Ford Widens U.S. Sales Lead Over Toyota on Hybrid Models

2 Great Brands offered by the Oxmoor Auto Group:

Oxmoor Ford Lincoln   Oxmoor Ford Hybrids

Oxmoor Toyota Scion  Oxmoor Toyota Hybrids

Ford Motor Co. (F) said U.S. sales for its main brand will surpass 2.4 million vehicles this year, as record demand for its Fusion sedan and hybrid models helps extend a lead over Toyota Motor Corp. (7203)’s namesake line.

The Ford marque entered December ahead of Toyota by 388,825 cars and light trucks, heading for its fourth straight year as the top-selling U.S. auto brand. In 2012’s full-year tally, the margin was 322,521.

The brand title reflects Chief Executive Officer Alan Mulally’s strategy that the second-largest U.S. automaker would flourish by narrowing its focus. He sold off the Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin and Volvo luxury lines, shuttered Mercury and pushed the namesake brand to complement its strengths in pickups and sport-utility vehicles with more competitive cars.

“We are not overly reliant on any one segment,” John Felice, the Dearborn, Michigan-based company’s vice president of U.S. marketing, sales and service, said in a statement today. “With 16 launches next year, we’re looking to keep our sales momentum going.”

Demand for Fusions and hybrids such as the C-Max will boost Ford-brand sales to retail buyers to the highest since 2000, the automaker said.

The Toyota division is on pace to beat the Ford brand this year in light-vehicle retail sales, which exclude fleet customers such as rental companies, Bill Fay, group vice president for U.S. Toyota sales, said in a Dec. 5 interview. Toyota-brand sales include Scion vehicles.

“That’s been a result of the recovery of the brand and the division the last couple years,” Fay said. “It’s not one of our stated goals. We’re more focused on trying to sell our plan, satisfy our customers and support the dealers’ business model.”

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Jeep Hybrids are ‘Inevitable’ at Oxmoor Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM in Louisville KY

Jeep Cherokee

When it comes to the possibility of hybrid powertrains in a future Jeep, it’s not a question of “if” but “when.” That’s what Chrysler Asia-Pacific product planning manager Steve Bartoli is saying, according to the Australia publication Drive.

Bartoli was quick to add that Chrysler hasn’t made any definite plans to build hybrid-electric powertrains for Jeep, and expressed concerns over the off-road performance and durability of such a powertrain. But he noted that increasingly strict greenhouse-gas emissions mandates in regions such as the US and Europe are pushing Jeep towards such a decision. Chrysler made hybrid versions of the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs way back in 2008, but the models weren’t exactly impressive on the fuel-economy front (they had a 20/22 city/highway MPG split, which was actually good for best-in-class efficiency) and were discontinued in short order.

Chrysler’s only electrified vehicle sold in the US is actually the 500e electric vehicle made by sister company Fiat, and that model is sold in limited numbers and only in California. As a result of the lack of hybrids and the presence of such gas-guzzling SUVs, Chrysler-Fiat came in at rock bottom among the major US automakers in fleetwide fuel economy for the 2013 model year, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s “Trends” report. Chrysler and Fiat vehicles averaged 21.6 miles per gallon, compared to the overall average 24.0 mpg, according to the EPA.

Oxmoor Chrysler Dodoge Jeep RAM is located on Shelbyville Road in Louisville KY, also serving Shelbyville, Lexington, Jeffersonville, Clarksville, Frankfort, and Elizabethtown KY

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Louisville KY  40222

The ALL NEW 2015 Ford Mustang is almost here at Oxmoor Ford in Louisville KY

The ALL NEW 2015 Forf Mustang soon at arrive at Oxmoor Ford in Louisville KY!

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Mustang and Ford is celebrating with a rebirth of the model, unveiling the biggest step forward the iconic pony car has seen in decades. A turbocharged, 2.3 liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine joins the traditional V6 and V8 options, while the quarter-mile-friendly live rear axle is finally being deleted in favor of a proper, independent setup. The new car is lighter, lower, leaner and, we think, very nice to look at.

