Counting Cars http://wardsauto.com/blog/96679/feed Blogs and commentary about automotive data, industry trends, and the future of the auto industry. en 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 February 2014 Sales Thread (FINAL): No Thaw Yet http://wardsauto.com/blog/february-2014-sales-thread-final-no-thaw-yet <div class="node-body blog-body">Sales still chilly, as February sales fail to match year-ago.</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/february-2014-sales-thread-final-no-thaw-yet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/february-2014-sales-thread-final-no-thaw-yet#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:24:00 +0000 964951 at http://wardsauto.com January Sales Thread (FINAL): US LV Sales Plummet With Temperature http://wardsauto.com/blog/january-sales-thread-final-us-lv-sales-plummet-temperature <div class="node-body blog-body">Cold weather hampered retail activity in January, dropping the U.S. LV SAAR well below expectations. </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/january-sales-thread-final-us-lv-sales-plummet-temperature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/january-sales-thread-final-us-lv-sales-plummet-temperature#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Mon, 03 Feb 2014 17:10:00 +0000 944901 at http://wardsauto.com December Sales Thread: Automakers Deliver 15.53 MLN LVs in 2013 http://wardsauto.com/blog/december-sales-thread-automakers-deliver-1553-mln-lvs-2013 <div class="node-body blog-body">A 4% increase in December DSR brought 2013 LV sales to 15.53 million units, up 7.5% from 2012.</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/december-sales-thread-automakers-deliver-1553-mln-lvs-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/december-sales-thread-automakers-deliver-1553-mln-lvs-2013#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales Results Counting Cars Fri, 03 Jan 2014 20:05:00 +0000 923541 at http://wardsauto.com November Sales Thread (FINAL): SAAR Soars Past 16 Million http://wardsauto.com/blog/november-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-past-16-million <div class="node-body blog-body">Strong retail sales lifted the U.S. LV SAAR to its highest level in over six-and-a-half years. </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/november-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-past-16-million" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/november-sales-thread-final-saar-soars-past-16-million#comments Blog Data Center Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America Counting Cars Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:20:00 +0000 906811 at http://wardsauto.com Withering Minivans: Iconic Segment Continues Slide http://wardsauto.com/blog/withering-minivans-iconic-segment-continues-slide <div class="node-body blog-body">U.S. sales of minivans have slowly declining for 18 years. With relatively little new product coming to the segment in the next couple years, the slide shows few signs of stopping.</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/withering-minivans-iconic-segment-continues-slide" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://wardsauto.com/blog/withering-minivans-iconic-segment-continues-slide#comments Blog Auto Makers Sales & Marketing North America U.S. Auto Makers Sales & Marketing Counting Cars Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:56:00 +0000 881411 at http://wardsauto.com