Monthly U.S. Sales report

December rally helps balance fleet and retail sales growth
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 19
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: B ...
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Luxury champ BMW spent big on spiffs
12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 12
Luxury champ BMW spent big on spiffs
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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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 ...
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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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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 bes ...
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GM reaps booming truck, crossover sales for best December since 2007
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2015 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 11:58 pm ET -- clarification
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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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 ma ...
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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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Ford loses ground in 2014 with F-150 changeover
1:15 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2015 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 6:41 pm ET - adds details
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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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 ...
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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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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 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 3:29 pm ET - adds final results
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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Ford fends off Chrysler to keep Canadian crown
11:02 am U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2015 | UPDATED: 1/5/05 4:43 pm ET - adds more results
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. T ...
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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 | UPDATED: 1/5/15 4:18 pm ET
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 consu ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 tor ...
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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 g ...
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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 ...
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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, w ...
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Setting the stage for a 'huge' December
5:30 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 6:17 pm ET - adds details
Timely automaker Black Friday promotions and a strong economy drove U.S. auto sales higher in November. Look for more of the same this month. ...
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Honda sets November record on crossover volume; Acura gains 2%
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
A sustained appetite for big and small crossovers lifted American Honda Motor's sales 5 percent to 121,814 units in November. ...
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Ford warns of more U.S. declines as F-150 ramp-up begins
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 4:45 pm ET - adds details
Ford lost U.S. market share for a fourth consecutive month in November and warned that its sales would likely continue to decline for at least several months as it ramps ...
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Thanksgiving deals, trucks lift Toyota
2:15 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s sales rose 3 percent to 183,346 units in November, fueled by demand for SUVs and crossovers. ...
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GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance
1:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November. ...
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Nissan slips as older models change over
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales. ...
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Mercedes wins November U.S. luxury crown, trails BMW for annual title
9:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Mercedes-Benz, trailing BMW by a narrow 1,830-vehicle margin following record sales in November, has one month to overtake its German rival and retain its crown as the No ...
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Hyundai falls 4% as small cars tumble
3:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 7:08 pm ET - Corrected
Hyundai Motor America's November sales fell 4 percent on weak demand for small cars such as the Elantra and Accent. ...
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Chrysler volume jumps 20% as 11 of 21 models set records
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Chrysler Group set monthly or all-time records for 11 of its 21 vehicles, pushing its U.S. sales up 20 percent in November, with strong increases from Ram, Chrysler and J ...
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Chrysler closes in on Ford in Canada
4:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 8:15 pm ET - adds details
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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NOVEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
Light trucks, holiday discounts drive volume up 5%
8:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/3/14 8:32 am ET - adds details
Spurred by a 20 percent gain at Chrysler Group and aided by Black Friday discounts and light-truck demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent last month, pushing t ...
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Discounts, falling gas prices driving Nov. sales higher
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 25 2014
The U.S. auto industry may post its highest November sales volume since 2001, and one forecaster says light-vehicle transaction prices are on pace to reach the highest le ...
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Stocks rise; spiffs ahead?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 17 2014
U.S. automakers and dealers added a quarter of a million unsold vehicles to stocks during October. That's normal early in a new model year, but some analysts see automake ...
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Sales are up and the mix is rich
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 10 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent in October and the annual selling rate was a solid 16.5 million. But the real story last month - and indeed for most of 2014 - was ...
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JESSE SNYDER
Good times are rolling for pickup makers
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 10 2014
What a terrific month October was for sales of pickups. Large pickups rose 10 percent, outperforming a strong overall U.S. market. The 10-month numbers for big pickups lo ...
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Battle of the brands
6:45 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 7 2014
How some tight brand races and model matchups are shaping up after 10 months ...
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AutoNation's October new-vehicle retail sales rise 8%
11:03 am U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales climbed 8 percent in October from the year-ago month, reaching 24,844 vehicles. ...
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Falling gasoline prices, trucks deliver solid October
12:54 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
In a month marked by falling gasoline prices, pickups and SUVs led U.S. auto sales to a 6 percent rise in October. Automakers sold 1,281,132 light vehicles for a seasonal ...
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Nissan brand rolls to 13th record month
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Rising Sentra, Versa and Rogue volumes gave Nissan Division its 13th consecutive record sales month in October. The brand sold 94,072 vehicles for the month, an increase ...
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Trucks, Camry lift Toyota up 7%
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Booming SUV and crossover deliveries drove Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to a 7 percent sales gain in October. Toyota and Scion volume rose 8 percent to 157,225, while Lexus ...
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Jeep, Ram carry Chrysler to another stellar month
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Jeep sales continue to defy gravity, with older models even posting strong gains, and helping drive Chrysler Group to another monthly volume increase. Chrysler Group deli ...
