The numbers that made 2016 stand out

by admin December 30, 2016 at 8:02 am

The 2016 Volvo XC90 was awarded 18 trophies from U.S. media outlets and press associations, marking a resurgence for the brand.

$14.7 billion

Volkswagen AG’s settlement with regulators and owners of 450,000 polluting diesel vehicles, approved by a judge in October.


The U.S. average per-gallon cost of gasoline in February 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That was the lowest gasoline price since January 2009, when a gallon cost $1.84, and the lowest price for last year.


The number of trophies the 2016 Volvo XC90 was awarded from U.S. media outlets and press associations, marking a resurgence for the brand.


How many years’ worth of time Google’s Waymo prototype self-driving cars have spent driving around and learning how to behave like a human driver.


In months, how long FCA’s sales streak lasted before ending in September 2013. The company restated sales in July 2016, admitting its 75-month U.S. sales streak was not actually a thing.


The number of Cadillac ELRs sold through November. Cadillac said in February it would discontinue the slow-selling plug-in hybrid, which execs admitted was overpriced at its 2013 launch at $75,995, including shipping. Cadillac slashed the price by about $10,000 for the 2016 model year.

46 million

Number of recalled Takata airbag inflators in 29 million vehicles across 19 brands in the U.S. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration expanded the recall in May.

6 seconds

How long a test drive of a Mercedes GLE350 lasted before the customer flipped the crossover on its side, just feet from the dealership’s showroom.


Anniversary that Jeep celebrated on July 16, 2016, which marked the day in 1941 when Willys-Overland Motor Co. in Toledo, Ohio, received its first contract to produce the Willys MB for use by the American military.


How many cars noted designer J Mays drew for Disney’s Zootopia movie, including a convertible made to accommodate a moose’s antlers and a tall, articulated car big enough to fit a giraffe.

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