Erin Sunde

Erin
Sunde
Industry Analyst,
Wards Intelligence

Erin is an Industry Analyst in the Wards Intelligence data and research group.

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Average Fuel Economy Up in First Half of 2018 
New product and rising fuel prices continued to increase demand for electrified vehicles.
June 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Reached 17.4 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers sold 1.54 million light-vehicle sales in June.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: Market Returns to 17 Million SAAR in June 
Collectively, the top automakers will slip 1.6%, while the DSR from rest of the industry will grow 0.6%.
Fuel Economy Index: May Flat with Year-ago 
Rising gasoline prices did not lift consumer demand of electrified vehicles.
U.S. Sales Dip Below 17 Million SAAR in May 
The seasonally adjusted annual rate of sales for May was 16.8 million units, the lowest result since August 2017’s 16.0 million outcome.
May 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry to Hit 16.8 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers to sell 1.58 million light-vehicle sales in May.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: May Will Finish Near Year-Ago Levels 
Projected May LV sales would bring the industry’s 5-month total to just under 7 million units, a 0.9% uptick from same-period 2017.
Average Fuel Economy Down in April 
Despite a drop in the monthly average, the year-to-date rating is up from like-2017.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: April Sets Stage for Strong Q2  3
Sales are expected to continue to run near a 17 million-unit SAAR in the second quarter, but decline in the second half of the year.
Average Fuel Economy Increases in First Quarter 
Increased gas prices did not push drivers to alternative powertrains to any major extent.
March 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 17.4 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers reported 1.65 million light-vehicle sales in March.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Forecast: Sales Down Slightly; Inventory Declines to Match Demand 
GM leads the top seven automakers in year-to-year growth. Smaller automakers will see even higher gains.
U.S. Fuel Economy Up in February 
Cars improve 2.7%; light trucks move up 2.4%.
February 2018 U.S. LV Sales Thread: Industry Hit 17.0 Million SAAR 
U.S. automakers reported 1.29 million light-vehicle sales in February.
February U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Forecast: Market Will Hit 17.0 Million SAAR 
Sales for the top seven auto groups will decline 4.0% in February, but the rest of the industry will jump 8.6% combined.
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