Category Archives: marketing

U.S. March Sales – Light Trucks Up, Cars Down Again

During an unexpectedly strong March, U.S. auto dealers sold 1.65 million vehicles, a 6.3% increase year-over-year. Detroit Three brands per AutoData held just 45.7% of the U.S. market in March, selling 755,152 vehicles – with 612,052 or a whopping 81% … Continue reading

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Nero Edizione Package for Giulia and Stelvio SUV

Is it not enough that all Giulia and Stelvio models have not only a broad racing and performance heritage but take the Germans on – once again- with best-in-class horsepower, 0 to 60 mph acceleration times, top speed, power-to-weight ratio, and close to 50/50 weight distribution in addition to their instantly recognizable Italian styling. Continue reading

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Japan Inc – ANA and HondaJet

ANA was founded in 1952 with two helicopters and has become one of the most significant airlines in Asia, operating 85 international routes and 116 domestic routes. Continue reading

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2019 Toyota RAV4 Debuts at New York International Auto Show

The use of the emerging TNGA platform – Toyota New Global Architecture, a modular unibody – allows a longer wheelbase and wider front and rear tracks to provide a stable driving. For off-road driving, the shorter front and rear overhangs will aid in RAV4’s ability to overcome rugged terrain or Michigan public highways. Continue reading

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2019 Cadillac XT4 Compact SUV Debuts In New York

The XT4 will be priced starting at $35,790 when it goes on sale in fall 2018. Continue reading

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Mercedes-Benz Manhattan Shows C-Class AMG

In the U.S., the world’s biggest market for Mercedes-AMG, the sports car brand successfully grew by almost 50% compared with last year. Continue reading

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Ford Out of Car Biz? 2019 Fusion Debuts in New York

What else to do when the stock is languishing or comatose on Wall Street at ~$10-12 a share after eight straight years of expanding U.S. vehicle sales. Continue reading

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Ford Driving Skills for Life Allows Saudi Women to Participate

Ford is training more than 250 Effat University students with lessons thought to be necessary for new drivers, tips from experts, and an understanding of safe driving practices. Continue reading

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US Car Sales Plummet in February. Trucks Gain Again

The smoking tire and news wheel spin of the month – given Trump’s ongoing trade tirades amidst a complete collapse of White House staff support and an ongoing exodus – came from the American International Automobile Dealers Association Continue reading

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Cadillac Names Deborah Wahl Global Chief Marketing Officer

She led marketing for three years as Chief Marketing Officer at McDonald’s, “where she played an instrumental role in transforming the business and increasing brand perception,” a dubious distinction in AutoInformed’s view. Continue reading

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio$80,000+!

Assembled by Alfa Romeo workers at the Cassino plant in Italy, the all-new 2018 Stelvio is claimed to be a premium mid-size SUV for driving enthusiasts that stands out in one of the largest and fastest growing segments in the U.S., and as noted globally. Continue reading

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Cigarette Racing 515 Project ONE Debuts with Mercedes-AMG

Mercedes-AMG and Cigarette Racing are showing the latest iteration of toys for the rich from the Miami-based boat manufacturer at the Miami Boat (Boast?) show that just opened. Designed from the sea bottom up using the “latest technology,” the Cigarette … Continue reading

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2018 Hyundai Kona SUV Prices

In a 2016 LinkedIn post, Renault-Nissan Alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn says that Nissan had a clear choice when considering its acquisition of a stake in Mitsubishi Motors: Sever ties with its longtime partner, or choose to support its revival. Continue reading

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New Generation Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor is teasing the New Generation Santa Fe, which will celebrate its world premiere in February before making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The Gen 4 Santa Fe continues the model’s global success story – no great trick – as all brands are benefiting from the rush to two-box crossovers and SUVs, with scant if any discernible styling differences. Continue reading

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Kittens, Err, Tigers Visit NAIAS

The Tigers are coming off a dreadful 2017 season, winning 64, losing 98, for 5th place in the AL Central; Chevrolet had mediocre one, too. Continue reading

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