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  1. Does Ford see the upcoming Ranger as a threat to the sales of the F-150? Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations says no. "There always will be some substitution, but this is more of a lifestyle vehicle for people who want to use it for different purposes. The F-150's gotten bigger over time and more expensive. We believe there's room now to slot the Ranger in very nicely in the showroom," he told Automotive yesterday at an event kicking off production of the Ranger. The new Ranger is quite expensive with the base XL SuperCab 2WD setting you back $25,395 with destination - higher than the Nissan Frontier ($19,965), Chevrolet Colorado ($21,495), and Toyota Tacoma ($24,480). But the biggest competitor to the Ranger might be the F-150. Despite a higher price ($29,650 for the XL Regular Cab 2WD), Ford is offering a number of incentives that can bring down the price of F-150 into Ranger territory. But there is some good news for the Ranger, as interest in midsize trucks is rising. Automotive News reports that interest was increased 18 percent so far this year, a massive increase compared to the less than 1 percent in 2017. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  2. Quarterly: General Motors Co. - Down 11.1% (694,638 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 2,168,808 Vehicles Sold This Year) Monthly: FCA US LLC - Up 15% (199,819 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,679,983 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 10.3% (8,715 Vehicles Sold This Month, 69,981 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 3.5% (57,044 Vehicles Sold This Month, 503,418 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 1% (57,359 Vehicles Sold This Month, 501,701 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW of North America - Up 0.2% (29,369 Vehicles Sold This Month, 259,258 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 1.8% (51,503 Vehicles Sold This Month, 452,042 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 4.8% (30,555 Vehicles Sold This Month, 266,228 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 5% (30,715 Vehicles Sold This Month, 254,366 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 7% (132,668 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,206,997 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Down 7.1% (9,006 Vehicles Sold This Month, 86,080 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Down 7.1% (5,102 Vehicles Sold This Month, 42,626 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 8.6% (7,705 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,398 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 10.4% (203,098 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,824,235 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Down 11.2% (197,404 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,887,625 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan Group - Down 12.2% (122,819 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,124,682 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 17.4% (21,257 Vehicles Sold This Month, 235,122 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Brands (Quarterly): Buick - Down 7.3% (45,911 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 155,606 Vehicles Sold This Year) Cadillac - Down 10.7% (37,291 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 113,240 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chevrolet - Down 11.4% (485,019 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 1,504,038 Vehicles Sold This Year) GMC - Down 11.3% (126,417 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 395,924 Vehicles Sold This Year) Brands (Monthly): Acura - Up 4.4% (13,511 Vehicles Sold This Month, 114,483 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 29% (1,639 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,160 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - BMW - Up 1.3% (25,908 Vehicles Sold This Month, 225,065 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Down 7% (14,683 Vehicles Sold This Month, 127,156 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Up 41% (42,101 Vehicles Sold This Month, 359,728 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 46% (1,185 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,084 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Down 11.3% (189,236 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,812,345 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Down 75.8% (419 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,909 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Down 8.2% (119,157 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,092,514 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Up 3% (56,940 Vehicles Sold This Month, 492,792 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Down 1.6% (12,536 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,249 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 38.1% (2,040 Vehicles Sold This Month, 20,947 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Up 14% (83,764 Vehicles Sold This Month, 746,194 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Down 1.8% (51,503 Vehicles Sold This Month, 452,042 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 8.7% (6,966 Vehicles Sold This Month, 746,194 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 6.1% (24,597 Vehicles Sold This Month, 213,622 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 7.2% (8,168 Vehicles Sold This Month, 75,280 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Down 17.4% (21,257 Vehicles Sold This Month, 235,122 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Down 9.8% (26,169 Vehicles Sold This Month, 225,384 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 44% (4,448 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,023 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 7.4% (3,461 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,193 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Down 8.6% (7,705 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,398 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 13.3% (110,283 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,019,433 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Down 7.1% (5,102 Vehicles Sold This Month, 42,626 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 9% (56,447 Vehicles Sold This Month, 416,661 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 59.3% (98 Vehicles Sold This Month, 959 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 3.5% (57,044 Vehicles Sold This Month, 503,418 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 10.9% (178,501 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,610,613 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Down 4.8% (30,555 Vehicles Sold This Month, 266,228 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 10.3% (8,715 Vehicles Sold This Month, 69,981 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  3. New cars are getting more and more expensive. Kelly Blue Book reported earlier this month that the average transaction price of a new car was $35,541, up 1.8 percent compared to the same time last year. This has more consumers checking out the used car lot, causing demand to rise. “Customers forget a new car is now more than $30,000 and they expect it to be $20,000,” said Brian Allan, a senior director at Galpin Motors Inc., to the Wall Street Journal. “When people see the price has gone up, it is sticker shock, especially when people only buy a car every five to six years." Data from Edmunds reports that the gap between the price of a new and used car is now at one "of its largest points in more than a decade". Key reasons for this gap include consumers trending to trucks and SUVs, and automakers adding more expensive tech. This summer saw a strong demand for used cars and analysts are predicting this trend to continue throughout the rest of the year, partly due to dealers stocking more trucks and utility vehicles. Prices of used cars are also on the rise. Edmunds reports that buyers paid an average of $22,489 for a three-year old used car in the second-quarter - up $865 from the same time last year. This isn't good news for automakers as new car sales are starting to slow down and pressure could begin building to deepen discounts to lure consumers back. Lenders have been extending the length of loans and introducing 0 percent financing to make buying new more attractive. Source: Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)
