Monthly U.S. Sales report

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
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 model matchups are looking after 4 months. ...

Inventories stay steady even as sales volumes vary
12:01 am U.S. ET | May 11
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 ...

Nissan N.A. rises 15% on volume models
3:15 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015
A wider pipeline of Sentras, Rogues and Muranos helped Nissan outsell its bigger Japanese rival Honda in January. Nissan brand retailers sold 94,449 vehicles in January, ...

Ford, powered by F series, reaps higher prices on 15% increase in sales
12:15 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 2/3/15 3:09 pm ET - details added
Ford's Dearborn, Mich., truck plant, which assembles the redesigned 2015 F-150 with an aluminum body, is running at full line speed, giving a boost to Ford pickup sales a ...

Ahead of redesign, Honda sells Pilot at furious pace
2:30 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 2/4/15 6:21 pm ET -- corrected
American Honda delivered a strong 12 percent sales increase in January, with most of the growth coming from crossovers such as the Honda Pilot. Though the midsize crossov ...

Jeep, Ram lead familiar (happy) tune for Fiat Chrysler
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015
Fiat Chrysler continued to ride strong U.S. demand for its SUVs and pickups in January, increasing sales 14 percent from a year earlier and extending its streak of monthl ...

Mercedes takes early luxury lead, resurgent Lexus jumps to No. 2
3:53 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015
Mercedes-Benz opened 2015 with a record January to take an early lead in the US luxury race, but a surging Lexus is nipping at its heels. 2014's luxury champ, BMW, finds ...

Trucks propel Detroit 3 to gains in Canada; Toyota sets Jan. record
2:02 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 2/3/15 9:33 pm ET - adds details
The top auto companies sold more vehicles in Canada last month than a year ago, according to industry data released on Tuesday, with Chrysler Canada leading the pack as t ...

Automakers ride truck wave to 14% gain
8:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 2/3/15 4:50 pm ET - adds details
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 14 percent to 1.15 million in January, driven by low gasoline prices that fueled truck sales and signaled another year of growth for the ind ...

NADA's economist: No 17 million. Here's why
12:01 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2015
Steven Szakaly, chief economist for the National Automobile Dealers Association, reiterated his forecast of 16.9 million U.S. light-vehicle sales in 2015 at the NADA conv ...

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 ...

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. ...

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. ...

2014 finishes strong with 'plenty of room for upside'
5:15 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2015 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 6:46 pm ET - adds details
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 vehi ...

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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