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U.S. Light Vehicles Sales Expected to Take a Dip in 2019

Many Risks to the Forecast CAR’s updated automotive sales outlook forecasts U.S. light vehicle sales at 16.8 million units for 2019. CAR’s forecast includes a continuation of sales declines in 2020 and 2021 down to 16.5 million units in 2021....

Will Piston Engines Get Clobbered by Electrics?

Watch CAR’s Brett Smith on Autoline after hours. Panel includes Phoebe Howard, Detroit Free Press - Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production - John McElroy, Autoline.tv. Topics include the future of electric vehicles, ride-sharing, Tesla,...

Opinion: Year of reckoning for autos in 2019

U.S. light vehicle sales ended 2018 on a surprisingly strong note, and the 2019 outlook is mostly positive for the industry. Most forecasters expect companies to continue to post healthy profits and for U.S. sales and production to remain high,...

CAR’s Automotive Communities Partnership (ACP) Expands Nationwide

The automotive industry is a key target for economic developers looking to grow the economy and employment in their region. Automaker and supplier facilities typically offer above-average pay and benefits – and deep automotive supply chains bring the...

2018 Year in Review

As 2018 comes to a close, the team at CAR is full of gratitude. It has been a year of transition and exciting new opportunities. The experience has been made richer by you and the entire automotive community. NAFTA, TRADE & TARIFFS From January to...

U.S. – China Automotive Partnership

Background and Motivation The automotive industry is a critical component of broader U.S. – China socio-economic, trade, and investment relations. Automobiles are one of the United States’ most important exports to China, ranking just behind aircraft and...

Meet the New NAFTA

There’s a new North American free trade agreement – the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement or USMCA – and automakers, suppliers, and policymakers are trying to digest the 1,800+ pages of text released by the U.S. Trade Representative on 30 September...