Monthly U.S. Sales

Mercedes pads luxury lead as new models help set February record

3:49 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States last year, extended its 2014 lead with record February sales on the strength of new models.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Sitting out Double Winter

3:28 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Sales are always lousy in January and February. That's regular winter. But this year, at least for the 78 percent of Americans east of the Rockies, it's Double Winter. That's what I've decided to call it. Because all the bad parts of winter have doubled. Double cold. Double snow. Double salt. Double potholes. Maybe triple potholes in Michigan.... Read More »

 

Toyota cites weather for 4% sales drop

4:38 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s February sales dropped 4 percent to 159,284 units, although the automaker said it still led the industry in retail deliveries to consumers.... Read More »

 

Ford volume falls with February snow

4:23 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Ford said demand for its vehicles in parts of the country not buried by snow was “very robust” last month, though total Ford sales fell 6 percent from a year ago.... Read More »

 

Mazda is likely to fall short of sales target

4:17 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
Mazda is likely to fall short of its U.S. sales target for the fiscal year ending March 31 after posting its fourth-straight decline in monthly volume in February.... Read More »

 

Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales

7:28 am U.S. ET | Feb. 21, 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail and fleet buyers for a 12th consecutive year.... Read More »

 

U.S. dealership count remains flat, throughput soars

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
The number of dealerships in the United States last year remained relatively flat, with pockets of increases. But with a recovering economy driving sales higher, the average number of new-vehicle sales per dealership surged, according to a study released today by Urban Science.... Read More »

 

GM sweetens February incentives to juice U.S. sales

1:06 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 7, 2014
Chevrolet and Buick-GMC are running a nearly month-long Presidents Day promotion for February, offering some of GM's biggest incentives in months as the company tries to shake a recent sales slump.... Read More »

 

AutoNation same-store sales slide 2% in Jan.

10:46 am U.S. ET | Feb. 4, 2014
Same-store sales slipped 2 percent in January for AutoNation, the nation's largest dealership group, though overall sales rose slightly.... Read More »

 

NICK BUNKLEY

GM lets a convoluted statement do all the talking

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM's January U.S. sales results on Monday looked a lot like the record-low temperatures across the Midwest in Detroit for much of last month. In other words, there were a whole lot of negative numbers.... Read More »

 

JANUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales skid 3% as weather takes toll; SAAR flat at 15.2 million units

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales, dampened by lower fleet shipments and severe winter weather across large chunks of the country, fell 3 percent in January. Among the biggest automakers, Nissan Motor and Chrysler Group posted solid gains while volume fell at GM, Ford, Toyota and Honda. The Nissan brand edged rival Honda.... Read More »

 

U.S. sales chilled by tax change, January freeze

4:38 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Frigid weather and weak fleet sales held January U.S. auto sales 3 percent below brisk year-ago volume. Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate was 15.2 million, virtually unchanged from last January, but down slightly from December's 15.4 million SAAR.... Read More »

 

GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume

4:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January.... Read More »

 

Honda deliveries fall 2% as cold, snow dent East, Midwest strongholds

5:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The arctic temperatures that hit key Honda markets in the Midwest and East Coast kept some car buyers out of Honda showrooms last month, leading American Honda to a 2 percent decline in United States sales.... Read More »

 

Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher

12:29 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher in January, as imports outsold Detroit 3 vehicles, but bad winter weather and a big December sales push likely skewed the results, an independent auto industry expert said on Monday.... Read More »

 

Ford drops 8%; bad weather hits key regions

3:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Ford Motor said the poor weather and arctic temperatures that hammered its strongholds in the nation's midsection and Northeast took a bite out of the company's sales in January.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

Cold spells, snowfalls, a fluke and an asterisk

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
January U.S. light-vehicle sales down 3 percent? Welcome to 2014. We’re gonna have more months like this.... Read More »

 

Toyota: Stop-sale order will have 'minimal' impact

4:01 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
A potential defect that is preventing Toyota dealers from selling some vehicles on their lots had little effect on January sales and is expected to have a “minimal” impact in February, company executives said today.... Read More »

 

Nissan tops Honda, gains 10% as Rogue stars

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
The new-generation Rogue crossover helped Nissan Division overcome bad weather in key markets to post a 10 percent U.S. sales increase in January. Nissan Division sales totaled 81,472 cars and light trucks for the month, setting a record for January volume.... Read More »

 

Mercedes takes U.S. luxury lead as entry level expands

3:26 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States in 2013, started out this year in the lead with record January sales as carmakers broaden their lineups to bring in younger buyers.... Read More »

 

Chrysler volume rises 8% on SUVs, pickups

3:03 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans helped Chrysler Group post an 8 percent U.S. sales gain in January, despite bad weather, rising inventories and weak Dodge numbers.... Read More »

 

EDITORIAL

Why is GM not talking?

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2014
General Motors' puzzling decision to terminate its monthly sales conference call with financial analysts and journalists is counterproductive.... Read More »

 

'13 sales story: Ford scored big

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
Nearly 1.4 million F-series trucks, Escapes and Fusions helped make Ford Motor the industry's biggest market-share gainer in 2013 as the company turned in one of the most profitable years in its history.... Read More »

 

AutoNation says new-vehicle retail sales gained 6% in December

9:49 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales in the United States rose 6 percent in December from the year-ago period, to 29,596 units. It was the highest number of units sales in the month of December since 2001.... Read More »

 

What was hot, cold in 2013

2:32 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Small crossovers and big pickups soared in 2013, as the two segments combined to account for one of every four vehicles sold. But growth in the compact and mid-sized car segments slowed significantly, and minivan sales declined.... Read More »

 

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