July 23, 2014

  • Promising to regain its lead as the world’s top luxury carmaker, Daimler has unleashed an unprecedented product assault that is gaining traction with consumers – driving a surge in second-quarter sales and earnings for the parent of Mercedes-Benz and Smart. The numbers from TheDetroitBureau.com.

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June 4, 2014

  • To understand how General Motors allowed a problem with a small part to balloon into a crisis, look at the organization chart. As of early last year, the director of vehicle safety was four rungs down the ladder from the CEO, according to a copy of the chart obtained by The Associated Press. Finance, sales and public relations had a direct path to the top.
  • Brisk demand for SUVs and pickup trucks — and five sunny weekends — pushed U.S. auto sales to a nine-year high in May. Chrysler, Nissan and Toyota all reported double-digit sales gains over last May. Even General Motors, battling bad publicity from a mishandled recall, surprised with a 13 percent sales increase.

June 3, 2014

  • Strong sales of light-duty truck and utility vehicles boosted vehicles sales again during May with General Motors being the major beneficiary. However, Ford and Chrysler also saw substantial benefits from the increase as well. Jeep brand sales were up 58% last month. To get all of the insight into May sales, click on TheDetroitBureau.com.
  • Buoyed by fantastic weather and a fifth weekend for dealers to move metal, new vehicle sales during demonstrated renewed strength in May. Those factors helped Jeep post its best monthly sales in history and led General Motors to predict it would gain marketshare this year. To see how the early reports fared, go to TheDetroitBureau.com.
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