GM extends summer shutdown at 2 plants amid car slumpWed, 14, Jun 2017
GM is extending the normal two-week summer shutdowns at two U.S. assembly plants to as many as five weeks amid a slump in car demand and high inventories. The Lordstown, Ohio, factory builds the Chevrolet Cruze and the Fairfax, Kan., plant assembles the Chevrolet Malibu.
Inventory rises as GM stockpilesMon, 12, Jun 2017
Nissans crowding rental lots carry risk as U.S. sales slowWed, 31, May 2017
Japan's automakers scramble to fill truck gapSun, 14, May 2017
NADA sticks to 2017 U.S. sales forecast of 17.1 millionWed, 05, Apr 2017
Analyst warns of incentives' pressure on used pricesFri, 27, Jan 2017
Incentive spending, combined with a glut of off-lease vehicles returning to market, could push used prices down by about 4.8 percent this year, the lowest level since the economy was emerging from the recession in 2010, one analyst says.
FCA: Sales slip 14% despite strong month for RamThu, 01, Dec 2016
U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flagsTue, 02, Aug 2016
Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales for July, amid rising incentives and sustained demand for trucks, as the industry kicked off the second half of the year with a 0.5 percent gain. The SAAR came in at 17.86 million -- the highest rate of the year and above forecasts. But Ford warned the new-vehicle market has become “very price sensitive.”
August forecast to produce third monthly U.S. sales dip of 2016Fri, 26, Aug 2016
August is expected to mark the third month in 2016 that U.S. new-vehicle sales declined from a year ago, forecasters said, offering more evidence that the market is at or possibly past its peak. Four forecasts call for sales to fall from 2.1 percent to more than 5 percent.
U.S. market still has upside, some industry CEOs sayWed, 10, Aug 2016
With sales plateauing, some automakers pile on incentivesMon, 08, Aug 2016
July sales were 1.1 percent ahead of last year's record pace. But several forecasters have reduced their outlook for the remainder of 2016, and some automakers are starting to fight the stagnating market with more aggressive incentives.