From the monthly archives: May, 2014

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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 ...

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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. 

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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 ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, May 19-23

The Lincoln Motor Company released this week that pricing on the new 2015 Navigator will start at $62,475.

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GM’s Recall Wave Rolls On; 2.7 Million More Vehicles Affected

Just when the media attention surrounding ignition switch recalls of 2.6 million 2003-2011 Chevrolet, Saturn and Pontiac compact models started dying down, GM hit two more hurdles: first, the U.S. government fined the company $35 million over lapses on the ignition defect and second, GM just announced even more recalls covering an additional 2.7 million vehicles due to faulty brake light wiring harnesses and several other design flaws. In order to avoid the mistakes made in the ignition switch recall, GM has elected to act more transparently and roll out the latest recalls in one large ...

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Subaru’s New Business Plan Sets the Stage for Future Success

After achieving unprecedented sales growth that resulted in record earnings and production capacity constraints, parent company Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. and Subaru’s largest shareholder, Toyota, began mulling last August whether to have Subaru compete on a larger scale with higher volumes or maintain its niche status and greater profit margins. At that time, I wrote a blog post covering Subaru’s upward trajectory during the past decade, along with the dilemma it faced, and nine months later the company revealed its ambitions for the next several years in presenting its new bu ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, May 12 - May 16

Chrysler reports that 17,000 orders were placed on the first two day for the all-new 200. The National Physical Laboratory says that satellite navigation technology could be dropped in favor of a more accurate method that uses the earth’s magnetic field. 

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Mid-Size Car Deals Should be Especially Sweet in May

Long the preferred choice for consumers looking to strike the perfect balance between practicality and affordability, mid-size cars have fallen on tougher times as of late as new sales for the group have fallen by 11% over the first four months of the year – the most of any segment. The primary driver behind the decline in deliveries: competition from other segments. Today’s compact car is big enough to comfortably accommodate small families, has amenities comparable to its larger cousin, and comes with a price tag thousands of dollars less. The bigger problem for the segment ...

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NADA Gears: Daily Auto News, May 5 - May 9

Ford announced it will raffle off a one-of-a-kind 2015 Mustang 50 Years convertible this summer to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Today Lexus announced via their Facebook page that they would like its fans to help name the new orange shade that will only be available on its new RC F model. 

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Third-Generation Nissan Murano has Great Potential yet Much to Prove

The early part of the last decade saw the emergence of crossover utility vehicles, which combined many popular characteristics of SUVs with the superior handling and fuel economy of station wagons. Nissan’s initial foray into the segment was marked by the Murano, which first went on sales in late 2002 and was subsequently nominated for the 2003 North American Truck of the Year award. Nissan began selling its second-generation Murano in January 2008 – which also came in convertible form starting in 2011 as the Murano CrossCabriolet – but by then, many other crossover of ...

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