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    Official: 2014 Nissan 370Z pricing announced, MSRP reduced by $3,000
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    Nissan is up to something. The company announced pricing for the 2014 Nissan 370Z, 370Z Nismo, and 370Z Roadster, which isn't out of the ordinary. What is, is that the standard, hardtop 370Z has received a $3,130 reduction in price for 2014. The upmarket Touring model, meanwhile, has been dropped ...

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    Report: Toyota hangs on to title of world's largest automaker for first half of 2013
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    General Motors and Ford can have all the success they please, but it doesn't seem like America's two largest manufacturers are going to topple Toyota in the first half of 2013. According to Reuters, Toyota moved 4.91 million vehicles in the first six months of 2013, representing a 1.1-percent ...

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    Report: Audi to blitz 1.5M sales goal two years ahead of schedule
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    Audi doesn't seem to be having any trouble of hitting its relatively audacious sales goal of two million units by 2020 – it's already on pace to eclipse 1.5 million sales two years ahead of schedule. According to Reuters, the Volkswagen-owned brand rode a wave of sales in China and the US ...

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    Report: Euro car sales plummet to two-decade low
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    Just three months ago, as of April, the story was that the European car market registered its first gain in 19 months, consumer confidence was up "higher than average" and observers were hoping the month could be the first footstep in the trek to "legitimate recovery," even though Europe's ...

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    Study: Mercedes, Infiniti, Lexus rank tops with mystery shoppers
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    If you want the best experience possible when buying a new car, then you'd better head down to your local Mercedes-Benz, Infiniti, or Lexus showroom. According a mystery shopper study conducted by the Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index, those three luxury brands ranked highest among the 33 ...

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    Report: Car sales in Europe up for first time in 19 months
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    Automotive News reports the European automotive market has posted first gain in 19 months. Germany and Spain helped push the swell thanks to higher-than-average consumer confidence, though the EU saw registrations jump two percent overall compared to the prior year. In April, buyers took home ...

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    Report: GM outsold VW globally in first quarter, Toyota reports numbers next week
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    General Motors released its first quarter sales figures this week, reporting that it sold 2.36 million cars and trucks worldwide. That figure represents an increase of 3.6 percent when compared to the same period last year. GM's growth was attributed to many factors, including global Cadillac ...

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    Report: A few signs that Cadillac's revival is taking hold
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    Only a flatworm would not have predicted the Cadillac ATS would help increase sales for America's erstwhile luxury brand of record; however, even the best automotive oracles didn't realize by how much: The ATS fueled a 49-percent increase of the brand's year-on-year sales in March, the sixth ...

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    Report: Volvo uncovers widespread cheating by its Chinese dealers
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    According to a report in Reuters, the findings of an internal investigation conducted by Geely-owned Volvo is that its Chinese dealers vastly overreported their sales numbers in 2011, then even more vastly underreported their 2012 sales figures. About "half the dealers" out of the 151 total ...

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    Official: Ford sales in China up 21% in 2012, 43% in Dec. alone
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    Ford went into the Beijing Motor Show last year talking big about its "15 by 15" plan for China – introducing 15 new models to the market by 2015, doubling production capacity and its dealership network. Its stand at the show showcased four new vehicles – the EcoSport, Kuga, Edge and ...

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    Report: Investors value Mercedes-Benz at half of BMW
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    Bloomberg reports investors have valued Mercedes-Benz at approximately half of what BMW is worth. While BMW has seen its market capitalization jump to 45 billion euros, Daimler currently sits at around 42.2 billion euros. But that number falls to just 25 billion once Daimler's truck business ...

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    Report: Dodge Dart misses sales targets as inventory mounts
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    November was a rough month for the Dodge Dart. All told, Chrysler managed to deliver 4,489 units, down from 5,455 in October, but perhaps more telling is the sizable inventory Dodge now has on hand. Chrysler added a third shift to the Belvidere, Illinois plant that produces the new compact in ...

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    Report: Toyota gunning for 200k RAV4 sales per year
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    Toyota just unveiled the 2013 RAV4 at the 2012 LA Auto Show, and according to a report in Ward's Auto, the automaker already has high hopes for strong sales of its new model. Bill Fay, Toyota's vice president of marketing, is expecting sales of 200,000 units in 2013 – a jump over the ...

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    Report: BMW maintains sales lead over Audi, Mercedes-Benz
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    In the battle for luxury car dominance, BMW has managed to hold on to its place at the top of the pile, for now. Global sales rose 14.3 percent last month, to 146,843 units, on strong sales in China and global sales of the 1 Series small car (pictured). That brings BMW's sales through nine months ...

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    Report: Volkswagen cuts sales projection by 140k for Europe
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    Volkswagen has dramatically cut its internal sales target for Western Europe for 2012. The estimate has been chopped by 140,000 vehicles according to Automotive News. In the report, Bernd Osterloh of VW is quoted telling German newspaper Handelsblatt, "The VW Group is tentatively selling more ...

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    Official: Chrysler posts Q2 profit of $436 million
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    Chrysler has posted a net profit of $346 million in the second fiscal quarter of 2012. The amount represents a big jump compared to the $370 million loss it posted for the same time period a year ago. The automaker had to pay of $551 in U.S. government loans in that quarter. Revenue for Chrysler ...

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    Report: Analysts use Google Maps to count China's car inventory from space
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    Yankun Hou is an auto industry analyst at UBS AG who has won awards for his ability to predict the market. How is he so good at seeing the future of the industry? Satellite imaging. That's right. According to a Bloomberg report, Hou in part uses Google Maps imagery of manufacturers' holding ...

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    Report: Hyundai reduces global sales predictions due to struggling European, Chinese economies
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    Hyundai has lowered its 2012 global forecast for the global auto industry by 500,000 units due to faltering European economy and tightening registration restrictions in China, Automotive News has reported. The South Korean automaker had predicted that 77.6 million new vehicles would be sold ...

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    Official: Ford reports 58% drop in Q2 profits on European losses
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    Ford Motor Company announced Wednesday that it has posted a $1 billion profit for the second quarter of 2012. That sounds like good news for the Blue Oval, until you take into account that Ford posted a $2.4 billion profit for Q2 a year ago. That is a substantial 58 percent loss. Ford also ...

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    Official: Aston Martin V12 Zagato production cut from 150 to 101
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    One of the most exclusive upcoming supercars has just become a little bit more... exclusive. Aston Martin has announced that the production run of its stunningly badass V12 Zagato will be cut from 150 to 101 units. Whether or not this is in response to low demand is not known, but for those who ...

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