NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 16 - June 20

J.D. Power released its Initial Quality Study today, which indicates the number of problems reported per 100 new vehicles. General Motors said in a recent press release that next year’s half-tons will be rated at 12,000 pounds with the 6.2 L V8.

Continue Reading →

Toyota Motor Corporation Still on Top in 2014

We recently published a blog post on The BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014 report, which named Toyota as the number one global automotive brand this year with an estimated value of $29.6 billion. In order to claim the top spot, Toyota beat out some other big manufacturers like second place BMW with an estimated brand value of $25.7 billion. Rounding out the top five automotive spots were Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Nissan with respective brand values of $21.5 billion, $14.1 billion and $11.1 billion. The BrandZ study determines brand value by calculating the sum of all ...

Continue Reading →

The New Lincoln MKC Perhaps the Brand’s Best Effort Yet

Over the past several years, Ford Motor Company has made tremendous strides in transforming its business from one plagued with financial instability and uncertainty to one of record profits. At the center of the turnaround effort was the Ford brand, which underwent a product overhaul as part of its “One Ford” plan. Changes to Ford’s corporate culture led to achievements including the reduction of the number of its global platforms and the development of the company’s acclaimed EcoBoost engines, both of which helped set the foundation for the Blue Oval’s future ...

Continue Reading →

NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 9 - June 13

It may be Friday the 13th, but nothing unlucky about the new 2015 Mustang online configurator where you can build the Mustang of your dreams. In May, 29,422 large SUV’s were sold in the United States; 75% of those sales were made by GM, not even including the Escalade. A study performed by The Aluminum Association finds that 75% of all new pickup trucks produced in North America will have aluminum bodies by 2025.

Continue Reading →

Summer Weather to See Economy Bounce Back

The U.S. economy was battered even more than first suspected by the harsh winter, actually shrinking from January through March. The result marked the first retreat in three years, but economists are confident the downturn was temporary. According to the Commerce Department, gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 1% in the first quarter. That was worse than the government's initial estimate last month that GDP during the period grew by a slight 0.1%. The economy last posted a decline in the first three months of 2011 when it dropped 1.3%. The  ...

Continue Reading →

The New Acura RLX’s Value Exceeds its Tepid Sales

Honda has long been known for its attention to detail, which is reflected by the high build quality and reliability of its products. Consequently, Acura models have exemplified many of the same endearing characteristics that have made Honda a valued brand in driveways across America. The challenge until now has been elevating the Acura brand’s status as a luxury marque to one on par with European makes and its Japanese rival, Lexus. With the recent launch of the RLX sedan last year, the company was hoping its new model would chart a different course for Acura. After a year on sale, h ...

Continue Reading →

NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, June 2 - June 6

MINI just released pictures, information and pricing for the all-new 5-door MINI Cooper. McLaren Automotive made a profit for the first time after its third year of car production. The most popular vehicles for the month of May by the number of units sold remains a who’s who of pickups and family sedans. According to a recent Edmunds study, only two out of 10 Americans actually enjoy car shopping. 

Continue Reading →

BrandZ Names Toyota Most Valuable Car Brand

Highly esteemed market-research firm Millward Brown recently published The BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands 2014, a report that named Toyota as the number one global automotive brand this year. Toyota's estimated value of $29.6 billion puts it at an increase of 21% over last year’s figure. Toyota is the largest carmaker in total units for a second consecutive year, followed closely by GM and Volkswagen. Exports and a weakened yen can be attributed to Toyota's growth. While this increase is impressive, the brand slipped three places to the 26th position on the ...

Continue Reading →

NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, May 26-30

Subaru announced that pricing for the 2015 BRZ will start at $25,695. Mitsubishi has decided to keep the Lancer Evo around for another year. The first 500 Euro-spec Mustangs sold out in 30 seconds. A mining company, a Pennsylvania construction company and a utility company had been sold F-150s in the current body style with an aluminum cargo box since 2011. 

Continue Reading →

The Kia K900 is a Great Deal for the Self-Made Professional

Since coming to American shores two decades ago, Kia Motor America has done much to raise the profile of its brand. However, the K900 is particularly significant in that it symbolizes a coming-out party for the Korean automaker, forging higher into luxury territory and further raising the bar for itself. When seeing the vehicle in person, one would be hard-pressed to find anything non-premium and taking a seat inside conjures a sense of comfort typically reserved for social elites. What makes the K900 special, however, is that it is representative of the type of people who come from humble ...

Continue Reading →

 

    

LIVE CHAT
Search Blog
ARCHIVE