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U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says
4:24 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 9 | UPDATED: 9/9/14 5:06 pm ET - adds interest rate comment
U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says
August's surge in auto demand in the United States could help lift this year's sales totals above levels last seen in 2006, analysts said today. ...

Sit-highs: The lucky ducks have trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 8
Sit-highs: The lucky ducks  have trucks
August's U.S. auto sales report was full of good news. But forget the normal scorecard of unit sales. Let's look at some real winners: trucks and the automakers that have ...

Big-bucks trucks buoy GM in August
12:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 8 2014
U.S. sales of General Motors' high-profit redesigned pickups and SUVs climbed 18 percent in August but were offset by weaker crossover volume and another rough month for ...

Luxury brands lead way in hiking spiffs to drive U.S. sales
1:34 am U.S. ET, Sept. 4 2014
BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz unit were among a series of automakers doling out higher discounts to U.S. buyers in August, helping drive sales to the best month in eight ye ...

AutoNation sales rise 7 percent in August
2:51 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 4 2014
AutoNation said today that its new-vehicle sales in the United States during August were the dealership group's best since 2002. ...

Sales go from hot to hotter in 'almost' perfect month
4:44 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:09 pm ET - adds more highlights
Riding strong U.S. demand for crossovers and big pickups, automakers sold almost 1.6 million light vehicles in August, up 6 percent from a booming year-ago period. In Aug ...

Nissan boosted 15% by multiple nameplates
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Nissan Division reported rising U.S. demand in August across its product portfolio. The division sold 125,224 cars and light trucks last month in the United States, up 15 ...

Toyota rides truck wave to 6% gain
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted record SUV sales in August, including a 52 percent increase in RAV4 deliveries. The gains helped Toyota achieve a better-than-expected in ...

Higher truck deliveries offset GM's weak car volume
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
GM's August sales were bad for market share but good for the bottom line. GM's deliveries last month fell 1 percent, as booming sales of the company's redesigned pickups ...

Ford F-Series sales slow prior to changeover
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
With Ford beginning the prolonged shutdown and changeover to the 2015 aluminum F-150, the company's F-series sales dropped 4 percent to 68,109 units in August. ...

Accord volume hits record, topping Camry; American Honda remains flat for month
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
The Honda brand posted a 2 percent U.S. sales increase in August, only its third rise of the year and slightly topping its 1 percent downturn in year-to-date sales. But t ...

Jeep, Ram power Chrysler Group up 20%
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Chrysler Group sales shot up 20 percent in August, powered by Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups. The automaker posted sales of 198,379 last month, its best August since 2002 and ...

Audi, Porsche roll on; VW extends slump
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:21 pm ET - corrected
New models fueled double-digit sales gains at Volkswagen Group of America's Audi and Porsche luxury brands, but not enough to offset ongoing weakness at the VW brand and ...

Ford keeps top sales spot in Canada
2:03 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Ford of Canada said today that it was the country's top seller of new vehicles in the month of August, as sturdy truck demand helped it maintain leadership for a fifth co ...

Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota post big gains as August volume leaps 6%
8:15 am U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/4/14 6:57 am ET - more details added
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent in August, helped by generous Labor Day holiday deals and highe ...

GM says early orders surge for Colorado pickup
6:25 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 10:33 am ET - adds details
Chevrolet dealers requested nearly 30,000 Colorado pickups in the month since General Motors began taking orders for the mid-sized truck -- about five times more than the ...

Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict
12:46 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 27 2014
Auto sales volume in the United States is expected to keep rolling along in August, with two independent forecasters predicting a sixth straight month of 16 million-plus ...

Why fleet sales soared in July
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 11 2014
How did total July U.S. light-vehicle sales rise 9 percent? ...

Auto sales would be higher in 'normal' recovery, researcher says
12:24 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5 2014
If this were a normal recovery, the auto industry should be selling a lot more cars than it is this year, says an economist. But this is no normal recovery, said Itay Mic ...
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U.S. sales of luxury brands through July outpace overall market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Memories of the recession have all but disappeared in the rearview mirror for Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW and most other luxury brands, with their sales rising considerably ...

Sales streaks in a sizzling market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Chrysler Group led major automakers with a 20 percent gain in U.S. sales for July. It was the 52nd consecutive month of year-over-year increases for the once-bankrupt com ...

