Tag: Sales

2019 Mazda 3 AWD First Drive Review – Holding It All Down

<img data-attachment-id="1666982" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553526723822.jpg" data-orig-size="2264,1698" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1553261193","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.0018050541516245","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda 3 AWD" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666982″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/20190322_132633-e1553443281687-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″>Earlier this year, Mazda showed off its all-new 3 sedan in Los Angeles. The new compact’s intent is to impress a revised, upscale image on the brand. While the 3 delivered in quality, […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 1990s?

<img data-attachment-id="1577905" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" 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="1992 Camry Wagon" data-image-description=" source: http://consumerguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/92812081991001.jpg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1577905 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg” alt=”1992 Camry Wagon” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/92812081991001.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>For the past couple of weeks, Wednesday’s QOTD posts have asked a simple question: What […]

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Salesforce’s Service Cloud adds automated case routing, reply recommendations, and other AI features

Salesforce wants to supercharge customer service workflows with artificial intelligence. Toward that end, the San Francisco company today revealed a slew of AI-driven features headed to Service Cloud, its customer relationship management platform, including article recommendations and automated case routing. They’re well-timed, says Salesforce. According to its 2019 State of the Service report, 88 percent […]

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QOTD: What’s the Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle in 2019?

Though much of the luxury vehicle segment is immune from the depressingly practical concept of “good value,” the less aspirational vehicles of the proletariat are not so fortunate. Today we discuss overpriced non-luxury vehicles for sale in 2019. We’re only concerned with brand new vehicles; those offered for the 2019 model year. Perhaps another day we […]

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February Sales Freeze: Most Brands Out in the Cold Last Month

Most people don’t care to venture out into the frigid weather unless it is absolutely necessary, instead reserving time for indoor activities such as enjoying the heated delights of the nearest wood-burning stove. Given the sales results shown here for February, it would indeed seem that car buying doesn’t rank too high on the Top […]

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Where Your Author Eliminates a Couple of Coupes

In an introductory post last week, I detailed a couple of cars I was considering as a replacement to my decade-old Infiniti M. The comments (some filled with unusual anger) prodded me to add another car to the list. A week later, I can tell you that two of those former options are absolutely out […]

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Midsize Sedan Demand Is Falling Fast, so What Are Midsize Sedan Prices Doing? They’re Rising, and Fast

America’s appetite for intermediate sedans is disappearing, as the queasiness consumers feel when faced with the prospect of buying a family sedan seems to be settled only by the consumption of crossovers. They go down smooth. This isn’t news, of course. TTAC began a close, monthly watch of the U.S. midsize sedan sector in August […]

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What Did the World Buy in 2018? Plenty of SUVs, and 74 Percent More Electrics

Focusing primarily on the U.S. market sometimes leads to a skewed view of what the average global consumer demands in their driveway, but not always. Broader trends don’t respect geographical boundaries; interest in light trucks doesn’t stop at the border. As American buyers increasingly demand more additions to their high-riding vehicle buffet, the same call […]

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Microsoft introduces enterprise AR apps Remote Assist and Dynamics 365 Visualize

Microsoft will introduce new augmented reality apps for iOS and Android smartphones for businesses this spring, the company announced today in an event held in Paris. Remote Assist will be available in public preview for Android and Product Visualize 365 for public preview for iOS in April. “If you’re a technician, and you are looking […]

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Strategy Analytics: Amazon beat Google in Q4 2018 smart speaker shipments

Smart speakers continue to sell like hotcakes. That’s according to Strategy Analytics, which today reported that in the fourth quarter of 2018, shipments of AI-imbued speakers grew 95 percent from 22.6 million units in Q3 to 38.5 million units — more than the entire 2017 total. It brought the year-end tally to 86.2 million units. […]

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Nothing Can Stop the Midsize Sedan Segment From Collapsing, Not Even a New Camry and Accord

“Can we stop the shrinking of the segment?” American Honda boss Jeff Conrad said when launching the 10th-gen Accord. “We think we can at least slow it down.” “When you get into next year and you look at 2018,” Toyota’s Jack Hollis said two years ago when discussing the arrival of an all-new Camry, “I […]

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Bye, Bye, Buick: A German-American Convertible Prepares to Exit the Stage

Everyone knew this was coming, but now it’s official. The current model year will be the Buick Cascada’s last. Hitting dealer (and rental) lots in the U.S. at the dawn of 2016, the Opel-built drop top motivated its two-ton weight with a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder — an engine that gave away the model’s European heritage. […]

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QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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Here’s a Car Guaranteed Not to Boost Fiat Chrysler’s Sales Numbers

No, it’s not a Fiat of any size or description — it’s the Alfa Romeo 4C. Specifically, a limited edition of an already scarce product, one that will only see 15 examples sent to the U.S. from the brand’s Modena, Italy factory. Through this product intro, Fiat Chrysler revealed the 4C will linger on for the […]

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