Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

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.
April U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Steady 
Holding steady, April inventory still below the level needed to support a strong spring selling season.
Q2 Output Trimmed; First-Half Third-Best 
First-half 2015 output to be third-best ever, despite 20,000-unit Q2 cut.
WardsAuto Flashback – April 2015
Graham Launches Hollywood; CIO Wins GM; AMC, S-P Battle; T'bird Leads; Lincoln, Mercury Separate; Gladiator gets Vigilante; AMA Asks Smog Research; 8-Track Intro; Impact Lauded; Minivans Drive Sales
March Drives Mexico LV Sales to Q1 Record
Mexican dealers posted their third consecutive monthly LV sales record in March to reach an all-time high first-quarter tally.
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


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