First Friday of the month, its the Vroom Room, make yourself comfortable.
Think about this...not raining, warm, sun...really, and totally cool.
May sales, we anticipated a further retreat, which occurred during the month. For some Japanese manufacturers not having adequate product due to the events in Japan of a few months ago. The lack of product be it real or imagined might have had a negative impact on their sales. Although Toyota has aggressive incentives for June. The Koreans continue on their inexorable drive to gaining increased market share. A couple of the Detroit 3 are regressing perhaps due to the increased price of gas impacting truck sales.
In the meantime, the Germans this year "officially" own the entry level luxury segment...the slight competition they had, has diluted further. Think about this...some of the Germans sell more "certified pre owned" than other manufacturers sell new.
We should note that Volvo is doing very well, agreed the S60 is a wonderful car.
Would you believe that Fiat has sold more cars in Canada year to date May than Mini...what do you think?
Consumer debt in Canada...still rising, take a look...here, will it impact auto sales in the coming months?
Our friend The Autoextremist celebrated 12 years of publishing...here, being fortunate to get a ride around Indianapolis in one of the pace Camaros...Wow!
Since most of us do not have the opportunity to visit, let alone participate in the Mille Miglia, although we know folks that participated in this year's Mille Miglia with a great car, and had a memorable time. Enjoy some behind the scenes photos...here.
La Societe Bistro, on Bloor..where else...take a look...here.