It’s true that automotive still tends to be a male-dominated industry, and there are many women who have also been a key factor to its continued success. According to recent studies, women hold only about 25 percent of automotive jobs, despite the fact that female consumers make up over 44 percent of primary vehicle buyers, and have influence over about 80 percent of car-buying decisions. Additionally, women own only about 3 percent of all dealerships, and women make up a very small percentage of service technicians and body repair workers in the industry.
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Having already kicked-off the first phase of festivities, the 2015 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit will officially begin on Jan. 12. This year’s show emphasizes luxury and high performance, as well as green technology with world debuts including the 2016 Acura NSX supercar, 2016 Chevrolet Volt and 2016 Nissan Titan.
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In the month known for Black Friday sales events, the industry overall finished up 5 percent in November compared to the same month in 2013. The percentage growth, which was coupled with a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 17.2 million, was highlighted by a 20 percent increase for Chrysler Group, marking another month of double-digit growth for the automaker on pace to increase sales by 14 percent in 2014.
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More people will be traveling this Thanksgiving weekend than any other year since 2007, according to AAA. The organization is projecting 46.3 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles this weekend, and 89 percent of those – 41.3 million – will be traveling by car.
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Starting on November 18 and running through November 20, the Los Angeles Auto Show will take over the LA Convention Center and let the press take a peek at what automakers have been doing. With almost every auto manufacturer bringing something to the table, there are more than 60 scheduled unveilings and at least 30 of which are global debuts.
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U.S. Auto Sales showed positive growth in October led by two automakers who have been no strangers to double-digit gains in 2014.
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