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Honda July 2015 Sales Up 7.7% with 146,324 Vehicles Sold
Aug 04, 2015 - 5:13 AM - by xcel
Accord, CR-V and Civic all sell over 30,000. Civic takes the compact segment lead.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug 3, 2015

2015 Honda Civic LX with the CVT (EX shown) - $20,110 to start incl. D&H and rated at 30/39 mpgUS city/highway. In our drives, this is the only non-hybrid/non-diesel capable of setting a World Record when equipped with the slick shifting 5-speed MT. Expect to pay a little less than $17,500 incl. D&H + TTL to own the LX with the CVT.

Honda July 2015 Sales Overview

Honda reported it sold 146,324 Honda and Acura vehicles in July, up 7.7 percent over the 135,908 sold in July of 2014. For the... [Read More]
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FCA July 2015 Sales Up 6.2% with 178,027 Vehicles Sold
Aug 04, 2015 - 4:18 AM - by xcel
Jeep sales accelerates while RAM Pickup sales hold their own.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug 3, 2015

2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 2WD - $42,560 with the 3.0L EcoDiesel offering up 22/30 mpgUS city/highway. $4,500 off MSRP or the price of the 3.0L EcoDiesel upcharge is as simple as walking into a Jeep dealer and asking for it.

FCA July 2015 Sales Overview

FCA reported July U.S. sales of 178,027 vehicles, up 6.2 percent over last July’s 167,667 vehicles sold. The company also reported this was its best July sales result since 2005.

This was also the 64th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales... [Read More]
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Toyota July 2015 Sales Up 0.6% with 217,181 Vehicles Sold + Fiscal Year Q1 Earnings
Aug 04, 2015 - 3:00 AM - by xcel
Toyota earns globally despite a slight sales fall off.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug 3, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE - $27,615 to start incl. D&H while offering owners a 43/39 mpgUS city/highway rating. Local dealers would be glad to take $4,500 off that MSRP for you to drive one home today.

This morning Toyota reported that its global net income increased 10 percent for the Q1 2016 fiscal year ending June 30, 2015.

Global sales in the quarter reached 2.11 million vehicles, down 127,285 vehicles compared to the same quarter last fiscal year. North America posted sales gains, while Europe, Asia and other... [Read More]
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Ford July 2015 Sales Up 4.9% with 222,731 Vehicles Sold
Aug 04, 2015 - 1:29 AM - by xcel
Ford F-150 continues to lead the industry while Escape reenters the Top 10.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug 3, 2015

2015 Ford Escape - $23,855 to start while offering owners a 22/31 mpgUS city/highway rating with the base 2.5L mated to the std. 6-speed AT. Expect to see up to $4k off the base models MSRP and more as you climb the trim levels. Is it any wonder why the big utility Escape is selling so well?

Ford July 2015 Sales Overview

Ford achieved its best July sales results since 2006, with a total of 222,731 vehicles sold. This was up 4.9 percent vs. the 212,236 vehicles old in July of 2014. For the year, Ford sales totals are up 2.3... [Read More]
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GM July 2015 Sales Up 6.4% with 272,512 Vehicles Sold
Aug 03, 2015 - 8:03 PM - by xcel
Silverado is slowly closing in on the unstoppable F-150.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug 3, 2015

2015 Chevrolet Silverado WT (2014 Double Cab LT shown) - $27,365 to start incl. D&H while shod with an 18/24 mpgUS city/highway rating when equipped with the 285 hp and 305 lb-ft of torque 4.3L V6. With the no cost 3.08 rear differential, well over 30 mpg is available. Actual prices off the dealership lot are $4,500 to $10,000 off MSRP depending on model, trim and options.

GM July 2015 Sales Overview

GM sold a healthy 272,512 vehicles in the United States in... [Read More]
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2015 Ford F-150 – Perfect NHTSA. IIHS, It Depends
Aug 03, 2015 - 2:00 AM - by xcel
Changes to enhance the F-150s IIHS Small overlap crash test are on the way for the Extended and Regular Cabs.

Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Aug. 1, 2015

2015 Ford F-150 Crew and Extended Cab IIHS Crash Test. Two Trims, two different results worth noting.

Ford’s all-new aluminum-body F-150 is the only full-size, light-duty truck in the industry to earn the government’s highest possible 5-star rating for the driver and passenger for all crash test modes and cab configurations – SuperCrew (Crew Cab), SuperCab (Extended) and Regular Cab.

The 2015 Ford... [Read More]
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UPS agrees to buy 46 million gallons of renewable diesel
Jul 31, 2015 - 10:42 AM - by ALS
It’s actually as good or even better from a performance perspective as traditional diesel, including easy starts in cold weather.
NY Times - SFGATE - July 31, 2015

For years, companies that rely heavily on fuel have experimented with substitutes for conventional gasoline and diesel, including natural gas, electricity and biofuels.

Now, one company is moving beyond the test phase. On Wednesday, UPS announced that it will buy as much as 46 million gallons of renewable diesel over the next three years, helping the company reach a goal of displacing 12 percent of the petroleum fuels in its ground fleet by 2017.

The... [Read More]
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Safety Features, New Infotainment Coming VW Golf, Beetle, Jetta for 2016
Jul 31, 2015 - 10:22 AM - by seftonm
Smartphone integration across smartphone brands utilizing three options— Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink® is supported
Joe Lorio - CARANDDRIVER - July 29, 2015

This is welcome news, we were waiting to see how infotainment would be upgraded for 2016. --Ed.

