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Summer deals, demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles keeps US auto sales hot in July

...were flat, hurt by a big dip in car sales.The high demand for big, pricey...were up 5 percent. But Ford's car sales fell 4 percent.- Toyota's sales...thanks to the new NX small SUV. But car sales were down. Prius hybrid sales dropped...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-03/summer-deals-demand-suvs-a
Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

...Automotive, a sign of the increased reliability of today's vehicles and the lingering impact of the sharp drop in new car sales during the recession.Drivers behind the wheel of older cars aren't enjoying some of the latest advanced safety features...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/average-us-vehicle-age-hit
Applications for US jobless benefits fall to 42-year low

...last month, the government said earlier this month.Yet home sales have picked up, and Americans are buying more cars. Sales of existing homes jumped in June to an eight-year high.Analysts expect the economy will expand at about a 2.5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-23/applications-us-jobless-be
May's US sales beat forecasts

...pickup, rose 11 percent, and Buick's two small SUVs ? the Encore and Enclave ? both saw 20 percent gains. But car sales were weaker. Sales of the Chevrolet Cruze dropped 27 percent.Ford's sales dropped 1 percent to 250,813. Sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-02/mays-us-sales-beat-forecas
US auto sales tap the brakes in March, but outlook strong

...what's to come as U.S. new-car sales reach a natural peak. Sales have...automakers - saw big declines in car sales as consumers flocked to SUVs and...trucks last month.Toyota said its car sales were flat but its truck and SUV sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-01/us-auto-sales-tap-brakes-m
Epic snows have meant economic woes across all industries

...historical average.Elsewhere, Autodata Corp reported U.S. car sales in February were up about 5.3 percent from January but...sales should be made up as the weather warms; U.S. new car sales are still on track to hit their highest level in more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-08/epic-snows-have-meant-econ
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...Automotive predicts. That's even as small and midsize car sales show only stable sales, rising from 4.7 million units...as its economy slowly heals from a financial crisis.Car sales rose for the 17th straight month in January in the 28-country...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
Low gas prices, incentives change math for electric cars

...cars settle in the 80-mile range. Uncertainty about range and the spotty charging infrastructure have limited electric car sales to less than 1 percent in the U.S. But interested buyers could have more choices soon. Both Tesla and General Motors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-25/low-gas-prices-incentives-
Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...Caldwell says falling gas prices have given first-time buyers and others more comfort and confidence to buy a new car. Sales of the redesigned Honda Fit subcompact were up 40 percent in December, while sales of the Nissan Sentra rose about 43...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/consumers-automakers-adjus
Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

...with unemployment down and the stock market and luxury car sales up, automakers are looking for niches such as convertibles...leaving middle-class wealth largely unchanged. Luxury car sales rose 15 percent last year, the biggest gain since the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-12/drop-your-top-convertibles