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July 13, 2010

Detroit Brand Dealers Most Improved in 2010 Satisfaction Study

Mercedes-Benz dealerships ranked highest in the 2010 Pied Piper Prospect Satisfaction Index (PSI) U.S. Auto Industry Study, which used “mystery shoppers” to measure and compare how consumers are treated when shopping.

July 6, 2010

Hyundai Highlights June Sales Report

Month-to-month retail sales did slow down, but the picture is much brighter on a year-over-year basis, with all domestic and foreign automakers reporting YOY sales increases for the first six months of 2010.

June 1, 2010

Toyota’s Recalls Cause Decline in New-Car Leads

Toyota's recalls continue to have a negative impact on sales activity, according to a recent consumer lead index. Leads for Toyota vehicles declined nearly five percent year over year on, and interest in the brand's vehicles continues to slip month over month.

May 4, 2010

Automakers Post Strong April Sales

Retail auto sales continued their strong performance in April, as all domestic and foreign automakers reported increases in their sales volumes.

April 20, 2010

Industry Mirrors Economy's Recovery, Says JATO Dynamics

U.S. new-vehicle sales for the first quarter 2010 were 15.7 percent higher than the year-ago period, but the market continues to be on a long road to recovery, according to the latest figures from JATO Dynamics, a provider of automotive data.

April 6, 2010

Incentives Drive 24.3 Percent Surge in March Sales

Fueled by attractive incentives, U.S. automakers sold 1.07 million units in March – the best month since the federal government’s Cash for Clunkers program sent sales skyrocketing last August.

April 6, 2010

Toyota Faces $16.3 Million Fine From NHTSA

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced yesterday that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking the maximum civil penalty of $16.375 million against Toyota Motor Corporation for failing to notify the auto safety agency of the dangerous “sticky pedal” defect for at least four months.

March 23, 2010

Toyota’s Perceived Quality Drops, Honda Leads Mainstream Brands

Toyota suffered a sharp drop from 1st to 6th place among mainstream brands in ALG Inc.'s Spring 2010 Automotive Consumer Attitudes Survey, leaving Honda with a commanding lead over all other mainstream brands.

March 16, 2010

Hyundai Replaces Toyota as No. 1 in Owner Loyalty

Brand loyalty for Hyundai recently surpassed that of Honda and Toyota, allowing Hyundai's brand loyalty to take the No. 1 spot among car shoppers on Kelley Blue Book's, according to Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence data.

March 5, 2010

Toyota Purchase Intent Soars Nearly 40 Percent After Incentives Announcement

Toyota’s announcement of zero-percent financing and special lease deals generated nearly a 40 percent spike in purchase intent by visitors to