  4. Polestar has revealed new details as to how it plans on selling their vehicles in the U.S. As we have previously reported, Polestar will be using an online system for customers to do research, configure, and order their vehicle. They'll also have the choice of either purchasing a vehicle outright or doing a subscription model where insurance and maintenance is covered in the payment. But as Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar admits in a statement, "many people want to physically see a car before ordering." That's where Polestar Spaces come into play. These will be franchised by dealers and allow customers to check out the cars and learn more from product information specialists - not working on commission. The spaces will also handle servicing of the vehicles, although customers won't need to drop their vehicles off. Using a smartphone app, customers will be able to schedule a pickup for servicing. Once completed, Polestar will drop the vehicle back off. According to Car and Driver, Polestar will open their first space in New York City in late 2019 or early 2020. Nine more spaces will follow: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas or Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Source: Car and Driver, Polestar Polestar – the new electric performance brand and a new approach to car ownership for US customers As a new entrant into the electrified automotive industry, Polestar has confirmed its positioning and innovative go-to-market strategy in the important North American car market. As a start-up electric car brand owned by Volvo Car Group, Polestar will offer electric performance cars with a modern, fully digital customer experience. “Launching an entirely new car brand gives us the opportunity to assess what customers enjoy about car ownership, and what they are less keen on,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. “As an electric performance brand, we want to maximize our customer’s enjoyment of driving. Polestars will be great looking cars with avant-garde design that are full of modern technology and great to drive. “We also want to remove the hassle from traditional car ownership. The customer will be able to research, configure and order their car online. They can choose our innovative subscription model that enables them to have all their motoring costs covered by one single monthly payment. “We also know that many people want to physically see a car before ordering, so our customers will be able to meet the brand in a franchised Polestar Space. In a town center location, they’ll interact with non-commissioned product experts who are totally focused on enhancing their brand experience and giving them the information they want and need. They will also have pick-up and delivery servicing, meaning that their days of standing in line at service reception are over.” “Polestar is a global brand from day one, operating in the world’s most important car markets – Europe, China and North America. We will therefore be opening Polestar Spaces in major US cities as demand requires them. We are also developing a new Polestar North America organization to meet the demands of this important market,” concludes Thomas Ingenlath. Polestar’s momentum has been building following its launch as the new electric performance brand. The company’s first car, Polestar 1, was revealed in October 2017 as a 600 hp Electric Performance Hybrid, but with the longest pure electric range of any hybrid in the world. The Polestar 1 will start production in mid-2019 at the new Polestar Production Centre, which is nearing completion. The first full year of production has already sold out, with 200 cars currently destined for North American customers. The brand’s second car, Polestar 2, will be the company’s first full battery electric vehicle and is designed to compete with Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 will be revealed early in 2019, with production starting a year later.
  5. From 2010 to 2014, the Chevrolet Camaro was undisputed sales champion of the U.S. sports cars. But since 2015, the Camaro has been falling behind the likes of the Ford Mustang. At the time, Chevrolet officials were okay with giving up some volume to boost profitability. Unlike Ford which started focusing on lower-end models, Chevrolet decided to target performance-oriented models with high price tags. But this year, the Camaro has been outsold by both the Mustang and Dodge Challenger - the latter using a platform that is over a decade old. Chevrolet is now planning to fight back by focusing on the lower-end of the market, a place where Ford and Dodge have been making big inroads. "Frankly, they've been eating our lunch. The low [transaction prices] of a four-cylinder ... that's where the bulk of the sales are and that's where our pricing strategy needed improvement. We plan to go head to head — and win," said Al Oppenheiser, chief engineer of the Camaro to Automotive News. Chevrolet has cut prices on the Camaro 1LS, 1LT, and 2LT as part of the 2019 refresh. They have also introduced a 1LE version for the 2.0L turbo-four to better compete with the Mustang EcoBoost. The 1LE brings a chassis package from the 1LE V6, 20-inch wheels, and a six-speed manual for only $30,995 (includes shipping). "What's happening in the sport car segment, there's a lot more volume in the low-to-mid part of the market. We do a phenomenal job with our loaded SS's, and it's great business for us, but the reality is there's an awful lot of people who just want a great looking sports car somewhere in that $30,000 range, and that's what we're going to deliver," said Steve Majoros, Chevy's marketing director for cars and crossovers. Karl Brauer, executive publisher of Kelley Blue Book said Chevrolet adding the 1LE package for the turbo-four Camaro will allow it to be better compete with the Mustang. But he also questioned whether Chevrolet went far enough with the 2019 refresh to address some of styling issues that have turned off some buyers. "It doesn't hurt to have a lot of value for the money. I just wonder if that alone is the real stumbling block," said Brauer. "It just doesn't have the personality that the other two cars offer." Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  6. Chevrolet believes that it gain more market share in subcompacts to full-size sedans as other competitors leave the market, most notably Ford. "It's a pretty big opportunity for us. As other people are making noise about leaving the car business or thrifting back their portfolio, there's still business to be had there. It's just going about the business in a smart fashion," said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet's marketing director for cars and crossovers to Automotive News. While the car market in the U.S. continues to shrink as more buyers go for SUVs and crossovers, it still represents more than four million possible customers and an opportunity for Chevrolet to introduce itself to this group. Plus, compact and midsize segments still representative one in every five vehicles sold. Majoros believes that sales of cars have "hit the floor." "There's still volume to be had there. We've done a nice job about taking a responsible approach to the product. If other competitors are leaving, we're very happy to pick up that business, and we'll certainly do that." Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  7. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 23.8% (8,622 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,244 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 23.4% (9,950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 77,277 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 12.7% (30,520 Vehicles Sold This Month, 203,418 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 6.7% (59,426 Vehicles Sold This Month, 382,286 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 6% (170,970 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,286,446 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 3.1% (4,020 Vehicles Sold This Month, 33,441 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 2.1% (19,221 Vehicles Sold This Month, 127,163 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.3% (26,278 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,300 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Down 3.1% (194,026 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,471,717 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Down 4% (51,752 Vehicles Sold This Month, 386,800 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 5.8% (53,112 Vehicles Sold This Month, 346,675 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 6% (208,770 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,398,082 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 8.2% (138,602 Vehicles Sold This Month, 926,426 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 10.9% (24,125 Vehicles Sold This Month, 188,049 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan Group - Down 15.2% (108,792 Vehicles Sold This Month, 889,487 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 20.1% (23,058 Vehicles Sold This Month, 199,466 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Brands: Acura - Down 6.6% (13,247 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,900 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 65% (2,016 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,281 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 