Monthly U.S. Sales

China sales rise 7.9% in March; GM tops VW in Q1

9:27 am U.S. ET | April 11, 2014
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. Wholesale deliveries climbed to 1.7 million units in March, the state-backed China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said today.... Read More »

 

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 the final two weeks to finish at a seasonally adjusted annual selling rate of 16.4 million, the second highest monthly SAAR since 2007.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

MARCH U.S. AUTO SALES

U.S. sales rise 6% as spring momentum builds

8:00 am U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
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 2014. The seasonally adjusted sales rate -- a broad gauge of the industry's health -- surged to 16.4 million units from 15.3 million units a year ago. It's the best showing for the SAAR since November 2013 and among the highest in the past seven years.... Read More »

 

March delivers a sales rebound and more as confidence returns

4:44 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
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 million light vehicles sold in March pushed the seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate to 16.4 million -- the best SAAR in four months and the second-highest in seven years.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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 retail sales were up 7 percent and that it had gained retail market share.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

JESSE SNYDER

OK, the scary part is over

4:44 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
It’s officially safe to breathe again. Most folks in the industry firmly believed the dreary January and February auto sales were caused primarily by wretched weather. But actually seeing March sales rebound confirms it.... Read More »

 

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 the third straight month, encouraging Nissan in its publicly declared goal to displace Honda as the industry's No. 2 import brand.... Read More »

 

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 Fusion mid-sized sedan.... Read More »

 

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 over Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup in nearly 15 years.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Toyota sales rise 5% on strength of Camry

3:47 pm U.S. ET | April 1, 2014
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 retail automaker in retail-only sales for the month.... Read More »

 

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 company reported sales of 193,915 last month, its best March since 2007. Both the Jeep and Fiat brands had their highest U.S. sales of any month, and several vehicles set March or all-time monthly records.... Read More »

 

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 money to reel in consumers in March, but all of those incentives were not reaching buyers, says Larry Dominique, president of ALG, the market-tracking firm that sets vehicle residual values.... Read 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.... Read More »

 

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 February due to cold weather. The forecasters estimated that sales would be 16.1 million this year, down from their previous forecast of 16.2 million.... Read More »

 

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 February 2013, the Manheim Used Vehicle Value Index showed today.... Read More »

 

FEBRUARY U.S. AUTO SALES

Mother Nature chills showroom traffic, sales

7:00 am U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
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 slump in March. Total sales fell by just 357 units, or 0.03, percent. Four of the five biggest automakers posted declines, while Chrysler Group and Nissan bucked the trend with double-digit increases. All-wheel-drive specialist Subaru plowed to a 24 percent gain.... Read More »

 

In Canada, trucks offset sliding cars

3:18 pm U.S. ET | March 3, 2014
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 percent jump in monthly sales.
Canadian auto sales nudged just 0.3 percent higher as severe winter weather took a toll. Total sales rose to 95,639 vehicles, with truck demand increasing 4.7 percent and passenger car volume falling 5.9 percent.... Read More »

 

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 last month, its best February since 2007 and its 47th consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains.... Read More »

 

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 gained 16 percent. Chrysler Group climbed 11 percent, led by Jeep's stunning 47 percent increase, the brand's best February ever, with the new Cherokee selling briskly.... Read More »

 

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. Honda Division sales fell 8 percent to 88,860 units.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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