Haig Stoddard

Haig
Stoddard
Industry Analyst,
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New Ram Pickup Gunning for the Chevrolet Silverado? 
The redesigned Ram hit the market in the spring and will be overlapping with the prior-generation version well into next year.
October U.S. Light-Vehicle Inventory Unexpectedly Rises 2% Above Year-Ago 
The inventory increase comes from a major build-up of CUVs, as well as pickups, and from among the few manufacturers recording higher sales from 2017.
October U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales Continue Rebound from Summer Slowdown 
Fleet demand is partly responsible for 2018 calendar-year sales running above initial expectations, and the year could top 2017’s 17.14 million.
Fourth-Quarter North American Production Increase Followed by Decline in Q1-2019 
The mix between countries in North American output in 2018 will rise from the previous year in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Truck, Fleet Demand to Propel October U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales to Year’s Best SAAR 
The fourth quarter is on track for a strong rebound from Q3, and the entire year could end above 2017’s results, perhaps hitting 17.2 million.
Hatchbacks Making a Comeback of Sorts in the U.S. 
In the future, the trend could encourage more luxury brands to add hatchback variants to their sedan offerings.
North America: No Apparent End to Nosediving Car Demand 
With demand for cars expected to continue declining, it’s likely inventory control measures will increase at plants building cars in 2019
Flush Truck Inventory Could Lead U.S. Sales to Another 17-Million Year 
Retail demand is weakening as automakers pull back incentives in the midst of rising interest rates, tighter financing and potential increases to fuel prices.
Fleet Sparks September U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales 
Fleet deliveries played a major part in pumping September’s results, while retail demand slid an estimated 10%.
U.S. Vehicle Production on Course for Return to Historic Highs 
The more vehicles built in the U.S., the more that will come from plants with higher wage levels, as well as the likelihood more content originates in the U.S.
North American Vehicle Production Outlook Increased in Q3, Q4 
U.S. output is forecast to increase 6.8% year-over-year in Q3 and rise 4.1% in Q4.
Small Rebound Forecast in September for U.S. Light-Vehicle Sales 
Inventory is expected to enter Q4 somewhat on the high side, creating an opportunity for a year-end thrust in retail sales.
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.
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