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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)?2

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.4

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

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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