Monthly U.S. Sales

Nissan Division rings up record with 18% surge

3:21 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Nissan Division reported sales of 125,558 cars and trucks for May, an 18 percent increase over May 2013. The new level represents a record for May volume at Nissan....
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Chevy, cars, fleet help GM overcome recall crisis

1:33 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
General Motors' U.S. sales rose 13 percent in May on a strong performance from its mainstay Chevrolet brand, a sign that consumers are looking past GM's unfolding recall crisis....
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Ford edges Chrysler as Canada posts all-time monthly sales record

3:00 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Ford edged out Chrysler for the top spot in May sales in Canada by 256 units as the country set an all-time monthly light-vehicle sales record. Ford of Canada said it sold 31,754 vehicles in May while Chrysler Group said it delivered 31,498 units during the month. But for the year to date, Chrysler holds a lead of 7,314 vehicles over Ford in Canada....
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BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers

5:07 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying rising disposable income....
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Lincoln's MKC trickles into showrooms

4:15 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
The 2015 MKC, Lincoln's entry in the fast-growing compact luxury crossover segment, appeared on the sales charts for the first time in May with 677 units sold....
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Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands

3:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 percent from the year-ago month. Kia's banner month got a boost from a 37 percent gain in sales of the boxy Soul subcompact and a 49 percent increase in Sportage compact crossover deliveries....
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Record monthly Jeep sales push Chrysler Group up 17%

12:54 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Hot Jeep sales helped push Chrysler Group's U.S. sales up 17 percent in May. The company reported monthly sales of 194,421 units in May, its 50th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains....
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THE GM RECALL

GM dealers grapple with stop-sale orders on busy weekend

12:39 pm U.S. ET | May 21, 2014
General Motors dealers are heading into one of their busiest weekends of the year unable to deliver some of their most popular vehicles: large crossovers....
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16 million? It's looking good

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
With signs that more car shoppers were jumping onto U.S. dealership Web sites in April, analysts expect the industry's renewed sales momentum to continue in the coming months....
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Audi climbs in April, and Mercedes stays ahead of BMW

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Audi sold 2,159 units of its redesigned sub-$30,000 A3 sedan in its first full month in showrooms, contributing to the brand's 19 percent increase from a year earlier to 15,653 vehicles....
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Full-sized pickups outdo U.S. market again in April

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 5, 2014
Full-sized pickups again outperformed the U.S. market in April, surging 12 percent to 171,235 units. Through four months, sales are 6 percent higher at 622,189. On a percentage basis, the Toyota Tundra led the segment in April with sales up 24 percent to 10,217....
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GM sweetens incentives to owners of recalled cars, sees sales rise

3:53 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
A General Motors new-vehicle incentive offered only to owners of GM vehicles plagued with defective ignition switches might have helped the automaker's new-car sales in April....
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APRIL U.S. AUTO SALES

Sales rise 8% as spring thaw gains momentum

8:00 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 8 percent to nearly 1.4 million in April, with strong retail sales and pent-up demand adding momentum to the industry's spring thaw. Among major automakers, Nissan Motor, Chrysler Group and Toyota set the pace with solid double-digit gains aided by redesigned crossovers and light trucks....
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Audi climbs; Mercedes keeps slim lead over BMW

4:54 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Audi's entry in the expanding sub-$30,000 luxury-car segment helped the Volkswagen AG unit post record April sales in the United States. Mercedes led the luxury segment with a narrow lead over BMW....
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April's U.S. sales story lines: Go-go, so-so and no-no

4:33 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Automakers rode higher incentives to an 8 percent gain in U.S. auto sales in April. It's the latest sign that the industry is on pace to top 16 million units this year, but not by much....
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Honda posts first increase of the year

4:38 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Strong demand for crossovers helped American Honda bounce back from three straight monthly sales declines, with sales rising 1 percent to 132,456 vehicles in April from a year earlier....
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Chrysler up 14% on Ram, best-ever Jeep sales

12:03 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Chrysler Group sales jumped 14 percent in April as strong Jeep and Ram sales more than offset losses from the automaker's soon-to-be-replaced mid-sized sedans....
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Canada sales climb 4%; Chrysler, Ford tussle at top

1:02 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Automakers reported solid Canadian vehicle sales in April, with a 4 percent overall gain on a year ago, as demand for truck and luxury brands buoyed the industry....
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'Very solid' April drives Toyota to 13% advance

4:48 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Fourteen nameplates from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted double or triple-digit U.S. sales gains in April, and the company said its Toyota Division was the industry's top-selling brand among retail customers for a fourth consecutive month....
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JESSE SNYDER

Playing ‘Pros & Cons’

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
I have mixed feelings about April’s sales results. Yes, volume rose 8 percent and put us on pace to reach 16 million units this year. But no, it didn’t blow the doors off....
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GM rides trucks and SUVs to 7% April gain

12:37 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
GM shook off negative publicity from its recall crisis to post a 7 percent sales gain for April, amid surging demand for pickups and SUVs....
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Nissan sets April record, loses round against Honda

4:40 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Nissan brand sales shot up 19 percent for a record April sales month, with 94,764 cars and trucks. Nissan maintained its year-to-date sales lead over rival Honda. However, Honda outsold the Nissan brand in April, ending Nissan's three-month winning streak....
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Ford cars struggle in April, but pickups, crossovers minimize the damage

3:58 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
April was a difficult month for Ford. Every one of its car nameplates slumped vs. a year ago.
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A3 jumps out of the gate for Audi as VW suffers

1:16 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2014
Audi of America sold 2,159 units of the new A3 sedan in April, propelling Audi to a 19 percent U.S. sales increase as sister brand Volkswagen continued to struggle....
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Spring sales thaw spawns optimism for full year

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21, 2014
Sales thawed out in March and early April after the frigid winter, and auto executives at the auto show in New York City were optimistic about the rest of the year. They see growing consumer confidence and strong demand for pickups and crossovers....
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