Tuesday, January 5, 2010

2009 December and Full Year U.S. Car Sales

General Motors delivered 208,511 vehicles in December, a decline of 6 percent from the previous year.  GM reported 160,996 retail deliveries in December, a 7 percent increase compared to last year. In 2009, GM dealers delivered 2,084,492 vehicles, down 30 percent compared with 2008.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported December sales results of 187,860 units, an increase of 22.9 percent over the same period last year. For the year, TMS reported annual sales of 1,770,149 vehicles, a decrease of 20.2 percent from the same period in 2008.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury December sales totaled 179,017, up 33 percent versus the same month a year ago. Full-year sales totaled 1.62 million, down 15 percent from last year.  

American Honda, including Acura, reported December monthly sales of 107,143, an increase of 15.6 percent. American Honda's 2009 annual vehicle sales totaled 1,150,784, a decline of 19.5 percent compared to 2008 results.

Chrysler Group reported total U.S. sales for December of 86,523 units. Sales increased 36 percent month-over-month and declined 4 percent year-over-year. The company finished the year with 931,402 units sold, a decline of 36 percent compared with 2008.

Nissan North America reported December 2009 sales of 73,404 vehicles, an increase of 18.2 percent. For 2009, combined Nissan and Infiniti sales totaled 770,103 vehicles, a 19.1 percent decline from 2008.

Hyundai Motor America December sales of 33,797, was up more than 40 percent versus December 2008. For the full year, Hyundai reported 435,064 sales, up 8 percent over the prior year total. 

Kia Motors America announced December sales of 21,048 units, a 43.7 percent increase over the same month last year, and total 2009 sales of 300,063 units, a 9.8-percent increase over the same period last year.

Volkswagen of America reported December 2009 sales of 20,387, a 16 percent increase over December 2008. Volkswagen sold 213,454 total units for 2009, a decrease of 4.3 percent. Separately, Audi reported December U.S. sales of 9,030 cars and SUVs, a 17.1% increase from a year-earlier. Throughout 2009, Audi sold 82,716 vehicles during the year, down 5.7 percent from 2008.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported December sales of 23,617 vehicles, an increase of 9.2 percent from the 21,626 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  For 2009, the BMW Group also reported a total sales volume of 241,727 vehicles, down 20.3 percent compared to 303,190 vehicles sold in 2008.

Subaru of America announced a record breaking sales year as the company sold 216,652 units in 2009, an increase of 15-percent. This breaks the previous sales record of 200,703 units sold in 2006. 

Mercedes-Benz Cars division in the U.S. (Mercedes-Benz and smart combined) of 20,889 units, an increase of 0.2 percent compared to December 2008. Mercedes-Benz USA reported December sales of 20,025 vehicles, its highest monthly volume of the year, bringing the company's total 2009 volume to 190,604 and narrowing the gap versus last year to 15.3 percent. smart USA recorded 864 sales in December 2009. Year-to-date sales total 14,595 units.

Mazda North American Operations reported December 2009 sales of 18,255, up 1.6 percent versus December 2008. Full-year 2009 sales were 207,767, down 21.3 percent.

Volvo Cars of North America, still owned by Ford Motor Company, had December sales of 5,638 vehicles, up 13.8 percent from December 2008. For 2009, Volvo sold 61,435 vehicles, 16 percent fewer than last year.

Mitsubishi Motors North America announced December 2009 sales of 4,355, an increase of 49 percent over November. Mitsubishi had 2009 sales of 53,986, a 44.5 percent drop from 2008.

Jaguar sold 1,246 cars in December in the U.S., a 24 percent increase from last year. Land Rover sold 3,595, a 37 percent jump from a year ago. For 2009, Jaguar Land Rover combined sales fell 14 percent. 

American Suzuki sold 1,885 vehicles in December, down 48 percent from December 2008 and for 2009 sold 38,689, a 54 percent plummet.

Porsche Cars North America December sales of 2,118, was essentially on par with the same period last year when it sold 2,154. For 2009, Porsche sold a total of 19,696 new cars in the U.S., down 24 percent from 2008.

Site will be updated as manufacturers report.