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  • Cars.com News Brief: March 19, 2012

     
    Here's what we have our eye on today: Auto manufacturing output in the Midwest increased 17.5% year over year in January, according to the Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index. Total national automotive output increased 12.1% for the month as compared....
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: May 2012

     
    Toyota dominated the sales landscape last month, with May sales up nearly 90%. That's versus a weak May 2011, when Japan's earthquake and tsunami had shoppers thinking Toyota, Lexus and Scion showrooms would have few cars in stock. It actually......
  • Daily News Briefs: May 29, 2012

     
    The Toyota Prius is now the third best-selling car across the globe, according to Bloomberg News. The growth comes from strong sales in both Japan and the United States, Bloomberg News reports. With 247,230 models sold in the first quarter......
  • Honda's U.S. factory: 'Canary in coal mine' to dam-breaker

     
    By James R. Healey USA TODAY When Japan's Honda Motor announced in 1980 its then-radical decision to build cars in the U.S., the auto business collectively said, "What?" Volkswagen, alone among foreign car companies, was trying limited U.S. production,...
  • Daily News Briefs: June 21, 2012

     
    First, Porsche delayed its plans to slot an entry-level sports car below the $49,500 Boxster ??? something that might compete with the likes of a Subaru BRZ. Now the automaker's head of sales and marketing told Automotive News that an......
  • Daily News Briefs: June 26, 2012

     
    U.S. auto sales will increase but stay below 16 million annual deliveries ??? a target hit from 1999 through 2007 ??? through 2015, according to a new report from AlixPartners LLC. Why? Blame factors like lingering unemployment, which has been......
  • Daily News Briefs: June 14, 2012

     
    More details have emerged on the potential Saab asset sell, according to Automotive News. The deal, devised by a Japan-Hong Kong partnership, so far only includes the purchasing rights to the current Saab 9-3 vehicle and a platform Saab was......
  • Daily News Briefs: June 20, 2012

     
    A year ago, J.D. Power and Associates' widely regarded Initial Quality Study sent Ford tumbling due to its buggy, touch-sensitive MyFord Touch and MyLincoln Touch dashboard controls. The study proved to be a canary in Ford's coal mine of dashboard......
  • Daily News Briefs: June 25, 2012

     
    Hatchback shoppers, take note: Next year's Toyota Yaris may come from France, Reuters reports. Sacre bleu! Well, not really. Toyota plans to slash Japanese production amid rising energy costs and a stronger yen hurting export revenues, and the Japan-built...
  • Daily News Briefs: June 11, 2012

     
    Honda says that shipping vehicles from Japan to the United States is not profitable, and the automaker will limit the amount of vehicles it sends to the country, according to Automotive News. Honda produces most of its popular vehicles in......
  • Car Sales Still on Track Despite Economic Questions

     
    U.S. shoppers bought 1.29 million vehicles in June 2012, a huge 232,000-unit increase compared with the same period last year. These better-than-expected results have the overall industry sticking with a pace of about 14.1 million auto sales for the 2012....
  • Top 10 Best-Selling Cars: June 2012

     
    Sales for major automakers improved more than 20% over a dismal June 2011 as the hardest-hit brands during last year's Japan earthquake recorded huge year-over-year gains. Toyota gained 60.3%; Honda picked up 48.8%, and Nissan added 28.2%. Not that the......