Blog Contributors

John Sousanis

John Sousanis oversees WardsAuto data operations as Director of Information Content, and is Ward’sAuto sales analyst. Follow John on Twitter @CountingCars.

 

Jan 05, 2015

(FINAL) December 2014 Sales Thread: U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Rise to Eight-Year High

U.S. automakers delivered 16.435 million light vehicles in 2014, a 5.8% improvement over prior year and the industry's highest sales tally since 2006....More

Haig Stoddard

Haig Stoddard is a veteran automotive industry analyst. His current focus is North America production and longterm sales forecasting.

Oct 30, 2014

Behind the Tesla Controversy

Rather than drawing conclusions from one month’s worth of results, long-term trends such as rolling 6- or 12-month sales, or year-to-date results, are what those who closely follow the industry use as a better way to gauge an automaker’s health in a particular market....More

Drew Winter

Drew Winter is Editor-in-Chief of WardsAuto World magazine and a Senior Editor at WardsAuto.com. He was won numerous awards for his work in both print and digital media and has been covering the auto industry since 1978.

Jan 15, 2015

CD Players Not Dead Yet

The ability of the CD player, and the cassette player before it, to live long past their expected departure date should be a lesson to all technology forecasters....More

Jim Ziegler

Jim Ziegler, president of Ziegler Supersystems, is a trainer, commentator and public speaker on dealership issues.

Dec 30, 2014

AutoNation Reinvents Itself, Again

The country’s No.1 dealership chain invests in an ambitious initiative to generate its own sales leads, not buy other’s....More

David E. Zoia

As Editorial Director, I oversee much of what goes into WardsAuto.com, enjoying a ringside seat that lets me observe up close just about every facet of the industry worldwide. I have covered the automotive sector for some 30 years, most of that right here at WardsAuto. I've reported on...

Sep 24, 2014

Odds Are Cadillac’s New York Stay to Be Temporary

Culture clashes, cost-cutting pressures or failure to complete the Herculean task of reviving Cadillac’s image all could be drivers for bringing the brand back home....More
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