Monthly U.S. Sales report

Pickups, crossovers propel GM to 3% gain; car sales slide again
12:30 pm U.S. ET | June 2
Pickups, crossovers propel GM to 3% gain; car sales slide again
GM rode strong retail sales and surging demand for pickups and crossovers to a 3 percent U.S. sales gain in May, offsetting continued weakness in car deliveries. Total sales of 293,097 marked GM's strongest monthly result since August 2008. Sales to ...

Toyota Motor Sales off 0.3%, despite big truck haul
4:00 pm U.S. ET | June 2 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 5:07 pm ET - adds details
Toyota Motor Sales off 0.3%, despite big truck haul
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 0.3 percent decline in May sales from a year earlier, as the continued strength of its light trucks failed to offset losses across nearly its ...

Lower F-series volume dents Ford's tally
2:00 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 4:28 pm ET - adds details
Sales of the Ford F series fell to a three-month low in May, dropping nearly 10 percent from a year ago amid tight inventories and a decision not to join competitors in o ...

Light trucks help Honda end 2-month skid
1:00 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 5:35 pm ET - adds details
American Honda sales were up slightly for May, posting a 1.3 percent increase over May 2014. Standout sellers included the Honda Fit subcompact, Honda’s soon-to-be- ...

Golf family helps VW break U.S. losing streak
12:45 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015
The Volkswagen brand broke a three-month slump in U.S. sales with an 8.1 percent gain in May, while its luxury sibling Audi continued its hot streak to post its second-be ...

Nissan falls short of 'phenomenal' year-earlier results
5:15 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015
Nissan-brand sales dropped by 1 percent in May, even as the Rogue and Murano crossovers attracted more buyers. The industry surge in crossover and SUV sales may have pull ...

Hyundai Group slips amid shift to big SUVs, crossovers
4:15 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015
Hyundai Motor Group reported a 3.8 percent decline in U.S. sales for May, driven by a significant decline at the Hyundai unit. The Hyundai brand is hurting with its sedan ...

FCA sales up 4%, back over 200,000 vehicles
12:45 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015
Brisk demand for Jeep and the Chrysler 200 pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 4 percent in May. The automaker posted U.S. sales of 202,227, marking its 62nd consecutive month ...

FCA retains lead in Canada despite minivan shortage
2:09 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015 | UPDATED: 6/2/15 4:23 pm ET - adds GM, Ford
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles led Canada in May sales with deliveries edging up by 119 vehicles from a year earlier to 31,617 cars and trucks, as a rise in Jeep and passenger ...

BMW's record May trims gap with Mercedes for U.S. luxury crown
3:31 pm U.S. ET, June 2 2015
BMW sold a May record 31,003 cars and SUVs in the U.S., narrowing Mercedes-Benz's luxury-vehicle lead as both brands benefit from expanding lineups. ...

Sales sizzle, set May record on light truck surge
8:30 am U.S. ET, June 2 2015 | UPDATED: 6/3/15 7:04 am ET - adds details
Light-vehicle sales -- fueled by robust demand for trucks, crossovers and SUVs -- rose 1.6 percent last month, setting a May record and bucking projections for a modest d ...

VW Jetta leases as cheap as iPhone plans show company's U.S. travails
6:40 am U.S. ET, June 1 2015 | UPDATED: 6/3/15 7:38 am ET - updates May sales results
The $89 a month it takes to lease a Jetta at some U.S. dealerships is about as low as the price of using an iPhone on some cell phone plans. It's also a sign of how Volks ...

May U.S. sales rate forecast to rise to 17.3M
11:08 am U.S. ET, May 28 2015
May is expected to produce the U.S. auto industry's best sales pace since last summer. Forecasts call for a seasonally adjusted, annualized selling rate of about 17.3 mil ...

12:01 am U.S. ET, May 11 2015
U.S. light-vehicle sales still are rising, but the rankings have changed this year as some brands get hot and others cool off. Here's how several tight brand races and mo ...

Inventories stay steady even as sales volumes vary
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 11 2015
Automakers trimmed about 14,000 light vehicles out of U.S. inventory during April despite relatively languid industry sales. It's another sign that automakers are doing a ...

AutoNation says April sales grew 5.8%
12:52 pm U.S. ET, May 4 2015
AutoNation said its new-vehicle sales increased 5.8 percent last month from a year earlier, with gains in luxury and domestic brand sales but a loss in its import segment ...

Average U.S. fuel economy fell in April
1:37 pm U.S. ET, May 4 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the US dropped one-fifth of a mpg last month from March, according to a monthly report by the University of Michigan Tr ...

Toyota posts gain, needs more trucks
5:30 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
Toyota will adjust production in the coming months to boost tight light-truck supplies after strong demand for pickups, crossovers and SUVs offset slumping car sales last ...

Ford snaps 2-month skid, gains share
1:45 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015 | UPDATED: 5/1/15 3:34 pm ET
The Ford brand set an April record for U.S. sales of utility vehicles as Ford gained market share for only the third time in the past 16 months. It also was the automaker ...

