Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

Modest Gain Seen in Q1 Output 
As 2015 approaches, automakers have slated a modest 2.5% first-quarter production increase in North American plants.
Record November Canada LV Sales
With record sales in November, Canadian LVs are assured of 2014 record.
WardsAuto Flashback – November 2014
Studebaker Trims Prices; Chrysler Strike Drags On; Essay on Communism; Army Releases Workers; War Needs Amplified; Ford, Chevy Battle; AMC gets Mighty Might; Padded Dash at 60%; Vent windows Disappear; Rambler, Ford Expand in Mexico; Ford Buys Jaguar; Chrysler May Cut Plants; AWD Sales Soften
Mexico Sees October LV Sales Comeback
Renewed buyer interest and extra selling days prompt resurgence in Mexico LV sales to a record 100,769 units in October.
Canada Sets October LV Sales High at Lower Pace
Canada new light-vehicle deliveries rose to an all-time high for October, despite less frenetic selling pace
Automakers Tweak NA Output 
2014 North American auto production remains steady at 17.3 million, despite Q4 tweaks trimming 20,500 units.
WardsAuto Flashback – October 2014
1929 Record Seen; Auburn's New Headquarters; Ford Prices Up; Tire Suits Ended; War Labor Shortage Critical; $500 Post-War Car; Hudson Drops Step-Down; Sporty GM Wagons; Safety Door latches; GM-UAW Strikes Drags On; Mustang Output Lags; Merkur Dropped; Plant Closings Loom
Mexico LV Sales Slip in September
“Buyer fatigue” and a modest economic slowdown triggered a decline in Mexico LV sales, but cars set a September record.
September Sees Canada LV Sales Record
The Canadian LV selling pace jumped sharply in September, pushing volume to a record for the month.
Q4 NA Output Set for Strong Finish 
North American automakers keep production lines rolling toward 17.3 million-plus units for 2014.
Mexico LV Sales Set August Record
A stronger economy and more jobs credited with helping drive Mexico LV sales to an August record 103,753 units.
WardsAuto Flashback – September 2014
Ford Boosts Industry; Low-Cost Small Car; Ford Studies Stock Sale; Manuals Hang Tough; UAW Benefits; New Ford Suspensions; Buick ‘Roadmonster’; Hyundai Comments; UAW on CAFE; Chrysler-Renault ARCAD
1940 Hudson Ads
Creative advertising for the 1940 Hudson.
Canada LV Sales Benchmark August
Canada LV sales ease, but still set a new August record.
2014 NA Output Set for Third-Best Finish 
Helped by record truck output, North American output will reach a third-best level of 17.3 million units in 2014.
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