As you may know, the North American International Auto show is currently happening in Detriot, until January 26th. Here is a quick look at some of the cars that are making a splash at the auto show, and attracting a great deal of attention as front runners for next years awards, as well as some incredible concept vehicles.
Upcoming posts will feature a spotlight on several of these vehicles, specifically those that may be carried at a Jeff Wyler Automotive Family dealership near you.
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The Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Silverado were named the 2014 North American Car and Truck of the Year December 13th at a news conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.
The jurors gave the Stingray 211 points; the Mazda3 received 185 and the Cadillac CTS received 94. This was the sixth car win for General Motors. The Corvette also won in 1998.
The jurors gave the Silverado 219 points; the Jeep Cherokee received 174 and the Acura MDX received 97. This was the fourth truck win for General Motors. The Silverado also won in 2007.
The “2013 North American Car of the Year” was the Cadillac ATS, and last year’s “2013 North American Truck of the Year” was the Ram 1500 pickup.
Congratulations to GM for their winning vehicles.
Check out our previous post on the Jeff Wyler Blog to see the other 2014 North American Car & Truck of the Year Finalists.
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Jeff Wyler Automotive Family is excited to announce that the top 10 most selling cars of 2013 have been announced, and the Toyota Camry tops the list for the twelfth consecutive year. In fact, the top 10 consists of all of the same cars from last year, but in a slightly different order. Without any more hesitation, here is the list:
The Toyota Camry tops the list yet again, with 408,886 sales in 2013, coming up .9% from its 2012 sales of 404,886.
Coming in second is the Honda Accord, with a total of 366,678 sales. 2013 saw a fairly large improvement of 10.5% increase in sales from its 2012 total of 331,872.
Another successful Honda vehicle, the Honda Civic raked in 336,180 sales this year, for a 5.7% jump from last year's 317,909.
The Nissan Altima rounds out the top four, with 320,723 sales. This makes for a 5.9% increase in sale from the previous year's figure of 302,934.
The Toyota Corolla/Matrix came in at fifth, at 302,180 sales. Not vast, but still an improvement of 3.9% from 2012's 290,947.
The Ford Fusion had a successful 2013, increasing its sales by 22.4% from 241,263 to 295,280 and coming in at number 6 on the list.
At 248,224 sales, the Chevrolet Cruze made enough of an impact to move up a spot in the list from 2012, where it sat at eighth with a total of 237,758 sales.
The Hyundai Elantra came in at number eight, with 247,912 sales, just under 300 sales shy of the Chevrolet Cruze. The Elantra is tops of sales growth of the cars in this list, with a whopping 22.7% increase from 2012's number, 202,034.
The Ford Focus comes in at nine, selling 234,570 cars, down 4.6% from the previous year's figure of 245,922.
Rounding out the top 10 for 2013 is the Hyundai Sonata. It experienced a bit of a rough year, decreasing sales by 11.7% from 230,605 to 203,648. It still emerged victorious in the long run, landing a spot on this list is not easy!
Congratulations are in order for all vehicles in the top 10, and on behalf of Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, we wish them all continued success.
There you have it, the most sold cars of 2013. Many factors play into which cars reach such high sales, and just because your beloved car purchase of 2013 does not make the list, does not mean it isn't still great. The big questions here are how the information can be used. Would you not buy these cars, just to feel unique? Would you buy them because high sales probably corrolate to quality or reliability? What does 2014 have in store for us, namely, will a new car unseat the long-ruling Toyota Camry as the champ this year?
Have any interest in looking into any of these great cars? Take a look below:
Take a look here for great deals on 2013 Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Nissan Altima, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai Elantra, and Hyundai Sonata, or stop into your nearest Jeff Wyler Automotive Family dealership.
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The timing of this infographic posted to daily auto news website, Jalopnik, is perfect. It shows in a clear infographic how your car and the components within it are affected by drops in temperature. If you are experiencing weather like we are here in Cincinnati, you could probably match this chart up to how your car is currently faring.
(Click the chart to expand it)
On behalf of everyone in Jeff Wyler Automotive Family, stay safe and make sure you take the proper precautions when it comes to driving and maintaining your car this winter, especially in these dangerously low temperatures.
Recent studies are showing amazing growth in the fields of technology and automotive, directly where they combine: self-driving cars. Predictions don't always come true, but at the rate that technology has been advancing over the past few decades, it really doesn't seem so hard to believe anymore. A new study by IHS Automotive claims that by 2025, just 11 years from now, there will be 230,000 self-driving cars on world's roads. 10 years beyond that, the number will expand to 11.8 million, although only select models will do without any traditional means of human control by 2030. According to further predictions, by the middle of the 21st century, nearly every vehicle on the road will be of the autonomous variety.