2.1% (19,221 Vehicles Sold This Month, 127,163 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 0.1% (21,982 Vehicles Sold This Month, 175,368 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Down 13% (11,624 Vehicles Sold This Month, 100,254 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - 0% (31,119 Vehicles Sold This Month, 282,052 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 45% (1,240 Vehicles Sold This Month, 9,525 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Down 2.7% (186,128 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,413,550 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Down 63% (615 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,877 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Down 8.4% (125,355 Vehicles Sold This Month, 840,526 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Down 2.45% (51,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 378,922 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Down 10.1% (9,747 Vehicles Sold This Month, 81,917 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Jeep - Up 15% (79,906 Vehicles Sold This Month, 574,928 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Down 5.8% (53,112 Vehicles Sold This Month, 346,675 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Lexus - Down 12.1% (25,403 Vehicles Sold This Month, 160,403 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 11% (7,898 Vehicles Sold This Month, 58,167 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Down 10.9% (24,125 Vehicles Sold This Month, 188,049 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Down 22.7% (20,034 Vehicles Sold This Month, 178,882 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 5.9% (2,921 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,831 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 2.3% (4,296 Vehicles Sold This Month, 26,932 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 23.4% (9,950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 77,277 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 15.7% (99,045 Vehicles Sold This Month, 807,570 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Up 3.1% (4,020 Vehicles Sold This Month, 33,441 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 2% (45,065 Vehicles Sold This Month, 305,406 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 43.4% (103 Vehicles Sold This Month, 753 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 6.7% (59,426 Vehicles Sold This Month, 382,286 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 5.1% (183,367 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,237,679 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Up 12.7% (30,520 Vehicles Sold This Month, 203,418 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 23.8% (8,622 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,244 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  8. Almost a year after Buick introduced their Avenir subbrand, it has proven to be a big success for the brand's big crossover. According to Automotive News, one out of every four Enclaves sold is the top-line Avenir. That's pretty impressive when you consider that the base price for the Avenir is $54,495. GM says demand from dealers is outstripping their supplies, despite a new investment earlier this year. Sales of the new Enclave have risen 15 percent in the first half of this year, and the average transaction price has risen $5,000 - putting it in line with the likes of the Acura MDX and Infiniti QX60. "We saw the need to provide even more for Enclave, and it was a direct result of sales of the first generation. They were asking for even more options and equipment," said Jace Stokes, manager of product marketing for the Enclave. Stokes went onto say that the success of Avenir for the Enclave has them thinking about what to do for the next-generation of the subbrand. "We certainly have more technology planned. I think next generation is where we're going to push Avenir further." Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  9. Subaru has been on a roll in the U.S. with 79 months of steady month-over-month growth. But Subaru wants to spread that success to other markets and has a new five-year to try an achieve this. Today in Tokyo, Newly appointed Subaru President Tomomi Nakamura unveiled the plan known as STEP - speed, trust, engagement, and peace of mind. "The automotive industry is now in a tumultuous time. Subaru’s fast growth in recent years has come to highlight our challenges. The question is how we, as a small-scale company, will be able to survive in this big-changing area," said Nakamura. Subaru wants to increase global sales from the 1.1 million vehicles it expects to sell in the current fiscal year to 1.3 million vehicles in the fiscal year on March 31, 2026. To do this, Subaru is planning to launch a number of new products including a hybrid and a "global strategic SUV" in the early 2020s. Furthermore, Subaru will evolving their "Dynamic X Solid design language into a "bolder" expression" and "enhancing sporty models." On the technology front, Subaru is planning to offer Level 2 autonomous capability (i.e. Cadillac Super Cruise and Tesla's Autopilot) around 2020 and higher levels by 2024. It is also planning to offer some sort of connectivity in "80 percent of new vehicles in major markets" by 2022. STEP will also be focusing on regaining trust in Subaru's home market. Last year, Subaru admitted that it had uncertified workers carrying out tests on new cars for Japan for decades. Early this year, the scandal got worse as Subaru revealed that inspectors falsified fuel economy and emission data. It led Japan's transportation ministry to reprimand Subaru and 417,288 vehicles to be recalled in the country. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  10. Companies (Quarterly): General Motors Co. - Up 4.6% (758,376 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 1,474,170 Vehicles Sold This Year) Companies (Monthly): Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 46.2% (11,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 67,327 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 20.4% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 163,924 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 18% (63,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 327,786 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 15% (59,841 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,860 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 8.3% (4,892 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,421 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 8% (202,264 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,115,476 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7.2% (9,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 59,566 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 5.7% (28,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 172,898 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 4.8% (146,563 Vehicles Sold This Month, 787,824 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Up 3.6% (209,602 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,189,312 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 1.2% (230,635 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,277,691 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan Group - Up 1.2% (145,096 Vehicles Sold This Month, 780,695 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 0.8% (56,571 Vehicles Sold This Month, 293,563 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 0.5% (33,553 Vehicles Sold This Month, 176,022 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 0.3% (19,741 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,942 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 9.9% (29,125 Vehicles Sold This Month, 176,408 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Brands (Quarterly): Buick - Down 12% (52,891 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 109,695 Vehicles Sold This Year) Cadillac - Up 3% (39,222 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 75,949 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chevrolet - Up 6.2% (528,100 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 1,019,019 Vehicles Sold This Year) GMC - Up 6.6% (138,163 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 269,507 Vehicles Sold This Year) Brands (Monthly): Acura - Up 3.5% (14,532 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 75,949 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 121% (2,249 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,265 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 0.3% (19,741 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,942 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 1.5% (29,407 Vehicles Sold This Month, 153,386 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Down 32% (13,484 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,653 