From the monthly archives: March, 2013

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Honda Sales Slip in February despite New Models

Honda brand sales decreased by 2.3% last month compared to the same period last year ending what had been a nine-month straight run on positive growth.  The unexpected decline in sales comes as a bit of a surprise because Honda had recently redesigned strategically important models which should’ve helped improve sales. When looking at the details, sales weren’t all that bad for Honda last month.  Of the brand’s highest volume vehicles, both the new-for-’13 Accord and redesigned-for-’12 CR-V were up an impressive 35% and 16.5%, respectively. The disappointment fell on the ...

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Suzuki Bankruptcy Update: Where are Values Now?

It’s been four months now since the American Suzuki Motor Corporation announced last November that they would be going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy and eliminating what’s left of its automotive sales division here in the US. Here’s a quick look at how Suzuki sales fared over the past decade, along with a review of how their used vehicle values have trended following the bankruptcy announcement. The chart below shows a ten year recap of Suzuki sales here in the US.  As we can see, Suzuki sales were steadily improving throughout the early part of the last decade before peaking in 2007 whe ...

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