Tag: Sales

What Car Sales Look Like When You Can’t Go Outside

<img data-attachment-id="1703806" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/market-share-tesla-model-3-sees-lower-chinese-pricing/shutterstock_1336040666/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666.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":"1"}" data-image-title="tesla model 3 china" data-image-description=" B.Zhou/Shuterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1703806 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/shutterstock_1336040666.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Forgive us for mentioning the coronavirus, or whatever it’s called now, once again. As the highly […]

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Cash Piling Up on the Hood of Volkswagen’s Arteon

A perplexing vehicle we discussed not long ago has never been cheaper, but don’t expect to read about it in an ad. The Volkswagen Arteon, a large-ish midsize premium sedan that exists despite the presence of Audi beneath the VW Group umbrella, was apparently struck by Cupid’s arrow on Valentine’s Day. Contained in that arrow […]

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Opel Returning To Japan In 2021 With Corsa, Combo Life And Grandland X

Opel continues its expansion outside Europe with a return to the Japanese market announced for 2021. At launch, the German brand owned by France’s PSA Group will offer three models: the Corsa supermini, the Combo Life compact MPV and the Grandland X compact SUV. Further models will follow later. Interestingly, the Corsa may be named […]

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Specs are Android’s biggest advantage over iPhones, but do users care?

As important as “specs” are to screens, speakers, cameras, and other electronic components, the related concept of “diminishing returns” always looms large. Short for “specifications,” specs define a product’s performance characteristics, while diminishing returns suggest that there’s some performance level beyond which further improvements aren’t adding anything important enough to justify their added expense for […]

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Desperately Seeking Dakota: Fiat Chrysler Dealer Council Hot for a Midsize

<img data-attachment-id="1521177" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/03/ramming-speed-the-best-pre-millenium-dodge-trucks/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346.jpg" data-orig-size="720,467" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Picasa","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1388774140","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T" data-image-description=" Image: Chrysler ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-450×292.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-610×396.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1521177 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-610×396.jpg” alt=”2003 Dodge Dakota 5.9 R/T, Image: Chrysler” width=”610″ height=”396″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-610×396.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-450×292.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2003_dodge_dakota_2_dr_r_t_standard_cab_sb-pic-48346.jpg 720w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> File this tidbit under the “no shit” banner. Fiat Chrysler […]

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Will Too Many Tesla Buyers Make the Switch?

In a recent earnings report that, unlike Nissan’s, actually pleased investors, Tesla claimed its new Model Y crossover would see its first U.S. deliveries in March of this year. Great news for antsy reservation holders, but some worry the appearance of America’s Favourite Bodystyle will have a harmful impact on the automaker’s current best-seller, the […]

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Dismal Earnings Reports Lands, Nissan Cuts Profit Forecast Again

<img data-attachment-id="1689240" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/09/nissan-seeking-to-sell-trading-subsidiary-for-1-billion/shutterstock_1501782740/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,751" 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="nissan badge" data-image-description=" rmcarvalhobsb/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1689240 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-768×577.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/shutterstock_1501782740.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Nissan has handed in its third-quarter 2019 earnings report, and the grades are bad. Missing analyst expectations, the […]

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Is There a Market for an Arteon Wagon in America?

The answer, mouthed silently by many of our readers, is surely, “No, absolutely not.” And yet the door is not closed on the prospect of a wagon variant of the Volkswagen Arteon ⁠— a high-end liftback sedan that landed with a barely audible thump in North America last year. Comments made at the Chicago Auto Show […]

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Record Sales, Lackluster Earnings As Mercedes-Benz Shoves Cash Into Evs

Mercedes-Benz sold a record 2,385,400 passenger vehicles around the globe in 2019, topping the previous year’s tally by some 3,400 units, and subsequently brought in more money while doing it. Revenue rose 3 percent, the automaker said in its end-of-year earnings report, but that intake didn’t translate into more profit. Far from it. As the […]

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Opel Expanding To Colombia And Ecuador From Summer 2020

PSA is not only undoing Opel’s retreat from some markets dating from the GM era, but is also expanding the German brand into new markets. The automaker has announced the introduction of the Opel brand into Colombia and Ecuador from the summer of 2020. Initially, Opel will debut in these South American markets with four […]

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Time Running Out for the Volkswagen Passat?

Volkswagen bestowed the mildest of refreshes on its midsize Passat for 2020, but you’ll be forgiven if you didn’t notice. These days, people are too busy trying to tell the recently enlarged Jetta apart from its slightly beefier stablemate. Even the previous Passat’s six-speed automatic carried over for 2020. With Volkswagen charging ahead (ahem) on […]

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EV And PHEV Sales Rise In The European Union As Diesel Loses Popularity

Sales of electric vehicles jumped significantly across the European Union in the final quarter of 2019, accounting for 4.4 per cent of total new car sales in the period. Data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reveals that demand for ‘electrically-chargeable’ vehicles jumped 81.3 percent in Q4 2019 to 156,805 units in total. Demand […]

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Finally, Mazda Starts Off 2020 on the Right Foot With a U.S. Sales Surge – but the Mazda 3 Disaster Reaches New Proportions

<img data-attachment-id="1707778" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/02/finally-mazda-starts-off-2020-on-the-right-foot-with-a-u-s-sales-surge-but-the-mazda-3-disaster-reaches-new-proportions/2020-mazda-3-hatchback-grey-2/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,674" 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="2020 Mazda 3 hatchback grey" data-image-description=" Image: Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1707778 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-610×343.jpg” alt=”2020 Mazda 3 hatchback grey – Image: Mazda” width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-768×431.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-120×67.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey-800×450.jpg 800w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Mazda-3-hatchback-grey.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Finally, Mazda appears to be on […]

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Toyota, aka Hybrid King, Storms Into New Year

<img data-attachment-id="1704680" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/01/kentucky-kicks-off-production-of-toyota-rav4-hybrid/20200106tmmkrav4010-scaled/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled.jpg" data-orig-size="2560,1707" 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="TMMK Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Assembly" data-image-description=" Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1704680 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/20200106TMMKRav4010-scaled-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We told you late last year how the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is the hybrid the Toyota Prius […]

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Why Not a Crossover? Acura Gives MDX the PMC Treatment

Depending on your interests, “PMC” might denote a brand of ammunition. For others, it’s the nerve center of Acura performance, residing in Marysville, Ohio. For 2020, Acura, eager to draw eyes to one of its two crossovers, has slapped the abbreviation of its Performance Manufacturing Center on the MDX, then limited availability to make those […]

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