The 2015 car’s roofline sits 32mm lower, while the rear track is pushed out 70mm, 15mm at the front. It’s an incredibly muscular posture and the sculpted body is far more modern than the outgoing fifth-generation, which now looks a bit clumsy by comparison. This new sixth-gen still has the retro flair that a Mustang buyer will want — long hood, tri-bar tail lamps, analogue dials on the dashboard — while still looking quite progressive.

The engine choices are forward-thinking, too. Well, one of them is. The 3.7-liter V6 returns, basically unchanged, while the 5.0-liter V8 has received a host of subtle performance tweaks to bring it closer to the Boss 302 power plant, like forged con-rods and improved valve springs. (Ford isn’t quoting exact power or efficiency figures just yet, but is projecting over 420 horses.) That all sounds good, but the new 2.3-liter I4 is likely to get the most attention.

The last turbo-four on a Mustang came in the ’80s, a motor not fondly remembered. That churned out just 132hp, but this new EcoBoost unit will deliver more than 305 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque. That means the same power and more torque than the current V6 while, presumably, being lighter and more efficient. It’s also the only motor of the three to offer direct injection. A twin-scroll turbo and three-port header are designed to reduce lag, while reinforced internals should set this unit apart from Ford’s other EcoBoost offerings. All motors will be available with six-speed automatic or manual transmissions, paddle shifters available on the former. No fancy double-clutch systems yet.

The other big change is that integral-link independent rear suspension. Aluminum knuckles and lower arms help keep the weight of this new setup down. The front suspension has been re-engineered as well, moving to a double-ball-joint MacPherson system that moves the steering knuckle closer to the subframe. This makes room for bigger brakes, starting with a two-piston system for the V6 and EcoBoost. The V8 will get a new four-piston system, available as an option on the EcoBoost car. Finally, a new, Brembo-branded six-piston system will be made available for the V8, with calipers and rotors similar to what’s found on the current GT500.

The interior is also wholly new. Sit in there and everything feels comfortable and familiar, but take one look back at the current-gen Mustang and you’ll see what a massive step forward it is. Materials are all far better, using real aluminum and chrome in place of painted plastics. The dash has a simple, symmetrical layout, dominated in the higher-spec models by a large, central touchscreen LCD running MyFord Touch. Another small LCD is slotted between the analog speedo and tach, situated behind a slightly smaller steering wheel.

Oxmoor Auto Group
8001 Shelbyville Road
Louisville KY  40222

Toyota Motor Corporation Production: Maker Of Camry, Corolla On Track To Manufacture 10 Million Vehicles In 2013, A First For Any Automaker, Oxmoor Toyota of Louisville KY

Toyota Motor Corporation (TYO:7203) is on track to produce more than 10 million vehicles in 2013, a first for any automaker.
The world’s largest passenger car and light truck manufacturer released its global sales and production figures on Wednesday. The maker of the Camry sedan, the world’s top-selling car, is benefiting from robust domestic demand ahead of a consumption tax hike in April. A booming U.S. auto market is also helping to fuel manufacturing demand.
Including Toyota subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., which manufactures low-cost vehicles primarily for Asian emerging markets, and Hino Motors, which makes buses and trucks, Toyota Motor has manufactured almost 9.34 million vehicles between January and November, including 1.12 million units produced by the two subsidiaries, a 0.9 percent increase from the same period last year.
Tyo Production figures
The company reported global production of 889,242 vehicles in November, a 13.3 percent increase from the same month last year, so it’s a safe bet Toyota will top 10 million total units for the year. If December only turns out to be as good as last year, the company would be shy a few thousand units, but November was the third consecutive month of double-digit production increases form last year, so it’s unlikely December would not show some kind of increase. Toyota sold nearly 9.1 million units in the first 11 months of the year.
The automaker said in August it expected to make 10.12 million vehicles and sell 9.96 million units worldwide this year. In the U.S. (the world’s second-largest auto market after China), the Camry is the top-selling passenger car, in third place after the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks. The redesigned Toyota Corolla, introduced earlier this year, is the seventh-most popular vehicle in the U.S. and the fifth-most popular sedan, after the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Nissan Altima.
All Japanese automakers have benefited from the U.S. auto market rebound, which could see annual auto sales reaching 15.6 million, or 8 percent higher than last year. Most analysts expect next year’s sales to top 16 million for the first time since 2007, prior to the longest U.S. economic recession since the Great Depression that sent the auto market crashing. The top eight Japanese automakers saw manufacturing jump 10.5 percent in November, to 800,567 units.
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Oxmoor Auto Group, Progressive and Cabbage Patch Give away a “Recycled Ride”

