Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported total sales of 167,962 vehicles in the United States in January, down 6 percent compared with a very strong January 2011. 

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 136,710 vehicles in January, a 7 percent increase versus year-old levels. The Ford brand totaled 131,589 vehicles in January, making it the best January sales month for the Ford brand since 2008.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported monthly sales results of 124,540, a 7.5 percent gain over the year-ago month. Toyota Division passenger cars recorded sales of 67,602 units, up 20.1 percent over January 2012. Lexus reported passenger car sales of 6,069 units, up 9.1 percent over January 2011.

Chrysler Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 101,149, a 44 percent increase compared with sales in January 2011, the group's best January sales since 2008.

American Honda reported January 2012 monthly new-vehicle sales of 83,009, an increase of 8.8 percent over January 2011. The Honda Division posted January 2012 sales of 74,628, an increase of 9.3 percent year-over-year and the Acura Division's January sales totaled 8,381, up 5.3 percent compared to January 2011.

Nissan North America January sales of 79,313 was an increase of 10.4 percent over January 2011.  Nissan Division sales rose 12.5 percent for the month to 72,517 while sales of Infiniti vehicles fell 8.2 percent from the prior year to 6,796.

Hyundai Motor America announced all-time record January sales of 42,694 units, up 15 percent versus 2011. 

Kia Motors America had record January sales of 35,517, a 27.8 percent increase over the same period in 2011 for its 17th straight monthly sales record. 

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 27,209 in January, a 47.9 percent increase over prior January sales. Separately, Audi reported its 13th straight record-setting month of sales with 9,354 vehicles sold in January 2012, a 19.7 percent increase over 2011.

Mazda North American Operations reported its best January since 1994 with U.S. sales of 23,996, an increase of 68.2 percent versus last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA sold 21,726 vehicles in January, a 25.8 percent increase over January 2011, the highest January volume in the company's history. 

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 19,739 vehicles, an increase of 5.8 percent from the same month a year ago.

Subaru of America reported record vehicle sales for January 2012 of 22,807 vehicles, a gain of 21 percent over January 2011.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported January 2012 sales of 4,711, down 17.6 percent from January 2011.

Volvo Cars North America had sales of 4,461 in January, a 4 percent increase over January 2011.

Jaguar sold 985 cars in January, 5 percent more than last January and Land Rover had sales of 3,205, a 41 percent jump from a year ago bringing combined JLR sales to 4,190 for January, a 31 percent rise.

Porsche Cars North America announced January 2012 sales of 2,550 vehicles a 6 percent increase over January 2011.

American Suzuki sold 1,505 vehicles in January, a 41 percent drop from a year ago.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.