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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

AIG to Present at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

AIG to Present at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

NEW YORK--American International Group, Inc. today announced that Lex Baugh, CEO of North America General Insurance, and Gaurav D. Garg, CEO of Global Personal Insurance, will present at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Monday, January 8, 2018, from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. (Pacific Time). During CES Re ... Continue reading

Kia Canada Inc. sales up 6.7 per cent in December while contributing to 76,504 vehicles sold in 2017

Kia Canada Inc. sales up 6.7 per cent in December while contributing to 76,504 vehicles sold in 2017

Award-winning Forte, Sorento and Sportage best annual sales in Kia Canada history Best December sales month ever with 4,480 vehicles sold 76,504 total sales in 2017 results in one of the best sales year in company history MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. reported 4,480 vehicles sold in December, re ... Continue reading

Subaru Canada: Best December Ever, 12 Record Months Lead to Banner 2017 Sales and Sixth Consecutive Annual Sales Record

Subaru Canada: Best December Ever, 12 Record Months Lead to Banner 2017 Sales and Sixth Consecutive Annual Sales Record

Subaru ends 2017 with 54,570 vehicles sold, marking the sixth year in a row of new annual sales records Crosstrek and Impreza sales in December notch up increases of 48.0 and 38.6 percent respectively, contributing to total December sales of 3,876 units MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Subaru Canada, Inc. (SCI) ri ... Continue reading

Audi of America DEcember 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

Audi of America DEcember 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

HERNDON, Va.--Audi sales in the United States grew 7.8 percent in 2017, setting a new annual record with a total of 226,511 deliveries. December 2017 sales rose 16.3 percent, year over year, for a total of 26,977 vehicles sold in the final month of the year. ... Continue reading

Volkswagen Of America December 2017 and Year 2017 Sales

Volkswagen Of America December 2017 and Year 2017 Sales

Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,281 units delivered in December 2017 and 339,676 total sales for 2017. This marks a year-to-date increase of 5.2 percent over 2016 and an 18.7 percent decrease over December 2016. ... Continue reading

FCA US Auto Sales December 2017 Year 2017

FCA US Auto Sales December 2017 Year 2017

Chrysler Pacifica minivan posts best December sales ever Ram Truck brand records full-year sales increase in 2017 versus 2016 A 42 percent year-over-year decline in fleet sales for December is in line with the FCA US strategy to reduce sales to the daily rental segment January 3, 2018 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC ... Continue reading

Subaru US Auto Sales December 2017 and Year 2017

Subaru US Auto Sales December 2017 and Year 2017

January 3, 2018 , Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record-breaking sales of 647,956 vehicles for the 2017 calendar year; an increase of 5.4 percent over the previous annual record of 615,132 vehicles set in 2016. This is the ninth consecutive year of record sales for Subaru of America and tent ... Continue reading

GM December 2017 Year 2017 US Sales

GM December 2017 Year 2017 US Sales

GM crossover deliveries were up 17 percent year over year, driven by record sales of the Chevrolet Equinox, Traverse and Trax, as well as the Buick Envision, Buick Encore and GMC Acadia. ... Continue reading

Porsche US Auto Sales December and Year 2017

Porsche US Auto Sales December and Year 2017

Eighth consecutive year of growth as Porsche dealers sell 3,913 vehicles in December 2017 ... Continue reading

Kia December 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

Kia December 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

Forte, Optima and Soul Models Pass the 100,000 Unit Mark for the Second Consecutive Year IRVINE, Calif., January 3, 2018 – Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced December sales of 43,039 vehicles. Kia’s 2017 sales total of 589,668 units featured several standout performances, including: The expansion of Kia’s E ... Continue reading

EPA News: EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment

EPA News: EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment

January 3, 2018 For Immediate Release Contact: Bill Dunbar 206/553-1019 EPA provides over $1 million for diesel reductions from Portland-area trucks and equipment The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing two Portland-area organizations with over $1 million to reduce harmful diesel emissions from trucks and ... Continue reading

Romania Automotive Sector Report 2017/2018 - Research and Markets

Romania Automotive Sector Report 2017/2018 - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--The "Romania Automotive Sector Report 2017/2018" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. This report provides a complete and detailed analysis of the automotive sector for Romania. ... Continue reading

United Kingdom Fleet Vehicle Leasing Market 2017-2020: The UK's Decision to Exit the European Union has Created Ripples Across Industry Segments, and the Leasing Industry is no Exception - Research and Markets

United Kingdom Fleet Vehicle Leasing Market 2017-2020: The UK's Decision to Exit the European Union has Created Ripples Across Industry Segments, and the Leasing Industry is no Exception - Research and Markets

