Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,

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

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.
U.S. Light Vehicles Set Fuel-Economy Record in May
The market shifted to smaller car and light-truck segments, allowing several automakers to hit all-time high scores.
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.
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