June volume dips as Detroit 3 slip, Honda, Toyota, Nissan riseJuly 3
U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 2.9 percent in June behind another weak month for cars and lower fleet shipments. Toyota, Nissan and Honda chalked up modest gains while the Detroit 3 slipped as the industry posted its sixth straight monthly decline. The SAAR came in at 16.54 million, the lowest sales pace of the year.
Toyota turns to rental lots for lift in slowing marketJuly 6
NISSAN: Rogue, Titan, Armada lead monthly gainJuly 3
Hyundai strains to sustain its sales growthJuly 3
Waymo inks deal for Avis to manage self-driving car fleetJune 26
GM rental cuts will continue into 2018June 12
Sales slip on weak car, fleet demandJune 1
Light-vehicle demand slipped 0.5 percent in May, even with higher discounts and strong truck sales. Lower consumer demand, notably for cars, even amid available financing, low gas prices and healthy job growth signals underlying market weakness.
FCA down 0.9% as Jeep slidesJune 1
Rogue pushes Nissan sales upJune 1
Nissan must watch fleet sales like a hawkApril 24
First Shift: No shame in Nissan's fleet gameApril 17
Nissan OK with rising fleet salesApril 17
As other automakers shun the daily rental business, Nissan sees an opportunity. "The dollars we get are relevant, so we're going to continue to be there, even if other companies don't want to," says Nissan North America Chairman Jose Munoz.