230,00 doesn't seem like a very large number for a prediction set a decade away from now, it isn't even 1% of current automotive sales. But, to put it in perspective, the Toyota Prius achieved notoriety in America in the early 2000s, and it didn't cross the 230,000 global sales mark until around 2007. If autonomous vehicles follow a similar path, they may be well-known by the public years before 2025, even though they won't yet hold huge market share. Familiarity of this magnitude lays the groundwork for strong future sales, not to mention how enticing it would become to tech companies hopping on the bandwagon in hopes of securing their own technology within the dashboards and under the hoods.
Like any new automotive feature, a self-driving car comes with a price. A decade from now, IHS expects shoppers to pay a premium of $7,000 to $10,000 for the privilege of driving an autonomous car. (That's around the same premium that electric car drivers pay today.) By 2030, the premium will have dropped to around $5,000. And by 2035, it should hit $3,000, as autonomous vehicles become increasingly ubiquitous and economies of scale really take hold.
The really interesting part of this all is the competition that will develop to create the most efficient autonomous ride. There is also likely to be competition from other established automakers. Ford is currently working on a project to bring self-driving functionality their Focus. Nissan has already said that it can deliver a driverless car by 2020, building off of its current Nissan LEAF platform. General Motors is also working on a system called “Super Cruise” that will allow cars to almost drive themselves - in other words, an autopilot system rather than a true driverless car. GM’s system has already been tested at its Milford Michigan testing grounds, using a Cadillac SRX SUV equipped with the technology – and the results were encouraging according to GM. Newcoming Tesla is also entering the mix, hoping to further establish their name as a forward-thinking and futuristic competitor. Current efforts, like the Google/Toyota effort on a driverless car are extremely exciting to watch, and could mean a total change in the way society percieves modern travel.
The effects of self-driving cars on society, meanwhile, will be more mixed. According to the study, 90-percent of traffic deaths now are due to driver error, which means we should see a reduction in fatalities once humans are taken out of the equation. The bad news is, humans who drive for a living – whether it be over-the-road truckers or your friendly UPS driver – are likely to be among the first redundancies as autonomous commercial vehicles become more common.
Although it is fascinating techology, self-driving cars really do raise some hot-button issues. Between ethics, pricing, and people who simply just like to drive, these cars are a total game-changer in automotive sales. Sound off in the comments below to start a discussion on whether or not you would buy one, and why.
A panel of forty-eight automotive journalists from the United States and Canada have voted the Cadillac CTS, Chevrolet Corvette Stingray and Mazda3 finalists for the 2014 North American Car of the Year.
They also voted the Acura MDX, Chevrolet Silverado and Jeep Cherokee the finalists for the 2014 North American Truck/Utility of the Year.
The awards, first awarded in 1994, were created to recognize the most outstanding vehicles of the year based on factors like innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction and value for the dollar. To be eligible for the NACTOY, vehicles must be "all new" or "substantially changed." A second round of voting has begun, and the winners will be announced on January 13th at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.
The original list of nominees included 28 cars and 18 truck/utilities. In September the jurors voted to focus on 12 cars and 12 truck/utilities and those vehicles were on the ballot.
They were as follows:
Truck/Utility of the Year:
Hyundai Santa Fe LWB
Land Rover Range Rover Sport
Congratulations are in order for all of these spectacular vehicles, and we hope to see the competition improve every year.
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Check out this inspirational video on how Jeff Wyler lived out The American Dream.
Urban Meyer and Jeff Wyler have announced that they are joining forces in efforts to raise money and awareness for various nonprofit organizations in Central Ohio.
“It’s not a secret that economic conditions over the last several years have caused many nonprofits to struggle to meet the needs of the people they serve”, said Coach Meyer. “Jeff and I are fortunate to have positions in our community that gives us the opportunity, and the responsibility, to be involved and help make a difference.”
Before developing this partnership, both men have been active, for many years, in countless fund-raising events, including work through their own nonprofit foundations, The Urban and Shelley Meyer Family Foundation and The Wyler Family Foundation.
“Urban and I share the same desire to be involved with, and ‘give back’ to the communities that supports us…and we’re certain that we’ll be able to make a much bigger impact by working together…” said Wyler, “We’re excited to get started.”
Starting in September, the two men are launching a campaign that will offer free mammograms to women throughout Central Ohio. This program will run through December 2013.
Along with fund-raising plans for Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institutes, Meyer and Wyler said they are also looking into several other charitable, literary and educational organizations.
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