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March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

March Auto Sales Look Strong – But Affordability Remains an Issue

After an uncertain start, U.S. auto sales showed solid momentum in March, with big gains by Japan’s big three and record numbers from Hyundai – which was charged up by EV demand. But Tesla posted a rare sales slid and GM lost ground during the first quarter. Meanwhile, high transaction prices continue to keep many buyers out of the market.

Ford Cuts Shift as F-150 Lightning Sales “Tank”

Ford Cuts Shift as F-150 Lightning Sales “Tank”

Ford dropped a shift at the Dearborn, Michigan plant assembling its all-electric F-150 Lightning. The automaker blamed “multiple constraints,” for the move, but the UAW says the production cut comes as sales “have tanked.” If anything, Ford had expected a growing surge in demand as it prepares a major expansion of capacity at its Rouge Electric Vehicle Center.