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Up 9% (46,387 Vehicles Sold This Month, 250,933 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 36% (1,426 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,285 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Up 1.1% (221,101 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,227,422 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Down 50.7% (796 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,262 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Up 5% (132,031 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 715,141 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Up 19.6% (64,052 Vehicles Sold This Month, 335,048 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Down 12.8% (10,698 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,170 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 20.1% (2,353 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,787 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Up 19% (86,989 Vehicles Sold This Month, 495,022 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Up 0.8% (56,571 Vehicles Sold This Month, 293,563 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 21.2% (6,982 Vehicles Sold This Month, 44,779 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 2.6% (23,750 Vehicles Sold This Month, 135,000 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Up 2.8% (9,534 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,269 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Up 20.4% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 163,924 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Down 9.7% (26,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,848 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Down 9.7% (2,808 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,910 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 6% (4,146 Vehicles Sold This Month, 22,636 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 46.2% (11,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 67,327 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Up 2.5% (134,398 Vehicles Sold This Month, 708,525 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Up 8.3% (4,892 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,421 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 6% (51,729 Vehicles Sold This Month, 260,341 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 44.2% (126 Vehicles Sold This Month, 650 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 15% (59,841 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,860 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Up 4.4% (185,852 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,04,312 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Up 5.7% (28,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 172,898 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo -
  11. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 50.6% (9,338 Vehicles Sold This Month, 37,754 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 31.7% (12,416 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,178 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 16.8% (9,469 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,231 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 15.1% (29,980 Vehicles Sold This Month, 137,031 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 11% (214,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 913,212 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 10.1% (66,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 270,996 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 7.2% (60,146 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,019 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 4.2% (5,005 Vehicles Sold This Month, 24,529 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 4% (31,211 Vehicles Sold This Month, 143,957 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 3.4% (30,888 Vehicles Sold This Month, 142,469 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 3.1% (153,069 Vehicles Sold This Month, 641,261 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 1.6% (59,462 Vehicles Sold This Month, 236,992 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 0.7% (242,824 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,047,056 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 0.6% (19,315 Vehicles Sold This Month, 88,471 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 0.3% (30,187 Vehicles Sold This Month, 147,283 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 1.3% (215,321 Vehicles Sold This Month, 979,710 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan North America - Down 4.1% (131,832 Vehicles Sold This Month, 635,599 Vehicles Sold This Year) Brands: Acura - Down 8% (12,819 Vehicles Sold This Month, 58,121 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 4% (2,377 Vehicles Sold This Month, 10,016 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 0.6% (19,315 Vehicles Sold This Month, 88,471 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 3.3% (26,662 Vehicles Sold This Month, 123,979 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Down 18% (14,724 Vehicles Sold This Month, 75,146 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Up 4% (46,581 Vehicles Sold This Month, 204,546 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 46% (1,441 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,859 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Up 1% (233,069 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,006,321 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Down 38.6% (1,076 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,466 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Up 4.3% (140,250 Vehicles Sold This Month, 583,140 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Up 11.5% (64,980 Vehicles Sold This Month, 264,530 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Down 7.1% (11,625 Vehicles Sold This Month, 61,472 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 24% (2,366 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,434 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Up 29% (97,287 Vehicles Sold This Month, 408,033 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Up 1.6% (59,462 Vehicles Sold This Month, 236,992 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 42.3% (7,103 Vehicles Sold This Month, 37,797 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 0.1% (25,391 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,250 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 5.2% (9,755 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,735 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Up 15.1% (29,980 Vehicles Sold This Month, 137,031 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 0.3% (26,976 Vehicles Sold This Month, 132,657 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 1.1% (3,101 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,102 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Up 4% (4,226 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,490 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 31.7% (12,416 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,178 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 3.8% (120,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 574,127 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Up 4.2% (5,005 Vehicles Sold This Month, 24,529 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Up 2% (51,884 Vehicles Sold This Month, 208,612 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 66.8% (110 Vehicles Sold This Month, 524 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 7.2% (60,146 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,019 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 1.5% (189,930 Vehicles Sold This Month, 868,460 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Up 4% (31,211 Vehicles Sold This Month, 143,957 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 50.6% (9,338 Vehicles Sold This Month, 37,754 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  12. Author's Note: As we reported last month, General Motors will be reporting their sales numbers quarterly. The next time you will see GM and their subsequent brands will be in June. -WM Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 5% (184,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 698,918 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 4.2% (27,213 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,581 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 2.1% (30,115 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,096 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - 0% (8,467 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,762 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Down 4.7% (204,651 Vehicles Sold This Month, 804,232 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 