Monthly U.S. Sales

U.S. auto sales roar toward strongest February since 2002

2:00 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 25, 2015
U.S. auto sales are on pace for the best February since 2002, forecasters say, even as relentless snow slowed demand in the Northeast. February is expected to mark the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year gains for the industry. Analysts said sales have been minimally affected by rising gasoline prices and a work stoppage at West Coast ports that could reduce March inventories of some vehicles imported from Asia....
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Fleet sales rose faster than retail in January

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 16, 2015
Fleet sales outpaced retail in January, rising 20 percent among major players compared with 13 percent for vehicles sold by dealers....
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Look down the list for the real brand battles

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 9, 2015
The five top-selling vehicle brands in the U.S. make for a stable bunch. It's Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan and Honda -- the Fab Five. But in the bottom half of the top 10, there's a lot of volatility....
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Ahead of redesign, Honda sells Pilot at furious pace

2:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
American Honda delivered a strong 12 percent sales increase in January, with most of the growth coming from crossovers such as the Honda Pilot. Though the midsize crossover is at the end of its product cycle, its sales surged 98 percent to 12,315 units -- giving testimony to the red-hot nature of the truck market....
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JANUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

Automakers ride truck wave to 14% gain

8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 14 percent to 1.15 million in January, driven by low gasoline prices that fueled truck sales and signaled another year of growth for the industry. GM, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and Honda all posted gains of at least 12 percent, with General Motors' 18 percent advance leading the pack. Among smaller brands, Subaru carried its hot streak into the new year while demand for Volkswagens remained cool....
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Trucks propel Detroit 3 to gains in Canada; Toyota sets Jan. record

2:02 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
The top auto companies sold more vehicles in Canada last month than a year ago, according to industry data released on Tuesday, with Chrysler Canada leading the pack as the top-selling carmaker for January....
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Mercedes takes early luxury lead, resurgent Lexus jumps to No. 2

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Mercedes-Benz opened 2015 with a record January to take an early lead in the US luxury race, but a surging Lexus is nipping at its heels. 2014's luxury champ, BMW, finds itself in third place after the first month....
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Ford, powered by F series, reaps higher prices on 15% increase in sales

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Ford's Dearborn, Mich., truck plant, which assembles the redesigned 2015 F-150 with an aluminum body, is running at full line speed, giving a boost to Ford pickup sales and pricing....
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Nissan N.A. rises 15% on volume models

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
A wider pipeline of Sentras, Rogues and Muranos helped Nissan outsell its bigger Japanese rival Honda in January. Nissan brand retailers sold 94,449 vehicles in January, a 16 percent increase over January 2014....
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Jeep, Ram lead familiar (happy) tune for Fiat Chrysler

3:30 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Fiat Chrysler continued to ride strong U.S. demand for its SUVs and pickups in January, increasing sales 14 percent from a year earlier and extending its streak of monthly gains to 58....
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RAV4, 4Runner and luxe trucks lift Toyota

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Toyota’s U.S. sales rose 16 percent in January to 169,194 units, led by luxury crossovers and SUVs from Lexus, as low gasoline prices tilted the marketplace back in the direction of larger, less thrifty vehicles....
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JESSE SNYDER

Chill it now, but hold the champagne for later

2:45 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Skip the headlines. Ignore the gaudy 14 percent gain. January was a solid auto sales month, not a great one....
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GM trucks, fleet drive 18% gain; pricing jumps

11:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 3, 2015
Big demand for trucks and a spike in deliveries to fleet customers sent General Motors' January sales up 18 percent from a year ago, the company's best start to a year since 2008....
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NADA's economist: No 17 million. Here's why

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2, 2015
Steven Szakaly, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association, reiterated his forecast of 16.9 million U.S. light-vehicle sales in 2015 at the NADA convention in San Francisco....
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December rally helps balance fleet and retail sales growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
A year-end flurry of fleet sales at Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia and Toyota Motor Sales helped major automakers boost December fleet volume 19 percent. The December surge helped the seven best-selling automakers achieve balanced growth for the year: Both the group's retail sales and its fleet sales rose 6 percent in 2014....
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Luxury champ BMW spent big on spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
In a year in which BMW reclaimed the U.S. luxury sales title from Mercedes-Benz, BMW hiked incentives and outspent its top rival by more than $670 per vehicle....
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AutoNation posts 12% sales gain in December

11:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
AutoNation said its new-vehicle sales jumped 12 percent in December compared with a year earlier, reaching 33,069 vehicles....
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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Ford loses ground in 2014 with F-150 changeover

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ford Motor reported its first year-over-year U.S. sales increase in four months, but it was one of only a few automakers to post a decline for all of 2014....
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GM reaps booming truck, crossover sales for best December since 2007

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
GM rode surging demand for trucks and a 20-percent-off promotion to a 19 percent jump in U.S. sales last month, its strongest December since 2007....
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2014 finishes strong with 'plenty of room for upside'

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Tempting incentives and clearer roads pulled U.S. consumers into dealerships for a big December to close another strong sales year. Automakers sold 1.5 million light vehicles last month, up 11 percent. The seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate was 16.92 million, the third best month of the year behind August and November....
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American Honda inches higher, thanks to Acura

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
American Honda Motor Co. notched another slim sales gain for December, riding heavily on crossovers and the Acura brand....
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Audi surges to another record year; VW stalls

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Audi of America posted its fifth-straight annual sales record in 2014, while sibling brand Volkswagen took a step back in its quest to reach annual U.S. volume of 800,000 vehicles by 2018....
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JESSE SNYDER

Pricing: The extra icing on the cake in a great year

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
We can all rattle off lots to celebrate: fifth straight year of U.S. sales growth, 13 brands setting records in 2014, volume that is 6 million-plus units higher than 2009 and more growth forecast for 2015. But for me, one feel-good factoid trumps everything. Average transaction prices are still rising....
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FCA rides truck wave to advance 20% in December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Record Jeep and Ram sales pushed FCA US up 20 percent last month to its best December sales since 2004....
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