Counting Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/96679/feed Blogs and commentary about automotive data, industry trends, and the future of the auto industry. en August 2014 Sales Thread (FINAL): Summer Sales Catch Fire, SAAR Tops 17 Million http://wardsauto.com/blog/august-2014-sales-thread <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. light-vehicle sales top 1.5 million units, up 5% for the year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/august-2014-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/august-2014-sales-thread#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Wed, 03 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 1106721 at http://wardsauto.com Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production <div class="node-body blog-body">The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/michigan-great-lakes-region-still-core-north-american-production#comments Blog Plants & Production Auto Makers North America North America - Regional Auto Makers Production Counting Cars Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:05:00 +0000 1089831 at http://wardsauto.com U.S. Luxury-Vehicle Sales Heading for Record Year http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-luxury-vehicle-sales-heading-record-year <div class="node-body blog-body">The upward movement in luxury penetration to 12.9% in 2014 has been an ongoing process for at least 34 years since the segment held a 4.8% share in 1980.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-luxury-vehicle-sales-heading-record-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/us-luxury-vehicle-sales-heading-record-year#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:34:00 +0000 1080571 at http://wardsauto.com July 2014 Sales Thread (FINAL): July Sales Outpace Year-Ago, SAAR Falls to 3-Month Low http://wardsauto.com/blog/july-2014-sales-thread <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. LV Sales outpaced year-ago by 4.9% in July, while the SAAR dipped to 16.4 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/july-2014-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/july-2014-sales-thread#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:48:00 +0000 1073921 at http://wardsauto.com <p>WardsAuto sales analyst, John Sousanis</p> BEA to Release Revised SAAR Factors on Sales Reporting Day http://wardsauto.com/blog/bea-release-revised-saar-factors-sales-reporting-day <div class="node-body blog-body">BEA to release revised SAAR factors tomorrow, will affect historical and July U.S. annualized rates of vehicle sales.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/bea-release-revised-saar-factors-sales-reporting-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/bea-release-revised-saar-factors-sales-reporting-day#comments Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:03:00 +0000 1073731 at http://wardsauto.com June 2014 U.S. Sales Thread (FINAL): Luxury Vehicles, Large Trucks Boost SAAR to 95-Month High http://wardsauto.com/blog/june-2014-sales-thread <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. automakers dramatically outpaced expectations in June, raising the SAAR to its highest level since July 2006. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/june-2014-sales-thread" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/june-2014-sales-thread#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results light-vehicle sales SAAR sales forecast Counting Cars Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:17:00 +0000 1051191 at http://wardsauto.com May 2014 Sales Thread (FINAL): SAAR Soars to 87-Month High http://wardsauto.com/blog/may-2014-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-87-month-high <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. autmomakers sold 1.6 million light vehicles in May lifting the SAAR to nearly 16.7 million. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/may-2014-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-87-month-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/may-2014-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-87-month-high#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Tue, 03 Jun 2014 19:09:00 +0000 1032291 at http://wardsauto.com April 2014 Sales Thread (UPDATE): SAAR Hits 16 Million for Second Month http://wardsauto.com/blog/april-2014-sales-thread-update-saar-hits-16-million-second-month <div class="node-body blog-body">Later reporting companies lift final SAAR to 16 million. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/april-2014-sales-thread-update-saar-hits-16-million-second-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/april-2014-sales-thread-update-saar-hits-16-million-second-month#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Thu, 01 May 2014 19:18:00 +0000 1009841 at http://wardsauto.com March 2014 Sales Thread (FINAL): Industry Exits Q1 with a Roar http://wardsauto.com/blog/march-2014-sales-thread-final-industry-exits-q1-roar <div class="node-body blog-body">March sales, buoyed by weather-related pent-up demand, lift U.S. LV SAAR to a 7-year high. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/march-2014-sales-thread-final-industry-exits-q1-roar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/march-2014-sales-thread-final-industry-exits-q1-roar#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Tue, 01 Apr 2014 19:01:00 +0000 986041 at http://wardsauto.com Audio Insights: WardsAuto Discusses February Sales with Media http://wardsauto.com/blog/audio-insights-wardsauto-discusses-february-sales-media <div class="node-body blog-body">Link to audio of separate interviews with WardsAuto Editorial Director Dave Zoia and Analyst Haig Stoddard. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/counting-cars">Counting Cars</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://wardsauto.com/blog/audio-insights-wardsauto-discusses-february-sales-media" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/audio-insights-wardsauto-discusses-february-sales-media#comments Blog Data Center Sales & Marketing U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Tue, 04 Mar 2014 21:24:00 +0000 967141 at http://wardsauto.com