Articles by Brett LoGiurato

India to Surpass Japan as No. 2 Asian Car Market by 2016

India will surpass Japan as the No. 2 vehicle market in Asia by 2016, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal based on data and research from IHS Automotive. The report also says that auto sales in China, Asia and the world's largest market, will continue to grow steadily through the rest of the decade.

Gas Price Rise Spurs Highest-Ever Fuel Economy Average Of Sold Vehicles

In an auto industry placing increased emphasis on fuel economy in its vehicles, Ford Motor Co. serves as the poster child. The average fuel economy of Ford's sold passenger vehicles and trucks jumped by an average of 4.9 miles per gallon in February from the year-ago period. Unsurprising in those results is the credit due to the Ford Fusion and Focus, on which the company has placed an emphasis on greater fuel economy.

China Economic Slowdown: Could It Bring Jobs Back To The US?

The global markets tumbled this week, due in part to concerns about China's slowed economic growth. There are several reasons, however, why China's economic slowdown could actually benefit the U.S., despite the market's immediate reaction. One reason is the possible return of jobs to the United States' manufacturing sector.

GM Annual Sales Surge 30.4% in China

General Motors Co. saw a 30.4 percent year-over-year jump in sales of passenger cars in China in February, a record-setting month for the United States automaker. Sales rose primarily due to the absence of the Lunar New Year holiday, which fell at the beginning of the month last year.

Chevy Volt Sales up in February

Sales of General Motors Co.'s Chevrolet Volt rallied back in February from early-year lows, as the company sold more than 1,000 units of its hybrid electric plug-in vehicle last month.

GM, Peugeot Deal: JV Aims to Restore Sagging Euro Operations

General Motors Co. said Wednesday that the company has entered into a long-term and broad-scale alliance with French automaker PSA Peugeot Citreon to share vehicle platforms, components and modules and jointly purchase goods and services from suppliers. As part of the agreement, GM will purchase a 7 percent stake in Peugeot.

New Car Sales To Soar in Feb: 14 Million Mark Looks Likely

Automakers will report nearly 1.09 million new cars in February on Thursday, according to two industry forecasts, continuing the ongoing revival of the industry as sales jumped nearly 6 percent from February 2011 and an eye-popping 20 percent from January. That would equal a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) above 14 million units -- the highest level since early 2008.

Chrysler Expands Mopar Service Arm Into Argentina, Brazil

Seventy-five years ago, Mopar began as a name for an antifreeze product. That antifreeze brand has grown into the global automobile parts and service arm of Chrysler Group LLC, and its latest announcement further expands its global footprint.

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