Lotlinx Weekly News Vol. 274: And the H1 sales crown goes to…

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Industry roundup:

FROM AUTOMOTIVE NEWSFirst-half U.S. sales scorecard

Midway through the year, GM maintains its sales position ahead of Toyota for the second consecutive year, while Ford is on track to become the top-selling brand after a 3-year gap. Most vehicle segments have experienced a rise in inventory volume, and the largest segments by sales in H1 were compact crossovers, full-size pickups and large crossovers.

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FROM CBT NEWS: Credit access increases in June as auto financing trends stabilize

The collapse of several banks has caused auto financing to become easier to access, demonstrated by a 0.8% rise in the Auto Credit Availability Index. Despite being 7.1% more restrictive than in June 2022, consumer confidence levels improved 7% last month, showing high optimism for future financing.

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FROM AUTO REMARKETINGFourth of July week recap

The used market could be heading for a “summertime slowdown” after wholesale values saw a slight decline of 0.47%, and overall car segment values showed a slightly larger decrease of 0.52%. All 9 vehicle segments experienced a decrease in value, with subcompact cars leading with a notable 1.11% drop.

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FROM CNBC: Hyundai overtakes GM, but Tesla’s U.S. dominance continues

Tesla maintains its position as the top-selling EV brand, having sold an estimated 336,892 vehicles in the U.S. during the first half of 2023. Hyundai-Kia EV sales rose 11%, reaching 38,457 units, with a strategic focus on increasing leasing rates in an effort to expand their market share.

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