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Ford Motor 2018 US Sales drop -3.5% to 2.5 Million. Cars at 486,000 dive -18%. Trucks Up Again

The continued stronger mix of trucks and SUVs at Ford Motor meant an expanded transaction pricing for another new record of $38,400 in December, a $1,600 increase compared to December last year. This outperforms the industry average of a $470 increase for the overall industry at $34,000 per vehicle. Continue reading

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Toyota N. America Sales Flat in 2018. Truck Sales Set Record

For the year, TMNA reported sales of 2,426,672 vehicles, a -0.3% decrease on a volume basis and down -0.6 percent on a DSR basis. Continue reading

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British Car Manufacturing Declines -19.6% In November

While home production fell by -1.9% in the month, exports experienced a steeper -22.8% drop – falling for the fifth month in a row. Just over 105,000 cars were exported to global markets in November, still representing some eight in every 10 cars leaving British factories. Continue reading

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2018 Auto Retail Sales Down. Transaction Prices Set Record

“Despite retail sales falling for the sixth consecutive month, the continued growth in transaction prices is allowing manufacturers to offset lower sales with higher revenue,” claims Thomas King, Senior Vice President of the Data and Analytics Division at J.D. Power. “Consumers are on pace to spend nearly $45 billion on autos in December, up 1% from last year and the highest level ever recorded.” Continue reading

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No Deal Brexit to Cost UK Auto Sector £9 Billion Per Year

It’s not only angry Trump voters who are self-destructive, the UK under the Brexit fiasco is about to lose £9 Billion a year due to a conservative Republican-like temper tantrum that will materially hurt middle class workers, as well as society as a whole. Continue reading

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NADA 2019 Light Vehicle Sales Projected at 16.8 Million

Based on a strong November, new-vehicle sales are expected to reach 17 million units in 2018, which would mark the fourth straight year of U.S. auto sales above 17 million units. (see AutoInformed: Auto Loans – Payments Higher, Subprime Lending Lower. The Federal Reserve Board is likely to raise rates in December 2018. More rate increases are likely during the early half of 2019 and then rates are expected to hold.) Continue reading

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Global Light Vehicle Sales Fall Again in November

The Chinese LV market continues to slow down, “a major source of concern given the importance of this market to global sales.” Other regions are also struggling, with YoY losses in Europe and North America, though selling rates remain robust in North America. Continue reading

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Toyota Motor November US Sales Flat

Reflecting prevailing U.S. market trends TMNA, Toyota and Lexus divisions posted best-ever November for light truck sales. Continue reading

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Ford Motor November U.S. Sales Drop -7%

Only one Ford brand car increased its sales year-to-date, except for the new GT (125 total). Overall car sales were off -19.5% for the month (34088), -17.5% for the year at 425,508. Continue reading

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U.S. Used Vehicle Prices Drop for Second Consecutive Month

While not a discernible trend yet, it’s another warning that the auto market could be headed for a downturn. Continue reading

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November Auto Sales Forecast Down First Time Since 2009

Although sales remain healthy , factors such as increasing market saturation, rising transaction prices and elevated interest rates continue to create problems for all automakers. This probably will continue into 2019, perhaps for all of 2019 AutoInformed opines as the illusion of the Trump tax cuts fades with the reality of declining middle-class wealth emerges. Continue reading

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Global Light Vehicle Sales Drop in October

Global Light Vehicle (LV) sales fell 3.8% in year-on-year (YoY) terms in October, while the selling rate rose to 92.2 million units/year, from September’s 90.2 million units/year, according to consultancy LMC. Continue reading

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Ford F-Series and HISTORY Launch Six-Hours of ‘Truck Weekend in America.’ World’s Longest Commercial?

This first-of-its-kind collaboration appears to be a commercial – thus far unseen by AutoInformed – that highlights Ford’s truck legacy of “toughness, heritage and performance.”
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October Western European Passenger Car Sales Drop -7.3%

Given the persistence of falling sales in several key markets linked to WLTP-related disruptions, LMC now sees 2018 full-year growth of a mere 0.8%, a little lower than previously. In addition, with the prospects for economic growth now looking slightly weaker in some key markets, LMC have reduced the 2019 West European sales forecast in volume terms with YoY growth seen at, gulp. 0.9%. Continue reading

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Toyota 6 Month Financial Results – $11.29 Billion Net Income

Once again Toyota proved its operating prowess, which consistently place it in the running for the largest and mot profitable automaker in the world as it transforms itself into a mobility company to be reckoned with. Continue reading

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