May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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May 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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May was a heck of a month in the auto industry. A deluge of recall announcements flooded the news and continued to erode profits, but sales continued to pour in… for some companies. Continue Reading...

Toyota on Track to Regain Title As World’s Largest Automaker

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Toyota on Track to Regain Title As World’s Largest Automaker
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Toyota has announced its sales figures for the first half of 2012, and the numbers look like Toyota will be able to beat out GM and Volkswagen in sales for 2012. In the first six months of this year the Japanese automaker sold 4.97 million vehicles. Continue Reading...

April 2012 Sales Summary: Chrysler, Toyota and VW Gain While Ford and GM Drop

April 2012 Sales Summary: Chrysler, Toyota and VW Gain While Ford and GM Drop
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The April 2012 sales numbers were released today, and Chrysler and Toyota have the most to rejoice over, while Ford and General Motors need to do a little bit of catching up.  Continue Reading...

A Month of Strong Auto Sales: February in Review

A Month of Strong Auto Sales: February in Review
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February treated the auto industry well this year, at least for the most part. The majority of automakers saw sales increases over the same month last year. Chrysler was the big winner, reporting a 40 percent sales increase over February of last year. Even GM posted a tiny 1.1 percent gain over last year despite… Continue Reading...

US Auto Sales Growth Ahead Of China For First Time In Over A Decade

US Auto Sales Growth Ahead Of China For First Time In Over A Decade
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For the first time in at least 14 years, China’s auto sales growth trailed America’s after China’s government ended stimulus measures and their economic expansion started plateauing. Total vehicle sales in China rose 2.5-percent to 18.5-million, compared with the 3-percent median estimate from five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Even though the country remains the world’s… Continue Reading...

Despite A Slow May, Auto Sales Expected To Reach Highest Level Since 2008

Despite A Slow May, Auto Sales Expected To Reach Highest Level Since 2008
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Nevertheless, the overall outlook remains optimistic. Among the automakers; Toyota says it expects production to return to around 70 percent of normal levels by June, while Honda says it will resume full capacity by August. Continue Reading...

U.S. Auto Sales Expected to Rise in November on Demand for Trucks, SUVs

U.S. Auto Sales Expected to Rise in November on Demand for Trucks, SUVs
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And among the overall increase in truck demand, individual vehicles have scored particularly significant gains. Sales of Ford’s F-Series pickups have climbed by 30 percent through October, while sales of Chrysler’s Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV (recently revamped for 2011) rose by 41 percent in the same period. Continue Reading...