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The top ten best-selling autos in March
Posted on: 04/03/2018

The top ten best-selling autos for March 2018 and year-to-date as reported by Automotive News.

  March     3 mos.
1 Ford F series 87,011   Ford F series 214,191
2 Chevrolet Silverado 52,547   Chevrolet Silverado 135,545
3 Nissan Rogue 42,151   Nissan Rogue 116,454
4 Ram pickup 41,307   Ram pickup 103,964
5 Toyota Camry 35,264   Toyota RAV4 91,459
6 Toyota RAV4 34,937   Toyota Camry 90,767
7 Honda Civic 32,584   Chevrolet Equinox 82,398
8 Chevrolet Equinox 31,940   Honda Civic 82,149
9 Honda CR-V 31,868   Honda CR-V 82,046
10 Toyota Corolla 31,392   Toyota Corolla 77,820


Top 10 best-selling cars in March
Posted on: 04/03/2018

The top ten best-selling cars for March 2018 and year-to-date as reported by Automotive News.

  March     3 mos.
1 Toyota Camry 35,264   Toyota Camry 90,767
2 Honda Civic 32,584   Honda Civic 82,149
3 Toyota Corolla 31,392   Toyota Corolla 77,820
4 Nissan Sentra 25,123   Nissan Altima 63,406
5 Honda Accord 24,171   Honda Accord 61,601
6 Nissan Altima 23,518   Nissan Sentra 60,002
7 Hyundai Elantra 17,323   Hyundai Elantra 47,064
8 Ford Focus 16,137   Ford Fusion 43,176
9 Chevrolet Cruze 16,122   Chevrolet Cruze 39,855
10 Ford Fusion 16,103   Ford Focus 35,046


Top 10 light-truck sales
Posted on: 04/03/2018

The top ten best-selling light truck sales for March 2018 and year-to-date as reported by Automotive News. 

  March     3 mos.
1 Ford F series 87,011   Ford F series 214,191
2 Chevrolet Silverado 52,547   Chevrolet Silverado 135,545
3 Nissan Rogue 42,151   Nissan Rogue 116,454
4 Ram pickup 41,307   Ram pickup 103,964
5 Toyota RAV4 34,937   Toyota RAV4 91,459
6 Chevrolet Equinox 31,940   Chevrolet Equinox 82,398
7 Honda CR-V 31,868   Honda CR-V 82,046
8 Jeep Wrangler 27,829   Ford Escape 67,350
9 Ford Escape 27,370   Ford Explorer 62,804
10 Ford Explorer 23,955   Jeep Wrangler 55,504


Auto Quiz
Posted on: 03/26/2018

Here are some interesting notes on manufacturer’s incentive spending as reported by J.D. Power Valuation Services.

The report stated that “On average, according to Autodata, spending reached $____per unit (February 2018) versus $3,594 per unit in February 2017.”  What was the average in February?

In February automakers increased incentive sending again making it the ____ month in a for increases.  How many months was this?

GM had a slight increase of only 1%.  What was the average incentive on a GM auto in February?

The Ram’s $6,170 average incentive was the highest among non-luxury nameplates.   What manufacturer had the lowest incentive per unit in February 2018?

See answers below.

Spending reached $3,695 ….

Making it the 35th month in a row ….

The average incentive on a GM auto was $5,058 ….

The lowest was Subaru at only $1,220 per unit ….



Ford recalls 1.3M cars
Posted on: 03/20/2018

The recall of about 1.3 million 2014-18 Ford Fusion and Lincoln MKZ autos is for the possibility that the steering wheel can detach from the steering column.

Vehicles included in the recall could have bolts that hold the wheel to the column loosen and result in the steering wheel pull loose.

The vehicles included in the recall are:

-         2014-17 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Flat Rock Assembly Plant from Aug. 6, 2013 to Feb. 29, 2016.

-         2014-18 Ford Fusion vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018. 

-         2014-18 Lincoln MKZ vehicles built at Hermosillo Assembly Plant from July 25, 2013 to March 5, 2018.




 
 
 
 
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