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What’s Driving New Car Sales In Houston To Fluctuate?

Steve McDowell, a local auto industry data analyst, explains how new car sales in Houston compare to the rest of Texas and the nation and how long most Houstonians are holding onto their vehicles.


New vehicle sales in Houston plummeted in June compared to the same month last year, but they picked back up again in July.

With such a swing, how do we make sense of Greater Houston's auto market?

Steve McDowell can help. He’s president of Infonation, Inc., a firm that mines auto sales data for the Texas auto industry. He tells us what might be driving the car sales market in Houston, how Houston compares to the rest of Texas and the nation, why new vehicles are gaining — and losing — popularity in the region, and how long most Houstonians are holding onto their cars.

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