Author Archives: Daniel Britton

Top 10 March Sales Surprises: Big (and Small) Sales From Unexpected Places

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Midlife Crisis Roundup Since we’re starting to get into warm months, sports car sales should be perking up. Here’s how the noteworthy cars did: BMW Z4, 316; SRT Viper (just went on sale), 3; Mercedes-Benz SLK, 453; Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, 44; Chevrolet Corvette, 1,053; Nissan GT-R, 122; Nissan 370Z, 669; Subaru BRZ, 905; Lexus LFA, 4; Scion FR-S, 1,828; Audi TT, 189; Lamborghini ...

Spied! 2015 Ford Mustang Finally Emerges in Full Camouflage Regalia

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We know an all-new Ford Mustang is coming for 2015, but so far it’s been hush-hush on actually seeing it. Not long ago, a 2015 Ford Mustang prototype wearing the body of the current-generation pony car was seen, albeit its nose was clad in layers of black vinyl to protect it from prying eyes. Now, we have our first look at the all-new ...

Nissan Altima is March’s Best-Selling Midsize Sedan

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Toyota sold 37,663 Camrys last month, but it wasn’t enough to stay on top of the midsize segment. With sales totaling 37,763, just 100 more than the Camry, the Nissan Altima was the best-selling midsize player in March. Despite this small setback, Toyota can take solace in the fact that Camry’s year-to-date total is 100,830, far beyond the Altima’s and Accord’s total around 80,000. Taking the number three spot behind the Camry was the Honda Accord ...

Shelby Tribute Car Show Scheduled For May 11

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May 11 marks the first anniversary of Carroll Shelby’s passing – but rather than mourn his loss, you could spend the day celebrating the man’s legacy by spending a day at tribute car show in Gardena, California. “Carroll Shelby changed the course of history and touched millions of lives through his racing, his companies, and his charity,” Randy Richards, president of the Los Angeles Shelby American Automobile Club chapter, said in a prepared release. “He challenged ...

Toyota again claims Corolla outsold Focus worldwide

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Toyota isn't convinced the Ford Focus was the best-selling nameplate globally last year. Bloomberg reports that for the second time in seven months, both Toyota and Ford are laying claim to the title. Ford cites R.L. Polk & Co. data that says the automaker moved some 1.02 million Focus models in 2012 compared to just 872,774 Toyota Corolla units. But Toyota says the actual figure is closer to 1.16 million Corolla models. Last year, Ford said ...

Ford Has Three Best Selling Vehicles In The World

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What is the best selling vehicle in the world? Is it the Ford F-Series? No, it happens to be in third place with 785,630 vehicles sold last year according to registration data from R.L. Polk. What about the Toyota Camry? Not that either, it happens to be in fifth place with 729,793 vehicles. So who is number one? Its the Ford Focus with 1,020,410 vehicles sold, beating the Toyota Corolla by 147,636 vehicles. So how did the ...

Ford announces 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition

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Ford has pulled the wraps off its anticipated 2014 F-150 SVT Raptor Special Edition model, a new variant of the popular street-legal off-road specialist. In a nutshell, the 'special' is all cosmetic – there are no mechanical upgrades to the truck and its 6.2-liter V8 (411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque), Torsen limited-slip differential, beadlock-capable wheels and internal triple-bypass FOX Racing Shox dampers all remain untouched. The SVT Raptor Special Edition, which adds cosmetic enhancements ...

Ford Focus is World’s Top-Selling Car

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Tip your hat to the Ford Focus: the sedan/hatchback nameplate sold an impressive 1.02 million units last year, making it the world’s most popular single model of car. The information comes courtesy of Polk, which recently finished its survey of world new-car registration data. When all was said and done, Polk says that Ford scored three of the top spots with the Ford Focus, Fiesta, and F-Series. The success of the Ford Focus is an international one, ...