4.7% (192,348 Vehicles Sold This Month, 764,381 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 9.2% (125,701 Vehicles Sold This Month, 488,192 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan North America - Down 28.1% (87,764 Vehicles Sold This Month, 503,767 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Brands: Acura - Down 15.9% (11,888 Vehicles Sold This Month, 45,302 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 173% (1,847 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,639 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 3.8% (23.482 Vehicles Sold This Month, 97,317 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Down 18% (14,189 Vehicles Sold This Month, 60,422 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Up 4% (40,994 Vehicles Sold This Month, 157,965 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 45% (1,404 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,418 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Down 4.3% (196,133 Vehicles Sold This Month, 773,252 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Honda - Down 8.4% (113,813 Vehicles Sold This Month, 422,890 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Infiniti - Down 17% (8,960 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,847 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 37% (2,019 Vehicles Sold This Month, 10,068 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Up 20% (82,641 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,746 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Down 5.2% (50,585 Vehicles Sold This Month, 177,530 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 24% (6,448 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,694 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 2.1% (21,642 Vehicles Sold This Month, 85,853 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 12.1% (8,518 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,980 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati - Down 24.9% (950 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,663 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Down 4.6% (23,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,051 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 1% (27,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,681 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 28.4% (2,815 Vehicles Sold This Month, 11,001 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Up 7.2% (3,731 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,264 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Down 4.6% (7,990 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,762 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 29.1% (78,804 Vehicles Sold This Month, 453,920 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Up 0.7% (5,570 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,524 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Down 9% (43,074 Vehicles Sold This Month, 156,728 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 74.5% (93 Vehicles Sold This Month, 414 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 1.5% (53,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 202,873 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 5.1% (170,706 Vehicles Sold This Month, 678,528 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Up 4.5% (28,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 112,746 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 17% (8,333 Vehicles Sold This Month, 28,416 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  13. There's a war going on between Cadillac and Lincoln. With the new Navigator, Lincoln has a very compelling alternative to Cadillac's aging Escalade. But Cadillac is fighting back by dumping a bunch of cash on the hood. Bloomberg obtained a memo sent to Cadillac dealers that announces a new promotion where current lease customers of 2016 Escalades are being offered a $10,000 discount on a new Escalade. Owners of 2016 Escalades have to make do with a $7,500 discount. The promotion runs until the end of May. GM Spokesman Jim Cain confirmed the promotion to Bloomberg. This isn't the first time Cadillac has put a huge amount of money onto the hood of the Escalade. Back in November, Cadillac was offering owners of Lincoln models from 1999 to the current model year a $5,000 discount on an Escalade. Cadillac still holds a significant edge over the Navigator in terms of sales - 8,111 Escalades vs. 4,062 Navigators through March. But Lincoln is gaining ground with Navigators only sitting on dealer lots 10 days on average. “GM is trying to keep Escalade buyers out of Navigators, for sure. You’ve got a fresh Navigator and you’ve got an Escalade that is not new and is starting to age,” said Jeff Schuster, an analyst at LMC Automotive. “This is a particular battle that GM doesn’t want to lose ground in. It speaks to the importance of the Escalade.” Source: Bloomberg
  14. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 53.7% (8,233 Vehicles Sold This Month, 20,083 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 35.7% (33,302 Vehicles Sold This Month, 83,995 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 21.7% (14,319 Vehicles Sold This Month, 35,772 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 17.8% (32,548 Vehicles Sold This Month, 83,952 Vehicles Sold This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 15.7% (296,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 715,794 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 14% (216,063 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,769 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 10% (14,232 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,295 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 6.2% (4,756 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,954 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 5.9% (58,097 Vehicles Sold This Month, 149,703 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 3.8% (142,392 Vehicles Sold This Month, 362,491 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Up 3.5% (222,782 Vehicles Sold This Month, 572,033 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 3.4% (244,306 Vehicles Sold This Month, 599,581 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 2.5% (50,645 Vehicles Sold This Month, 126,945 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.4% (35,842 Vehicles Sold This Month, 84,368 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 2.7% (31,484 Vehicles Sold This Month, 86,981 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan North America - Down 3.7% (162,535 Vehicles Sold This Month, 416,003 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Down 11% (61,540 Vehicles Sold This Month, 148,877 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Brands: Acura - Up 15.7% (13,537 Vehicles Sold This Month, 33,414 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 364% (2,576 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,792 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 7.4% (20,090 Vehicles Sold This Month, 50,052 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 1% (31,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 73,835 Vehicles Sold This Year) Buick - Up 28% (26,834 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,804 Vehicles Sold This Year) Cadillac - Up 12.7% (14,494 Vehicles Sold This Month, 36,727 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chevrolet - Up 15.6% (199,367 Vehicles Sold This Month, 490,919 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Up 15% (19,499 Vehicles Sold This Month, 46,233 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Down 2% (49,184 Vehicles Sold This Month, 116,971 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 47% (1,544 Vehicles Sold This Month, 4,014 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Up 3.6% (234,954 Vehicles Sold This Month, 577,119 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Down 21% (1,386 Vehicles Sold This Month, 4,362 Vehicles Sold This Year) GMC - Up 11.4% (55,646 Vehicles Sold This Month, 131,344 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Up 2.6% (128,855 Vehicles Sold This Month, 329,077 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Down 10.9% (60,154 Vehicles Sold This Month, 144,515 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Down 4.6% (17,432 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,887 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 34% (3,260 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,049 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Up 45% (98,382 Vehicles Sold This Month, 228,105 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Up 2.5% (50,645 Vehicles Sold This Month, 126,945 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 38% (10,972 Vehicles Sold This Month, 24,246 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 3.2% (27,032 Vehicles Sold This Month, 64,211 