July's gist: Gains for (almost) everyone
4:26 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
U.S. auto sales rose 9 percent in July to 1.4 million units, a fifth strong month to ease the memory of harsh winter storms that blunted January and February volume. On t ...

Toyota Motor advances 12% for best July in 7 years
4:24 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Sales at Toyota Motor Sales rose 12 percent in July from a year earlier to 215,802 vehicles, for the automaker's best July sales in seven years as core models posted big ...

Nissan deliveries climb 11%, set July record
3:44 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Nissan North America sold 121,452 vehicles in the United States in July, a gain of 11 percent from the year-ago month, giving Nissan a monthly record for July. Nissan has ...

GM sales rise 9% on robust commercial-fleet sales, SUV demand
1:03 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
A jump in sales to commercial customers and stout demand for the redesigned GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe and other trucks propelled General Motors' July sales up 9 percent ...

American Honda volume slides 4%
3:33 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
American Honda Motor had a rocky July, with sales falling 4 percent from a year earlier to 135,908 vehicles, in a market that rose 9 percent overall. ...

Higher incentives lift Ford cars, trucks
1:55 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Strong retail sales and bigger incentives helped lift Ford's July volume 10 percent from a year ago to its best July performance in eight years. Ford sold 211,467 vehicle ...

Lexus jumps 19% for first monthly luxury win in almost a year
4:12 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Lexus hasn't chased other luxury brands down-market with a sub-$30,000 car like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, yet Toyota's premium brand topped Mercedes and BMW in July for its ...

Chrysler Group posts best July since 2005 on 20% gain
11:56 am U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans pushed Chrysler Group's volume up 20 percent last month to its highest July U.S. sales in nine years. ...

Canada deliveries hit July record; Detroit 3 gain with trucks
2:16 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 5:44 pm ET - adds nationwide results
Auto sales in Canada in July rose to a record high for the month, up 11.3 percent from a year earlier, an industry analyst said today, with strong truck sales pushing bot ...

Sales climb 9 percent to 1.4M vehicles as SAAR hits 16.5M
5:45 am U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 9:23 pm ET
U.S. auto sales, led by Chrysler's 20 percent advance and solid gains of 10 percent or more at Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, rose 9 percent in July to 1.435 million. The resu ...

Certified-used sales fall in June, expected to rise for year
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 28 2014
Sales of certified used vehicles slipped in June for the first time in a year and a half. But analysts still predict certified sales will rise overall this year. Sales di ...

Fleet outpaces retail in June
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 14 2014
Fleet sales outpaced retail in June, countering a three-year trend toward greater retail volume. Among major automakers, fleet sales in June rose 6 percent while retail s ...

A super SAAR and signs of a stellar second half
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 7 2014
Halfway through 2014, automakers are on pace to post full-year sales totaling 16.22 million vehicles, the most since 2006. And they are doing so with record transaction p ...

AutoNation says new-car sales up 1% in June
1:36 pm U.S. ET, July 2 2014
AutoNation said today its new-vehicle retail sales inched up 1 percent in the United States through June to 25,450 units -- the company’s best-selling June since 20 ...

Strong start to summer raises hopes for even better second half
4:53 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 6:16 pm ET - adds details
A flurry of new light-vehicle sales as June ended helped generate the fastest selling rate for the U.S. auto industry in almost eight years, raising hopes for an even mor ...

GM sales solid despite recalls, but Chevy falls
12:23 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 2:33 pm ET - adds detail
GM remains relatively unscathed in the showroom from its unprecedented recall crisis, as sales rose 1 percent last month to the company's strongest June in seven years. ...

Nissan's newest factory lines boost deliveries
2:37 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Nissan Motor Corp.'s recent investments in North American factory capacity translated to robust small-car sales in June. The growing stream of Mexican-made Sentra compact ...

2014's stars, laggards at halfway mark
5:29 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
If it was a new compact or premium crossover or a large or mid-sized SUV, chances are it lit up the United States sales chart in the first half of the year. If it was a m ...

Toyota advances 3% as cars set pace
4:47 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/2/14 3:18 pm ET - corrected
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3 percent increase in U.S. sales in June, marked by significant gains from cars at the Toyota and Lexus brands. ...

Ford volume slips 6% ahead of key changeovers
1:45 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Ford Motor sales declined 6 percent in June from the year-ago month to 222,064 units as the company geared up for a changeover of several key models, including the F-150 ...

