Al Binder

Senior Editor,

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

Near-Record January LV Sales in Canada
Record new light-truck sales pushed January LV deliveries in Canada to second-best for the month, despite a steep decline in car demand.
Q1 Car Output Cut, Light-Trucks Boosted 
Ford’s robust Q1 plan nudges January-March to third-best for the period, despite a cutback in car production.
Mexico Sees Record December LV Sales
Mexican dealers brought record 2015 to a close with benchmark December deliveries.
Canada LV Sales Hit Record, Despite December Slide
Canada LV sales hit all-time high in 2015, despite 9.1% December slump.
Q1 Output Slate Holds Steady 
Q1 North American output plan holds steady at 4.4 million-plus, despite having more trucks and fewer cars.
Mexico LV Sales Reach Record Level
November’s record selling pace pushed 11-month Mexico LV deliveries to a new annual benchmark.
Conservative Q1 Output Plan Set 
Expected to close record 2015 on a less robust note in the fourth quarter, automakers plan to open 2016 with just a 1.0% production gain, heavily favoring light trucks.
November LV Sales Record in Canada
Consumers’ love affair with light trucks drives Canada LV sales to November record; annual benchmark to fall within two weeks.
Mexico LV Sales Set October Benchmark
Although the selling pace was slower than that of the prior month, Mexico LV deliveries set an October benchmark with record 2015 assured.
Canada October Sales Another Milestone 
Record-October light truck sales leave cars gathering dust on dealer lots.
Q4 Update: More Trucks, Fewer Cars 
The auto industry is still on track for record Q4 and 2015 volumes, thanks to a robust 25,400-unit November-December production boost.
September N.A. Light-Vehicle Output Hits Record 
Trucks lead September North America LV production to a record for the month, erasing a 16-year-old benchmark.
September Mexico LV Sales Record
Both cars and light trucks reached September sales peaks in Mexico, moving toward a year-end record of 1.3 million plus deliveries
On Record September, Canada LV Sales Head for 1.9 Million 1
As monthly highs continue to fall, Canada new LV sales appear to be closing in on a record 1.9 million for the year.
More Q4 Truck Output 
Despite a drop in Q3 volume, North American vehicle production remains on track for a banner year in 2015.


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