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Car Sales

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

AUTOMOTIVE: Dealerships busy with recalls, looking to retain customers

Auto sales have been pretty good as Chevrolet continues its run as the top-selling vehicle brand in Chicagoland, said Tim Roper, owner of Smith Motors Auto Group, which operates Chevrolet dealerships in Hammond and Lowell.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales up despite recalls

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.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

AUTOMOTIVE: Auto sales hit their highest point since 2007 last year

Automakers sold about 15.6 million cars last year, the highest number since 2007, when 16.1 million units were sold.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Sunday car sale ban could be challenged

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.

November 20, 2013 6:15 pm
AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

AUTOMOTIVE: Pickup, car truck sales were hot until last few weeks

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois car sales jump on post-recession demand

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.

October 03, 2013 8:15 pm
AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

AUTOMOTIVE: Car, pickup truck sales taking off

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.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

Consumer spending, international demand starting to return

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.

July 20, 2013 3:20 pm Related

Ford brand sales top 2 million in U.S.

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.

December 30, 2011 3:30 pm
Autos – Back on Track

Autos – Back on Track

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…

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

'Electric' start to Chicago Auto Show

CHICAGO | Taking a ride in the 2011 Chevrolet Volt was both for entertainment and teaching purposes for Gary resident Trina Lynch-Jackson.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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