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Honda breaks sales record

American Honda posted the “best month of sales in company history” in August and set four different records, according to a release from parent Honda Motor Co. Between the Honda and Acura brands, the company sold 173,993 units, a 17.6% year-over-year increase, which “smashes all-time monthly sales records for total vehicles and trucks,” the release […]

Wholesale used-vehicle prices climb in July

July’s used-vehicle prices on the wholesale market increased 2.6% year over year, pushing the Manheim Used-Vehicle Value Index to 140.5. Comparatively, July 2018 saw an abnormal increase in both prices and sales volume due to tariff concerns, making comparison to last year “particularly tough,” the report notes. While July usually sees a 1% decline in […]

Reduced incentives dampen new vehicle sales in July

July’s projected 2.9% decline in new light vehicle sales to 16.6 million units at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate (SAAR) is fueled largely by automakers’ decline in incentive spending, said Oliver Strauss, chief economist at ALG, noting that the SAAR has fluctuated more in 2019 than in previous years. In fact, automakers’ average incentive spending […]

Lift in Fleet Volume Offsets Sagging January Sales

January fleet sales edged higher than expected, easing the decline in new-vehicle sales, according to fresh data from Cox Automotive. Total fleet sales rose 10% year over year in January to nearly 216,000 units, driven mostly by an increase in sales to rental car companies. In January, 67% of fleet vehicles were sold to rental […]
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