Truck Sales in Europe Rise 9%

June 23, 2017 at 2:13 AM

Registrations of commercial vehicles across Europe grew 9% year on year to 212,600 units in May, reversing the market’s 7% decline in April, trade group ACEA reports.

Car Sales Continue to Climb in Australia

June 21, 2017 at 5:43 PM

Car sales in Australia rose 6% year on year to a record 102,900 units in May, the country’s statistics bureau reports.

Volvo Bullish About Exceeding 2020 Sales Goal

June 21, 2017 at 2:53 PM

CEO Hakan Samuelsson says Volvo Car Corp. “probably” will surpass its goal of selling 800,000 vehicles worldwide by 2020.

Hyundai, Kia Capture Top Two J.D. Power Quality Ratings

June 21, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Kia Motors Corp. has topped J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study for the second consecutive year. Second place goes to Hyundai Motor Co.’s Genesis luxury brand. Hyundai owns Kia.

Ghosn: Renault-Nissan Alliance Will Outsell Toyota, VW This Year

June 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM

CEO Carlos Ghosn predicts the expanding Renault-Nissan alliance will become the world’s top-volume car company this year.

FCA: No Decision to Drop Chrysler Brand in Japan

June 19, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has denied a Nikkei report that it is close to phasing out its slow-selling Chrysler brand in Japan.

Mercedes Targets 50% SUV Sales in U.S.

June 19, 2017 at 2:12 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz brand hopes this year to hike the proportion of its U.S. sales represented by SUV/crossovers to 50%.

New-Car Deliveries Jump 8% in Europe

June 16, 2017 at 9:37 AM

New passenger car registrations across Europe rebounded in May from a 7% decline in April, trade group ACEA reports.

Car Sales Fall Again in China

June 16, 2017 at 12:20 AM

Sales of new passenger cars in China shrank 3% to 1.75 million units in May, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Car Sales May Jump 10% in Thailand This Year

June 09, 2017 at 12:48 AM

New-car sales in Thailand climbed 16% to 273,800 units in January-April, according to the Federation of Thai Industries.

Report: U.S. Car Sales Could Drop 10% Next Year

June 09, 2017 at 12:12 AM

Auto analysts, pointing to five consecutive months of year-on-year shrinkage in the U.S. car market, are lowering their sales forecasts, Bloomberg News points out.

Ford’s Sales in China Drop 3%

June 07, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Ford Motor Co. reports it sold 87,700 vehicles in China last month compared with 90,400 units in May 2016.