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    Sales Figure Ticker: October 2018

      Trick or Treat?

    Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 25.4% (10,494 Vehicles Sold This Month, 96,803 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    FCA US LLC - Up 16% (177,391 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,857,374 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 8.4% (8,002 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,400 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen of America - Up 5% (29,000 Vehicles Sold This Month, 295,228 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 2.5% (55,394 Vehicles Sold This Month, 558,812 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 2.2% (4,817 Vehicles Sold This Month, 47,443 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia Motors America - Up 1.59% (45,102 Vehicles Sold This Month, 497,144 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota Motor North America - Up 1.4% (191,102 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,015,339 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 0.9% (31,814 Vehicles Sold This Month, 286,180 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai Motor America - 0.0% (53,025 Vehicles Sold This Month, 554,726 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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    American Honda Motor Co. - Down 4.1% (122,182 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,329,179 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mazda North American Operations - Down 10.3% (18,673 Vehicles Sold This Month, 232,538 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan North America - Down 10.6% (109,962 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,234,644 Vehicles Sold This Year)


    Audi of America - 
    BMW Group U.S. - 
    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - 


    Brands:
    Acura - Up 7.3% (13,624 Vehicles Sold This Month, 128,107 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Alfa Romeo - Up 44% (1,737 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,917 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Audi - 
    BMW - 
    Chrysler - Up 21% (13,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 140,445 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Dodge - Up 38% (33,872 Vehicles Sold This Month, 393,600 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Fiat - Down 35% (1,151 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,235 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ford - Down 3.4% (185,042 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,997,387 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Genesis - Down 79.2% (372 Vehicles Sold This Month, 9,281 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Honda - Down 5.3% (108,558 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,201,072 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai - Up 2.8% (52,653 Vehicles Sold This Month, 545,444 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Infiniti - Up 15.4% (11,880 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,129 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jaguar - Down 8.4% (2,648 Vehicles Sold This Month, 23,824 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jeep - Up 9% (72,800 Vehicles Sold This Month, 818,994 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia - Up 1.59% (45,102 Vehicles Sold This Month, 497,144 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Land Rover - Up 43.3% (7,846 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,979 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Lexus - Down 0.8% (22,716 Vehicles Sold This Month, 236,340 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Lincoln - Down 15% (7,574 Vehicles Sold This Month, 82,854 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mazda - Down 10.3% (18,673 Vehicles Sold This Month, 232,538 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz - Down 4.9% (27,537 Vehicles Sold This Month, 252,921 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 71% (4,182 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,205 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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    Mitsubishi - Up 8.4% (8,002 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,400 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan - Down 13% (98,082 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,117,515 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche - Up 2.2% (4,817 Vehicles Sold This Month, 47,443 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ram Trucks - Up 14% (54,542 Vehicles Sold This Month, 471,203 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Smart - Down 32.1% (95 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,054 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru - Up 2.5% (55,394 Vehicles Sold This Month, 558,812 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota - Up 1.7% (168,386 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,778,999 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen - Up 5% (29,000 Vehicles Sold This Month, 295,228 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volvo - 

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    Lincoln down fifteen percent...Christmas came in November this year.

    Ram way up...no surprises.

    Jeep doing well...as an enthusiast I like that...glad to.see them doing well.

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    Mercedes-Benz Vans are the fastest growing brand.  Could be a sign that crossovers are done and commercial vans will take over the landscape.  People like boxy vehicles that haul things to suit their "active lifestyle"

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    Mercedes vans was the fastest SINKING brand- they conceeded HUGE majority percentages of the segment to the competition from nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, RAM, etc. The rest of the market simply passed them right by and they are lingering in the cellar.

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    20 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    Mercedes vans was the fastest SINKING brand- they conceeded HUGE majority percentages of the segment to the competition from nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, RAM, etc. The rest of the market simply passed them right by and they are lingering in the cellar.

     M-B vans are up 16% year to date over last year, and up 71% in Oct 18 compared to Oct 17. 

     

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    3 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

     M-B vans are up 16% year to date over last year, and up 71% in Oct 18 compared to Oct 17. 

    MARKET SHARE. They owned the Euro van market in the USDM outright but have conceded the majority to their competition since they've come online.

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    Has anyone seen the new Built Ford Proud ads?  The sales numbers for Ford and Lincoln apparently explain why these commercials exist: falling sales.

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    41 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    This is definitely one of my favorites. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVlfclOpsK8&list=PLCFM1h5Oz66h1hHSXoO5-6pziQfi4cOpu

     

    Just like Jeep can't... 

    I would upvote this by at least a thousand if I could.  If Ford can keep up the corporate attitude I see in these videos and focus on what they do well they will win me back.

    In any relationship the key is to define what will make you happy if you are unhappy. In the case of Ford...build what you are passionate about. 

    Jeep analogy is very well placed. I could see myself loving a Ford motor company that was passionate about Trucks...Mustangs...and SUVs...maybe Edge and one other.

    If they can stop trying to be all things to all people...they will win me back.

    Love...love...and love the new videos by Ford!

    51 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

    I like this commercial especially, but Ford cannot afford to be a BOF Truck/SUV firm only.  Mustang aside, Ford needs more and better products in the unibody side of things.

    I disagree. Trying to be everything to everybody is what has held them back IMHO. I really like the idea of a strong lean and Focused (pun not intended) Ford motor company.

