John Sousanis

John
Sousanis
Director, Information Content,
WardsAuto

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

Articles
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..
17 Million SAAR Streak Should Continue in July 
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.49 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.3 million-unit SAAR.
June 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Exceeds 17 Million in Consecutive Months for First Time Since 2005 
(FINAL 2:55 PM ET): U.S automakers sold 1.47 million light vehicles in June, a 4.4% gain over same-month year-ago, equating to a 17.1 million-unit SAAR.
Forecast: SAAR Expected to Remain Above 17 Million in June 
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.48 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.24 million-unit SAAR.
(FINAL) May 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: 17.7 Million SAAR Best Since July 2005
(FINAL 3:00 PM ET) U.S automakers sold 1.627 million light vehicles in May, resulting in the industry's best daily sales rate in nearly 10 years.
Forecast: SAAR Could Reach 17.5 Million in May 
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.6 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 17.5 million-unit SAAR.
(FINAL) April 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: April Daily Sales Reach 13-Year High
U.S. automakers sold 1.45 million light vehicles in April, a 4.9% improvement from year-ago.
Forecast: April Daily Sales to Reach 13-Year High
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.47 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.8 million-unit SAAR.
(FINAL) March 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Spring Sales Lift SAAR Past 17 Million
March U.S. light-vehicle sales topped 1.5 million units, pushing the monthly SAAR in a positive direction for the first time since November.
Forecast: March Sales Spring Forward 
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.52 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.9 million-unit SAAR.
Current Data Center Graphs
Current charts and graphs from WardsAuto Data Center.
(UPDATE FINAL) February 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread: SAAR Falls to 10-Month Low
The U.S. light-vehicle SAAR fell for the third consecutive month, as low temperatures and stocks held sales in check.
Forecast: February U.S. LV Sales Continue Gains  3
The latest WardsAuto forecast calls for U.S. automakers to sell 1.29 million light vehicles this month, equating to a 16.7 million-unit SAAR.
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