Volkswagen Golf 2015

Volkswagen Sales Continue to Slide

Volkswagen, desperate to gain sales in the United States, moved backward in August. The world's largest car manufacturer sold 32,332 cars, down 8.1% from the same month in 2014. If it ...
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2015 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 Gaining Traction in Pickup Sales

Pickup truck sales in the United States rose year over year for all three big U.S. automakers, but the big news appears to be coming from the long-time leader in ...
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General Motors headquarters

GM August Sales Slide as Cadillac, Chevy Brands Falter

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) posted total August U.S. sales of 270,480 vehicles, a decline of 0.7% compared with August 2014. Retail deliveries rose 5.9%, fleet deliveries fell 5.2% and ...
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2015 Ford F-150

Ford August Sales at 9-Year High on Trucks, SUVs

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Tuesday reported a U.S. sales increase of 5% year over year in August, to 234,237 Ford and Lincoln vehicles, compared with July 2014 sales ...
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Jeep Compass 2014

Chrysler Sales Up 2%; Company Recalls 207,000 Jeep Cherokees

Year over year, sales rose 2% at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) in August to 201,672 units, the company’s best August sales level since 2002. The Jeep brand posted ...
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Cadillac, Lincoln Still Have Trouble Selling Cars

"Days to turn" remains one of the car industry's better measures of demand. Low days to turn means car makes shipped from manufacturers spent little time on dealer lots before ...
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Autoworkers Union Passes Strike Authorization Measure

In a procedural vote completed last week, workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) voted heavily in favor of going on strike against the company if the United Autoworkers ...
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VW Tiguan 2014

Can VW Sell 1,500 Cars a Day?

Volkswagen has struggled mightily in the United States, with a share of barely 2% of the cars and light trucks sold through the first seven months of the year. As ...
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Fiat 500L Trekking

How Soon Will Fiat Disappear in the US?

Among the few embarrassments highly successful car company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) has posted since it was created by a merger is its attempt at another launch of ...
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Tesla P85D Better Than Perfect: Consumer Reports

When Consumer Reports road tested the Model S P85D from Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA), the car earned a score of 103 out of a possible 100. That led the ...
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traffic jam

Auto-Sharing: Bad News for Carmakers?

There are more than 250 million vehicles on U.S. highways today, but that number could drop and drop fast if researchers in Taiwan are correct about the growth of car ...
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Wuling Hongguang

Low Exposure in China Makes Chrysler a Winner

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) and Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) have built infrastructure and marketing machines in China, presuming the world's most populous nation represents the future of car ...
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3 Chrysler Brands Rank Last in Customer Satisfaction

For the third consecutive year, customer satisfaction with new cars has fallen off, and the average score for all vehicles has dropped to its lowest level since 2004. The drop ...
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Slumping Car Sales in China Contribute to GM 52-Week Low

When the U.S. markets opened for trading Monday morning, the Dow Jones Industrial Average traded down more than 900 points, about 5.6%, while the S&P 500 was off about 3.4% ...
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Tesla charging station

Can Tesla Sell 300 Cars a Day?

A sales rate of 300 cars a day. Some of America's best-selling cars do many times that in an hour. But a Tesla is not a pickup. However, if it ...
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