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More U.S. Sales Growth Expected In 2013

“Detroit Motorshow participants are expecting positive growth, but for growth rates to come down significantly versus the prior year” The Detroit Car Show has now closed its doors for another year,  but despite the fact that U.S. sales growth is expected to slow in 2013, the mood was in sharp contrast to Europe’s gloom. “Basically […]

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European Luxury Makers Aim At U.S. As Home Sales Crater

Maserati Quattreporte Stars; Threatens Mercedes S, BMW 7 Lincoln May Surprise, As Parent Ford Gives It A Push “consumer perception moves about as fast as molasses in January” As Europe’s sales crumble, prices fall and finances deteriorate, the booming U.S. car market presents a mouth-watering target for German and Italian  manufacturers, so expect a powerful […]

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Detroit Motor Show stories 2013

Mercedes New Little CLA Aimed To Tempt Generation Y     Mercedes Benz unveiled its new CLA compact four-door coupe, which it said will spearhead new conquest sales in the U.S. for buyers from so-called generation Y who value internet connectivity as much as cars themselves.      Mercedes Chairman Dieter Zetsche introduced the car, which he […]

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Detroit Car Show Opens As U.S. Sales Boom

“the new Lexus IS has a truly horrible and embarrassing new face” The Detroit Motor Show opens its doors later this month, and the press previews start Monday. Expect reports about the new cars later next week on WintonsWorld.com The U.S. industry is currently booming and expected to carry on like that for the next […]

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Europe’s Threatened Manufacturers Will Vacillate

As Losses Mount, Need To Slash, Burn Will Increase Germans, After Hard Choices, Will Prosper Don’t Expect Action From Non-Germans Until Disaster About To Strike American manufacturers found themselves lauded as winners for a change at this year’s Detroit Auto Show, especially when investors looked at Europe’s weak markets, grotesque overcapacity, burgeoning losses, and apparent […]

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Optimism, Or Was It Schadenfreude, At Detroit 2012

  Sales Expected To Acclerate In The U.S. While Europe Weakens Marchionne’s “Consolidation” Remark Reverberates There was a buzz of optimism reverberating around the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, but it could have been schadenfruede, as the American market prepared for a banner sales year while Europe languishes. U.S. industry leaders worried that European sales might […]

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