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 2.1% (9,352 Vehicles Sold This Month, 22,462 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati - Mazda - Up 35.7% (33,302 Vehicles Sold This Month, 83,995 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Down 2.4% (28,407 Vehicles Sold This Month, 78,474 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 3.3% (2,967 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,186 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 9.1% (4,531 Vehicles Sold This Month, 10,533 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 21.7% (14,319 Vehicles Sold This Month, 35,772 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 3.6% (145,103 Vehicles Sold This Month, 375,116 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Up 6.2% (4,756 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,954 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Down 13% (44,878 Vehicles Sold This Month, 113,654 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 71.7% (110 Vehicles Sold This Month, 321 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 5.9% (58,097 Vehicles Sold This Month, 149,703 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Up 4.5% (195,750 Vehicles Sold This Month, 507,822 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Up 17.8% (32,548 Vehicles Sold This Month, 83,952 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 53.7% (8,233 Vehicles Sold This Month, 20,083 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  15. The new Honda Accord has been lauded by the automotive press for its design, improved ride and interior, and noticeable increases in fuel economy. In fact, the Accord has been named North American Car of the Year. But dealers are struggling to move the new Accord off lots. In February, sales of the Accord dropped 15.8 percent when compared to the year before. According to Automotive News, inventory levels of the Accord stood at a 104-day supply at the beginning of this month - very high by Honda's sparse count. Some dealers have been turning away shipments from the Marysville, Ohio plant. "Where lease is heavy, like Florida, New York, Ohio and California, that's where we're getting hurt. When you get two cars as close as they are, it's not that much better than the Camry that people are going to pay $50, $60 [or] $80 more a month," said Rick Case, CEO of Rick Case Automotive Group. One of Case's dealers in Florida has more than 600 Accords in stock, about 200 more than its usual stock. They have turned away some Accords in January an February. Sources told Automotive News that dealers in the Miami area have turned down around 1,000 Accords since they have too many sitting on their lots. One reason is how consumers are trending towards to crossovers over midsize sedans. But dealers who spoke with Automotive News say there is another reason - the lack of attractive leasing options. The new Accord has a higher starting price than the previous-generation model which in turn raises the price of a lease. Honda's website lists a 36-month lease for the base Accord LX at $249 per month with a $3,199 down payment. Meanwhile, Toyota is offering a 36-month Camry LE lease in the Detroit area for $229 per month with a $1,999 down payment. In other regions, the Camry deal becomes even sweeter. In the Miami area, Toyota is offering a 36-month Camry LE lease for $199 per month with a $3,198 down payment. The various accolades and high-quality that have been key Accord attributes aren't working at the moment. "The quality gap has narrowed between the domestics, Honda and Toyota. When you're buying a car, you have a great story to tell a customer. When you're leasing, they say, 'Well, it has at least three years of warranty on it.' They're just renting it anyway. It is an uphill battle," said a Honda dealer in the Detroit area. Dave Conant, owner of Conant Auto Retail Group which has four Honda dealers in California says he understand why Honda isn't throwing money at the Accord at the moment due to big investment to get it on the road. But he wouldn't be shocked if the automaker offers some sort of incentive support, especially in terms of leases later in the year. "I'll be surprised if we don't see some help in April or May. They're not going to let the car sit on the lot. Without the incentive support, the payment from the car [that customers are] trading to the new one — the gap is too large. They need to do something to bring that closer, and the car will start selling and leasing well again," said Conant. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  16. Tesla's production hell seems to be only getting worse than better. Various issues at their Freemont plant has caused the automaker to push back their goal of producing 5,000 Model 3s from late last year to June of this year. This, in turn, has caused some holders of Model 3 reservations to have their order pushed back to 2019. “As we work hard to meet demand, we wanted to let you know that your estimated delivery timing has been adjusted to a slightly later window,” Tesla said in an email to customers. According to Bloomberg, the new date depends on when the reservation was placed and what model was chosen. Tesla is trying to get the more expensive long-range battery model out first before starting production of the cheaper standard battery model. This has buyers of the latter model worried as they might not get the full $7,500 tax credit. The credit begins to phase out once an automaker has built 200,000, something Tesla expects to hit sometime this year. The move has caused some reservation holders to take to various forums and Twitter to complain. Others are deciding to jump ship and buy a Chevrolet Bolt. Reuters reports that Chevrolet dealers in California are seeing a noticeable increase of Tesla shoppers interested in the Bolt. “We’re getting the Tesla people who wanted their Model 3. We ask them, ‘What other cars are you interested in?’ They’re mostly Tesla. But they want the car now. They don’t want to wait,” said Yev Kaplinskiy of Stewart Chevrolet. Kaplinskiy said they sold 15 Bolts last weekend. Chevrolet is taking advantage of the delay by emailing some prospective buyers this week with the message of, “Bolt EV: Now available.” Source: Bloomberg, Reuters
  17. If you have been following auto sales for the past few years, then you know that SUVs and trucks currently dominate the sales charts partly due to the low gas prices. This is especially true when it comes to the luxury segment, where utility models are eating sedans. But a new report from The New York Times reveals that American automakers are eating the lunches of luxury car manufacturers. According to data from Edmunds, the likes of Ford, Chevrolet, and GMC have seen their share of domestic sales of models with an average price of $60,000 steadily climbing, while luxury brands like Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Lexus have been declining. GMC, in particular, has shown the largest growth, accounting 11.3 percent of domestic sales of $60,000-plus models in 2017. Five years ago, the brand only made up 0.1 percent of those sales. A lot of this credit can be laid at the feet of GMC's Denali brands. At a recent investor conference, GM showed data that the Denali line had an average sale price of $56,000 - more than the average price of an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. “This thing is a money machine,” said GM's president Dan Ammann about Denali. Over at Ford, more than half of F-150 sales are made up by the Lariat, King Ranch, Raptor models. Only a few years ago, those models made up a third. Why are American automakers seeing a massive increase in expensive SUVs and trucks? Part of it comes down to price, but there is also the image. “We’ve been taking in Lexuses on trade-ins, BMWs," said Gary Gilchrist, owner of a GMC dealer in Tacoma, Washington. “People used to want German cars for the image factor. Now, if you have a Denali, you get that. People turn their heads to look.” Source: New York Times
  18. Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed that it is not planning to sell any more diesel-powered vehicles in the U.S. Speaking with The Detroit Bureau, Mercedes' head of R&D Ola Kallenius said there isn't enough demand for diesels with the three-pointed star - citing they only made up three percent of total sales in their best year. A lot of the decrease can be laid at the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal. “The diesel doesn’t fit into our portfolio in the U.S.,” said Kallenius. There will be one group of Mercedes-Benz models that will be keeping diesel engines, the Sprinter vans. Sales of these models are continuing to rise. Source: The Detroit Bureau
