The joint effort between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler AG that is expected to yield a pickup for Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz subsidiary is starting to bear fruit. Automotive News reports that spy shots of an early test mule have emerged showing the Mercedes truck – likely to be named GLT – taking shape from the Nissan Navara on which it is based.
Automakers on Tuesday are expected to report the best-ever April for vehicle sales in the United States, adding fuel to the fire for another record-breaking year, reports The Detroit News.
Texas auto dealers are turning to "hail sales" and "storm chasers" to try to make the best of a bad situation: the Lone Star State's worst run of hail damage in years. According to Automotive News, San Antonio is the latest victim, with a storm last week piling on more damage after one in mid-April that the Insurance Council of Texas declared the costliest hailstorm in state history.
American motorists bought a record 17.5 million new vehicles in 2015. While automobile sales are at an all-time high, certain makes and models are in much higher demand than others, according to 24/7 Wall St.
According to Automotive News, after falling short of expectations in March, sales are on pace for one of the industry's best-ever Aprils, analysts with LMC Automotive, Kelley Blue Book, TrueCar, and Barclays Capital said.
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