DUBLIN--The "Fleet Vehicle Leasing Market in the United Kingdom - Forecast to 2020" report has been added to Research and Markets' offering. Vehicle leasing is seen as a solution to the growing problems faced by companies for their mobility needs, including vehicle funding, fleet maintenance and, more importantly, resi ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors North America Auto Sales December 2017 and Year 2017 Growth

Mitsubishi Motors North America Auto Sales December 2017 and Year 2017 Growth

Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continued its sales momentum in 2017 posting its fifth consecutive calendar year sales increase. Total 2017 sales were 103,686, an increase of 7.7 percent over 2016, and the first time the brand has surpassed 100,000 vehicles sold since 2007. ... Continue reading

BMW Group U.S. December 2017 and Year-End Sales

BMW Group U.S. December 2017 and Year-End Sales

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.3 percent in December for a total of 34,253 compared to 32,835 vehicles sold in December 2016. For the full year, BMW brand sales were down 2.4 percent on total sales of 305,685 vehicles compared to 313,174 sold in 2016. ... Continue reading

Jaguar Land Rover December 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

Jaguar Land Rover December 2017 and Year 2017 US Auto Sales

Jaguar Land Rover North America, LLC today reported December 2017 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales reached 7,980 units sold, down only 4 percent from December 2016; Jaguar sales for the month were 3,414 units; Jaguar Land Rover December U.S. sales for both brands hit 11,394 units, a 9 percent decrease from 12,573 units in ... Continue reading

Nissan Group December 2017 and 2017 Calendar Year U.S. Sales

Nissan Group December 2017 and 2017 Calendar Year U.S. Sales

Nissan Group today announced total calendar year 2017 U.S. sales of 1,593,464 units, an increase of 1.9 percent over the prior year, setting an all-time record. ... Continue reading

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

2018 Mazda CX-9 Review - A Notch Above By Larry Nutson

From my view the CX-9 has an attractive overall exterior design and a very comfortable and refined as well as attractive interior. The Mazda name may not “wow” someone in social conversation as some of the luxury nameplates. However, seeing the various Mazda car and SUV models in person will usually bring out a “ ... Continue reading

Mazda December 2017 US Sales

Mazda December 2017 US Sales

Mazda Reports December 2017 and Full-Year 2017 Sales January 3, 2018 Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported December U.S. sales of 26,893 vehicles, representing a decrease of 6.5 percent versus December of last year. ... Continue reading

How One Company is Revolutionizing the Way People Buy Cars

How One Company is Revolutionizing the Way People Buy Cars

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--TrueFrame™, a business-to-business vehicle inspection service, announced today the launch of their business-to-consumer service, Driveway onDemand “Live” Vehicle Inspections in South Florida. TrueFrame, who is trusted by over 1,500 dealerships nationwide, is integrated with CARFAX and AutoC ... Continue reading

Polaris Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

Polaris Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call

MINNEAPOLIS--Polaris Industries Inc. announced today that it will release its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 financial results on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, and will hold a webcast and conference call at 10:00 a.m. CST on the same day to discuss the results. The call will be hosted by Scott Wine, Chairman and CEO; a ... Continue reading

J&L Marketing Announces New Vice President of Sales

J&L Marketing Announces New Vice President of Sales

LOUISVILLE, Ky.--J&L Marketing announced today that Kirk Cave has been named the new Vice President of Sales. Kirk Cave has over twenty years of experience in the automotive industry, and has most recently held the role of Vice President of Sales at Dealer Product Services. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz USA Decembr 2017 US Sales

Mercedes-Benz USA Decembr 2017 US Sales

Highest monthly sales in its history with a best-ever December total of 35,203 units, an increase of 10.0% from the 32,011 vehicles sold during the same period last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans reported best-ever December sales with 4,047 units (up 4.8%) and smart reported 166 units, bringing MBUSA to a record December wit ... Continue reading

Avoid Being Stranded in Freezing Winter Weather With These Battery Maintenance Tips From CTEK

Avoid Being Stranded in Freezing Winter Weather With These Battery Maintenance Tips From CTEK

While the battery's capacity is reduced in freezing temperatures, the power needed to start the car's engine increases substantially compared to warmer weather. All of this can result in a "perfect storm" for those batteries that aren't in top shape. ... Continue reading

American Honda December 2017 US Auto Sales

American Honda December 2017 US Auto Sales

American Honda Sets 3rd Straight Annual Sales Record with Best-Ever December ... Continue reading

PPG Executives to Discuss Paints, Coatings Technologies for Autonomous Driving, Electric Vehicle Batteries at Automobili-D Conference

