Haig Stoddard

Haig
Stoddard
Industry Analyst,
WardsAuto
Articles
Short-Term Spike in U.S. Sales Still Likely Despite August’s Weak Results 
Wards Intelligence is lifting its year-end sales projection to 16.9 million units but with a good chance volume hits 17 million for the fourth straight year.
Wards Intelligence | Outlook Q3 2018: Global Sales Forecast 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the September 6th Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q3 2018.
Wards Intelligence | Outlook Q3 2018: Wards Intelligence Barometer 
Attendees and Outlook subscribers, download this presentation and video from the September 6th Wards Intelligence Outlook Conference, Q3 2018.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Weaken Again in August 
Trucks topped 70% of the market for the first time on record in August, and likely will improve on that share over the rest of the year.
North American Production Heading for 5-Year Low in 2018 
If the forecast holds firm for the remainder of 2018, Mexico will record its first year-over-year decline in nine years.
August U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Poised for a Rebound? 
Truck penetration of light-vehicle sales is forecast for new highs in Q4, with the potential for a month in that period to reach 75%.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Cool Off in July 
Trucks should top 70% of the market for the first time by the end of the year, possibly the entire fourth quarter.
North American Production Outlook for Trucks Rises in Q3 and Q4 
North American vehicle production for entire-2018 is forecast to total 17.53 million units, less than 1% above 2017.
June U.S. Sales Surge, Falling Inventory Could Foretell July Slowdown 
The plus side of record off-lease volume is most lease returns are being replaced with new vehicles, thereby helping maintain replacement demand.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Rise Above Expectations Again in June 
The year-to-date total likely will drop closer to the year-ago level when July’s results are reported.
Rising Truck Demand Lifts U.S. Production Outlook 
Although not enough to raise the overall North American production outlook in 2018, rising popularity of trucks causes increases to forecasted U.S. output.
May U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Still Robust Despite 4.6% Decline 
U.S. inventory likely will fall even further below year-ago at the end of June, which could foretell a slowdown in sales in the second half of 2018.
Second-Quarter North American Production Outlook Falls 
With more truck capacity in place, and less excess car inventory than a year ago, North American automakers will post higher third-quarter output.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Appear on Track for Another 17-Million SAAR 
Compared with strong growth for CUVs, other truck groups are showing some softness.
U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Start Q2 with Strong Results 
Higher incentives in April were seen despite dealers having a much more favorable mix of strong-selling trucks on their lots vs. a year ago.
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Jan 1, 2018
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2018 Commercial Vehicle Report  

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Commercial Vehicle Utilization Report  

Commercial Vehicle Brand Utilization Report provides analysis of available data to spot risks and opportunities and help guide business strategy and investment....More
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2017 U.S. Light-Vehicle Equipment Report  

Data and analysis covering five years of equipment take rates for powertrain, ADAS, safety and other major features....More
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Sep 21, 2018
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Japan Vehicle Sales, June 2018  

Japan vehicle sales by vehicle type, company, and model line for June 2018....More
Sep 21, 2018
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% Factory Installed Electronic/ADAS Equipment on U.S. Cars and Light Trucks, '18 Model Year MIDYEAR  

U.S. electronic equipment installation rates on cars and light trucks by company, brand, and model line for the 2018 model year. Includes ADAS, navigation, sound, and entertainment systems....More
Sep 21, 2018
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% Factory Installed Equipment on U.S. Cars and Light Trucks, '18 Model Year MIDYEAR  

U.S. equipment installation rates on cars and light trucks by source, company, brand, and model line for the 2018 model year. Includes air conditioning, power equipment, leather seats, and styled wheels....More

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