February Auto Market Maintains Pace

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ESA Car Keys | February 2016’s auto market kept pace with a 17.4M SAAR on the strength of truck, CUV and SUV sales. Ford registered a year-over-year increase of nearly 20%.

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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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Car Keys: November Pushes Toward Record Year

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ESA Car Keys | November marks third straight month of 18M+ automotive sales pace; 2015 on target to set all-time annual volume record (17.35M units in 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: September Jumps the 18M Mark

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ESA Car Keys | September auto market remains red-hot at 18M+ pace, even with VW’s woes. Light trucks lead the way. Dealers looking for gross profits in midst of volume surge.

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Car Keys: July Hits 10-Year High

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ESA Car Keys, July 2015 | The prolonged growth of the auto market continues to beat all expectations and gain strength in an otherwise mixed economy. July’s SAAR hits 17.5M, its highest mark in 10 years.

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VW Passes Toyota

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ESA Car Keys | The German automaker is poised to become the global leader in car sales three years ahead of schedule.

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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: May Best Auto Month in 10 Years

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Car Keys, May 2015 | The big story for May in the auto market: Best month since July 2005. SAAR at 17.7M. All major brands saw increases.

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