After September sales surge, what's next?Oct. 9
Like a bolt from the blue, the U.S. auto selling pace in September turned hotter than any month in the last 12 years. Automakers and analysts have a number of reasons why it happened. The more important question: Will it continue?
Sales drop 7% behind dips at Detroit 3, Nissan, HondaAug. 1
U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 6.9 percent in July, the weakest showing yet in a year that is on track to generate the industry's first decline in volume since the 2008-09 market collapse. The SAAR dropped to 16.78 million, down more than 1 million from July 2016.
U.S. sales slip; SAAR falls to 16.13 million on Harvey impactSept. 1
U.S. light-vehicles sales slipped 1.8 percent last month and the seasonally adjusted, annualized pace of sales fell to the lowest level -- 16.13 million -- since February 2014 behind a late-month wallop from Hurricane Harvey.
NADA sticks to 2017 U.S. sales forecast of 17.1 millionApril 5
Analyst warns of incentives' pressure on used pricesJan. 27
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.
U.S. sales mixed as second half starts with 0.5% gain, caution flagsAug. 2, 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 2016Aug. 26, 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 sayAug. 10, 2016
With sales plateauing, some automakers pile on incentivesAug. 8, 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.
May sales drop 6.1% on weak car sales; SAAR stays strongJune 1, 2016
The U.S. auto industry recorded its biggest monthly sales drop in nearly six years in May as most automakers posted declines amid plunging demand for passenger cars. May volume fell 6.1 percent to 1.5 million vehicles. Still, the SAAR came in at 17.46 million, a level on par with last year’s record sales.
Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MMay 3, 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
Toyota gets another boost from light trucksMay 3, 2016
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3.8 percent sales increase in April, moving 211,125 vehicles for the month. Sales at the Toyota division, including Scion, rose 5 percent to 186,243 vehicles. The gains were largely buoyed by the strength of Toyota's light trucks, which set a record for April sales, rising 16 percent for the month to 96,033 vehicles.