Monthly U.S. Sales report

Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict
12:46 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 27
Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict
Auto sales volume in the United States is expected to keep rolling along in August, with two independent forecasters predicting a sixth straight month of 16 million-plus selling rates. TrueCar predicts a seasonally adjusted annual selling rate of 16. ...

Why fleet sales soared in July
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 11
How did total July U.S. light-vehicle sales rise 9 percent? ...

Auto sales would be higher in 'normal' recovery, researcher says
12:24 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5 2014
If this were a normal recovery, the auto industry should be selling a lot more cars than it is this year, says an economist. But this is no normal recovery, said Itay Mic ...
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U.S. sales of luxury brands through July outpace overall market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Memories of the recession have all but disappeared in the rearview mirror for Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW and most other luxury brands, with their sales rising considerably ...

Sales streaks in a sizzling market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Chrysler Group led major automakers with a 20 percent gain in U.S. sales for July. It was the 52nd consecutive month of year-over-year increases for the once-bankrupt com ...

July's gist: Gains for (almost) everyone
4:26 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
U.S. auto sales rose 9 percent in July to 1.4 million units, a fifth strong month to ease the memory of harsh winter storms that blunted January and February volume. On t ...

Toyota Motor advances 12% for best July in 7 years
4:24 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Sales at Toyota Motor Sales rose 12 percent in July from a year earlier to 215,802 vehicles, for the automaker's best July sales in seven years as core models posted big ...

Nissan deliveries climb 11%, set July record
3:44 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Nissan North America sold 121,452 vehicles in the United States in July, a gain of 11 percent from the year-ago month, giving Nissan a monthly record for July. Nissan has ...

GM sales rise 9% on robust commercial-fleet sales, SUV demand
1:03 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
A jump in sales to commercial customers and stout demand for the redesigned GMC Yukon, Chevrolet Tahoe and other trucks propelled General Motors' July sales up 9 percent ...

American Honda volume slides 4%
3:33 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
American Honda Motor had a rocky July, with sales falling 4 percent from a year earlier to 135,908 vehicles, in a market that rose 9 percent overall. ...

Higher incentives lift Ford cars, trucks
1:55 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Strong retail sales and bigger incentives helped lift Ford's July volume 10 percent from a year ago to its best July performance in eight years. Ford sold 211,467 vehicle ...

Lexus jumps 19% for first monthly luxury win in almost a year
4:12 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Lexus hasn't chased other luxury brands down-market with a sub-$30,000 car like the Mercedes-Benz CLA, yet Toyota's premium brand topped Mercedes and BMW in July for its ...

Chrysler Group posts best July since 2005 on 20% gain
11:56 am U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014
Strong sales of SUVs, pickups and minivans pushed Chrysler Group's volume up 20 percent last month to its highest July U.S. sales in nine years. ...

Canada deliveries hit July record; Detroit 3 gain with trucks
2:16 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 5:44 pm ET - adds nationwide results
Auto sales in Canada in July rose to a record high for the month, up 11.3 percent from a year earlier, an industry analyst said today, with strong truck sales pushing bot ...

Sales climb 9 percent to 1.4M vehicles as SAAR hits 16.5M
5:45 am U.S. ET, Aug. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 9:23 pm ET
U.S. auto sales, led by Chrysler's 20 percent advance and solid gains of 10 percent or more at Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, rose 9 percent in July to 1.435 million. The resu ...

Certified-used sales fall in June, expected to rise for year
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 28 2014
Sales of certified used vehicles slipped in June for the first time in a year and a half. But analysts still predict certified sales will rise overall this year. Sales di ...

Fleet outpaces retail in June
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 14 2014
Fleet sales outpaced retail in June, countering a three-year trend toward greater retail volume. Among major automakers, fleet sales in June rose 6 percent while retail s ...

A super SAAR and signs of a stellar second half
12:01 am U.S. ET, July 7 2014
Halfway through 2014, automakers are on pace to post full-year sales totaling 16.22 million vehicles, the most since 2006. And they are doing so with record transaction p ...

AutoNation says new-car sales up 1% in June
1:36 pm U.S. ET, July 2 2014
AutoNation said today its new-vehicle retail sales inched up 1 percent in the United States through June to 25,450 units -- the company’s best-selling June since 20 ...

Strong start to summer raises hopes for even better second half
4:53 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 6:16 pm ET - adds details
A flurry of new light-vehicle sales as June ended helped generate the fastest selling rate for the U.S. auto industry in almost eight years, raising hopes for an even mor ...

GM sales solid despite recalls, but Chevy falls
12:23 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 2:33 pm ET - adds detail
GM remains relatively unscathed in the showroom from its unprecedented recall crisis, as sales rose 1 percent last month to the company's strongest June in seven years. ...

