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Used-car loophole for recalls tightens up

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
While a proposed federal law to close the used-car loophole is dead for now, efforts to keep unrepaired recalled vehicles out of circulation are stirring.

A boost in fleet helps Jan. sales stay afloat

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Strong fleet volume lifted overall sales of new light vehicles in the U.S. in January -- almost enough to overcome a shortened calendar and a winter storm.
LUXURY LAGS

Premium brands face challenges as incentives rise and trucks rule the day

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Luxury sales are slowing down, particularly on the car side. Can the luxury automakers keep a lid on their incentives and inventories?

AutoNation's recall policy disrupts used-vehicle business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
AutoNation's recall policy challenged its used-vehicle business in the fourth quarter.

The inventory is too low? Oh, the irony

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8, 2016
Wall Street analysts tend to keep a wary eye on automakers' vehicle inventory.

GM sacrifices rental sales to nab higher-margin business

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2016
GM is in the midst of a big cutback in sales to rental fleets, an effort that executives say is aimed at improving the bottom line, even if it stunts...

Margin squeeze hurts used-vehicle prices, economist says

1:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 5, 2016
The Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index dipped in January, registering only its second decline in the last eight months.

JANUARY 2016 U.S. SALES

Snowstorms drive sales down 0.4%; SAAR rises to 17.55 million

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
U.S. auto sales declined 0.4 percent last month, as severe winter weather pushed some consumers to put off car shopping until February.

Hyundai, Kia post slight gains to set January records

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
January U.S. sales at Hyundai-Kia were mostly flat but rose just enough to give the brands their best-ever starts to a year.

Honda cites weather for 1.7% decline; Civic surges

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Facing challenges from both calendar and climate, American Honda Motor Co. reported 100,497 sales for January, a 1.

Toyota down 4.7% as cars undercut truck gains

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Toyota Motor Sales started 2016 with a tap on the brakes, reporting a 4.7 percent decline in January sales from a year ago to 161,283 vehicles.

Subaru posts record for January

4:52 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Despite supply constraints, Subaru reported a record January and a U.S. sales increase of 0.7 percent compared with a year earlier to 41,101 vehicles.

Ford slips; rising fleets fail to offset retail decline

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Ford Motor said its retail sales fell 11 percent in January, and a rise in deliveries to car-rental companies wasn't able to fully offset the decline.

Nissan pulls ahead on strength of crossovers

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Nissan brand U.S. sales rose 3 percent in a winter storm-wracked January as crossovers and trucks gained traction.

VW sinks to 5-year low; Audi extends streak

1:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Volkswagen's U.S.

GM ekes out gain; retail up as fleet falls

8:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
General Motors posted a 0.5 percent gain in U.S.

Jeep and Dodge lift FCA to another increase

8:33 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Fiat Chrysler sales rose 6.9 percent in January as big increases by Jeep and Dodge offset sharp declines for the Chrysler and Fiat brands.

Canadian sales jump 10% after record year

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2016
Automakers reported a robust 10 percent gain in Canada for January, even as forecasters expect demand in Canada for light vehicles and trucks to...

Surge in end-of-lease cars seen pressuring prices in record sales year

6:51 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016
A surge in cars and SUVs coming out of leases have analysts predicting pressure on prices of both used and new models, curbing investor enthusiasm...

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