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America’s 10 Best-Selling Sedans Of 2017 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, Ford, Ford Fusion, honda, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Hyundai, Hyundai Elantra, nissan, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Camry, Toyota Corolla on 11 11th, 2017


If you’re willing to ignore trucks and crossovers, which are casting really large shadows over saloons these days, the best selling cars in the U.S. this year are models that have four doors and are either brand new or have been updated.

Recently, Lexus went as far as to say that sedans will go away completely unless they evolve into something more dynamic, something that’s less about family vacations and more performance oriented.

“Unless we can really offer a sedan experience you cannot have with an SUV or crossover, I think the sedan may not be able to survive if it does not evolve,” said Toyota branding chief, Tokuo Fukuichi.

In spite of all that, the good old sedan isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and models like the ones you’re about to see are still putting up a fight in the sales charts through October, 2017, as reported by The Motley Fool.

#10 – Chevrolet Malibu

Chevy launched their redesigned Malibu last year, boasting sleek styling, a roomy and well-put together interior and improved fuel economy figures. It’s also a very safe car, with available systems such as Lane Departure Warning, Lane Change Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

While it did really well at first, the Malibu has been on a decline this year, with sales being down 16.5% compared to how things stood last year. Still, the Malibu remains a good earner for General Motors.

#9 – Hyundai Elantra

Unlike previous iterations, the latest Elantra is a solid overall choice for people looking for a compact companion that offers great value for money. It’s roomy, rides well and has a lot of modern safety tech, like Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist.

Like with the Malibu, Elantra sales have also dipped in 2017, down 8.8% compared to last year.

#8 – Chevrolet Cruze

The Chevy Cruze has proved extremely popular since its complete redesign in 2016. It’s hard to find a review where somebody isn’t praising it for its efficiency, value and interior features.

We sampled the 2016 Cruze and found that it strikes a good balance between a Honda Civic and a Hyundai Elantra. Actually, the Cruze has been doing so well as of late, sales are up 3.4% this year through October.

#7 – Ford Fusion

The tech-savvy Ford Fusion is a good car and very few have claimed otherwise. This latest iteration even features a dynamic Sport version that boasts continuously controlled damping and a pothole detection system, to go with larger intakes, 19″ wheels, quad pipes, the works.

You can also get it as a hybrid, which is a huge plus nowadays. However, you might be shocked to learn that sales for the Fusion have gone down by 22.6% this year, and that’s a pretty big number.

#6 – Nissan Sentra

Nissan have been aggressive in making sure the Sentra is a success. Despite some reviews finding it somewhat cramped and noisy, the Japanese automaker is offering good discounts in order to move these cars.

Because of that, Sentra sales have gone up 0.2% through October 2017, making this 4-door compact one of the best-selling sedans in the US.

#5 – Nissan Altima

While the Altima comes in at a very respectable 5th place, sales this year are down 17.1% through October as Nissan are having a rough time talking people into buying this model over something else.

It’s still a spacious car with good fuel economy, but it does appear as though it may be losing the “popular vote” in the grand scheme of things.

#4 – Honda Accord

The mid-size saloon sub-segment has shrunk by 15% in the first nine months of 2017, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for a car that’s as popular as the Honda Accord.

For 2018, the Accord is sportier than ever, featuring modern connectivity options, solid build quality and plenty of room inside for all passengers. It’s a true family car and people are still finding it to their liking. As for sales, they’re down 2.3% through October, but the new model should help fix that soon.

#3 – Toyota Corolla Sedan

The Corolla is of course one of the world’s best-selling cars and it almost seems like that’s always going to be the case. Yet, despite its top-notch reliability and competitive pricing, sales are down 9% this year.

It’s also not the best looking car in the world, which is something Toyota themselves admit is a problem.

#2 – Toyota Camry

Ah, the Camry. You didn’t actually think it wasn’t going to make the list did you?

With an all-new and critically acclaimed model already out, Toyota can finally start filling the hole dug by the previous-generation Camry, which didn’t register particularly strong sales (for a Camry) towards the end of its term.

By the way, the 2018 Camry is the first sedan launched by Toyota after Akio Toyoda himself stated that there will be “no more boring cars,” as far as his company is concerned. Calling this the best-looking Camry in history would not be an understatement.

#1 – Honda Civic Sedan

The Civic was a sales beast last year and it’s a beast this year as well, posting a 1.5% increase through October.

