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“CR-V is the gained the most this week in share of new-car traffic on KBB.com,” said Arthur Henry, senior manager of Kelley Blue Book Market Intelligence. “The recent refresh in the model has charmed industry analysts and experts. The most striking feature in 2015 CR-V is continuously variable transmission (CVT) departing from the previous 5-speed transmission. Despite the negative attitude towards CVT, the folks at Honda have mastered and successfully engineered CVT in the 2015 CR-V and got the industry experts raving about it. The vehicle has headlined numerous times in the past week and we see that hype translate to traffic on KBB.com as CR-V traffic increases 12.6% week-over-week.

The New York Auto Show debutant, 2015 Kia Sedona is a big winner this week on KBB.com.  The new minivan centers on targeting younger demographics with improved designs that provides ‘SUV-like’ feel, better interior such as second-row reclining seats, and improved engineering while making the vehicle multipurpose, edgy, and comfortable.”

 

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Top News

 

Air bag recalls trigger new scrutiny

 

NHTSA apologizes for mishandling Takata airbag recall information

 

Q&A: Must-knows about the Takata airbag recalls

 

GM profit nearly doubles

 

GM, Ford could post strong 3Q profits this week

 

GM earns $1.4B in Q3 on strong North America, China

 

 

OEM/Vehicle News

 

New system allows Fords to avoid hitting walkers

 

Ford takes big gamble with new aluminum F-150

 

BMW to lower mpg ratings on 4 Mini Cooper models

 

What's in a Tesla? This company broke one apart to find out

 

Audi will recall 102,000 A4 cars in U.S. over airbag software glitch

 

Honda, after 5th Fit recall, appoints first quality czar; top execs take pay cut

 

Chevrolet, GMC counting big-time on mid-size trucks

 

 

Industry/Dealer News

 

In which states are gasoline prices falling fastest?

 

 

Ad/Media/Marketing News

 

Chevrolet celebrates Little League pitching star Mo’ne Davis

 

Mazda grabs sponsorship of SXSW

 

YouTube’s TrueView inventory goes programmatic with pixability

 

Google’s new email app won’t have ads, will bundle brands’ emails

 


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