Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,

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

U.S. Fuel Economy Up in January 
All alternative-power types showed small gains in share, with PHEVs and EVs doubling share.
January 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 17.5 Million SAAR 
(SUMMARY) U.S. automakers to sell 1.14 million light vehicles in January, down 1.7% from year-ago.
Forecast: January Forecast Calls for Low Sales, High Inventory 
After a record-high December, average daily sales are expected to plummet 26.0% moving into January.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up Only Slightly in 2016 
Light-truck sales soar and hybrid sales suffer as gas prices hit a 12-year low.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up in October 
Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and diesels showed small upticks in share.
October 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Automakers Hit 17.9 Million SAAR 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers reached 17.90 million-unit monthly light-vehicle SAAR on 1.36 million deliveries.
Forecast: October Daily Sales to Reach 15-Year High 
Sales from the Detroit Three are expected to fall 1.5% from last year, while the other four top automakers should see sales grow a combined 3.7%.
Canada Class 4-8 Sales Down in September 
Four of the five weight classes recorded double-digit losses.
U.S. Big-Truck Sales Down 13.7% in September 
Declines in classes 4 and 8 outweighed gains in the rest of the segments.
Truck Sales Continue to Hinder U.S. Fuel Economy Gains 
As the ’16 model year comes to a close, the index shows a 0.4% increase in fuel economy from ’15.
September 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: LV Sales Fall Slightly Behind Year-Ago 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers reach 17.65 million-unit monthly light-vehicle SAAR on 1.43 million deliveries.
Forecast: U.S. SAAR to Rebound in September 
Labor Day and end-of-model-year sales will boost September deliveries.
Canada Big-Truck Sales Down 8.7% in August 
A 14.4% drop in Class 8 sales outweighed a 4.1% improvement in medium-duty deliveries.
U.S. Heavy Trucks Down, Medium Trucks Up in August 
Medium-duty trucks surpassed year-ago by 1.0%, boosted by Class 6 and 7.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up in August 
Hybrid sales were down from year-ago, but electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids showed small upticks in share.

Feb 10, 2017

Volvo V60 Polestar 2.0L Turbo/Supercharged DOHC 4-cyl. -- 2017 Award Acceptance

Stefan Hermelin, general manager-Monitoring & Concept Center, accepts Volvo Cars' award at the 2017 Wards 10 Best Engines ceremony....More


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