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Automakers Beating Fuel Economy Expectations Despite An Upswing In Truck/SUV Sales

Automakers Beating Fuel Economy Expectations Despite An Upswing In Truck/SUV Sales
For 2016, the so-called CAFE standards (it stands for corporate average fuel economy) require automakers to obtain an average rating of 35.5 mpg across all of its light-duty vehicle lines in the U.S., or at least under the convoluted methods in which …
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Automakers planning crossovers, SUVs regardless of gas prices

Automakers planning crossovers, SUVs regardless of gas prices
Low gas prices have helped fuel the trend away from cars and into more trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Virtually every brand saw … Ford announced at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show that it will add four more SUVs to its global lineup by 2020. "In terms of a …
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Automakers planning crossovers, SUVs regardless of gas prices

Automakers planning crossovers, SUVs regardless of gas prices
Low gas prices have helped fuel the trend away from cars and into more trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Virtually every …. Kia's all-new Niro, unveiled at the 2016 Chicago Auto Show, is a subcompact crossover hybrid expected to get 50 mpg. The powertrain …
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Pickups and SUVs Lead Way to a Record Year for Automakers

Pickups and SUVs Lead Way to a Record Year for Automakers
The company benefited from strong consumer demand for new truck models like the midsize Chevrolet Colorado pickup, as well as S.U.V.s like the Buick Encore. One surprise was an increase of nearly 29 percent for G.M.'s Cadillac division, which has …
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VW sales advance in May, outpacing most automakers

VW sales advance in May, outpacing most automakers
The Touareg SUV, refreshed for 2015, recorded sales of 700 units, up 26.8 percent from a year ago. The smaller Tiguan SUV posted sales of 3,079 units, up 16.2 percent. But sales of the Chattanooga-made Passat midsize sedan came in at 8,180, down 8.7 …
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Auto Shanghai 2015 introduces new Ford Taurus as American automakers

Auto Shanghai 2015 introduces new Ford Taurus as American automakers
He Chaobing, the executive vice president of Changan Ford, talks about Ford Taurus at Auto Shanghai 2015 in Shanghai. Ford is appealing to Chinese business … Also at the auto show, Nissan Motor Co. unveiled a midsize sedan that also was designed for …
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Automakers confident in '15 sales as SUVs sales jump

Automakers confident in '15 sales as SUVs sales jump
New York — Automakers, buoyed by strong sales in the first three months of 2015 and fueled by exploding SUV sales, are expecting sales to hit nearly 17 million or higher in the United States this year — the fifth straight year of higher sales. Low …
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Fuel Economy Claims Inflated by U.S. Automakers, Too

Fuel Economy Claims Inflated by U.S. Automakers, Too
By Benji Jerew on February 18, 2013 | RSS … Some people, like myself, shop for a brand they're most familiar with and have confidence in. Some might look for “any SUV with towing capability,” and then there are those who are looking for “four wheels …
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