Monthly U.S. Sales report

Spring sales thaw spawns optimism for full year
12:01 am U.S. ET | April 21
Sales thawed out in March and early April after the frigid winter, and auto executives at the auto show in New York City were optimistic about the rest of the year. They see growing consumer confidence and strong demand for pickups and crossovers. ...

China sales rise 7.9% in March; GM tops VW in Q1
9:27 am U.S. ET | April 11
China sales rise 7.9% in March; GM tops VW in Q1
Sales of passenger vehicles in China gained 7.9 percent last month as consumers purchased cars on concerns that more cities may start limiting new license plates. Wholesa ...

March sales were even better than they looked
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 7 2014
Retail sales rose 7 percent to overcome a 1 percent decline in fleet volume. And after starting almost as cold as January and February, March's sales pace accelerated in ...

AutoNation reports 6% March volume increase, best-selling Q1 since 2007
12:02 pm U.S. ET, April 2 2014
AutoNation said today its new-vehicle retail sales in the United States rose 6 percent in March from a year earlier to 28,796 units. ...

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds
8:00 am U.S. ET, April 1 2014 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 5:52 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent to 1.54 million units in March, exceeding analysts' forecasts and signaling the auto industry has shaken off its sluggish start to ...

March delivers a sales rebound and more as confidence returns
4:44 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 6:26 pm ET
The snow melted. Car buyers dug themselves out. And the U.S. auto industry dragged itself back to first-quarter growth with a 6 percent sales increase in March. The 1.5 m ...

GM's March sales gain 4% with boost from big pickups
4:55 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
Aided by increased sales of full-sized pickups, General Motors' U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 4 percent in March from a year earlier to 256,047 units. GM said that its re ...

Toyota sales rise 5% on strength of Camry
3:47 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 3:52 pm ET
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s March sales increased 5 percent to 215,348 units. It was Toyota's best March since 2008, and gave Toyota a claim to being the best-selling ret ...

Ford advances 3% after 'strong' finish
2:18 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
Ford Motor sales ticked up 3 percent in March, spurred by a strong second half of the month, particularly from the company's two biggest sellers: the F-series pickup and ...

Accord, Pilot drag down Honda
4:16 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
American Honda was one of the few volume losers in March, as its sales slid 2 percent from a year earlier to 133,318 units. ...

Ram pickup outsells Silverado for first time since 1999
4:01 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
It’s no April Fool’s joke, though General Motors may wish it were. The Ram pickup outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in March, the first monthly win by the Ram o ...

Pickup, Jeep sales push Chrysler up 13%; monthly streak reaches 48
11:39 am U.S. ET, April 1 2014
Stellar pickup and Jeep sales pushed Chrysler Group sales up 13 percent in March, and its string of year-over-year monthly gains reached 48 consecutive months. The compan ...

Nissan, Infiniti report solid sales gains
3:42 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
Nissan moved forward on multiple fronts in March, bucking meek industry gains to score its best sales month in history. The results lifted Nissan past Honda Division for ...

BMW’s March surge narrows Mercedes’ U.S. luxury sales lead
3:56 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014
The BMW brand posted its best March sales ever in the United States, helping the luxury automaker shrink Mercedes-Benz’s 2014 lead. ...

Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher in March
12:05 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2014 | UPDATED: 4/1/14 7:01 pm ET - adds GM results
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 incre ...

Dealers pocketed more of the deal in March?
3:54 pm U.S. ET, March 31 2014
Incentive spending was up across the U.S. auto industry in March, and yet average new-vehicle transaction prices were also up. The implication: Manufacturers offered more ...

Analysts: No surge in March sales yet
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 24 2014
Looking at U.S. sales through the first half of March, forecasters don't see a surge in sales strong enough to rescue first-quarter results. ...

Cold weather dents U.S. sales forecast for 2014
10:45 am U.S. ET, March 20 2014
Industry consultants LMC Automotive and JD Power said they cut their joint 2014 forecast for auto sales in the United States to adjust for slow sales in January and Febru ...

Income tax refunds, easy credit buoy used-vehicle prices
3:16 pm U.S. ET, March 7 2014
Used-vehicle prices, bolstered by consumers using their income tax refunds to buy used cars and trucks, rose 0.8 percent in February from January and 1.1 percent from Feb ...

