Tag: Sales

Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid: ‘H’ Marks the Spot… of a Gravesite

Admit it — you weren’t aware Chevrolet made a hybrid version of the midsize Malibu. You’d be forgiven for replying in the affirmative, as the variant introduced for the 2016 model year sported a profile lower than that of an SOE agent in occupied France. And yet the Malibu Hybrid lived. But now it must die. […]

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Early iPhone 11 sales reports confirm the obvious: It’s the price, stupid

If there’s been any major complaint about iPhones over the past two years, it was pricing, which crept up in the U.S. and conspicuously hurt sales in some international markets. But now that Apple has dropped prices on the iPhone 11, a key analyst says that early sales are stronger than expected — a good […]

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Ford Confident Europeans Will Turn to the Blue Oval to Go Green

As it restructures its European business and rejiggers its lineup for greater sales, Ford believes a new product push will reverse the trend of tepid volume. The automaker has already culled certain slow-selling products, promising more SUVs and putting much effort behind its crossoverized “Active” small car variants. Now, electricity will do the rest of […]

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Panoramic raises $35 million to unify and model marketing data

Several years ago, a trio of entrepreneurs, Peter Muzzonigro, Johnny Wong, and Bryan Baum — the last of whom sold his first two companies (Blue Vision Labs and Represent.com) for over $100 million each — set out to tackle an enduring dilemma: how best to unify disparate marketing toolsets and analytics data without disrupting existing […]

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How to boost the health of your sales org by hyping up your sales team (VB Live)

Presented by Dell for Entrepreneurs The quality of your sales force has a direct, accumulating impact on your business as you grow. Check out this VB Live event for key strategies and best practices small- and mid-sized companies need to build a world-class sales organization from the start. Access on demand for free now. What […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Floaty American Luxury Sedans From 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1687910" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1536" 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="88 Lincoln Continental" data-image-description=" Lincoln ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1687910 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/lincoln_continental_2-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In the late Eighties, American auto manufacturers still sold large, traditional luxury sedans in decent numbers. Their aging sedan […]

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Small Car Love Gives Volkswagen’s Golf Wagons a Reprieve North of the Border

<img data-attachment-id="1599766" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-e1510756496945.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1344" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"2017 @ Daniel Byrne","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen" data-image-description=" 2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-450×302.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1599766 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/170724-VW-MY18-Golf_0165-copy-610×410.jpg” alt=”2018 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, Image: VW Group” width=”610″ height=”410″> While Volkswagen won’t offer any 2020 model-year Golf SportWagens or Alltracks in the U.S., a broader customer base in Canada […]

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Samsung sells 2 million 5G phones, predicts over 4 million by end of 2019

Over the last few months, major 5G milestones started to get measured in the millions, thanks largely to the first million South Korean 5G customers and then the first million 5G customers on a single carrier. At IFA today, Samsung added some impressive new numbers to the pile, suggesting that it has already sold 2 […]

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August Brings Elevated Incentives, Higher Transaction Prices – But Not for Everyone

A flurry of new model additions benefitted many automakers with additional sales and greater revenue last month, and none more so than Fiat Chrysler, which saw its average U.S. transaction price rise 6.2 percent, year over year. Can you guess which segments pulled in the most extra money per vehicle? Bet you can. At the […]

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August 2019 U.S. Auto Sales: An Incomplete Puzzle

<img data-attachment-id="1678282" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591.jpg" data-orig-size="3465,2280" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1557078550","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"80","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Honda Accord Sport wide angle" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-450×296.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-610×401.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1678282″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-610×401.jpg” alt=”2019 Honda Accord Sport wide angle” width=”610″ height=”401″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-610×401.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-450×296.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-768×505.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-Honda-Accord-Sport-wide-angle-e1567694006591-120×79.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Reporting on […]

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Incredibly Shrinking Fiat 500 Finally Dropped in North America

