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  1. Porsche CEO hints at Macan GTS, expects brand sales growth to 200K+

    Competition News
    Porsche CEO hints at Macan GTS, expects brand sales growth to 200K+ Porsche is expecting big things from its little Macan, with CEO Matthias Mueller announcing that not only is a sportier GTS model being considered, but that the CUV will almost certainly help push Porsche beyond its...
  2. Lincoln Brand Up 43 Percent

    Lincoln Brand News
    Lincoln Brand Up 43 Percent; Best January in Four Years Ford.com ​DEARBORN - Lincoln January sales of 5,973 vehicles are up 43 percent from a year ago, and is Lincoln’s best performance for the month in four years supported by the sales of Lincoln MKZ and Lincoln MKX. “We fully realize we...
  3. Ford bumped by Amazon in best-perceived brand list

    Ford Motor Company Discussion
    Ford bumped by Amazon in best-perceived brand list Back in July, a mid-year study from YouGov found Ford to have higher brand perception than any other company in the US. While Ford failed to top the year-end study, it still has plenty to brag about. The final BrandIndex report shows that...
  4. Mercedes ends BMW's reign as U.S.' top luxury brand

    European Competition
    Mercedes ends BMW's reign as U.S.' top luxury brand Mercedes-Benz has unseated BMW as the best-selling luxury brand in the United States. Mercedes' U.S. sales jumped 14 percent to 312,534 units last year, setting a new company record. That final tally was also enough to slip past cross-country...
  5. Another Chinese Brand Tries to Copy the F-150's face...this time its Jiangnan

    Ford Brand News - Global
    Spy Shots: Jiangnan Chunzhou SUV testing in China BY W.E. NING JANUARY 6, 2014 Car News China New spy shots of the upcoming Jiangnan Chunzhou SUV testing in China. The Chunzhou SUV is expected to hit the China car market in the first quarter of this year. Price will range from 80.000 to...
  6. Ford brand widens U.S. sales lead over Toyota on Fusion, hybrids

    Ford Brand News - Global
    December 30, 2013 - 10:57 am ET DETROIT (Bloomberg) -- Ford Motor Co. said U.S. sales for its main brand will surpass 2.4 million vehicles this year, as record demand for its Fusion sedan and hybrid models helps extend a lead over Toyota Motor Corp.’s namesake line. The Ford marque entered...
  7. Cadillac 10 years away from becoming a "global" brand

    General Motors Discussion
    Cadillac 10 years away from becoming a "global" brand By Andrew Ganz Monday, Nov 11th, 2013 Once the self-described "standard of the world," Cadillac has spent the last decade clawing back at its home market. A solid effort unmatched by domestic premium brands, Cadillac has generally...
  8. Focus ST Bringing New and Younger Buyers to Ford Brand

    Ford Brand News - Global
    Focus ST Bringing New and Younger Buyers to Ford Brand Ford.com ​DEARBORN - Focus ST is showing signs of success in bringing younger, more affluent customers into Ford showrooms as the car and the Ford ST performance brand mark one year in the market. Through October, U.S. sales of the Focus...
  9. Japanese Brand Dominance Ends in 2013 Consumer Reports Reliability Study

    Asian Competition
    For more information on the latest Consumer Reports Reliability Study visit AutoGuide.com
  10. Infiniti could launch four-door coupe as brand's flagship

    Asian Competition
    Infiniti could launch four-door coupe as brand's flagship In order to boost its credentials as a tier one luxury automaker, Nissan's Infiniti is considering building a four-door sports coupe along the lines of the Porsche Panamera. Andy Palmer, Nissan's executive vice president in charge of...
  11. Lincoln Brand Pillars

    Lincoln Brand News
    Lincoln Brand Pillars: Quality, Design and Personal Service Ford.com DEARBORN - Quality, Design and Personal Service are the pillars of the Lincoln brand, and they will be at the heart of all communications going forward – both internal and external – as Lincoln continues its reinvention. These...
  12. Geely/execs clash over Volvo's direction - AutoNews

    Asian Competition
    deliberately posting this is the Asian section depending on how this develops, maybe move Volvo here permanently? Volvo execs, owner Geely clash over brand direction - AutoNews Norihiko Shirouzu, Reuters September 10, 2013 - 3:40 pm ET Photo credit: BLOOMBERG Safe, solid and understated in a...
  13. Volvo Concept Coupe Previews Brand's New Look

    FIN Auto Show Coverage
    http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2013/08/volvo-concept-coupe-previews-brands-future-style-new-models.html
  14. Ford Exec: Lincoln "not true Luxury" brand yet

    Lincoln Brand News
    I respect him for making that statement. At least he's aware of where they currently are and where they have to go. http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130828/AUTO0102/308280042/1525/AUTO0102/Ford-exec-Lincoln-not-true-luxury-brand-yet
  15. Lincoln brand introducing dealers to luxury buyers

    Lincoln Brand News
    http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Lincoln-brand-introducing-dealers-to-luxury-buyers-4725593.php#page-1 I think this looks pretty nice. Hopefully the local dealer here can update theirs.
  16. Ford may develop new models as part of Lincoln brand revival

    Lincoln Brand News
    Ford may develop new models as part of Lincoln brand revival Reuters June 13, 2013 by Deepa Seetharaman (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co (F.N) may branch out and develop new models for Lincoln in fast-growing vehicle segments as part of the second-largest U.S. automaker's latest attempt to revive the...
  17. Lincoln predicts a record May for MKZ, but not for brand

    Lincoln Brand News
    Lincoln predicts a record May for MKZ, but not for brand Automotive News May 31, 2013 by Bradford Wernle DETROIT -- After a problem-plagued launch of the 2013 MKZ, Lincoln executives say the product pipeline is filling and the business is beginning to find normal levels. "We're going to have...
  18. Shanghai 2013: [GAIC-Toyota] JV Unnamed Brand Concept

    FIN Auto Show Coverage
    Toyota launches another new brand for China on the Shanghai Auto Show BY TYCHO DE FEYTER APRIL 22, 2013 Car News China Earlier on we reported about the launch of Ranz, a new sub-brand of the FAW-Toyota joint venture aimed at making cheap electric cars. But there was more. Toyota launched yet...
  19. Shanghai 2013: [FAW-Toyota] Ranz JV brand Concept

    FIN Auto Show Coverage
    Toyota launches the Ranz brand at the Shanghai Auto Show BY TYCHO DE FEYTER APRIL 21, 2013 Car News China Ranz is a new sub-brand of the FAW-Toyota joint venture, aimed at making cheap electric cars for the masses. The Chinese name for Ranz is Lang Shi, which means ‘Bright Life’. The brand was...
  20. Kia launches new brand only for China

    Asian Competition
    http://www.leftlanenews.com/kia-launches-china-only-sub-brand-unveils-first-concept.html
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