Haig Stoddard

Haig
Stoddard
Industry Analyst,
WardsAuto
Articles
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Set for Continued Growth in Q1 2015 
A possible headwind to U.S. sales reaching potential in first-quarter 2015 is the Large Pickup segment.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Ends 2014 on High Note 
In spite of the industry’s increase, five of the eight top sellers in the U.S. ended December with inventory below year-ago.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Hit 8-Year High in 2014 
Forecast U.S. LV sales in 2015 are pegged to beat 2014, which would make it first time on record that volume increased six straight years.
North American Auto Industry Headed for Banner Year in 2015 
North American production gains are forecast in each quarter in 2015, but the increases will be stronger in the second half.
Inventory Could Be Limiting Factor in December U.S. Sales 
Inventory of some key segments that perform well on a seasonal basis in December could be wanting, including Large Pickups, Large and Large Luxury SUVs and Lower Luxury cars.
October U.S. Inventory, Sales Point to Strong Finish to 2014 
Healthy stock levels mean manufacturers won’t be foreced to offer bargain-basement deals to rid dealers of excess inventory prior to entering the seasonally low-volume first-quarter.
N. American Q3 Capacity Utilization at Post-Recession High; Q4 to Decline 
WardsAuto forecasts North American manufacturers for entire-2014 will post their highest capacity utilization in several decades.
Global Outlook for Diesel Vehicles
Video brief highlights updates to future product and production plans from WardsAuto Forecasts.
September U.S. Inventory Remains Well Balanced for Expected Q4 Demand 
Combined sales of CUVs, SUVs and pickups are on course to hit 50% of LV volume for the first time in any quarter during the October-December period.
North American Barometer - Outlook Conference, September 2014 
The third of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.
Global Product Turnover - Outlook Conference, September 2014 
The third of WardsAuto's 2014 series of half-day conferences presenting insights and analysis of the automotive industry, deep dives into special topics, and live discussion with our panel of experts.
Soaring August U.S. Sales Lower Inventory Healthy 4% 
The inventory cuts point to a slowdown in sales in September and October to something more in line with the 16.3 million-unit SAAR the market tracked at prior to August.
WardsAuto Global Update: North America Production - The Shift South 
Video brief: Haig Stoddard looks at regional production in North America and why the Great Lakes area will continue to matter.
July U.S. Inventory Marks 10-Year High, Portends More Strong Sales 
Some of the inventory buildup is attributable to Ford stockpiling F-150 large pickups as it begins retooling in August for the new aluminized versions.
Mexico Adding 1.3 Million Units of Straight-Time Production 
Including estimates for overtime, Mexico automakers conceivably could build over 2 million units more in 2020 than in 2014, pushing total production well above 5 million.
Connect With Us

Sponsored Introduction Continue on to (or wait seconds) ×