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Global Light Vehicle Sales Drop -5% in March

The slight nudge up came from an easing in YoY losses in China, and an  improved selling rate in the USA. Consultancy LMC notes that Western Europe had a “disappointing month, while the Japanese, Korean and South American markets all continued to struggle in YoY terms.” Continue reading

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Honda Sets Records for Worldwide Vehicle Production

Total domestic automobile sales in the Japanese market for the month of January 2019 experienced a year-on-year increase at 75,776 (+24% )f or the fourth consecutive month since October 2018. New vehicle registrations experienced a year-on-year increase for the first time in two months (since November 2018). Continue reading

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HondaJet Sales First in Class for Second Consecutive Year

Honda Aircraft Company has changed its aircraft production line from the original HondaJet to the HondaJet Elite and will continue to offer the performance package developed by the Advanced Performance Modification Group (APMG) for the original HondaJet. The company expects to maintain production of four to five aircraft per month. Continue reading

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Global Light Vehicle Sales Start New Year with a Whimper

A worrisome ghost dancing across AutoInformed’s screen is that 2019 began in a cowed manner in most major markets with the weakness that has been evident for several months continuing. Chinese LV sales were again the most influential for the global market, with another double-digit YoY decline. China of course us is enmeshed in a Trump tariff tirade. Continue reading

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EU Passenger car registrations ‐4.6% in January 2019

During January 2019, the European passenger car market saw a slow start to the year, posting a -4.6% decline compared to one year ago. This makes for six straight months of decline before the impending Brexit disaster takes hold.

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Wither US Automotive Sales? Uncertainties Abound

CAR notes that there are “many risks to the 2019 automotive outlook: Will 2019 be the start of the economic downturn? How will U.S. trade policies affect the auto industry? Will regulatory and technological developments start to change what products are made and sold in North America?” Continue reading

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GM Canada Sales Drop 15% as Boycott Bites

The boycott against GM for its Canadian job cuts and the closing of the award winning – for productivity and quality – Oshawa plant in violation of its Unifor union contract announced at the end of last year is having a negative effect on Canadians’ purchase consideration. Continue reading

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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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