Monthly Sales Roundup

Sales rise, SAAR falls in another quirky month

4:09 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Auto sales in the United States rose 10 percent in October, returning the industry to double-digit increases after a September slump. But on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis, October trailed September's tepid performance.... Read More »


Chrysler gains 11%, extends winning streak

11:17 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Booming pickups and SUVs drove Chrysler Group sales in the United States up 11 percent in October -- its 43rd consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


Hot Fusion paces Ford sales

1:31 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
With a second factory online producing Ford Fusions, sales of Ford's hot mid-sized sedan soared 71 percent in October, pacing Ford to a 14 percent monthly sales increase.... Read More »


Acura crossovers, Civic, CR-V power Honda's 7% gain

2:43 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
American Honda posted September sales of 114,538 units, a year-over-year increase of 7 percent. Year-to-date sales are up 9 percent. Sales for the Honda brand rose 6 percent to 100,242 units, while the Acura brand gained 18 percent with 14,296 sales.... Read More »


GM sales climb 16% on pickups, SUVs

1:07 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
General Motors sales in October rose 16 percent while it continued to flex pricing muscle, fueled by strong sales of pickups and SUVs. GM delivered 226,402 light vehicles last month. Retail sales rose 16 percent while fleet sales increased by 14 percent.... Read More »


New Corolla, RAV4 help boost Toyota sales 9%

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
With hot sales of the redesigned Corolla and RAV4, and the Camry sedan once again the industry's best-selling passenger car, Toyota sales in October increased 9 percent to 168,976 units in the United States.... Read More »


Kia's October U.S. sales fall as 2013 results fester

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Kia monthly sales fell for the fifth time this year, continuing the Korean brand's lackluster 2013 sales performance. Kia's sales fell to 39,754 vehicles in October, down 6 percent from a year earlier, while overall U.S. auto sales grew 10 percent.... Read More »


Ford top Canadian seller, GM beats Chrysler in October

3:17 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Ford was the top selling automaker in Canada in October and year to date, while General Motors outsold Chrysler in Canada last month, with sales at both Ford and GM jumping 10 percent.... Read More »


Mercedes doubles U.S. luxury-auto lead over BMW on new CLA coupe

2:59 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz sold 4,895 of its $29,900 CLA coupe in the car’s first full month of availability, helping the brand post a 25 percent October gain and double its luxury-vehicle lead in the United States.... Read More »


VW goes on the defensive as sales plunge

2:04 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Despite the tailwinds of a strengthening economy and auto market, Volkswagen Group of America had its roughest sales month of the year in October, as an 11 percent sales gain for Audi failed to offset the VW brand's 18 percent drop.... Read More »


Old Rogue, new Sentra lift Nissan 16 percent

1:56 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
One model at the tail end of its life cycle and another at the start led the Nissan brand to a 15 percent sales increase in October. The Rogue crossover -- only days away from being displaced by a redesigned 2014 Rogue -- posted 12,919 sales in October, a 53 percent gain over October 2012.... Read More »


Strong car sales boost 3rd-quarter auto share prices

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 28, 2013
Continuing sales growth fueled strong returns for global automotive stocks in the third quarter.... Read More »


AutoNation Sept. sales fall 10%, but Q3 best since 2007

1:35 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2013
AutoNation, the largest U.S. auto retailer, said its new-vehicle sales slipped 10 percent to 20,758 units in September compared with the same month last year. The U.S. market as a whole declined 4 percent during the month, largely because of a statistical quirk.... Read More »


Mercedes widens 2013 U.S. luxury lead

3:33 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 1, 2013
Mercedes-Benz sold more than 2,300 of its $29,900 CLA coupe in its first week of availability, helping the brand post a 6.7 percent September gain and widen its luxury-vehicle lead in the United States.... Read More »



Toyota exec Carter sees U.S. sales plateau in 16 million range

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 7, 2013
After four years of rapid growth for the auto industry, a top Toyota executive says sales are "starting to plateau" around a rate of 16 million units a year. Bob Carter, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., said Toyota's forecasts do not see sales hitting 17 million by 2018.... Read More »


AutoNation says August sales rose 32 percent

11:02 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
AutoNation said its total new-vehicle sales to retail customers in the United States rose 32 percent in August.... Read More »


Toyota hikes 2013 U.S. volume target after August sales surge

4:48 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Toyota raised its 2013 U.S. sales target for the Toyota brand and Scion by about 50,000 units as combined deliveries of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles topped 230,000 in August. It was the company's best monthly sales total in more than five years.... Read More »



Automaker discipline is holding … so far

5:59 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Four years into the sales recovery, we’re all holding our breath. We all hope everybody remembers the hard lessons of the Great Recession. And fear somebody will crack open a fresh can of marketing excess -- especially we graybeards who remember previous boom-and-bust cycles.... Read More »


GM sales rise 15% in best month since 2008

3:32 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
General Motors' sales in the United States rose 15 percent last month from a year ago, even as it reduced fleet deliveries by 8 percent. August was the best sales month in the United States for GM since September 2008... Read More »


Lexus U.S. sales jump 23% for first monthly luxury lead in 2013

4:08 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Toyota's Lexus, the top- selling luxury-auto brand in the United States for 11 years through 2010, posted a 23 percent increase in August for its first monthly win in a year. Deliveries rose to 29,792, Toyota said today in a statement. Lexus beat out Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and BMW to claim the monthly crown for the first time since August 2012 and just the second time since the end of 2010.... Read More »


Chrysler Canada reports best year-to-date sales in 25 years

3:55 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 4, 2013
Chrysler's Canadian arm reported its best sales for the month of August in 13 years and its best sales year-to-date in 25 years, bolstered in part by robust passenger car sales, the auto maker said today. Ford Motor, the top seller in Canada, said its sales rose 7.1 percent to 27,268 vehicles.... Read More »



Retail is July's hero

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Don't fret for the U.S. auto recovery just because July's selling rate dropped a bit from that blowout party in June. It's fleet's fault.... Read More »


Pickups, SUVs lift Chrysler up 11%; best July since '06

3:14 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
Powered by re-engineered SUVs and pickups, Chrysler Group today reported its best July sales since the DaimlerChrysler era. The company sold 140,102 vehicles last month, up 11 percent over July 2012. It was the company's best July since 2006 and its 40th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »


BMW chips away at Mercedes lead with 3 series, X5

3:39 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
BMW boosted sales of its 3 series cars and X5 SUVs last month, helping the automaker narrow Mercedes-Benz's luxury-vehicle lead in the United States.... Read More »


GM, paced by pickups, gains 16% in July

2:48 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2013
General Motors' sales rose 16 percent in July to 234,071 units in the United States, as full-sized pickup deliveries jumped 44 percent and all four of the automaker's brands posted double-digit increases, the company said today.... Read More »


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