Tag: Sales

QOTD: Graceful Nineties Aging From Asia?

<img data-attachment-id="1596208" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960.jpg" data-orig-size="960,720" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1996 Toyota Camry Coupe" data-image-description=" Image via Toyota. ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1596208 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg” alt=”Image: 1996 Toyota Camry Coupe” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/b190c1u-960.jpg 960w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The past couple of Wednesday editions of Question of the Day […]

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Subaru Struggles: Annual Profit Effectively Halved Due to Quality Control Issues

<img data-attachment-id="1558225" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-e1493220521816.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,2002" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille" data-image-description=" Image: Subaru ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1558225″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/MY18_Legacy-exterior3-610×407.jpg” alt=”Subaru Legacy 2018 Logo Emblem Grille” width=”610″ height=”407″> Subaru may be getting too big for its britches. Despite seeming like it was positioned for nearly incalculable growth at the start of last […]

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Shocker: Electric Cars Are Still, Generally, a Plaything of the Wealthy

Pick your jaw up off the floor. As automakers struggle to offer electric vehicles deemed “affordable” by the motoring public, those buyers aren’t exactly swamping dealers with requests for EVs. Even in the Europe Union, members of which punish drivers of fossil fuel-powered vehicles with high taxes, EVs amounted to just 2 percent of new […]

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Maserati Promises Not to Go All Electric on Us

<img data-attachment-id="1669262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1557248836461.jpg" data-orig-size="3935,2696" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range" data-image-description=" maserati ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-450×308.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669262″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Large-15687-MaseratiMY19Range-e1554922007365-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″> Maserati promises it will steer clear of widespread electrification. And yet, it’s unclear whether this is part of a bold corporate strategy that sees electrification as the less-promising path forward, or simply the result of […]

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Wagon vs. The Other Thing: As Volkswagen Prepares Next-generation Golf, Alltrack Consumes SportWagen

<img data-attachment-id="1599772" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-e1510756560281.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack" data-image-description=" 2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1599772 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Alltrack-Front-610×458.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, Image: VW Group” width=”610″ height=”458″> If you missed last week’s Volkswagen Golf kerfuffle, here’s a recap: a VW employee at a first drive event let slip that the […]

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Salesforce debuts Pardot Business Units to help brands segment customers

It’s been nearly seven years since Salesforce acquired Pardot, an automation tool that enables sales teams to stay abreast of leads and create, deploy, manage, and audit campaigns across email, social media, and other marketing channels. Salesforce has shown the platform a lot of love since then, including introducing intelligent account-based marketing capabilities in 2017 […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Expensive Trucks You Won’t Use for Truck Things

Today’s truck trio includes three very expensive rigs that aren’t likely be used for hauling duties or any other truck-type responsibilities. And that’s a good thing, because they’re loaded up on equipment and leather, and covered in nice metallic paint. Which nice truck gets used as kindling? Let’s find out. Today we proceed in order […]

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Fiat Kills Off a Truck That’s Not Really a Fiat

Perhaps to its misfortune, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles does not sell a midsize pickup in the world’s biggest truck market, but buyers in certain overseas markets were able to get into a four-door, body-on-frame midsizer carrying the Fiat badge — the Fullback, more properly described as a rebadged Mitsubishi Triton/L200. Note the word “were.” The Fiat […]

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Deal Alert! Tons of Amazon Leggings and Other Comfy Essentials Are on Sale Right Now

Amazon Essentials Sale on Basic Wardrobe Staples | PEOPLE.com Top Navigation Close Explore PEOPLE.com Profile Menu Follow us Close Share options Close View image Deal Alert! Tons of Amazon Leggings and Other Comfy Essentials Are on Sale Right Now this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

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GM Reports Profit Boost As Sales, Market Share Shrinks

General Motors’ first-quarter earnings report revealed turmoil in international markets and a shrinking presence in North America, but net income rose to $2.1 billion, up from $1.1 billion a year ago, and adjusted earnings per share ($1.41) beat out estimates of $1.11. Still, that wasn’t enough to stop its stock from sliding in pre-market trading, […]

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Confirmed: Smart Brand Dead in North America After This Year

<img data-attachment-id="1512225" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg" data-orig-size="886,547" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="smart fortwo electric" data-image-description=" Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1512225 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg” alt=”smart fortwo electric” width=”610″ height=”377″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-610×377.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-450×278.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-768×474.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200-120×74.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/smart-fortwo-electric–e1487094392200.jpg 886w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The brand discontinuation we’ve all been waiting for has come to pass. One month after […]

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Amid Rising Inventories and Falling Sales, Dealers Feel Pressure to Literally Stake Out New Ground

<img data-attachment-id="1662404" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="dealership dealer lot parking lot parked cars" data-image-description=" By Janon Stock/shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1662404 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/shutterstock_678194386.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Unlike components used in new vehicle assembly, the finished product is […]

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Let It Bleed: As Buyers Dry Up, Europe’s Diesel Affair Is Clearly Over

<img data-attachment-id="1541969" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2017 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1541969 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/00-1975-Mercedes-Benz-240D-in-California-wrecking-yard-Photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1975 Mercedes-Benz 240D in California wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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Ford’s Mustang Bragging Brings Out the Best in Rival Automakers

<img data-attachment-id="1670982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569.jpg" data-orig-size="4452,3460" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"High Performance Package adds Mustang GT brakes, and GT Performance Package aerodynamics and suspension components to make it the highest-performing production four-cylinder Mustang ever.","created_timestamp":"1554572160","copyright":"","focal_length":"61","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.1","title":"2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Mustang High Performance Package" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-450×350.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-610×474.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1670982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2020-mustang-ecoboost-hpp-06-e1555699191569-610×474.jpg” alt […]

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Outreach raises $114 million to automate repetitive sales processes

Outreach, a Seattle, Washington-based software startup developing a semiautomated sales engagement platform, today announced that it’s raised $114 million in a series E funding round led by private investment manager Lone Pine Capital, with participation from a wealth of new and existing investors including Meritech Capital Partners, Lemonade Capital, DFJ Growth, Four Rivers Group, Mayfield, […]

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Big, Old, and Cheap Helps Move Metal, Ram Dealers Claim

Fiat Chrysler doesn’t break down its Ram pickup sales figures for us wordy-typey slobs, so it isn’t easy to figure out just how much the held-over 1500 Classic has helped the brand’s soaring sales. FCA decided, last year, that the old-generation half-ton should remain in production, and not just to smooth things over while the […]

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QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride?

Last week, Steph penned a QOTD where he let commenters loose on front-drive American cars made between 1980 and 2010. The ask was to pick a favorite from the wide selection; one you’d buy today as new. This week we’re going to take the opposite tack and talk about the front-drive car you like the […]

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Not Every Entry-level Car Is Searching for Missing Buyers

The first quarter of 2019 reflected a long-predicted cooling off of U.S. auto sales, with volume falling 2 percent. A few automakers bucked the trend, but the news was generally unpleasant. Of course, rising average transaction prices and a bevy of high-margin trucks, SUVs, and crossovers softened the blow for those who got their lineups […]

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