Heavy snowfall and bone-chilling cold hampered auto sales in January and February, but sales are still strong, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.
Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.
SPRINGFIELD | Against the backdrop of big box retailers calling on their employees to work on Thanksgiving this year, there is one sector that continues to hold fast against the 24-7 sales model.
Auto dealers had been enjoying the highest sales since 2007 until the government shutdown paralyzed many consumers with uncertainty, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.
SPRINGFIELD | After running out of gas during the height of the recession, car sales in Illinois have rebounded, according to a new analysis of state tax receipts.
The auto industry has been having a pretty good year, and has been been boosted by a surge in pickup truck sales, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group.
MERRILLVILLE | Consumers have started to feel confident enough to buy big-ticket items again, including cars and homes, but Northwest Indiana business leaders remain concerned about jobs.
For the first time since 2007, Ford Motor Co. said Friday its Ford brand sold more than 2 million vehicles in the U.S. this year.
When car sales went into a tailspin with the economy in Fall 2008, things were looking pretty grim. Sales plummeted to 13 million from 16-17 million for the previous several years. In last year's NWI Now auto section, we reported a dismal 10.4 million U.S. sales for 2009, though we could see…
CHICAGO | Taking a ride in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was both for entertainment and teaching purposes for Gary resident Trina Lynch-Jackson.
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