Monthly U.S. Sales

Fleet outpaces retail in June

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
Fleet sales outpaced retail in June, countering a three-year trend toward greater retail volume. Among major automakers, fleet sales in June rose 6 percent while retail slid 1 percent....
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A super SAAR and signs of a stellar second half

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 7, 2014
Halfway through 2014, automakers are on pace to post full-year sales totaling 16.22 million vehicles, the most since 2006. And they are doing so with record transaction prices, lower incentives and about 4,000 fewer retailers than the last time demand was this high....
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AutoNation says new-car sales up 1% in June

1:36 pm U.S. ET | July 2, 2014
AutoNation said today its new-vehicle retail sales inched up 1 percent in the United States through June to 25,450 units -- the company’s best-selling June since 2007. AutoNation’s results in June matched the overall industry’s 1 percent rate....
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JUNE U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains

8:00 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2014 on an unexpected upswing. The annualized sales rate surged to 17 million, easily topping forecasts, from 15.9 million a year earlier and just above May's 16.8 million rate....
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Toyota advances 3% as cars set pace

4:47 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3 percent increase in U.S. sales in June, marked by significant gains from cars at the Toyota and Lexus brands....
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2014's stars, laggards at halfway mark

5:29 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
If it was a new compact or premium crossover or a large or mid-sized SUV, chances are it lit up the United States sales chart in the first half of the year. If it was a minicar or a mid-sized or large sedan, it probably lost some luster. Light trucks were hot in the first half of 2014, driving up overall new-vehicle sales 4 percent through June. Sales of light trucks increased 9 percent through June, while car deliveries were flat....
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GM sales solid despite recalls, but Chevy falls

12:23 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
GM remains relatively unscathed in the showroom from its unprecedented recall crisis, as sales rose 1 percent last month to the company's strongest June in seven years....
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Strong start to summer raises hopes for even better second half

4:53 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
A flurry of new light-vehicle sales as June ended helped generate the fastest selling rate for the U.S. auto industry in almost eight years, raising hopes for an even more robust second half of 2014....
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Chrysler up 9% on strong Jeep, Ram demand

12:07 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Continued strong demand for SUVs and pickups pushed Chrysler Group sales up 9 percent in June. The company said it sold 171,086 vehicles in the United States last month, for its 51st consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its best June sales since 2007....
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Nissan's newest factory lines boost deliveries

2:37 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Nissan Motor Corp.'s recent investments in North American factory capacity translated to robust small-car sales in June. The growing stream of Mexican-made Sentra compacts and Versa subcompacts helped push the brand to record June sales, despite declines in other volume products....
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BMW holds U.S. luxury segment lead over Mercedes, Lexus

5:24 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
BMW won the June luxury sales crown in the United States and widened its lead over Mercedes and Lexus during the first six months. Last month, BMW sold 30,201 vehicles, a 12 percent increase, helped by the 5-series sedan, which surged 77 percent to 7,940 deliveries. Mercedes rose 8.6 percent to 26,506, helped by a 25 percent gain to 6,500 for the E-class sedan....
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Ford volume slips 6% ahead of key changeovers

1:45 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Ford Motor sales declined 6 percent in June from the year-ago month to 222,064 units as the company geared up for a changeover of several key models, including the F-150 pickup, Mustang pony car and Edge crossover....
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JESSE SNYDER

How can 1% growth feel so good?

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
June turned out to be a great month for U.S. auto sales. Ignore that goofy 1 percent increase in units sold. It’s a calendar fluke. The 17 million selling rate tells the tale.
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Audi, Porsche propelled by A3's hot start, Macan; VW slump drags on

2:44 pm U.S. ET | July 1, 2014
Small cars gave Volkswagen Group a big lift in June, as the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan and Porsche Macan compact crossover paced Porsche to its best month and Audi to its best first half....
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U.S. SALES PREVIEW

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC

9:00 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2014
As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predecessor Alan Mulally....
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Ford, Honda new-product cycle should boost U.S. market share, report says

3:18 pm U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
Ford and Honda stand to capture more of the automotive market in the United States than their counterparts during the next four years as they woo buyers with new products such as Ford's aluminum-bodied F-150 pickup....
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BMW takes the luxury brand lead in May

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz in May as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States so far this year. The BMW brand boosted sales in May by 17 percent, helped by a 28 percent jump in deliveries of SUVs and crossovers, such as the X3, which more than doubled to 5,723 units from a year earlier....
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Big sedans are losing ground

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9, 2014
After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while total light-vehicle sales rose 5 percent. Volumes are falling as consumers switch to other segments and automakers pull large sedans from their fleets, analysts say....
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AutoNation retail sales rise 15% for best-selling May since 2006

11:45 am U.S. ET | June 4, 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales jumped 15 percent in May from the year-earlier month to 30,275 units, the company’s best-selling May since 2006....
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JESSE SNYDER

Ya gotta love those new models

5:38 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Jeep is hot, hot, hot. Volkswagen is cold as ice. Nothing helps like fresh product on the floor. And nothing aches quite the way that an aging lineup does....
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SEGMENT SPOTLIGHT

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction

4:24 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent....
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MAY U.S. AUTO SALES

Auto sales rise 11% as ‘everything came together’

8:15 am U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- led by big gains at Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler and GM -- rose 11 percent to 1.6 million in May as a raft of discounts and extended holiday deals drew consumers to showrooms. The annualized pace of sales shot up to 16.8 million. That's the highest rate for the seasonally adjusted rate since July 2006 and marked the third consecutive month the SAAR has topped 16 million after a weaker-than-expected start to the year....
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Sales soar, gains galore as May stars

4:45 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Sometimes the stars align. The weather held, the calendar added both an extra selling day and a fifth weekend, lenders relaxed a bit, factories sweetened the pot. And May U.S. auto sales jumped 11 percent to 1.6 million units....
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Ford advances 3% on Fusion, Escape records

3:17 pm U.S. ET | June 3, 2014
Ford Motor, paced by record sales of the Fusion mid-sized sedan and Escape compact crossover, posted a 3 percent U.S. sales increase in May....
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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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