Nissan Motor Co. on Dec. 11, 2007, discloses plans to produce a midsize pickup for Suzuki Motor Corp. in North America. The Equator, Suzuki's first pickup, was based on the Nissan Frontier midsize pickup.
The Model A, Ford Motor Co.'s successor to the Model T, is introduced to the public and dealers on Dec. 2, 1927.
U.S. light-vehicle sales slipped 0.5 percent in November as robust fleet shipments by some automakers failed to offset slumping demand for passenger cars. Still, the SAAR came in as the year's second strongest, and sales remain on track to top 17 million for a fourth-straight year.
Auto Union, which would become Audi NSU Auto Union AG in March 1969 after a merger with NSU Motor Works, invites dealers and the media to the city theater in Ingolstadt, Germany, on Nov. 26, 1968, for the debut of the all-new 100. The 100 marked Audi's entry in the luxury midsize car market and quickly became a best-seller and eventually helped establish Audi's independence within Volkswagen Grou
El Passport de Honda, revivido como un 'crossover' de dos filas ubicado entre el CR-V y el Pilot, competirá el próximo año con el Ford Edge, el nuevo Blazer de Chevrolet, el Santa Fe de Hyundai y el Murano de Nissan.
The Honda Passport, being revived as a two-row crossover slotted between the CR-V and Pilot, will compete next year with the Ford Edge, Chevrolet's new Blazer, Hyundai's Santa Fe and Nissan's Murano.
The gradual flip in Toyota Motor Corp.'s product and sales mix in the U.S. over the past decade has exposed some weak performers on the car side.
Kia Motors Corp. tells U.S. dealers on Nov. 6, 2007, that it will begin selling a seven-seat, three-row SUV in the United States starting in 2008.
U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong light-truck demand, higher fleet shipments, and elevated incentives, edged up 0.4 percent in October, signaling the second-half slowdown that began in July is moderating.
Saturn hatches plans on Oct. 30, 1998, to offer what it called the auto industry's first three-door coupe and end production of its slower-selling two-door cars.
Toyota Motor Corp. unveils the Toyota Cavalier, a compact car built by General Motors in the U.S., on Oct. 16, 1995. It went on sale in Japan in January 1996.
The U.S. government on Oct. 7, 2003, began a new test to assess light vehicles for rollover risk, focusing particularly on SUVs that are more prone than cars to overturn.
U.S. light-vehicle deliveries last month fell 5.5 percent, slightly better than analysts' forecast for a 7 percent decline compared to September 2017, when sales spiked as consumers replaced vehicles destroyed by Hurricane Harvey. The SAAR came in at 17.54 million, far exceeding forecasts, and rose above 17 million for the seventh time this year, after two months below that level.
The Lincoln Continental, one of Ford Motor Co.'s most revered nameplates, is introduced Oct. 2, 1939, with a price of $2,840.
Virgil Exner, the designer behind the clean "Forward Look" styling of Chrysler's 1955 models and the spectacular fins of the 1957 that caught General Motors off guard, is born on Sept. 24, 1909, in Ann Arbor, Mich.
With more and more Americans gravitating to light trucks, Volkswagen will end production of the venerable Beetle in 2019, closing another chapter for one of the auto industry's most storied nameplates.
Volkswagen is ending production of the iconic Beetle in 2019, closing another chapter for one of the auto industry's most storied nameplates.
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