The R-Class, which comes with six or seven seats, was briefly sold in the U.S. but has been sold exclusively in China since 2013.. Mercedes doesn't release sales numbers for individual models in China, but in a presentation last year the company said it sold 12,700 R-Class SUVs in 2013.. Sales of its M-Class SUV, which is also made in Alabama, rose 13 percent.» Read More
The latest U. of Michigan survey on customer satisfaction with automakers are a bit perplexing. On one hand, they show there's a wider gap between the Big 3 and their foreign rivals. On the other, these results fly in the face of numerous other studies that show the Big 3 edging closer to competitors when it comes to quality and reliability. Who's right? Both, actually.
General Motors will offer employee-level pricing on nearly 90 percent of inventory for its main Chevrolet brand as part of a new nationwide sales promotion, a dealer briefed on the plans said Monday.
General Motors has pulled out of its longtime sponsorship of the Academy Awards, one of the biggest annual events on broadcast television, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.
When a Honda executive said last week that his company plans to roll out a "Prius Fighter" hybrid next spring, it marked the latest proclamation from an automaker that it had a model to beat the king of the hybrids. And once again I'm curious if this challenge will truly be a challenge to Toyota.
When Honora Wolfe and her husband moved to the outskirts of Boulder, Colorado, she wanted an environmentally friendly way to commute to her job as a bookshop owner in the city.
The fallout from the credit crisis and the downturn in the U.S. automobile market is picking up, and buyers who are in position to take advantage can benefit.
I'm hearing the same question over and over as we move closer to the unveiling of the Chevy Volt: Will this car really work?
Ford Motor said Thursday its redesigned Ka city car would debut in the upcoming Bond film "Quantum of Solace," scheduled for release in North America on Nov. 7.
The latest numbers showing fewer Americans on the highway comes at a time when I was visiting dealers in Southern California. While all have seen business decline, they also say demand for performance remains strong.
General Motors has had preliminary contact with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska on a possible sale of its Hummer brand, sources familiar with the matter said.
Toyota Motor sees an opportunity to increase sales through vehicle leasing as U.S. automakers pull back, Toyota U.S. sales chief said on Wednesday.
The Clarity is no science project that just puttters along. It has the power and feel of a standard gas-powered car. Granted, it's not a hot rod, but it's no wallflower either.
GM chief Rick Wagoner said there was significant interest in the auto maker's planned sale of up to $4 billion of assets as it battles record losses and falling sales, but no deals were expected soon.
Ford Motor's plan to overhaul its North American operations to produce more cars remains unchanged amid recent declines in gas prices, a top executive said on Tuesday.
The market for sport utility vehicles is starting to look a lot like the housing market, spreading pain to consumers, automakers and dealers, the New York Times reports.
If you're shopping for a car, arm yourself with information now so you aren't taken for a ride later.
Toyota Motor is considering exporting U.S.-made trucks including its full-size Tundra after scaling back its sales expectations for the U.S. market under pressure from record fuel prices and a slumping housing market.
The report today from the Detroit News that Ford is preparing to stop building the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus X crossover is one of those stories I read and immediately said, "It's about time". In my opinion, these are the types of moves Ford needs to make quickly if it's going to jump start sales with fresh, attractive models.
Toyota Motor is set to raise prices of hybrid cars and commercial vehicles by 1% to 3% in Japan as costs for steel and other materials soar, the Nikkei business daily reported on Monday.
Top Japanese tyre maker Bridgestone posted a worse-than-expected 18 percent drop in first-half operating profit on Friday citing expensive raw materials and a stronger yen, and slashed its forecasts as vehicle sales slump in Western markets.