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GM, Nissan Compete for Best Deal on Electric Car
The average U.S. new-car payment is about $450, so most new-car buyers can afford a $350 lease, especially when they factor in what they won’t pay for gas, said Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends at the car pricing website TrueCar.com.
Associated Press by Tom Krisher | July 27, 2010
Ford to Unveil Redesigned Explorer
It is a pivotal vehicle for Ford right now, especially at a time when there is so much competition and people are worried about price and fuel economy, said Brandy Schaffels, an analyst at auto information company TrueCar.com.
Los Angeles Times by Jerry Hirsch | July 26, 2010
Lincoln Hybrid Costs the Same as a Gas-Only Car
Hybrids like the MKZ cost carmakers more to produce because they require additional batteries, electric motors and other technologies that regular gasoline-only cars don’t have. “It’s an unprecedented move and I think it’s very smart,” said Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends for the auto pricing Web site TrueCar.com.
CNNMoney.com by Peter Valdes-Dapena | July 23, 2010
AutoNation Reports Higher Profits as Sales Rise
AutoNation was early to recognize that car buyers increasingly use the Internet to research purchases and expanded information on its Web sites and trained special staff to help online customers when they go to dealerships, said Jesse Toprak, vice president for industry trends at TrueCar, a Web site for pricing new cars based in Santa Monica, Calif.
SunSentinel.com by Doreen Hemlock | July 22, 2010
Lexus Recalls Risk Ceding Decade-Long U.S. Lead to Mercedes
It’s very likely Mercedes-Benz may take over the lead this year, said Jesse Toprak, vice president of industry trends for researcher Truecar.com in Santa Monica, California. “The cumulative impact of all the recalls hasn’t really shown up yet. It’s more likely to be seen in the second half.”
Bloomberg by Makiko Kitamura & Alan Ohnsman | July 22, 2010