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Auto sales at highest level since start of recession
"Things are getting better," says industry analyst Jessica Caldwell. / Photos by Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger Chuck Carver, general sales manager at Cannon Nissan in south Jackson, talks about the recent surge in sales. Auto-industry analysts predict ...

US automakers expect sizzling sales for March
Incentive spending in March fell about 2 percent industry-wide, rising only for Chrysler, Nissan and Volkswagen, auto industry research firm TrueCar.com said. Major automakers are expected to show gains on year-ago sales, led by Chrysler Group LLC, ...

Automotive Sector Most Spammed Industry Globally - Report
By Zakariyya Adaramola, 2 April 2012 Symantec Corp has announced the automotive sector as the most spammed industry in the world with a spam rate of 70.9 percent, in its February Intelligence Report. The sector overtook education, which has 70.6 ...

Bitauto Launches taoche.com and Revamps its Used Car Website
BEIJING, April 2, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE:BITA) ("Bitauto" or the "Company"), a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry, today announced that it has ...

News watch April 2012: today's auto industry news
By Tim Pollard Welcome to CAR Magazine's news aggregator as we round up the daily stories in the auto industry. Top tip: news summaries are added from the top hour-by-hour • Combined Fiat-Chrysler sales are up 8% so far this year - with rising sales in ...

Chrysler Poised to Lead U.S. Auto Sales Gains as Gas Rises: Cars
Job gains and buyers who put off car purchases during the recession are driving the fastest three- month auto-sales pace in four years, even as a gallon of gasoline became 20 percent more expensive. Analysts are boosting 2012 industry sales estimates ...

Chrysler Poised to Lead US Auto Sales Gains as Gas Rises: Cars
Job gains and buyers who put off car purchases during the recession are driving the fastest three- month auto-sales pace in four years, even as a gallon of gasoline became 20 percent more expensive. Analysts are boosting 2012 industry sales estimates ...

Automobile a potential mkt for semicon industry
DUBLIN: With an increasing focus on improving gas efficiency and new generations of safety and infotainment systems, the automotive industry holds good opportunities for the semiconductor suppliers in the years to come. According to a report, ...

TrueCar Launches National Dealer Council
The Council will be led by independent chairperson Gary Marcotte, former Senior Vice President of Marketing and eCommerce at AutoNation, Inc. and 30-year automotive industry veteran. "The Dealer Council is a critical element in TrueCar's mission to ...

Total Car Score Predicts the Most Anticipated Reveals for 2012 NY Auto Show
By TotalCarScore.com LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2012 -- /PRNewswire/ -- The automotive industry, after another month of record sales, is poised for a big showing at the New York International Auto Show next week, according to Total Car Score, the automotive ...

The Worst Automotive April Fool's Pranks Of 2012
In the automotive industry, April Fool's Day is a chance for usually staid, serious companies to have a laugh -- and, if they're clever enough, get some free publicity. Past pranks have included self-cleaning cars, a Royal Wedding edition M3 and ...

VeriFacts Automotive to verify Green Garage sustainability for shops
FindGreenGarage.com is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Apps-for-the-Environment public verification service used to locate automotive industry facilities that are officially green-certified under state and local climate and energy programs, ...

FRIMO, Huntsman to cooperate on polyurethane composites
Composites manufacturer FRIMO will work with Huntsman Polyurethanes to develop fiber composite solutions for the automotive industry, with specific focus on integration of polyurethane resin matrix systems. Composites manufacturer FRIMO (Lotte, ...

Honda pioneered US 'transplant' auto factories
By James R. Healey, USA TODAY When Honda Motor in 1980 announced its then-radical decision to build cars in the US, the industry collectively said, "What?" By Paul Vernon, AP Honda Accord coupes move down one of the assembly lines in 2007 at Honda's ...

Google Australia Announces First Automotive Industry-Focused AdWords Partner
Dealer Solutions Pty Ltd has been selected as Google's first Australian AdWords Premier SME Partner in the automotive industry. Dealer Solutions' innovative “Automated Google AdWords” system will help more dealers to harness the power and reach of ...

Mark Fields on Ford's Bailout-free Boom
Fields reveals Ford's secret to success amidst the automotive industry crisis. "When the industry went through the downturn, the good part at Ford was we had a plan," he says. "That plan was all about investing in product, coming together as a team to ...

