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    Report: Ex-Hyundai CEO Krafcik joins TrueCar board amidst IPO plans
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    Former Hyundai Motor America CEO John Krafcik has had a tumultuous year. Last June, he won the Automotive Executive of the Year from DNV Business Assurance. Then in December, he suddenly announced he was stepping down from his leadership role at the Korean automaker on January 1, with some ...

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    By The Numbers: March 2014: Better Weather Is On The Horizon Edition
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    After the Polar Vortex-saddled January and February months of 2014, something tells us a break in the weather is exactly what car shoppers have been waiting for. Perhaps it's all the lovely green we see in the chart below that has us in an upbeat mood, but there's no denying most automakers doing ...

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    Report: European car sales up 8% in February
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    Three weeks ago an analyst increased projections for European car sales this year, expecting them to climb three percent compared to last year instead of 2.7 percent. That number is a postive sign after years of hard times but it turns out February was especially good, overall European sales ...

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    Study: Small crossover sales explode; in other news, water wet, sun hot
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    The compact crossover has officially become the modern station wagon. For families that need a practical vehicle that combines reasonable fuel economy and utility, they have become a natural choice. A new study by IHS Automotive published by Polk confirms this, with the relatively young market ...

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    Report: European sales forecasts getting brighter for 2014
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    Auto sales in Europe have taken a beating over the years, but as the global economy is on the ups, so too are sales in the Old World. According to a report from Automotive News Europe, 2014 sales are now forecasted to increase around three percent compared to 2013. Analytical firm LMC Automotive ...

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    Report: Remember when C-segment cars were supposed to be hot stuff? Yeah, about that...
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    What do the Dodge Dart, Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Mazda3, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Corolla and Volkswagen Jetta all have in common? Well, actually, lots. They are all four-door sedans that fall into the so-called C-segment, and they are all trending downward in sales. This data comes courtesy of ...

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    By The Numbers: February 2014: Brrr, It's Cold Out There Edition
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    It's that time of the month again, folks. The automakers have released their results for February, and there are, predictably, both high and low notes worth talking about. The automaker with perhaps the most to crow about so far this year is Jeep, and much of its stellar performance in 2014 can ...

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    By The Numbers: January 2014: Polar Vortex Edition
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    It doesn't really have a name, but the meteorological events in January that caused record-breaking low temperatures across most of the Midwestern United States and Canada is being blamed for many automakers' sales woes last month. The dangerous temperatures, which were colder even than what the ...

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    By The Numbers: 2013: Keep On Truckin' Edition
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    Last year wasn't quite the blockbuster year of sales growth that 2012 was, but there are plenty of automakers in our table with reason to be happy. Subaru, for instance, duplicated its 2012 performance by again recording annual sales growth of over 26 percent. At the other end of the spectrum, ...

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    Followup: 400% markups reported as Cuba opens new/used car sales for first time since 1959
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    One could hardly blame Cuban consumers for suffering from a bout of 'sticker shock' when new car shopping this week – after all, they haven't had the opportunity since 1959. But it isn't just a half-century of inflation that buyers are having to wrap their heads around this week, it's ...

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    By The Numbers: December 2013: Whimpering In The New Year Edition
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    After a particularly bullish November, the holiday season saw automakers reporting relatively unimpressive sales numbers to finish off the year. In particular, industry giants General Motors and Toyota ended 2013 with a bit of a whimper. After being treated to volume rising by 13.70 percent in ...

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    Report: Hyundai-Kia forecasts slowest sales growth in 8 years
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    Even with the arrival of the new Hyundai Genesis Sedan (above) and the expected introduction of at least two other new vehicles in 2014, Hyundai-Kia is estimating its sales will only increase by about 4.1 percent this year. Bloomberg has found that figure, which works out to a total of 7.86 ...

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    Report: All-wheel-drive vehicle sales flourishing
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    As the market for new vehicles continues to improve and crossover and pickup sales have caught fire, it's perhaps no surprise that the sales of all-wheel-drive (and four-wheel-drive) vehicles are also on the rise. Using data provided by Polk, The Detroit News points out that nearly one-third ...

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    By The Numbers: October 2013: Shut What Down? Edition
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    There was little doubt that the government shutdown, which occupied 16 days of an already-short month, put downward pressure on US auto sales during the month of September. If you weren't one of the 800,000 federal employees who were furloughed without pay during the crisis, you may have been one ...

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    Report: Krafcik says US Gov. shutdown is slowing Oct. auto sales
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    The government shutdown is eroding consumer confidence in the auto market, says John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai's US sales unit, and could lower October sales by as much as 10 percent, Automotive News reports. "It's that anxiety that keeps customers, potential buyers, on the sidelines when making a ...

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    Official: Mercedes' September sales best in company's 87-year history
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    Even though new-car sales continue to rebound, that pace seemed to slow a bit in the US for September, but Mercedes-Benz had plenty to brag about. Last month, the automaker sold 142,994 vehicles around the world marking the best sales month ever in its 87-year history – thanks in large part ...

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    By The Numbers: September 2013: Not As Bad As It Looks Edition
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    A Short Month Shows In The Numbers, Ford Still Rises Yes, it's true that the auto industry experienced slower sales in September. However, the deceleration may appear to the casual observer like sales hit a brick wall last month, but they really didn't. Ever wonder why we always include those ...

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    Report: US auto sales look to hit 16 million in 2014
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    America's automotive industry continues to boom, with analysts predicting that sales in 2014 will reach over 16 million units while marking just the second time since World War II that the industry has seen five consecutive years of growth. The estimates, if correct, would represent a ...

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    By The Numbers: August 2013: Sizzling Summer Edition
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    Honda, Toyota And Nissan Make Big Gains, Domestics Not Far Off The summer sales season came to a close last month with all of the major auto companies we follow posting double-digit sales increases in August. Smaller companies with multiple brands like Jaguar-Land Rover, which was up a ...

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    Report: How new car shortages may impact your buying experience
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    If you want further proof that the auto industry is bouncing back, look no further than the empty lots and forecourts of your local dealership. According to a story by The Wall Street Journal, continued high demand for mainstream cars is overtaxing automakers' ability to produce enough models. ...

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