Thursday, September 1, 2011

August 2011 Auto Sales - Good For Most , Down For Japanese

General Motors reported total sales of 218,479 vehicles in August, an 18 percent increase compared with August 2010. Year-to-date, GM has sold 1,695,027 vehicles, up 17 percent from 2010.

Ford Motor Company’s August sales totaled 175,220, up 11 percent versus a year ago – driven by 16 percent higher Ford brand sales and 25 percent higher sales for Lincoln. Year-to-date, Ford has sold 1,428,799 vehicles, up 11.8 pecent over 2010.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 130,119, a 31 percent increase compared with sales in August 2010 making it the best August sales since 2007. Year-to-date Chrysler sales are 882,077, a 22 percent increase over 2010.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported August sales of 129,483, down 12.7 percent from the year-ago month. Year-to-date, Toyota's U.S. sales are 1,073,073, an 8.3 percent drop from 2010.
Nissan North America reported August U.S. sales of 91,541, an increase of 19.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 22.4 percent for the month with 82,517 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles decreased 4.3 percent from the prior year, to 9,024 units. Year-to-date sales are 681,115, a gain of 13.6 percent over last year.

American Honda Motor posted August sales of 82,321 vehicles, a decrease of 27.2 percent, based on the daily selling rate. American Honda year-to-date sales reached 770,265, down 6 percent versus last year. Although production limitations caused by the March 11 earthquake in Japan continue to improve, reduced vehicle supplies adversely affected August sales results.

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 58,505 vehicles in August, a 9 percent total sales increase compared with the same period a year ago. Year to date, Hyundai sales are 440,863, up 21 percent versus 2010 in total.

Kia Motors America announced best-ever August sales of 41,188, a 26.9 percent increase over the same period last year and the company's 12th straight monthly sales record. Year-to-date, Kia sales of 331,796, is a 39.4 percent increase over 2010.

Volkswagen of America reported 25,232 units sold in August 2011, a 10.4 percent increase over prior year sales. Year-to-date sales are up 20.7 percent. Separately, Audi of America reported record August U.S. sales of 10,201 vehicles, topping the previous record of 9,182 vehicles sold in August 2010. Audi sales in the U.S. year to date grew 15 percent to 75,256.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 23,924 vehicles, a decrease of 0.2 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are up 14.6 percent to 193,565 in the first eight months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.

Mazda North American Operations reported August sales of 22,632 vehicles, up 14.7 percent versus August of 2010. Year-to-date sales are up 6.1 percent versus last year with 165,794 vehicles sold.

Subaru of America announced August 2011 sales of 20,837, a 6.3 percent drop and year-to-date sales of 172,182, a 1.4 gain over 2010.    

Mercedes-Benz USA reported August sales of 20,728 vehicles, a 5.4 perceny improvement over August 2010 and the company's highest August volume since 2007.  On a year-to-date basis, the 159,814 vehicles sold represent a 10.5 percent increase over the same period last year.  

American Suzuki Motor Corporation sold 2,409 vehicles in August, a 32 percent jump vs. last year and year-to-date sales 18,258, a gain of 19 percent.

Jaguar Land Rover North America reported August 2011 sales of 3,617, down 9 percent from a year ago. Land Rover sales for the month were 2,807, up 10 percent from August 2010 and Jaguar sales for the month were 810, down 43 percent due to model year changeover. For the full year 2011, Jaguar Land Rover North America is up 9 percent with 31,114 sold.

Porsche Cars North America announced August 2011 sales of 2,184 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent compared to the same period last year. To date in 2011, Porsche sales are 20,494, a 30.4 percent increase year-to-date.