Monthly Sales Roundup

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....
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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....
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GM ends monthly sales call with analysts, media

12:46 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
General Motors said today that it will no longer host a monthly conference call with auto analysts and journalists to discuss the prior month's domestic sales results....
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Canada sales highest in decade; Ford still tops

2:22 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Canadians bought more vehicles in 2013 than in any year since 2002, as consumers brushed off high debt and a slow economic recovery to buy trucks and luxury models, though icy weather limited December purchases, numbers released today showed....
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Mercedes outlasts BMW's late surge to grab U.S. luxury crown

3:38 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
Mercedes-Benz withstood a late surge from BMW, ending its rival's two-year reign as the U.S. luxury-vehicle sales leader as the breadth of Mercedes's lineup pushed it to a record year. Mercedes won its only other U.S. luxury sales title in 1999....
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3 things we learned from December sales

3:58 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 3, 2014
A series of powerful snowstorms through much of the country kept enough buyers away from United States dealerships to make December's volume gain a mere technicality -- up 2,602 units, or 0.19 percent. Oddly enough, even that little bit helps in the rounding game....
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U.S. sales through November 2013

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Here's a look at numerous rivalries involved nameplates, brands and companies after 11 months....
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In October, fleet again takes a back seat to retail

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 11, 2013
Robust retail sales again drove U.S. light-vehicle sales in October, and many automakers continued to slow down on fleet volume....
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U.S. sales rise 10%; Detroit 3 gain share

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Auto sales increased 10 percent in the United States during October as the Detroit 3 gained market share while other major automakers fell short of projections. The industry's seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate declined from September's sluggish figure, to 15.2 million. Executives and analysts said the closure of federal offices during the federal government shutdown curbed traffic in the first half of October before rebounding....
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Bleeding reserves today, when we'll need them tomorrow

4:47 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 1, 2013
Everybody is focusing on the positive aspects of October auto sales. Car execs and analysts are busy praising consumer “resilience” and mooning over a 10 percent sales gain. And everybody ignores the obvious: October sales ain't what they could have been without the partial government shutdown and specter of a federal debt default....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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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....
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