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A Ford sedan on the verge of a sinkhole in China in 2014.

Ford’s sales in China collapsed 43% in September amid Trump’s trade war and an economic slowdown

Ford's sales in China dropped by 43% in September compared with the same month in 2017. The drop was attributed to a combination of Ford's restructuring, a slowing Chinese economy, and the growing US-China trade war.

Ford’s decision to eliminate passenger cars and concentrate on pickups and SUVs is paying off

Ford posted US sales gains in August even as the overall market has flattened. Pickup trucks and SUVs drove the gains. Ford made a strategic decision to all but eliminate passenger cars from its portfolio in coming years.
The new Nissan Altima.

Nissan’s big sales dip in April shouldn’t have surprised anybody

Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi's strategy is global, and that led it to win the worldwide sales crown in 2017. But in the US, Nissan has a classic product problem. It's cars and trucks are good enough to convince buyers to take a look but Nissan has to discount to make sales.
The new Jaguar I-PACE.

Automakers are facing an unprecedented shift in the industry — and it’s great news for consumers

It's a fortunate historical anomaly for the car business: an extended sales cycle, cheap credit, affordable gas, and a boom in profitable vehicles.
The Ford Explorer.

Ford is cutting back on sedans to build more SUVs — and it could mean a boom for its business

Over the past three booming sales years, it's been obvious that SUVs are what Americans want to drive.

Americans are spending a record amount of money on new cars and trucks

The auto industry might be looking to a weaker sales year in 2018 after an unexpectedly solid 2017, but there's a silver lining to the dark cloud of decline.

Nobody in the auto industry is disappointed with 2017 US sales

Anyone at a big car company or running a dealership or making car loans will tell you that a US market above 16 million in annual sales is a very good market.

The Chevy Bolt is crushing the Tesla Model 3

It was impressive that General Motors beat Tesla to market, launching the Chevy Bolt in late 2015, but few expected Tesla be threatened by GM.

10 predictions for the US auto market in 2018

After thee straight years of strong sales, the US auto market enters 2018 with a sense of trepidation. Will the good times keep rolling?