August 1, 2018, 10:15 am by Byron Hurd Steady as she goes, or a return to volatility? The first half of 2018 appeared to be a stabilizing period for the U.S. auto industry. With 2017's volatility looking like a thing of the past, we're turning our focus to the second half of this year to determine where exactly the industry is headed. Early reporters this morning are Ford and FCA (As you may recall, GM no longer reports it sales monthly, only quarterly.). Ford continues to be a bit stagnant, with another somewhat under-performing month from its core brand and yet another ten-plus-percent drop for Lincoln. Navigator and MKC continue to sell well, but MKX, MKT, Continental and MKZ continue to be unreliable from a volume perspective. FCA, on the other hand, is on a roll. You wouldn't know it from just glancing at its constituent brands ( Fiat, Dodge, Chrysler and Ram are all down YTD.) but its total volume is up 5 percent so far in 2018. Looking more closely, we see that Dodge and … [Read more...] about July sales: Momentum headed into the second half of 2018?
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With six months in, 2018 is starting to look like a stabilizing year for new car sales. U.S. June auto sales numbers are beginning to trickle in Tuesday as the first six months of 2018 appear to be a trend toward equilibrium in an industry which has seen erratic swings over the past two years. Let's dig in. Our first two reporting manufacturers are Toyota and FCA. The former managed a slight bump in sales over June of last year, with a strong performance from its core brand and a lukewarm month from Lexus. FCA, by comparison, is on a tear. After some fits and starts early in the year, the company's Jeep and Ram brands seem to have hit their strides, which pushed the automaker to its best June retail numbers since 2004. Yeah, retail. Jeep Wrangler remains the second-best-selling vehicle in FCA's entire portfolio with more than 23,000 units sold in June and more than 133,000 for the year. Only the Ram pickup line does better. It has been a couple of years since we've speculated … [Read more...] about June sales: U.S. auto industry showing signs of momentum
The Top 104 Best Selling SUVs in America – March 2018 Here you will find the YTD SUV sales leaders in the United States for March 2018 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Quick NavigationOur Take On The NumbersBest Seller Report & RankingsSegment Analysis Also check out our other Segment reports or dive deeper into SUV Sales. Our Take On The SUV sales Numbers SUV sales in the USA in March 2018 shot up by 20.5% year-on-year, with competition at the top of the table fuelling some large increases in sales volume. RAV4 sales growth outstripped growth of sales for the Nissan Rogue, though the Rogue has taken a clear lead at the top of the SUV table through 2018’s first quarter. The Nissan’s sales momentum shows few signs of slowing, as last month was the nameplate’s best on record. A new RAV4 was revealed by Toyota at the New York Auto … [Read more...] about March 2018 YTD U.S. SUV And Crossover Sales Rankings – Top 110 Best-Selling SUVs In America – Every SUV Ranked
By Peter M. DeLorenzo Detroit. So, here we are in the Motor City, still one of the most vibrant technical centers in the United States and the world – much to Silicon Valley’s chagrin – and the unquestioned capital of the U.S. auto industry. A region that is seeing an infusion of new technical investment unprecedented in its history from companies around the world. A region anchored by Detroit, the city that is undergoing a much-touted renaissance – albeit a selectively intermittent one – that aims to transform a town long written off as “a wasteland of unfortunates” by the coastal elite into an urban center of vibrancy and elusive hipness. How could this momentum be derailed? How could this calculated rejuvenation fail? What could possibly go wrong? Unfortunately, reality has a way of rearing its ugly head around here in sobering ways. The renaissance of this city is intermittent, at best; it’s a top-down fraud emphasizing the … [Read more...] about ON THE EVE OF THE NEW YORK AUTO SHOW, THE DETROIT AUTO SHOW FADES TO BLACK.
January 2018 auto sales are looking up and Toyota was the biggest winner with a 17 percent gain over last year’s sales figures. Fiat Chrysler was the biggest loser dropping a whopping 13 percent over last year’s sales numbers.“We are off to a great start with strong customer demand for light trucks, including RAV4, Highlander, and 4Runner, setting best-ever records for January,” said Jack Hollis, Toyota VP/GM, in a release.“We’re encouraged by the strength of the market and the momentum we have with a full calendar year of the all-new Camry, followed by the launch of the all-new Avalon in the spring.”Lexus was also up 15 percent and off to a good start for the year—its NX model had its best January ever according to Jeff Bracken, Lexus VP/GM.“Combined with the launch of our fifth-generation LS and LS hybrid this month, along with the Limited Edition LC Inspiration Series, and two-row LX, we’re very optimistic … [Read more...] about January 2018 Auto Sales Winners and Losers