Wednesday, June 1, 2011

2011 May U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported 221,192 total sales in May, down 1.2 percent on lower fleet volume. Retail sales were up 9 percent compared to May 2010. Year-to-date GM has sold 1,046,275, an 18.2 percent increase over 2010.

Ford Motor Company's May, total sales were 192,102, equal to a year ago. Retail sales were up 5 percent, and fleet sales were down 8 percent. Year-to-date, total sales were 878,600, up 12 percent. Retail sales were up 14 percent, and fleet sales were up 8 percent.

Chrysler reported U.S. sales of 115,363, a 10 percent increase compared with sales in May 2010 and the best May sales since 2008. The new 2012 Fiat 500 all significantly contributed to Chrysler Group’s 10 percent sales increase in May. Year-to-date Chrysler sales are 519,538, up 20 percent from 2010.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., reported May sales results of 108,387, down 33.4 percent over the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted May total sales of 96,082, down 31.6 percent from the year-ago month.
The Lexus Division reported total sales of 12,305, down 44.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date TMS sales are 701,851 down 0.6 percent from 2010.

American Honda posted May sales of 90,773, a decrease of 16.1 percent based on the daily selling rate compared to May 2010 results. American Honda year-to-date sales of 523,550 represent an increase of 7.4 percent compared to last year. Honda Division sales were 81,773, a decrease of 16 percent versus May 2010. Acura total vehicle sales for May were 9,000, down 17.1 percent based on Daily Selling Rate.

Nissan North America reported May U.S. sales of 76,148, a decrease of 9.1 percent.  Nissan Division sales were down 7.8 percent for the month at 69,759. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 21 percent from the prior
year to 6,389. For 2011, NNA sales have increased 15.2 percent to 433,032.

Hyundai Motor America announced all-time record May sales of 59,214, up 21 percent compared with the same record-breaking period last year. For the year, total sales are 263,588, up 29 percent, with retail volume rising 40 percent. 

Kia Motors America's had its best-ever monthly sales of 48,212, a 53.4-percent increase from May 2010.  KMA's year-to-date sales are up 44.8 percent over 2010, while the brand's U.S. market share climbed to an all-time high on the strength of May sales. 

Volkswagen of America reported  sales of 30,100 in May, a 27.9 percent increase over prior year sales and the company's best sales month since August 2003.  Year-to-date sales are up 19.7 percent. Separately, Audi reported its fifth-consecutive record-setting month for 2011 with the best May U.S. sales in company history. Audi sold 10,457 vehicles, an increase of 13.6%, marking the third-best month in Audi of America history.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 26,452, an increase of 19.7 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales of 116,656 is up 18.7% in the first five months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

Daimler reported U.S. sales of 20,798 Mercedes-Benz and smart vehicles, an improvement of 4.7 Percent compared to May 2010. Mercedes-Benz USA reported May sales of 20,306 vehicles, a 5.9 percent improvement over May 2010, and the best May on record since May 2008. On a year-to-date basis, the 95,458 vehicles sold represent an 8.5 percent increase. 

Subaru of America May sales were 20,036, a 15.3 percent drop from May 2010. Year-to-date sales increase sales of 112,255 is a 7.6 percent increase. 

Jaguar Land Rover May sales were 4,162, a gain of 13 percent over May 2010. Jaguar accounted for 1,271 of the May total, a 32 percent rise while Land Rover sales were 2,891, up 7 percent from 2010.  Year-to-date JLR sales are 19,161, up 17 percent over last year with Jaguar making up 5,021 and Land Rover 14,140 of the year so far.

Mazda North American Operations reported May sales of 17,875, down 20.9 percent versus May of 2010.  Year-to-date sales stand at 103,072, and are outpacing last year’s sales at this time by 5.7 percent.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported May sales of 7,568, an increase of 59.8 percent compared to May 2010.  Year-to date sales are up 60.7 percent.

Volvo North America sold 7,359 vehicles in May, up 58 percent from a year ago and year-to-date has sold 29,203, a 25.8 percent increase.

Porsche Cars North America May sales were 2,817, an increase of 50 percent compared to the same period last year, the German sports car maker's best May sales total in the United States since 2007. So far in 2011, Porsche sales are 12,996, a 47 percent increase.

American Suzuki may sales were 2,290, up 20 percent from 2010. Year-to-date sales are 11,124, a gain of 17 percent from the first 5 months of 2010.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.