Erin Berger

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Erin is a member of the WardsAuto data and research group.

Articles by Erin Berger
North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record
The result came as several plants eliminated or reduced their traditionally scheduled summer shutdowns to maintain inventory levels as LV sales continued to rise.
Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in July
Light-truck market share grew in the month, but any downward effect on miles per gallon was offset by record FEI scores for both cars and trucks.
North American LV Production Sees Slight Uptick in June
As most plants now are operating near or above 100% capacity utilization, growth will continue to be relatively low.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 5.9% in May
Through the first 5 months of 2013, 6,854,535 light vehicles were produced in North America, up 4.5% from the same period in 2012.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 13.7% in April
Detroit Three output grew 11% in the month, compared with year-ago. Ford enjoyed the biggest gain, up 19.7%, with 263,553 cars and trucks.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Falls 3% in March
The first year-over-year drop in 2013 is mainly due to fewer production days and inventory control.
North American LV Production Grows Slightly in February
Last month’s lukewarm increase sharply contrasted with the double-digit gains of 2012, when full-year production finished 18% ahead of like-2011.
North America LV Production Up 6.6% in January
GM and Ford increased output from like-2012, while Chrysler production declined 6.4%.
December North America LV Output Sees Only Decline in 2012
Fewer official work days in the month than in like-2011 contributed to the decline, plus leading manufacturer General Motors cut back on builds to control inventory.
North American Light Vehicle Production Up 13.2% in November
North American light-vehicle output through November surged 19.0% year-over-year.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Up 17.2% in October
The Detroit Three produced a total of 783,610 LVs. GM and Ford rebounded after year-over-year decreases in September.
Chrysler Drives September N.A. Production Increase
GM’s output dipped 2.9% and Ford slipped 1.5% in the month. However, Chrysler jumped 22.9% as it pushed to keep up with increased demand.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Up 17% in August
The Detroit Three built a combined 758,347 units, up 8% compared with year-ago. GM led the month with 296,676 assemblies, maintaining its position as the top manufacturer since January 2010.
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