Tiny $14,000 Nissan Sakura EV for Japan Only

Nissan Sakura

Do you remember the Mitsubishi i-MiEV? If you do not, you are in solid company. That diminutive EV city car was initially offered by Mitsubishi more than a decade ago. It represented the first batch of modern EVs, but it was cheap and forgettable. Especially for its 62-mile range. A … Read more

The Redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander Garners Our Praise

Mitsubishi Outlander

It is not that often when a new vehicle surprises us, but the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander has. All-new and launching its fourth generation, the latest Outlander is stylish, roomy, and efficient, representing a marked improvement over the previous version. Until this model appeared, we would not have seriously considered the … Read more

Snapshot: 2021 U.S. Auto Sales

2021

The figures are in for 2021 U.S. auto sales and the numbers are revealing. We learned that Toyota overtook GM in total sales, the first time a foreign manufacturer unseated a domestic leader. GM’s sales fell 13 percent over 2020, while Toyota’s rose by 10 percent. Both manufacturers were impacted … Read more

Introducing the All-New 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV

Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi Teams With Amazon to debut the new Outlander SUV. There’s a first for everything. In Mitsubishi’s case, it teamed with Amazon Live to debut its latest model, the 2022 Outlander. The new vehicle, a compact crossover with room for seven, will be built in Japan and begin arriving in … Read more

What’s Up With Mitsubishi?

As an early supplier of small vehicles to the Chrysler Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors has sold cars on its own stateside for nearly four decades. At one time, the company was a notable player in the market and even had a manufacturing plant in Normal, Illinois, for building its vehicles – … Read more

Car Manufacturers: Who Owns What?

The global auto industry consists of dozens of brand names, but not all are marketed throughout the world. Opel is popular in Europe, but it is not sold in North America. Suzuki cars are no longer sold in the United States, but its Maruti Suzuki brand is a top seller … Read more

Fiat Chrysler Renault Merger Talk Heightens

A blockbuster merger of automotive manufacturers may produce the world’s largest automaker, especially if two outside automakers are also brought in. Fiat Chrysler, itself the result of a 2014 merger between European and North American manufacturers may soon tie in with Renault, the French automaker. Renault is currently reviewing an … Read more

Key Facts Surrounding the Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Will Nissan help Mitsubishi bring a new face to the US market? If you were one of those people concerned that the latest Mitsubishi scandal would do this automaker in, take heart: the company has been saved by a competitor and current collaborator, Nissan Motors. On Thursday, the two Japanese … Read more

About That Chicken Tax on Pickup Trucks

With the “chicken tax” removed, the Volkswagen Amarok could be readied for the US market. “The power to tax is the power to destroy” — John Marshall There may be no subject more contentious in the United States than taxation. Every citizen pays taxes and it is nearly impossible to … Read more

Fabulously Unfrozen: February 2015 US Auto Sales

The eastern half of the nation has had quite a winter, with record cold, significant snows and paralyzing ice storms extending deep into the south. Despite the difficult conditions, consumers visited US showrooms in strong numbers, helping to propel February 2015 auto sales in a positive direction. Truck sales paced … Read more

Rocking October 2014 Auto Sales Lift Industry

October 2014 sales remain in positive territory. The US auto industry continues to record strong sales even as the overall economy shows only modest gains. Sales this year should top 16.5 million units with analysts forecasting at least 17 million units sold for 2015. And if October 2014 auto sales … Read more

No Fooling: Mitsubishi Lancer Evo is Toast

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo: another one bites the dust. Yesterday, Automotive News reported that the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution (Evo) will be discontinued following the end of its product cycle this year, effectively removing the slim chance that this Japanese automaker had in making a go of it in the United States. … 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

Mitsubishi: We’re Staying

Following on the heels of Suzuki’s announced exit from the U.S. market, speculation has turned to the fortunes of Mitsubishi, another Japanese automaker that has been experiencing declining sales. Like Suzuki, Mitsubishi is a shell of its former self, but unlike its competitor it has vowed to stay in the … Read more

How to Find a College Grad Car Deal

They’re out there. And you may have heard some buzz about them. What am I talking about? New car deals for college grads. It is true that car manufacturers are interested in getting the business of recent college grads. Grads typically are just launching their careers and some are shopping for their … Read more