Volkswagen is expanding the availability of many of the latest high-tech safety systems to models throughout its lineup. Many were formerly the exclusive province of the Touareg, but now will be offered on the Golf, GTI, Beetle, Jetta, and CC.

Volkswagen’s Lane... [Read More]
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Android Auto Ready for Install on 2015 Sonatas with NAVI
Jul 29, 2015 - 4:44 PM - by fishnrib
Ready, Set, Install!

Tom – CleanMPG – July 29, 2015

Hyundai's Android Auto Install "How To" video.

Owners of a 2015 Sonata with Navigation can now get and install the Android Auto software update free of charge at The software is also available for free at Hyundai dealerships nationwide. Hyundai is the only automaker to have Android Auto on production vehicles today, starting with the Sonata and soon expanding to other models.

... [Read More]
0 Replies | 743 Views
Future CUV Push from the Brand of Four Rings Begins with the Q3
Jul 29, 2015 - 4:27 PM - by xcel
Refreshed new Q3 is just the first. Hopefully the 2.0L TDI will be incorporated soon.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 29, 2015

2016 Audi Q3 Premium Plus FWD - $33,700 to start + $925 D&H. 20/29/23 mpgUS city/highway/combined in FWD format. 20/28/23 mpgUS city/highway/combined with AWD.

The refreshed 2016 Q3 compact crossover now includes more standard features, including front and rear parking sensors with a rearview camera, and an updated exterior.

The 2016 Q3 had its front lights, grille, bumper, side sills and rear lights redesigned. Standard 18” alloys with 19’s are still available.

Inside, the Q3 features Alu-optic... [Read More]
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Chevrolet’s 2016 Colorado Duramax Turbo Diesel
Jul 29, 2015 - 10:18 AM - by xcel
This could be GMs most significant release this year!
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 28, 2015

2016 Chevrolet Colorado Crew Cab with the all-new 2.8L Duramax – Expected to arrive at $32,950 to start (RWD LT) while offering owners an EPA of possibly 22/31 mpgUS city/highway?

Following up on the 2015 Chevrolet/GMC Colorado/Canyon Twins Base Pricing Up and overview from almost a year ago, yesterday GM released another in a long line of releases regarding the Colorado and Canyon pickups. This time it provided more on the upcoming in-house... [Read More]
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Volkswagen surpasses Toyota as world's largest automaker in first half of 2015
Jul 28, 2015 - 8:16 AM - by ALS
The achievement fulfilled a long-held goal, but came at a cost in the U.S.
Nathan Bomey - USATODAY - July 28, 2015

Volkswagen surpassed Toyota as the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2015, fulfilling a long-held goal, but the achievement came at a cost.

Volkswagen sold 5.04 million vehicles in the first six months of the year, edging Toyota's 5.02 million despite quality slips in the U.S.

General Motors, once the world's biggest automaker by a long shot, is now firmly entrenched in the No. 3 slot. It has not yet... [Read More]
6 Replies | 811 Views
Mercedes-Benz Sets New Turbo Diesel Pikes Peak Climb Record
Jul 26, 2015 - 6:42 PM - by xcel
This small displacement turbo diesel proves it is more than just efficient…
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 26, 2015

At this year’s Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, Mercedes-Benz set a new record for turbo diesel powered automobiles in a close to production C 250 d 4MATIC. The C 250 d completed the 12.4-mile-long climb beginning at 9,390 feet and concluding at the mountain's 14,110 summit while climbing an average 7 percent grade in just 11 minutes and 22 seconds.

The 150 turns, switchbacks and steep grade put the C 250 d 4MATIC 's suspension and powertrain through its paces.

On a personal note, we had an... [Read More]
0 Replies | 1,240 Views
2015 VW Golf SportWagen TDI Review
Jul 26, 2015 - 12:08 PM - by xcel
Turbo Diesel, check. Wagon, check. 6-speed stick, check.
Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 26, 2015

Meet the 2015 VW Golf SportWagen TDI parked along the Pacific Coast near Malibu. Starting at $24,595, it provides owners an easy to achieve 31/43 mpgUS city/highway rating.

2015 VW Golf SportWagen Overview

At the opening of the Detroit Auto Show in January, the all-new 7th generation VW Golf family was named the 2015 North American Car(s) of the Year by 57 esteemed North American Car and Truck of the Year jurors from automotive media across the U.S. and Canada.

Following up on that achievement, the... [Read More]
14 Replies | 1,403 Views
It's Official, Mitsubishi To End Production in the United States
Jul 25, 2015 - 8:28 AM - by ALS
Mitsubishi has been seeing better sales this year. Through the first half of the year, it sold 49,544 vehicles, up 24.9%,
Al S. - CleanMPG - July 25, 2015

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced today that Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., (MMNA) a wholly owned subsidiary of MMC in the United States, is preparing to end production of its sole production model "Outlander Sport" at its Normal, IL plant at the end of November 2015 and its production will be consolidated in Okazaki plant in Japan, pending a final decision by the MMC Board of Directors on July 30.

MMNA will be making efforts to identify a buyer with the help from UAW.

Mitsubishi... [Read More]
1 Reply | 1,146 Views
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