Automakers release sales figures and ponder the road ahead

Aug 1, 2018
The big U.S. and foreign automakers release their July sales numbers Wednesday. Car and light-truck sales have been strong so far this year — with consumer confidence up, the job market good, and people banking a little more income from the recent tax cuts. How does the rest of the year look for automakers? Click […]
Cars are prepared for distribution at a Ford factory on January 13, 2015. 
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What do young buyers want in an auto, anyway?

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Instead of edgy design, they want value and reliability. Just like their parents.
Toyota's last Scion model is this concept car, which will be folded into the Toyota brand.
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Why tech may be behind a bump in auto leasing

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Gas prices opening up car choices

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A gas pump displays prices at a Shell service station.
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Attention, discount shoppers: The psychology of sales

Dec 22, 2014
Sales create a sense of urgency, getting people in the door. Do they work as a retail strategy?

Deals and pent-up demand fuel auto sales

Dec 2, 2014
Auto sales rack up their strongest November in a decade, thanks in part to a strong lineup of cars by the Big Three.

What's driving an increase in auto sales?

Dec 2, 2014
Analysts expect the holidays to come early for automakers.