PPG Executives to Discuss Paints, Coatings Technologies for Autonomous Driving, Electric Vehicle Batteries at Automobili-D Conference

PITTSBURGH--PPG today announced that members of its leadership team will participate in panel discussions covering autonomous and electric vehicle technologies during the 2018 Automobili-D exposition and conference, Jan. 14-20 at Cobo Center in Detroit. ... Continue reading

Risi Competizione to Enter 2018 IMSA Rolex 24 At Daytona Race with Two Car Team

Risi Competizione to Enter 2018 IMSA Rolex 24 At Daytona Race with Two Car Team

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ RISI COMPETIZIONE TO ENTER 2018 IMSA ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA RACE WITH TWO CAR TEAM Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTLM No. 62: Toni Vilander (FIN) James Calado (G ... Continue reading

2018 CES: Hyundai Mobis Announces Lifesaving Autonomous Vehicle Technology to Potentially Eliminate Drowsy Driving Fatalities

2018 CES: Hyundai Mobis Announces Lifesaving Autonomous Vehicle Technology to Potentially Eliminate Drowsy Driving Fatalities

Mobis DDREM technology detects when a driver has dozed off and has begun to depart the road and autonomously guides the vehicle to safety. ... Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Canada announces new leadership structure for its corporate stores

Mercedes-Benz Canada announces new leadership structure for its corporate stores

Mercedes-Benz Canada's corporate stores will be reporting to Robert Müller, the newly-appointed Vice President, Corporate Retail. ... Continue reading

Rumors Confirmed: Taco Bell® Sets Release Date For Nacho Fries - And Oh BTW They're $1

Rumors Confirmed: Taco Bell® Sets Release Date For Nacho Fries - And Oh BTW They're $1

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2018 -- From the menu brand who brought you the Naked Chicken Chalupa and Crunchwrap Supreme, comes Nacho Fries, set to make their debut in restaurants nationwide for just $1. ... Continue reading

Top 3 Drivers of the Global Automotive Torque Sensor Market | Technavio

Top 3 Drivers of the Global Automotive Torque Sensor Market | Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new market research report on the global automotive torque sensor market 2017-2021 under their automotive library. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new market research report on the global automotive torque sensor market 2017-2021 under their ... Continue reading

ATV Steering System Market - Increasing Motorsport Events to Promote Growth| Technavio

ATV Steering System Market - Increasing Motorsport Events to Promote Growth| Technavio

Full Size Small Preview Thumbnail Technavio has published a new market research report on the global ATV steering system market 2017-2021 under their automotive library. (Graphic: Business Wire) Technavio has published a new market research report on the global ATV steering system market 2017-2021 under their automotiv ... Continue reading

Toyota Canada Inc. Records Best Sales Year Ever in 2017

Toyota Canada Inc. Records Best Sales Year Ever in 2017

Record hybrid, truck and Lexus sales lead TCI to its best sales year yet TORONTO, Jan. 3, 2018 /CNW/ - Led by record hybrid, truck and Lexus sales, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) recorded its best sales year ever in 2017, with an overall annual sales growth of 3.1% and 224,547 vehicles sold. ... Continue reading

Average New-Car Prices Up Nearly 2 Percent In December Set Record High

Average New-Car Prices Up Nearly 2 Percent In December Set Record High

The analysts at Kelley Blue Book today reported the estimated average transaction price (ATP) for light vehicles in the United States was $36,113 in December 2017. ... Continue reading

Cars.com Announces Nominees for 2018 Best of Awards

Cars.com Announces Nominees for 2018 Best of Awards

CHICAGO, Jan. 3, 2018 -- Cars.com has announced nominees for its 2018 Best of Awards, the site's annual awards given to the best cars of the year during the North American International Auto Show. ... Continue reading

Ford US SALES December 2017 and Year 2017

Ford US SALES December 2017 and Year 2017

Ford Motor Company today reported its December 2017 sales results. ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Auto Sales December 2017, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Auto Sales December 2017, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2017 sales of 222,985 vehicles, a decrease of 8.3 percent from December 2016 on a volume basis. ... Continue reading

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Jeep Wrangler, Better, Much Better - Review By Larry Nutson

Just recently on an invite from Jeep I got a first hand look, as well as on-road and off-road driving time in the newest iteration of the legendary Wrangler in the Saguaro National Park desert outside Tucson, Arizona ... Continue reading

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV Review By Larry Nutson

2018 Volkswagen Atlas 7 Passenger SUV If you’re shopping for a new mid-size SUV with seating for seven and loads of cargo room there’s a new player in the market. Or, as VW put it “there’s a new sheriff in town. ... Continue reading

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