States May Challenge Car Subscription Schemes

August 20, 2018 at 12:38 AM

Car dealer groups in the U.S. may soon begin to lobby for curbs on vehicle subscription services as a substitute for their usual sell/lease business.

Ford Sales Advance 1% in Europe

August 17, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Ford Motor Co. reports that a 31% jump in demand for its SUVs pushed July sales in Europe up 2% to 101,800 units.

Shipments of Electrified Vehicles Leap 48% in China

August 17, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Wholesales of plug-in hybrid and all-electric vehicles in China zoomed 48% to 84,000 units in July, according to the China Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers.

Volkswagen’s Sales Climb 11%

August 17, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Volkswagen Group reports that its global new-vehicle deliveries rose 11% to 908,200 units in July, led by a 24% increase to 408,300 units in Europe.

VW Brand Sales Slip in China

August 16, 2018 at 1:58 AM

Volkswagen AG says its sales of VW brand vehicles in China declined 2% to 223,500 units in July compared with the same month last year.

Audi Battles Back in China’s Luxury Brand Sales Race

August 15, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Last month Audi narrowly outsold rival Mercedes-Benz in China by 53,200 units to 52,600 as it races to retain its position as the market’s best-selling luxury car brand.

Nielsen, J.D. Power Launch “Auto Cloud” Marketing Tool

August 14, 2018 at 6:40 AM

Consumer data analytics giant Nielsen Holdings plc and J.D. Power are partnering on a new marketing platform to help automotive advertisers identify and target potential customers.

Dealer Inventories in U.S. Drop 4%

August 13, 2018 at 10:19 AM

U.S. car dealers have lowered their year-on-year supply of unsold vehicles 4% to 3.75 million units, according to Automotive News.

LMC: Global Car Sales Will Grow 2% in 2018

August 13, 2018 at 2:02 AM

Global car sales this year will expand 2% to 97.5 million units, as gains in most markets offset a slight dip in North America, says LMC Automotive’s Jeff Schuster.

Ford Sales Plunge 32% in China

August 10, 2018 at 9:43 AM

Ford Motor Co. reports that its new-car sales in China, which dropped 38% in June, fell 32% in July to 57,700 units.

Report: Per-Dealer Sales in U.S. to Dip Again

August 10, 2018 at 1:14 AM

The average number of new vehicles sold per U.S. dealership will shrink for the third consecutive year in 2018, predicts Urban Science Inc.

Car Sales in U.K. Gain Slightly

August 06, 2018 at 2:46 PM

New-car registrations in the U.K. rose 1% in July but remain 6% below year-ago levels through the first seven months of 2018.