Al Binder

Al
Binder
Senior Editor,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
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
Mexico Sees 2014 LV Sales Record
Mexico LV sales totaled a record 1,133,757 units in 2014, narrowly eclipsing an 8-year-old benchmark.
Canada LV Sales Post 2014 Record
Despite some softening in December, Canadian new LV sales reached an all-time high in 2014, breaking a year-old record.
Q1 N.A. Output Takes Hit 
Following a strong sendoff to 2014, North American Q1 vehicle output has been trimmed 1.1%.
WardsAuto Flashback – December 2014
1939 Ends Strong; Wagons Gain; Soldiers Man Plants; Fishers Buy Land; Costly '55 GM Facelifts; Q1 1955 Record; Studebaker-Toyota May Link; Radial Tires Coming; Plant Shutdowns Loom; Saturn Misses Target; GM Takes Saab Stake
Mexico Sees November LV Sales Record
Although neither cars nor light trucks individually posted a November record, together they set a new November LV sales benchmark.
Modest Gain Seen in Q1 Output 
As 2015 approaches, automakers have slated a modest 2.5% first-quarter production increase in North American plants.
Record November Canada LV Sales
With record sales in November, Canadian LVs are assured of 2014 record.
WardsAuto Flashback – November 2014
Studebaker Trims Prices; Chrysler Strike Drags On; Essay on Communism; Army Releases Workers; War Needs Amplified; Ford, Chevy Battle; AMC gets Mighty Might; Padded Dash at 60%; Vent windows Disappear; Rambler, Ford Expand in Mexico; Ford Buys Jaguar; Chrysler May Cut Plants; AWD Sales Soften
Mexico Sees October LV Sales Comeback
Renewed buyer interest and extra selling days prompt resurgence in Mexico LV sales to a record 100,769 units in October.
Canada Sets October LV Sales High at Lower Pace
Canada new light-vehicle deliveries rose to an all-time high for October, despite less frenetic selling pace
Automakers Tweak NA Output 
2014 North American auto production remains steady at 17.3 million, despite Q4 tweaks trimming 20,500 units.
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