Tuesday, August 3, 2010

July 2010 Auto Sales Rise vs. 2009 Cash For Clunkers Surge

General Motors July sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac increased by a combined 25 percent to 199,432 units. Year-to-date total sales for GM’s four brands have risen 31 percent to 1,269,009 units, while retail sales for GM’s brands have risen 18 percent.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers delivered 170,208 new vehicles in July, a 3 percent increase versus a year ago, when “Cash for Clunker” sales started to surge. Year-to-date sales totaled 1,151,560, up 23 percent.

Toyota Motor Sales reported July sales of 169,224 units, a decrease of 6.8 percent from the same period last year, on a daily selling rate basis. On a raw volume basis, unadjusted for 27 selling days in July 2010, compared to 26 selling days in July 2009, TMS sales were down 3.2 percent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date, Toyota has sold 1,015,766 vehicles, 7.5 percent more than in the first seven months of 2009.

American Honda posted July sales of 112,437 vehicles, a decrease of 5.6 percent and year-to-date sales reached 706,346, an increase of 9.4 percent versus last year.

Chrysler reported U.S. sales of 93,313, a 5 percent increase compared with sales in July 2009. July represents the fourth consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 620,532, an 11 percent increase.

Nissan North America reported July sales of 82,337, an increase of 14.6 percent compared with July 2009. Year-to-date Nissan sales are 522,669, up 24.6 percent.

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 54,106 vehicles in July, a 19 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago.  This represents an all-time sales record for the month of July and marks only the fourth time Hyundai has surpassed 50,000 units in a month. Year to date, Hyundai sales are 309,888, up 24 percent versus 2009, a performance that represents an all-time record for the first seven months of any year.

Kia Motors America announced record July sales of 35,419 units, a 20.7 percent increase from July 2009 with year-to-date sales of 205,488 up 16.3 percent.

Volkswagen of America reported July sales of 23,880 total units, for a 16 percent increase over July 2009, and its thirteenth consecutive month of sales growth.  For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 27.5 percent versus the same time frame in 2009.Separately, Audi recorded 7,817 sales, a 22 percent rise compared to July 2009 and for the first seven months of 2010 sales are 56,257, a 27.1 percent increase.

Subaru of America reported July sales of 23,983, a 10 percent gain over July 2009 and year-to-date sales are 149,943, a 30 percent rise over last year's record pace.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 23,390 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 21,253 vehicles sold last year.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group reported sales volume of 144,975 vehicles, up 6.8 percent from last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported July sales of 18,048 vehicles, an increase of 11.2 percent. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 125,015 new vehicles, an increase of 23.4 percent over last year.

Mazda North American Operations reported sales of 20,732 vehicles, an 8.9 percent increase. Year-to-date sales through July stand at 136,451, and are outpacing last year's sales at this time by 14.3 percent.

Mitsubishi Motors North America July sales of 5,648, an increase of 16.5 percent compared to July 2009 and Mitsubishi’s highest monthly sales total since August 2009.

American Suzuki reported July sales of 1,952, a 44 percent decline from a year ago. Year-to-date Suzuki sales are 25,915, a 48 percent plunge from 2009.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.