Monthly U.S. Sales

December rally helps balance fleet and retail sales growth

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19, 2015
A year-end flurry of fleet sales at Chrysler Group, Hyundai-Kia and Toyota Motor Sales helped major automakers boost December fleet volume 19 percent. The December surge helped the seven best-selling automakers achieve balanced growth for the year: Both the group's retail sales and its fleet sales rose 6 percent in 2014....
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Luxury champ BMW spent big on spiffs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12, 2015
In a year in which BMW reclaimed the U.S. luxury sales title from Mercedes-Benz, BMW hiked incentives and outspent its top rival by more than $670 per vehicle....
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AutoNation posts 12% sales gain in December

11:43 am U.S. ET | Jan. 6, 2015
AutoNation said its new-vehicle sales jumped 12 percent in December compared with a year earlier, reaching 33,069 vehicles....
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DECEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES

FCA, GM, Toyota, Subaru drive market to 11% gain

6:00 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Led by double-digit sales increases at Fiat Chrysler, GM, Hyundai-Kia, Toyota and Subaru, the auto industry closed out a stellar 2014 with a blockbuster December as consumers took advantage of year-end deals, lower fuel prices and an improving economy. Light-vehicle sales rose 11 percent in December -- slightly above forecasts -- and 6 percent to 16.53 million for the year. The annualized pace of sales hit 16.92 million units, the third-fastest sales rate of the year....
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Ford loses ground in 2014 with F-150 changeover

1:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Ford Motor reported its first year-over-year U.S. sales increase in four months, but it was one of only a few automakers to post a decline for all of 2014....
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GM reaps booming truck, crossover sales for best December since 2007

12:00 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
GM rode surging demand for trucks and a 20-percent-off promotion to a 19 percent jump in U.S. sales last month, its strongest December since 2007....
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2014 finishes strong with 'plenty of room for upside'

5:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Tempting incentives and clearer roads pulled U.S. consumers into dealerships for a big December to close another strong sales year. Automakers sold 1.5 million light vehicles last month, up 11 percent. The seasonally adjusted annualized selling rate was 16.92 million, the third best month of the year behind August and November....
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American Honda inches higher, thanks to Acura

4:30 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
American Honda Motor Co. notched another slim sales gain for December, riding heavily on crossovers and the Acura brand....
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Audi surges to another record year; VW stalls

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Audi of America posted its fifth-straight annual sales record in 2014, while sibling brand Volkswagen took a step back in its quest to reach annual U.S. volume of 800,000 vehicles by 2018....
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JESSE SNYDER

Pricing: The extra icing on the cake in a great year

4:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
We can all rattle off lots to celebrate: fifth straight year of U.S. sales growth, 13 brands setting records in 2014, volume that is 6 million-plus units higher than 2009 and more growth forecast for 2015. But for me, one feel-good factoid trumps everything. Average transaction prices are still rising....
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FCA rides truck wave to advance 20% in December

12:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Record Jeep and Ram sales pushed FCA US up 20 percent last month to its best December sales since 2004....
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BMW reclaims U.S. luxury title from Mercedes

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
BMW boosted December sales 11 percent to hold off Mercedes-Benz and recapture the US luxury-auto sales crown for 2014, as premium brands benefited from a surging stock market, low interest rates and attractive leasing offers....
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Lexus' record month helps Toyota to 13% gain

3:15 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. said sales rose 13 percent to 215,057 units last month, as the automaker's light trucks set a December record, the Lexus division posted its best month ever and demand for the Corolla compact surged 34 percent....
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Ford fends off Chrysler to keep Canadian crown

11:02 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Automakers boosted their Canadian sales in December by 16 percent, and Ford held on to the top sales spot for the full year despite a late surge by FCA's Canadian unit. Total industry sales last year rose 6 percent to 1.8 million vehicles, according to results tabulated today by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc....
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Subaru breaks 500,000 sales mark in U.S.

1:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Subaru of America sales topped 500,000 vehicles for the first time and set a sixth consecutive sales record for the high-flying brand....
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13 sales records, but that's no record

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
There are lots of ways to gauge really good years in the auto industry, but here's one of the best: how many brands set sales records....
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Nissan drives small nameplates to record sales

12:45 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 5, 2015
Big volume increases among Nissan’s smaller nameplates -- the Sentra, Versa, Rogue and Frontier pickup -- led the brand to a record U.S. sales year in 2014....
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How December broke the ice on sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 29, 2014
December was once a sleepy month for auto sales but now it's one of the top-selling periods, year after year, as consumers and many of the industry's marketing minds have embraced the notion of cars as holiday gifts....
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Smaller supply for big month

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Most automakers have enough stock for big December promotions in what has become one of the best sales months of the year. But they certainly aren't overstocked after torrid November U.S. light-vehicle sales cut into inventory....
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Fleet and retail even out as year end nears

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15, 2014
Fleet sales grew at a faster pace than retail volume in November, bringing both channels into balance as the year nears a close. For the seven automakers that control 86 percent of the U.S. light-vehicle market, fleet volume climbed 8 percent in November....
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Stagnant wages are a drag on new-car sales

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 8, 2014
One reason auto sales in the United States still aren't quite back to the 17 million-a-year pace seen during the boom years before the recession: Many consumers haven't gotten much of a raise since then....
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October fuel economy static as gas prices drop toward $2 per gallon

3:31 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2014
The average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the United States last month remained unchanged from October and likely will remain unchanged in the near term as gasoline prices drop toward $2 per gallon, according to research posted this week....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why Chrysler's November sales ought to make your jaw drop

3:53 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Stunning. How else could you describe the breadth and depth of the remarkable sales wave that Chrysler's US dealerships experienced in November?...
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AutoNation sales up 6% in November

3:19 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 3, 2014
Strong truck sales helped AutoNation to a 6 percent increase in new-vehicle sales in November. New-vehicle sales for AutoNation, the country's largest dealership group, were 27,055 in November, with increases from all of the company's operating segments....
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Chrysler closes in on Ford in Canada

4:00 pm U.S. ET | Dec. 2, 2014
Chrysler Canada gained on Ford's Canadian unit for the second month in a row in November, pulling within 920 vehicles of the sales leader....
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