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Lexus' Bracken says 300,000 U.S. sales 'is within our grasp' this year
1:35 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 24
Lexus is raising its U.S. sales target to 300,000 vehicles this year, General Manager Jeff Bracken said. “We started the year with a sales goal of 290,000 units, ...

Stocks rise; spiffs ahead?
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 17
U.S. automakers and dealers added a quarter of a million unsold vehicles to stocks during October. That's normal early in a new model year, but some analysts see automake ...

Good times are rolling for pickup makers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10
What a terrific month October was for sales of pickups. Large pickups rose 10 percent, outperforming a strong overall U.S. market. The 10-month numbers for big pickups lo ...

Fleets give October a big boost
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 10
Fleet volume sharply outpaced retail sales in October, turning what would have been a below-par sales month into an above-average one. ...

Falling gasoline prices, trucks deliver solid October
12:54 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 3
In a month marked by falling gasoline prices, pickups and SUVs led U.S. auto sales to a 6 percent rise in October. Automakers sold 1,281,132 light vehicles for a seasonal ...

Weep not for pickup makers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 3
October looked like a happy month for big pickups with sales rising 10 percent, outperforming a strong overall U.S. market. ...

A sobering quarter for auto shareholders
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 27
It was a tough third quarter for auto industry investors as falling international and softening U.S. financial markets depressed shareholder value for companies that buil ...

Best Dealerships outdo industry in U.S. sales
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 15
The Best Dealerships To Work For significantly outpaced the overall U.S. new light-vehicle market last year, posting a collective double-digit gain. ...

Fleet adds little to Sept. sales gain
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
Among the seven largest volume automakers, light-vehicle sales through dealerships rose 11 percent, while fleet was a mere 3 percent higher. ...

Days supply rises, but it may be blip
12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 13
U.S. stocks of unsold light vehicles rose following moderating September sales, hitting a 64-day supply on Oct. 1. Is that significant? It depends on the measuring stick, ...

Why Detroit is a small town, big city for auto dealers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 20 | UPDATED: 9/20/14 10:30 pm ET - includes video of Reuss
Detroit's a big city. But if you're in the car biz, the Motor City is a small town, too. Karl Zimmermann's party at George Matick Chevrolet was both big city and small to ...

Fleet helps drive big August sales numbers
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Growth in fleet sales outpaced retail in last month's robust U.S. auto market. ...

Hot August sales shrivel inventories
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 15
Strong auto sales in August drained dealer lots, pushing U.S. inventories to the lowest level in months. ...

Sit-highs: The lucky ducks have trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
August's U.S. auto sales report was full of good news. But forget the normal scorecard of unit sales. Let's look at some real winners: trucks and the automakers that have ...

Sales go from hot to hotter in 'almost' perfect month
4:44 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 3 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:09 pm ET - adds more highlights
Riding strong U.S. demand for crossovers and big pickups, automakers sold almost 1.6 million light vehicles in August, up 6 percent from a booming year-ago period. In Aug ...

Get trucky, get lucky
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3
What a bubbly month August turned out to be. Good news pretty much anywhere you look. U.S. auto sales up. Lotsa folks won big percentage gains. Average transaction prices ...

Collection Auto's Bernie Moreno cultivates managerial talent
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 1
Bernie Moreno was 28 and had no auto retailing experience when Boston dealer Herb Chambers hired him as general manager of a Saturn store. ...

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