Car Keys: Storm? Strong Start in 2016 for Automotive

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ESA Car Keys | Not even the Blizzard of 2016 could stop the US auto market from posting another solid month in January.

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Car Keys: Automotive’s Big Year

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ESA Car Keys | With a solid December performance, the US auto market finished 2015 with the highest full-year auto volume ever at 17.47M units, surpassing a 15-year record from 2000.

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Auto Inventory Snapshot

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ESA Car Keys | Good snapshot of today’s dealer inventory, which is leaner than last year. Chrysler lots are turning 4x per year on average, while Subaru runs at about 20x per year.

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Car Keys: Incentives, Trucks Drive October Auto Sales

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ESA Car Keys | October was another month pointing toward a possible new volume record in automotive sales for 2015. Average prices were up, as where incentives. Light trucks again lead the way, along with import passenger vehicles.

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Car Keys: The Beat Goes On in August

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ESA Car Keys | It might be time to rename this thread to Truck Keys, as a familiar story repeats itself. US Auto Sales are pacing at an any-month decade high exceeding 17.7M units. Very strong gains for Ford and Hyundai.

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Car Keys: CUVs, Pickups, Prices Up Big in June

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ESA Car Keys, June 2015 | Crossovers and Pickups drive strong auto market, while new car prices reach record levels.

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Car Keys: April Auto Market Hits 13-Yr High

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Car Keys, April 2015 | April auto sales tally highest DSR since 2002, driven by light trucks — which now comprise 55% of new vehicle sales.

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Car Keys: March Auto Market Surpasses 17M SAAR

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ESA Car Keys, March 2015 | When even a brisk 17.1M SAAR pace doesn’t tell the whole story; yes, March 2015 was a show of strength in the US auto market.

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Car Keys: February Auto Sales Solid, Not Great

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ESA Car Keys, February 2015 | Brisk pace slows a bit, but February still a solid month for the US auto market.

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Car Keys: October Auto Sales Stay Course

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ESA | October’s 16.35M SAAR keeps the US auto market humming along. Chrysler, Subaru, Kia and Audi still strong. Ford, VW, Hyundai lag.

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