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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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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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: 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: 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: November Surge in Auto Market

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ESA | Holiday retail numbers off to slow start, but automotive market is red hot — tallying best November in 13 years.

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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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