Monthly Sales Roundup

Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher in March

12:05 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
Canadian auto sales inched just 0.2 percent higher in March from a year earlier, figures on Tuesday showed, but an independent auto industry analyst said the modest increase masked a solid performance during severe winter weather, especially in comparison with the record sales of March 2013....
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Spanish car sales rise for seventh consecutive month

April 1, 2014 12:16 CET
New-car sales rose 10 percent in Spain in March, registering the seventh straight monthly increase as government subsidies continue to boost demand....
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French new-car sales rise 9% but market still in 'crisis mode'

April 1, 2014 11:07 CET
French car sales rose 9 percent in March -- helped by strong gains for Renault and PSA -- but the CCFA industry association remains cautious, warning: "We're still in crisis mode."...
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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....
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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....
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Fleet sales hit the skids, haul down Jan. volume

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 17, 2014
Blame fleet flop, not snow slop, for January's disappointing auto sales. After U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 3 percent in January, most automakers blamed lousy weather that kept shoppers from showrooms....
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Skoda sales rise 17% in Jan. on Europe, China demand

Feb. 13, 2014 11:27 CET
Skoda's sales rose 17 percent in January, the fifth consecutive monthly gain for the brand as it targets deliveries of 1 million cars this year....
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Audi's January sales up 12% on China, Germany demand

Feb. 6, 2014 13:11 CET
Audi's global vehicle sales rose 12 percent in January, driven by strong deliveries in Germany and China and robust demand for its compact vehicles....
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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....
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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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