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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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US June Auto Sales Strong Despite Recall Mania

Led by the Detroit Three, June auto sales bode well for the second half of 2014 even as recalls pervade the industry. Detroit Three brands finished June with a 46.2% market share with sales of 656,965 vehicles because of strong SUV and pickup truck sales – hurting Asian brands, whose share dropped almost 2 percentage points at 632,027 vehicles, compared to 743,937 vehicles last month. For the GM watchers, sales of 268,000 resulted in a share of 18.8%, meaning the ignition switch tragedy and fiasco has not hurt its brands thus far.
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Holiday Shoppers Boost November U.S. Auto Sales

The upshot was a SAAR or seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate of more than 16 million – back to the levels before the Bush Great Recession years took hold starting in 2008. Continue reading

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September U.S. Auto Sales Down for First Month in Three Years

U.S. Auto sales of light vehicles declined in September for the first time in three years, as a calendar quirk and weakening of Asian brand vehicles displaced strong growth at the Detroit Three. Continue reading

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Five of the Top Ten Sellers Are Now Detroit Three Vehicles

Five of the Top Ten selling vehicles in the U.S. during May came from the Detroit Three as strong pickup truck sales continued and the Chevrolet Malibu and Ford Fusion had solid months. As it has for 30 years, the F-150 led the list, and strong sales of the Chevrolet Silverado allowed it to nudge Honda out of third place with the Toyota Camry still in second place as it was in April. The Dodge Ram also reappeared in the Top Ten for the first time since February. All of the other spots were taken by Honda and Toyota, each with three models in the Top Ten. Continue reading

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