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Pessimistic Predictions For China Worry Western Automakers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/pessimistic-predictions-for-china-worry-western-automakers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/pessimistic-predictions-for-china-worry-western-automakers/#comments Tue, 20 Mar 2012 13:53:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435653 China has been the engine under record earnings at German automakers such as Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. China helped GM offset its heavy losses at Opel, and provided more than 2 million cars that earned GM the (some say undeserved) title of world’s largest automaker. All of them have invested heavily into added capacity in […]

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China has been the engine under record earnings at German automakers such as Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW. China helped GM offset its heavy losses at Opel, and provided more than 2 million cars that earned GM the (some say undeserved) title of world’s largest automaker. All of them have invested heavily into added capacity in […]

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Chinese Love Foreign Cars, Want Their Government To Drive Domestic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chinese-love-foreign-cars-want-their-government-to-drive-domestic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/chinese-love-foreign-cars-want-their-government-to-drive-domestic/#comments Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:26:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434484 Western media widely reported (and still reports) that the Chinese government will only allow Chinese cars to be bought by its functionaries. Not so. The rule exists in draft form only,and has been published to elicit public feedback.However, in a disturbing development, China Daily reports that “nearly 90 percent of respondents in a survey are […]

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Western media widely reported (and still reports) that the Chinese government will only allow Chinese cars to be bought by its functionaries. Not so. The rule exists in draft form only,and has been published to elicit public feedback.However, in a disturbing development, China Daily reports that “nearly 90 percent of respondents in a survey are […]

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TTAC Investigates: Why Japanese Suddenly Hate Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/ttac-investigates-why-japanese-suddenly-hate-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/ttac-investigates-why-japanese-suddenly-hate-cars/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 14:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413431   Yesterday brought you news of the tepid Japanese car market that has been down 26 percent for the year. Commenter Alex Nigro DEMANDED the answer to “Are Japanese people still not interested in driving?” The Nikkei [sub] immediately went on the case and reports today that there is one segment in the industry that […]

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  Yesterday brought you news of the tepid Japanese car market that has been down 26 percent for the year. Commenter Alex Nigro DEMANDED the answer to “Are Japanese people still not interested in driving?” The Nikkei [sub] immediately went on the case and reports today that there is one segment in the industry that […]

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What They Really Drive On The Autobahn: Germany’s Top 50 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/what-they-really-drive-on-the-autobahn-germany%e2%80%99s-top-50/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/what-they-really-drive-on-the-autobahn-germany%e2%80%99s-top-50/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 14:14:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397124 According to lore, Germany’s autobahn is teeming with S-Class, Porsches, and the occasional Veyron mixed in. Not so, says Germany’s Über-DMV, the Kraftfahrtbundesamt, in an article about the 50 top selling cars in Germany of 2010. “Upper class and sports cars are not in the Top 50,” say Germany’s keepers of car data. The truth […]

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According to lore, Germany’s autobahn is teeming with S-Class, Porsches, and the occasional Veyron mixed in. Not so, says Germany’s Über-DMV, the Kraftfahrtbundesamt, in an article about the 50 top selling cars in Germany of 2010. “Upper class and sports cars are not in the Top 50,” say Germany’s keepers of car data. The truth […]

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China’s Car Market: Bust Or Boom? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/china%e2%80%99s-car-market-bust-or-boom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/china%e2%80%99s-car-market-bust-or-boom/#comments Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:40:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=387047 Many pronounced the end of China’s torrid growth of car sales after they slowed to just 4.57 percent in February. Xing Huang, chairman of state-owned auto parts maker China Auto Parts & Accessories Corp (CAPAC), thinks otherwise. He expects the Chinese auto market to grow at the same speed in 2011 as in the year […]

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Many pronounced the end of China’s torrid growth of car sales after they slowed to just 4.57 percent in February. Xing Huang, chairman of state-owned auto parts maker China Auto Parts & Accessories Corp (CAPAC), thinks otherwise. He expects the Chinese auto market to grow at the same speed in 2011 as in the year […]

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