At CarSalesBase.com we’re constantly working at expanding our database with car sales figures for Europe, the US and China. This means adding more brands and models or expanding the time period for which we publish the data. As per writing, we offer sales data on nearly 2.800 car brands and model across the three markets, thanks to recent additions to our database. Not only is China always a great source for adding new brands and models that are being launched every month, but thanks to a generous reader we’ve had access to detailed US car sales figures from as far back as the 1980s. As a result, we’ve been adding brands and models from that era to our database as well. Here’s a brief overview of some recent additions for those who are interested in them: [Read more…]
Geely Goes Electric: A Review of Geely, in the EV and Hybrid Space
This past year was a busy year for Geely, in terms of launching new electric or “electrified” cars into the market. New product launches included three “pure EVs” (i.e. electric vehicles running on batteries only), two new Plug-In-Hybrid Electric Vehicle/PHEV models, and one Mild Hybrid Electric Vehicle (regenerative braking only) model.
The pure EVs included two sedan models (Emgrand EV 350, and Emgrand EV 450), and one hatchback/crossover (Emgrand GSe). All three vehicles are pictured below.
Last month, when we ran our LA Auto Show: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly article, we asked you to vote on your favorite car of the whole auto show. In the end the Audi e-Tron GT took the crown convincingly with 29% of the votes, suggesting that when they put their minds (and pencils) to work, the strait-laced boffins at Audi still have what it takes to excite the crowds. Click below to see the final results, including some good news for American brands, but bad ones for Audi’s German compatriots and Korean ones. [Read more…]
After a successful 2017 we’d like to thank all of our readers for their support this past year. As most of you are not only into cars but also into statistics and data, we figured we’d treat you with some more figures, but this time on our viewership in 2017. And it was a successful year for sure! [Read more…]
The past few months have seen the market debut of two crucial new cars in the mid-sized cars segment, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The new models come with the usual language about “reinventing the segment” (don’t they all?), but in this case the rhetoric is at least partially correct, in that both carmakers seem to have pulled out all the stops [Read more…]
As explained before, I haven’t had the time last month to write all the segment analyses for the third quarter in Europe, and I initially thought it would be too late in December to still be relevant. But after many requests from our faithful readers, I decided to put a few days of work into it anyway. It won’t be until early February that you’ll get the Full Year 2017 reports, and there have been a few interesting developments and noteworthy newcomers in some segments.
So for those of you still interested, you can find them by using the “Europe sales” menu in the top of the page, or click the links below. Enjoy, and happy holidays!
In case you missed any of them, here is the complete list of the reports we recently on sales in the US in 2016:
To all our readers, current and future, we’d like to wish a Happy New Year 2017! On our part, we promise to continue to bring you all the good things you’ve come to expect from CarSalesBase.com, as well as do our best to bring new content: new analysis, new ways to view our data, new features, and possibly a new website design. 2017 should be a great year!
As you may or may not have noticed, the Left-Lane.com logo has been removed off the top of our website for a few weeks, as we had been informed it violated a registered trademark. When I started this blog just over 3 years ago, I simply hadn’t thought about any trademark issues because I could not imagine would take off like this. I just came up with a car-related name and decided to stick with it. Now, 3 years later we’ve accumulated a total of 3 million visits, of which the last million came from just the last 6,5 months. And you come from every country in the world. We like to thank each of you for your visits, comments, likes and shares, they’ve all been a great help to growing our reach.
After asking for your help in coming up with a new name, we were overwhelmed by replies, e-mails and Facebook messages, all with creative suggestions and all usable, because it helped us on the right track to find a suitable new name: CarSalesBase.com. The name refers to our database with car sales data of over 2.200 models in 3 continents, and it also refers to this site as your base for all your interests in automotive industry data, strategy and opinion articles. We hope you like our new name and keep visiting.
Now let’s get to some general notices:
What do you need to do now that we’ve changed our name and our domain?
- Update your bookmarks, favorites and saved links of Left-Lane.com to Carsalesbase.com. That’s all. For now, they’ll be automatically linked to the corresponding page on the new domain, but that may not be forever, so please make sure you’ll be able to find us again.
- If you’ve subscribed to our mailinglist (if not, fill in you name and e-mail address in the fields on the right-hand sidebar), the e-mail address that sends the updates with new articles 3x a week will change to email@example.com. Make sure mark this address as “safe” to not miss any updates that may end up in your spam-folder otherwise.
As some of you may have noticed at the top of our page, we’ve been informed that our name Left-Lane.com violates a registered trademark. This means we’ve been given a short timeframe to come up with a new name for our website/blog and change the domain. Since it is not easy to come up with a good name, we’ve decided to involve you, our faithful and enthusiastic readers, with this process.
Since its inception just 3 years ago, Left-Lane has evolved from a personal blog about the automotive industry into a leading source of automotive sales data for Europe, the US and China, with two regular editors and the occasional guest writer. We’ve been growing fast and continue to do so, with 180.000 readers in November and over 53.500 last week, from just about every country in the world, and many from within the industry, either at OEM or supplier level, as I can see from the subscribers to our mailing list and the many e-mails I receive each day.
There are two options for a new name:
- something generic, that explains what we do: a name that includes words like cars, stats, analysis, data, automotive etc.
- something unique, that may or may not be (remotely) related to what we do, but which is easy to remember and, most importantly: not already trademarked.
We, Bart and Kriss, prefer something of the second category, but have been struggling something that really hits the spot.
So be creative and tell us what you think in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!
Many thanks in advance.