Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands find ways to combat Tesla, German rivals

Toyota Lexus LC500

Japanese luxury car brands Lexus and Infiniti used the Detroit auto show to check new methods to regain momentum against Germany’s prominent automakers and Silicon Valley’s Tesla Inc. Toyota Motor’s Lexus brand revealed at Detroit its “LF-1 Limitless” concept SUV model, signaling that Lexus may begin to focus more on SUVs than its traditional large […]

Nissan’s Japan sales slip for second month following compliance scandal

Nissan 370Z pictures

Nissan Motor’s sales of domestic passenger cars dropped by practically half in November – its second straight month of slides following the compliance scandal and its first since it resumed production of vehicles for the home market. Discoveries that Nissan failed to follow correct final inspection treatments for its domestic market vehicles have led to […]

General Motors tops March sales in Canada, Nissan, Honda sees significant boost

Images of Chevrolet Camaro

Automakers sold a record number of automobiles in Canada throughout March, with General Motors Canada leading in sales volume and giving its best month-to-month sales performance since 2008. Total Canadian sales were followed by an 11.1 percent boost in consumer demand for pickups and sport utility vehicles throughout the month, which more than offset a […]

U.S. truck, SUV sales remained strong in February, but there’s more

2009 Ford F-150 XLT

February U.S. car sales, an indication of customer spending, dropped somewhat even as automakers stepped up marking down to sustain sales, significant manufacturers reported on Wednesday. Demand for cars, sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks in February fell to an annualized rate of 17.6 million automobiles, compared to a robust 17.7 million a year earlier. […]

Toyota Sales Goes Down, While Nissan, Honda Boosts Sales In January

Honda CR-V 2010

Foreign auto manufacturers reported neutral results in U.S showrooms in January. The consumers are floating in confidence due to easy credit option, increase in the stock market and relative decrease in gas price, followed by the presidential election. This has raised the number of sales in vehicle industry during the month of January. Since the […]