Subaru streak hits 41 months
2:45 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
Subaru of America said April was its 41st consecutive month of growth, with sales up 18 percent from the year-ago month. ...

Honda slips 1.8% on weaker Accord sales
5:15 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
For the second straight month, a big decline in Honda Accord deliveries dragged down the automaker's U.S. monthly sales results. ...

Benz overtakes BMW in U.S. luxury race
3:33 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
Luxury auto sales are outpacing U.S. industry gains as BMW and Mercedes-Benz lure buyers from mainstream brands with lower-priced models. In April, Mercedes pulled ahead ...

Crossovers push GM to 5.9% increase
2:30 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
General Motors' April sales rose 5.9 percent, as booming crossover demand offset continued weakness in GM's car lines. GM's retail sales rose 5.3 percent while deliveries ...

Hyundai, Kia hold the line on volume
3:00 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
Hyundai and Kia U.S. sales held flat in April as the Korean brands dipped into their pocketbooks to offer bigger incentives on cars. ...

Crossovers propel Nissan Motor to April record
12:00 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015 | UPDATED: 5/1/15 12:41 pm ET - adds details
Nissan Motor Corp. rode its freshened lineup of Nissan and Infiniti utilities and crossovers to total U.S. sales of 109,848 vehicles, an increase of 5.7 percent an April ...

FCA up 5.8% on Jeep, Chrysler 200, Ram
12:00 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015
Strong Jeep and Chrysler 200 sales pushed Fiat Chrysler's U.S. deliveries up 5.8 percent in April. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles reported U.S. sales of 189,027 units, its 61s ...

GM tops rivals in Canada
3:24 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2015 | UPDATED: 5/1/15 4:58 pm ET - adds final numbers
General Motors jumped to the top of the Canadian sales rankings for April as it sold 15 percent more cars and trucks than a year earlier, the company said today, winning ...

Light trucks drive industry to 4.6% gain
8:30 am U.S. ET, May 1 2015 | UPDATED: 5/1/15 6:14 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales, fueled by demand for light trucks, rose 4.6 percent in April as every automaker but Honda recorded an increase. The industry stretched its strea ...

Best April sales in decade expected, driven by light trucks
1:09 pm U.S. ET, April 27 2015
New-vehicle sales in the United States are projected to reach the highest April level in a decade, capping the best four-month start to a year since 2001. Four forecasts ...

GM gets boost from smaller pickups, but doubters question for how long
10:29 am U.S. ET, April 23 2015
General Motors' return to selling smaller pickups in the United States has resuscitated a moribund market segment, but new data highlights the risk that the automaker's n ...

Fleet sales drove market in March
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 13 2015
Retail sales typically are four times greater than fleet, so sales to commercial, government and daily rental buyers rarely reverse the overall market's momentum. But it ...

Average mileage of new vehicle sold rose 0.2 mpg in March
4:30 pm U.S. ET, April 7 2015
The average fuel economy of light vehicles sold in the U.S. jumped to 25.4 mpg in March, up 0.2 mpg from a month earlier, University of Michigan researchers said. ...

Signs of a stable U.S. market in March
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 6 2015
Looking for a show of strength in March’s U.S. sales results? Not everyone was gunning for volume. Ford, GM, and Nissan all slashed incentives, lost sales – ...

Jeep, Subaru keep rolling in March
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 6 2015
FCA US eked out its 60th straight monthly sales gain in March, with a 1.7 percent increase to 197,261. But the Jeep brand, a big reason for FCA's successful run, is not o ...

BMW takes the lead in luxury sales
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 6 2015
BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus were separated by just more than 1,300 sales in the first quarter. BMW was tops with sales of 78,492, Mercedes was second (78,156) and Lexus ...

AutoNation's March sales rise 5 percent
3:54 pm U.S. ET, April 2 2015
AutoNation today said its new-vehicle retail sales rose 5 percent in March from a year earlier to 30,107 units. On a same-store basis, new retail sales rose 3 percent. ...

CarMax will step up store-opening pace
3:46 pm U.S. ET, April 2 2015
CarMax said will open 13 to 16 new used-only stores each of the next three fiscal years, starting with the one that began March 1. That is up from the 10 to 15 stores a y ...

FCA moves up 1.7% in March, extends streak to 5 full years
1:18 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Fiat Chrysler rode strong demand for Jeeps and a sales push for the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart sedans to pull out a 1.7 percent sales gain in March. The increase means t ...

Rough month for Accord hampers Honda
2:46 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Between the coming introduction of the HR-V and redesign of the Pilot, Honda has no shortage of fresh crossovers on the horizon. It could have used them in showrooms this ...

GM pickup, SUV sales strong, but car sales fall
12:21 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Pickup truck and SUV sales shouldered the load again for General Motors in March, while car sales stalled. The carmaker posted a 2.4 percent sales dip in March vs. the ye ...

