NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, September 2 - 5

September 2

Chrysler Plans for 2015

Motor Trend has released the updates for all Chrysler vehicles for 2015. Biggest news includes:

  • Start-stop tech and SafteyTec group for Cherokee
  • Viper gets 2 new trim levels.  GT with selectable suspension and T/A with new aero kit and wing
  • Rumor that the 2015 300 will have an extensive redesign along the lines of the Charger

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The 2015 Ford Expedition Looks to Sneak Up on Competition

Although the current Ford Expedition has been on sale since the 2007 model year, its presence has been little felt over the past several years while the large utility segment’s share of the industry has dwindled. Between 2009 and 2013, the automotive market grew by 59% and dwarfed the 14% growth of the large SUV segment, which shrunk to a 1.7% share of the industry’s sales in 2013. Remarkably, the Ford Expedition accounted for a mere 15% of the segment’s sales during that time compared to the 72% share enjoyed by rival products from General Motors. However, Ford Motor Com ...

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Mid-Month Update: Used Prices Fall by 3.0% So Far in August

Used vehicle depreciation for units up to eight years in age dropped by 3.0% so far in August, a figure higher than what’s typically been recorded for the month. Looking back to 2011 – 2013, previous August declines fell within a range of 1.6%-2.4%. While August’s depreciation is somewhat out of character for the month, there are a few reasons driving prices down more than usual. For starters, we believe the market is still compensating for the unusually strong spring market that was caused by temporary factors (harsh winter conditions, influx of recalls). The large chunk ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, August 25 - 29

August 29 Z71 To Return Chevrolet announced today that the famous Z71 package will return to the 2015 Tahoe and Suburban.   August 28 ATS-V to Debut at LA Auto Show Cadillac confirms to LA Times that they will be unveiling the new ATS-V at the LA Auto Show. SL Benz Just Got Less Expensive Carbuzz is reporting that Mercedes will introduce the SL400 for 2015. This new model will save you over $20,000 from the SL550.  This is done through the use of a 3.0L twin turbo V6, instead of the V8. This new engine still puts out 329hp and 354 lb-ft torque and wi ...

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Red Hot Chevy Camaro Extends Lead over Competition

Back in 2007, the major motion picture Transformers hit theaters as a summer blockbuster and was hugely successful in its revitalization of the popular robot franchise that first appeared in the 1980s. Sharing in the commercial success of the movie was General Motors, which showcased several of its product offerings as Autobot protagonists to great effect. Disguised as a weathered yellow 1977 second-generation Camaro, Bumblebee made his first appearance before modernizing his look to that of the fifth-generation Camaro prototype, dropping the jaws of muscle car fans around the world in the ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, August 18 - 22

August 22 Z06 Vette Pricing Released Chevrolet has announced pricing on the 2015 Z06.  Its starts at $78,995 for the coupe and $83,995 for the drop top. Z06 models are offered in 1LZ, 2LZ and 3LZ trims. A range of available features enables customers to tailor the look and feel of their Z06, including: Premium Package with leather-wrapped interior Aero-enhancing carbon fiber ground effects package Performance Data Recorder and navigation Competition sport seats offered in leather or suede microfiber Carbon fiber interior trim and carbon fiber convertible tonneau cover ...

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Cadillac to Refresh its CTS after One Year into Lifecycle

Earlier this week Cadillac announced plans to refresh the CTS for the 2015 model year. With only one year of sales under the current generation’s belt, the CTS’ update seems a bit premature, but Cadillac says the drivers behind quick change revolve around branding rather than sales performance. GM’s premium brand is actually in the process of implementing a new wreathless crest across its entire model lineup, and rather than just swapping out the old emblem with the new, they are taking the opportunity to make some updates to existing products as well. So, for the 2015 mo ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, August 11 - 15

August 15 Lexus NX Production Begins Today is the first day of NX production according to Lexus and can be seen in this video. Lexus reports that they have already received over 6,500 pre orders for the compact luxury CUV. GLA Shortage Automotive News has reported that the new GLA is going to be short on supply when it goes on sale. Dealers have placed more orders for the vehicle than they did when the CLA debuted last September. Looks like another winner for Mercedes.   August 14 Elantra Loses a Model Automobile has reported that this will be the last ye ...

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NADA UCG’s 2014 Car Shopper Survey Ranks Consumer Preferences for New Vehicles

NADA Used Car Guide’s 2014 Car Shopper Preference Survey on NADAguides.com revealed Fuel Economy as the factor considered most important when deciding on a new vehicle purchase by both car and truck buyers. Cost of Ownership and Power & Performance were ranked second and third most important by both car and truck buyers. Technology, Brand and Environmental Impact were the least considered factors for both car and light-truck shoppers surveyed. Survey respondents were asked to rank their top preferences as the most important factor considered when buying a new car or ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, August 4 - 5

August 5 AMG Sport Autocar has reported that Mercedes Benz is developing an extended range of AMG Sport models to be able to compete with BMW’s M Power and Audi Sport. These variants will receive exclusive interior and exterior styling cues, as well as, performance upgrades. August 4 Indian Scout Indian Motorcycle just debuted the new 2015 Scout motorcycle and it looks amazing.  It is a terrific blend of traditional “old school” style and modern technology. Power comes from a 69ci V-twin, producing 100hp and 71lb of torque.  Pricing starts at $1 ...

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