Nissan's newest factory lines boost deliveries
2:37 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Nissan Motor Corp.'s recent investments in North American factory capacity translated to robust small-car sales in June. The growing stream of Mexican-made Sentra compact ...

2014's stars, laggards at halfway mark
5:29 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
If it was a new compact or premium crossover or a large or mid-sized SUV, chances are it lit up the United States sales chart in the first half of the year. If it was a m ...

Toyota advances 3% as cars set pace
4:47 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/2/14 3:18 pm ET - corrected
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3 percent increase in U.S. sales in June, marked by significant gains from cars at the Toyota and Lexus brands. ...

Ford volume slips 6% ahead of key changeovers
1:45 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Ford Motor sales declined 6 percent in June from the year-ago month to 222,064 units as the company geared up for a changeover of several key models, including the F-150 ...

Audi, Porsche propelled by A3's hot start, Macan; VW slump drags on
2:44 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Small cars gave Volkswagen Group a big lift in June, as the newly launched Audi A3 compact sedan and Porsche Macan compact crossover paced Porsche to its best month and A ...

Chrysler up 9% on strong Jeep, Ram demand
12:07 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
Continued strong demand for SUVs and pickups pushed Chrysler Group sales up 9 percent in June. The company said it sold 171,086 vehicles in the United States last month, ...

BMW holds U.S. luxury segment lead over Mercedes, Lexus
5:24 pm U.S. ET, July 1 2014
BMW won the June luxury sales crown in the United States and widened its lead over Mercedes and Lexus during the first six months. Last month, BMW sold 30,201 vehicles, a ...

U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains
8:00 am U.S. ET, July 1 2014 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 5:11 pm ET
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2 ...

Fields ready to prove Lincoln worth saving with MKC
9:00 am U.S. ET, June 30 2014
As Ford makes its boldest bid yet to lure younger buyers to its laggard Lincoln line, incoming CEO Mark Fields has a chance to show he has the turnaround touch of predece ...

Ford, Honda new-product cycle should boost U.S. market share, report says
3:18 pm U.S. ET, June 9 2014
Ford and Honda stand to capture more of the automotive market in the United States than their counterparts during the next four years as they woo buyers with new products ...

BMW takes the luxury brand lead in May
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 9 2014
BMW overtook Mercedes-Benz in May as the top-selling luxury brand in the United States so far this year. The BMW brand boosted sales in May by 17 percent, helped by a 28 ...

Big sedans are losing ground
12:01 am U.S. ET, June 9 2014
After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while total light-vehicle sales rose 5 percent. Volumes are falling as consu ...

AutoNation retail sales rise 15% for best-selling May since 2006
11:45 am U.S. ET, June 4 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales jumped 15 percent in May from the year-earlier month to 30,275 units, the company’s best-selling May since 2006. ...

Sales soar, gains galore as May stars
4:45 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 6:25 pm ET - adds more details
Sometimes the stars align. The weather held, the calendar added both an extra selling day and a fifth weekend, lenders relaxed a bit, factories sweetened the pot. And May ...

Chevy, cars, fleet help GM overcome recall crisis
1:33 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
General Motors' U.S. sales rose 13 percent in May on a strong performance from its mainstay Chevrolet brand, a sign that consumers are looking past GM's unfolding recall ...

Nissan Division rings up record with 18% surge
3:21 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Nissan Division reported sales of 125,558 cars and trucks for May, an 18 percent increase over May 2013. The new level represents a record for May volume at Nissan. ...

Large cars, after brief comeback, lose traction
4:24 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
The large car's comeback appears over. After a solid rise in 2013, U.S. sales of nonluxury big sedans dropped 5 percent through May, while car sales were flat and total l ...

Record monthly Jeep sales push Chrysler Group up 17%
12:54 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Hot Jeep sales helped push Chrysler Group's U.S. sales up 17 percent in May. The company reported monthly sales of 194,421 units in May, its 50th consecutive month of yea ...

Ford advances 3% on Fusion, Escape records
3:17 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Ford Motor, paced by record sales of the Fusion mid-sized sedan and Escape compact crossover, posted a 3 percent U.S. sales increase in May. ...

Crossovers fuel gains for smaller Asian brands
3:24 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
Strong demand for crossovers drove sales gains at smaller Asian brands in May. Kia posted its best U.S. sales month in company history with May sales of 60,087, up 15 per ...

Lincoln's MKC trickles into showrooms
4:15 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
The 2015 MKC, Lincoln's entry in the fast-growing compact luxury crossover segment, appeared on the sales charts for the first time in May with 677 units sold. ...

