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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
Aug 03, 2010

July LV Sales Inch Above Year Ago, SAAR Holds at Forecast Level

GM 199,612 DSR +2.4%; Ford: 167,932 DSR -0.8%; Toyota: 169,224 DSR -6.8% See all company results: U.S. Sales Summary....More
Jul 01, 2010

June LV Sales Indicate Slow Recovery

DSR %CHange Vs Yr. Ago GM: +11.9%; Toyota: +6.8%; Ford: + 13.6%; Chrysler: +35.7%; Mercedes/Smart: +20.2%; Nissan:....More
Jun 02, 2010

Rental companies give US LV sales a boost

See Key Data: U.S. Sales Summary table. Rental companies bolster U.S. LV total Detroit 3 up 22.1% Chrysler breaks....More
May 03, 2010

April U.S. Sales up 19.9%, Dip Below Incentive-Fueled March Levels

See Ward's Sales Day Summary Table - updated throughout the day. See final U.S. April Sales story. April U.S....More
Apr 01, 2010

March U.S. LV Sales hit 11.8 Mln SAAR- Toyota up 72% from Feb. Did Incentives initiatives fall flat for other OEMs?

See Ward's U.S. Sales summary table for company by company results. - TOYOTA DSR JUST 50 BELOW GM'S CHRYSLER....More
Mar 10, 2010

Whither Went GM’s Pickups? Company Too Slow to Move on February Incentives?

As company set sights on Toyota did it lose focus in key segment? GM sold fewer pickups on a daily basis in....More
Mar 02, 2010

February U.S. LV Sales UP 13.3% - FORD OUTSELLS GM, Chrysler Tops Year Ago

UPDATED 2:45 pm See U.S. Sales Summary table. U.S. light vehicle sales up 13.3% over year ago Ford beats GM in....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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