Monthly U.S. Sales
1:37 pm U.S. ET | May 2, 2013 Driven by a domestic-brand sales surge, AutoNation, the nation's largest dealership group, reported a 10 percent gain in new-vehicle sales in April.... Read More »
4:30 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 How far off track did the launch of the redesigned Lincoln MKZ get? The car, whose chassis bears the burden of a once-thriving luxury brand now trying to prove it's still relevant -- originally was supposed to start arriving at dealerships last fall, around the same time Steven Spielberg's movie Lincoln was hitting theaters around the country.... Read More »
5:11 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 For the third straight month, a different car has topped the giant mid-sized sedan market, a segment that has significantly slowed this year as competition intensifies. Sales declined in April for seven of the 10 top mid-sized cars. Overall, mid-sized car sales fell 1 percent in the month and are up just 2 percent so far this year.... Read More »
APRIL U.S. AUTO SALES
8:00 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Rising demand for Detroit 3 pickups helped lift U.S. auto sales 9 percent last month, while surprising declines at Toyota and Volkswagen took some steam out of the market's steady recovery. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate came in at 14.9 million, marking the first time since October that the SAAR failed to top 15 million.... Read More »
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Pickups are back. Sales of those honking-big behemoths so unique to North American roads jumped 27 percent in April. And they're up 30 percent in the first four months of the year.... Read More »
2:03 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Mercedes-Benz extended its lead over BMW in the U.S. luxury sales race, with a 5.8 percent gain in April. Sales for the Mercedes brand rose to 23,635 in April, led by gains for the C-class sedan and M-class SUV. The BMW brand posted a 10 percent increase in April to 23,225, the company said today in a statement.... Read More »
4:23 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Mazda once again watched the auto industry's recovery from the sidelines as it posted its fourth straight monthly U.S. sales decline in April.... Read More »
2:42 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Ford Motor Co. will increase the production mix of Lincoln MKZ Hybrids to 30 percent for the 2014 model year, from 20 percent now, to meet increased demand, a Ford executive said today.... Read More »
2:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Canadian sales rose for the three Detroit automakers, led by strong sales for pickup trucks. Ford was the top-seller in Canada in April as sales rose 16 percent to 27,907 vehicles. Chrysler was second, at 25,745 vehicles, up 5 percent, barely edging out GM's 25,071 vehicles, up 19 percent.... Read More »
May 1, 2013 20:03 CET Mercedes-Benz extended its lead over BMW in the U.S. luxury sales race, with a 5.8 percent gain in April. Sales for the Mercedes brand rose to 23,635 in April, led by gains for the C-class sedan and M-class SUV. The BMW brand posted a 10 percent increase in April to 23,225, the company said today in a statement.... Read More »
5:33 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Booming pickup sales drove Detroit automakers to double-digit gains and the U.S. auto market 9 percent higher in April. While that percentage gain was the second-highest of the year, the results marked a setback for the industry's recovery. The seasonally adjusted annual sales rate came in at 14.9 million, below estimates in the 15.2 million range. It was the first time since October that the SAAR dropped below 15 million.... Read More »
2:39 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Fueled by demand for the redesigned Forester crossover, Subaru of America's April sales advanced 25 percent.
The company said it was the best April in its history, with sales of 32,943 vehicles. For the first four months, Subaru sales rose 17 percent compared with a year earlier to 125,470 units.
Forester sales in April grew 65 percent to 9,366 vehicles.... Read More »
12:51 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Volkswagen of America officials blamed challenging conditions and competition in the mid-sized and compact sedan segments for a 10 percent drop in April sales for the VW brand, ending a streak of monthly sales gains that began in September 2010.... Read More »
11:57 am U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Chrysler Group rode strong sales of pickups and SUVs to an 11 percent sales increase in April, its 37th consecutive month of higher year-over-year sales.... Read More »
5:00 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Stoked by record April results for the Honda CR-V and Acura RDX compact crossovers, American Honda sales increased 7 percent to 130,999 units last month.... Read More »
5:05 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. sales fell by 1 percent in April, with 176,160 units sold.
Sales at the Toyota Division declined by 2 percent to 158,069 units while volumes at Lexus increased 3 percent to 18,091 vehicles sold.
Toyota claimed it was the No. 1 retail brand for the second consecutive month and for the overall year.... Read More »
3:38 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 Redesigned core models gave Nissan a boost in U.S. sales in April, pushing the brand 25 percent ahead of April 2012. Nissan Division posted sales of 80,003 for the month, pumped by its restyled Altima, Sentra and Pathfinder.... Read More »
2:34 pm U.S. ET | May 1, 2013 General Motors' U.S. sales grew 11 percent in April on a surge in demand for vehicles at both ends of GM's lineup: big trucks and small cars.... Read More »
1:16 pm U.S. ET | April 8, 2013 General Motors expects this month's launch of the redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala to boost sales of the tired nameplate and help revitalize the overall large-sedan segment.... Read More »
April 4, 2013 06:01 CET Volkswagen brand's U.S. vehicle sales rose 3 percent last month from a year earlier with most of the gains coming from one nameplate: the Beetle. The brand sold 37,704 vehicles in March, its third straight month of single-digit sales increases after a nearly two-year run of double-digit gains.... Read More »
12:08 pm U.S. ET | April 3, 2013 Driven by a strong recovery in the housing market and big gains in pickups, AutoNation, the country's largest dealership group, reported a 7 percent gain in new-vehicle sales in March.... Read More »
April 3, 2013 06:01 CET BMW reported a 13 percent U.S. sales increase in March, cutting into the luxury-auto lead of Mercedes as both brands set records for the month.... Read More »
4:24 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2013 Ford Motor Co.'s U.S. sales in March were its highest since May 2007, the company said today, led by sales of pickups and crossovers.... Read More »
12:43 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2013 New vehicle sales in Canada at both Ford and Chrysler accelerated in March, lifted by strong demand for pick-up trucks, the companies said today. GM sales fell 11 percent during the month.... Read More »
3:46 pm U.S. ET | April 2, 2013 Kia Motors America’s March sales tumbled 15 percent from the all-time monthly sales record set in March 2012, the company said today.... Read More »