Stories tagged: auto sales
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 3, 2018, 5:34 p.m.
Auto sales, dropped in 2017 but remained strong
The U.S. auto industry’s historic growth streak may be ending, but demand for new cars and trucks remains healthy as the new year begins.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 1, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Black Friday deals likely boosted US auto sales in November
Black Friday deals and strong consumer confidence could push auto sales higher in November despite waning demand for post-hurricane replacement vehicles.
Wed., Nov. 1, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Truck, SUV, rental car sales push October auto sales higher
Fueled by increased demand from rental car companies, strong truck and SUV sales, and recovery from hurricanes in Florida and Texas, U.S. monthly auto sales appear to have posted a …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 1, 2017, 2:01 p.m.
Car sales seen lower in July; U.S. automakers post sharp drops
U.S. sales of new cars and trucks were expected to show a decline in July as consumers pulled back on purchases and waited for Labor Day deals.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:14 a.m.
GM, Ford U.S. sales down, but Japanese automakers report gains
U.S. sales at General Motors and Ford each fell about 5 percent last month, but the three largest Japanese automakers reported sales increases.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
Vehicle sales site ranks Spokane 21st in used car prices in state
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Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:35 a.m.
Big summer shutdowns loom for U.S. auto plants as sales sputter
Auto workers may be getting some extra time off around Independence Day, but they won’t be celebrating. They’ll know it means sales are weak and that profits – and profit-sharing …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 7:33 a.m.
Ford, Nissan, GM, Toyota report April US sales declines
Ford, Nissan, General Motors and Toyota all reported U.S. sales declines in April, strong signs that demand for cars, trucks and SUVs is starting to slow after seven straight years …
Mon., May 1, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
Consumer spending flat for second month in March
U.S. consumers cut back sharply on buying durable goods such as autos in March, leaving overall spending unchanged for a second straight month. A slowdown by consumers was a major …
UPDATED: Mon., April 3, 2017, 2:51 p.m.
Tumbling car sales drag down US auto market in March
Passenger car sales plummeted again in March, dragging U.S. auto sales to their third straight monthly decline, a strong indication that years of sales growth have come to an end.
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
Demand for trucks, SUVs helps February sales
Lured by Presidents Day deals, U.S. buyers snapped up pickups and SUVs in February, brightening what is usually a lackluster month for the auto industry.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 2:44 p.m.
U.S. auto sales hit a record in 2016, led by SUVs
U.S. consumers bought a record number of new cars and trucks in 2016. A repeat performance in 2017 could be a tall order.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 11:28 a.m.
Cars Americans loved or hated in 2016
This year, as in every other year in the past several decades, Americans will buy more Ford pickup trucks than any other vehicle. The final tally for 2016 will come …
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 8:25 p.m.
Gee Automotive acquires Ron Tonkin Dealerships in Oregon
Gee Automotive Cos., the regional auto dealership group founded in Spokane, will become one of the largest dealership groups on the West Coast with the acquisition of Ron Tonkin Dealerships …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 9:26 a.m.
China auto sales rise 17.2 percent in November
China’s explosive demand for SUVs helped boost auto sales 17.2 percent in November over a year ago, an industry group said Monday, as automakers prepared for the end of a …
Tue., Nov. 1, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
October auto sales fall as boom slows
Sales of new cars and trucks were expected to fall in October as consumer demand wanes. J.D. Power and LMC Automotive expect total October sales to fall by just over …
Mon., Oct. 3, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Automakers report mixed US sales results in September
DETROIT – Automakers reported mixed U.S. sales results in September as demand for new cars and trucks sputtered. Nissan’s sales rose 4.9 percent over last September and Toyota’s were up …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 3:41 p.m.
U.S. auto sales fall 4 percent in August
U.S. sales of new cars and trucks fell in August, ending summer on a low note for the auto industry and making it less likely that this year’s auto sales …
Fri., July 1, 2016, 12:44 p.m.
Auto sales expected to hit record in first 6 months
U.S. auto sales may be slowing, but they’re still expected to set a record in the first six months of this year.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Auto sales show signs of flattening out after long run up
Last month, U.S. auto sales were expected to drop 7 percent to 1.5 million cars and trucks, according to car shopping site Kelley Blue Book.
Tue., May 3, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Honda, Nissan break records as auto sales stay hot in April
America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while …
Thu., Aug. 16, 2012
Report: Car dealership numbers rose in 2011
DETROIT – The number of U.S. car dealerships is rising again after thousands of closures during the recession. It’s another sign of strength for the car industry, which has been …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2012, 9:24 a.m.
Americans bought more cars and trucks in 2011
Americans bought more cars and trucks last year, inspired by easier credit, an improved economy and the desire to replace aging vehicles that got them through the Great Recession.
Thu., July 1, 2010, 12:02 p.m.
Business update: Data suggest recovery is fizzling
Fears that the economic recovery is fizzling grew Thursday after the government and private sector issued weak reports on a number of fronts. Unemployment claims are up, home sales are …
Tue., March 2, 2010, 7:03 a.m.
Toyota’s pain is rivals’ sales gain in February
Toyota’s pain is its rivals’ gain. All major automakers but Toyota reported higher U.S. sales in February, and most took customers from their powerful Japanese competitor, which has been struggling …
Sat., July 25, 2009
A great deal for old wheels
David Lausche is doing the math. Miles per gallon. Trade-in values. Four cylinders versus six.
Sun., Jan. 5, 1997
Bad Weather Brings Out Truck Buyers Area Dealerships Report Increase In Sales Due To Harsh Winter
With so many people on the lot looking at sport utility trucks, Roger Bang could spend only a few minutes on the phone. “We’ve all been running around like crazy,” …
Sat., June 24, 1995
Students Going Into Used Car Business For Day Central Valley High Business Club Will Rent Space For Sellers To Display Their Vehicles, Boats
They’re barely old enough to drive, but 20 students at Central Valley High School want to prove today that they’re old enough to sell cars. Members of the school’s Future …
Wed., April 5, 1995
Ford, Nissan Post Strong March Sales
Ford Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Corp. reported healthy March sales increases Tuesday, contrasting with earlier reports of declines from most of the other major automakers. The industry’s U.S. sales …