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Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced yesterday global sales of the Corolla have reached 1.22 million units in 2013, according to the company’s internal data based on individual vehicle sales reporting from its distributors. Toyota said the 5 percent year-over-year increase confirms the Corolla’s perennial popularity among loyal customers in approximately 150 countries and regions […]

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In very “un-green” news, our desire to simply change is viewed as the main reason we shop for a car today, according to a new study from the car-leasing marketplace Swapalease.com. How much influence does “change” have on today’s car shopper? In the past, financial motivations drove the behavior of car shoppers, but now it […]

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Ford made the bet America was ready to downsize their pickup truck engines and go for V6 power and it looks like the company was right. More than 57 percent of Ford Motor Company’s F-150  retail sales so far this year are powered by V6 engines. This is the highest six-cylinder engine mix in the […]

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Stop-start is a feature found on more vehicles as the years go by. More than half of light-duty vehicles worldwide will be so equipped, according to a Navigant study. Stop-start vehicles incorporate a simple yet valuable feature: they eliminate idling by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is stationary, and then restart it automatically […]

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If you’re in the market for a new car, could an all-electric model possibly fit the bill? Given yet-modest EV sales in America, undoubtedly many people would answer “no,” or they lack sufficient information to say “yes.” Last month, a national survey by the Union of Concerned Scientists found 25 percent of American households could […]

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The way some people look at electric cars is not unlike how a shy young teenager contemplates a mildly attractive person of the opposite sex. She’s interesting, but what if something goes wrong, and what else might he find if he waits? That plus lack of sufficient knowledge and inexperience keeps the two apart. And […]

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Are you ready to by your next Chevrolet Volt, Spark or diesel-powered Cruze online? General Motors thinks so. General Motors (GM) announced yesterday Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the U.S. now have a new online retailing tool available for the growing number of new car buyers who want to use the Internet to […]

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Nissan’s Leaf electric vehicle is breaking sales record, with September being the seventh record month in a row. Nissan said the Leaf set a September sales record finishing the month with 1,953 deliveries, an increase of 99 percent year over year. That makes for seven straight months of record sales. Once again, Atlanta was the […]

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Edmunds.com unveiled its 17 Best Used Cars for 2013 list. A total of nine brands are represented on the list; Honda and Toyota led the pack with four vehicles each – followed by Ford, with three vehicles that earned the accolade. Top in the hybrid segment is the 2006-2011 Toyota Prius, which is explained as […]

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Skyactiv Technology vehicles accounted for 66 percent of all Canadian Mazda sales in August. Mazda Canada announced sales for August 2013 totaled 7,077 units, which represents an increase of 5 percent compared to August 2012. Total year-to-date sales of 49,957 are down by 2 percent versus 2012. Mazda Canada said sales in August were led […]

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