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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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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. 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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June Light Vehicle Sales Soar in US

U.S. light vehicle sales in June posted their highest rate since 2005 at 1.5 million, which translates to a SAAR – Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate – of 17.16 million. Continue reading

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Pickup Trucks at GM, Chrysler Claw Back U.S. Auto Market Share in September. Luxury, Family Cars Remain a Problem

Powered by thriving pickup truck sales, Chrysler and GM recaptured U.S. auto market share from offshore companies in September Continue reading

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Incentives, Closeouts Keeps US July Sales Hot

Incentives, cheap money and a recovering US light truck market kept July sales hot as 1.435 million light vehicles were peddled, an increase of 9.1%. All of the Detroit Three befitted, particularly Chrysler, but ironically, it was the Asian brands with growing truck and crossover sales that benefited the most. At a SAAR – Seasonally Adjusted Annual Selling rate of 16.48 million (July ’13 was 15.76m), there is enough business for all major makers. Overall incentives were up 8% from July 2013, averaging $2,774 per vehicle, according to AutoData. Continue reading

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Chrysler Bucks January Sales Dive in U.S. Subaru continues its Streak too

The conventional wisdom in the auto business is that winter weather was responsible for the unexpected decline in January Auto Sales in the U.S. While GM, Ford and Toyota all posted big sales drops, Chrysler, the comeback car company, reported U.S. sales of 127,183 units, an 8% increase compared with sales in January 2013 (117,731 units). 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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