NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, October 27 - 31

October 30 BMW X5M and X6M According to BMW, the 2015 BMW X5 M and X6 M will start at an MSRP of $99,650 and $103,050 respectively. Both will arrive in showrooms in the spring of 2015. In addition, the 0 to 60 time is 4.0 seconds for both models. Another One Bites the Dust        Autoblog has reported that the New York Times is shutting down its automotive section after being part of the paper for 20 years. This is the result of shrinking advertising revenues, lower subscription levels and competition from free online news sites. Octob ...

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New AWD Strategy Makes More Sense of Acura’s Product Marketing

For Acura fans from yesteryear who recall the merits of iconic cars such as the Integra, Legend and NSX, Honda’s luxury brand has increasingly become a source of frustration. When Acura initially hit the U.S. luxury market in 1986, ahead of any of its Japanese peers, it was a progressive brand with regards to its technological ingenuity and quickly became a massive success as a fledgling luxury marque. Unfortunately, questionable marketing and design decisions along with a lack of innovation in engineering led to the stagnation of the brand’s growth over the past decade, but sp ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, October 20 - 24

October 24 The Nemesis Trion Supercars is set to debut the all-new Nemesis in early 2016. This $1,000,000+ supercar will come with a 9.0L twin turbo V8 that puts out 2000hp.  This should allow the car to reach 0 to 60 times of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 270mph.   October 23 Mazda 2 Production Begins According to Automobile Magazine, production of the all-new 2016 Mazda 2 has begun in Mexico. This little hatch is receiving tons of acclaim for its style in the subcompact segment.   October 22 Chrysler 200 Coupe The team over at Theop ...

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Cadillac is Packing its Bags and Heading to SoHo

Can a move save Cadillac from its recent sales slump? General Motors sure hopes so as the automaker recently announced its plan to move its luxury brand headquarters from Detroit to New York City’s super posh SoHo neighborhood. The move is one of the first steps recently appointed Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen is taking in order to turn the brand into a stronger competitor in the luxury marketplace. Another big announcement for the brand is the introduction of a new naming scheme which aims to compete with rival luxury brands. GM says that the next flagship Cadillac will be ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, October 14 - 17

October 16 1,000 Lamborghini Huracans Sold in the U.S. According to LamboCARS, of the 3000 Huracans sold worldwide, a third are from the U.S. market alone. This increase shatters previous records for U.S. consumers. In addition, Lamborghini expects to reach 3,600 sales worldwide in 2014, destroying last year's 2,121 units total. October 15 ZORA ZR1 Rumors Top Speed has compiled a list of rumors and renderings of what will make up the new Zora supercar. A $150,000, mid-engine, supercharged V8 monster that is capable of speeds in excess of 200mph. It all seems very l ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, October 6 - 10

October 9 911 Carrera GTS Porsche has just released the new 2015 911 Carrera GTS. GTS models get the 430-horsepower version of the Carrera S' 3.8-liter flat-six with the Power kit, which also includes the Sport Chrono package and the sport exhaust. If equipped with the PDK dual-clutch transmission, the GTS will hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. All GTS models are based on the Carrera 4 body, with the wider track and flared wheel arches. The ride height has been lowered by 10 millimeters compared to the standard 911, as well. Standard kit includes Xenon headlamps, an Alcanta ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, September 29 - October 2

October 2 People are Spending More Money on Cars         According to Automotive News, buyers are spending about 2% more on cars than they did last year.  This is mostly due to low interest rates and longer term loans. As an example, a 72-month, no-interest loan gives buyers who want to keep their payment at $500 a month the ability to spend $6,000 more than with a 60-month loan. Furthermore, it allows for spending $4,800 more for those who think they can afford $400 a month.   October 1 The New Jaguar XE    ...

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Wholesale Update: Used Vehicle Prices Down 3.4% in September

Used vehicle prices for units up to eight years in age are down by 3.4% so far this month, which is slightly higher than NADA’s 3% top-end forecast for the month. That said, the month’s decline remains in line with results of the past few years, as depreciation for September ranged between 2.5 – 3.6% from 2010 – 2013. If September’s figure holds, prices will have a dropped by an average of 3.2% per month since July and it would mark a streak of losses last seen in late-2011. On a prior month basis, the number of 2006 – 2014 model year units sold at au ...

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2015 New Model Introduction and Redesign Review: Non-Luxury Models

Today’s blog wraps up the three part series that highlights new or redesigned models for the 2015 model year. Part 1 covered the importance of new product to manufacturer growth plans and details ‘15MY introductions at a market level and by brand. Parts II looked at changes in Luxury segments, while our final blog covers Non-Luxury models. Large, Mid-Size and Compact Utility Vehicles 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban full-size SUVs are all-new, powered by a 5.3L 355hp V8 engine and optional Magnetic Ride Control. Inside, both feature three rows of seats with room for up to nine p ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, September 22 - 26

September 26 Best Drag Race 4 Motor Trend just released the 4th edition of the World’s Greatest Drag Race.  Will the GTR win again?   September 25 Ford Transit Paddy Wagon Ford has released its new prisoner transport concept based on the Transit. The vehicle offers the ability to carry as many as 12 prisoners in 3 different compartments. Hopefully you will never have to ride in one.   September 24 2015 C63 AMG and AMG S Carbuzz has the details on the new C63. The C63 produces 469 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque, while the S model ...

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