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GM volume edges up on strong trucks, weak crossovers
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
GM's pickups and SUVs stayed hot in October, but weaker demand for crossovers and cars resulted in flat overall sales for the month. GM's retail sales fell 2 percent, whi ...
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Ford deliveries fall on reduced F-150 output
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Falling gasoline prices and the new Lincoln MKC crossover helped Ford sell more utility vehicles than cars last month for the first time since January and by the largest ...
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Honda’s redesigned CR-V outsells Accord, Civic
10:57 am U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Early sales results for the redesigned 2015 CR-V suggest Honda should have little cause for concern about pole position in the compact crossover segment. ...
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BMW tops in luxury sales, despite Mercedes' best month of 2014
4:36 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
The BMW brand had its strongest October sales performance ever to top Mercedes-Benz, which recorded its best month so far this year. While BMW and Mercedes-Benz duke it o ...
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OCTOBER U.S. SALES
Chrysler, Nissan set pace as U.S. sales rise 6% on truck demand
6:00 am U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 11/3/14 3:04 pm ET - adds details
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent last month to 1.28 million, matching forecasts, with crossovers ...
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Canada sets more auto sales records in October
3:21 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 11/3/14 5:01 pm ET - adds totals
Automakers in Canada enjoyed another strong sales month in October as the market moved into the home stretch of what is shaping up to be a record-breaking year. ...
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Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole
2:19 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 21 2014 | UPDATED: 10/22/14 8:30 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state. While Tesla's model was already prohibited in Michi ...
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Jackson says 2015 sales could be 'knocking on the door of 17 million'
12:31 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 2 2014
Auto sales in the United States could hit nearly 17 million at the end of next year, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said today after reporting his company’s best third ...
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Trucks fly in a 'best we could have expected' September
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
U.S. sales of SUVs, small crossovers and full-size pickups soared in September as cars became a tougher sell. Overall volume rose 9 percent, and a 16.4 million SAAR show ...
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GM deliveries advance 19%; biggest jump in 3 years
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
GM's sales rose 19 percent in September, its largest year-over-year gain in three years, to 223,437, with full-size pickups accounting for more than half of the increase. ...
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Accord, TLX push Honda ahead of 2013 pace
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Honda is finally back in the black -- barely. Helped by strong demand for the Honda Accord and Acura TLX sedans, American Honda Motor Co. posted a 12 percent sales increa ...
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Nissan Division volume jumps 22%
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Good fuel economy and fresh products helped drive Nissan Division to a 22 percent September sales gain, says sales chief Fred Diaz. Nissan is scaling back fleet sales and ...
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Chrysler Group gains on Jeep, Ram volume
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Chrysler Group sold 169,890 vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase from September 2013, with every brand but Dodge contributing to the company's gains. It was the g ...
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Toyota trucks carry load amid wait for '15 Camry
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Booming crossover and SUV sales helped Toyota Division eke out its seventh straight monthly sales gain last month, while Lexus continued to gain ground on its luxury riva ...
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Mercedes tops BMW in monthly luxury sales
5:00 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Mercedes-Benz's record September in the United States was enough to top the BMW brand in the luxury sales race, but BMW held a small lead for the first nine months of the ...
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Ford sales slip 3% on softer F-series demand, drop in fleet
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Soft F-series pickup sales and a 40 percent cutback in sales to rental fleets pushed Ford Motor Co.'s September sales down 3 percent from a year earlier, to 179,518 units ...
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Canadian sales drive toward record
2:51 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 10/1/14 5:42 pm ET - adds final tally
Auto sales in Canada headed toward an all-time annual high after a number of automakers broke September sales records. ...
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SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
GM, Nissan, Chrysler gains propel market to 9% increase
8:00 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 10/2/14 9:01 am ET - adds Marchionne comment
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- paced by truck-fueled gains at GM, Chrysler Group and Nissan Group -- rose 9 percent in a September marked by sharp brand advances and a few s ...
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U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says
4:24 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 9 2014 | UPDATED: 9/9/14 5:06 pm ET - adds interest rate comment
August's surge in auto demand in the United States could help lift this year's sales totals above levels last seen in 2006, Edmunds.com analysts said today. ...
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JESSE SNYDER
Sit-highs: The lucky ducks have trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 8 2014
August's U.S. auto sales report was full of good news. But forget the normal scorecard of unit sales. Let's look at some real winners: trucks and the automakers that have ...
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Big-bucks trucks buoy GM in August
12:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 8 2014
U.S. sales of General Motors' high-profit redesigned pickups and SUVs climbed 18 percent in August but were offset by weaker crossover volume and another rough month for ...
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Luxury brands lead way in hiking spiffs to drive U.S. sales
1:34 am U.S. ET, Sept. 4 2014
BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz unit were among a series of automakers doling out higher discounts to U.S. buyers in August, helping drive sales to the best month in eight ye ...
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