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 25, 2013)- Oxmoor Auto Group and it’s Collision Center along with partners, Progressive Insurance, NABC (National Auto Body Council) and The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Inc. have joined forces to give back to one very deserving local mom.

As a single parent to a 10 year old daughter and a certified nursing assistant, this year’s recipient has been struggling with multiple problems with her current transportation. Day-to-day tasks have been hindered greatly by a vehicle with high mileage, no heating or air, electrical problems causing a battery drain and a motor mount that needs to be replaced. Unable to afford the repairs or a new vehicle, this gift of a “new ride” will be a Thanksgiving gift not soon forgotten! “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community and help those in need. It is especially gratifying around the holidays and during these tough economic times,” says Del Farmer, Chief Operating Officer of Oxmoor Auto Group.

After two months and 30 Oxmoor Auto Collision Center Technicians, a 2012 Hyundai Elantra that was badly damaged in a recent accident was donated by Progressive Insurance and has been fully “recycled” and is ready to drive as if it has just left the assembly line. The vehicle will be given away this Monday, November 25 at the Oxmoor Collision Center (11505 Electron Drive) as part of the National Give-away day. Media is invited and encouraged to join Oxmoor Auto Group as the unknowing recipient is presented for the first time her new ride. The vehicle will be on display before the family arrives. Del Farmer will present the vehicle to the family at approximately 2:30pm.

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The all new 2014 Toyota Camry at Oxmoor Toyota of Louisville. Click the picture!

Just click on the Photo below for our new Vehicle Information Page for the 2014 Toyota Camry at Oxmoor Toyota of the greater Clarksville area

Vehicle Statistics for the all new 2014 Toyota Camry at Oxmoor Toyota of Louisville KY.

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Oxmoor Auto Group and Oxmoor Toyota give car to Needy Family through Cabbage Patch House

LOUISVILLE, KY (November 25, 2013)- OxmoorAuto GroupOxmoor Toyota and it’s Oxmoor Collision Center along with partners, Progressive Insurance, NABC (National Auto Body Council) and The Cabbage Patch Settlement House, Inc. have joined forces to give back to one very deserving local mom.
As a single parent to a 10 year old daughter and a certified nursing assistant, this year’s recipient has been struggling with multiple problems with her current transportation. Day-to-day tasks have been hindered greatly by a vehicle with high mileage, no heating or air, electrical problems causing a battery drain and a motor mount that needs to be replaced.  Unable to afford the repairs or a new vehicle, this gift of a “new ride” will be a Thanksgiving gift not soon forgotten! “We are always looking for ways to give back to the community and help those in need.  It is especially gratifying around the holidays and during these tough economic times,” says Del Farmer, Chief Operating Officer of Oxmoor Auto Group.
After two months and 30 Oxmoor Auto CollisionCenter Technicians, a 2012 Hyundai Elantra that was badly damaged in a recent accident was donated by Progressive Insurance and has been fully “recycled” and is ready to drive as if it has just left the assembly line.  The vehicle will be given away this Monday, November 25 at the Oxmoor Collision Center (11505 Electron Drive) as part of the National Give-away day. Media is invited and encouraged to join Oxmoor AutoGroup as the unknowing recipient is presented for the first time her new ride.  The vehicle will be on display before the family arrives.  Del Farmer  presented the vehicle to the family at approximately 2:30pm on Nevember 25th.
See all that went into building a car for a needy family:
We at Oxmoor Toyota, Oxmoor Auto Group, and Oxmoor Collision are grateful to all of our partners and employees that volunteered their time and money to make this possible.