Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

More Q4 Truck Output 
Despite a drop in Q3 volume, North American vehicle production remains on track for a banner year in 2015.
Mexico LV Sales Hit August Record
Despite fewer light-truck sales, Mexico LV deliveries set new August benchmark.
August Bodes Well for Record 2015 Sales in Canada
A record-August performance brings Canadian LV sales for the year to within 70% of entire 2014, setting the stage for a new annual record.
Record 2015 Vehicle Output Seen 
Second-best Q4 output plans are expected to boost North American vehicle production to a record level in 2015.
8-, 9-Speeds, CVTs Make ’15 Gains 
Although 6-speed automatic transmissions still dominate, 8- and 9-speed automatics and CVTs make further inroads in ’15-model light-vehicles.
Mexico LV Sales Set July Record
For the sixth time this year, Mexico light-vehicle sales reach a monthly record in July.
Smaller Turbo Engines Soar in ’15; V-8s Also Increase
Survey shows 4cyl. engines dominate ’15 LVs, but V-8s take increased share.
Q3 Output Gets Lift 
With trucks in the spotlight, production planners boost Q3 output slate after July shortfall.
Mexico Sees June Sales Records
Mexican dealers sell record numbers of cars and light trucks in light-trucks in June.
Canada June LV Sales Still Hot
Canadian dealers post record first-half sales performance on best-ever June, Q2 deliveries.
Q3 Output Still a Record 
Despite some judicious paring, the industry’s Q3 slate remains at a record level and output through September is still second-best.
May Sees More Canada LV Records
Canada’s LV market remains red hot, with more sales records falling in May.
Record Q3 Output Slated 
North American vehicle output through September is pegged at a near-record 13,586,055 units, less than 1% off the record 13,593,591 units built in 2000.
Mexico April Sales: Another Record
Although they cooled a bit from March’s frenetic pace, Mexico new light-vehicle sales in April set a fourth consecutively monthly record.
Canada April LV Sales Set Mark
Light-vehicle sales in Canada reached an April record of 188,300 units that also happened to be the market’s second-best month ever.

Feb 9, 2016

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