Al Binder

Senior Editor,

Al writes about vehicle-production and market trends in North America.

Mexico LV Sales Second-Best for July
Mexico LV sales run second-best in July, despite record light-truck volume.
Turbo Engine Use at Record High
The use of turbocharged engines in light vehicles built for the U.S. market hit a record high at the midpoint of the ’17 model run, despite a decline in turbodiesels.
Record July LV Sales in Canada
Despite seasonal a slowdown, Canadian LV sales set a new July benchmark, thanks to record light-truck sales.
Automakers Cut Q3 Output Plans
In a reality check, automakers cut third-quarter North America output plans on the heels of Q2 shortfall.
Mexico June LV Sales Second-Best
Despite record light-truck sales, Mexico LV deliveries slipped to second-best in June.
June LV Sales Record in Canada
Canadian dealers delivered 202,887 light vehicles in June, down from May’s all-time high, but still a record for the month.
N. America Q3 Plan Sees Modest Uptick
The North American auto industry’s third-quarter output plans see modest increase, mostly set for Ford.
WardsAuto releases its 2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report.
WardsAuto Trend Report: ADAS Crosses Segments; 4-Cylinder Engines Advance
A new WardsAuto special report details the rapid changes taking place in the U.S. auto market in the use of safety technology, luxury equipment and powertrains.
Mexico Sees May LV Sales Record
After an April respite, Mexico LV sales bounced back to a record level in May, thanks to benchmark light-truck deliveries.
Canada LV Sales Hit All-Time Record
Canadian new light-vehicle sales soared to an all-time record in May, topping the 200,000-unit mark for only the second time in history.
N. America Output Plans Take a Hit 1
Market uncertainty prompts cuts in industry’s latest North American Production plan.
Mexico LV Sales Down in April
Fewer selling days relegate April LV sales to second-best for the month, despite light-truck record.
Canada April LV Sales Second-Best, Despite Light Truck Record
Slumping car sales and fewer selling days drag down Canadian LV market in April, but light trucks still soar.
N.A. Q2 Output Tally Up; Cars Benefit Most
.The industry’s latest North American output slate is higher by 21,000 units with cars counting for 89% of the increase.
More Sales Records Fall in Mexico in March
Both car and light-truck sales in Mexico hit monthly records in March.


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