Automotive Sales and Industry Production

Car Sales in India Resume Nosedive

By: Bill Hampton - December 12, 2019 at 3:04 PM

The up-again, down-again Indian car market is down again, as the country's auto industry struggles to make sense of the data.

About Toyota’s Jim Lentz

By: Gary S. Vasilash - December 12, 2019 at 8:45 AM

Jim Lentz is a transformational leader at Toyota

Global Car Sales Keep Slipping

By: Bill Hampton - December 11, 2019 at 12:42 PM

Worldwide deliveries of passenger vehicles dipped 2% in November, continuing a year-long trend of shrinking demand.

Germany Takes Over as Europe’s EV Sales Leader

By: Bill Hampton - December 10, 2019 at 3:24 PM

Germany has swept past Norway as Europe’s top-volume market for pure electric cars in a testimony to how seriously German carmakers are taking their newfound love of EVs.

Vietnam Carmaker Takes Aim at U.S.

By: Steve Plumb - December 10, 2019 at 3:23 PM

Vietnam’s first local carmaker, 2-year-old VinFast, aims to do something no Chinese OEM has yet accomplished: launch sales in the U.S.

Reinventing the Car-Buying Process

By: Steve Plumb - December 10, 2019 at 11:37 AM

Cadillac Live lets car buyers interact remotely with product specialists, without having to visit a dealership. 

China’s Car Market Shrinks Again

By: Bill Hampton - December 09, 2019 at 5:23 PM

Car markets rise and fall everywhere. That wasn't so in China, where sales rose strongly year after year, until 2018. Now it's happening again.

Looks Like Another 17-Million-Car Market for U.S.

By: Bill Hampton - December 09, 2019 at 1:25 AM

The naysayers are changing their tune about U.S. car sales for 2019. Now it looks like sales once again will reach at least 17 million units.

China-Built Tesla EVs Qualify for Sales Subsidies

By: Bill Hampton - December 06, 2019 at 10:49 AM

China says electric cars made by Tesla Inc.’s new factory in Shanghai will qualify for government’s sales discounts worth as much as $3,500.

Car Sales Rise in Germany, Slip in U.K.

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 1:30 PM

New-car deliveries in November jumped 10% in Germany but dipped 1% in the U.K.

November Car Sales Rise in France, Italy, Spain

By: Bill Hampton - December 05, 2019 at 2:45 AM

Car sales last month grew in France, Italy and Spain, but mainly because of one-time effects that mask underlying market weakness.

The Market in China

By: Gary Vasilash - December 04, 2019 at 9:34 AM

Are vehicle sales in China down? Sure. But that may be a temporary glitch in what otherwise seemed to be a relentless increase over the past several years.