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General Motors Hoping to Gain Market Share On Dominant Toyota in Indonesia

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Every day, a story comes out about growth of car sales in emerging markets. From ultra-luxury brands to entry-level basic transportation, the potential upside growth in emerging economies has brought these former sales backwaters to the forefront of industry attention. Toyota is a dominant player in many emerging markets, but perhaps nowehere as dominant as ...

Chevrolet Cruze Leads Compact Car Sales in June

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The Chevrolet Cruze climbed four spots from fifth place in May to claim the top spot in June – the compact bow-tie’s first podium finish this year. With the new compact sales leader, the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus, and Hyundai Elantra each fell one spot in June. Chevrolet sold 32,871 Cruze sedans last month, ...

Nissan Altima is March’s Best-Selling Midsize Sedan

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Toyota sold 37,663 Camrys last month, but it wasn’t enough to stay on top of the midsize segment. With sales totaling 37,763, just 100 more than the Camry, the Nissan Altima was the best-selling midsize player in March. Despite this small setback, Toyota can take solace in the fact that Camry’s year-to-date total is 100,830, ...

Toyota, GM, Ford, Ram Argue Over Tow Ratings

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Toyota isn’t too happy with GM, Ford, or Ram. The automakers have been going back and forth for years determining an SAE-standardized test for their trucks’ tow ratings, and while Toyota is using the numbers with the refreshed Tundra, the Detroit Three aren’t playing ball, reports Automotive News. The standardized SAE testing procedure, named J2807, is ...

Civic, Elantra Top April 2013 Compact Sales

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The Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra together staged an upset in April compact sales. The Civic earned the top spot, while a hot-selling Elantra surged forwards, bumping the Toyota Corolla into third place. Honda sold 26,453 Civics last month, beating all of its competitors by a wide margin. Those Civic sales represent an 8.3-percent year-over-year increase, ...

Camry Leads Midsize Sales in May, Altima Outsells Fusion

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There’s a new sales leader in the midsize segment thanks to 39,216 customers who purchased the Toyota Camry. Meanwhile, Honda sold 33,218 Accords, which puts it in the number-two spot. The third-place Nissan Altima and fourth-place Ford Fusion swapped positions, with 31,950 and 29,553 units sold respectively. The Chevrolet Malibu slid, moving to sixth place with ...

Recall Central: Toyota FJ Cruiser Headlights, Mercedes-Benz GL-Class Seatbelts

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2007-2013 Toyota FJ Cruiser The Problem: Models equipped with the optional Toyota Auxiliary Driving Lamp kit are brighter than allowed by federal law. Because of the way the 55-watt, add-on driving lights are angled, they are too bright when combined with the output from the FJ Cruiser’s factory headlights. That could dazzle oncoming drivers, potentially causing ...

2014 Mazda 6, 2013 Toyota Avalon Named Ward’s 10 Best Interiors

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WardsAuto has released its 2013 rankings of the 10 best interiors. Seven of the top interiors came from Asian automakers, while the remaining three all came from General Motors and Chrysler. Notably missing from this year’s list are any European automakers – last year, Audi, Land Rover, and Volkswagen all took home honors. However, this year, ...

Cocktail Chatter: March 29, 2013

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What cocktails go best with all this car chatter? Automobilemag.com is here to help with weekly recipes. Remember, this is for talking about cars, not driving — always designate a driver. With just having gotten through the hustle and bustle of the New York auto show, we’re drinking The Rumble, which is from the West ...

Recall Roundup: 87,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h Hybrids

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2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h The Problem: Due to vibration, the brake pressure accumulator could develop a fatigue crack on an internal part. Toyota has yet to disclose what could happen if the accumulator cracks, but has stated that there have been no reported injuries or accidents related to the problem. The Fix: Owners ...
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