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2012-12-12 16:20:13

DETROIT, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of 49 automotive journalists from Canada and the United States has selected the Cadillac ATS, the Ford Fusion and the Honda Accord as the finalists for the 2013 North American Car of the Year. The Ford C-Max, Mazda CX-5 and Ram 1500 are the finalists for the 2013 North American Truck/Utility of the Year. This year, to reflect the growing numbers of crossover vehicles in the North American market, jurors voted to change the name of North...

2012-12-04 05:03:30

The Truck Dealers industry took a double blow in the past five years, with industry revenue falling because of new, stricter EPA regulations as well as the constricting effects of the recession. Pent-up demand and pre-buying are currently driving growth in the industry, but another EPA requirement taking effect in 2014 will stifle the industry's ultimate growth. Revenue will rise slightly over the next five years, but overall the industry is in the decline phase of its life cycle. For these...

2012-12-03 12:20:08

DEARBORN, Mich., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford U.S. November small car sales total 26,848 vehicles - a 76 percent increase compared with last year and the company's strongest November small car sales in 12 years C-MAX Hybrids sales gain momentum with 4,848 vehicles in November, a 52 percent increase compared with October; Ford posts best-ever month for electrified vehicle sales F-Series has its 16(th) consecutive year-over-year monthly sales increase and fourth month in a row with...

2012-11-30 04:20:07

IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New-car sales are expected to hit 14.7 million seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) in November, slightly outpacing the 14.3 million unit pace achieved last month when Superstorm Sandy swept the East Coast, according to Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new and used car information. Although sales remained somewhat suppressed in storm-devastated parts of the northeast immediately following the storm, it looks as...

2012-11-20 08:21:47

HAMMOND, Wis., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cleargain Solutions, LLC, the makers of the new Elephant Stand(TM) Swivel Hitch, is proud to announce that it was voted one of the top new products in the Van, Pickup and Sports Utility product category at the 2012 Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show. The Elephant Stand was chosen from over 2,000 products that were entered into the New Product Showcase and judged by a distinguished panel of industry professionals. "We are...

2012-11-13 00:20:13

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford brings the compact Transit Connect Wagon to market, a vehicle so unique it is a revolution in seven-passenger transportation Transit Connect Wagon expected to deliver at least 5 mpg better fuel economy on the highway and 2 mpg better in the city than a seven-seat Toyota Sienna minivan, and more cargo space and passenger seating than Mazda5, yet hauls a heavier payload than a Toyota Tacoma Double Cab pickup or Dodge Grand Caravan...

2012-11-11 20:20:09

CHELSEA, Mass., Nov. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Almost two weeks after Superstorm Sandy slammed the East Coast, Massachusetts fuel distributor Dennis K. Burke, Inc. continues sending fuel and resources to assist in FEMA relief efforts in the storm devastated areas of New York and New Jersey. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121111/NE10572 ) Adding insult to injury, a second major storm brought whipping winds and record snowfalls, hampering utility workers and adding another...

2012-11-01 11:20:13

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ford October small car sales total 25,493 vehicles - the company's strongest October small car sales in 11 years - with a 54 percent increase year over year Escape compact utility sales increased 4 percent for the month; 19,832 Escape sales mark best October sales since 2001 In its first full month on sale, C-MAX sells 3,182 vehicles F-Series posts its best October sales since 2004, providing its 15(th) consecutive year-over-year monthly...

2012-11-01 07:21:23

DEERFIELD, Ill., Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty-five vehicles and eight companion models received Best Buy ratings from Consumers Digest for the 2013 model year. The ratings, which are published in CD's December issue (on sale Nov. 1) and are available at ConsumersDigest.com, span 12 categories: Subcompact Cars, Compact Cars, Family Cars, Luxury Cars, Sporty Cars, Small Pickups, Full-size Pickups, Minivans, Compact SUVs, Midsize SUVs, Full-size/Luxury SUVs and Hybrids. The Best...

2012-10-30 11:21:32

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Ram 2500 Compressed Natural Gas pickup trucks have begun rolling off the line at Chrysler Group's Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant today. The start of Ram CNG production is timed perfectly to support the Company's announcement that the formerly fleet-only vehicle will now be available to retail customers. "We felt there was a strong likelihood that customer demand would allow us to offer the Ram 2500 CNG to retail as well as fleet...