Ford’s Chinese ventures extend auto sales recovery in June

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Ford Motor’s Chinese ventures reported year-on-year sales to increase for June as the world’s biggest auto market keeps showing evidence of recovery from coronavirus-induced lows. The U.S. automaker’s Chongqing-based venture with Changan said on Monday its sales increased 7.7% from a year earlier. It did not reveal the number of vehicles sold. Ford’s new SUV […]

General Motor’s China sales drop 5% in second quarter

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General Motors vehicle sales in China declined 5.3% between April and June from the corresponding period of 2019, performing below the industry average following a recovery from the coronavirus crisis in the country. China’s total figure, which includes passenger and commercial vehicles, increased 4.4% in April and 14.5% in May, the China Association of Automobile […]

Japanese automakers’ May global sales declined 38% due to coronavirus

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Japanese automakers’ global sales dropped 38% in May, in the third straight month of big declines as most automotive factories and dealerships remained shut because of coronavirus lockdowns. The country’s seven major automakers sold about 1.47 million vehicles last month, dropping significantly from 2.38 million units a year ago, according to Reuters calculations based on […]

Maruti Suzuki production declined by 97.5% in May 2020 due to COVID-19

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The government and automakers had enforced shutdowns of factories to control the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. This has led a huge impact on Indian’s largest automaker, Maruti Suzuki, who reported a decline of 97.5 percent in production at 3714 units in May 2020. The company had manufactured 151,188 units during the same period in 2019, […]

U.S. auto sales results encourage Detroit plan to rebuild inventories

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Several automakers this week reported stronger-than-expected auto sales in May in the United States, and the Detroit automakers said they will work through their annual summer shutdowns to reconstruct inventories as demand recovers from coronavirus shutdowns. The U.S. auto sector has resumed assembly plants after the shutdown and automakers that reported May sales said they […]

Hyundai sales in May fall sharply year-on-year due to COVID-19

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South Korea’s Hyundai Motors stated on Monday its provisional May sales dropped 39% year-on-year to 217,510 vehicles worldwide, as the coronavirus outbreak continued to damage demand in key markets. Sales however increased 30% from 167,693 vehicles in April. Its domestic sales increased 5% year-on-year, led by popular models such as the Grandeur sedan and new models […]

Jaguar Land Rover reports growth in retail sales of fiscal 2019/20

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Jaguar Land Rover’s Special Vehicle Operations division retailed over 9,500 high-performance and luxury SV products in fiscal 2019/20, increasing 64% on fiscal 2018/19, even though the coronavirus crisis have continued to impact sales in the fourth quarter of the fiscal year. The strong demand for all seven SV vehicles has driven this increase, including the […]