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Sales of Small Cars Boost Auto Industry
Sales of Small Cars Boost Auto Industry

6 Mar 2009, 08:18 UTC / Car sales have dramatically dropped during the global recession but the auto industry seems to have one savior: the small car segment. In an attempt to cut costs, it seems that more and more driv...

 
Hyundai Reports 25 Percent Sales Increase in February
Hyundai Reports 25 Percent Sales Increase in February

5 Mar 2009, 09:07 UTC / South Korean automaker Hyundai today announced its February 2009 sales, unveiling a 1.5 percent decrease compared to the same month of the last year but, more importantly, a 25 percent increase over...

 
Passat CC, Volkswagen's Only Best Selling Model
Passat CC, Volkswagen's Only Best Selling Model

4 Mar 2009, 14:19 UTC / Certainly no one expected that automakers would score impressive results this year in the land where the financial crisis initially started and therefore, some of them seem content with their Februa...

 
Mercedes-Benz: We Sold Less than last Year but More than Rivals
Mercedes-Benz: We Sold Less than last Year but More than Rivals

4 Mar 2009, 11:38 UTC / Since any sale is better than no sale at all, Mercedes Benz USA has one reason more to be proud of. Although February sales dropped by 23.5 percent in the United States when compared to last year, t...

 
Electric Cars Are "Far Away", VW CEO Says
Electric Cars Are "Far Away", VW CEO Says

4 Mar 2009, 09:59 UTC / Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen CEO, put a dent in environmentalists hopes for an all electric vehicle for the masses in the near future, as he said yesterday in Geneva these types of vehicles are ver...

 
February Sales Down in Spain and France
February Sales Down in Spain and France

2 Mar 2009, 17:24 UTC / The approaching spring seems to have little impact on the frozen new car sales the market is stuck with from some time now. Since an end to the economic crisis is yet to be foreseen, news of continu...

 
Nissan Adds "Old People" Features to Models
Nissan Adds "Old People" Features to Models

2 Mar 2009, 11:11 UTC / In an effort to sell more cars and attract another segment of buyers, Nissan's designers have come up with an interesting idea. According to drive.com.au, the Japanese car maker intends to m...

 
Recreational Vehicles Still on Track, Despite Crisis
Recreational Vehicles Still on Track, Despite Crisis

2 Mar 2009, 08:39 UTC / Attendance figures to Recreational Vehicle (RV) shows across the US showed increased consumer interest towards this segment in 2009, despite the sever financial crisis. Such shows in Florida, Utah ...

 
Crisis Causes 54% Production Drop for Nissan
Crisis Causes 54% Production Drop for Nissan

26 Feb 2009, 09:46 UTC / Just as we expected, automakers around the world reported very low production and sales figures for January 2009, which emphasized once again that the first month of the year was the toughest 30-day...

 
Jaguar Welcomes Richard Beattie as Vice President of Marketing
Jaguar Welcomes Richard Beattie as Vice President of Marketing

26 Feb 2009, 09:07 UTC / Due to the global recession, marketing activities have become less important for many automakers across the world, some of them trying to survive without too much advertising. However, for Jaguar...

 
Koichi Suzuki to GMAC: "We Need Loans"
Koichi Suzuki to GMAC: "We Need Loans"

19 Feb 2009, 14:42 UTC / In an automotive world badly hit by global recession, consumer loans are the only thing that Koichi Suzuki asks from GMAC. That's why, the American Suzuki's executive vice president of ...

 
Lamborghini Takes Two Week Break
Lamborghini Takes Two Week Break

17 Feb 2009, 13:43 UTC / The decreasing demand for top-end cars will force Lamborghini to stop production for two weeks, between February and March. The measure will affect some 300 workers out of the 1,000 employed by the ...

 
Audi Top Premium Brand in Western Europe
Audi Top Premium Brand in Western Europe

17 Feb 2009, 13:16 UTC / Keeping up the good work you've done in the past years is suddenly an extremely difficult task during economic recession, as the market is almost completely changed from what we've seen ov...

 
Yamaha Reports Slow Sales in 2008, Expects Worse in 2009
Yamaha Reports Slow Sales in 2008, Expects Worse in 2009

16 Feb 2009, 14:22 UTC / Motorcycles had almost the same fate as cars in 2008 which, under the strong pressure of the economic recession, recorded very poor sales no matter what market we are talking about. And things can g...

 
2008 Mercedes-Benz Truck Sales at All-Time High
2008 Mercedes-Benz Truck Sales at All-Time High

12 Feb 2009, 15:56 UTC / Even if it's fairly obvious that commercial vehicles are expected to bring lower sales during recession times, the truck division of Mercedes-Benz reached an all-time high in 2008, according to...

 
China Beats US at Car Sales
China Beats US at Car Sales

11 Feb 2009, 13:59 UTC / Although many doubted the potential of the world's biggest continent to beat US when it comes to car sales, it seems that the impossible turned into possible and China vehicle sales managed to ...

 
PSA Sales Drop 7.4 Percent in 2008
PSA Sales Drop 7.4 Percent in 2008

11 Feb 2009, 13:26 UTC / We all knew 2008 was a difficult year, particularly in the end when the economic recession started slashing sales, workforce and profits of automakers all over the world. The PSA Peugeot Citroen gro...

 
Mercedes Vans Brought Steady Sales in 2008
Mercedes Vans Brought Steady Sales in 2008

11 Feb 2009, 11:53 UTC / Despite extremely difficult market conditions, especially during the third and the fourth quarter of the year, Mercedes' vans brought pretty high sales all over the world in 2008, with the Spri...

 
Subaru Posts January Great Lakes Region Sales: Up We Go!
Subaru Posts January Great Lakes Region Sales: Up We Go!

11 Feb 2009, 09:50 UTC / The American continent truly seems to be the land of opportunities. Despite wide scale January sales plunge for most local car manufacturers and dealers across the continent, the Asian car makers ke...

 
Bentley Fires 220 Employees
Bentley Fires 220 Employees

11 Feb 2009, 08:54 UTC / As the financial crisis continues to hit automakers across the world, many of them are forced to drastically cut costs by laying off employees in order to survive. Unfortunately, Bentley is no excep...