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2017 US Sales Trickle Down – Reversing Run-up

Unlike the alleged positive – or certainly debatable – effects of the Trump tax cuts for the rich, the 2017 calendar year saw US auto sales trickle slowly down from previous record years. AutoData Corp. says the seasonally adjusted annual … Continue reading

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March U.S. Auto Sales Slump on Trump Russian Ties – Possibly Treason – Over Helping Communist Meddling with Election

Perhaps more ominous is the average length of time a car occupied a dealer’s – 70 days in March – the longest amount of time since July 2009. This is good for banks doing the financing but maybe a problem for potential customers, and certainly auto dealers who are holding the floor plan loans as the calendar turns over – incurring interest – each day, every un-sold day. Continue reading

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January U.S. Auto Sales Post Traditional Slump

Demand for trucks continued to surge with the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado, and Ram pickups dominating the top three spots on the month’s top ten list. Continue reading

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November US Auto Sales Strong. Another Record Year?

Of note, is the ongoing struggles of the Volkswagen brand mired in the Dieselgate scandal. The Golf was down 11,894 ytd – off 34%. All VW nameplates were down -10% in what remains a booming market. Continue reading

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Chilly September as U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Slow

U.S. light vehicle sales in September once again slowed from the record-setting pace established at the beginning of the year. Continue reading

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U.S. August Vehicle Sales Slump

Pickup trucks, SUVs and crossovers continued to take share with 910,476 sold  in August sales (+2.4%) or more than 60% of the market in the U.S.  The ongoing drop in car sales continued at 600,977 sold or -12.6% year-over-year for … Continue reading

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U.S. Sales Soar in March Madness. Ford Edges GM as Number One. Toyota Bests FCA for Third. Trends or Quirks?

Once again truck and SUV sales were soaring during March 2016 at 908,000 posting an +11.4% increase compared to 2015. Car sales at 688,000 declined -6%. The leaders of the pack, as always were Ford F-Series (74,000), Chevrolet Silverado (48.000), Ram (45,000). Continue reading

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Truck Galore! July US Auto Sales Best in Ten Years

In third place behind the Ford F-Series and Chevrolet Silverado pickups, the Toyota Camry again led the offshore brand sales at 38,435 units. The Honda Accord was in fifth place and the Nissan Altima in sixth place, with sales up 27% to 33,842 units. Not one Detroit Three car made the Top Ten list. Continue reading

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February US Sales Gains mostly from Trucks

Slumping car sales and rising truck, SUV and crossover sales in February saw auto sales at 1.26 million units as trucks rose 12% and passenger cars dropped 1.4%. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate came in at 16.23 million compared to February 2014 at 15.41 million. Continue reading

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Strong US November Sales. Offshore Brands Upping Share

U.S. vehicle sales in November were up strongly with offshore brands increasing their market share to 55.3% in spite of strong truck sales that traditionally favor the Detroit Three. Toyota Motor was on the verge of displacing Ford as the Number Two automaker. Continue reading

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U.S. Auto Sales Thaw in April

U.S. auto sales increased in April with the overall market up 8.1% for all brands to 1.391 million vehicles. AutoData said the seasonally adjusted annual rate, or SAAR, for April at 16.04 million, showed an improvement from 15.9 million units in April 2013. Offshore brands held a 53.9% market share, selling 750,328 vehicles, down from a market share of 55.1 percent and sales of 847,047 units last month. Continue reading

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Trucks Dominate U.S. October Sales as Offshore Brands Dip

The government shut down. The SAAR slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15.23 million units. Offshore brands were outpaced by soaring Detroit Three truck and SUV sales, according to the final October U.S. sales results from AutoData. Continue reading

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Asian Brands Dominate U.S. August Sales

While the pickup truck market dominated by the Detroit Three exploded during August, in the crucial and larger car market, Asian brands ruled. Continue reading

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Offshore Brands Move Ahead in July. Toyota outsells Ford

GM by slightly outperforming an overall market that was up 14% easily held onto its Number One spot in the U.S. at 234,071 vehicles sold. However, Ford Motor slipped to Number Three as Toyota had a stronger month with sales soaring to 193,394 to Ford’s 190,080. March of 2010 was the last time Toyota topped Ford and with new Corolla compact car and Tundra pickup trucks just entering production, the back half of the year will see a battle royal between the two global automakers. Continue reading

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June U.S. Auto Sales Soar to Best Month in Six Years

The resulting seasonally adjusted annual rate or SAAR of 15.96 million vehicles caught the auto industry by surprise and is troublesome for Michigan-based automakers who cut hundreds of thousands of jobs and shut plants during 2008 and 2009. They are are now scrambling to increase capacity using forced overtime and the cancellation of vacations, which demeans workers and assuredly will cause recall and quality problems down the road. Continue reading

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