Nissan’s 2nd e-Power system on sale in Japan; Serena e-POWER minivan delivers 62 mpg US on JC08

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Nissan Serena e-POWER goes on sale in JapanThe Nissan Serena e-POWER will go on sale in Japan on 1 March, combining the exceptional driving performance of the e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) with the family-friendly features of the popular Serena minivan. The Nissan Note took the Nº 1 spot in Japan’s new car sales rankings for January, as the popularity of the e-POWER electrified powertrain helped make the model the best-selling compact car in the country.

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Honda to begin sales of hybrid Odyssey minivan in Japan on Friday

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will begin sales of an affordably-priced hybrid version as well as the newly refreshed gasoline-powered version of the Honda Odyssey and Odyssey Absolute premium minivans on Friday, 5 February, at dealerships across Japan. The newly-added Odyssey Hybrid and Odyssey Hybrid Absolute are the first Honda premium minivan models equipped with the Honda-developed Sport Hybrid i-MMD powertrain and realize class-topping fuel economy of 26.0 Honda Motor Co.,

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Toyota launches fully redesigned Voxy and Noah minivans in Japan; class-first hybrid system

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In Japan, Toyota Motor Corporation launched the completely redesigned Voxy minivan through Netz dealers, and the completely redesigned Noah minivan through Toyota Corolla dealers; hybrid models are scheduled for release on 14 February. Monthly sales targets for Japan are 4,600 units for Voxy and 3,400 units for Noah. Voxy and Noah hybrid minivan specifications. Noah G (hybrid model with options). Click to enlarge.

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2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid plug-in minivan recalled for faulty diode

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It's the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, and its combination of seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range have attracted huge interest. Production of the partially electric minivan began early in April, but over the last several. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is, for the moment, a unique vehicle.

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2012 Toyota Prius V Station Wagon/Minivan: Arrives This Fall

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So here's the real deal on the 2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon/minivan: It will still arrive in U.S. That's the official word from Toyota Motor Sales, which There's nothing like a story translated from overseas media, concerning a related but not-quite-the-same model of a new hybrid car, to get people all in an uproar. dealerships this fall.

Nissan To Sell All-Electric Seven-Seat Minivan In Europe

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Except for the 2012 Tesla Model S, there are no seven-seat all-electric vehicles for sale on the market today. Earlier this week, however, Nissan confirmed that it plans to sell a seven-seat minivan variant of the e-NV200 all-electric van in Europe when it enters production next year. Based on the e-NV200 concept van we saw at the 2012 Detroit

Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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Nissan announced that cumulative sales of vehicles with its e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) surpassed 500,000 units at the end of March.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids surpass 9 million units; Prius family accounts for 63%

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Toyota Motor Corporation announced that the cumulative figures for global sales of its hybrid vehicles reached 9.014 million units as of 30 April. The Prius family still accounts for the majority of sales: 5.691 million units, or 63% of the total global cumulative number. Cumulative global sales of Toyota hybrids by model, including discontinued models. million units, and cumulative sales of 15 million units by 2020. Hybrids Sales

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US MY2018 electric-drive vehicle models were available in nine different size classes

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Together, small sport utility vehicles (SUV), standard SUVs and minivans accounted for another quarter. Behavior Electric (Battery) SalesFifty-six models of electric-drive vehicles were available in model year (MY) 2018 in the US. One quarter of the models were midsize cars, followed by large cars at 16% and compact cars at 14%. Electric-drive vehicles include battery-electric, plug-in-hybrid electric, and fuel-cell vehicles. Source: DOE.

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Navigant forecasts annual plug-in electric vehicle sales in N America to exceed 1.1M by 2024

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In a new report, Navigant Research forecasts that North American plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) sales will exceed 1.1 The report, Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts , provides data and forecasts for LD PEV sales in North America, including US states, MSAs, and utility service territories and Canadian provinces and cities. US PEV sales are concentrated in California, where the vehicles already account for more than 3% of the state’s total LDV market.

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Half of plug-in vehicles in the US in 2019 were mid-size cars

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However, PEVs are available in size classes ranging from two-seaters to minivans. Electric (Battery) Market Background Plug-ins SalesHalf of all plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) on the road in the US in 2019 were mid-size cars. Together, compact cars and large cars accounted for nearly 30% of the PEV population. Standard sport utility vehicles (SUVs) accounted for 9% while small SUVs were another 2%.

