General Motors Co.’s brands all scored average or better for the first time since J.D. Power & Associates started studying the dependability of three-year-old vehicles 25 years ago. Industrywide quality had its first drop since 1998.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry has outrun a recession, recalls and natural disasters to stay America’s best-selling car for more than a decade. Odds are worsening that it can keep the title next year as challengers gear up for another run at topping the mild-mannered sedan.
In June 2009, the last auto plant in Detroit was idle, mausoleum-quiet and a symbol of failure. Weeds had grown three-feet tall around Chrysler's sprawling Jeep factory at the desolate crossroads of Jefferson and Conner as the company went dark during bankruptcy. Among the bills the near-dead automaker couldn't afford to pay: lawn service.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s revamped Camry, key to the carmaker’s U.S. sales revival, is likely to win a favorable review from Consumer Reports magazine, which has been critical of other Toyota and Honda Motor Co. models.
Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 pickup, pacing the biggest gain in U.S. market share among automakers this year, topped a consumer website’s list of most-American made models, replacing Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry sedan.
Toyota Motor Corp. and Nissan Motor Co. led U.S. sales gains for Asian automakers, topping analysts’ estimates with stronger-than-expected November deliveries that were buoyed by Black Friday shoppers.
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Camry and Honda Motor Co.’s Civic, the top-selling mid-size and compact cars in the U.S., face risk of reduced production as inventories of the models rise, an RBC Capital Markets report said.
Once upon a time, trading in your reliable foreign car for an entry-level luxury ride was an obvious process. You drove a Toyota Camry? A Lexus ES was in your future. Die-hard Honda Civic types stepped up to an Acura.