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Porsche Q1 2017 Best in History

Growth came from China, the company’s home market of Germany, as well as the Panamera and Macan model lines that had double-digit growth. Continue reading

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March U.S. Auto Sales Slump on Trump Russian Ties – Possibly Treason – Over Helping Communist Meddling with Election

Perhaps more ominous is the average length of time a car occupied a dealer’s – 70 days in March – the longest amount of time since July 2009. This is good for banks doing the financing but maybe a problem for potential customers, and certainly auto dealers who are holding the floor plan loans as the calendar turns over – incurring interest – each day, every un-sold day. Continue reading

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China Light Vehicle Sales Slow in January

Local brands have kept pace by adjusting their SUV product lines to meet this push up market. Examples within the Midsize SUV segment were seen with the Trumpchi GS8 and Changan CS95, both of which offer performance levels and visual appeal that have exceeded consumer expectations by industry observers. In terms of powertrain and comfort levels. Continue reading

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February 2017 U.S. Sales Dip Slightly as Cars Tank

There was a rout in car sales with an overall decline of -12.1%. The Detroit Three lead the car sales decline: at GM -21.9% Ford Motor -21.2%, FCA -30.8%. Other that fared badly in the dwindling market included: Honda -8%, Nissan -10.7%, Hyundai -5.5%Kia -8.5%, Porsche -18.9%. Continue reading

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Light Vehicle Sales Strong in February But Down YoY

Utility segments should top the industry again, with projected growth for the compact and mid-size SUV segments in the 2 to 5% range. The market for SUVs remains strong. Light trucks are expected to make up 63% of sales in February 2017, up from 59% one year ago. Continue reading

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Jaguar Land Rover Largest Automaker in Britain

How this works out under Brexit rains to be seen. The importance of the UK market varies substantially for different automakers. Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and Ford have “strong exposure to risks,” says LMC. Continue reading

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Australia-Based CarRecord to Use NADA Values

“Our exclusive integration of vehicle values from J.D. Power Valuation Services makes the process of compiling the total history and pricing of a vehicle much easier, saving customers time and money.” Continue reading

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Porsche Forms New Import JV in Taiwan

Taiwan, with its continued growth, registered a sales record of 3,356 units in 2016 contributed from four Porsche Centers. Continue reading

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Sells 9.6 Million Vehicles in 2016

The Renault-Nissan Alliance had global sales of 9.96 million vehicles during 2016. The car group also continued its leadership in zero-emission vehicles with cumulative sales of ~425,000 electric vehicles since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by … Continue reading

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January U.S. Auto Sales Post Traditional Slump

Demand for trucks continued to surge with the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram pickups dominating the top three spots on the month’s top ten list. Continue reading

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January 2017 U.S. Auto Sales Forecast Down

The latest forecast for January 2017 U.S. auto sales is that 1,153,459 new cars and trucks will be sold for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.7 million. Continue reading

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US Auto Sales at 17.5 Million Set New Record in 2016

For the second year running U.S. light vehicle sales set a record with 17,550,351 sold during 2016. This surpasses the previous 2015 record year of 17,479,469. This is only partially good news for some automakers. Continue reading

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November Global Light Vehicle Sales Soar to 98.5 Million

Explosive sales in China were the primary factor, though there were solid results in the US and Western Europe. Continue reading

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Luxury SUVs Will Outsell Luxury Cars for the First Time?

However, overall sales of luxury vehicles are expected to remain flat in 2016 compared to last year. Nonetheless, SUVs are bringing sales to brands that have been considered niche players. Jaguar and Volvo are enjoying the most gains, based on sales or leases of the Jaguar F-Pace and Volvo XC90. Continue reading

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November US Auto Sales Strong. Another Record Year?

Of note, is the ongoing struggles of the Volkswagen brand mired in the Dieselgate scandal. The Golf was down 11,894 ytd – off 34%. All VW nameplates were down -10% in what remains a booming market. Continue reading

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