September 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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September 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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Both leaves and temperatures may be falling across large parts of North America but auto sales did the exact opposite last month, increasing by a stellar amount as drivers flocked to showrooms like birds flying south. Continue Reading...

July 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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July 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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For better or worse summer is rapidly drawing to a close. This is bad news for fair-weather aficionados but it’s actually been a great season for automakers. July sales are in and last month’s year-over-year performance was up a healthy 5.3 percent. Continue Reading...

January 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

January 2015 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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Another month is in the books! January is done and gone just like childhood memories of Space Camp. How well did automakers do? Let’s break it down. Continue Reading...

August 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

August 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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Like memories of band camp August is dead and buried. Regrettably the eighth month of the year didn’t go quietly; it took summer down with it. Sure, the season’s not officially over but we’re too emotionally devastated about the loss to care. At least new-vehicle sales in the U.S. were strong. Continue Reading...

April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

April 2014 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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After one of the worst winters in recent memory America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. In addition to longer days, spring is also bringing warmer temperatures as the sun wakes up from hibernation. But were April car sales as nice? Did better weather get more people in the mood… to buy a… Continue Reading...

December 2013 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers

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December 2013 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers
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The numbers are in, figures tabulated and Champaign corks popped. It’s a brand-new year and 2013 is forever in the rear-view mirror. New-vehicle sales for December have finally been reported. Overall deliveries were pretty flat across the board. Roughly 2,600 vehicles separate last month’s performance from the same period in 2012. Cold, snowy weather kept… Continue Reading...

Real World Fuel Economy Top Complaint Among Green Car Buyers: Study

Real World Fuel Economy Top Complaint Among Green Car Buyers: Study
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In a recent study released by J.D. Power Asia Pacific, overall customer satisfaction with new-vehicle sales has declined, while fuel efficiency is the most frequently cited factor in choosing a new vehicle. Continue Reading...

US Auto Sales Rise As Import Price Gap Increases Thanks To Rising Yen

US Auto Sales Rise As Import Price Gap Increases Thanks To Rising Yen
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As the Yen continues its march against the dollar, Japanese manufacturers are less likely to offer incentives to move metal off dealer lots; in fact average industry wide spending on incentives fell some 9.6 percent through September, down to $2,498 per vehicle. Continue Reading...