February sales tale: Advances, setbacks, lots of volatility
4:52 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
February U.S. auto sales were only flat on average. For many players, February was either pretty good or flat-out bad. Subaru jumped 24 percent. Nissan North America gain ...

GM slips as big pickups fall, cars and crossovers rise
3:50 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
GM was the only one of the Detroit 3 to post a decline in full-sized pickup sales last month, overshadowing gains for its cars and crossovers. ...

Mazda is likely to fall short of sales target
4:17 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Mazda is likely to fall short of its U.S. sales target for the fiscal year ending March 31 after posting its fourth-straight decline in monthly volume in February. ...

Toyota cites weather for 4% sales drop
4:38 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s February sales dropped 4 percent to 159,284 units, although the automaker said it still led the industry in retail deliveries to consumers. ...

Ford volume falls with February snow
4:23 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Ford said demand for its vehicles in parts of the country not buried by snow was “very robust” last month, though total Ford sales fell 6 percent from a year ...

Acura crossovers surge while Honda takes break
3:53 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
A 30 percent surge for Acura's crossovers helped cushion February's sales decline for American Honda Motor Co., whose overall sales dropped 7 percent to 100,405 units. Ho ...

Chrysler Group sales rise 11% on Jeep, Ram
1:47 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014
Chrysler Group's U.S. sales climbed 11 percent in February on the strength of Jeep and Ram, which offset declines at Dodge. The company reported sales of 154,866 units la ...

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. ...

In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars
3:18 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2014 | UPDATED: 3/3/14 4:46 pm ET - new story
TORONTO (Reuters) -- Record-setting truck sales in Canada helped offset weaker demand for cars in February, automakers said today, as Chrysler Canada reported a 10 percen ...

Mother Nature chills showroom traffic, sales
7:00 am U.S. ET, March 3 2014 | UPDATED: 3/3/14 3:43 pm ET
U.S. auto sales were flat in February as rising showroom traffic in recent weeks fueled hope that the industry would finally break out of its three-month, weather-crimped ...

Honda's Accord beat Camry as top U.S. car in individual sales
7:28 am U.S. ET, Feb. 21 2014
Honda said its Accord was the best-selling car to individual customers in the United States during 2013, surpassing Toyota's Camry, the leader in total volume to retail a ...

U.S. dealership count remains flat, throughput soars
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 17 2014
The number of dealerships in the United States last year remained relatively flat, with pockets of increases. But with a recovering economy driving sales higher, the aver ...

GM sweetens February incentives to juice U.S. sales
1:06 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 7 2014 | UPDATED: 2/7/14 1:39 pm ET
Chevrolet and Buick-GMC are running a nearly month-long Presidents Day promotion for February, offering some of GM's biggest incentives in months as the company tries to ...

AutoNation same-store sales slide 2% in Jan.
10:46 am U.S. ET, Feb. 4 2014
Same-store sales slipped 2 percent in January for AutoNation, the nation's largest dealership group, though overall sales rose slightly. ...

U.S. sales chilled by tax change, January freeze
4:38 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/3/14 6:14 pm ET
Frigid weather and weak fleet sales held January U.S. auto sales 3 percent below brisk year-ago volume. Automakers and dealers sold 1,011,187 light vehicles for the month ...

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& ...

GM sales slide 12% on lower fleet, retail volume
4:02 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
GM posted its largest year-over-year sales decline in 41 months as light-vehicle deliveries fell at least 10 percent for three of its four U.S. brands in January. ...

Nissan tops Honda, gains 10% as Rogue stars
4:09 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
The new-generation Rogue crossover helped Nissan Division overcome bad weather in key markets to post a 10 percent U.S. sales increase in January. Nissan Division sales t ...

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 per ...

Ford drops 8%; bad weather hits key regions
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Ford Motor said the poor weather and arctic temperatures that hammered its strongholds in the nation's midsection and Northeast took a bite out of the company's sales in ...

Chrysler volume rises 8% on SUVs, pickups
3:03 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans helped Chrysler Group post an 8 percent U.S. sales gain in January, despite bad weather, rising inventories and weak Dodge numb ...

Canadian auto sales nudge slightly higher
12:29 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/3/14 5:23 pm ET - adds full results
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 t ...

Mercedes takes U.S. luxury lead as entry level expands
3:26 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014
Mercedes-Benz, the top-selling luxury-auto brand in the United States in 2013, started out this year in the lead with record January sales as carmakers broaden their line ...

