August Car Sales Dropped 9% in Western Europe

September 05, 2019 at 12:26 PM

Year-on-year sales of new passenger cars in western Europe dropped 9% to 929,300 units in August, but the annualize selling rate surged to 16.9 million from 14.3 million in July.

U.S. Sales Jump 12% for Foreign Brands

September 05, 2019 at 12:21 AM

Foreign carmakers hiked sales in the U.S. by 12% to 921,600 units in August, as all major brands reported year-on-year gains.

Car Sales Fall 31% in Spain

September 04, 2019 at 12:14 AM

New-car sales in Spain plummeted 31% to 74,500 units in August, trade group ANFAC reports.

Car Sales in France Drop 15%

September 03, 2019 at 2:18 AM

Demand for new passenger cars in France fell 15% to 129,300 units in August, according to trade group CCFA.

Indian Carmakers Seek Tax Break as Sales Plunge

September 02, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Car sales in India fell more than 30% in August, and manufacturers are pleading with the government for an immediate tax cut.

Heavy-Truck Orders Slump in U.S.

September 02, 2019 at 12:31 AM

Truck freight volume is down 20% in the U.S., and year-on-year orders for new rigs plunged 69% in June and 80% in July, according to Americas Commercial Transport Research Co.

Frankfurt Auto Show Tightens Security

August 29, 2019 at 12:41 PM

The Frankfurt auto show, which begins in two weeks, will beef up security after anti-car activists vandalized luxury cars at a local car dealership.

China Eases Rules to Spur Domestic Car Sales

August 28, 2019 at 1:52 PM

China’s central government is urging regional governments to loosen sales restrictions to spur demand for new cars.

Tesla to Accelerate Price Hikes in China?

August 26, 2019 at 11:53 AM

Tesla Inc. reportedly will raise prices on its electric cars in China this week rather than wait until September.

The Detroit Auto Show’s Summer Strategy

August 26, 2019 at 3:54 AM

Next year’s auto show in Detroit will move from early January to mid-June and double in size with 1 million square feet of new outdoor “floorspace” devoted to hands-on activities.

VW Logo Returns to 2D Look

August 23, 2019 at 5:02 PM

Volkswagen AG will officially introduce a new two-dimensional version of its logo next month at the Frankfurt auto show.

Maruti Suzuki Predicts India Sales Revival

August 23, 2019 at 2:55 AM

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. predicts that India’s slumping car market will revive in October-December after nine consecutive months of contraction.