Monday, May 3, 2010

April 2010 U.S. Auto Sales - Big Gains Over April 2009

General Motors combined April sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac was 183,091, a 20-percent increase from a year ago. For the calendar year-to-date, combined total sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac are 652,444, up 31 percent from the first four months of 2009.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers delivered 162,996 new vehicles in April, a 25 percent increase versus a year ago. It marks the fifth month in a row Ford sales have increased more than 20 percent. Year-to-date sales totaled 591,592, up 34 percent.   

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported April sales of 157,439 vehicles, up 24.4 percent over a year ago. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 543,125, up 12.8 percent.
American Honda posted April sales of 113,697, an increase of 12.5 percent compared to April 2009. American Honda year-to-date sales of 370,109 represent an increase of 12.6 percent.

Chrysler Group LLC reported total U.S. sales for April of 95,703 units, an increase of 25 percent versus April 2009. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 329,918 vehicles, a 2 percent gain over 2009.

Nissan North America reported April 2010 sales of 63,769 units, an increase of 35.1 percent, compared with April 2009.  Nissan Division sales rose 33.8 percent for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 46.2 percent higher than a year before. Year-to-date Nissan has sold 291,998 vehicles, a gain of  31.6 percent over 2009.

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time sales record for the month of April selling 44,023 vehicles, up 30 percent versus one year ago, marking the sixteenth consecutive month of year-over-year retail market share gains for Hyundai. Year-to-date, Hyundai sales are 155,532, up 19.8 percent over 2009.

Kia Motors America announced April sales of 30,036 units sold, a 17.3 percent increase over the same period last year. Year-to-date sales are 106,732, up 12.9 percent from the first four months of 2009.

Volkswagen of America reported April 2010 sales of 23,135 total units, for a 42 percent increase over April 2009, and its tenth consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales are 81,418, up 39.4% versus the same time frame in 2009. Separately, Audi reported record April sales of 9,319 in the U.S., an increase of 32.9 percent compared to April 2009. This topped the previous record, set in 2007, of 8,106 vehicles sold.

Subaru of America sales for April 2010 were up 48-percent over April 2009 with 23,198 units sold. Year-to-date sales increased 41-percent with 80,692 units sold over the same period last year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 21,111 vehicles, an increase of 9 percent from same month of 2009.  Year to date, the BMW Group total sales volume is 76,162 vehicles, up 7.9 percent compared to the first four months of last year.

Mazda North American Operations reported its seventh consecutive month of sales increases with April 2010 sales of 18,935, an increase of 17.3 percent versus April 2009. Year-to-date, Mazda sales are 74,876, up 7.1 percent.

Daimler AG reported U.S. sales of 18,908 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles. smart USA recorded 680 sales in April 2010. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 68,794 new vehicles, an increase of 25.5% over last year.

Mitsubishi Motors North America April 2010 sales were 3,932, 0.3 % higher than April 2009 and for the year Mitsubishi has sold 17,555 vehicles a drop of 1.1 percent from 2009.

Jaguar Land Rover North America April U.S. sales for both brands totaled 3,645 units, a 10 percent increase from 3,324 in April 2009. On a calendar year to date basis versus 2009, Jaguar Land Rover North America sales are up 7 percent to 12,736 units. Jaguar sales in April were 896 units, down 30 percent  from  April 2009, Land Rover sales were 2,749 units, up 35 percent from April 2009. 

American Suzuki sold 1,950 vehicles in the U.S. in April down 23 percent from April 2009 and year-to-date sales are 7,661, a 57 percent drop from the same four month period.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.