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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
Feb 01, 2012

2012 Sales Off and Running

U.S. Light Vehicle sales topped 910,000 units in January bringing the monthly SAAR to 14.1 million units - the first time the SAAR has cracked the 14....More
Dec 01, 2011

November SAAR Best of Year

U.S. Sales Summary table WardsAuto forecast SAAR: 13.7 million Current Estimated SAAR: 13.6 million Selling....More
Nov 01, 2011

October sales better, but barely

Current October SAAR Estimate: 13.2 million units Actual September SAAR: 13.05 million units See October U.S....More
Oct 03, 2011

September SAAR Soars to 13 million

September Forecast SAAR - 12.34 million September current estimated SAAR - 13.04 million August actual SAAR: 12.1....More
Sep 01, 2011

August SAAR Steady Despite Irene

U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Summary table Forecast SAAR 12. 1 million Final August SAAR: 12.1 million Forecasters....More
Aug 02, 2011

July SAAR Tops 12 million - Detroit 3 up 15%

U.S. Sales Summary Table CURRENT ESTIMATED SAAR: 12.2 million Ward's Forecast SAAR (with new BEA factors): 12.02....More
Jul 01, 2011

Light Vehicle SAAR Falls to 12-Month Low

JUNE SALES RATE FALLS TO 11.4 MILLION PUBLIC DATA: U.S. Sales Summary Table SUBSCRIBER DATA: U.S. Light Vehicle....More
Jun 01, 2011

SAAR Falls Below 12 Million as Toyota Sales Plummet

U.S. Sales Summary Table SAAR finishes at 11.76 million units U.S. Light Vehicle Sales fell to an annualized rate....More
May 03, 2011

Small Car Sales Boost SAAR to 13.1 Million Units

SAAR at 13.1 Million Units with All Reporting U.S. Sales Summary table Market movement toward small cars, coupled....More
Apr 01, 2011

SAAR Finishes at 13.1 Million, Ford Bests GM for First Time in 13 Years

NISSAN, HYUNDAI, KIA SET SALES RECORDS, SAAR @13.1 Million See Company Results: U.S. Sales Summary Table After....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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