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Kelley Blue Book: average new-vehicle prices in US up 5.4% in May y-o-y; average EV price down 10.8%

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Minivan. Electric (Battery) Market Background SalesThe estimated average transaction price for a light vehicle in the United States was $41,263 in May 2021, according to the analysts at Kelley Blue Book. New-vehicle prices increased $2,125 (up 5.4%) from May 2020, while increasing $493 (up 1.2%) from April 2021.

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Cumulative worldwide sales of Toyota hybrids top 3M units

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Annual Toyota hybrid sales. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles have topped the 3-million mark, with more than 3.03 million units sold worldwide as of 28 February 2011 since sales began in 1997. Sales of the Prius began in North America, Europe and elsewhere in 2000. Hybrids SalesData; TMC. Click to enlarge.

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2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid sales have resumed after recall

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The Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the sole plug-in hybrid minivan for sale anywhere in North America, but it hasn't had a particularly smooth rollout. But while sales began in. Its seven seats and 33 miles of EPA-rated electric range make it appealing to families who want a plug-in vehicle with more than five seats and more than 20 miles of range. Plug-In Hybrids plug-in cars

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Worldwide sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 4M units; Prius family accounts for almost 72%

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Cumulative worldwide sales of TMC hybrids. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles—passenger car and commercial—topped the 4-million unit mark as of 30 April. of cumulative sales, with 2.631 million units sold—44% of those sales were in Japan, and 56% overseas. of cumulative TMC hybrid sales. thousand units sold, with 95% of those sales occurring outside of Japan. Hybrids Sales

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Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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Global annual sales of TMC hybrids. Cumulative sales in Japan of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— reached 2.04 Globally, cumulative sales of TMC-produced hybrid vehicles since the first was launched in 1997 have now topped 4.60 The hybrid model with the next highest cumulative sales is the Camry (317,200)—6.9% Approximately 40% of Toyota’s sales in Japan and 14% of global sales are hybrid vehicles.

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Ford Transit passenger van sales up 30% through June; outselling minvans

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Ford reports that sales of its full-size Transit passenger vans are up 30% year-on-year through June, partly driven by growing numbers of large families are turning to the Transit instead of minivans. According to Ford, Transit vans outsold every other van in the United States over the first half of 2016, including minivans. Total Transit sales increased 19% in June, with 14,437 sold. Total 1H truck sales were up 12.5%

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GM sales in China up 21.3% to set May record

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Shanghai GM’s domestic sales rose 7.1% Buick sales totaled 51,360 units in May, down 1.2% Sales of its original Excelle family grew 19.0% Sales of the Excelle XT and GT were also strong, totaling 11,985 units. Chevrolet sales in China were up 13.1% Sales of its most popular model, the Cruze, rose 34.0% It was followed by the New Sail, which totaled sales growth of 86.8% Cadillac sales were down 2.2% Wuling sales in China jumped 34.0%

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Honda Accord takes Nº 1 spot in US retail sales in 2013

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Accord retail sales in 2013 rose 12.2% to 360,089 units, displacing the Toyota Camry, with retail sales of 342,007 units, from the lead spot. Total sales for the Accord in 2013 were 366,678 units; total sales for the Camry were 408,484 units. Three other Honda models—the Civic, CR-V, and Odyssey—were retail sales leaders in their respective segments in 2013. Cumulatively, the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Odyssey posted retail sales of more than 1.11

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GM and JVs deliveries in China down 43.3% in Q1; Wuling introduces EVs

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New sales channels and methods such as livestreaming and touch-free vehicle services were introduced across the brands to reach out to customers in a secure way. The minivan has a range of 300 kilometers on a single charge and supports DC fast charging.

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Electric vehicle news 23 May

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Nawa’s hybrid battery motorcycle to be ready for this summer, Canoo is accepting pre-orders for its minivan. Canoo is accepting pre-orders for its minivan. The electric vehicle is first showcased in 2019 and canoo is now accepting reservations for this minivan.

Japan Green-Car Subsidy Boosts Vehicle Sales 12.9% In July

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Sales of new vehicles in Japan climbed 12.9% sales volume increase in July thanks in part to the hot-selling Prius hybrid. jump partly on the popularity of the Fit subcompact and the Step WGN minivan. s sales volume 25.3%. Nikkei. in July to 486,606 units, boosted by the government subsidy for environmentally friendly autos. The subsidies expire at the end of September.

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Chrysler Group US sales up 10% in December, 21% for 2012; FIAT largest gainer

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Chrysler Group LLC reported US sales of 152,367 units in December 2012, a 10% increase compared with sales in December 2011 (138,019 units), and the group’s best December sales since 2007. The Chrysler, Dodge, Ram Truck and FIAT brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in December compared with the same month last year. The FIAT brand’s 59% increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month.

