Generation wars: Mercedes-Benz E-class [w/ poll]

 

2017-Mercedes-E-Class-17

Yesterday Mercedes-Benz finally released pictures of its new E-class, and it looks exactly like we expected it would look: a blown-up C-class or, if you’re being generous, a shrunken S-class. In fact, this may be the closest that Mercedes has brought its three sedans since the W202, W124 and W140 of the mid-1990s. … Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Large Sports segment

US Sports Large

Sales in the Sports Large segment shrank by 7% in Q3 2015, pulling the segment into the red after a period of positive growth in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Premium Sports segment

US Small Sports Premium

The Small Premium Sports segment shrank by 10% in the third quarter of 2015, a slightly better performance than in the first half of the year, when the sales were down 20%.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Sports segment

US Small Sports

The Sports Small segment grew by 13% in Q3 2015, just a bit slower than the 14% growth rate it managed in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Exotics segment

US Exotics 2

Sales in the Exotic segment fell by 13% in the third quarter of the year, on the surface a dramatic reversal of fortunes for a segment in which sales were up 5% in the first half of the year. However, upon clearer inspection this fall is driven mostly by a 17% drop in sales for the Maserati brand, whose models account for well over half of sales in the segment.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Alternative Power segment

US Alternative Power

Sales in the Alternative Power segment continued falling in Q3 2015 at 17% compared to the same period last year, even faster than the 12% fall in the first half of the year. It is clear that low gas prices are bad news for this segment…… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Full-Size Cargo Vans segments

US full-size cargo vans

The Full-size Cargo Van segment grew steadily in Q3 2015, with sales growing by 11% compared to the same period last year, slightly faster than they did in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Cargo Vans segment

Ram Promaster City

The Small Cargo Vans segment continued its growth spurt, growing 24% in the 3rd quarter, down slightly from the 42% growth rate in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Large Pick-up segment

US Large Pickup

The Large Pick-up segment grew by 8% in the third quarter of the year, and 5% in the first three quarters of 2015.

Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Pick-up segment

pick-up small

The Small Pick-up segment grew by 46% in Q3, a small step down from the dizzying 62% growth rate in the first half of the year. The reason for this is that the new market players, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, are becoming more established, leading to a “new normal”. At this pace, it seems that the segment might finish the year with some 350,000 sales, and might stabilize with around 400,000 sales in the medium term.… Continue Reading …