Monthly Sales Roundup

LUXURY: Alfa Romeo gains turf

4:47 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV plans to take a bigger bite out of the U.S. luxury market by filling up its Alfa Romeo brand's model lineup.

GM: Volume tops forecasts, report says

5:06 pm U.S. ET | June 1, 2018
GM's May sales beat analyst estimates -- and all major rivals -- with a gain of 12 percent, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

U.S. market settles into a comfort zone

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 7, 2018
While the overall light-vehicle market may look relatively stable, some underlying currents may be conspiring to bring the party to an end.

GM: Deliveries off an estimated 2.5-3%

4:22 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
General Motors' U.S. sales fell 2.5 to 3 percent in April, the first month that the company has sat out public reporting of monthly data, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

FCA: Jeep, Dodge rise while Ram, Chrysler, Fiat slide

11:18 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Sales at FCA US climbed 4.5 percent in April to 184,149 on the strength of a 20 percent gain at Jeep. The company's fleet mix was 22 percent for the month, up from 17 percent a year ago, while retail sales fell 1 percent.

SUBARU: Winning streak reaches 77 months

2:35 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
The Subaru Crosstrek was the only model to post a sales gain for Subaru of America in what still was a record April for the automaker.

NISSAN: A triple whammy hit

3:52 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Nissan called April "an extremely challenging month" as U.S. sales crashed 28 percent.

HYUNDAI/KIA: Hyundai, Kia and Genesis all drop

4:08 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Hyundai Motor America's U.S. sales were down 11 percent from the year-earlier period to 56,063 units.

TOYOTA: Volume falls on weaker car, truck demand

12:26 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2018
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales fell 4.7 percent in April from a year earlier, breaking a winning streak over the first three months of the year, as car deliveries slid and light trucks posted only meager gains.

MEXICO: March auto sales fall 13% in tough climate

7:00 am U.S. ET | April 4, 2018
Mexican auto sales fell 13 percent in March as economic and political uncertainty weigh on consumer sentiment.

GM: Crossovers lead to 16% gain; spiffs jump

11:35 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
GM, behind "exceptional" double-digit gains at every brand, said its U.S. sales in March increased 16 percent from a year ago to 296,341.

FCA: Record Jeep volume drives 14% advance

11:15 am U.S. ET | April 3, 2018
FCA US snapped an 18-month losing streak with March U.S. sales increasing 14 percent to 216,063 cars and light trucks behind the strength of a 45 percent gain in Jeep deliveries.

FCA: This time, a slim decline; fleet share at 26%

11:46 am U.S. ET | March 1, 2018
FCA saw its sales decline for an 18th consecutive month in February, falling 1.4 percent to 165,903 vehicles.

VW/AUDI: Crossovers fuel 6% climb; Audi streak hits 100 months

4:02 pm U.S. ET | March 1, 2018
Volkswagen's U.S. sales rose 6 percent in February to 26,660, as crossover sales carried the sedan-heavy brand.

FORD: Volume falls on lower car demand, fleet order timing

11:31 am U.S. ET | Feb. 1, 2018
Ford's U.S. sales fell 6.3 percent in January because of lower-than-normal fleet orders and continued poor sales of sedans.

HONDA: Dec. decline; 3rd straight annual record

12:21 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
American Honda's U.S. sales fell 7 percent in December, but it still achieved record annual sales for a third consecutive year.

VW: A 19% Dec. freeze; Audi extends streak

11:45 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Volkswagen's U.S. sales fell 19 percent in December to 30,281 while Audi extended its industry-best streak of year-over-year monthly sales increases to 98 months.

FCA: Another dip amid flee from fleets

11:08 am U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
FCA US extended its losing streak to a 16th consecutive month in December as sales fell 11 percent to 171,946 vehicles. Just 12 percent of FCA's deliveries went to fleets.

TOYOTA: Sales down, Camry keeps crown

12:59 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Toyota Motor Sales reported a U.S. sales decline of 8.3 percent in December while the Camry surged to remain the industry's best-selling car.

FORD: A strong finish, thanks to trucks

12:41 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Ford's U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 1.3 percent in December, driven by strong light-truck sales.

GM: December, annual sales slide on cars

12:42 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
GM's U.S. sales last year fell 1.3 percent to 3 million vehicles, including a 3.3 percent decline to 308,539 units in December.

SUBARU: Best month, year ever

2:20 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2018
Subaru of America had its best sales month ever in December, capping its ninth consecutive year of record sales.

November's sales gain sets up 17 million in '17

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
A solid November has all but guaranteed that U.S. new light-vehicle sales will top 17 million in 2017 for the third straight year and only the fifth time ever.

FORD: Higher fleet volume helps strong SUV, pickup demand

12:58 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017
Ford's U.S. sales rose 7 percent in November, driven by strong fleet sales as well as gains for its trucks and utility vehicles.

FCA: Lower fleet shipments drive decline

11:56 am U.S. ET | Dec. 1, 2017
FCA US extended its losing streak to a 15th consecutive month in November, as sales fell 3.7 percent to 154,919 vehicles.

 
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3:34 pm U.S. ET | June 13 2018

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11:42 am U.S. ET | June 12 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 9 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 8 2018

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 24 2018

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BMW envisions its iNext as an SUV

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12:01 am U.S. ET | May 23 2018

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