John Sousanis

John
Sousanis
Director, Information Content,
WardsAuto

John writes about sales and production trends both in North America and around the world.

Articles
December 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: U.S. Automakers Set Light-Vehicle Sales Record in 2016 
(UPDATE FINAL) U.S. automakers sold 17.465 million light vehicles in 2016, besting the previous record, set in 2015, by 0.4%.
U.S. Fuel Economy Rises in November; Declines for 3-Month Period 
Plug-in hybrids take a record 0.5% share of indexed sales, while diesels make a year-over-year comeback.
November 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Light Trucks, Extra Days Boost November Volumes 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers sold 1.37 million light vehicles in November, leaving YTD sales 0.1% ahead of same-period year-ago.
May 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Stays Above 17 Million 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers achieved a 17.37 million-unit monthly light-vehicle SAAR on 1.53 million deliveries, while setting a record for daily sales in May.
April 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Strong Monthly Sales Pushing SAAR Past 17 Million Again 
(UPDATE 3:35 PM ET) April U.S. light-vehicle sales will finish at just below 1.5 million units.
March 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Falls Below 17 Million For First Time Since June 
(FINAL) U.S. automakers sold 1.59 million light vehicles in March, as daily sales dipped 4.7% from year-ago, and the SAAR fell to a 13-month low.
February 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: LV Sales Continue Ahead of Year-Ago  2
(FINAL) 17.43 million U.S. LV SAAR was highest February rate since 2001.​
January 2016 U.S. LV Sales Thread: 2016 U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Off to Strong Start  1
(FINAL) 17.5 Million SAAR best January rate since 2006​.
December 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Dips as Record Year Ends 
(FINAL) A hefty drop in the monthly SAAR couldn't prevent U.S. automakers from setting a new light vehicle sales record.
November 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: U.S. Automakers on Near-Record Pace 
(FINAL) November U.S. LV sales will continue streak of 18 Million-Plus SAARs.
October 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Tops 18 Million for Second Consecutive Month 
(FINAL) U.S. LV SAAR tops 18 million-units in October on 1.45 million deliveries.
September 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: LV SAAR Tops 18 Million 
SAAR hits another 10-year milestone. Company by company sales results.
August 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Sales Soar, SAAR Climbs to Decade High 
UPDATE (FINAL) 2:45 PM ET: U.S LV SAAR for August hit a decade high of 17.7 million units on 1.57 million light-vehicle deliveries.
Forecast: LV SAAR Should Hold Steady in August 
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.53 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.3 million-unit SAAR.
July 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR hits 17.5 Million as Automakers Record Best July in 10 Years 
(FINAL) U.S automakers sold 1.5 million light vehicles in July, a 5.3% improvement over same-month year-ago, and the highest sales volume for the month since 2005..
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