Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

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.
Canada Light-Truck Sales Soar in March; Not Cars
Canada LV sales hit March peak, but cars remain in the doldrums.
Q2 N.A. Output Steady Despite Adjustments
Despite numerous adjustments by individual automakers, April-June output remains on track.
Mexico Sales Records Fall in February
Mexican consumers take home a record number of new light vehicles in February.
Canada LV Dealers Continue Winning Ways
Canada light-vehicle sales reached another February benchmark thanks to record light-truck deliveries.
Q2 N.A. Production Up 1.8%
With more truck assemblies on tap, North American vehicle output remains ahead of year-ago through June despite a cutback in car production.
WardsAuto Flashback – February 2017
Playboy Unveiled; Ford Imports U.K. Cars; GM, Ford Splits Proposed; Fewer Exports Seen; Record Stockpile Coming; Ford Plant Closures; Audio 'Explosion'; Hot AMX; Lincoln Mark III Bows; More Explorers; GM-NBC Settle; VW Courts Lopez; Magna Sets JV
Mexico Sees Record January LV Sales
Despite signs of economic weakness, light-vehicle sales rise to January record.
Canada LV Sales at January Peak
Some unexpected year-end economic strength helped drive LV buyers to Canadian showrooms in record numbers in January.
Q1 Output Mostly Steady
Several automakers have scaled back their robust first-quarter output plans, but on the whole the industry is still set to build 2.7% more cars and trucks than were assembled in like-2016.
WardsAuto Flashback – January 2017
Hudson Causes 'Panic';Ppackard Scrap Drive, Gasoline Rationing?; Ford Tops in 1957; Rambler American Launched; Air Suspension Fizzles; 1967 Third Best; WAR On Air Safety Hikes Prices; Dodge Super Bee Unveiled; Electronics Boom; Torino Pace Car, 6-Cyl. Rises; All-New Ram; Chrysler ABS Problem; Olds Aurora Displayed
December Caps Record Year in Mexico
Banner year for light-vehicle deliveries in Mexico ends with December record of 192,307.
Canada Sees 2016 LV Sales Record
Following a benchmark November, Canada dealers sold fewer light vehicles in December, but still set a record for the year


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