Erin Sunde

Industry Analyst,

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

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.
Forecast: SAAR Expected to Remain Above 17 Million in October 
A daily sales rate of 49,982 units represents 6.0% improvement over same-month year-ago, but a 12.9% month-to-month drop from September.
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.

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