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January 4, 2017
In calendar 2016, new-vehicle sales in the U.S. market surpassed 17.5 million units, eclipsing 2015 by more than 50,000 units.
December 27, 2016
During the past week, auto manufacturers recalled a total of just over 59,000 light passenger vehicles in the United States. The largest action comes from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), which recalled 43,000 Dodge Journey, Jeep Compass, and Jeep Patriot SUVs to address engine stalling concerns.
December 22, 2016
New-vehicle sales in the U.S. market are poised to set another record in 2016, according to a December update from J.D. Power and auto forecasting partner LMC Automotive.
December 20, 2016
During the past week, Mitsubishi, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz issued recalls affecting more than 50,500 light vehicles. The largest of these comes from Mitsubishi, which is recalling 50,220 Outlander Sport SUVs from the 2011, 2012, and 2016 model years.
December 12, 2016
During the past week, several auto manufacturers issued recalls of light passenger vehicles, with the largest recall coming from Ford Motor Company: 603,392 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ sedans from the 2013-2016 model years.
December 9, 2016
In accordance with an agreement between 20 major automakers and the U.S. government, 99% of all new vehicles sold in the United States will be equipped with automatic emergency braking (AEB) within the next 6 years.
December 5, 2016
During the past week, Toyota recalled nearly three-quarters of a million Sienna minivans from the 2011 through 2016 model years because of an issue with the power sliding door.
December 1, 2016
Two extra selling days in November 2016, plus robust Black Friday incentives and continuing demand for trucks, kept U.S. new-vehicle sales on a positive course to end the month.
November 28, 2016
During the past week, Kia Motors America, Nissan North America, Bentley Motors, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), and General Motors (GM) issued recalls affecting a total of 84,557 light passenger vehicles.
November 23, 2016
A strong Thanksgiving sales weekend primed with year-end incentives may prop up November’s total new-vehicle sales in the United States, though a sales dip still appears likely.
November 21, 2016
During the past week, various automakers issued recalls affecting a total of nearly 158,000 light vehicles. The largest of these comes from Mazda, which is recalling 69,447 RX-8 sports cars from the 2004-2008 model years.
November 18, 2016
Los Angeles plays host to the first major U.S. auto show of each new-car season, and for 2016 the AutoMobility LA press preview contained a wide variety of new cars, trucks, and SUVs.
November 18, 2016
Retail light-vehicle sales in the United States in 2016 are expected to decrease 1.5% from 2015. With that in mind, both vehicle dealers and lenders are focusing on building better long-term relationships with their customers, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Consumer Financing Satisfaction Study.
November 17, 2016
Subaru, best known for cars and SUVs that feature a rugged 4-wheel-drive system, has unveiled the VIZIV-7 SUV Concept at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show.
November 16, 2016
In a recent report on the retention value of new and redesigned 2016 models, the NADA Used Car Guide team finds that the 2016 Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup and two midsize SUVs had the highest retention values among new or redesigned models surveyed and were near the top of their segments in holding their value.
November 15, 2016
During the past week, automakers recalled just over 270,000 light passenger vehicles. Mitsubishi Outlander and Outlander Sport SUVs from the 2007 through 2015 model years account for the bulk of these recalls.
November 15, 2016
The annual J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) summarizes what has gone wrong with new cars. Survey questions focus on design- and defect-related problems.
November 14, 2016
This week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, Nissan Group’s Infiniti luxury car brand will introduce its newest variable-compression (VC) turbo engine.
November 11, 2016
Product specialists appear to be in higher demand from buyers of both mass market and luxury vehicles, according to the J.D. Power 2016 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index (SSI) Study. Get more insights from the 2016 SSI Study...
November 8, 2016


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