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Increased Resale Values Key to Improving Operating Margins, General Motors Says

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Leasing is a potentially profitable business for carmakers, but success is largely determined by high resale residual values, and a lower residual value can cut into company profit margins. General Motors wants to increase leasing as part of its sales mix, and is pinning its strategy squarely on improving the desirability of its models, thus ...

Honda Accord is April’s Top-Selling Midsize Sedan

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Honda sold 33,538 Accords last month, putting it in first place in the midsize car segment. And for the second month in a row, the Toyota Camry has been relegated to the number-two spot, with 31,710 units sold. The Ford Fusion (26,722 copies sold) stays put in third place. The Nissan Altima finished the month with ...

GM June Sales Up 6.5 Percent Thanks to Cruze, Silverado

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General Motors sold 264,843 vehicles in the U.S. in June 2013, representing its highest monthly sales numbers since September 2008. This result is a 6.5 percent increase over June of last year. Year-to-date sales now total 1,420,346, up eight percent from last year. Winner: Chevrolet Cruze – 32,871 sales, up 73.2 percent The Cruze had a huge ...

April 2013 Sports Car Sales: Challenger Rises Again

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They battle at the track and in showrooms too: Sports car sales are just as important to automakers as their performance is to enthusiasts. With that in mind, we decided to take a look at April sports car sales of vehicles that start at around $100,000 or less. Not surprisingly, the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford Mustang, ...

GM Sales Led by Chevrolet Silverado, Cruze, Equinox; Up 3.1 Percent

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General Motors has reported its May 2013 sales, and the numbers paint a rosy picture for the Detroit, Michigan-based automaker. GM sold a total of 252,894 vehicles last month from its Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC brands, representing a year-over-year increase of just 3.1 percent. Year-to-date sales for 2013 now total 1,155,503. Winners: Chevrolet Silverado/GMC Sierra ...

Honda CR-V Is Best-Selling CUV In April 2013

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It appears the Honda CR-V got tired of being second-best for the first three months of this year, as the Japanese CUV snubbed the first position from the Ford Escape with 26,519 units sold in April. Below those two rivals, the Chevrolet Equinox (20,965 units sold) sat comfortably in the third spot once again. Stationed at ...

Honda Civic Leads May Compact Sales, Elantra Drops Two Spots

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Sales of the Honda Civic continue to climb since its 2013 refresh, with the compact hanging on to the first-place finish it earned in April. Though the Hyundai Elantra came in second place behind the Civic a month prior, the Korean compact slipped two spots behind the Toyota Corolla and Ford Fusion in May. Honda sold ...

Ford Escape Rules June Compact Crossover Sales

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June was a tough month for the Honda CR-V, as the Japanese CUV couldn’t keep up to the Ford Escape. The Escape sold 28,694 units, leaving the CR-V in second yet again with 26,562 units. Locked in third is the Chevrolet Equinox with 23,645 units, while Toyota’s RAV4 couldn’t quite catch up with 20,540 units, even ...

Ford Escape King of June Crossover Sales, Honda CR-V Leads Year-to-Date

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June was a good month for compact crossovers, as all automakers reported CUV sales gains. Crossovers from the home team were the most popular, with the Ford Escape taking the title for best sales in June. The Honda CR-V followed closely behind, while the Chevrolet Equinox rounded out the top three. With a combination of 2012 ...

Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, Cruze, and Spark Post Record Sales in August

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While sales superstars like the Chevrolet Volt stand out in General Motors’ August sales report, the same can’t be said for full-size SUVs like the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Traverse. For the month of August, the Chevrolet Volt, Sonic, Cruze, and Spark all posted record sales. The Chevrolet Volt may finally be getting traction in the ...