BMW tops Mercedes in May as cheaper luxury models woo buyers
5:07 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014
BMW topped Mercedes in May sales as cheaper models and fashionable crossover vehicles helped luxury brands gain traction in the United States with new buyers enjoying ris ...

Ford edges Chrysler as Canada posts all-time monthly sales record
3:00 pm U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 5:53 pm ET - adds overall figures
Ford edged out Chrysler for the top spot in May sales in Canada by 256 units as the country set an all-time monthly light-vehicle sales record. Ford of Canada said it sol ...

Auto sales rise 11% as ‘everything came together’
8:15 am U.S. ET, June 3 2014 | UPDATED: 6/3/14 4:36 pm ET
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- led by big gains at Nissan, Toyota, Chrysler and GM -- rose 11 percent to 1.6 million in May as a raft of discounts and extended holiday deals ...

GM dealers grapple with stop-sale orders on busy weekend
12:39 pm U.S. ET, May 21 2014
General Motors dealers are heading into one of their busiest weekends of the year unable to deliver some of their most popular vehicles: large crossovers. ...
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16 million? It's looking good
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
With signs that more car shoppers were jumping onto U.S. dealership Web sites in April, analysts expect the industry's renewed sales momentum to continue in the coming mo ...

Audi climbs in April, and Mercedes stays ahead of BMW
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
Audi sold 2,159 units of its redesigned sub-$30,000 A3 sedan in its first full month in showrooms, contributing to the brand's 19 percent increase from a year earlier to ...

Full-sized pickups outdo U.S. market again in April
12:01 am U.S. ET, May 5 2014
Full-sized pickups again outperformed the U.S. market in April, surging 12 percent to 171,235 units. Through four months, sales are 6 percent higher at 622,189. On a perc ...

April's U.S. sales story lines: Go-go, so-so and no-no
4:33 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014 | UPDATED: 5/1/14 6:34 pm ET -- adds details on Nissan sales
Automakers rode higher incentives to an 8 percent gain in U.S. auto sales in April. It's the latest sign that the industry is on pace to top 16 million units this year, b ...

GM sweetens incentives to owners of recalled cars, sees sales rise
3:53 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
A General Motors new-vehicle incentive offered only to owners of GM vehicles plagued with defective ignition switches might have helped the automaker's new-car sales in A ...

'Very solid' April drives Toyota to 13% advance
4:48 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Fourteen nameplates from Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted double or triple-digit U.S. sales gains in April, and the company said its Toyota Division was the industry's to ...

Honda posts first increase of the year
4:38 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Strong demand for crossovers helped American Honda bounce back from three straight monthly sales declines, with sales rising 1 percent to 132,456 vehicles in April from a ...

Nissan sets April record, loses round against Honda
4:40 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Nissan brand sales shot up 19 percent for a record April sales month, with 94,764 cars and trucks. Nissan maintained its year-to-date sales lead over rival Honda. However ...

GM rides trucks and SUVs to 7% April gain
12:37 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014 | UPDATED: 5/1/14 3:33 pm ET
GM shook off negative publicity from its recall crisis to post a 7 percent sales gain for April, amid surging demand for pickups and SUVs. ...

Ford cars struggle in April, but pickups, crossovers minimize the damage
3:58 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
April was a difficult month for Ford. Every one of its car nameplates slumped vs. a year ago. ...

Audi climbs; Mercedes keeps slim lead over BMW
4:54 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Audi's entry in the expanding sub-$30,000 luxury-car segment helped the Volkswagen AG unit post record April sales in the United States. Mercedes led the luxury segment w ...

A3 jumps out of the gate for Audi as VW suffers
1:16 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Audi of America sold 2,159 units of the new A3 sedan in April, propelling Audi to a 19 percent U.S. sales increase as sister brand Volkswagen continued to struggle. ...

Chrysler up 14% on Ram, best-ever Jeep sales
12:03 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014
Chrysler Group sales jumped 14 percent in April as strong Jeep and Ram sales more than offset losses from the automaker's soon-to-be-replaced mid-sized sedans. ...

Canada sales climb 4%; Chrysler, Ford tussle at top
1:02 pm U.S. ET, May 1 2014 | UPDATED: 5/1/14 5:51 pm ET - new story
Automakers reported solid Canadian vehicle sales in April, with a 4 percent overall gain on a year ago, as demand for truck and luxury brands buoyed the industry. ...

Sales rise 8% as spring thaw gains momentum
8:00 am U.S. ET, May 1 2014 | UPDATED: 5/2/14 2:21 pm ET -- adds analyst reaction
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 8 percent to nearly 1.4 million in April, with strong retail sales and pent-up demand adding momentum to the industry's spring thaw. Among m ...

Spring sales thaw spawns optimism for full year
12:01 am U.S. ET, April 21 2014
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 ...

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. 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. ...

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