Mazda is likely to fall short of sales target
4:17 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Mazda is likely to fall short of its U.S. sales target for the fiscal year ending March 31 after posting its fourth-straight decline in monthly volume in February. ...
Toyota cites weather for 4% sales drop
4:38 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s February sales dropped 4 percent to 159,284 units, although the automaker said it still led the industry in retail deliveries to consumers. ...
Ford volume falls with February snow
4:23 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Ford said demand for its vehicles in parts of the country not buried by snow was “very robust” last month, though total Ford sales fell 6 percent from a year ...
Acura crossovers surge while Honda takes break
3:53 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
A 30 percent surge for Acura's crossovers helped cushion February's sales decline for American Honda Motor Co., whose overall sales dropped 7 percent to 100,405 units. Ho ...
Chrysler Group sales rise 11% on Jeep, Ram
1:47 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Chrysler Group's U.S. sales climbed 11 percent in February on the strength of Jeep and Ram, which offset declines at Dodge. The company reported sales of 154,866 units la ...
Mercedes pads luxury lead as new models help set February record
3:49 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States last year, extended its 2014 lead with record February sales on the strength of new models. ...
In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars
3:18 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014 | UPDATED: 3/3/14 4:46 pm ET - new story
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said today, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percen ...
FEBRUARY U.S. AUTO SALES
Mother Nature chills showroom traffic, sales
7:00 am U.S. ET, March 3 2014 | UPDATED: 3/3/14 3:43 pm ET
U.S. auto sales were flat in February as rising showroom traffic in recent weeks fueled hope that the industry would finally break out of its three-month, weather-crimped ...
Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales
7:28 am U.S. ET, Feb. 21 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail a ...
U.S. dealership count remains flat, throughput soars
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 17 2014
The number of dealerships in the United States last year remained relatively flat, with pockets of increases. But with a recovering economy driving sales higher, the aver ...
GM sweetens February incentives to juice U.S. sales
1:06 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 7 2014 | UPDATED: 2/7/14 1:39 pm ET
Chevrolet and Buick-GMC are running a nearly month-long Presidents Day promotion for February, offering some of GM's biggest incentives in months as the company tries to ...
AutoNation same-store sales slide 2% in Jan.
10:46 am U.S. ET, Feb. 4 2014
Same-store sales slipped 2 percent in January for AutoNation, the nation's largest dealership group, though overall sales rose slightly. ...
U.S. sales chilled by tax change, January freeze
4:38 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/3/14 6:14 pm ET
Frigid weather and weak fleet sales held January U.S. auto sales 3 percent below brisk year-ago volume. Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month ...
Toyota: Stop-sale order will have 'minimal' impact
4:01 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
A potential defect that is preventing Toyota dealers from selling some vehicles on their lots had little effect on January sales and is expected to have a “minimal& ...
GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume
4:02 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January. ...
Nissan tops Honda, gains 10% as Rogue stars
4:09 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
The new-generation Rogue crossover helped Nissan Division overcome bad weather in key markets to post a 10 percent U.S. sales increase in January. Nissan Division sales t ...
Honda deliveries fall 2% as cold, snow dent East, Midwest strongholds
5:03 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
The arctic temperatures that hit key Honda markets in the Midwest and East Coast kept some car buyers out of Honda showrooms last month, leading American Honda to a 2 per ...
Ford drops 8%; bad weather hits key regions
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Ford Motor said the poor weather and arctic temperatures that hammered its strongholds in the nation's midsection and Northeast took a bite out of the company's sales in ...
Chrysler volume rises 8% on SUVs, pickups
3:03 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans helped Chrysler Group post an 8 percent U.S. sales gain in January, despite bad weather, rising inventories and weak Dodge numb ...
Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher
12:29 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/3/14 5:23 pm ET - adds full results
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher in January, as imports outsold Detroit 3 vehicles, but bad winter weather and a big December sales push likely skewed t ...
Mercedes takes U.S. luxury lead as entry level expands
3:26 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States in 2013, started out this year in the lead with record January sales as carmakers broaden their line ...
JANUARY U.S. AUTO SALES
U.S. sales skid 3% as weather takes toll; SAAR flat at 15.2 million units
8:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/4/14 8:11 am ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales, dampened by lower fleet shipments and severe winter weather across large chunks of the country, fell 3 percent in January. Among the biggest aut ...
Why is GM not talking?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13 2014
General Motors' puzzling decision to terminate its monthly sales conference call with financial analysts and journalists is counterproductive. ...
AutoNation says new-vehicle retail sales gained 6% in December
9:49 am U.S. ET, Jan. 6 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales in the United States rose 6 percent in December from the year-ago period, to 29,596 units. It was the highest number of units ...
'13 sales story: Ford scored big
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 6 2014
Nearly 1.4 million F-series trucks, Escapes and Fusions helped make Ford Motor the industry's biggest market-share gainer in 2013 as the company turned in one of the most ...
