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Audi joins Mercedes in posting a record sales month in March

6:44 am U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
FRANKFURT -- Audi has posted a new company record for global sales in a single month. The automaker said today that its March volume rose 15 percent to 170,450 vehicles.
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Stung by Ram win in March, Chevy further juices Silverado incentives

4:11 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2014
Within hours of a General Motors spokesman saying it was easy to “buy market share” after the Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, GM opened its wallet to buy it back.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 1.54 million units in March, exceeding analysts' forecasts and signaling the auto industry has shaken off its sluggish start to 2014. The seasonally adjusted sales rate -- a broad gauge of the industry's health -- surged to 16.4 million units from 15.3 million units a year ago. It's the best showing for the SAAR since November 2013 and among the highest in the past seven years.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

March light-vehicle volume projected to rise 2% to 1.5 million

7:12 am U.S. ET | March 31, 2014
After severe winter weather put a freeze on U.S. light-vehicle deliveries in January and February, industrywide sales are forecast to rise 2 percent to 1.48 million light vehicles in March. The annualized sales rate, adjusted for seasonal factors, may rise to 15.8 million units, based on the average of 14 estimates, from 15.3 million a year earlier.... Read More »

 

February auto sales forecast cut to 15.5 million pace, LMC says

3:49 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 26, 2014
LMC Automotive reduced its estimate for U.S. auto sales in February after retail transactions last week were weaker than anticipated. LMC now projects an annualized selling rate, adjusted for seasonal trends, of 15.5 million, down from an earlier estimate of 15.7 million.... Read More »

 

RICHARD TRUETT

Make GM whole again with some Pontiac dust

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2014
What a surprise I got when I reached into my mailbox this week and pulled out a nice thick envelope from the Pontiac division of General Motors touting GM's new 2014 cars.... Read More »

 

Toyota predicts a 10-million year

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 27, 2014
After falling just short in 2013, Toyota says that this year it will become the first automaker to sell 10 million vehicles worldwide.... Read More »

 

SAAR to rise to 15.9 million in January, analysts predict

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 24, 2014
U.S. auto sales are projected to rise slightly this month, and one forecaster says retail deliveries will reach the highest January level in a decade. LMC Automotive today estimated sales would be up 1 percent from January 2013, while Kelley Blue Book predicted a 2 percent gain.... Read More »

 

Buick sells 1.03 million vehicles globally, breaks record set in '84

6:30 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
General Motors said it sold a record 1.03 million Buick vehicles globally last year, the highest total since 1984, before the brand entered China, which is now its largest market.... Read More »

 

Bentley sales up 19% in 2013 on Flying Spur demand

9:21 am U.S. ET | Jan. 8, 2014
Bentley Motors posted a 19 percent gain in 2013 deliveries on demand for the revamped Flying Spur.... Read More »

 

BYD says Chinese cars headed to U.S. in late 2015

2:16 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Chinese cars are poised to begin hitting U.S. showrooms by as soon as next year. BYD, the Chinese automaker backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, plans to introduce about four models for its U.S. debut at the end of 2015, said Stella Li, the senior vice president in charge of the company's U.S. business.... Read More »

 

This time, 16 million sales forecast is on merit

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 28, 2013
New U.S. light-vehicle sales are widely expected to surpass 16 million in 2014 for the first time since 2007, the culmination of a long recovery from the disastrous recession.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Industry must steer clear of the off-lease trap GM's wise move

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
The leasing rebound means more off-lease customers are starting to return to the market.... Read More »

 

GM pricing hits record as deliveries rise 14%

3:34 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2013
General Motors' November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands and helping to lift the average price of a GM vehicle to a record high.... Read More »

 

In October, fleet again takes a back seat to retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Robust retail sales again drove U.S. light-vehicle sales in October, and many automakers continued to slow down on fleet volume.... Read More »

 

Hertz expects to double its retail vehicle sales in 2 years

4:11 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 5, 2013
Hertz Global Holdings plans to at least double the number of retired rental vehicles it sells to retail consumers over the next two years, its top executive said today.... Read More »

 

As Scion slips, Toyoda urges patience

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 4, 2013
Akio Toyoda, scion of Toyota Motor Corp.'s founding family, has words of encouragement for Scion dealers who have soured on the brand's shrinking sales: Hang in there.... Read More »

 

Toyota -- boosted by weaker yen -- outsells GM, others in 3rd quarter

6:53 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Toyota outsold General Motors and all other carmakers for the second time in three quarters, in the latest example of how Japan's largest manufacturers are benefiting from Abenomics.... Read More »

 

September sales increase lifts hopes in Europe

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 21, 2013
A 6 percent September increase in European car sales raised hopes that the region is emerging from its slump, but automakers and governments are still propping up demand.... Read More »

 

MIKE COLIAS

Buick's new game plan for reviving Regal sales

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 4, 2013
What's wrong with Buick Regal sales? That's the question asked often of Buick executives over the past 18 months. Why 18 months? Because that's around the time the smaller, less expensive Verano compact sedan entered Buick's lineup.... Read More »

 

SEPTEMBER U.S. SALES

Ford, Chrysler big winners as U.S. volume slips 4%

8:00 am U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
U.S. sales of light vehicles slipped 4 percent last month as automakers were dragged down by a quirk in the industry's reporting schedule and signs of skittish consumers. Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group were the only major automakers in the winners column, where they were joined by Subaru, BMW Group and Jaguar Land Rover. Sales fell at GM, Toyota Motor, Honda, Nissan and the Hyundai-Kia Group.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Is industry discipline slip-sliding away?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 21, 2013
Today there's a new voice asking if the U.S. auto industry is losing its steely discipline and about to relapse into sin.... Read More »

 

Web action seen as sign of fall boom

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Traffic to dealership Web sites and vehicle shopping sites has surged this summer, foreshadowing growing auto sales through at least mid-October, says Dataium, which monitors auto Web site activity.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Slower growth ahead

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
U.S. auto sales are headed toward a fourth straight year of growth.... Read More »

 

Demand for diesels, Audis bright spot for VW

2:07 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Volkswagen Group of America gained from strong demand for diesel cars in August, but the VW brand's sales again fell shy of last year's pace as Audi continued its surge in the luxury segment with a 22 percent sales gain.... Read More »

 

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