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October Marks 46th Consecutive Month of Record Sales for Audi

October Marks 46th Consecutive Month of Record Sales for Audi

Audi announced financial results for October 2014. The company reported a 16.5% sales increase in the United States, selling 15,150 vehicles as compared to 13,001 in the same month last year. The October sales marked the 46th consecutive month of record sales for the company.
Models such as the Q7, the …

U.S. Fines Kia, Hyundai Record $300 Million for Overstating Fuel Economy

U.S. Fines Kia, Hyundai Record $300 Million for Overstating Fuel Economy

The Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice jointly announced that two Korean automakers would pay record penalties to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act in which they inaccurately labeled the fuel economy of their vehicles.
Hyundai and Kia sold 1.2 million vehicles that omitted 4.75 million metric tons of …

BMW October Sales Up 11%

BMW October Sales Up 11%

BMW Group announced financial results for October 2014. The company’s total U.S. sales were up 11% from October 2013 selling 30,602 vehicles as compared to 27,574.   The company said it was its best October ever.
BMW’s Mini unit reported a decrease in sales by 7%, selling only 5,300 vehicles as compared …

Porsche Reports Uptick in Sales for October

Porsche Reports Uptick in Sales for October

Porsche Cars North America announced financial results for October 2014. The company’s total sales in October were up 2.9%, selling 3,667 vehicles as compared to 3,562 from October 2013.
Porsche’s 911 and 918 models saw the biggest increase in sales, selling 979 vehicles as compared to 748 from the previous October. …

Volkswagen Reports Higher Sales in October

Volkswagen Reports Higher Sales in October

Volkswagen released financial results for October 2014. The company’s total sales were up 7.8% from October 2013, selling 30,313 units as compared to 28.219 from the previous year.
Just like in September, sales for the all-new Golf saw the biggest increase in sales from the previous October, rising 101.1%. The company …

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Downward

Diesel Fuel Prices Continue to Trend Downward

Across the nation, the average price of diesel fuel has plummeted, down $0.19 to $3.63 since Labor Day eight weeks ago according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Meanwhile, the price of gasoline is down $0.18 in the past week to $3.05, 40 cents less than it was over Labor …

Fiat Chrysler Reports Sales Increase in Europe for September

Fiat Chrysler Reports Sales Increase in Europe for September

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced financial results for September 2014. The company’s total European sales for the month increased 6% year-over-year selling nearly 69,000 vehicles. All European markets saw sales increases with Spain up 27.9%, Germany 8.7%, Italy 4.7%, UK 4.7%, and France 2.9%.
The company’s Jeep brand led the pack with …

Fuel Prices Down Across the Country

Fuel Prices Down Across the Country

The leaves aren’t the only thing that are falling this autumn – this past week, fuel prices around the country were significantly lower than they were a year ago.
Nationwide, the the average price for a gallon of diesel fell $0.188, for the current price of $3.698, according to the U.S. …

BMW to Partner With Soho House for i3 Driving Experiences

BMW to Partner With Soho House for i3 Driving Experiences

BMW Group and Soho House announced a global partnership.
The two companies will collaborate on an international arts program and create events and experiences that focus on contemporary art, innovation, and design.
BMW and Soho House will provide i3 vehicles for guests to drive throughout locations in both Europe and the United …

Toyota Achieves Global Hybrid Sales of 7 Million

Toyota Achieves Global Hybrid Sales of 7 Million

Toyota Motor Corporation announced sales figures for its global hybrid sales. The automaker reported that sales of hybrid models exceeded 7 million units.
Toyota currently sells 27 different hybrid models and one plug-in model n 90 different countries and regions. In 2015, it will introduce 15 new hybrid vehicles to its …

Tesla Debuts Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive Model S

Tesla Debuts Dual-Motor All-Wheel-Drive Model S

Tesla Motors unveiled a dual-motor electric vehicle on Thursday as well as a number of driver assistance features.
With some of the panache of an Apple product launch, Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled an all-electric Model S sedan with an additional front motor and drive system.  The new vehicle will be …

BMW Sees Sales Increase for September

BMW Sees Sales Increase for September

BMW Group announced global financial results for September 2014. The company’s total worldwide sales increased by 5.3% from September 2013, selling 199,799 vehicles as compared to 189,664 from the previous year. This marked the highest ever September sales month to date for BMW.
Worldwide sales of BMW brand vehicles were up …