Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,

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

U.S. Fuel Economy Down in January 
The market shifted to larger, less-efficient vehicles as gas prices hit a 7-year low.
Forecast: January SAAR Set to Reach 10-Year High 
Less pull-ahead of sales in December allowed dealers to remain well-stocked going into January.
U.S. Big Trucks Down 8.5% in December 
The 12-month total surpassed a 9-year record with 449,458 deliveries, 10.5% above 2014.
Canada Class 4-8 Truck Sales Fall in December 
All weight classes posted year-over-year declines in December.
U.S. Fuel Economy Index Up Slightly in December 
Full-year 2015 finished 0.9% above prior-year, the lowest gain in the eight years of the index.
Forecast: 18 Million SAAR Streak to Continue in December  1
Light-vehicle deliveries for full-year 2015 are set to top the current record set in 2000.
Canada Class 4-8 Sales Slip in November 
Only Class 4 and 7 posted gains from year-ago.
U.S. Big-Trucks Up 31.1% in November 
The medium- and heavy-truck total hit a 9-year high as all weight classes experienced double-digit gains.
U.S. Fuel Economy Fell in November 
Despite fuel economy improvements for the new model year, favor for large vehicles brought the index rating down for the first time in over five years.
World Vehicle Sales Up 4.9% in October 
Big gains in China boosted Asia; North America is on track for record-high year.
Forecast: U.S. Light Vehicle Sales on Track for Record Year
The forecast 18.4 million-unit SAAR in November would lead to the first 3-month streak of 18 million-plus results.
Canada Big Trucks Fall in October 
The decline was primarily due to a 12.9% drop in Class 8 sales.
U.S. Big-Trucks Down 5.9% in October 
Sales are expected to recover soon as companies clear out high inventory.
U.S. Fuel Economy Nearly Flat in October
The start of the new model year normally leads to strong improvement, but this was the lowest year-over-year increase for any October in the index history.
World Vehicle Sales Up 3.2% in September 
Results were positive in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific.


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