Monthly U.S. Sales

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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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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