  19. Audi of America - Up 16.3% (26,977 Vehicles Sold This Month, 226,511 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 15.1% (8,501 Vehicles Sold This Month, 103,686 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 6.4% (39,416 Vehicles Sold This Month, 375,311 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 3.7% (38,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 352,790 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 0.9% (242,049 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,586,715 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 0.3% (63,342 Vehicles Sold This Month, 647,956 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Down 2.5% (3,913 Vehicles Sold This Month, 55,420 Vehicles Sold This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 3.3% (308,539 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,002,241 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 6.5% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 289,470 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 7% (149,317 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,641,429 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 8.3% (222,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,434,515 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Down 9% (11,394 Vehicles Sold This Month, 114,333 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan Group - Down 9.5% (138,226 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,593,464 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Down 11% (171,946 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,059,376 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 15.8% (1,427 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,697 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 18.7% (30,281 Vehicles Sold This Month, 339,676 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 20.8% (43,039 Vehicles Sold This Month, 589,668 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Brands: Acura - Down 12.2% (15,062 Vehicles Sold This Month, 154,602 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 3,812% (2,034 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,031 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 16.3% (26,977 Vehicles Sold This Month, 226,511 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 4.3% (34,253 Vehicles Sold This Month, 305,685 Vehicles Sold This Year) Buick - Up 4.7% (22,285 Vehicles Sold This Month, 219,231 Vehicles Sold This Year) Cadillac - Down 28.6% (15,304 Vehicles Sold This Month, 156,440 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chevrolet - Down 2.9% (206,804 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,065,883 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Up 3% (17,208 Vehicles Sold This Month, 188,545 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Down 23% (27,885 Vehicles Sold This Month, 446,996 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 33% (1,738 Vehicles Sold This Month, 26,492 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Up 1.9% (231,430 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,475,556 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - GMC - Up 1.2% (64,146 Vehicles Sold This Month, 560,687 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Down 6.3% (134,255 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,486,827 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Infiniti - Down 10% (16,379 Vehicles Sold This Month, 153,415 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar - Down 20% (3,414 Vehicles Sold This Month, 39,594 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Down 12% (73,205 Vehicles Sold This Month, 828,522 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Down 20.8% (43,039 Vehicles Sold This Month, 589,668 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Down 4% (7,980 Vehicles Sold This Month, 74,739 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 13.9% (35,461 Vehicles Sold This Month, 305,132 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 17% (10,619 Vehicles Sold This Month, 111,159 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati - Down 15.8% (1,427 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,697 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Down 6.5% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 289,470 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 10% (35,203 Vehicles Sold This Month, 337,246 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 4.8% (4,047 Vehicles Sold This Month, 34,994 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 1% (4,611 Vehicles Sold This Month, 47,105 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 15.1% (8,501 Vehicles Sold This Month, 103,686 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Down 9.4% (121,847 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,440,049 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche - Down 2.5% (3,913 Vehicles Sold This Month, 55,420 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Down 7% (49,876 Vehicles Sold This Month, 556,790 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 86% (166 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,071 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 0.3% (63,342 Vehicles Sold This Month, 647,956 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 7.2% (187,524 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,129,383 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Down 18.7% (30,281 Vehicles Sold This Month, 339,676 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo -
  20. If you have been recently renting vehicles, then you may have noticed the number of Nissan vehicles sitting out there. There is a reason for that, Nissan is selling more vehicles to rental car companies. According to the Wall Street Journal, Nissan has sold close to 300,000 vehicles to rental fleets this year. Judy Wheeler, Nissan North America's VP of Sales Operations tells the paper the company has boosted sales to fleets from 14 percent in 2015 to 18 percent of total deliveries - the highest of any automaker. Wheeler goes on to say that rentals are a “very profitable business for us,” partly due to the company providing fleets with well-equipped models instead of barebone models. Kurt Kohler, Senior Vice President for Fleet Acquisition and Remarketing at Enterprise said that selling to rental fleets is a good thing as it leaves an impression for a customer on a particular brand - good or bad. Kohler goes on to say, “It doesn’t require expensive retail advertising, and is a guaranteed source of business.” But there is a major downside to expanding sales to rental fleets, falling resale prices. It also flies in the face of other automakers who are shrinking their sales to rental companies. General Motors, a poster child for rental car sales is projecting a retail/rental ratio drop below 10 percent for the first time in many years. The top 10 vehicles sold to rental fleets according to Polk/IHS Automotive (through October) Nissan Altima - 70,826 units Dodge Caravan - 65,674 units Nissan Rogue - 55,969 units Ford F-Series - 49,963 units Toyota Corolla - 48,427 units Toyota Camry - 47,620 units Ram Truck - 44,810 units Nissan Versa - 37,989 units Nissan Sentra - 35,635 units Ford Fusion - 33,045 units Source: Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)
  21. Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 24.8% (8,609 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,185 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi of America - Up 12.1% (19,195 Vehicles Sold This Month, 199,534 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 9% (9,862 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,939 Vehicles Sold This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 8.3% (133,156 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,492,112 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 6.7% (210,771 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,344,666 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 4.5% (32,087 Vehicles Sold This Month, 313,926 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 2.2% (34,242 Vehicles Sold This Month, 335,895 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 1.7% (7,854 Vehicles Sold This Month, 71,828 Vehicles Sold This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 0.8% (5,555 Vehicles Sold This Month, 51,507 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 0.8% (51,721 Vehicles Sold This Month, 584,614 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 1.6% (29,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 309,395 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Down 2.6% (21,469 Vehicles Sold This Month, 262,577 Vehicles Sold This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 2.9% (245,387 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,693,702 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota Motor North America - Down 3% (191,617 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,211,530 Vehicles Sold This Year) FCA US LLC - Down 4% (154,919 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,887,430 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Down 9% (57,211 Vehicles Sold This Month, 621,961 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 15.6% (44,302 Vehicles