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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 Pace2

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
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
Feb 01, 2013

January Sales Thread: U.S. LV SAAR Tops 15 Million for 3rd Month

FINAL UPDATE: U.S. Light Vehicle daily sales were up 9.7% in January, lifting the seasonally adjusted annual sales rate above 15 million for the....More
Jan 15, 2013

Hybrids Outsell Most Segments in 201213

U.S. consumers bought 427,605 hybrids last year, up from 261,507 in 2011, according to WardsAuto data. That’s a 64% increase....More
Jan 03, 2013

December Sales Thread: 2012 U.S. LV Sales Up 13.4%, SAAR Tops 15 MLN for 2nd Month

Audi, BMW Group, Daimler, Hyundai, Kia, Nissan, Subaru, and Volkswagen recorded record U.S> light vehicle deliveries in 2012, as the auto industry....More
Dec 26, 2012

Camaro Move To Michigan Touches Bigger Issues for Canada Auto Manufacturing1

If the Detroit 3 believe Canada will remain a high-cost place to manufacture, as some execs and analysts now say, those with a vested interest better....More
Dec 10, 2012

A December U.S. Sales Blast Might Be Right Idea

General Motors' rollout last week of dealer discounts could be the start of something bigger for December, and as much as auto makers acknowledge....More
Dec 03, 2012

November Sales Thread: (FINAL) Post-Superstorm Bounce Catapults SAAR to 15.46 Million

Post-Sandy bump bolsters year-end sales momentum, pushes November SAAR to a 58-month high....More
Nov 29, 2012

Are 16 Million U.S. Sales Coming Faster Than We Think?

Taking into account the looming fiscal cliff, tanking EU, China’s slowdown and the end of the world per popular historical sources and famous....More
Nov 01, 2012

October Sales Thread: Sandy Subdues Forecast SAAR Growth

October U.S. Light Vehicle SAAR, and sales growth rate, blown off course by East Coast disaster....More
Oct 30, 2012

UPDATE: Hurricane Sandy Likely to Have Small Impact on Production, Dramatic Impact on Sales3

The current projected path of Hurricane Sandy does not look like it will have a big impact on car and truck production short of shutdowns for....More
Oct 02, 2012

September Sales Thread: SAAR Best Since Spring 2008

September SAAR nears 14.9 million, best since March 2008, despite modest showing by GM, Ford....More
Sep 04, 2012

August SAAR Soars to Post-Clunker High

It had to happen eventually. If consensus 2012 LV sales forecasts of 14.3 million to 14.5 million were to have any chance of being right, the U.S....More

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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