From Bart and myself here at CarSalesBase, we wanted to wish all of you, our readership and biggest asset, an Amazing Year 2019!
Entering the new year we have made a few new year resolutions of our own: [Read more…]
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…]
You have to feel for the Kia ProCeed – it does not have an easy life, trying to be the “hip” version of the competently mainstream Kia Ceed (née C’eed). Originally a three-door “coupé” in the vain of the Renault Megane Coupé, it had to suffer the ignominy of having its name spelled Pro_Cee’d (decidedly uncool). For the third generation, [Read more…]
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…]
To say that Rolls-Royce Cullinan is controversial is like saying that Volkswagens are conservative – it goes without saying. There are two reasons for the controversy. First, the Cullinan is a 2.7-tonne SUV with no precedence in Rolls-Royce’s back catalogue. You can argue whether this type of car is truly becoming of the brand until you’re blue in the [Read more…]
The new Kia Telluride has been having the most bizarre reveal processes in recent memory, with the company choosing to release multiple modified “concepts” at shows like SEMA, while uncovered images of the stock Telluride keep leaking online. Irrespective, there are now enough imagines floating around to get a good sense of what the final product will look like, and how it fits with the growing family of Kia vehicles.[Read more…]
Design-wise, the e-Tron GT is an absolute hit with its sexy curves and aggressive front-end. It’s a great reminder that Audi is still capable of bold designs and I sincerely hope the production version will not be toned down to become hardly distinguishable from the A5 or A7. However, the technology that Audi has presented for this car [Read more…]
True to form, the US market followed a month of growth with a decline, as sales fell by 0.5% compared to November 2017. However, the fall was not nearly as bad as it could have been, and was in fact the most modest monthly decline recorded so far in 2018. A decline is a decline, though, and November’s decline brought the YTD growth to 0.4%, [Read more…]
After looking at October sales by brand, let us now look at how individual models performed.
NOTE: In an effort to make the monthly model tables as informative as possible, we will continue to update them over the next few months. As such, let us know what you think of the new table, and suggest any way you think the tables could be improved further. [Read more…]