Automotive MMI: Limited inventory continues to hamper auto sales

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) ticked up by 4.2% for this month’s reading. Make sure you are following the five best practices of sourcing aluminum.  US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported total U.S. sales of 175,918 vehicles in October. The October total sales figure marked a 4.0% year-over-year decline. Retail sales fell by 3.8%…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) ticked up by 4.2% for this month’s reading. Make sure you are following the five best practices of sourcing aluminum.  US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported total U.S. sales of 175,918 vehicles in October. The October total sales figure marked a 4.0% year-over-year decline. Retail sales fell by 3.8%...

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Automotive MMI: US automakers post record auto sales in May

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 4.5% for this month’s reading, as many automakers posted record auto sales in May. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. US auto sales Among monthly reporters, Ford Motor Co. reported its total sales in the US…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 4.5% for this month’s reading, as many automakers posted record auto sales in May. Stay up to date on MetalMiner with weekly updates – without the sales pitch. Sign up now. US auto sales Among monthly reporters, Ford Motor Co. reported its total sales in the US...

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Automotive MMI: US auto sales robust in April

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped by 8.1% for this month’s value, as US auto sales showed strength in April. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. US auto sales continue to show strength Automakers posted solid US sales results in April, even as the…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) jumped by 8.1% for this month’s value, as US auto sales showed strength in April. We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. US auto sales continue to show strength Automakers posted solid US sales results in April, even as the...

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This Morning in Metals: Honda announces short-term production cuts in North America

This morning in metals news: Honda announced it will suspend most of its North American automotive production; copper has leveled off over the last couple of weeks; and service center shipments declined in February. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library…

This morning in metals news: Honda announced it will suspend most of its North American automotive production; copper has leveled off over the last couple of weeks; and service center shipments declined in February. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets...

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Automotive MMI: US auto sales strong in February despite inclement weather

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.1% this month, as US auto sales were strong in February. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its February US retail aut…

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 7.1% this month, as US auto sales were strong in February. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. US auto sales Ford Motor Co. reported its February US retail auto sales reached 163,520 vehicles, down 1.8% year over year. Ford...

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Honda and Hyundai Rolling Out Wireless CarPlay to Select 2021 Vehicles, Including Accord and Santa Fe

Honda this week introduced the 2021 Accord with upgraded styling and tech features, including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the higher-end EX-L and Touring trims, accessible through an 8-inch touchscreen display.


Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for the iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Together with wireless charging, these features free up the USB ports in the vehicle, which have been moved to the front of the center console for easier access.

Hyundai has also added wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to the 2021 Santa Fe, on models that are not equipped with navigation. Wired CarPlay and Android Auto remain standard on navigation-equipped models. The vehicle is now equipped with a larger 8-inch touchscreen, an upgrade from the 7-inch display in previous models.

In addition to Honda and Hyundai, wireless CarPlay is available in select vehicles sold by Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Alpine and Pioneer also offer aftermarket wireless CarPlay systems for self installation.

CarPlay‌ is Apple’s in-car platform that enables drivers to access a range of iPhone apps from the dashboard, such as Messages, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pandora, WhatsApp, and Downcast. Since iOS 12, third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze have also been supported.

The 2021 Accord went on sale at Honda dealerships in the United States earlier this week, with pricing starting at $31,090 for a trim equipped with wireless CarPlay. The 2021 Santa Fe will arrive at Hyundai dealerships in the United States by the end of the year, but pricing was not disclosed in the press release.

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Honda this week introduced the 2021 Accord with upgraded styling and tech features, including wireless CarPlay and Android Auto integration on the higher-end EX-L and Touring trims, accessible through an 8-inch touchscreen display.


Wireless CarPlay works over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, eliminating the need for the iPhone to be connected to the infotainment system with a Lightning cable. Together with wireless charging, these features free up the USB ports in the vehicle, which have been moved to the front of the center console for easier access.

Hyundai has also added wireless CarPlay and Android Auto to the 2021 Santa Fe, on models that are not equipped with navigation. Wired CarPlay and Android Auto remain standard on navigation-equipped models. The vehicle is now equipped with a larger 8-inch touchscreen, an upgrade from the 7-inch display in previous models.

In addition to Honda and Hyundai, wireless CarPlay is available in select vehicles sold by Ford, GM, Chrysler, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. Alpine and Pioneer also offer aftermarket wireless CarPlay systems for self installation.

CarPlay‌ is Apple's in-car platform that enables drivers to access a range of iPhone apps from the dashboard, such as Messages, Apple Maps, Apple Music, Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Pandora, WhatsApp, and Downcast. Since iOS 12, third-party navigation apps like Google Maps and Waze have also been supported.

The 2021 Accord went on sale at Honda dealerships in the United States earlier this week, with pricing starting at $31,090 for a trim equipped with wireless CarPlay. The 2021 Santa Fe will arrive at Hyundai dealerships in the United States by the end of the year, but pricing was not disclosed in the press release.
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Automotive MMI: Ford CEO to retire; GM to add EV charging stations

In this month’s Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report: Ford CEO Jim Hackett will retire, the company announced this week; General Motors has plans to add more than 2,700 electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S.; and U.S. sales continue to show signs of recovery, but July sales remained down compared with a year ago….

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In this month’s Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) report: Ford CEO Jim Hackett will retire, the company announced this week; General Motors has plans to add more than 2,700 electric vehicle charging stations across the U.S.; and U.S. sales continue to show signs of recovery, but July sales remained down compared with a year ago....

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Automotive MMI: U.S. auto sales begin slow recovery but remain depressed

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 5.1% this month. U.S. auto sales U.S. auto sales continued to slump last month and over the second quarter overall, even as the U.S. auto sector restarted production in late May after an approximat…

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 5.1% this month. U.S. auto sales U.S. auto sales continued to slump last month and over the second quarter overall, even as the U.S. auto sector restarted production in late May after an approximately two-month suspension. General Motors reported second-quarter deliveries of 492,489 vehicles, down 34%...

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Automotive MMI: Sales slump as automakers mull production restart plans

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 1.3% this month. U.S. auto sales General Motors reported first-quarter deliveries of 618,335 vehicles, a decline of 7% compared with Q1 2020. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! “In this uncertain and challenging time, GM and our strong…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 1.3% this month. U.S. auto sales General Motors reported first-quarter deliveries of 618,335 vehicles, a decline of 7% compared with Q1 2020. Looking for metal price forecasting and data analysis in one easy-to-use platform? Inquire about MetalMiner Insights today! “In this uncertain and challenging time, GM and our strong...

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Automotive MMI: 2019 U.S. sales down; Nissan moves to quarterly reporting

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell three points for a February MMI reading of 86. Generate hard savings on your metal buys year-round; trial MetalMiner’s monthly outlook report U.S. automotive sales General Motors is scheduled to announce its Q4 and full-year 2019 sales results today at 8 a.m. ET. Ford, meanwhile, reported fourth-quarter sales…

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The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell three points for a February MMI reading of 86. Generate hard savings on your metal buys year-round; trial MetalMiner’s monthly outlook report U.S. automotive sales General Motors is scheduled to announce its Q4 and full-year 2019 sales results today at 8 a.m. ET. Ford, meanwhile, reported fourth-quarter sales...

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