New York Auto Show – March Auto Sales Update

New York Auto Show Update

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Three out of ten vehicles ever sold by Lexus were the RX, so it is a big deal when it rolls out a new version of the luxury sport utility. The 2016 features an upgraded 3.5-liter V6 good for 300 horsepower tied to a new eight speed automatic. The F Sport package is now offered in the AWD models, as is Adaptive Variable Suspension. Several of the safety systems are now integrated into what is being called Lexus Safety System +. It can help avoid or mitigate collisions under certain conditions and speeds. The fourth generation RX is four inches longer and rides on about an inch longer wheelbase.

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No, you are correct. The second generation Jaguar XF does look like a lot like the current model. You see, the changes are under the skin and with lots of aluminum it is 132 lighter. The XF will launch here in the U.S. with a choice of 340 horsepower or 380 horsepower supercharged V6 powertrains mated to an 8-speed transmission. Pricing will be announced closer to the winter 2015 on sale date.

With more unveilings this afternoon we will update things in time for you to read over dinner.

As for March auto sales:

Earlier we brought you the news that Fiat Chrysler sales rose 2 percent last month. Despite strong demand for its new F-150 truck, Ford reported a 3.4 percent sales decline due to slackening demand for some of its cars, the Mustang not included.

GM said sales were off 2.4 percent with Chevy and Cadillac demand lower, while Buick and GMC brands did better. Like Ford, truck sales rose, in this case 14 percent.

Elsewhere, sales declined last month at Nissan, and Honda as well as Mazda,

While sales were higher at Toyota, BMW, Audi, Hyundai, Kia, and at Subaru were demand was up 10.4 per cent –   the 40th consecutive month of year over year growth.

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