Erin Berger

Industry Analyst,

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

World Vehicle Sales Dip Down in April 
Gains in North America and Europe could not keep the global total above prior-year
North American Light-Vehicle Production Hits 13-Year High in April  1
Two of the top manufactures saw year-over-year declines, but many automakers achieved record-high monthly results.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.4% in April
The market average was down from March, but some automakers hit record highs.
World Sales Hit Record High in March 
Global vehicle deliveries reached 8.58 million units with mixed results across the different regions.
China Production Up 5.4% in First Quarter 
Car and light-truck production continued to grow, but large commercial vehicles saw a sharp downturn.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.5% in March 
Honda and Nissan hit record-high March output, while others posted double-digit gains.
Record Fuel Economy for U.S. Light Vehicles in March
Although gasoline prices remained at a 6-year low, consumers dealt with the biggest month-to-month increase in four years.
World Vehicle Sales Fall in February, Largest Decline in 2 Years 
A 40% decline in auto sales in Russia contributed to a 1.7% downturn globally, the largest year-over-year dip since February 2013.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.6% in February 
Several manufacturers achieved record results for the month, while some others posted double-digit declines.
February U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.3%
Fuel-economy improvements for the 2015 model year reversed the effect of increased market share of heavier vehicles.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Hits 12-Year High in January 
Car production saw a small downtick of 1.0% to 557,872 units, but production of light trucks jumped 5.6% to 768,764.
U.S. Fuel Economy Index Up Slightly in January
The market shifted to larger, less-fuel efficient vehicles, but the improved fuel economy of many ’15 models kept the average up.
North American Light Vehicle Production at 14-Year High in 2014 
December output was 17.1% higher than same-month 2013, leading to 5.2% growth for all of 2014.
U.S. Fuel Economy Index Continues Downward Turn in December
The market shifts to larger, less-efficient vehicles as gas prices hit a 5-year low.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.2% in November 
Declines in output from the Detroit Three outweighed gains from other manufacturers.
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