Haig Stoddard

Industry Analyst, WardsAuto

Haig Stoddard is a veteran automotive industry analyst. His current focus is North America production and longterm sales forecasting.

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in Counting Cars Jun 29, 2015

Resurgent Large Van Segment Poses Questions for GM

General Motors will have to decide whether it wants to make a significant investment in the Large Van segment....More
in Counting Cars Mar 30, 2015

Keeping the 2015 U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Outlook at 16.8 Million

A second-quarter surge in U.S. light-vehicle sales will further alleviate the need for bigger summer spiffs to get rid of older stock, meaning lower....More
in Counting Cars Oct 30, 2014

Behind the Tesla Controversy

Rather than drawing conclusions from one month’s worth of results, long-term trends such as rolling 6- or 12-month sales, or year-to-date results,....More
in Counting Cars Aug 21, 2014

Michigan, Great Lakes Region Still Core of North American Production

The Great Lakes Region is well-positioned to remain a North American production hub for years, perhaps well into the next decade....More
in Counting Cars Aug 11, 2014

U.S. Luxury-Vehicle Sales Heading for Record Year

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....More
in Counting Cars Nov 04, 2013

Withering Minivans: Iconic Segment Continues Slide

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....More
in Counting Cars Oct 17, 2013

Strained North American Automakers to Hit 14-Year High in 4Q Output

Honda, Nissan and Toyota all will have all-time record fourth quarters this year....More
in Counting Cars Jun 12, 2013

Dodge’s Future and Other Questions Loom at Fiat-Chrysler

Dodge will have another gaping hole in its portfolio after the Avenger midsize sedan ends production early next year, which follows the previous move....More
in Counting Cars May 20, 2013

Dynamics in Surging Large Pickup Segment Mostly Point to More Market Share

Supporting the production rise are large-pickup sales in the U.S., which could top 1.9 million in 2013 and shoot past 2 million next year....More
in Counting Cars Feb 21, 2013

Expect Production Changes to go Along With Fiat-Chrysler’s Revised Product Plan

The refinement to Fiat-Chrysler’s U.S. product plans revealed earlier this month by CEO Sergio Marchionne answered a lot of questions on the retail....More
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