This is the best-selling car in the U.S. that’s not a pickup or a crossover, and figuring out why is pretty much a no-brainer. The Civic has always been immensely popular, and this latest iteration is roomier, more powerful and much better to look at.

Also, it may be too early to talk long-term value, but the Civic has always been affordable, dependable and relatively fun to drive compared to most of its direct rivals. It has pretty much everything going for it.



Illegal U-Turn Puts Two Motorcycle Riders At Risk 13
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet Malibu, motorcycles, Offbeat News, video on 06 13th, 2017


The thing about driving on canyon roads is that you're very likely to run into people who are out there looking to enjoy their cars or bikes, so due to the limited visibility compared to, say, a highway, some extra attention on your end would be quite appreciated.
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GM Says It Sold A Lot Of All-New Models In 2016, And Somehow, That’s Bad News 11
Feb
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, GM, Reports on 02 11th, 2017


While redesigned models such as the 2016 Malibu had their best year since 1980 in terms of sales, GM still registered an "unfavorable" product mix due to strong sales. Yes, really.
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Chevrolet Introduces Redline Special Editions For Nine Of Its Models 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Trax, Chicago Auto Show, Reports on 02 9th, 2017


Mere hours after Nissan introduced its Midnight Edition package to six models, Chevrolet has announced that it will introduce the Redline special edition series to no less than nine of its models.
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Chevy Needs To Replaces SS On NASCAR, Which Model Should It Choose? 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet SS, Nascar, racing, Reports on 01 15th, 2017


After confirming that they will be discontinuing the SS sedan, Chevrolet will need to start looking for a new shell for its NASCAR racer for 2018 in order to take on Toyota and Ford.
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Chevy Needs To Replaces SS On NASCAR, Which Model Should It Choose? 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Impala, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet SS, Nascar, racing, Reports on 01 15th, 2017


After confirming that they will be discontinuing the SS sedan, Chevrolet will need to start looking for a new shell for its NASCAR racer for 2018 in order to take on Toyota and Ford.
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Chevrolet Malibu Selling Better Than Ever 21
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, Reports on 12 21st, 2016


The Chevrolet Malibu is proving more popular than ever before, selling the best it ever has since being reintroduced in 1996.
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GM’s 9-Speed Automatic Debuts On 2017 Chevrolet Malibu 6
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, GM, Reports, Tech on 12 6th, 2016


In their constant search of meeting stricter emission standards and improving fuel consumption, automakers have to constantly upgrade their products, and a popular option sees the development of transmissions with an increased number of gears.
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Chevy’s New Blue Line Concepts For SEMA Preview Upcoming Accessories 19
Oct
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Concepts, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Malibu, SEMA show on 10 19th, 2016


Following last year’s Red-Line enhancements, Chevrolet is pre iewing two new Blue Line concepts ahead of their Public debut at the SEMA show.
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Chinese Market Chevy Malibu XL Gets Hybrid Version 9
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, china, Hybrids, new cars, prices on 09 9th, 2016


Chevrolet's offensive into the Chinese market continues with the introduction of the all-new Malibu XL Hybrid.
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Possible Rollaway Issue Makes GM Recall Certain Buicks, Chevys And GMCs 30
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Buick, Buick Encore, Buick Regal, Buick Verano, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, GM, GMC, GMC Terrain, Recalls on 07 30th, 2016


General Motors is conducting a new safety campaign on vehicles that may be equipped with defective electronic park lock levers.
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New Chevy Malibu Ticks All The Right Boxes With IIHS Top Safety Award 12
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, IIHS on 06 12th, 2016


The 2016 Malibu has picked top honors by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
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Regulators Fine Chevy Dealer For Selling New Recalled Cars Without Repairs 1
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, NHTSA, Reports on 06 1st, 2016


Sands Chevrolet of Surprise, Arizona, was fined $40,000 by US regulators after selling two new cars subjected to an open recall without fixing them first.
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Chevy Says 2016 Malibu Hybrid Is The Most Efficient In Its Class With 46MPG Combined 21
Mar
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, Hybrids, new cars on 03 21st, 2016


The upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid keeps bragging about its environmental credentials, claiming the top of its segment.
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Annoyed By Chevy’s ‘Real People, Not Actors’ Ads? Watch This! 4
Mar
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Malibu, commercials, Funny, Offbeat News, video on 03 4th, 2016


Among Chevy's fun and highly creative videos, you'll also find the ones where they show off a car to the so called "real people, not actors", which just seems to rub certain viewers the wrong way.
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