Sold This Month, 546,629 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 17.3% (1,141 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,271 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan North America - Brands: Acura - Up 9.5% (12,716 Vehicles Sold This Month, 139,540 Vehicles Sold This Year) Alfa Romeo - Up 6,161% (1,440 Vehicles Sold This Month, 9,997 Vehicles Sold This Year) Audi - Up 12.1% (19,195 Vehicles Sold This Month, 199,534 Vehicles Sold This Year) BMW - Up 7.1% (28,049 Vehicles Sold This Month, 271,432 Vehicles Sold This Year) Buick - Down 3% (17,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 196,946 Vehicles Sold This Year) Cadillac - Down 12.8% (13,359 Vehicles Sold This Month, 141,136 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chevrolet - Down 1.1% (167,777 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,859,079 Vehicles Sold This Year) Chrysler - Up 14% (16,510 Vehicles Sold This Month, 171,337 Vehicles Sold This Year) Dodge - Down 15% (28,845 Vehicles Sold This Month, 419,111 Vehicles Sold This Year) Fiat - Down 28% (1,733 Vehicles Sold This Month, 24,754 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ford - Up 7.3% (201,862 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,244,126 Vehicles Sold This Year) Genesis - Up 36% (1,776 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,664 Vehicles Sold This Year) GMC - Down 5.8% (46,277 Vehicles Sold This Month, 496,541 Vehicles Sold This Year) Honda - Up 8.2% (120,440 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,352,572 Vehicles Sold This Year) Hyundai - Down 9.4% (55,435 Vehicles Sold This Month, 603,297 Vehicles Sold This Year) Infiniti - Jaguar - Down 9.5% (3,061 Vehicles Sold This Month, 36,180 Vehicles Sold This Year) Jeep - Down 2% (66,001 Vehicles Sold This Month, 755,317 Vehicles Sold This Year) Kia - Down 15.6% (44,302 Vehicles Sold This Month, 546,629 Vehicles Sold This Year) Land Rover - Up 20.2% (6,801 Vehicles Sold This Month, 66,759 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lexus - Down 6.7% (27,118 Vehicles Sold This Month, 269,671 Vehicles Sold This Year) Lincoln - Down 5.5% (8,909 Vehicles Sold This Month, 100,540 Vehicles Sold This Year) Maserati - Down 17.3% (1,141 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,271 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mazda - Down 2.6% (21,469 Vehicles Sold This Month, 262,577 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 1.6% (30,838 Vehicles Sold This Month, 302,043 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 27.7% (3,274 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,947 Vehicles Sold This Year) MINI - Down 10.4% (4,038 Vehicles Sold This Month, 42,494 Vehicles Sold This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 24.8% (8,609 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,185 Vehicles Sold This Year) Nissan - Porsche - Up 0.8% (5.555 Vehicles Sold This Month, 51,507 Vehicles Sold This Year) Ram Trucks - Down 5% (40,390 Vehicles Sold This Month, 506,914 Vehicles Sold This Year) Smart - Down 76.9% (130 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,905 Vehicles Sold This Year) Subaru - Up 0.8% (51,721 Vehicles Sold This Month, 584,614 Vehicles Sold This Year) Toyota - Down 2.4% (164,499 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,941,859 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volkswagen - Down 1.6% (29,207 Vehicles Sold This Month, 309,395 Vehicles Sold This Year) Volvo - Up 1.7% (7,854 Vehicles Sold This Month, 71,828 Vehicles Sold This Year)
  22. The Toyota Prius V is an odd duck in the Prius family. The wagon/van shape offered buyers more space to carry stuff while returning high fuel economy numbers. But its run in the U.S. will be coming to a close at the end of this year. "After six years and nearly 160,000 units sold in the U.S., the decision was made to end Prius V production for the U.S. and Puerto Rico this December," said Toyota's East Coast communications manager Corey Proffitt to Green Car Reports. Proffitt went on to say the Prius V would continue to be sold in other markets around the world, but it is unclear whether Canada will be part of that or not. Declining sales is the key reason Toyota is pulling the Prius V out of the U.S. 2011: 8,399 2012: 40,669 2013: 34,989 2014: 30,762 2015: 28,290 2016: 14,840 2017 (YTD): 8,299 The reason for the massive drop-off in 2016 is due to Toyota launching the RAV4 Hybrid with sales of 45,000 models. In 2017, Toyota has moved around 41,400 units. Source: Green Car Reports
  23. General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke yesterday at the Barclays Global Automotive Conference in New York. During her talk, Barra said the company expects to make a profit off electric vehicles once they launch their next-generation EV platform. “We are working to provide desirable, obtainable and profitable vehicles that deliver a range of over 300 miles. There’s a lot of really creative things we’re doing to achieve that profitability point for that new platform,” Barra said to investors. The next-generation modular platform, due in 2021 will play a pivotal role in GM's plan to launch 20 all-new electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by 2023. The platform will help drop the total per-unit cost by 30 percent or more. It will be used across a number of GM brands and various segments. GM is also working on a new battery system that will cut the per-kilowatt-hour from $145 to under $100 by 2021. Before these two launches, GM will be introducing four new EV and hydrogen vehicles. Two of those will be launch by April 2019 according to a GM spokesman. At least two vehicles will be small crossovers according to Automotive News. It is expected the electric models will use the underpinnings of the Chevrolet Bolt. The company has a set a goal of a million electric vehicles by 2026 - with most happening in China due to their strict production quotas for EVs. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required), Reuters
  24. SUVs at one time were seen as utility vehicles that could get you through the worst mother nature had on offer. Now SUVs have moved upmarket, becoming a status symbol at the school's parking lot and not tacking some off-road trail. Mercedes-Benz believes something similar could happen with pickup trucks. "SUVs are elegant lifestyle products with a high-quality finish to them. Not every customer takes them into the wilderness anymore. We believe pickups could go in a similar direction," said Volker Mornhinweg, Mercedes-Benz vans boss to Automotive News. Mercedes-Benz will soon be launching their first truck, the X-Class in a number of markets. Certain markets such as Europe and South Africa, Mercedes hopes to capture "trend-conscious individuals". There is a big pitfall to Mercedes' prediction. JATO Dynamics wrote in a research note that the X-Class will face "several challenges" in Europe where many customers see pickup trucks as work vehicles, not something like a daily driver. But that might be changing. As we reported last week, sales of pickup trucks in Europe have been climbing steadily. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  25. Europe is starting to develop a case of pickup truck fever. According to data from JATO Dynamics, 80,300 trucks were sold in Europe in the first half of this year. This pales in comparison to the 1.1 million full-size and 216,194 midsize trucks sold in the U.S. in the same timeframe. But sales in Europe are climbing. LMC Automotive says sales of trucks in Europe are up 19 percent and they predict sales will crest 200,000 next year. Why this steady rise in pickups? According to Automotive News Europe, it comes down to the lack of alternatives and government regulations. "One of the reasons is usage. Previously people used large, body-on-frame SUVs to tow boats or horse trailers. Nowadays, with high regulations and pressure [to move to] small engines with dual-clutch automatic gearboxes, it's not really possible to use SUVs to tow. People with these hobbies need to have a truck," said Renault's product director of pickups, Anton Lysyy. Take for example the Land Rover Defender. When production of this off-road icon ended last year, many buyers switched to the likes of the Ford Ranger as it offered the off-road capability of the Defender. Truck manufacturers have taken notice of this increase in sales and are starting to offer more extras. That includes new infotainment systems, active safety equipment, and a long list of accessories such as hardtops. New manufacturers are wanting to take a slice of this growing market as well. Mercedes-Benz will soon be launching their X-Class, while Renault announced their Alaskan truck (both models based on the Nissan Navara). PSA Group revealed earlier this year that it would be working with Chinese automaker Changan Automobile on developing a new truck that would be sold in China and Europe in 2020. Source: Automotive News Europe (Subscription Required)

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