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: 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: Strong Finish to 2014

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ESA | December’s strong finish makes 2014 the best auto retail year since 2006, with over 16.4M vehicles delivered.

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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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Car Keys: Massive August for Auto Market

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Surpassing even high-end projections, August’s automotive results hit a 103-month high with a 17.45M unit SAAR.

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Car Keys: July Automotive Recap

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The US Automotive market finished July 2014 at a SAAR pace of 16.4M units, up 9.1% over 2013 but down 1% from prior month.

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88 Days and Growing?

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U.S. auto dealers have seen a significant increase in their inventory as sales slow down. Many major automaker brands are up 20% or more, while some inventories have doubled, as measured in days supply. Note domestics brands are pacing at 100+ days on average. Days Inventory information is available at WardsAuto.com.

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Car Keys: Auto Growth Rate Slows in April

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Dave Eckstein | Domestic automakers continue the momentum on the strength of surging light truck sales.

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