Pickups, SUVs and crossovers dominated strong auto sales in 2017

Robot vehicles might rip apart the business model of the car industry in the coming years, but for now, automakers are still selling lots of cars and light trucks. U.S. sales for 2017 are expected to come in at 17.2 million vehicles, to be adjusted slightly up or down this week as more companies report their… Please follow and like us:

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Ford sales rose in December on strength of pickups; Fiat Chrysler and GM fall

DETROIT — Ford’s U.S. sales rose 0.9 percent in December, fueled by 89,385 F-Series pickup trucks. Fiat Chrysler sales fell 11 percent while General Motors dropped 3.3 percent. For perspective, Ford sold more than twice as many large pickups as the total of all Ford passenger cars sold in the month, 44,871. At Fiat Chrysler, Jeep… Please follow and like us:

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Consumer Reports: Buick top 10 most reliable; Ford and Fiat Chrysler improve

DETROIT — When it comes to reliability, Ford and Fiat Chrysler have improved their performance ratings among drivers while General Motors has slipped. Still, GM’s Buick is the only U.S. brand to make Consumer Reports’ latest top 10 list of most reliable brands. The new Chevrolet Bolt electric car was GM’s most reliable model, scoring “above… Please follow and like us:

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Fiat Chrysler takeover mystery: A trick, a treat or a strategy?

Chinese automakers are advised to exercise caution in overseas mergers and acquisitions If you can’t beat them, buy them. This is what Chinese automakers are recently rumored to be doing, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is looking for a merger. Citing unnamed sources, the United States-based website Automotive News reported last week that FCA had rejected a… Please follow and like us:

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Top News Before the Market Opens

Top News Before the Market Opens Fiat Chrysler soars on Chinese interest. Representatives of a well-known Chinese automaker made at least one offer this month to buy Fiat Chrysler Automobiles at a small premium over its market value, Automotive News has learned. The offer was rejected for not being enough, a source said. Meanwhile, other sources… Please follow and like us:

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