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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 Sales

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
Aug 01, 2012

July Light Vehicle SAAR Continues to Top 14 million

GM grabbed its third-lowest market share ever, in July, while Japanese companies, led by Honda's 57.4% hike in daily sales, registered huge increases....More
Jul 03, 2012

U.S. Sales Bounce Back: June SAAR Tops 14 Million

U.S. Light Vehicle sales bounced back from an unexpected May dip, finishing with a June SAAR slightly above 14 million units, directly in line with....More
Jun 01, 2012

May Sales Surprisingly Bad

U.S. Light Vehicle sales fell unexpectedly to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 13.73 million units, the lowest SAAR since December, and far below....More
May 01, 2012

April U.S. Sales Validate Q1 Results

April U.S. LV sales kept pace with first quarter results, tracking well ahead of early 2012 projections....More
Apr 19, 2012

Can Honda Make All the Cars it Can Sell (or Sell All the Cars it Can Make)?

Honda ads tout "Big Inventories," but will recent buildups be enough to help regain the company's lost market share?....More
Apr 04, 2012

Sales Day Notebook: GM Share falls to all time low.

Items of note from March U.S. Light Vehicle sales:....More
Apr 03, 2012

First Quarter Sales Up 13.4%

U.S. Light Vehicle sales equated to a 14.35 million SAAR in March, bringing the seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales for the entire first quarter....More
Mar 01, 2012

February SAAR Rockets Upward On Better Than Expected Sales

WardsAuto was on the optimistic side of industry forecasters, but even Ward's outlook wasn't sunny enough to account for a spike in February sales....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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