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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.

August 2, 2011 Toyota Sales Off by 20 Percent Despite Gains anticipates that sales for Toyota rose 21.2 percent from June to July, but says sales for the Japanese automaker are still off by more than 20 percent compared to July 2010.

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 4, 2011

Toyota Offers Performance Accessories Package for 2011 Prius

The Prius PLUS package allows consumers to select from a variety of popular colors, custom body kit enhancements, performance add-ons and custom badging.

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

Toyota Talks Earthquake, New Technology, Product Launches at Dealer Meetings

Toyota’s annual dealer meeting topics included the Prius family launch, new technology offerings and greater regional autonomy.

June 27, 2011

Toyota Camry “Most American Car,” Says New Study

The Toyota Camry ranked No.1 in’s annual American Made Index for the third consecutive year. The Toyota Sienna and Tundra also made the list, ranking sixth and ninth, respectively.

June 23, 2011

NADAguides Releases 2Q Car-Buyers Market Report

The report lists the six top new-car buys by depreciation values, availability at dealerships, current incentives and other features.

June 17, 2011

U.S. Toyota Production to Reach Full Capacity in September

The automaker announced that North American production levels are expected to reach 100 percent in September, with parts recovery occurring earlier than anticipated.