Category: auto sales

US Auto Sales to Fall in April on Tight Inventories, Rising Rates: Data

U.S. new vehicle sales is expected to fall in April, as low inventories and rising interest rates boost prices amid high demand, consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said. U.S. retail sales of new vehicles in April could fall 23.8 percent to 1.1 million units from a year earlier, according to a report released by…


Bosch Halts Production at Two China Plants Due to COVID Curbs

SHANGHAI—German auto parts supplier Bosch on Tuesday said it has suspended production at two sites in the Chinese cities of Shanghai and Changchun as it follows government policies to contain a surge of COVID-19 cases. Bosch said it had paused production at a Thermotechnology factory in Shanghai and an automotive components site in Changchun in…


New Auto Sales up in 2021, but Long Way Before Full Recovery

DETROIT—U.S. new vehicle sales rebounded slightly last year from 2020’s dismal numbers, but forecasters expect them to be more than 2 million below the years before the coronavirus pandemic. The reason? Although there are plenty of customers who want to buy new vehicles at hefty prices, there still aren’t enough computer chips available for the…