U.S. vehicle sales were up in January, despite frosty weather across much of the country that cooled dealership traffic late in the month. January sales are in. All manufacturers have reported.
U.S. car and light-truck sales reached 1,125,582 in January up 3.2 percent from the same month one year-ago.
U.S. new car and light-truck sales climbed to an annual pace of 16.8 million units in January, up from 16.2 million in January 2003, according to the Automotive News Data Center.
Ford Motor Co. for January fell 5.6 percent, while General Motors sales rose slightly by 1.8 percent. Nissan scored a 30.7 percent jump, helped by its new SUV and pickup. Toyota sales climbed more than 20 percent, and DaimlerChrysler posted an 11.9 percent increase over January 2003.
Reuters contributed to this report.
|Jan.||Jan.||Pct.||1 mos.||1 mos.||Pct.|
|Ford Motor Co.***||229,236||242,714||–5.6%||229,236||242,714||–5.6%|
|Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere. |
Source: Automotive News Data Center
Note: Other includes estimates for Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus
*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
***Includes Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover and Volvo
Includes Honda Division and Acura
Includes Hyundai and Kia
Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti
Includes Toyota Division and Lexus
Includes VW, Audi and Bentley