Flat December fails to tarnish 'another great year for auto sales'
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 6:54 pm ET
Despite flat December volume, the U.S. industry closed out 2013 with 15.6 million light-vehicles sales, the fourth straight year with a gain of a million or more units. ...
What was hot, cold in 2013
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Small crossovers and big pickups soared in 2013, as the two segments combined to account for one of every four vehicles sold. But growth in the compact and mid-sized car ...
GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 4:54 pm ET
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment. ...
Toyota ends 2013 down while Lexus rises
3:44 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
It was indeed a December to remember for the Lexus brand, but most Toyota division vehicles finished the year on a down note. ...
F series, Fusion drive Ford gains
2:11 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Despite an influx of smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in Ford Motor Co.'s lineup in 2013, the F-Series pickup still dominates. ...
New capacity helps Nissan roll to records
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
New North American factory capacity for Sentra sedans and Rogue crossovers boosted the Nissan brand to record December and full-year sales. ...
Subaru's latest record: a 26% jump in 2013
1:34 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Subaru of America set its fifth consecutive sales record in 2013, as its sales jumped 26 percent to 424,683 vehicles. ...
Jeep Cherokee, Ram ProMaster propel Chrysler
12:36 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
DETROIT -- Strong sales of two new vehicles -- the 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV and Ram ProMaster commercial van -- pushed Chrysler Group sales up 6 percent in December from th ...
Audi, Porsche set U.S. records for 2013; VW sinks
1:24 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Volkswagen AG ended 2013 with a slight decline in U.S. sales for its biggest-volume brands, as Audi and Porsche's strong gains were offset by a 7 percent drop for the VW ...
GM ends monthly sales call with analysts, media
12:46 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
General Motors said today that it will no longer host a monthly conference call with auto analysts and journalists to discuss the prior month's domestic sales results. ...
Mercedes outlasts BMW's late surge to grab U.S. luxury crown
3:38 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Mercedes-Benz withstood a late surge from BMW, ending its rival's two-year reign as the U.S. luxury-vehicle sales leader as the breadth of Mercedes's lineup pushed it to ...
Canada sales highest in decade; Ford still tops
2:22 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 5:55 pm ET - new story
Canadians bought more vehicles in 2013 than in any year since 2002, as consumers brushed off high debt and a slow economic recovery to buy trucks and luxury models, thoug ...
DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
U.S. sales barely rise as storms, Nov. payback take toll
8:00 am U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/4/14 9:05 am ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales edged up in December but fell short of expectations of a 4 percent gain, as wintry weather and a payback from November's surge took a bite out of ...
Ford brand widens U.S. sales lead over Toyota on Fusion, hybrids
10:57 am U.S. ET, Dec. 30 2013
Ford said sales for its main brand will surpass 2.4 million vehicles in the United States this year, as record demand for its Fusion sedan and hybrid models helps extend ...
OFF TO THE RACES
U.S. sales through November 2013
12:01 am U.S. ET, Dec. 9 2013
Here's a look at numerous rivalries involved nameplates, brands and companies after 11 months. ...
Industry rides toward 2014 on a high
4:13 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Automakers rode generous Black Friday incentives to blistering November auto volume and the strongest selling rate since February 2007. The U.S. industry chalked up sales ...
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. ...
Toyota Camry poised to retain No. 1 car crown
4:46 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
With a month to go in 2013, the Toyota Camry has locked up first place for a 12th consecutive year, but its dominance in the mid-sized segment is shrinking even as the au ...
Mercedes rides $29,900 coupe to wider U.S. luxury lead over BMW
4:16 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Mercedes-Benz widened its luxury-vehicle lead over the BMW brand in November as sales of the new entry-level CLA coupe contributed almost all of the Daimler unit’s ...
Behind Nissan rise, more factory muscle
4:46 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
New factory capacity and tweaked factory orders are helping Nissan brand set record sales records this year. The brand posted record November volumes of 93,376 cars and t ...
Strong Cherokee launch lifts Chrysler volume
3:41 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Chrysler Group sales climbed 16 percent last month to 142,275, boosted by a strong launch of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee and brisk sales of other SUVs and pickups. It was Chry ...
Ford to trim Q1 output to keep stockpiles in check
1:44 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Ford plans to build 2 percent fewer vehicles in North America during the first quarter of 2014 than it did in the same period of this year, which would be the automaker's ...
Honda volume flat as Civic wipes out Acura gains
4:46 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
American Honda saw its sales tread water last month as higher Acura crossover sales failed to offset a decline in Honda Civic deliveries. ...
Ford on top in Canada; Chrysler soars
3:51 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Ford's Canadian unit sold more vehicles than all other automakers in Canada in November, helped in part by strong sales of the Fusion sedan. But in terms of sales growth, ...
NOVEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
U.S. sales surge at fastest pace in nearly 7 years
8:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013 | UPDATED: 12/3/13 4:01 pm ET
U.S. sales of cars and light trucks surged 9 percent in November to 1.24 million units and rolled off dealership lots at the fastest pace in almost seven years. The indus ...
