Car Sales

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT

    Last year was a banner year for numerous luxury automakers. We've compiled 2018 global sales for five of them, and each of them saw sales expand to new records. The feat is particularly notable as the overall new-car market begins to plateau, and consumer confidence, even in once-booming China, begins to wane. Yet, North America and Asia continue to be the largest markets for the most luxurious cars and supercars. McLaren The British supercar maker saw sales jump a whopping 49.3 percent over 2017 figures. McLaren confirmed North America remains its largest market after a stellar sales...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
    Mercedes holds onto US luxury sales crown in 2018 despite decline

    Mercedes-Benz managed to retain its top spot in the sales charts for luxury cars in the United States in 2018, a year that saw most brands report lower sales than the previous period. Mercedes was included in the list of brands that reported lower sales, with its 2018 tally minus commercial...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Dodge Challenger outsells Camaro in 2018, but Mustang still king

    Executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford have reason to celebrate over their muscle cars, while Chevrolet is likely taking a hard look at its Camaro. The 2018 sales figures are in from all three American automakers, and the results put Ford on top in the muscle car wars. Despite a decrease...

  • 1964 Volkswagen Beetle being sold for $1,000,000
    Factory new 1964 VW Beetle for sale for $1 million

    This car is a time-capsule. In 1964, Rudy Zvarich purchased a Volkswagen Beetle from the Gilbert and Seibel dealership in Vancouver, Washington. The plan was to use it as a backup for his 1957 Beetle. So Zvarich put the car into storage until the time came to use it. That never happened, and now 54...

  • 2016 Jaguar C-X75 from Spectre is for sale
    Here's how you can own a Jaguar C-X75

    It's certainly fun to pretend to be James Bond, a fantasy that can be accomplished with an old Bentley, a new Aston Martin, a simple tuxedo, or even a fancy Omega watch. It's a bit more difficult to play the villain. Until now, that is. Kaaimans International in the United Kingdom has one of the...

  • 2018 Lincoln Navigator
    Lincoln asking top dealers to create stand-alone showrooms

    Lincoln has been on a slow churn toward restoring long-lost former glory. Ford Motor Company's luxury brand is aiming for greatness, and the plan will either work or the company will fall back as a luxury also-ran. In an effort to nudge the ship in the right direction, Lincoln is looking for a few...

  • 2014 LAND ROVER DEFENDER SVX 'SPECTRE' 4X4 UTILITY

    In 2015's motion picture "Spectre," James Bond and the baddies got to play with a bunch of seriously cool machines. Aston Martin created an entirely new car, the DB10, for James while Mr. Hinx piloted the impossibly gorgeous Jaguar CX-75. One of our favorite rides, however, was the customized Land Rover Defender 110 crew cab SVX. Just ten examples were built for the film, and one is headed to auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Everything about this truck is perfect. First off, the registration reads OO07 SVX. Second, this is a crew-cab 110 pickup that's been reworked into an off-road...

  • The last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport built heads to auction
    Last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport built heading to auction at Goodwood

    The Bugatti Veyron is old news these days. It's been replaced by the Chiron, and the frenetic hypercar set is constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest. Despite being more than a decade old, the Veyron is still captivating, especially the one-time record-breaking limited-edition Super...

  • Camilo Pardo's 2005 Ford GT is for sale
    Camilo Pardo's 2005 Ford GT for sale on eBay

    Ford had to pick you if you wanted the privilege of spending half a million bucks on a the current Ford GT. That wasn't the case with the 2005-2006 generation of the car. Should you find an earlier example for sale, you should still expect to dish out maximum dough as the value of the original...

  • 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum resto mod for sale
    1,650-hp "Tantrum" 1970 Dodge Charger for sale

    This 1970 Dodge Charger built by SpeedKore Performance was one of our favorite cars of the year when it came out of the Wisconsin shop in 2015. It's still cool today, and that's because of the unique engine, amazing bodywork, and general appeal of the second-generation Charger. If you like it as...

  • 1998 McLaren F1 LM-Spec for sale
    This street-legal 1998 McLaren F1 LM is up for sale, again

    This one is something special. Chassis #073 is just one example of a group of spectacular machines. But within that group, this very car stands out. That's because it's a McLaren F1, and it's one of only five customer cars upgraded to a higher level known as LM Spec. A McLaren F1 LM Spec car is...

  • Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is for sale
    Jon Olsson's 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is up for sale

    Professional skier Jon Olsson's toys come in fast and they occasionally leave just as quickly. He has the sort of car problem we all wish we had: a desire to acquire and modify as many machines as possible. Thus some of his greatest vehicular hits are shipped off to find new homes, which is what...

