General Motors, Chrysler LLC and Nissan each increased sales by at least one-fifth when compared with September 2010, though the industry looks good mostly when compared with last year. Thanks to their financial problems, GM and Chrysler took bigger hits than the rest of the industry the past few years. On Monday, Ford and Toyota estimated a low-13 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR), while GM estimated a number in the high 12s. The automakers face slow growth rather than a double-dip recession, says GM sales veep Don Johnson. The auto industry remains a bright spot in consumer demand because a lot of buyers are replacing aging cars. Not to mention (as no one did) cars and trucks coming off three-year leases from the beginning of the recession with stickers higher than their owners could afford. Pickup trucks had a good month at the Detroit Three. GM trucks were up 34.3 percent, with the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra selling 57,602 combined. With heavy advertising and … [Read more...] about September Sales: Slow, Steady Growth Led By Trucks, Crossovers
Compare ford escape to honda crv
October belonged to the Honda CR-V, which regained its top spot from the Ford Escape, with 20,205 copies sold. It’s still a tight race though, as the Ford Escape trailed the CR-V in October by less than 900 units, at 19,832 CUVs sold. Escape sales declined from August (28,188 units) to September (23,148 copies), and it’s the same story again this month. Selling 15,387 units, the Chevrolet Equinox stayed put in third, well behind the Escape but well ahead of the fourth-place Toyota RAV4, of which 10,936 examples were sold. Sales for the Nissan Rogue in October also dropped compared to September (12,106), however, the crossover stayed in fifth with 8436 sold. The 5309 Subaru Foresters sold allowed it to stay in seventh place, though the Crosstrek might soon steal its thunder: after being on sale for one month, 1735 of the new CUVs have been sold. A total of 3778 Mazda CX-5s were sold, allowing it to swap places with the ninth-place Hyundai Tucson (3451 copies) by just 327 … [Read more...] about Oct. Compact Crossover Sales: Honda CR-V Takes Number One Spot from Ford Escape
The Honda CR-V managed to outsell the Ford Escape by less than 900 units in October, taking the compact crossover crown with 20,295 examples sold. Bumped down to second, the Escape was good for 19,832 units sold, while the Chevrolet Equinox remained steady with the bronze, selling 15,387 CUVS. Sales for the Nissan Rogue in October also dropped compared to September (12,106), however, the crossover stayed in fifth with 8436 sold. The 5309 Subaru Foresters sold allowed it to stay in seventh place, though the Crosstrek might soon steal its thunder: after being on sale for one month, 1735 of the new CUVs have been sold. A total of 3778 Mazda CX-5s were sold, allowing it to swap places with the ninth-place Hyundai Tucson (3451 copies) by just 327 units. Source: Honda, Ford, GM, Toyota, Nissan, Hyundai, Mazda, Subaru Vehicle October 2012 October 2011 YTD Honda CRV 20,205 19,326 233,586 Ford Escape 19,382 19,046 219,907 Chevy Equinox 15,387 15,108 182,249 Toyota RAV4 10,936 10,680 145,103 … [Read more...] about Honda CR-V Unseats Ford Escape as Best-Selling Compact Crossover in October
My next door neighbor is one of those classic 'car traders.' He buys, fixes, drives, fixes, drives, fixes, etc. When the repairs finally get to be too much time and hassle, he sells the car. I've seen a lot of nameplates come and go through his driveway. Hondas and Nissans stay for a while. Saabs require constant weekend tinkering. And Volkswagens need more plastics than a Barbie factory. Only one brand has stuck around, for nearly a decade now: his family Volvo wagon. And therein lies the tale.Back in the day, older Volvos were [rightly] known for their long list of standard safety virtues: side impact protection systems, whiplash protection, four wheel ABS disc brakes and traction control. Only an S-Class Mercedes or a few good friends from my home state of New Jersey offered more protection… and both required a lot more scratch.These Volvo's of Yore were a lot more than just glorified safety barges. They were luxurious in a way that no Toyonda of the time could touch. The … [Read more...] about Ford Death Watch 44: Wither Volvo?