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China Car Sales Likely Hit New Record in April

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Bolstered by government stimulus plans, sales of autos in China likely reached a record high of 1.15 Official figures for vehicle production and sales are scheduled for release next Monday. According to CAAM, sales of minivans and economy cars surged in April, with SGMW and ChangAn, China’s two largest minivan makers, recording sales gains of more than 50 percent from last year. People’s Daily.

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GM sets February sales record in China; up 30.4% to 240,554 vehicles

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Sales rose 30.4% Shanghai GM’s domestic sales rose 31.8% year on year to 103,097 units; SAIC-GM-Wuling’s sales in China increased 28.7% on an annual basis to 130,193 units, and FAW-GM’s sales in the domestic market were up 39.2% Buick sales rose 31.1% It was followed by the Excelle XT and GT, which had sales growth of 70.3% Chevrolet sales in China rose 23.7% Sales of the Cruze increased 36.1% New Sail sales rose 34.1%

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GM sales in China up 28.8% in 2010 to 2.35M units; new record in its largest market

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General Motors’ vehicle sales in China rose 28.8% Its manufacturing joint ventures and major brands all set new annual sales marks, enabling GM to remain the leader among global automakers in its largest market (US sales crested 2.2 Shanghai GM became China’s first passenger car maker to sell 1 million vehicles annually and ended 2010 with domestic sales of 1,033,307 vehicles, representing year-on-year growth of 42.0%. SAIC-GM-Wuling’s domestic sales grew 15.6%

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GM and JVs Set New May Sales Mark in China

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General Motors and its joint ventures posted record sales in China in May. Buoyed by strong demand for the Chevrolet brand and ongoing positive demand for its other brands, GM sales totaled 196,004 units. GM’s sales in the first five months of the year in China reached 1,032,665 units, a 53.9% On May 28, GM celebrated the sale of its 1 millionth vehicle in 2010. As a comparison, GM sales in the US for the first five months of the year reached 885,141 units, a 13.8%

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

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Subscribe Green News Events Manufacturers Region New Cars Used Cars Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Chrysler Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service by Sam Abuelsamid on Apr 22nd 2009 at 10:05AM Chrysler U.S. Postal Service Minivan - Click above for high-res gallery Chrysler is celebrating Earth Day today by unveiling the first four of what will be a fleet of 250 battery-powered minivans for the U.S. Apr 22, 2009 - Chrysler invented the minivan 25 years ago.

GM Sets New January Sales Record in China

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GM both topped 200,000 unit sales for the first time and set a new sales mark for the month of January in China. Sales were up 97.0% Sales of vehicles by Shanghai GM jumped 150.1% on an annual basis to 90,202 units, its highest January sales ever. Sales of both Buick and Chevrolet also reached all-time highs for the first month of the year. Buick sales rose 90.6% Chevrolet sales jumped 206.8%

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Report: Honda planning to double hybrid sales in Japan to more than 20% next fiscal year

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plans to have hybrids account for more than 20% of its Japanese sales next fiscal year, double fiscal 2010’s roughly 10%, citing the company’s sales plan. Honda forecasts overall domestic automobile sales to decline by 20,000 units on the year to 635,000 units in fiscal 2011. However, it projects Japanese hybrid vehicle sales will rise to 147,000 units, up 50,000 units from the figure projected for the current fiscal year and representing 23% of overall sales.

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GM’s Sales in China Surpass 1.5 Million Units

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million units in sales for 2009. For the first 10 months of 2009, GM’s domestic sales in China totaled 1,459,460 units. Shanghai GM sales in the first 10 months rose 46.5% Shanghai GM finished the month number one in sales among domestic passenger car manufacturers. Sales of both the Buick New Regal and new Buick LaCROSSE topped 6,000 units in October, while the Buick Excelle surpassed sales of 1 million units since its introduction in 2003.

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Paris Motor Show: Ford Confirms C-Max Hybrid And Plug-In Minivans

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Since launching the Ford Escape Hybrid in 2004, Ford has confined sales of its hybrid-electric vehicles to North America. But that's about to change. In European markets, where up to 50 percent of new cars are fitted with high-efficiency diesel engines, Ford has focused its efforts over the last decade on cars like the ultra-high-mileage Ford

Expanding the Prius Lineup: Minivan, Compact Hatch, or Coupe?

