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Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

Ford Focus beats Corolla as world best seller

There's a new sheriff in town and it wears a blue oval -- or does it?
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Auto industry still powering U.S. economy

Auto industry still powering U.S. economy

In automotive lore, GM President Charles Erwin Wilson famously said: "What's good for General Motors is good for the country."
AL SWANSON, UPI Auto Writer
Drivers wanting better mileage look to foreign cars

Drivers wanting better mileage look to foreign cars

To avoid a meltdown in 2006, Ford Motor Co. mortgaged the farm putting up its assets – including its Blue Oval logo, and F-150 pickup and iconic Mustang trademarks – to secure $23.5 billion in credit.
AL SWANSON
Who is buying all these cars?

Who is buying all these cars?

With the Detroit Three, European and Japanese and South Korean automakers all posting big profits again, just who is buying all those new cars?
AL SWANSON, United Press International

For Chrysler upscale is uphill

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A Chrysler Group run at the U.S. luxury car market would be an uphill battle, several industry analysts said.
A used Prius is money in the bank

A used Prius is money in the bank

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 1 (UPI) -- A used Toyota Prius is doing something very few vehicles ever do: appreciating in value, a car value research group said.

Small engines popular as gas costs soar

LOS ANGELES, May 31 (UPI) -- As gas prices reach $4 a gallon in many U.S. cities, more drivers are buying cars with smaller engines to save fuel and money, analysts say.
Ford may say goodbye to Mercury brand

Ford may say goodbye to Mercury brand

DEARBORN, Mich., May 10 (UPI) -- Ford Motor Co. may soon retire its Mercury brand to focus its efforts on Ford and Lincoln brands, U.S. auto industry analysts say.

Honda approaching Dodge in minivan sales

DETROIT, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The Honda Odyssey is pushing the Dodge Caravan for the top spot in U.S. minivan sales as Dodge dealers see a sharp decline in sales of their leading models.

Honda ends hybrid Accord models

TORRANCE, Calif., June 5 (UPI) -- Honda Motor Co. will stop making the hybrid version of its Accord sedan at the end of the model year due to poor sales, the No. 2 Japanese automaker said.

GM deals may spark a trend

ST. LOUIS, June 26 (UPI) -- Dealerships are hoping that General Motors Corp.'s decision to extend employee-discount prices to consumers will start a trend.

GM's discount raises its market share

DETROIT, Calif., June 18 (UPI) -- General Motors Corp. has increased its automakers' market share since it began offering the same discount to all customers that it offers its employees.

Move over SUVs; time is ripe for hybrids

Once seen with trepidation as little more than a small-sized truck, SUVs are now very much part of the U.S. landscape, as those who would never venture further
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Report finds softer market for SUVs

DETROIT, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- A research firm says that U.S. drivers' lust for big gas-guzzling sports utility vehicles appears to be softening.
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