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Some Q3 Number Part 2

Quarterly/Monthly reports are important but kinda dull. So as we continue trying to bring you a jazzy version of this vital look at industry numbers, we will also pontificate on each brand's spirit animal.
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Some Q3 Number Part 2

Quarterly/Monthly reports are important but kinda dull. So as we continue trying to bring you a jazzy version of this vital look at industry numbers, we will also pontificate on each brand's spirit animal.

Stellantis
continues a string of declining quarters with a 6% drop in volume for Q3. The company's brands' volumes were scattered with Jeep, Ram, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo down but Chrysler and Dodge up.

Spirit animal: An entire family of bats. The thing about bats is they are a family but also have plenty of space to do their own thing (because of the wings). Like Stallantis' many brands, apparently.


Honda's
September held a 17% dip in volume, continuing 14 straight months of decline. The OEM luxury brand, Acura, was down 13%. Honda says the challenges facing production and transportation are no surprise and will not last forever.

Spirit animal: Mallards. They fly south for the winter and return when the natural rhythm deems it right. Also, Acura looks cooler than Honda, but they are still besties.


Hyundai's
sales rose in September by 11%, setting a record for the company. The company has prioritized retail, forgoing fleet business for 9 consecutive months, leading to healthy profits and inventory stockpiles.

Spirit animal: Honey bee. How do bees know when to make honey vs. gather pollen? We don't know, but we assume it is not luck. Hyundai's prioritization of retail over fleet business also seems like more than luck.

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