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The all-electric crossover offers a sneak peek at Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future. “Today, Buick’s innovative thinking and imagination of future intelligent mobility have reached the next level with the Electra,” said Sam Basile, executive vice president of SAIC-GM. “I am confident that the aesthetics and technology innovations reflected on the Electra will ultimately help reset consumers’ expectations, just as all previous Buick concepts have done.” Adopting the new “potential energy” design language, the Electra emphasizes clean and bold styling with seamless integrated technology. It comes with a new-generation electric propulsion system and the advanced Ultium battery, along with a variety of connected and intelligent driving technologies, demonstrating Buick’s ongoing evolution toward the future of personal mobility. “Building on Buick’s proven leadership in electrification, the Electra represents the brand’s ambition to bring together beautiful styling and intelligent connectivity in the new era of zero emissions,” said Molly Peck, executive director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM. “The advanced Ultium battery unlocks the exciting new possibilities for what future EVs will look like. The Electra fully leverages state-of-the-art technology to set a new standard for future EV design and personal mobility.” The Electra is the latest global concept vehicle developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture in Shanghai, backed by GM’s global resources. It is named after an iconic Buick flagship model that originally represented one of the three shields in the brand’s logo. Forward-looking design inspired by a space capsule Combining the athletic look of a four-seat crossover with Gran Turismo aesthetics, the Electra previews Buick’s next-generation design language for electric vehicles. Adopting a pure design philosophy, the Electra has clean and minimalist styling inspired by a space capsule. The evolving sculptural beauty is distinguished by a spacious glass interior pod situated in an aerodynamic wing-form bodyshell. The glass canopy extends from near the front of the hood to the rear. The Electra’s innovative “potential energy” design language is characterized by sculptural surfaces in front, along the sides, and in its wheels and lamps. It reinforces the elegant overall shape while emphasizing the dynamic stance like an arrow being released. This “moving tension” is also reflected through its gradient light silver exterior tone in the front end that progressively transitions to dark silver in back. The illuminated Buick badge integrates a flow-through design. Along with 23-inch wheels featuring an optimal design, it helps enhance aerodynamics while contributing to the Electra’s futuristic look. Its “breathing” front and rear Matrix LED lamps feature parametrical mathematic lighting strings with a three-dimensional effect. They are complemented by a full LED-illuminated grille and rear screen nameplate to provide dramatic digital lighting interaction. The Electra’s butterfly wing doors support facial recognition and provide a robust opening for convenient access. There is also a hidden floating skateboard integrated with the stoplight under the rear bumper to expand users’ personal mobility options. Zero-gravity environment with seamless technology integration The Electra’s four-seat interior takes full advantage of the all-new electric vehicle architecture developed by GM, with an optimized battery layout. Together with the lack of traditional A/B pillars, the result is a maximum extension of the cabin with a longer wheelbase, a more efficient package and a more spacious, open interior. The Electra interior has a sculptural spaceship-like cradle, without a traditional instrument panel. The large curved display is a central feature. A retractable steering wheel and suspended seats, supported by an all-new light-weighted armature structure, creates a visual effect of zero gravity inside the cabin.    The Electra’s color palette, including copper gold trim surrounding the cabin and dark trim on the exterior frame, replicates the atmosphere of outer space. The interior seamlessly integrates technologies such as a concealed air-conditioning system, ambient lighting and an electronic rearview mirror. The Electra provides functionality and convenience with features available when the user needs them. Intuitive and immersive user experience The Electra offers an intuitive and immersive user experience that rewards all the senses. Buick’s next-generation eConnect connectivity system runs on the distinctively large retina display with industry-leading freeform curved screen technology, expanding the viewing area for the driver with an immersive visual experience. The advanced eConnect system supports remote over-the-air (OTA) updates and enables a connected experience by providing on-demand driving information, advanced driver assistant system details and infotainment control. The introduction of a large augmented reality-enhanced head-up display with advanced live-view navigation adds to the Electra’s intuitive multi-screen interactive user interface. The Electra is also equipped with the next generation of Buick’s intelligent AI Voice Assistant. Users can fully manage the vehicle’s functions with smooth and precise human-machine voice interaction, such as controlling the air-conditioning, accessing home devices and adjusting the driving mode. Advanced electrification technology and smart mobility Leveraging GM’s global EV expertise, the Electra is supported by its new-generation high-performance modular electric propulsion system. Utilizing the advanced Ultium battery, the Electra has a range of more than 660 kilometers on a single charge, making it ideal for daily commutes as well as family trips.   Thanks to the industry-leading wireless battery management system, the Ultium battery reduces wires within the battery by 90%. It also helps balance chemistry within the individual battery cell groups and conduct real-time battery pack checks to safeguard battery health. The Electra’s Ultium drive unit has high-performance motors in both the front and the rear to ensure optimized power output. It has maximum power of 435 kW, enabling 0-100 kilometer per hour acceleration of just 4.3 seconds. Additional vehicle highlights for future mobility include GM’s next-generation intelligent driving technology with door to-door smart mobility solutions, as well as V2X technologies, to offer a safe and intelligent ride with peace of mind.    Buick has found success offering premium SUVs and cars with sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury in North America and China. Buick has sold over 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. More information about Buick vehicles in China, its largest market, is available at www.Buick.com.cn.
    • As such every Pickup Truck out there ICE and EV are over priced especially with the crazy $7,500 to $12,000 discounts being thrown on the hoods now.
    • I've said it here a good dozen times; I think this is a terrible mis-appropriation of the storied nameplate. Sure, the crowd that has come to lean on the overly-simplistic 'A-B-C, 1-2-3' naming mindset will applaud, but it's still a travesty. None-the-less, here it is, threatening to return. Hopefully, it'll be another scenario like the '08 Invicta concept, and it'll remain peacefully dormant.  
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