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Toyota Crowds with Models

Toyota’s plethora of brands failed in April to shore up former show-car-of-the year Camry. The bland Camry family sedan suffered a 14% sales decline in April, with Toyota, Prius and Scion dealers losing sales to family members because of inroads by VW/Audi, and Hyundai/Kia. Toyota is bulging with too many brands and models, a dealer […]

The Hot Ones for 2013

2013 ford escape

April’s auto show results were buoyed by new pickup trucks and eye-appealing popular cars. Here are the cold and hot ones, likely to steer the market into early-starting inventory cleanup sales till year-end! Ford Escape, up 52.0% from a year ago Toyota Camry, down 13.9% (seen as a runner-up by the youth market.) Nissan, up […]

Battery-only Leaf Enters U.S. Production

Carlos Ghosn

SMYRNA, TN-Nissan Motor has begun production here of its 100 percent battery-driven Leaf sedan. Announcing Job One on the Nissan stand at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, NISSAN/RENAULT CEO Carlos Ghosn voiced disappointment in Leaf’s U.S. sales last year, 9,819 cars vs. a 20,000 annual target. The charismatic CEO told Detroit interviewers […]

E-car Era Revs Up at LA Show

The LA auto show prides itself on rolling out a flock of firsts every winter and the 2012 event kept up the record in spades. More electric cars were released than ever before, at any 2012 international or local show. Plug-in cars stole the limelight-not a surprise in the Golden State’s clean-air fixation. Whether for […]