Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported total U.S. sales of 234,351 vehicles in December, up 4.7 percent compared with December 2010.  Sales for the calendar year were 2,503,820, up 3.7 percent.

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales in December were 210,140, a 10 percent rise over 2010 and for the full year sales reached 2,148,806, an 11 percent gain over last year.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported December 2011 sales results of 178,131, flat compared to the same period last year. For the full year, TMS reported annual sales of 1,644,661 vehicles, down 6.7 percent from the same period in 2010 as inventory continued to recover from shortages due to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. 

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 138,019, a 37 percent increase compared with sales in December 2010, the group's best monthly sales since May 2008. For the year, Chrysler Group sales totaled 1,369,114, up 26 percent versus sales in 2010.

American Honda reported December monthly new-vehicle sales of 105,230, a decrease of 18.8 percent on a daily selling-rate basis. American Honda's 2011 annual vehicle sales totaled 1,147,285, a decrease of 7.1 percent compared to 2010.

Nissan North America reported record December U.S. sales of 100,927, an increase of 7.7 percent.  NNA finished the calendar year with 2011 sales totaling 1,042,534, 14.7 percent higher than 2010.

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 50,765 vehicles in December, a 13 percent increase compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. For the year, Hyundai sales were 645,691, up 20 percent versus 2010.

Kia Motors America reported record December sales of 43,390 units, a 42.5 percent increase over the same period in 2010, which contributed to the Kia's best-ever full-year sales of 485,492, a jump of 36.3 percent over 2010.

Volkswagen of America reported December sales totaled 32,502, up 36.2 percent over 2010, marking the best December since 1972. 2011 sales of 324,402 was a 26.3 percent increase over prior year sales. Separately, Audi announced December 2011 sales of 12,655, a 20 percent increase over the same period last year, a new all-time monthly record. 2011 sales were a record 117,561, 15.7 percent over 2010. 

BMW Group reported December sales of 32,545 vehicles, an increase of 17.9 percent from the same month a year ago. In 2011, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) achieved its best sales since the record year of 2007 retailing 305,418 vehicles, up 14.9 percent compared to the vehicles sold in 2010.

Subaru of America reported December sales of 33,701, a 26.3 percent jump over the same month a year ago. For 2011, sales of 266,989 represent a 1.2 percent gain over 2010. Subaru has now posted sales records in each of the past three years and Subaru is the only manufacturer in the US to have posted four successive years of sales growth.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported 28,006 vehicles were sold in December, a 30.4 percent improvement over December 2010 and for the year sold 264,460 vehicles in 2011, representing the highest annual volume on record with a 17.5 percent increase over 2010. 

Mazda North American Operations reported December U.S. sales of 22,353 vehicles, an increase of 4.1 percent versus last year. For 2011, Mazda's U.S. sales were 250,426, up 9.1 percent over 2010.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported December 2011 sales of 5,032, up 3.2 percent from December 2010.  Mitsubishi's 2011 sales of 79,020 finished 41.9 percent more than sales in calendar year 2010, its highest full-year sales total since 2008.

Jaguar December sales of 1,137 was a 4 percent drop from December 2010 and for the year Jag sales were 12,276 down 8 percent. Land Rover sales were 4,743 in December, up 28 percent over the same month last year and came in at 38,099 for the year, a 20 percent increase over 2011. Combined, Jaguar Land Rover December sales were 5,880, a 21 percent gain and for the year sales were 50,375, up 11 percent over 2011.    

Porsche Cars North America announced December sales of 1,834, a 28.6 drop from December 2010. Porsche 2011 sales of 29,023 vehicles is a 15 percent increase over last year.

American Suzuki sold 2,566 in December, a 3 percent drop from a year ago and for 2011 sold 26,619 vehicles, a gain over 11 percent over 2010.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.