January 05, 2013

Sahara Force India teams up with 3D Systems

Sahara Force India Formula One Team announced the signing of a technical partnership with 3D Systems Corporation, a leading supplier of 3D content-to-print solutions. The multi-year deal strengthens the relationship between the two organisations allowing

BMW Group achieves best sales year ever in the US

In 2012, the BMW Group in the US (BMW and Mini combined) achieved its best sales since the previous record year of 2007 retailing 347,583 vehicles, up 13.8 per cent compared to the 305,418 vehicles sold in 2011. BMW Group reported December sales of 43,855 vehicles,

Chrysler Group LLC reports December 2012 US sales increased 10 per cent

Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 152,367 units, a 10 per cent increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the group's best December sales since 2007.

The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and Fiat brands each posted year-over-year

Hyundai Motor America posts all-time full year sales record

Hyundai Motor America announced record sales of 59,435 vehicles in December, a 17 per cent total sales increase and three per cent retail sales increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago.

For the year, Hyundai sales were up nine per cent versus

Toyota Motor Sales reports December sales increase

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., reported December 2012 sales of 194,143 units, up 13.2 per cent compared to the same period last year on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis. Unadjusted for 26 selling days in December 2012 versus 27 in December 2011, TMS

Ford sells portion of former Wixom Assembly Plant

Ford Motor Company has sold 239-acres of the former Wixom Assembly Plant to Trident Barrow Management, LLC, a unit of Barrow Development.

"We're very pleased with the sale of the property and look forward to watching new development in the Wixom area,"

MMNA reports Outlander Sport sales rise 15.4 per cent in December

Mitsubishi Motors North America (MMNA) reported December was its second-best-ever month of sales for Outlander Sport, up 15.4 per cent compared to December 2011.

Outlander Sport sales were 1,770 for the month, exceeded only by the 2,253 sales in September

Group 1 Automotive acquires Kia dealership in Kansas

Group 1 Automotive, Inc. (NYSE: GPI), a Fortune 500 automotive retailer, announced the acquisition of Shawnee Mission Kia in Overland Park, Kan., that is expected to generate $65-million in estimated annual revenues.

"Group 1 is pleased to add scale to our

Zipcar starts zero membership fee 'Access Plan' in Canada

Zipcar, Inc. announced a new weekday, no annual fee driving programme called the 'Access Plan', which will be introduced as a pilot program in Toronto and Vancouver, Canada.

The Access Plan lets members drive Zipcars and Zipvans (where available) from

January 04, 2013

Infiniti US sales increase 22 per cent in 2012

Infiniti has reported US sales of 12,627 units for December, up 14.9 per cent versus 10,990 units a year earlier. Total Infiniti sales of 119,877 in 2012 were up 21.8 per cent compared to the 98,461 units sold last year.

Infiniti sales highlights for the month include:

VCNA announces December sales

Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported US sales of 6,150 units, a 15.1 per cent increase from December 2011 and the best since 2007. For the year, US sales ended 1.3 per cent higher than 2011 with a total of 68,117 units sold.

In 2012, the S60 sports sedan, one

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