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Light-Duty Diesel Sales Reach 500,000+ in 2018

Sales of light-duty vehicles equipped with diesel engines crossed 500,000 in 2018 partly driven by a 12.5% gain among heavy-duty pickups, according to a leading diesel advocacy group.

Fleet Sales Fall 5.1% in November

Sales of vehicles from eight manufacturers to commercial fleets declined 5.1% to 48,503 units in November but remain positive for the year, according to Automotive Fleet data.

Age of Vehicles Reaches 11.6 Years

The average age of light-duty vehicles on U.S. roadways increased to 11.6 years this year, and registrations climbed 2.4% to 264 million, according to IHS Markit.

Nissan Executive Changes Aim for More Truck Sales

Nissan has consolidated its commercial vehicle sales efforts under Fred Diaz as it prepares to launch the Titan XD and other truck products to target "key opportunity areas," the company has announced.

New-Vehicle MPG Dips to 25.3

The average fuel economy of new vehicles sold in August, decreased by 0.1 mpg from 25.4 to 25.3 mpg compared to the previous month, according to a study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).

Real-World Fuel Economy Improves Gradually

Fuel economy has seen a gradual increase in light-duty vehicles since the 1990s with a 1.8 mpg improvement in 2013, according to the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute.