Friday, October 1, 2010

September 2010 U.S. Auto Sales Up Versus 2009

General Motors September combined total sales for Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac to 172,969,  a 22 percent rise, driven by a combined 39 percent rebound in retail sales compared with last September. Year-to-date through September, GM's four brands have sold 1,626,899 vehicles, up 23.3 percent.

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales in September totaled 160,873, up 46 percent versus a year ago. Year-to-date sales totaled 1.44 million, up 21 percent. Ford is on track to gain market share for the second year in a row – a result not achieved since 1993. 

Toyota Motor Sales reported September sales of 147,162, up 16.8 percent over the year-ago month. Year-to-date Toyota has sold 1,311,316 vehicles, a 1.6 percent increase from the first nine months of 2009.Toyota Division including Scion (3,562) had September sales of 130,214, an increase of 20.5 percent over last September, Lexus reported September sales of 16,9488, down 5.5 percent from the year-ago month.

Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 100,077, a 61 percent increase compared with sales in September 2009. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 820,220 vehicles, a 15 percent increase over the same nine months a year ago.

American Honda posted September sales of 97,361 vehicles, an increase of 26.1 percent. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 912,436, an increase of 3.7 percent versus last year. Honda Division posted September sales of 86,641, an increase of 23.8 percent versus last year. Acura Division posted September sales of 10,720, an increase of 47.7 percent.

Nissan North America reported September U.S. sales of 74,205, an increase of 34 percent. For all of 2010, NNA sales are 673,701, up 16.1 percent.

Hyundai Motor America announced all-time record September sales of 46,556, up 48 percent versus 2009.  For the year, Hyundai has reported total cumulative sales of 410,047, up 20 percent versus the same period in 2009.

Kia Motors America had sales of 30,071 vehicles in September, a 39 percent increase over the same period last year and an all-time sales record for the month of September. KMA's year-to-date sales of 268,024 is up 12.3 percent over 2009.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 23,112 vehicles, an increase of 20.5 percent from the 19,175 vehicles sold in September 2009. Year-to-date, the BMW Group also reported a sales volume of 192,052 vehicles, up 7.2 percent from the 179,219 units sold through September 2009.   

Volkswagen of America September sales were 19,943, an increase of 14.9 percent over September 2009.  Year-to-date sales for the entire line of Volkswagen vehicles were 192,690, up 20.6 percent over 2009.
Separately, Audi of America Audi sold 8,151 luxury cars and SUVs in September 2010, topping the previous September record set in 2007 with 8,020 vehicles sold. Year-to-date Audi has sold 73,590, up 23.6 percent from 2009, which is on track to surpass its annual sales record of 93,506 in 2007.

Subaru of America posted its best-ever September sales of 21,432, a 47-percent gain year-over-year.  Year-to-date sales of 193,614 units is a 22-percent gain compared with the same period last year.

Daimler reported U.S. sales of 21,088 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 18.5 percent compared to September 2009. Mercedes-Benz USA reported September sales of 20,666 - 19,862 passenger cars, light truck vehicles and 804 Sprinter vans are included in this total. On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 165,355 new vehicles, an increase of 22.1% over last year.

Mazda North American Operations reported September sales of 18,580, an increase of 30.5 percent compared to last September.  Year-to-date sales through September, 2010, stand at 174,770, and are outpacing last year's sales at this time by 9.1 percent.

Mitsubishi Motors North America had September sales of 4,961, an increase of 5.3 percent compared to September 2009. 

American Suzuki September sales of 1,641 was a 12 percent drop from a year ago, and this year so far Suzuki sales are 16,972, a 49 percent tumble from 2009.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.