Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car

Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car

February 19, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Green , Honda , Toyota , Car Buying , United States , Hatchback , Sedan , Hybrid The Toyota Prius narrowly lost its sales crown to the Honda Accord in California in 2014. Both models saw their sales numbers increase in the state for the year, but the Honda had the bigger boost. Continue reading Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car Honda Accord barely edges Toyota Prius as California’s best-selling car originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:57:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video]

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Lexus , Toyota , Car Buying Automotive News article says the Lexus December to Remember campaign started in 1998 that helped turn December into one of the biggest months of the year for car sales. Before that – and “that” wasn’t that long ago – December was close to last in sales because no one seriously considered buying a car for Christmas. Continue reading How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video]

January 1, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Marketing/Advertising , Videos , Lexus , Toyota , Car Buying Automotive News article says the Lexus December to Remember campaign started in 1998 that helped turn December into one of the biggest months of the year for car sales. Before that – and “that” wasn’t that long ago – December was close to last in sales because no one seriously considered buying a car for Christmas. Continue reading How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] How December changed from a near-worst to a near-best car selling month [w/video] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink

Remember when C-segment cars were supposed to be hot stuff? Yeah, about that…

Remember when C-segment cars were supposed to be hot stuff? Yeah, about that…

March 11, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Chevrolet , Dodge , Ford , GM , Honda , Hyundai , Kia , Mazda , Subaru , Toyota , Volkswagen What do the Dodge Dart , Ford Focus , Honda Civic , Mazda3 , Subaru Impreza , Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta all have in common? Well, actually, lots. They are all four-door sedans that fall into the so-called C-segment, and they are all trending downward in sales. This data comes courtesy of Wards Auto , and, while not all such vehicles are down – the Hyunai Elantra has been trending upward – the deficit reportedly rings in at six-percent overall for the segment. Where are all those compact sedan buyers going? To compact SUVs, at least in part. Wards cites data showing that sales of small SUVs and crossovers are up big over the last several months. Vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Mazda CX-5 are all showing sales increases as buyers shift from sedans to utility vehicles, says Wards . Still, it’s way too early for automakers to give up on C-segment sedans. Though down, sales of popular models like the Civic and Corolla are good enough to put them well into the top 10 sales chart (in ninth and sixth place, respectively).

GM, Ford sales increase sharply in China as country turns away from Japanese brands

GM, Ford sales increase sharply in China as country turns away from Japanese brands

November 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , China , Chevrolet , Ford , GM , Honda , Nissan , Toyota American automakers that conduct business in China have benefited from growing anti-Japanese sentiments among Chinese buyers, as most recent sales numbers indicate. According to Automotive News , a territorial dispute over uninhabited islands have resulted in Chinese consumers rejecting vehicles from Toyota , Honda and Nissan in increasing numbers. Meanwhile, sales of General Motors cars and minivans in its largest market grew 14 percent in October, to 251,812. Ford moved 60,518 units in China, representing a 48-percent increase in sales compared to the same month a year ago. Meanwhile, Toyota, Honda and Nissan sales have all taken nosedives. Toyota reported that its sales fell 44 percent last month, following a 49-percent drop in September. The latter two companies both announced their worst month-to-month decline in sales, dating back to 2007 for Honda and 2008 for Nissan. Still yet to be announced are Volkswagen sales in China. The German automaker has been battling GM for the top sales spot in China this year, and it outsold GM last quarter for the first time in eight years. When we last checked in on the two companies, GM had a slight year-to-date lead of 77,000 units.

Analysts: U.S. automakers will lose marketshare in 2012

Analysts: U.S. automakers will lose marketshare in 2012

February 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Filed under: Car Buying , Chrysler , Ford , GM , Honda , Hyundai , Kia , Toyota Domestic automakers have much to be happy about, with Chrysler , Ford and General Motors all gaining market share last year for the first time since 1988. Yet according to Bloomberg, 2012 won’t be as good to Detroit. Total sales are projected to grow from 12.8 million vehicles last year to 13.6 million, according to the report, but increasing competition from Korea and a Japanese recovery from the natural disasters of 2011 mean those extra sales aren’t likely headed to the Big Three. The news agency spoke to five analysts, and predictions have the U.S. automakers losing 1.3 percentage points this year. The analysts estimate that GM will drop 0.6 of a percent, Ford will lose 0.5 percent, and Chrysler will be down 0.2 percent. Toyota is seen gaining 0.9 percent, with Honda grabbing an extra 0.5 percent, while Hyundai and Kia are only projected to see their combined market share improve by 0.01. If all this comes true, GM would have the top market share in the U.S. at 19 percent, with Ford in second at 16.3 percent, followed by Toyota at 13.8 percent, Chrysler at 10.5 percent, and Honda at 9.5 percent. Analysts: U.S.

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