<img data-attachment-id="1456698" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png" data-orig-size="807,437" 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="fiat cabrio abarth 500" data-image-description=" image: FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1456698 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png” alt=”fiat cabrio abarth 500″ width=”610″ height=”330″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-610×330.png 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-75×41.png 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-450×244.png 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-768×416.png 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500-120×65.png 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/fiat-cabrio-abarth-500.png 807w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The model that helped relaunch a long-departed brand — a brand which […]

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Toyota Celebrates 20 Years of Tundra, But the Truck Doesn’t Change and Neither Does Its Marketplace Performance

<img data-attachment-id="1637432" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0.jpg" data-orig-size="3717,2481" 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="2019 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1637432 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2019_Toyota_TRD_Pro_Tundra_10_9568DED10C5A1479163A29DE74794A723721C3F0-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>With remarkable consistency, Toyota has sold over 2.2 million Tundra pickups over the […]

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Automakers Sweating After China Announces 25-percent Tariff on U.S. Autos

<img data-attachment-id="1577777" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar.jpg" data-orig-size="600,387" 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="BMW Spartanburg Assembly Plant Factory" data-image-description=" Image: BMW ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar-450×290.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1577777 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar.jpg” alt=”BMW Spartanburg Assembly Plant Factory” width=”600″ height=”387″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar.jpg 600w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar-75×48.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar-450×290.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/P90264507_lowRes_bmw-group-plant-spar-120×77.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px”> The trade war between the United States and China heated up again Friday, with […]

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Dealership Dilemmas: Nissan Communications Reportedly Back Online

<img data-attachment-id="1622294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Nalley_Nissan_of_Atlanta_20-e1524507840810.jpg" data-orig-size="4196,2492" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Nicholas McGinn","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"Nissan\u2019s newest Retail Environment Design Initiative (NREDI 2.0) was introduced today at the grand opening celebration of Nalley Nissan of Atlanta, an Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) dealership. The NREDI 2.0-outfitted dealership is visually and technically updated in all areas, from sales, to service to finance, […]

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QOTD: Level-set for the C8 Vette?

<img data-attachment-id="1684916" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1080" 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 Chevrolet Corvette stingray road" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684916 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2020-Chevrolet-Corvette-stingray-road-120×68.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Between 1953 and a few weeks ago, the Chevrolet Corvette stuck to a very specific formula: Engine at […]

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In a Slowing U.S. Auto Market, Minivan Sales Are Falling 7 Times Faster Than the Overall Market

<img data-attachment-id="1685476" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" 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="All 2019 Minivans Available" data-image-description=" Images: Manufacturers ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1685476 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-610×407.jpg” alt=”All 2019 Minivans Available: Odyssey, Sienna, Pacifica, Grand Caravan, Sedona – Images: Manufacturers” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/All-2019-Minivans-Available.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The minivan as we […]

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With Its Purpose-built Comeback Car, Lincoln Aims to Dethrone Cadillac

We’re not going to sugarcoat it — Cadillac routinely bests Lincoln in terms of sales. General Motors’ luxury marque constantly carves out a larger portion of the domestic market and has managed to make global inroads Ford’s premium division has not. For example, Cadillac saw 228,043 deliveries in the People’s Republic of China last year. Lincoln […]

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Dogs Go to Work As the Subaru Crosstrek Seemingly Passes Its Peak

<img data-attachment-id="1582756" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited.jpg" data-orig-size="1400,933" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"11","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1499636792","copyright":"","focal_length":"82","iso":"500","shutter_speed":"0.066666666666667","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Subaru Crosstrek" data-image-description=" Image: Subaru ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1582756 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Subaru Crosstrek: Image: Subaru” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/2018-Subaru-Crosstrek-Premium-and-Limited.jpg 1400w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Spend a few minutes talking to a normal, […]

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New BMW Boss Rekindles the Rivalry, Politely Demands Employees Catch Up to Mercedes-Benz

Longtime luxury rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz may have signed onto an autonomous vehicle/ride-hailing partnership earlier this year, but that doesn’t mean the two companies go around holding hands. The competitive spirit is still there; AV development just carries a price tag neither company wants to pay in full. For BMW as well as M-B, the […]

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