America the Exporter
As the auto industry regains its footing here, both foreign and domestic automakers are exporting more cars from the US than five years ago, and they plan to dramatically expand that effort over the next half-decade. The combination of plant capacity, ...

General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Positioned to Reap Benefits of ...
General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. Positioned to Reap Benefits of ...

MarketsandMarkets: Global Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property (IP ...
MarketsandMarkets: Global Semiconductor (Silicon) Intellectual Property (IP ...

DealerTrack Delivers Audit Protect Program to Help Dealers Prepare for Growing ...
DealerTrack Delivers Audit Protect Program to Help Dealers Prepare for Growing ...

Chrysler has best month in years as U.S. auto industry sales post strong gains
By AP Chrysler sales posted their best month in years as the resurgent US auto industry continues its strong economic performance.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) By DEE-ANN DURBIN DETROIT — The auto industry looks set to ride the appeal of smaller cars to ...

Growing US economy spurs auto sales despite gas prices
far, a strengthening US economy is helping the US automotive industry overcome higher gas prices and stands in contrast to 2008, the last time US gas prices spiked above $4 per gallon. Already today, Chrysler has said its sales in March increased 34% ...

Small cars boost auto industry in March
AP The auto industry looks set to ride the appeal of smaller cars to its best monthly performance in almost four years. The consulting firm LMC Automotive predicts US sales of new cars and trucks reached 1.37 million last month, up 6 percent from March ...

Nissan CEO pushing towards 10% market share in US, global markets
The underlying theme of the forum is, "Defining Success in the Automotive Industry: Staying Competitive in an Uncertain World, " / AP Photo/Mark Lennihan By Brent Snavely NEW YORK – Nissan Chairman and CEO Carlos Ghosn wasted no time on reiterating the ...

Auto sales surge in March, led by small cars
AP DETROIT (AP) — The auto industry looks set to ride the appeal of smaller cars to its best monthly performance in almost four years. General Motors Co. said Tuesday that its US sales rose 12 percent in March on solid demand for cars and small ...

Global and China Automotive Wheel Hub Industry Report, 2011-2012
The US automobile industry saw strong recovery, particularly pickup, light truck and heavy truck, which required large-diameter wheel hubs with unit price 2-3 times higher than that of passenger cars. In 2011, the wheel export of China reached US$4.382 ...

Autobytel Inc. to Webcast, Live, at RetailInvestorConferences.com on April 5th
NEW YORK, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Autobytel Inc. (NASDAQ:ABTL) , a leading provider of online consumer purchase requests and marketing resources to the automotive industry, announced today that Jeffrey Coats, President and Chief ...

Parting manufacturing's sea of red
This is bad news for the long-term future of the Australian auto industry. These parts manufacturers are both the industry's biggest employer and, potentially, the one sector of the local industry that could put Australia on the map in the global auto ...

Auto sales post best results in nearly four years
The auto industry is still digging its way out of a deep downturn that prompted government bailouts of General Motors and Chrysler. But figures released Tuesday show that things are picking up. Stylish small cars, low interest rates, truck deals and ...

Australia March vehicle sales up 3.9 pct on year -industry
The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries said total vehicle sales in March were 97616, compared to 93984 in the same month last year. Sales in March were 13.9 percent higher than in February. Adjusted for seasonal factors, ...

Chrysler sales rise; big month seen for industry
By DEE-ANN DURBIN The auto industry looks set to ride the appeal of smaller cars to its best monthly performance in almost four years. The consulting firm LMC Automotive predicts US sales of new cars and trucks reached 1.37 million last month, ...

Automotive recovery to continue in 2012: TransUnion
Johannesburg, Apr 3 (I-Net Bridge) - With new and used car sales up 16% and 12% respectively, 2011 turned out to be a good year for the automotive industry, according to Mike von Hone, CEO of vehicle risk intelligence company TransUnion Auto ...

US auto sales burn rubber
It was buyers such as David Pool, a freelance advertising copy writer in Albuquerque, who were fueling the auto industry's expansion. Pool recently purchased a Toyota Prius v station wagon to replace a 2005 Toyota. "The recession resulted in us holding ...

