Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

Canada LV Sales Set March Record
Canadian dealers sold more new LVs last month than in any March in history, thanks to benchmark light truck deliveries.
Q2 Output Plans Edge Up 
Auto industry gears up stronger second-quarter output slate to recoup first-quarter losses, but GM is an exception.
Mexico LV Sales Post February Record
Mexico LV sales were the highest for February in history.
Canada February LV Sales Second-Best
Canadian new LV sales ran second-best for February, thanks to record light-truck deliveries.
Q2 Output Slate Advances 
North American output is slated to rise 2.2% on year-ago in Q2, following a weather- and labor-related first-quarter shortfall.
Mexico January LV Sales Record
Mexican dealers open 2015 with record LV sales in January.
January Canada LV Sales Third-Best
Record light-truck sales drive LV deliveries to third-best January.
Makers Boost Q1 Output Slate 
Stronger-than-expected demand has forced automakers to reverse course and boost Q1 output, especially for trucks.
WardsAuto Flashback – January 2015
Goodyear Zepplin Formed; U.S. Rubber Buys Fisk; SAE Looks Post-War; Electric Power Steering; Packard's New Suspension; Lincoln Futura Bows; Car Sales Record; U.S.-Canada Trade Deal; VRAs No Problem; Carbs Hang On
Mexico Sees 2014 LV Sales Record
Mexico LV sales totaled a record 1,133,757 units in 2014, narrowly eclipsing an 8-year-old benchmark.
Canada LV Sales Post 2014 Record
Despite some softening in December, Canadian new LV sales reached an all-time high in 2014, breaking a year-old record.
Q1 N.A. Output Takes Hit 
Following a strong sendoff to 2014, North American Q1 vehicle output has been trimmed 1.1%.
WardsAuto Flashback – December 2014
1939 Ends Strong; Wagons Gain; Soldiers Man Plants; Fishers Buy Land; Costly '55 GM Facelifts; Q1 1955 Record; Studebaker-Toyota May Link; Radial Tires Coming; Plant Shutdowns Loom; Saturn Misses Target; GM Takes Saab Stake
Mexico Sees November LV Sales Record
Although neither cars nor light trucks individually posted a November record, together they set a new November LV sales benchmark.
Modest Gain Seen in Q1 Output 
As 2015 approaches, automakers have slated a modest 2.5% first-quarter production increase in North American plants.
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