With F-150 supply tight, Ford sales drop 3.5% in March
2:04 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
With stocks of the 2015 aluminum-body F-150 pickup still tight as the company ramps up production at its Kansas City Assembly Plant, Ford sales dropped 3.5 percent in Mar ...

Toyota defies March doldrums on Corolla, RAV4 deals
2:36 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Toyota offered big discounts in March for its spring promotion, helping it reach a 4.9 percent increase in U.S. sales from the year-earlier level, even as rivals General ...

Nissan's sales slip 2.7 percent, still top Honda's
2:17 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Nissan North America slipped 2.7 percent in its March U.S. sales, but it nonetheless outsold American Honda for the third straight month. Nissan and Infiniti brand sales ...

BMW wins March luxury sales title; Lexus takes 2nd
4:08 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
The BMW brand topped the U.S. luxury market in March, while Lexus fended off Mercedes-Benz for second place. ...

Canadian sales edge higher
4:17 pm U.S. ET, April 1 2015
Canadian auto sales rose in March from a year earlier, industry data showed today, even as several major manufacturers, including General Motors and Toyota, reported decl ...

FCA, Toyota, Hyundai rise as industry ekes out another advance
8:30 am U.S. ET, April 1 2015 | UPDATED: 4/1/15 4:36 pm ET -- adds Porsche detail
U.S. auto sales rose for the 13th-straight month in March as the industry rode improving weather and strong truck sales to a slim advance despite declines by some major p ...

Fewer photos prevents 'image fatigue,' used-car shopper report says
4:04 pm U.S. ET, March 24 2015
Too many photos in online used-vehicle listings can cause “image fatigue” for consumers, a study released today found. The optimal number? Nine. ...

Rising sums: A surge in share for the Japanese
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 23 2015
After rising in 2014 by four-tenths of a point to 37.5 percent, Japanese automakers captured 38.2 percent in the first two months of 2015. U.S., European and Korean carma ...

Fleet sales again outpace retail in Feb.
12:01 am U.S. ET, March 16 2015
Fleet sales again rose faster than retail sales in February among the seven major automakers, continuing a surge that began in late 2014. Sales to fleets rose 7.6 percent ...

AutoNation's 8% sales gain beats market for Feb.
11:14 am U.S. ET, March 4 2015
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales jumped 8 percent in February compared to a year earlier, reaching 23,780 new units. ...

Crossover sales help lift Toyota above Ford
12:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Powered by strong performances in cars, minivans and trucks, Toyota pulled off a rare feat in February: It outsold the perennial No. 2 in the U.S. market, Ford. Toyota ...

GM's sales up 4.2% as trucks soar, cars dive
12:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Booming demand for General Motors' pickups and SUVs in February helped ease the sting of a 21 percent drop in car sales. Overall, GM sold 231,378 light vehicles last mont ...

Infiniti surge helps Nissan gain 2.7% and outsell Honda
1:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Nissan has beaten Honda in the U.S. once again. Nissan sold a total of 118,436 cars and light trucks in February, up 2.7 percent and besting Honda's 105,466. ...

Ford slips 2% on soft car performance, tight F-150 supplies
12:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Ford posted its eighth US sales decline in the past 14 months, allowing Toyota Motor Sales to overtake it for the first time in six months. ...

Lexus jumps back into U.S. luxury race; BMW tops Mercedes
3:39 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
With a new entry in the hot-selling compact crossover segment, Toyota's Lexus brand has gotten itself back in the hunt for the U.S. luxury auto-sales crown. ...

Fiat Chrysler rises 6% on SUV, pickup, Chrysler 200 demand
10:00 am U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Strong sales of Jeeps, Ram pickups and the Chrysler 200 pushed Fiat Chrysler sales up 5.6 percent in February. FCA US reported sales of 163,586 vehicles in February, its ...

Hyundai-Kia ride Sonata, Genesis to 7% gain
4:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
Korean siblings Hyundai and Kia, which combined are the seventh-largest seller of cars in the U.S., posted a 7 percent sales increase in February, giving the group a bett ...

VW, Porsche hit by weather, port troubles, but Audi extends streak
2:00 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015
What looked like a hint of a sales rebound at Volkswagen evaporated in February, as every model except its red-hot Golf lineup posted lower sales. ...

Fiat Chrysler Canadian sales top Ford in February; GM, Toyota rise
2:14 pm U.S. ET, March 3 2015 | UPDATED: 3/3/15 3:06 pm ET - new story
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles topped February sales in Canada, handily beating Ford, which posted lower car and truck sales, according to company sales data. ...

U.S. sales rise 5.3% as wintry weather takes toll
8:00 am U.S. ET, March 3 2015 | UPDATED: 3/3/15 5:30 pm ET - adds details
Toyota and Subaru joined a handful of smaller automakers in posting double-digit U.S. sales increases for February as severe winter weather crimped demand more than analy ...

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 12 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 si ...

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 ...

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