Wednesday, June 2, 2010

May 2010 U.S. Auto Sales Rise

General Motors' Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac brands had May 2010 sales of 222,305, a 31.8 percent increase over May 2009. It's the fifth straight month, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac together posted a double digit sales gain. Year-to-date sales for GM's four brands sales are 874,749, a 31 percent increase compared to last year.

Ford, Lincoln  and Mercury sold 192,253 new vehicles in May, a 23 percent increase versus a year ago. Year-to-date sales total 783,845, up 31 percent.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., reported May sales of 162,813 vehicles, up 6.7 percent over the year-ago month. Year-to-date, sales of Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands are 705,938, up 11.4 percent over the first five months of 2009.

American Honda posted May sales of 117,173 vehicles, an increase of 19.1 percent.  Year-to-date sales of Honda and Acura vehicles is 487,282, an increase of 14.1 percent versus last year.

Chrysler Group LLC reported total U.S. sales for May of 104,819, an increase of 33 percent versus May 2009 making it the second consecutive year-over-year percentage sales improvement, and the first time that monthly sales have topped the 100,000 threshold since March 2009. Year-to-date Chrysler sales are 434,731, an 8 percent increase over last year

Nissan North America reported May 2010 sales of 83,764, an increase of 24.1 percent, compared with May 2009. Year-to-date, Nissan and Infiniti sales are 375,762, up 29.8 percent.

Hyundai Motor America had sales of 49,045 vehicles in May, a 33 percent increase versus May 2009 and an all-time May sales record for Hyundai. Year-to-date, Hyundai sales are up 23 percent compared with 2009.

Kia Motors America announced the best May sales ever of 31,431, a 20.6-percent increase over the same period last year, while surpassing the previous May sales record of 31,047 set in 2008.  Year-to-date sales
are up 14.6 percent.

Volkswagen of America reported May 2010 sales of 23,543, a 20.3 percent increase over May 2009, and its eleventh consecutive month of sales growth. Year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales are 104,961, a 34.6 rise percent versus the same timeframe in 2009.  Separately, Audi of America sold 9,205 luxury cars and SUVs in May 2010, topping the previous May record of 8,788 vehicles sold in May 2007. Through the first five months of this year, Audi has sold 39,839, a 31.4% increase over 2009. 

Subaru of America sold 23,667 vehicles in May 2010, a 35-percent increase over May 2009 sales. Year-to-date sales total 104,359, up 40 percent from the same period last year.

BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 22,092 vehicles, down 3.9 percent compared to May 2009.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group total sales of 98,254 is up 5 percent from
the same period last year.

Mazda North American Operations reported May 2010 sales of 22,605, a 35.2 percent jump and through the first half of the year, Mazda sales are 97,481, 12.5 percent more than at the same time last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported May sales of 19,176, an increase of 26.7%.  smart USA recorded 695 sales in May bringing the total to 19,871 for both smart and Mercedes-Benz brands. Year-to-date smart
sales are 2,772, down 62.8 percent from May 2009. On a year-to-date basis,  Mercedes-Benz and smart sales are 88,177, up 13.9 percent.

Mitsubishi Motors North America announced May 2010 sales of 4,737, an increase of 8.8 percent compared to May 2009 and for the year Mitsubishi has sold 22,292 vehicles.

American Suzuki May 2010 sales were 1,903, down 26 percent from a year ago. Year-to-date Suzuki sales are 9,514, a 53 percent plummet from the first five months of 2009.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.