Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,

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

U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.2% in September
The ’15 model-year average was 1.3% better than the ’14 cycle, well below the growth needed to meet 2025 CAFE standards.
World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in August 
Steady declines in China and South America kept the global total down another month.
Forecast: U.S. Automakers to Record Best September in Ten Years 
The forecasted DSR of 56,647 marks a 9.8% improvement from like-2014, resulting in the greatest year-over-year growth in 25 months.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.3% in August 
All countries posted year-over-year gains, leading to a 10-year high for the month.
U.S. Fuel Economy Unchanged in August
Low gas prices pulled car shoppers away from hybrids and small cars.
World Vehicle Sales Down 0.7% in July
If the 7-month trend continues, 2015 will end with the first year-over-year decline since 2009.
North America Light-Vehicle Production Sets July Record 
Output from January-July totaled 10,068,678 units, the first 10-million-plus outcome for the period since 2000.
U.S. Fuel Economy Nearly Flat in July
Relatively low gasoline costs have moved shoppers away from alternative power types and traditionally efficient vehicle segments.
Fuel Economy Improvement Continues to Slow
Low gas prices turned buyers to less-efficient body styles and powertrains, but automakers’ progress toward CAFE standards moved the average upward.
World Vehicle Sales Up 0.5% in First Half 
Growth in North America and Europe balanced losses in South America and Asia.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Up 4.8% in June 
Car production was slightly below year-ago, but output of light trucks jumped 8.5%.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up 1.1% in June
Volkswagen surpassed Mitsubishi to be the top-ranked automaker on the index.
World Vehicle Sales Down 2.1% in May 
All regions except North America were down from year-ago.
North American Light-Vehicle Production Down 2.3% in May 
A sharp drop in Canadian output outweighed gains in the U.S. and Mexico.
Mexico Continues Record Sales in May
This was the first May outcome to surpass 100,000 units, as the daily sales rate soared 20.0% from year-ago.
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