Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown (F)

VCG/Getty Images Ford sales in China tanked 43% in September year-over-year. The drop is attributed to a confluence of factors, from Ford’s makeover of the company to the Chinese economic slowdown. The growing trade war between the US and China also most likely played a role. Ford has been dealing with a series of maladies […]

U.S. Auto Sales, September 2018: An Athletic Fiat Chrysler Leapfrogs Ford

Dealerships across America were awash in red last month, both from the ink spilling across financial ledgers and the anger emitting from corner offices. Just about every marque was off in September and not by insignificant amounts. This can be blamed on a number of factors, not the least of which was last year’s pent […]

2019 Subaru BRZ’s ‘Series.Gray’ Treatment Could Lead to Dozens of New Sales

Outside of the addition of extra horsepower, it doesn’t seem like anything’s capable of turning the Subaru BRZ and its Toyota 86 twin into sales powerhouses. Even the power hypothesis is debatable. Instead, the two rear-drive 2+2s soldier on into 2019 with minor equipment changes, plus the addition of an annoyingly-named Series.Gray variant for the […]

Tesla offers ‘immediate’ Model 3 deliveries to boost sales numbers

Tesla is determined to burnish its Model 3 sales figures, and that means getting the EV into customers’ hands as quickly as possible — including through some unconventional methods. Electrek has learned that Tesla is emailing reservation holders promising “immediate delivery” of certain rear wheel drive Model 3s on a “first-come, first served basis.” It’s […]

U.S. Auto Sales: SUVs and Trucks Ruled the Roost in August

For marques flush with crossovers, SUVs, and trucks, August held some pleasant news. Any company whose portfolio is devoid of product (or filled with aging machinery) in those segments found their balance sheet wanting. Evidence of this? SUV-anemic brands such as Genesis are falling off the proverbial cliff while Subaru is outselling the likes of […]

Desperately Seeking Sales: Jaguar’s SUVs Are Not Keeping Volume Steady

For a builder of sexy vehicles with an enviable heritage, Jaguar always seems to be in a state of semi-crisis. From past reliability issues to a combination of aging and lackluster products under Ford’s oversight, the storied British brand was then cast off like a pair of trousers at Lover’s Lane, only to see its […]

Hyundai Prepared to Juice Elantra GT Sales, Without Adding Extra Juice

Hyundai’s Elantra GT is an oft-overlooked compact hatch, muscled aside by Honda’s compact king Civic, the handling (and snob) appeal of Volkswagen’s Golf and GTI, and further threatened by the impending release of a Toyota Corolla hatch that doesn’t suck. Still, it remains a compelling vehicle with a pleasing design and an available Sport variant. […]

50+ of the best Labor Day sales you should know about — including mattresses, clothes, and 4K TVs

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Labor Day weekend is everyone’s last summer hurrah — a great time to grill, hit the beach, and of course, shop. When you’re not paying tribute to the […]

Dick’s Sporting Goods plunges after saying it saw ‘significant declines in Under Armour sales’ (DKS)

Dick’s Sporting Goods beat on earnings, but missed on sales. The sporting-goods retailer raised its full-year guidance, but to less than what analysts were expecting. Shares are tumbled in pre-market trading. Watch Dick’s Sporting Goods trade in real-time here. Dick’s Sporting Goods plunged as much as 14% in pre-market trading on Wednesday as a slowdown in Under […]