Forecasts call for mostly sunny '17Mon, 16, Jan 2017
The boom times will continue. Most forecasters see another 17 million-plus new-vehicle U.S. sales year. But there are wild cards.
Rising used-vehicle supply seen pushing prices down in 2017Tue, 10, Jan 2017
Used-vehicle prices could this year as the number of off-lease and other used vehicles is slated to increase, said Tom Webb, Cox Automotive's chief economist.
Analyst sees later peak, but 'limited upside' for auto salesWed, 11, Jan 2017
Automakers should begin preparing for a market downturn even as new-vehicle sales rise to 18 million units by 2018, Bank of America Merrill Lynch analyst John Murphy said.
VW posts record 2016 sales despite diesel-cheat crisisTue, 10, Jan 2017
VW Group's global sales, including its Audi and Porsche brands, jumped 3.8 percent last year to a record 10.3 million as higher demand in China and Europe offset declines in the U.S. and South America. The figure should put VW ahead of Toyota as the world's largest car producer by volume.
U.S. sales plateau has arrived, analysts saySun, 08, Jan 2017
The U.S. sales plateau is here. That’s the consensus of several auto analysts who spoke at automotive conferences Sunday ahead of press previews for the Detroit auto show. U.S. sales have grown seven straight years now since the severe downturn of 2008-09, though recent gains have been fueled by fatter discounts.
2016 sales scoreboardMon, 09, Jan 2017
The U.S. auto industry has chalked up seven straight annual sales increases, a streak of success (kept alive by a strong December) that hasn’t been seen in a century. Here are some notable numbers from another notable year.
Will last year's binge lead to a sales hangover?Mon, 09, Jan 2017
The frenzied last weeks of a record 2016 could mean a bigger U.S. sales slowdown than usual in January, which has been the weakest month in each of the past eight years.
CPO buyers stay loyal, study findsFri, 06, Jan 2017
Certified pre-owned vehicle owners who buy another CPO vehicle down the line tend to stay loyal to the same brand, Experian Automotive found in a new study.
Penske to buy U.K. used-only dealership group CarShopFri, 06, Jan 2017
Penske Automotive Group has signed an agreement to buy CarShop, a retailer in the United Kingdom known for selling used cars at fixed retail prices.
Lincoln triples China salesThu, 05, Jan 2017
Ford's Lincoln luxury brand set a sales record in China in 2016, increasing threefold from a year ago. Lincoln sold 32,558 vehicles in the world’s largest auto market last year, compared to 11,630 sold in 2015.
In 2016, we bid farewell to …Sun, 01, Jan 2017
In 2016, we said goodbye to some people, cars and more. Here are 10 notable ones.
Sales races to watch in the final stretchMon, 26, Dec 2016
Yes, 2016 will go down as another big year for the U.S. auto industry. The question is whether it will go down as another record year.