Truck Sales


Cheap fuel forces industry to make tough choices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2016

Fiat Chrysler's product shift to more trucks and fewer cars rests on the conclusion that low oil prices are permanent. Set aside considerations of why FCA made such a strong commitment. Focus on a larger question: Is it certain that oil prices will stay low?... Read More »

Big-bucks trucks are part of the luxury market, says Autonation CEO

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Extremely pricey pickups should be counted as premium vehicles, says AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson. And German luxury makers shouldn't try to get into that luxury segment, he adds.... Read More »

Toyota ramps up its truck production, with caution

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 18, 2016

Toyota plans to boost output of light trucks in 2016 to tap the hot market for SUVs and crossovers, but it will do so cautiously with an eye to the flattening market, Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz said.... Read More »

Nissan could join off-road battle

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

Just days after it began selling the redesigned 2016 Titan XD, Nissan suggested it may enter the small niche of performance off-road pickups with the Titan Warrior Concept. The concept, with massive wheels, a raised suspension, heavy-duty springs and an enhanced engine, would pit Nissan against the performance-tuned Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram Power Wagon and Toyota Tundra TRD Pro.... Read More »

As sales lose sizzle, is industry prepared?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 16, 2016

After six years of rapidly rising car sales, the road ahead for the U.S. auto industry is going to be much tougher. Sales may set another record in 2016, but the rate of growth will almost certainly fall to the low single digits, and that may only come by squeezing margins.... Read More »

Chuck Norris and giggles: What people think of Honda's '17 Ridgeline

2:29 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2016

Honda's newest Ridgeline looks truer to a pickup while retaining platform ties to its Honda siblings, namely the Honda Odyssey minivan and Pilot crossover, and the Acura MDX crossover. Here's what some critics, analysts and others think about the redesigned truck.... Read More »

Honda takes second shot at U.S. pickup market with new Ridgeline

8:47 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Looking to repeat the innovation of the original but not duplicate its offbeat styling, Honda showcased an all-new Ridgeline midsize pickup that comes online as smaller trucks gain favor with consumers again.... Read More »

Soon you'll be able to pick up some pickups at the post office

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 11, 2016

Later this year, the U.S. Postal Service will issue its third set of stamps honoring classic vehicles. This time, American pickups are the subject.... Read More »

Forecasters see U.S. sales up this year, but softer 2017

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2016

Sales of new vehicles in the U.S. are cruising towards a new record in 2016, analysts agree, though they add that sales may then soften in 2017. In addition, Tom Webb, Cox Automotive's chief economist, warns of an “unhealthy disregard for the downside risks.”... Read More »


In a record year, what was hot (and cold)

10:40 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

Last year's record U.S. light-vehicle sales were powered by booming crossover, pickup and SUV demand while consumers gave a cold shoulder to most cars. Crossovers were 2015's hottest wheels, with overall sales rising 17 percent year-over-year to 4,337,098 vehicles.... Read More »

U.S. average new-vehicle fuel economy drops below 25 mpg

11:10 am U.S. ET | Jan. 7, 2016

While the U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015, the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased last year fell below 25 mpg for the first time in nearly two years, a monthly report said.... Read More »

Nissan sets records as 4 key nameplates climb

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

The Nissan brand rose to record U.S. sales in December and 2015 on the backs of four nameplates -- the Rogue, Sentra, Versa and Murano. The Nissan division tallied 124,207 sales last month, up 18 percent from a year earlier and a December record. Its year ended with a record 1,351,420 sales, up 6.4 percent from 2014.... Read More »

Ford posts best sales year since 2006; Lincoln tops 100,000

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Ford achieved its best annual U.S. sales since 2006 and sold more Ford F-series pickups in December than in any other month in the past decade. The Lincoln brand surpassed 100,000 units for the first time since 2008.... Read More »

VW slips 9.1% in December; Passat decline offsets Golf, Tiguan

5:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Volkswagen of America’s sales fell last month as a major drop in Passat midsize sedan sales offset strong Tiguan compact crossover deliveries. The embattled German brand sold 30,956 vehicles last month, off 9.1 percent from December 2014.... Read More »

Trucks lift Toyota, Lexus

5:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Toyota Motor Corp. posted its highest December sales ever, and Lexus moved into second place among U.S. luxury brands with its best year in history. The Toyota brand achieved a 4.7 percent gain on the year, while Scion dropped 3.2 percent, its third consecutive year of declining sales.... Read More »

GM rises 5.7% in December on pickups, Cadillac surge

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

General Motors' December U.S. sales rose 5.7 percent, as strong demand for pickups and a surge in volume at Cadillac helped push the company's average transaction price to a record high of $37,000.... Read More »

Hyundai, Kia deliveries reach all-time highs in U.S.

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

A slightly down December didn't stop the Hyundai brand from having its strongest year to date in 2015 after moving 761,710 vehicles in the U.S., a 5 percent gain from 2014. The news was just as good at stablemate Kia, which tallied its best annual sales ever with 625,818 vehicles.... Read More »

American Honda rides trucks to December, annual records

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

American Honda, including Acura brand, set a December U.S. sales record, as sales rose 9.9 percent to 150,893 cars and light trucks. Full-year sales climbed 3 percent to a record 1,586,551.... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler wins first Canadian sales title

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won the Canadian auto sales title for the first time in its 90-year history, posting a 1.1 percent gain in sales to 293,061 vehicles, as the industry followed U.S. trends and reported record-breaking sales in 2015.... Read More »

BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes

10:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for second place.... Read More »

Subaru sets another U.S. volume milestone with 13% gain in 2015

1:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Subaru of America set its seventh consecutive sales record last year, selling 582,675 vehicles - an increase of 13 percent over the prior year.... Read More »

Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2016

Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history.... Read More »


Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the month, moved closer to an annual record. Gains among major players fell within a narrow range of 0.3 percent at Ford Motor Co. to 3.8 percent at Nissan Motor Co. Hyundai-Kia's 7.1 percent gain stood out in percentage terms. Only American Honda and Volkswagen Group declined.... Read More »

'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2015

Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford said, it will offer most of its vehicles with 0 percent, 60-month loans plus $1,000 cash back after dropping its no-haggle “Friends & Neighbors” promotion a month earlier than planned.... Read More »

Honda Ridgeline ditches flying buttress profile

10:00 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2015

Honda's second-generation Ridgeline truck shed a few more layers of camouflage recently, as spy photographers snapped the upcoming pickup ahead of its Detroit auto show debut in January.... Read More »

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