Tuesday, August 2, 2011

2011 July Auto Sales - All Up Except Toyota & Honda

General Motors dealers in the United States reported 214,915 total sales in July, an 8 percent gain compared to July 2010. A 36.4 percent jump in GMC sales offset a 25.5 percent fall in July Cadillac sales. Year-to-date sales GM sales are 1,476,548, a gain of 15.3 percent.

Ford's July sales totaled 180,865, up 8.9 percent versus a year ago – driven by 13 percent higher Ford brand sales and 40 percent higher sales for Lincoln. Year-to-date Ford sales are 1,253,579, up 11.8 percent over the first 11 months of 2010.
Toyota Motor Sales USA reported July sales of 130,802, a decrease of 19.7 percent from the year-ago month. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 943,590, down 7.1 percent from last year.

Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 112,026, the best July sales since 2007 and a 20 percent increase compared with July 2010. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 751,958 vehicles, up 21 percent over 2010.

Nissan North America reported July U.S. sales of 84,601, an increase of 2.7 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 6.4 percent and Infiniti sales decreased 24.1 percent from the prior year.

American Honda Motor posted July sales of 80,502 vehicles, a decrease of 25.6 percent, based on the daily selling rate. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 687,944, down 2.6 percent versus last year.

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 59,561 vehicles in July, a 10 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago, an all-time sales record for both the month of July and the first seven months of the year for Hyundai, breaking the marks set last year. Year to date, Hyundai sales are 382,358, up 23.4 percent versus 2010. 

Kia Motors America recorded its best-ever July sales of 45,504 vehicles, up 28.5 percent over the same period last year. Year-to-date Kia sales are 290,608, a jump of 41.4 percent over 2010.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 29,066 in July 2011, a 21.7 percent increase over prior year sales. Year-to-date sales are 183,191, up 22.2 percent. Separately, Audi of America reported record July U.S. sales of 9,146 vehicles, topping the previous record of 7,974 vehicles sold in July 2001. Year to date, Audi sales in the U.S. grew 15.6% to 65,055 luxury vehicles sold from January 2011 through July 2011.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 26,120 vehicles, an increase of 11.7% from the 23,390 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 17% to 169,641 in the first seven months of 2011 compared to 144,975 in the same period in 2010.

Subaru of America announced July 2011 sales of 21,730 down 9.4 percent and 153,779 year-to-date, an increase of 2.6 percent.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported July sales of 21,065 vehicles, a 16.7 percent improvement over July 2010, and the highest July volume since 2006.  On a year-to-date basis, the 139,086 vehicles sold represent an 11.3 percent increase.

Mazda North American Operations reported July sales of 20,783 vehicles, up slightly at 0.2 percent versus July of 2010.  Sales through the first half of the year are up 4.9 percent versus last year with 143,162 vehicles sold.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported July 2011 sales of 7,972 units, an increase of 41.1 percent compared to the same month in 2010. The increase continues a sales surge that, for the first seven months of 2011, makes Mitsubishi the fastest growing automaker in the United States.

Jaguar U.S. sales of 984 was a 35 percent drop from July 2010 while year-to-date sales are up slightly to 7,394 from 7,367 last year. Land Rover sold 2,811 vehicles, a 23 percent gain bring year-to-date sales to 20,103, a 17 percent increase. Jaguar Land Rover's July total was 3,795 about the same as the 3,808 sold last year. JLR's year-to-date total through July is 27,497, a 12 percent rise.

Porsche Cars North America announced July 2011 sales of 2,768 units, an increase of 2 percent compared to the same period last year. So far in 2011, Porsche has sold 18,310, a 34 percent increase over last year.

American Suzuki sold 2,447 vehicles in July, a 25 percent rise over 2010 and year-to-date Suzuki has sold 15,849, up 17 percent over the first seven months of last year.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.