Sales

Mercedes Cuts China Prices for Cars from U.S.

December 18, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz unit says it will lower Chinese prices on four U.S.-produced models in response to China’s plan to drop import tariffs on such vehicles to 15% from 40%.

U.S. Dealer Inventories Hit 7-Month High

December 17, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Dealer supplies of unsold new cars in the U.S. in early December reportedly crept to a seven-month high of 4.06 million units.

Car Sales in Europe Fall 9%

December 14, 2018 at 2:41 AM

New-car deliveries across Europe dropped to 1.16 million units in November from 1.26 million in the same month last year, according to trade group ACEA.

Renault to Phase Out Most Rebadged Dacia Models

December 13, 2018 at 12:51 AM

Renault SA intends to stop selling Dacia cars under its own name and enable the Romanian brand to establish its own distinctive produce lineup.

Domestic Brands Suffer as China Car Sales Sink

December 12, 2018 at 5:04 PM

China’s domestic carmakers are taking the brunt of the country’s new-car sales slump, according to The Nikkei.

Car Sales in China Skid 18%

December 11, 2018 at 2:12 PM

Retail demand for new passenger vehicles in China dropped for the sixth consecutive month in November, plunging 18% to 2.05 million units, according to the China Passenger Car Assn.

Detroit Auto Show Outlines New Date Details

December 11, 2018 at 1:41 AM

The Detroit auto show will move from mid-January next month to June 13-20 in 2020.

Vehicle Sales Grow 10% in Russia

December 07, 2018 at 2:21 AM

Demand for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles in Russia rose 10% to 167,500 units, the Moscow-based Assn. of European Businesses reports.

SsangYong Motors Returns to Australian Market

December 05, 2018 at 3:42 PM

South Korean SUV maker SsangYong Motor Co. has reestablished sales operations in Melbourne, Australia, after exiting the market two years ago.

California Dealer Group Aims to Stop Volvo Subscription Plan

December 04, 2018 at 3:12 PM

The California New Car Dealers Assn. has asked Volvo Cars of North America to terminate its Care by Volvo subscription service in the state.

Mitsubishi Outlander Sets Plug-in Hybrid Record in Canada

December 04, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. sold more than 5,000 Outland PHEV SUVs in Canada through the first 11 months of 2018, which the carmaker says sets a new full-year record for a plug-in hybrid vehicle in the country.

Toyota Takes Flak in Germany for Backing Anti-Diesel Group

December 04, 2018 at 2:14 AM

Toyota Motor Corp. is facing mounting criticism in Germany for supporting an environmental group that has forced partial diesel bans in some of the country’s cities.