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STRATEGY: How fracking is boosting US heavy duty pickup sales

Chevrolet Silverado 3500 A recent article published on the U.S. version of Automotive News brings to light a fascinating recent development on the new heavy duty pickup market. An ongoing explosion of domestic energy production — primarily from a highly controversial extraction process commonly called fracking — is transforming rural communities across North…

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South Africa October 2014: Datsun Go almost in Top 20

Datsun Go * NOW UPDATED with the Top 35 best-selling carmakers and Top 100 models * For the second month in a row, new car sales in South Africa buck the overall economic trend in the country, gaining 5% year-on-year to 59,262 registrations, which brings the year-to-date total to 542,048 units,…

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Turkey October 2014: Renault Clio and Fluence on top

The Renault Clio is the best-selling vehicle in Turkey this month. * See the Top 44 All-brands and Top 253 All-models by clicking on the title * Thanks to Yarım Debriyaj for this data. Turkish new car sales are perking back up at a vigorous +15% year-on-year in October to 66,573 registrations,…

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USA Coast to Coast 2014: Las Vegas, Nevada

Nissan Versa with Albert and Las Vegas in the background  * You can see all my USA Coast to Coast Reports here! * Many thanks to David Curry for the photos in this report. We are now leaving in our path beautiful Monument Valley to drive through Arizona and arrive in Las…

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Latvia October 2014: Suzuki Jimny lands on top

The Suzuki Jimny is the surprise Latvian October market leader. * See the Top 30 All-brands and Top 75 models by clicking on the title * First month of year-on-year decline for new light vehicle sales in Latvia, down 2% in October to 1,401 registrations. However the year-to-date total is still…

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