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Dec 03, 2013

November Sales Thread (FINAL): SAAR Soars Past 16 Million

Strong retail sales lifted the U.S. LV SAAR to its highest level in over six-and-a-half years....More
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
Nov 01, 2013

October Sales Thread: (FINAL) October SAAR Finishes Below Trend

October daily sales rose 6.5% in October, but the monthly SAAR finished below Q3 and YTD rates....More
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
Oct 01, 2013

September Sales Thread: SAAR Falls to Five-Month Low

With 1.13 million U.S. light-vehicle sold in September, the monthly SAAR fell to its lowest level since April....More
Sep 04, 2013

August Sales Thread (FINAL): SAAR Hits 16 Million

Auto makers sell nearly 1.5 million LVs, driving SAAR to 69-month high....More
Aug 01, 2013

July Sales Thread: July SAAR Second Best Since December 2007

Toyota bests Ford, Honda outsells Chrysler. Industry LV SAAR tracking at 15.5 million - a step down from June's 15.9 million SAAR....More
Jul 02, 2013

June Sales Thread: (FINAL) SAAR Hits 15.9 Million, Best June Since 2006

Daily sales rose 13.2% over year-ago giving the industry its best June since 2006 and lifting the monthly LV SAAR to a 67-month high. ....More
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
Jun 03, 2013

May Sales Thread: SAAR Bounces Back to Q1 Level

U.S. Light Vehicle market posts 24th consecutive month of year-over-year volume gains, as May sales rise 8.7%....More
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
May 08, 2013

Auto Makers Need to Fess Up on Fleet Sales

Are auto makers pulling back on fleet sales? It's difficult to know as so few are open about the practice....More
May 01, 2013

April Sales Thread: SAAR Falls to Six-Month Low

(FINAL) April's 4.1% rise in daily sales was the smallest year-over-year gain since August 2011....More
Apr 02, 2013

March Sales Thread: U.S. LV Sales Continue at 15-Million-plus Pace

Nissan has best sales month ever, Detroit 3 mark collective 5-year high, with projected March SAAR on par with January and February pace....More
Mar 01, 2013

February Sales Thread: U.S. LV SAAR Rises to 15.3 Million

February SAAR for U.S. light vehicles rises to 15.3 million units, from January's 15.22 million....More
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John Sousanis

John Sousanis oversees WardsAuto data operations as Director of Information Content, and is Ward’sAuto sales analyst. Follow John on Twitter @CountingCars.  

Haig Stoddard

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