Tuesday, March 1, 2011

February 2011 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors total sales in the United States rose 49 percent in February, as dealers reported 207,028 deliveries for the company’s four brands. During the month, retail sales rose 70 percent – the highest year-over-year gain in the company’s history. GM has sold 385,924 in 2011, a 35.9 percent rise over the first two months of 2010.

Ford’s total February sales, including sales to fleet customers, were 156,626, up 14 percent. In the first two months of 2011, Ford sales totaled 283,943, up 14 percent versus the same period a year ago.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., reported February sales of 141,846, up 41.8 percent over the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted February total sales of 128,032, an increase of 48.5 percent over the same period last year. The Lexus Division reported total sales of 13,814, flat from last February.Year-to-date, Toyota has sold 257,702 vehicles, up 29.6 percent over 2010.

American Honda posted February sales of 98,059, an increase of 21.6 percent compared to February 2010. Year-to-date sales of 174,328 is an increase of 17.7 percent. Honda Division posted February sales of 87,263, an increase of 21.7 percent compared to February 2010 and Acura division sales increased 20.8 percent to 10,796.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 95,102, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in February 2010. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 165,220 vehicles, a 17 percent increase over 2010.

Nissan North America reported record February U.S. sales of 92,370, an increase of 31.6 percent.  Nissan Division sales were up 31.8 percent for the month and also set a new February record. Sales of Infiniti vehicles rose 29.9 percent over the prior year. Year-to-date sales are 164,217, up 23.7 percent from 2010.

Hyundai Motor America announced record February sales of 43,533, up 28 percent compared with the same period last year. For the year, total Hyundai sales are 80,747, up 25 percent.

Kia Motors America had its best ever February sales of 32,806, up 36.4 percent from 2010.  Year-to-date sales are 60,595, up 31.2 percent from last year.

Volkswagen of America reported 21,461 units sold in February 2011, an 18.5 percent increase over prior year sales. VW has sold 39,862 vehicles in the first two months of the year, a 10.3 percent increase over 2010. Separately, Audi reported record-setting February U.S. sales of 7,753. For the first two months in 2011, Audi has sold 15,565, a 22.3 percent rise over the same period last year.

Subaru of America continued record-breaking sales for February at 21,683 sold, up 19,8 percent compared to the previous year. Year-to-date, Subaru sales are 40,541 vehicles.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 19,919 vehicles, an increase of 10.8 percent from same month a year ago. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 8.7 percent in February for a total of 16,416 compared to February 2010. Year-to-date BMW has sold 38,575, an increase of 15.6 percent over 2010.

Mazda North American Operations reported February 2011 sales of 19,387, an increase of 13.7 percent versus February of 2010. Year-to-date Mazda sales are 32,748, up 2.8 percent from last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported February sales of 16,176 vehicles, a 5.1 percent gain over February 2010. On a year-to-date basis, the 33,449 vehicles sold represent a 9.5 percent increase.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported February 2011 sales of 6,893 vehicles, a 71.5 percent rise from the same month in 2010. Year-to-date Mitsubishi sales are 12,607, a 54 percent jump from 2010.

Jaguar Land Rover sales of 3,247 in February is an increase of 16 percent over 2010 with Jaguar sales at 692, a drop of 9 percent vs. last year and Land Rover at 2,555, a 26 percent increase. Year-to-date, JLR sales are 6,453, a 20 percent rise over 2010. Jag sales are 1,627, a 17 percent gain and Land Rover sales are 4,826, a 21 percent increase.

Porsche Cars North America announced February sales in the U.S. of 2,019 units, an increase of 32 percent. Year-to-date Porsche sales are 4,419 up from 3,317 last year.

American Suzuki sold 1,643 vehicles in February, an increase of 19 percent over last year. Year-to-date Suzuki has sold 4,205, up 23 percent from 2010.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.