  • Sir Stirling Moss raced Jaguar E-Type up for sale

    It's hard to believe that Sir Stirling Moss never claimed an overall title, but he certainly claimed all sorts of other motorsport victories before his retirement at 88. Moss won major races at nearly every level of competition during his racing days, including Le Mans, Sebring, the Mille Miglia, Monte Carlo, and a number of Formula One grands prix races. One of the cars Stirling piloted during his career is this gorgeous road-racing Jaguar E-Type. If you like it, you should say so with your wallet because the car is now for sale. This E-Type Roadster was transformed into a race car at the...

  • Record-setting 215-mph Bill Thomas Cheetah heads to auction
    Record-setting, Shelby-fighting 215-mph Cheetah to be auctioned

    The Shelby Cobra gets all the love, but it's Bill Thomas' Cheetah that deserves plenty of praise and adulation as well. One example is heading to auction, and it's a prime example of a rare racing machine. In fact, this is probably the cleanest unrestored example out there and just 11 original cars...

  • 2018 Volkswagen Golf
    VW Group holds on to title of world's biggest automaker

    The Volkswagen Group was the biggest automaker by volume in 2017 after its various brands delivered a combined 10.74 million vehicles, representing a substantial rise of 4.3 percent on 2016's total. It means the VW Group has now been the biggest automaker for two consecutive years. In second place...

  • 2018 BMW X2, 2018 Detroit auto show
    BMW wants to reclaim luxury top spot from Mercedes by 2020

    Mercedes-Benz has been the best-selling luxury car brand in the world for the past two years running, but for the decade prior it's been BMW at the top. BMW isn't at all happy about the current situation and has a plan to reclaim the top spot within the next two years. “In 2020 we will be the...

  • Lamborghini celebrates the manufacture of its 7,000th Aventador and 9,000th Huracán
    Lamborghini delivers record 3,815 supercars in 2017

    It's been another good year for Lamborghini which on Wednesday reported it delivered 3,815 supercars in 2017, an almost 10 percent increase on the previous year's result. It represents a new record for the Italian marque which now boasts its seventh-straight year of rising sales. The boost was...

  • 2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class
    Mercedes-Benz delivers 2.3M cars in 2017

    It's been record sales almost across the board for luxury car brands in the past 12 months, and none have been doing it better than Mercedes-Benz. The Three-Pointed Star delivered a record 2,289,344 vehicles in 2017, an impressive 9.9 percent rise on the previous year. It means Mercedes now has...

  • 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8

    Last year was a good one for British luxury and sports car maker Aston Martin. The brand announced on Thursday that 2017 marked the highest number of cars delivered since 2008 with 5,117 vehicles sold. Retail sales also increased 58 percent year-over-year. Aston Martin pointed to the DB11 and special projects such as the Vanquish Zagato and Vantage GT8 as sales boosters during 2017. It was the first time the brand topped 5,000 sales in nine years, and North America, China, and the UK drove the rising demand. The brand also predicted its EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and...

  • 2018 McLaren 720S
    McLaren delivers record 3,340 cars in 2017

    It’s been another bumper year for McLaren as the British automaker set a new record for deliveries in 2017, and that’s after back-to-back record deliveries in 2015 and 2016. McLaren delivered 3,340 cars in 2017, which compares to 3,286 in 2016 and 1,654 in 2015. Models from the Sports...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Sonic
    Service, not protectionism, is why American car brands suffer in Japan

    It's something that has bothered numerous U.S. leaders for decades: Why do American automakers struggle to gain a foothold in the world's third-largest auto market, Japan? Recently, President Donald Trump opened up this conversation yet again on his 12-day-long Asia-Pacific trip. He referenced the...

  • 2012 Lexus LFA
    12 Lexus LFAs remain unsold in the US

    Depending on who you ask, the Lexus LFA was either a remarkable achievement or a sales dud. Toyota spent a decade combing through its F1 program to take the best of its expertise and apply that knowledge to a road car. There's no denying the car is a technological marvel and an incredible machine...

  • Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn presenting at company annual meeting, Yokohama, Jun 2015
    Renault Nissan Alliance becomes world’s biggest automaker

    The numbers for the first six months of 2017 are in, and it’s the Renault Nissan Alliance that’s now the biggest automaker when it comes to sales volume. The worldwide sales of the Renault Nissan Alliance over the first six months of the year came in at a staggering 5.27 million units...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 S
    Report: Mercedes-AMG forecasts banner year ahead

    Mercedes-AMG is expecting another year of growth in 2017 as new, money-printing AMG vehicles reach dealerships, according to a report in Automotive News (subscription required). Though the overall outlook is good, Adam Chamberlain, vice president of sales for Mercedes-Benz USA, stated the growth...

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