Ford, Honda Are 2022 NACTOY Award Winners

For the second consecutive year, the Ford Motor Company won two of the three North American Car and Truck of the Year (NACTOY) awards. Ford won the utility vehicle class with its all-new Bronco and garnered the truck award with the Ford Maverick. Meanwhile, the Honda Civic is the North … Read more

9 Winners and Losers of 2019

It’s a wrap: 2019 is in the books. And if you’re thinking we’re a bit late sharing this information, hold on: the U.S. auto industry finished reporting its annual sales on Monday, closing out an extended period of news releases hyping the details. We’ll cut to the chase and look … Read more

Like a Rock: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

Introducing the fourth-generation Chevy Silverado. Fresh on the heels of celebrating 100 years of truck building, Chevrolet has a new Silverado pickup truck to launch its second century. The fourth-generation Silverado is new from the ground up, although its changes seem more evolutionary than revolutionary. This means Chevrolet did not … Read more

America’s Top 10 Selling Vehicles in 2017

New vehicle sales dip slightly in 2017. US passenger vehicle sales fell by 1.8 percent in 2017, the first year-over-year loss in seven years. However, the drop was modest and certainly wasn’t a surprise. In 2017, 17,230,436 new sales were recorded, down from a record 17,550,394 in 2016. Light trucks, … Read more

US Auto Trends: First Half 2016

Is the US automotive market at its peak? The dust has settled following June’s US auto sales manufacturer reports, giving analysts ample fodder to examine the current auto trends. As you probably already know, light truck and utility vehicle sales are up, while car sales are down. Yet, there are … Read more

AutoPacific Forecasts Positive Auto Trends

US auto sales continue to grow and have started the year off strong. Across the board, analysts have been predicting sustainable growth for the year, but few have dared to look much further out in the future. Now, AutoPacific has released its forecast for sales through 2020, what may surprise … Read more

Looking Back: The Best of 2014 Auto Trends

4×4 fun in a Toyota 4Runner. Sixty models came and went in 2014. Those 60 represented my weekly drivers, an array of utility vehicles, coupes, sedans, sports cars, pickup trucks and vans that I had the pleasure (or misfortune) of driving. All joking aside, even the most sedate of the … Read more

Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?

Volkswagen has a crisis on its hands. No, that crisis does not involve recalling millions of its vehicles as Toyota and now GM are doing. Rather, it is a lack of interest in its cars, particularly here in the United States. Sales Auto Trends Through May 2014, year-to-date Volkswagen sales … Read more

Auto Trends: Average Age of Cars is 11.4 Years

IHS Automotive issues latest snapshot of vehicles in operation. That aged clunker you are driving might be in good company after all. On Monday, IHS Automotive released its latest analysis of the 252 million passenger vehicles registered in the United States and found that the average age for this “fleet” … Read more

5 Auto Trends for 2014

With 2013 now behind us, it is time to look ahead to 2014. Four consecutive year-over-year sales increases has the auto industry brimming with confidence and US sales are now approaching pre-recessionary levels. Still, more than $17 trillion in national debt and a terrible roll out of Obamacare will continue … Read more

Auto Trends, Five Years Later

April marks an important milestone for this publication as it was on April 1, 2008, or there about that Auto Trends was launched. A check of the web archives shows an article dated as early as Jan. 2008, but the official launch wasn’t accomplished until early that spring. Some 2,000 … Read more

Buick Aspirations and the Opel Cascada

GM’s Buick brand will get two new redesigned models later this year as both the larger LaCrosse and midsize Regal sedans will drop cover this month at the New York International Auto Show. Buick sales continue to rise, the average age of Buick owners is falling and the brand has … Read more

Hyundai Sonata Disturbs D-Segment

Hyundai continues to challenge the market. The medium size sedan market, or D-segment, is a crowded field. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord are the two biggest sellers, but both Ford and Chevrolet have enjoyed success in recent years with their Fusion and Malibu models respectively. Every automaker fields at … Read more