Volvo Cars 2015 Profit Triples as XC90 SUV Exceeds Targets
The carmaker said it expects a third year of record vehicle sales for 2016. The boost comes … The V90 station wagon features semi-autonomous driving systems and is available in a plug-in hybrid version with a 50-kilometer (31-mile) range. The …
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The Most Remarkable Thing About General Motors' Record 2015 Profit
For several years, General Motors has touted a goal of producing a 10% operating margin in North America by 2016. Surprisingly … This meant that GM had to lean heavily on its lineup of pickup trucks and full-size SUVs to drive margin expansion last year.
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Wichita-area shoppers increase spending in 2015
“We're selling more higher-cost vehicles,” he said. “A lot of it is driven by the low gas prices. The super economy models aren't nearly as sought after as the midsized SUVs.” The hottest models, he said, are in the Jeep line. If Davis-Moore had had …
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GM sells record 9.8 million vehicles in 2015
Among the brightest spots for GM is SUV deliveries in China, which more than doubled after the launch of new models such as the Baojun 560 and the Buick Envision, which will be imported to the U.S. this year. Retail sales in the U.S. increased as …
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BYD Sold The Most Cars With Plugs In 2015
BYD makes battery electric vehicles, including the E6 hatchback which is used for taxi service in several cities. Uber is using them as well in Chicago. It also makes a variety of plug-in hybrids, including the newer Qin compact sedan and Tang compact SUV.
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US auto sales hit an all-time high in 2015
Honda sold more than 900 CR-Vs every day in 2015; sales of the Nissan Rogue small SUV jumped 44 percent. FUEL EFFICIENCY BLUES: Low gas prices also have a victim: Small cars, hybrids and electrics. Sales of Nissan's Leaf electric car dropped 43 …
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The Top 10 Best-Selling Cars of 2015
2015 was a huge year for new vehicle sales, with the 17.4 million cars and trucks sold setting an all-time record in the U.S. Trucks and SUVs were a big part of the success story, making big gains across the board, and nearly every major automaker was …
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Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: December 2015
The RAV4 is riding a wave of popularity among compact SUVs, up 23.4 percent as a segment in December. Part of the RAV4's gain … Compact cars did better: Bolstered by strong sales from a redesigned Civic, the segment gained 2.8 percent in December …
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The Top Ten Subaru stories of 2015: #1 will surprise you
Coming in at number ten on the list was the 2016 Subaru Crosstrek crossover. Subaru dropped XV from the name in the U.S. Small crossover consumers wanted to know about three new important chassis updates that were coming on the new model.
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Autoblog Minute: 2015 Year in Review for BMW
In his review of the 2016 BMW X1 Autoblog's David Gluckman put it nicely when he noted, "the X1 is comfortable in all the right places, it's bigger inside than before, and the seating position goes from car-like in the last generation to SUV-level here.
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