Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

WardsAuto Flashback – October 2013 
WAR forecast calls for 4-million build, Hudson introduces new Country Club, Toyota dedicates new U.S. plant and more October News from the WardsAuto Archives.
Mexico September LV Sales Falter
Asian makes turned in Mexico’s best sales performance in storm-hit September, with LV deliveries topping year-ago in the face of a general market downturn.
Automakers Boost Q4 Production Plans
A significant boost in fourth-quarter vehicle production is expected to propel output for the year to a fourth-best 16,380,200 units, the highest level since 2002.
LV Sales Set September Record in Canada
Analysts see a record year in store for Canada as light-vehicle deliveries reach an all-time September high of 148,353, erasing a 13-year-old benchmark.
WardsAuto Flashback – September 2013 
Automakers introduce "junior cars," Super Wasps, and an ill-fated Italia, while Ward's asks "Why an Auto Show?" in September news from the WardsAuto archives.
Mexico August LV Sales Slip
An extra selling day and strong car sales helped buoy the Mexican LV market in August.
Record August LV Sales in Canada
For the second consecutive month, record light-truck sales powered Canada LV deliveries to record heights in August.
Q4 Output Plan Levels Off, But 2013 Fifth-Best 
In their first crack at fourth-quarter North American output schedules, auto makers have slated 3,912,800 cars and trucks for completion, a scant 0.4% ahead of like-2012, with truck increases mostly negated by lower car volumes.
WardsAuto Flashback – August 2013
New Crosley rumored; Hupmobile starts production, Hydra-matic plant goes up in smoke, and more August news from the WardsAuto archives.
Mexico LV Sales Set July Record
Light-truck deliveries set the pace, accounting for 64% of the mix in the month.
Canada LV Sales Set July Record
Record light-truck volume drove Canada July LV sales to a new high for the month, despite a decline by industry leader Ford.
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.
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