Erin Sunde

Erin
Sunde
Industry Analyst,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
Average Fuel Economy Down in September 
All car segments show declines from prior-year, but SUVs were the only light-truck segment to come in behind year-ago.
September 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 18.5 Million SAAR 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers reported 1.52 million light-vehicle sales in September
Forecast: SAAR Expected to Surpass 17 Million in September
The daily sales rate of 55,293 units represents a 3.3% decline from year-ago and a 1.2% gain from August.
Light Truck Fuel Economy on the Rise 
The Fuel Economy Index rating for cars sold in August was down 0.8% from prior-year, while light trucks showed a 2.1% gain.
August 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 16.0 Million SAAR 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers reported 1.48 million light-vehicle sales in August.
Forecast: U.S. Auto Market Continues Downward Trend in August 
The report puts the seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales for August at 16.5 million units, below the 17.1 million SAAR from same-month 2016 and 16.7 million in the prior month.
Fuel Economy Index Down as Light-Truck Demand Rises 
The market share of diesel, plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles grew slightly from year ago, but each less than 0.1%.
July 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hits 16.7 Million SAAR 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers to report 1.41 million light-vehicle sales in July.
Forecast: July U.S. LV Sales Fall Behind Year-Ago 
July volume will result in a 16.9 million seasonally adjusted rate of sales.
Fuel Economy Index Shows Small Gain for First-Half 2017 
If the industry-wide 6-month trend continues into the second half of 2017, the year will end with the smallest year-over-year improvement seen in the 10-year history of the index.
June 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Below Year-Ago for Sixth Straight Month 
(FINAL UPDATE) U.S. automakers reported 1.46 million light-vehicle sales in June.
U.S. Forecast: Sixth Consecutive Decline in June 
Sales in the first half of 2017 are expected to come in 1.8% under like-2016.
Average Fuel Economy Down in May 
Standard gasoline-powered vehicles lost share of indexed light-vehicle sales. All alternative powertrains increased in penetration.
May 2017 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 16.6 Million SAAR 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers reported 1.51 million light-vehicle sales in May.
U.S. Forecast: Downward Trend Continues in May 
Each of the top seven auto groups are forecast to come in below year ago.
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