January 4, 2013

Auto Briefs

Ford leads U.S. sales; Infiniti names to begin with Q

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(Ford)

Ford holds onto lead in sales last year
Ford kept its lead in U.S. auto sales last year, selling more than 2 million vehicles the second year in a row and becoming the only manufacturer to top 2 million since 2007. Ford is the only brand to have three of the top 10 best-selling vehicles worldwide through September 2012, the most recent reporting by Polk, an auto-industry research firm. The Focus (shown) is No. 1, followed by the F-Series at No. 4 and the Fiesta at No. 5.
The Associated Press




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(Infiniti)


Renaming of Infinitis coming in '14 models

Infiniti is changing the name of its vehicles to begin with the letter Q. Starting with 2014 models, a Q followed by a two-digit number will identify all sedans, coupes and convertibles. SUV and crossover models will begin with QX. The change reflects a desire for clarity and cohesiveness, the company says.
NWautos staff

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