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#21 of 64 Re: supply easing [steve_]
Sep 29, 2011 (11:04 am)
But, but but!!! I thought we were foolish to believe that Honda (and Toyota) was affected by the tsunami disaster? What happened to those folks who gloated the single month the Snuze and Rentabu were at the top of the monthly sales chart?
I thought these Japanese companies were on a permanent slide because nobody no longer wanted them?
#22 of 64 Re: supply easing [anythngbutgm]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Sep 29, 2011 (11:28 am)
Well, I think some of it is that the Japanese suppliers are favoring their domestic manufacturers. Lost the link but there was a recent stink with some German company over getting some pigments.
Be curious to see how sales go next year. There's a lot of pent-up demand for new cars and it remains to be seen who's going to take advantage. VW may yet beat them all.
#24 of 64 Re: supply easing [steve_]
Oct 05, 2011 (8:41 am)
Lost the link but there was a recent stink with some German company over getting some pigments.
IIRC, that German company is the manufacturer of a key ingredient used in some pigments. That German company manufactures that ingredient only in a plant they own in Japan.
Oct 20, 2011 (1:37 pm)
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Oct 21, 2011 (8:21 pm)
So far this month:
#28 of 64 running out of stock
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 01, 2011 (8:43 am)
“The days-to-turn rate, which counts the days a car is on the dealership lot before it is sold, is at the lowest point we have on record,” said Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com senior analyst. “Production is a lot leaner for the domestics these days, while Honda and Toyota are still rebuilding inventory after the earthquake.”
2011 Vehicle Inventory Running Dry (AutoObserver)
Dec 02, 2011 (2:26 pm)
Seems like Mazda might be getting some traction with Skyactiv--they're up 20%
Hyundai and Kia have had a great year--yet again. But at this point with their factories going flat out, I'm not sure show many more they can produce next year.
I think I read somewhere that the KIA factory in Georgia is now running three 8 hour shifts--24 hours a day! That alone boosted their capacity something like 100k units to c. 300,000+ a year....