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sales won't break 100,000 in their first year. While the all-electric cars being launched as 2011 models--the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt, and Coda Sedan--get lots of attention, their total U.S. Toyota, on the other hand, sells more than twice that number of hybrids here each year, making it by far the largest manufacturer of electric-drive

Honda begins sales of new VEZEL and VEZEL hybrid in Japan

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began sales of the VEZEL in Japan today. Honda says that the VEZEL fuses the dynamic qualities of an SUV, the elegance of a coupe, the functionality of a minivan and excellent fuel economy. VEZEL HYBRID. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co., The conventional VEZEL is equipped with a 1.5L direct-injection DOHC i-VTEC engine coupled to a CVT, as is available in front-wheel and four-wheel drive versions.

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Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to form JV for Li-ion battery production in N America; 40 GWh plant

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The parties intend that the joint venture will establish a new battery manufacturing facility that will help power Stellantis’ goal of realizing more than 40% of its sales in the US composed of electrified vehicles by 2030. Stellantis and LG Energy Solution have entered into a memorandum of understanding to form a joint venture to produce battery cells and modules for North America.

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GM Sales in China Increase 49.6% in First Eight Months to More Than 1.1M Units; Record Sales in August, Up 112.7%

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General Motors sales in China in the first eight months of 2009 increased 49.6% GM and its joint ventures benefited from record August domestic sales, which increased 112.7% These results continued a series of single-month sales records for the automaker that began in January 2009. We expect GM sales for the year as a whole to rise by more than 40 percent from 2008. —GM on an annual basis to 63,303 units—an all-time monthly sales record. Buick sales were up 102.8%

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China's huge EV sales rules, Tesla vs Germans, Pacifica Hybrid monster, diesels down: Today's Car News

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Today, China changes the world, a monster markets a minivan, AM radio may vanish, diesels drop for 2018, and we cast a sceptical eye on Tesla's chances of destroying all German luxury brands. All this and more on Green Car Reports. The biggest news of the week, and very possibly the year, is the release of China's aggressive new electric-car. Today in Car News

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Nissan launches new Note Aura in Japan; enhanced e-POWER electrified powertrain

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Nissan launched the all-new Note Aura premium compact car in Japan, with sales planned to start in autumn. In April, Nissan announced cumulative e-POWER sales of more than 500,000 units.

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Honda introduces new Insight Hybrid

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Both hybrid cars will go on sale at dealerships in Japan on November 11 with a combined sales target of 1,500units monthly. Green cars Honda Hybrid cars Latest news Freed Hybrid Freed Hybrid Minivan Freed Spike Hybrid Honda Freed Honda Insight Honda Insight Exclusive Honda Insight HybridJapanese carmaker Honda has announced the introduction of a refreshed Insight Hybrid model, which will be accompanied by an Insight Exclusive model with a 1.5litre engine.

GM Sales in China Achieve Best July Ever; Up 77.7% Year-on-Year

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GM’s domestic sales of the automaker and its joint ventures in China jumped to 144,593 units—an increase of 77.7 This was GM China’s best July ever, extending an uninterrupted series of single month sales records that started in January 2009. Shanghai GM registered year-on-year sales growth of 60.6% Both Buick and Chevrolet set calendar year-to-date sales records. SAIC-GM-Wuling sales rose 90.7%

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GM China Sales Rise 38.0% in 1H09 to 814,442 Units

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GM and its joint ventures exceeded domestic sales of 100,000 vehicles in each of the first six months of the year. GM China’s SAIC-GM-Wuling joint venture once again registered record sales for its mini-commercial vehicles. For the first six months as a whole, its sales totaled 524,598 units—an increase of 49.9% Its Wuling Sunshine minivan was China’s most popular vehicle, with sales of 295,789 units in the first half.

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SAIC-GM-Wuling is China’s first vehicle manufacturer to reach 1M units in sales in 2011

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SGMW’s sales in the first nine months of 2011 were up 6.6% Monthly sales of the Wuling Hong Guang compact MPV, which was launched a year ago, have averaged more than 20,000 units. SGMW has continued to grow its export sales as well, reaching its full-year target by the end of September. SGMW manufactures a range of Wuling brand mini-trucks and minivans as well as the Chevrolet Le Chi mini-car and Baojun 630 midsize sedan.

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Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018 finalist: Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

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Only two months after deliveries of the eagerly awaited plug-in hybrid seven-seat minivan began in April, sales were halted for several when a potentially faulty diode was identified. In June, 1,368 Pacifica Hybrid minivans in the U.S. If ever a green family vehicle had a rocky launch, it would be the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid.

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