Still Queasy About Auto Company Stocks? Buy Dealerships Instead
US sales of new vehicles rose 13 percent in March, capping off the industry's best quarter since 2008 and providing more proof that the auto industry recovery is gaining traction. Yet outside the US, there are still red flags for many of the global ...

Rockwood Opens New Surface Treatment Plant in India in Chennai
The new plant in Chennai, known as the Detroit of India, has a significant importance for automotive OEMs and component manufacturers. The automotive industry in this region is of particular interest for Chemetall, as it triggers innovation, ...

Exploring the Thai Automotive Industry to Gain Business Insights into ASEAN's ...
Exploring the Thai Automotive Industry to Gain Business Insights into ASEAN's ...

Rockwood opens surface treatment plant in India, targets automotive industry
The new plant in Chennai, known as the Detroit of India, has a significant importance for automotive OEMs and component manufacturers, the company said. The automotive industry in this region is of particular interest for Chemetall, as it triggers ...

UANI Calls on Nissan, Renault to Account for Renault's Business in Iran
When previously questioned about its business in Iran, Renault simply and callously stated that “Sanctions do not apply to the automotive sector.” Renault's Iranian partners include Iran Khodro, Saipa Group, Automotive Industry Development Company ...

Ford raises forecast for 2012 total U.S. auto sales
(Reuters) - Ford Motor Co has raised its forecast for total 2012 US auto sales after the industry's solid first quarter, Ford President for the Americas Mark Fields said on Wednesday. Ford now expects the US auto industry sales for the year to be 14.5 ...

Automotive reforms: A day late and a shekel short
By Shuki Sadeh Israel's automotive industry is another area where reforms seem a day late and a dollar short. A team headed by Yaron Zelekha, the outspoken former accountant-general at the Finance Ministry, was asked to promote competition in the ...

Bio-based material use growing in auto manufacturing
“Although still in its infancy, the use of bio-based materials by the automotive industry has been gradually accelerating over the last several years. Many companies in the Great Lakes region are examining the use of bio-based materials in their ...

Volvo CEO criticizes EU, says “it is far too early to dismiss fossil fuels”
When it comes to electric cars the automotive industry has been polarized on how best to tackle the growing electric market. Companies like Toyota threw in their support for hybrid vehicles early on with vehicles like the Prius, while others like ...

Ohio Benefits From Auto and Energy Activity in the Form of Increased Capex at ...
Ohio Benefits From Auto and Energy Activity in the Form of Increased Capex at ...

Brazil Auto Sales To Benefit From Measures, Recovery -Anfavea
SAO PAULO – Brazilian incentives for the motor-vehicle industry, together with improving growth in the broader economy, should help auto sales recover after a slow start to the year, the Brazilian Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association, or Anfavea, ...

From Autos to Apparel: Michigan Broadens its Economic Base
“So we decided to take what it is we do really well and try to map it outside of the automotive industry which, as a cut and sew shop, led us to apparel.” With help from a business partner, D'Andreta retooled his factory floor and launched Motor City ...

ConsumerBase Adds Auto Industry Files to Growing Database
Evanston, IL (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 ConsumerBase LLC, a multi-channel list provider located in Evanston, IL, added multiple automotive industry files to their constantly expanding database. Including executives, manufacturers, aftermarket repair shops ...

Automotive Warranty Report:
Warranty expenses in the automotive industry are getting back to levels they last saw in 2008, after massive sales-related declines in 2009 and 2010. Automotive suppliers, meanwhile, seem to have caught a bit of a break after suffering through ...

Quantum Tallies Highest Grade Niobium In N. America
The automotive industry requires cars that are lighter which increases fuel efficiency. At the same time a car must be produced with bodily strength to adhere to safety targets. This is where niobium enters center stage. When alloyed to steel, ...

2012 NY Auto Show - 2013 Toyota Avalon Reveal
I'm happy to be in New York because it's home to one of the world's greatest auto shows…and also one of the oldest. Since 1900, it has chronicled the nation's automotive industry. And in a city with 12 thousand taxis and 800 miles of subway track, ...

American Financial & Automotive Services and Assurant Solutions Renew Product ...
American Financial & Automotive Services and Assurant Solutions Renew Product ...


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