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Honda growth slows, lagging industry

American Honda Motor Co. sold 1,230,480 new vehicles in the United States in 2010. That was 79,696 more than the company placed in 2009, a 6.9 percent increase. Not a bad performance – until you consider that U.S. auto sales as a whole grew by 11.1 percent in the same period. Thus Honda lagged the market, resulting in a loss of all-important market share.

Detroit Auto Show live tweets to power auto media

While GM reengages to get the social-media lead back from Ford with a team of bloggers from its new agency, Big Fuel, a host of media representatives and reporters will be on hand to witness first hand all the 2011 NAIAS news events. They, too, will use social media venues like Twitter and Facebook as never before in auto show history.

The 2011 Ford F150 with the EcoBoost V6 rated at 16/22mpg

When Ford announced the specifications of the new 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offered in the 2011 Ford F150, they stated that it would featured the most torque in the segment (420lb-ft) as well as class leading fuel economy and today, they made it official – the EcoBoost V6 gets 16mpg around town and 22 on the highway.

Classic Car Fans Invited To Vote on Smithsonian Race To The Museum

The Smithsonian Institution, or as some lovingly call it “America’s Attic,” has put out the call to classic car fans to vote on an exhibit called ‘Race to the Museum.” The winning cars will be out on display Jan. 22 to Feb. 21 at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

Department of Energy to webcast Federal Fleet Management 101

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its EERE website provides a variety of resources and information for members of the media. To meet Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 and other federal fleet requirements, the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) will present a Federal Fleet Management 101 Webcast on Thursday, February 3, 2011.

Orders Being Accepted for Mercedes C Class First in Europe

The new Mercedes C Class gets introduced on Jan. 9, the night before press days at the Detroit Auto Show, and the next day orders will start being accepted in Europe for a spring delivery. It becomes available in the U.S. this summer but no ordering date has been announced in spite of the U.S. market’s impact on C Class sales.

Ford to auction off Grabber Blue Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

When Ford introduced the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca in August of 2010, they suggested that this could be the best-handling Mustang ever and to commemorate this new factory-built race car, Ford is working with the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction to sell a 1-of-1 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca in Grabber Blue.
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Nissan gains most in 2010 U.S. sales

Among the big-three Japan-based auto companies in the United States, Nissan was the biggest winner by far in 2010. Sure, both Honda and Toyota sold more vehicles than Nissan. So both remain larger retailers. But Nissan grew at a much faster pace in 2010. In fact, while Honda and, especially, Toyota struggled to keep up with the recovering pace of U.S. auto sales, and while both lost market share, Nissan performed better than the market at large, and gained share.

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