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April 19, 2011

Americans Want Fuel Efficiency, Not Smaller Cars
Americans Want Fuel Efficiency, Not Smaller Cars AutoPacific regularly tracks the impact of fuel prices on the type of vehicles Americans will consider buying. The results for the just completed Fuel Price Impact Survey do not suggest a mass downsizing to smaller vehicles is imminent despite rising and volatile fuel prices.

December 20, 2010

AutoPacific Forecasts Mild Recovery Pace for U.S. Light Vehicle Sales
AutoPacific Forecasts Mild Recovery Pace for U.S. Light Vehicle Sales As the automotive industry enters 2011, 2010 is notable for being the start of the road to recovery. Expected to close out at 11.4 million units, 2010 is spot on with the AutoPacific’s 2010 prediction one year ago. Going forward, the industry can look forward to year-on-year recovery through 2016 – at a healthy but mild pace – on average about 6% per year.

November 10, 2010

GENERATION Y BEGINS TO EMBRACE HYUNDAI, KIA
GENERATION Y BEGINS TO EMBRACE HYUNDAI, KIA Results of a just released study on Generation Y new vehicle buyers in the United States shows Honda and Toyota top the list of brands most purchased by Generation Y new car buyers in 2010, followed by Ford, Chevrolet and Nissan. New to the top 10 brands purchased list in 2010 are Hyundai and Kia, at spots 6 and 8 respectively. Displaced, and no longer in the top 10, were Mazda and Jeep, who last year were in spots 6 and 8.

September 21, 2010

And the 2010 Motorist Choice Award Winners Are...
And the 2010 Motorist Choice Award Winners Are... There is only one annual automotive award handpicked by active consumers in the marketplace that goes beyond the editorial and performance test data and provides a window into the wants and needs of motorists. The fifth annual awards, announced today, are the result of exhaustive national value data and consumer lifestyle studies performed by the consumer-driven automotive analysis of IntelliChoice and automotive market research firm, AutoPacific.

July 13, 2010

AutoPacific Announces 2010 Ideal Vehicle Awards
AutoPacific Announces 2010 Ideal Vehicle Awards Survey of 42,000 Consumers Reveals Vehicles that Exceed Expectations. Ford and Porsche Score Third Straight Annual Wins. An “ideal” is defined as conforming to an ultimate standard of perfection or excellence. In the 2010 Ideal Vehicle Awards, announced today by automotive research and consulting firm AutoPacific, owners rate their new vehicles by how closely they come to their ideal.

June 10, 2010

AutoPacific Gives the All-New Sonata a Thorough Test and First-Ever President's Award
AutoPacific Gives the All-New Sonata a Thorough Test and First-Ever President's Award Hyundai Sonata delivers, exceeds the hype. AutoPacific today announced its President's Award for the 2011 Hyundai Sonata. This first-time ever honor is the result of a special analysis of Hyundai's all-new 2011 Sonata that adds consumer credibility to all of the positive accolades recently bestowed upon Hyundai's most important vehicle to date.

May 20, 2010

AutoPacific Announces 2010 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
AutoPacific Announces 2010 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards AutoPacific today announced its 14th Annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA) to help consumers make informed vehicle purchase decisions. Survey results reveal Cadillac as the Top Premium Brand, Buick as Top Popular Brand, Suzuki Kizashi as Top Car and Lincoln MKT as Top Truck.

May 3, 2010

Too Early to Declare the Auto Recession Over?
Too Early to Declare the Auto Recession Over? While there are many indications that the recession is ending, at least in terms of new vehicle sales it may be too early to declare victory, as expressed intent to purchase a new car or truck in the next two years has slightly declined over the January to March period.

February 11, 2010

Consumer Car Choices Counter to What Government Mandates
Consumer Car Choices Counter to What Government Mandates Governmental mandates and consumer desires appear to be moving at cross-purposes. Consideration for small cars and hybrids, the most fuel efficient vehicles, is down dramatically, while consideration for pickups and SUVs is up dramatically.

January 5, 2010

AutoPacific Sales Forecast: U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Set to Recover...Slowly
AutoPacific Sales Forecast: U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Set to Recover...Slowly 2009 will be a memorable year for the automotive industry – unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. The U.S. light vehicle market is expected to close out 2009 at a disastrous 10.3 million sales, down from 16.1 million sales just two years prior and the lowest industry volume since AutoPacific began forecasting automotive sales in 1988. The industry can look forward to year-on-year recovery over AutoPacific’s five year forecast period, but at a relatively gradual pace.