Early holiday deals expected to boost Nov. U.S. sales 4-7%
2:36 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 22 2013
Auto sales in the United States are on pace to rise between 4 and 7 percent in November from a year ago, analysts said, with after-Thanksgiving deals expected to overshad ...
Ghosn: 10 percent of U.S. market won't be enough for Nissan
3:33 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 13 2013
Carlos Ghosn's drive for a 10 percent market share in the United States by early 2017 might seem like a tall order. But the Nissan CEO says he will be asking for more tha ...
Average fuel economy on U.S. vehicles rose in October, report says
4:10 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 12 2013
The average fuel economy of new trucks, cars, SUVs and vans sold in the United States during October rose 0.2 mpg from September, to 24.8 mpg, according to a monthly repo ...
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. ...
Rebounding Mitsubishi lifts U.S. sales target
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2013
Mitsubishi Motors Corp., bolstered by rising profits and a weaker yen, predicts its U.S. sales will climb 23 percent in the current fiscal year as its global recovery str ...
Subaru, still on a roll, passes VW
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2013
What a difference a year makes. In 2012 the Volkswagen brand outsold Subaru by more than 100,000 units in the United States. But Subaru has been steadily cutting into tha ...
Online auto shopping dips again; could it be Santa's fault?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2013
Online auto shopping dropped again in September, raising questions about a strong finish for what has been a big sales year. ...
Sales rise, SAAR falls in another quirky month
4:09 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 1 2013
Auto sales in the United States rose 10 percent in October, returning the industry to double-digit increases after a September slump. But on a seasonally adjusted annuali ...
GM sales climb 16% on pickups, SUVs
1:07 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 1 2013
General Motors sales in October rose 16 percent while it continued to flex pricing muscle, fueled by strong sales of pickups and SUVs. GM delivered 226,402 light vehicles ...
New Corolla, RAV4 help boost Toyota sales 9%
3:53 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 1 2013
With hot sales of the redesigned Corolla and RAV4, and the Camry sedan once again the industry's best-selling passenger car, Toyota sales in October increased 9 percent t ...
VW goes on the defensive as sales plunge
2:04 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 1 2013
Despite the tailwinds of a strengthening economy and auto market, Volkswagen Group of America had its roughest sales month of the year in October, as an 11 percent sales ...
Hot Fusion paces Ford sales
1:31 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 1 2013
With a second factory online producing Ford Fusions, sales of Ford's hot mid-sized sedan soared 71 percent in October, pacing Ford to a 14 percent monthly sales increase. ...
JESSE SNYDERSitting out Double Winter
Sales are always lousy in January and February. That's regular winter.
March 3, 3:28 pm U.S. ET
- GM lets a convoluted statement do all the talking
NICK BUNKLEY: GM's January U.S.
Feb. 3, 12:01 am U.S. ET
- Cold spells, snowfalls, a fluke and an asterisk
JESSE SNYDER: January U.S. light-vehicle sales down 3 percent? Welcome to 2014.
Feb. 3, 12:01 am U.S. ET
- 3 things we learned from December sales
JESSE SNYDER: A series of powerful snowstorms through much of the country kept enough buyers away from United...
Jan. 3, 3:58 pm U.S. ET
- December and the will to win
JESSE SNYDER: Most yearly sales races were decided much earlier.
Dec. 3, 4:30 pm U.S. ET
- Bleeding reserves today, when we'll need them tomorrow
JESSE SNYDER: Everybody is focusing on the positive aspects of October auto sales.
Nov. 1, 4:47 pm U.S. ET
- Grading AugSept on a curve(d) calendar
JESSE SNYDER: Confused by cock-eyed counting in August and September U.S.
Oct. 1, 4:02 pm U.S. ET
- Automaker discipline is holding … so far
JESSE SNYDER: Four years into the sales recovery, we’re all holding our breath.
Sept. 4, 5:59 pm U.S. ET
- Will Labor Day push sales rate past 16 million?
JESSE SNYDER: Can a calendar quirk help the car sales rate crack the 16-million sales barrier? We're about to...
Aug. 23, 2:12 pm U.S. ET
- Retail is July's hero
JESSE SNYDER: Don't fret for the U.S.
Aug. 1, 12:01 am U.S. ET
- Auto sales headed higher (It's a hunch)
JESSE SNYDER: Auto sales in the United States were pretty good the first half.
July 2, 5:22 pm U.S. ET
- EV's biggest danger? If buyers feel stupid
JESSE SNYDER: Electric vehicle sales have hit a rough spot.
June 3, 4:09 pm U.S. ET
- Lincoln shoots for a happier ending after troubled MKZ launch
NICK BUNKLEY: How far off track did the launch of the redesigned Lincoln MKZ get? The car, whose chassis bears...
May 1, 4:30 pm U.S. ET
- April goes Detroit's way
JESSE SNYDER: Pickups are back.
May 1, 12:01 am U.S. ET
- What’s that odd, pleasant feeling?
JESSE SNYDER: Feel like something’s missing, but can’t quite put your finger on it? The chaos is...
April 2, 12:01 am U.S. ET
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