Part of our 2019 New Year resolution is to reach out to our readership, to see what are the ways in which you would like CarSalesBase to improve. We put together some of the key ideas into a poll below – think of these as a “wish list”, in that we think all the items on it are worthwhile, but because we only have so much time we need you to help us determine the priorities. As such, we ask you to select up to 4 choices. Also, if there is something you would like us to do but it’s not in the poll below, please add a comment – we will try to update the poll quickly to reflect these suggestions, where possible, so that others can vote on it too.
More than two decades after the GM EV1, the first modern-era electric vehicle (EV) from a mainstream carmaker, went on sale in 1996, EVs finally look like they’re here to stay. What’s more, the recent success of cars such as Tesla Model S, Model X and Model 3, Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe, as well as tightening environmental regulations [Read more…]
After what seems like years of concepts, spy shots and teasers, the new BMW X7 has finally been revealed in all its glory. We consider whether it has what it takes to succeed in the market, or whether it will simply lure buyers away from the X5. As always, we’re most interested in what you think, so sound off in the poll and the comments section! [Read more…]
Only days before the official debut pictures of the new BMW 3-series have leaked onto the internet: delighting some, disappointing others, and leading most of us to re-adjust our glasses to make sure it’s indeed the new model that we’re lookin at.
The small A1 has been a so-so performer for Audi, selling reasonably well in Europe, but the company now has bigger ambitions. By making the second-generation model more muscular-looking and giving the latest galore of digital screens inside, Audi clearly wants to appeal to a younger crowd, hoping to lure them away from competitors [Read more…]
Some two weeks ago Sergio Marchionne, one of the industry’s most polarizing figures, presented to investors the five-year plan for the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group. A lot of ink has already been spilled analyzing the announcements, as well as models and whole brands missing from the presentation, so we won’t aim to add to that at this [Read more…]
The only models to survive the purge are the Mustang and Focus Active
In a move that is as shocking as it is eerily reminiscent of a similar move when FCA killed off the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart two years ago, Ford just announced that it will kill off most of its non-crossover cars in the US. Due for the chop are the Fiesta, Fusion and Taurus, three Ford staples that combined in 2017 gave the company almost 300,000 [Read more…]
As the 2018 New York Auto Show develops two recent trends have come to the fore: the D-pillar “side-line” and the move towards free-standing infotainment screens. Here, we’ll look at the former, evident in new cars such as Acura RDX, Nissan Altima and Toyota RAV4. Clearly, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and everyone will have their own [Read more…]
The Geneva Auto Show is one of the most important in the world, together with Detroit and Shanghai. Every year the Palexpo exhibition halls are jam-packed with exciting new launches from both the familiar mass-market brands and the obscure one-off garage-at-home builders. In terms of new production cars, Geneva never disappoints with more than a handful of all-new cars ready to hit showrooms in the coming months. After walking around on the show floor for two days, carefully observing, inquisitively test-sitting and numbing our ears with the broken record of marketing jargon, we’ve reached a verdict on what’s hot and what’s not.
In addition to the regular poll asking the “which is your favorite?” question, we also thought we’d ask you a slightly different question, more in the spirit of CarSalesBase – “which new car do you expect to deliver the biggest sales improvement on its previous generation?”. Enjoy! [Read more…]