CR: Hyundai’s Genesis Brand Outscores German, Japanese Rivals

February 23, 2018 at 2:24 AM

Hyundai Motor Corp.’s Genesis luxury brand outranked all others in this year’s Consumer Reports ratings of automotive brands sold in the U.S.

New Models Dominate Consumer Reports’ Top 10 Vehicles

February 22, 2018 at 2:43 PM

Seven new models have joined this year’s Consumer Reports list of the top 10 vehicles in the U.S. market. Toyota leads the pack with four models.

Truck Sales in Europe Rebound in January

February 22, 2018 at 2:28 AM

Deliveries of commercial trucks across Europe climbed 8% to 194,100 units last month, reversing a 4% decline in December, says trade group ACEA.

Tesla Outsells BMW, Mercedes Flagship Sedans in Europe

February 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Tesla Inc.’s Model S electric sedan outsold flagship BMW 7 Series and Mercedes-Benz S-Class models in Europe last year, says JATO Dynamics.

More Shrinkage Ahead of Europe’s Luxury Small-Car Market

February 19, 2018 at 5:00 PM

European demand for small luxury hatchbacks, sedans and coupes peaked at 1 million units in 2016 but will fall to about 900,000 units in 2018, says Automotive News Europe.

Global Car Sales Head for Record High

February 16, 2018 at 12:30 AM

Worldwide sales of cars and light-duty trucks are likely to climb 2% to a record 97.3 million units this year, says LMC Automotive.

Car Sales Climb 7% in Europe

February 15, 2018 at 11:51 AM

January deliveries of new passenger vehicles across Europe rose 7% to 1.3 million units, according to industry association ACEA.

Lexus, Buick Lead J.D. Power Dependability Ratings

February 14, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Toyota Motor Corp.’s Lexus luxury brand tops J.D. Power’s annual U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study for the seventh consecutive year. Buick led all other mass-market brands.

India’s Car Sales Climb 8%

February 13, 2018 at 4:50 PM

Factory shipments of passenger vehicles in India rose 8% to 285,500 units in January, according to the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.

Mercedes Taps Publicis Groupe as Global Ad Agency

February 13, 2018 at 2:53 PM

Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz Cars unit has hired Paris-Publicis Groupe to handle its marketing in 40 markets outside Germany, China and the U.S.

California Accounts for Half of All Fuel Cell Sales

February 09, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Fewer than 6,500 fuel cell-powered cars and crossover vehicles were sold worldwide from 2013 through the end of 2017, according to Information Trends, a Washington, D.C.-based research company.

Germany’s Car Sales Climb 12%

February 07, 2018 at 12:36 AM

New-car registrations in Germany climbed 12% to 269,400 units in January, according to KBA, the government’s motor vehicle authority.