Will Amazon Ever Sell Cars in the U.S.?

In this post, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, explains Amazon.com’s potential foray into automotive retail. Maryann states the reasons why major auto makers will be hesitant to sell to Amazon, and why used-cars are a better fit for the “world’s largest shopping mall.”

 

Maryann’s post can be read here:
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/amazon-ever-sell-cars-us-maryann-keller/

 

*Photo Credit: Jebiga.com

Le Point [France]: Pickups, SUV et 4X4: le salon de Detroit célèbre les voitures qui se vendent

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In this article, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, was quoted on the continued rise of SUV and CUV sales. Maryann states that unless gas prices increases significantly, market share gains of these segments will continue.

This article can read at the link below [French language]:

http://www.lepoint.fr/economie/pickups-suv-et-4×4-le-salon-de-detroit-celebre-les-voitures-qui-se-vendent-11-01-2018-2185571_28.php

 

Photo Credit:  © CHRISTOF STACHE AFP/Archives

Historical U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Volume (1970 to 2017)

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U.S. light vehicle sales volume from 1970 to 2017. Volume figures are in millions.

  • 2017    17,241
  • 2016    17,547
  • 2015    17,470
  • 2014    16,531
  • 2013    15,582
  • 2012    14,492
  • 2011    12,778
  • 2010    11,589
  • 2009    10,431
  • 2008    13,245
  • 2007    16,154
  • 2006    16,560
  • 2005    16,997
  • 2004    16,913
  • 2003    16,675
  • 2002    16,817
  • 2001    17,122
  • 2000    17,349
  • 1999    16,893
  • 1998    15,543
  • 1997    15,121
  • 1996    15,097
  • 1995    15,862
  • 1994    15,196
  • 1993    14,679
  • 1992    13,514
  • 1991    12,301
  • 1990    13,774
  • 1989    14,501
  • 1988    15,418
  • 1987    14,870
  • 1986    15,942
  • 1985    15,359
  • 1984    14,306
  • 1983    14,278
  • 1982    10,538
  • 1981    10,777
  • 1980    11,443
  • 1979    14,153
  • 1978    15,423
  • 1977    14,858
  • 1976    13,291
  • 1975    11,102
  • 1974    11,541
  • 1973    14,573
  • 1972    13,570
  • 1971    12,338
  • 1970    10,210

DFP: Fiat Chrysler shares surge 22%; company won’t comment on talks

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In this article, Maryann Keller, principal of MK&A, was quoted on a recent surge in share prices for FCA. Maryann states:

“If someone were truly going to make a bid for FCA, they wouldn’t be silently buying shares. They would be talking…The Chinese are not going to buy in dribs and drabs.”

The article can be read at the link below:

https://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/chrysler/2018/01/05/fiat-chrysler-shares-surge-22-company-wont-comment-talks/1007349001/

 

*Photo Credit: Associated Press.