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September 8, 2011

FordDirect Announces Consumer Texting Service

FordDirect has launched a new mobile service that allows dealers to deliver Ford-branded advertising to their customer’s mobile devices.

September 6, 2011

Supply Issues Thwart Toyota, Honda Sales in August

A number of automakers experienced double-digit sales increases in August, with Chrysler leading the pack with 31 percent year-over-year increase in sales. Toyota and Honda, however, continued to grapple with supply issues.

August 25, 2011 Releases Compact Sedan Comparison Results announced the results of its 2011/2012 Compact Sedan Comparison Test, which had the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra leading the way.

August 23, 2011

Ford, Toyota Teaming Up on Hybrid Powertrain System

Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor Corporation announced plans to jointly develop a hybrid powertrain system for light trucks and SUVs. The agreement, expected to be finalized next year, will allow both companies to speed up the delivery of more affordable hybrid systems.

August 4, 2011

July Sales Better, Not Great

The March 11 earthquake in Japan continued to impact Japanese automakers, with Toyota and Honda reporting notable decreases in July sales. Detroit automakers fared better, with Chrysler experiencing its best July in four years.

July 26, 2011

Honda, Ford Top’s ‘True Cost to Own Awards’

Honda and Ford top five and four categories, respectively, in’s 2011 Lowest True Cost to Own Awards.

July 18, 2011 Hyundai Ranks No. 1 in Brand Loyalty reports that Hyundai’s loyal consumer base has remained constant thanks to aggressive marketing campaigns and product redesigns.

July 7, 2011

Toyota, Ford Top Hybrid Vehicle Scorecard List

The Union of Concerned Scientist’s Hybrid Scorecard rankings named Toyota- and Ford-built hybrids as the top models on its annual list.

July 1, 2011

June Sales Trend Upward as Production Gets Back on Track

June was a standout month for Ford, GM, Nissan, Chrysler and Mercedes-Benz, all of which realized improvements from the year-ago month. Toyota showed decreases for June compared to last year and Honda continued to feel the effects of the March 11 earthquake in Japan. Overall, automakers realized month-to-month sales increases thanks to improved production capacity.

July 1, 2011

Edmunds Announces 2011 ‘Readers’ Most Wanted’ Award Winners

The 2011 Readers' Most Wanted Award names vehicles in 12 categories that received the most votes from car enthusiasts in an online survey. Some of the categories included ‘Fuel Sipper,’ ‘Cheap Car’ and ‘Future Vehicle.’