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BMW Reports December 2018 and Year-End U.S. Sales.

BMW Reports December 2018 and Year-End U.S. Sales.

BMW brand sales increase for 14th consecutive month. U.S. built BMW X3 posts best year of sales of any SAV in BMW history. ... Continue reading

Jan 3, 2019 Nissan Group reports December 2018 and 2018 calendar year U.S. sales

Jan 3, 2019 Nissan Group reports December 2018 and 2018 calendar year U.S. sales

2018 2017 % chg Total December sales (units) 148,720 138,226 7.6 Nissan Division sales 130,655 121,847 7.2 INFINITI sales* 18,065 16,379 10.3 Calendar Year Total Sales (units) 1,493,877 1,593,464 -6.2 Nissan Division sales 1,344,597 1,440,049 -6.6 INFINITI Sales* 149,280 153,415 -2.7 NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group a ... Continue reading

FCA US Reports 2018 December and Full-Year Sales

FCA US Reports 2018 December and Full-Year Sales

January 3, 2019 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported December U.S. sales of 196,520 vehicles, a 14 percent increase compared with sales of 171,946 vehicles in December 2017. ... Continue reading

Hyundai Motor America Reports 2018 December and Total Year Sales Hyundai Brand And Genesis

Hyundai Motor America Reports 2018 December and Total Year Sales Hyundai Brand And Genesis

Record-Setting December Sales Total Total December Sales Up 3 Percent; Retail Sales Up 4 Percent Best SUV Sales Month Ever with More than 35,000 Units Sold Highest Monthly Kona Sales Total Ever 2018 Hyundai-Branded Vehicles Sales Increase Over 2017 FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 – Hyundai Motor America reporte ... Continue reading

Toyota Research Institute Rolls Out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Toyota Research Institute Rolls Out P4 Automated Driving Test Vehicle at CES

Next-generation workhorse derived from all-new Lexus LS 500h joins automated test fleet in spring Toyota Guardian and Chauffeur Automated System Development Accelerates LOS ALTOS, Calif. (Jan. ... Continue reading

Journailist Reflections On December 2018 US Auto Sales

Journailist Reflections On December 2018 US Auto Sales

From Jonathan Smoke, Chief Economist, Cox Automotive: New vehicle sales were surprisingly strong in 2018 despite late cycle headwinds from higher interest rates and more nearly-new competition in the used market. The key positive factor was stimulated demand from tax reform, which strengthened retail demand as the year ... Continue reading

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

Toyota Motor North America Reports December 2018, Year-End Sales

TMNA posted best-ever light truck sales for December, quarter, year RAV4 posted best-ever year with more than 427K units Lexus RX best-selling Luxury SUV for year January 03, 2019 December 2018 Sales Chart PLANO, Texas (January 3, 2019) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) today reported December 2018 sales of 220,910 ... Continue reading

Top Automotive Midday Stories January 3, 2019 - US Sales, GM Sales Fall, Pickup Wars, New GM Prez,

Top Automotive Midday Stories January 3, 2019 - US Sales, GM Sales Fall, Pickup Wars, New GM Prez,

U.S. Auto Sales Likely Delivered a Surprising Increase in 2018 U.S. auto sales may have enjoyed a surprising, albeit slight uptick in 2018, according to analyst forecasts. The estimates show how the industry likely outperformed expectations despite concerns about a cooling global economy and rising interest rates. ... Continue reading

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Best Annual Sales since 2007, Best December since 2006

Mitsubishi Motors Reports Best Annual Sales since 2007, Best December since 2006

Mitsubishi Motors closed the 2018 calendar year with its best sales since 2007. ... Continue reading

American Honda Posts December 2018 Sales Increase

American Honda Posts December 2018 Sales Increase

Acura brand sales rise 2.8% in 2018, punctuated by best-ever monthly and annual truck sales Acura RDX has best-ever annual and December sales, its second-best month in history Honda brand posts best-ever annual and December truck sales with overall December increase as Honda CR-V sets all-time monthly record, topping 4 ... Continue reading

Baraja — Maker of LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles — Closes Series A with $32 Million Led by Sequoia China and Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund

Baraja — Maker of LiDAR for Autonomous Vehicles — Closes Series A with $32 Million Led by Sequoia China and Main Sequence Ventures’ CSIRO Innovation Fund

SAN FRANCISCO--Baraja, the creator of Spectrum-Scan LiDAR for autonomous vehicles, announced today a Series A investment of $32 million from Sequoia China, Blackbird Ventures, and the CSIRO Innovation Fund managed by Main Sequence Ventures. Baraja, which in July 2018 launched a novel LiDAR system that uses prism-like o ... Continue reading

Global Automotive Industry - Forecast to 2025: Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Global Automotive Industry - Forecast to 2025: Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions - ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN--The "Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions in the Global Automotive Industry, Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of M&As on the overall automotive industry. ... Continue reading

Ford F-Series Marks 42 Straight Years as America’s Best-Selling Pickup - Ford Hits Nine Straight Years as America’s Best-Selling Brand; Lincoln SUV Sales Up

Ford F-Series Marks 42 Straight Years as America’s Best-Selling Pickup - Ford Hits Nine Straight Years as America’s Best-Selling Brand; Lincoln SUV Sales Up

Ford Motor Company today reported its December 2018 U.S. sales results. Click here or visit media.ford.com to view the news release. ... Continue reading

Daimler Trucks Over 500,000 trucks in 2018 Best In A Decade

Daimler Trucks Over 500,000 trucks in 2018 Best In A Decade

Daimler Trucks achieves one of the best sales years in its history Deliveries after eleven months already 11 percent above the prior-year level Double-digit growth in North America, Asia and Latin America Market leadership in core markets North America, Europe and Brazil Daimler Trucks presents innovations for automate ... Continue reading

Hyundai and Kia Unveil Innovative Electric Vehicle Charging and Automated Parking Systems Concept +VIDEO

Hyundai and Kia Unveil Innovative Electric Vehicle Charging and Automated Parking Systems Concept +VIDEO

The Hyundai Motor Group unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system with the Automated Valet Parking System (AVPS). The system will offer a convenience to drivers who are faced with an overcrowding of both parking and charging locations as electric vehicle numbers grow steadily. ... Continue reading

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

2019 Volvo XC40 Entry Luxury SUV Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO

The compact crossover SUV segment is a very lucrative playing ground for an auto maker and one of the hottest segments in the marketplace. Volvo, not to be left on the sidelines. ... Continue reading

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Fast and Also Efficient - Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Fast and Also Efficient - Review By Larry Nutson

Back in the world of everyday car usage, I recently had my second opportunity behind the wheel of the new Jetta. The Habanero Orange 2019 Jetta R-Line turned heads just like the Bonneville Jetta did. ... Continue reading

Velodyne Lidar to Showcase Wide Array of Never-Before-Seen Products at CES

Velodyne Lidar to Showcase Wide Array of Never-Before-Seen Products at CES

Velodyne’s Augmented Reality demonstration allows people to experience how autonomous vehicles see the world. ... Continue reading

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