Erin Berger

Industry Analyst,

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

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.
U.S. Fuel Economy Index Sees First Year-Over-Year Decline in Four Years 2
Decreasing fuel prices increased consumer interest in less fuel-efficient models.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets October Record 
Several manufacturers reached best-ever results in the month, and light-truck production continues to grow.
October U.S. Fuel Economy Index at 10-Month Low
As fuel prices continued to drop, buyers chose less fuel-efficient models.
September North American Light-Vehicle Production at 15-Year High 
Many automakers hit record-high September results with double-digit gains from last year.
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