Detroit Three auto makers took the lead in market share in first-half 2013, bucking the notion a resurgent Japanese contingent would tilt the scale in favor of the Asian brands this year. General Motors, Ford and Chrysler combined for a 46.1% slice of the U.S. light-vehicle market through June, WardsAuto data shows, up a full point from year-ago. Meanwhile, Asia-based auto makers saw share decline to 45.0%, from 45.9% in first-half 2012. European brands were flat at 8.9% in like-2013, ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Detroit Wrestles U.S. Share Lead From Asians" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Lisa Williamson by email: or phone: (248) 799-2642

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.

Already registered? here.