July 2015

Ford's June sales up 2 percent over last year on strength of new vehicles

(July 1, 2015) DEARBORN, Mich. — Strong consumer demand for its newest products pushed Ford U.S. June sales 2 percent higher, to 225,647 vehicles sold.

“Strong retail momentum continues building for our newest vehicles — including F-150, Mustang, Edge, and now Explorer,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “The Ford brand’s average transaction prices have increased $2,700 versus a year ago — more than triple the industry average — while our incentives are down, showing how much customers value our investment in new vehicles with the latest technologies.”

Fiat Chrysler sales up 8 percent over last year; best June sales since '06

(July 1, 2015) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — FCA US today reported U.S. sales of 185,035 units, an 8 percent increase compared with sales in June 2014 (171,086 units), and the group’s best June sales since 2006.
The Chrysler, Jeep and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand’s 28 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 63 consecutive months.

Hyundai launches Blue Link app for Apple Watch

(July 1, 2015) FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.— Think controlling a car with a watch is a thing of the future? Think again. Hyundai owners can now remotely flash their car’s lights in a crowded parking lot, lock the doors and even start it from almost anywhere from their wrist using the new Blue Link app for Apple Watch.

As a leader in connected cars, Hyundai is always looking for new ways to connect owners to their vehicles. The latest Blue Link app update, which includes the companion app for Apple Watch, is available as a free download on the App Store starting today.

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric car has range of 312 miles

(July 1, 2015) ASPEN, Colo. — The future of mobility is ready to hit the road — and keep going…and going…and going. The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall, and an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen.