Saturday, April 2, 2011

March 2011 U.S. Auto Sales Led By Ford

Ford’s March sales of 212,777 topped all U.S. sales, an increase of 19 percent versus a year ago. Lincoln sales were 8,501, down 2.2 percent in March. Year-to-date, Ford sales totaled 496,720, up 16 percent.

General Motors retail sales for its four brands was 206,621, an increase of 9.6 percent. Cadillac sales in March were 12,164, up 5 percent from March 2010.Year-to-date GM has sold 592,545, a 24.1 percent increase of 2010.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported March sales results of 176,222 units, down 5.7 from the year-ago month. Year-to-date Toyota, Lexus and Scion sales. For the first quarter, TMS reported sales of 433,924 vehicles, an increase of 12.5 percent over 2010.

American Honda Motor posted March sales of 133,650, an increase of 18.9 percent based on the daily selling rate. Honda sales were 121,039, up 25 percent and Acura was 12,611, up 8 percent. Year-to-date sales of 307,978 is an increase of 18.5 percent based on the daily selling rate.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 121,730, a 31 percent increase compared with March 2010. This was the best March since 2008, and the highest sales for any month since May 2008. Year-to-date sales are 286,950, a 23 percent increase over 2010.

Nissan North America reported sales of 121,141, an increase of 26.9 percent for a record U.S. market share of 9.7 percent in March – the highest share ever achieved in any month in the company's history. In addition, the Nissan Altima sold 32,289 units in March to become the best-selling sedan in America, the first time the model has ever achieved this distinction. Nissan sales were 109,854, up 28 percent while Inifniti sales were 11,287, up 14 percent.

Hyundai Motor America record March sales of 61,873 units, up 32 percent compared with the same period last year. For the year, total Hyundai sales are 142,620, up 28 percent.

Kia Motors America announced its best ever monthly sales of 44,179, a 44.7 percent increase from March 2010. The record March total helped KMA achieve its best-ever quarterly sales of 104,774, surpassing the previous record of 97,955 units sold in the third quarter of 2010.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 27,176 in March 2011, a 22.7 percent increase over prior year sales.  Year-to-date sales are 67,039, a 15 percent rise over 2010. Separately, Audi of America reported sales of 9,818 vehicles in March, 14 percent more than 2010 while year-to-date sales are 25,383, a 19.1 percent improvement over last year.

Subaru of America announced its second best sales month ever, with 26,916 vehicles sold in March 2011, a 13.2 percent increase, helping Subaru deliver its best first quarter retail sales ever with a total of 67,457, a 17.3 percent jump over 2010.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 26,382 vehicles, an increase of 21.7 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group has sold 64,958 vehicles in the first three months of 2011, 18 percent more than the 2010 first quarter.

Mazda North American Operations reported March 2011 sales of 30,905, an increase of 33.3 percent versus March of 2010.  Through the first three months of the year, Mazda's sales are 64,559, up 15.4 percent over 2010.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported March sales of 7,560, an increase of more than 39 percent compared to March 2010.  It was Mitsubishi's largest month of sales in two-and-a-half years (August 2008).

Porsche Cars North America announced March sales in the U.S. of 2,588, an increase of 36 percent. So far in 2011, sales are 7,007,  a 34 percent increase.

American Suzuki sales were 2,497 in March, an 11 percent increase and in 2011 so far sales are 6,702, an 18 percent rise.