The Truth About Cars » Segments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +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 » Segments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Canada Sales Recap: October 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/canada-sales-recap-october-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/canada-sales-recap-october-2013/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=650378 With forecasters calling for another year of improved Canadian auto sales, 2013’s early months didn’t add up. January volume fell 2.2%, February sales were down 3.3%, and March’s results were off the pace by 0.7%. But not since the first quarter ended have the players competing for sales in Canada reported anything but collective improvement. […]

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With forecasters calling for another year of improved Canadian auto sales, 2013’s early months didn’t add up. January volume fell 2.2%, February sales were down 3.3%, and March’s results were off the pace by 0.7%. But not since the first quarter ended have the players competing for sales in Canada reported anything but collective improvement. […]

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Cain’s Segments: Small Premium Utilities – August 2013 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/cains-segments-small-premium-utilities-august-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/cains-segments-small-premium-utilities-august-2013/#comments Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=514545 We’ll confirm it. Again. America is becoming ever more hungry for small premium brand crossovers, and that’s not simply a result of there being more $40,000 German utility vehicles from which to choose. Exclude the BMW X1, which only became available late in the third quarter of 2012, and the small luxury SUV market (as […]

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We’ll confirm it. Again. America is becoming ever more hungry for small premium brand crossovers, and that’s not simply a result of there being more $40,000 German utility vehicles from which to choose. Exclude the BMW X1, which only became available late in the third quarter of 2012, and the small luxury SUV market (as […]

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Cain’s Segments: July 2013 – Commercial Vans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/cains-segments-july-2013-commercial-vans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/cains-segments-july-2013-commercial-vans/#comments Sat, 10 Aug 2013 17:06:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498928 After abnormally high GM commercial van sales results in the United States a year ago, it wasn’t surprising to see dramatic year-over-year sales declines reported by the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana in July 2013. As a result, and in part because of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter’s 13% drop, overall commercial van volume slid 11% in […]

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After abnormally high GM commercial van sales results in the United States a year ago, it wasn’t surprising to see dramatic year-over-year sales declines reported by the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana in July 2013. As a result, and in part because of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter’s 13% drop, overall commercial van volume slid 11% in […]

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Cain’s Segments: July 2013 Mid-Size Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/cain-segments-july-2013/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/cain-segments-july-2013/#comments Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:50:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498437 In July 2013, America’s three favorite midsize cars combined to sell an extra 10,667 copies than they did a year ago. Collectively, the best-selling Toyota Camry, second-ranked Honda Accord, and third-ranked Nissan Altima were up 12.5% in July. Midsize cars, as we understand them here, rose 3.4%. The U.S. auto industry reported an overall volume […]

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In July 2013, America’s three favorite midsize cars combined to sell an extra 10,667 copies than they did a year ago. Collectively, the best-selling Toyota Camry, second-ranked Honda Accord, and third-ranked Nissan Altima were up 12.5% in July. Midsize cars, as we understand them here, rose 3.4%. The U.S. auto industry reported an overall volume […]

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2011: The Year In Auto Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2011-the-year-in-auto-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/2011-the-year-in-auto-sales/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 21:13:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426215 2011 was a fascinating year to follow auto sales. With the overall market up over 10%, and hot new products hitting showrooms, there was definitely room to grow… and yet everyone seems to have an excuse for why growth wasn’t stronger. Japanese automakers, the biggest losers of 2011, had a strong of natural disasters to […]

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2011 was a fascinating year to follow auto sales. With the overall market up over 10%, and hot new products hitting showrooms, there was definitely room to grow… and yet everyone seems to have an excuse for why growth wasn’t stronger. Japanese automakers, the biggest losers of 2011, had a strong of natural disasters to […]

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Were You Aware?: Half Of All Large Car Sales Go To Fleets http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/were-you-aware-half-of-all-large-car-sales-go-to-fleets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/were-you-aware-half-of-all-large-car-sales-go-to-fleets/#comments Tue, 15 Nov 2011 20:19:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418317 Since ruling Americas roads in the heyday of the US auto industry, sales of large sedans (as a percentage of the overall market) have been in a decades-long slump. More recently, as SUVs have merged with large cars to form the modern crossover, the decline in large car sales has picked up speed. And there’s […]

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Since ruling Americas roads in the heyday of the US auto industry, sales of large sedans (as a percentage of the overall market) have been in a decades-long slump. More recently, as SUVs have merged with large cars to form the modern crossover, the decline in large car sales has picked up speed. And there’s […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Can Minivans Make A Comeback? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ask-the-best-and-brightest-can-minivans-make-a-comeback/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/ask-the-best-and-brightest-can-minivans-make-a-comeback/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2009 23:56:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339154 If human beings were truly rational animals, trends would be easy to predict. Given that we’re fickle, self-aware and subject to the influence of less predictable forces than pure reason, figuring out what is going to appeal to people is never easy. And few automotive examples prove the inconstancy of market trends like the minivan. […]

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If human beings were truly rational animals, trends would be easy to predict. Given that we’re fickle, self-aware and subject to the influence of less predictable forces than pure reason, figuring out what is going to appeal to people is never easy. And few automotive examples prove the inconstancy of market trends like the minivan. […]

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