Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

U.S. Auto Makers Again Boost Q3 Output 
For the second straight month, GM is leading the way toward higher third-quarter vehicle output, with Honda and Nissan following closely, as the industry drives toward a build of nearly 4.0 million vehicles in July-September.
WardsAuto Flashback – July 2013
Mystery ship builder eyes auto business, gas-shortage prompts "charcoal-burning" vehicles, Mercedes imports market's only diesel-burning car and more news from the WardsAuto archives.
Mexico June LV Sales Up 10.9%
Mexico sees record car sales in June, but light trucks lag.
Trucks Drive Canada LV June Sales
June Canada sales were boosted by light-truck deliveries, but fell short of May’s performance.
Q3 North American Output Edges Up 
The industry’s latest 22,700-unit third-quarter production increase could rise further if Ford and Chrysler decide to join GM in hiking their July-September plans.
Mexico Sets May LV Sales Record 1
Strong car sales lead Mexico LV deliveries to a May record.
WardsAuto Flashback – June 2013
Industry turns out bombers and guns, Chevy introduces 'Vette, Stark named editor of Ward's Automotive Reports and more news from the WardsAuto archives.
Canada May Sales Near Record Level
Record light-truck sales push May LV deliveries to within 0.5% of the month’s all-time high set in 2007.
North American Auto Makers Set Robust Q3 Output Slate 
As presently mapped, car and truck assembly plants are charged with building 3,922,800 vehicles in the July-September period, up 4.6% from the 3,749,100 units turned out in like-2012.
Mexico LV Sales Perk Up in April
The Detroit Three led the Mexican LV sales rebound in April.
WardsAuto Flashback – May 2013
Early Model-Year end; AC's growing popularity, Ford's retractable hard-top and more from our archives.
Canada Sales Second-Best for April
April was a banner month for the Detroit Three, which posted a combined 17.4% increase from March and a 3.4% gain on like-2012.
Auto Makers Trim Q2 Output Slate 
A big late-March production boost forces some second-quarter cutbacks that will lower April-June plans by 11,900 units to 4,231,200.
WardsAuto Flashback – April 2013
Bel Air in short supply; future of automatic transmissions debated; union compared to racketeers - and more April news from the WardsAuto archives.
Mexico LV selling Pace Cools
European makes led the market in March with a 13.7% year-on-year increase.
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