Audi, Porsche propelled by A3's hot start, Macan; VW slump drags on
2:44 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Small cars gave Volkswagen Group a big lift in June, as the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan and Porsche Macan compact crossover paced Porsche to its best month and A ...

Chrysler up 9% on strong Jeep, Ram demand
12:07 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Continued strong demand for SUVs and pickups pushed Chrysler Group sales up 9 percent in June. The company said it sold 171,086 vehicles in the United States last month, ...

BMW holds U.S. luxury segment lead over Mercedes, Lexus
5:24 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
BMW won the June luxury sales crown in the United States and widened its lead over Mercedes and Lexus during the first six months. Last month, BMW sold 30,201 vehicles, a ...

U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains
8:00 am U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 5:11 pm ET
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2 ...

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC
9:00 am U.S. ET, June 30 2014
As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predece ...

Ford, Honda new-product cycle should boost U.S. market share, report says
3:18 pm U.S. ET, June 9 2014
Ford and Honda stand to capture more of the automotive market in the United States than their counterparts during the next four years as they woo buyers with new products ...

BMW takes the luxury brand lead in May
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 9 2014
BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz in May as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States so far this year. The BMW brand boosted sales in May by 17 percent, helped by a 28 ...

Big sedans are losing ground
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 9 2014
After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while total light-vehicle sales rose 5 percent. Volumes are falling as consu ...

AutoNation retail sales rise 15% for best-selling May since 2006
11:45 am U.S. ET, June 4 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales jumped 15 percent in May from the year-earlier month to 30,275 units, the company’s best-selling May since 2006. ...

Sales soar, gains galore as May stars
4:45 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 6:25 pm ET - adds more details
Sometimes the stars align. The weather held, the calendar added both an extra selling day and a fifth weekend, lenders relaxed a bit, factories sweetened the pot. And May ...

Chevy, cars, fleet help GM overcome recall crisis
1:33 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
General Motors' U.S. sales rose 13 percent in May on a strong performance from its mainstay Chevrolet brand, a sign that consumers are looking past GM's unfolding recall ...

Nissan Division rings up record with 18% surge
3:21 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Nissan Division reported sales of 125,558 cars and trucks for May, an 18 percent increase over May 2013. The new level represents a record for May volume at Nissan. ...

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction
4:24 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total l ...

Record monthly Jeep sales push Chrysler Group up 17%
12:54 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Hot Jeep sales helped push Chrysler Group's U.S. sales up 17 percent in May. The company reported monthly sales of 194,421 units in May, its 50th consecutive month of yea ...

Ford advances 3% on Fusion, Escape records
3:17 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Ford Motor, paced by record sales of the Fusion mid-sized sedan and Escape compact crossover, posted a 3 percent U.S. sales increase in May. ...

Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands
3:24 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 per ...

Lincoln's MKC trickles into showrooms
4:15 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
The 2015 MKC, Lincoln's entry in the fast-growing compact luxury crossover segment, appeared on the sales charts for the first time in May with 677 units sold. ...

BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers
5:07 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying ris ...

Ford edges Chrysler as Canada posts all-time monthly sales record
3:00 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 5:53 pm ET - adds overall figures
Ford edged out Chrysler for the top spot in May sales in Canada by 256 units as the country set an all-time monthly light-vehicle sales record. Ford of Canada said it sol ...

Auto sales rise 11% as ‘everything came together’
8:15 am U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 4:36 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- led by big gains at Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler and GM -- rose 11 percent to 1.6 million in May as a raft of discounts and extended holiday deals ...

GM dealers grapple with stop-sale orders on busy weekend
12:39 pm U.S. ET, May 21 2014
General Motors dealers are heading into one of their busiest weekends of the year unable to deliver some of their most popular vehicles: large crossovers. ...
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16 million? It's looking good
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
With signs that more car shoppers were jumping onto U.S. dealership Web sites in April, analysts expect the industry's renewed sales momentum to continue in the coming mo ...

Audi climbs in April, and Mercedes stays ahead of BMW
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
Audi sold 2,159 units of its redesigned sub-$30,000 A3 sedan in its first full month in showrooms, contributing to the brand's 19 percent increase from a year earlier to ...

Full-sized pickups outdo U.S. market again in April
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
Full-sized pickups again outperformed the U.S. market in April, surging 12 percent to 171,235 units. Through four months, sales are 6 percent higher at 622,189. On a perc ...

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