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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

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
Mar 01, 2011

Price War? Widespread Incentives Boost SAAR to 13.4 Million

FINAL SAAR: 13.4 million. See sales summary table. After GM aggressivley pursued the retail market in January,....More
Feb 01, 2011

U.S. LV SAAR rises (slightly) for fifth straight month

See company updates: U.S. Sales Summary table U.S. L.V SAAR: 12.54 million units U.S. auto makers sold 816,653....More
Jan 04, 2011

December SAAR hits 12.5 Mln - 2010 Sales Up 11.1%

Sales updates throughout the day: U.S. Sales Summary Table U.S. LV SAAR 12.5 million units. Light vehicle sales....More
Dec 01, 2010

November Sales Best Year-Ago by 12%, SAAR holds at 12.2 million for 2nd Month

U.S. Sales Summary Table U.S. Light Vehicle Sales were up 12% over year-ago, bringing the industry’s year-to-date....More
Nov 03, 2010

October Scores Highest (non-Clunker) SAAR in 2 years

October daily sales for all but two automakers outperformed year-ago, as industry light vehicle sales tracked 17.5%....More
Oct 01, 2010

SAAR Only Meaningful Measure of September Sales

Year over Year Daily Sales Rate: GM: 11.5%; Ford: 46.4%; Chrysler: 61.1%; Toyota: 16.8% Company by company data:....More
Sep 01, 2010

August sales track 18% below Clunker-Year Fueled Year Ago

Government program beneficiaries generally down - Scrappage losers make gains over year-ago See U.S. Sales Summary....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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