U.S. sales skid 3% as weather takes toll; SAAR flat at 15.2 million units
8:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 2/4/14 8:11 am ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales, dampened by lower fleet shipments and severe winter weather across large chunks of the country, fell 3 percent in January. Among the biggest aut ...

Why is GM not talking?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 13 2014
General Motors' puzzling decision to terminate its monthly sales conference call with financial analysts and journalists is counterproductive. ...

AutoNation says new-vehicle retail sales gained 6% in December
9:49 am U.S. ET, Jan. 6 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales in the United States rose 6 percent in December from the year-ago period, to 29,596 units. It was the highest number of units ...

'13 sales story: Ford scored big
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 6 2014
Nearly 1.4 million F-series trucks, Escapes and Fusions helped make Ford Motor the industry's biggest market-share gainer in 2013 as the company turned in one of the most ...

Flat December fails to tarnish 'another great year for auto sales'
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 6:54 pm ET
Despite flat December volume, the U.S. industry closed out 2013 with 15.6 million light-vehicles sales, the fourth straight year with a gain of a million or more units. ...

What was hot, cold in 2013
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Small crossovers and big pickups soared in 2013, as the two segments combined to account for one of every four vehicles sold. But growth in the compact and mid-sized car ...

GM share slips in '13 as Dec. sales, pickups fall
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 4:54 pm ET
General Motors' sales slipped 6 percent in December, as all four of its brands posted weaker results while GM lost market share in the key pickup segment. ...

Toyota ends 2013 down while Lexus rises
3:44 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
It was indeed a December to remember for the Lexus brand, but most Toyota division vehicles finished the year on a down note. ...

F series, Fusion drive Ford gains
2:11 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Despite an influx of smaller and more fuel-efficient vehicles in Ford Motor Co.'s lineup in 2013, the F-Series pickup still dominates. ...

New capacity helps Nissan roll to records
2:32 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
New North American factory capacity for Sentra sedans and Rogue crossovers boosted the Nissan brand to record December and full-year sales. ...

Subaru's latest record: a 26% jump in 2013
1:34 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Subaru of America set its fifth consecutive sales record in 2013, as its sales jumped 26 percent to 424,683 vehicles. ...

Jeep Cherokee, Ram ProMaster propel Chrysler
12:36 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
DETROIT -- Strong sales of two new vehicles -- the 2014 Jeep Cherokee SUV and Ram ProMaster commercial van -- pushed Chrysler Group sales up 6 percent in December from th ...

Audi, Porsche set U.S. records for 2013; VW sinks
1:24 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014
Volkswagen AG ended 2013 with a slight decline in U.S. sales for its biggest-volume brands, as Audi and Porsche's strong gains were offset by a 7 percent drop for the VW ...

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. ...

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 ...

Canada sales highest in decade; Ford still tops
2:22 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/3/14 5:55 pm ET - new story
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, thoug ...

U.S. sales barely rise as storms, Nov. payback take toll
8:00 am U.S. ET, Jan. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 1/4/14 9:05 am ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales edged up in December but fell short of expectations of a 4 percent gain, as wintry weather and a payback from November's surge took a bite out of ...

Ford brand widens U.S. sales lead over Toyota on Fusion, hybrids
10:57 am U.S. ET, Dec. 30 2013
Ford said sales for its main brand will surpass 2.4 million vehicles in the United States this year, as record demand for its Fusion sedan and hybrid models helps extend ...

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. ...

Industry rides toward 2014 on a high
4:13 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Automakers rode generous Black Friday incentives to blistering November auto volume and the strongest selling rate since February 2007. The U.S. industry chalked up sales ...

GM pricing hits record as deliveries rise 14%
3:34 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
General Motors' November sales rose 14 percent on strong retail demand across its four brands and helping to lift the average price of a GM vehicle to a record high. ...

Toyota Camry poised to retain No. 1 car crown
4:46 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
With a month to go in 2013, the Toyota Camry has locked up first place for a 12th consecutive year, but its dominance in the mid-sized segment is shrinking even as the au ...

Mercedes rides $29,900 coupe to wider U.S. luxury lead over BMW
4:16 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2013
Mercedes-Benz widened its luxury-vehicle lead over the BMW brand in November as sales of the new entry-level CLA coupe contributed almost all of the Daimler unit’s ...

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