Thursday, March 1, 2012

February 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported total sales of 209,306 vehicles in February, up 1.1 percent compared with GM’s very strong February 2011 results.  For the first two months of 2012 GM has sold 377,268 vehicles, a decrease of 2.2 percent compared to January and February 2011.

Ford Motor Company sold  179,119 vehicles in February, a 14 percent increase versus year-ago levels. The Ford brand was up 14 percent, while Lincoln posted a 16 percent increase versus year-ago levels. Year-to-date Ford sales are 315,829, 11.2 percent higher than a year ago.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported monthly sales results of 159,423 in February, a 12.4 percent gain on an unadjusted raw volume basis. Year-to-date sales are 283,963, a 10.2 percent increase over last year.

Group LLC reported U.S. sales of 133,521 units, a 40 percent increase compared with sales in February 2011, and the group’s best February sales since 2008. Year-to-date Chrysler has sold 234,670 vehicles, a 42 percent jump over last year.

American Honda Motor reported February 2012 monthly new-vehicle sales of 110,157, an increase of 7.8 percent over February 2011, based on the daily selling rate. Year-to-date sales are 193,166, an 8.5 percent increase over 2011.

Nissan North America reported record February U.S. sales of 106,731 versus a year earlier, an increase of 15.5 percent over last February's record total.Year-to-date Nissan sales are 186,044, a 13.3 percent gain over last year.

Hyundai Motor America announced all-time record February sales of 51,151 units, up 18 percent versus 2011. Year-to-date sales are 93,845, a gain of 16.2 percent over 2011.

Kia Motors America announced it's best ever February sales of 45,038 a 37.3 percent increase over the same period in 2011.  Year-to-date sales are 80,555, up 32.9 percent from last year.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 30,577 in February, a 42.5 percent increase over prior year sales and best February since 1973.  Year-to-date sales of 57,786 is a 45 percent spike from the first two months of 2011. Separately, Audi reported its 14th straight record-setting month of sales with 8,531 vehicles sold in February 2012, up 10 percent versus last year. Year-over-year vehicle sales are 17,885, up 14.9 percent year-to-date compared to 2011.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported February sales of 26,184 vehicles, an increase of 31.5 percent from the 19,919 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW has sold 45,923, a 19 percent increase over the first two months of 2011.

Mazda North American Operations reported February U.S. sales of 25,651 vehicles, an increase of 32.3 percent versus last year and best February total sales since 1994.  On a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis, Mazda's February 2012 sales were up 27.0 percent.  Year-to-date sales through February are up 47.5 percent (44.5 percent DSR) versus last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported February sales of 19,679 vehicles, a 21.7 percent improvement over February 2011 and the highest February volume on record.  On a year-to-date basis, the 41,398 vehicles sold represent a 23.8 percent increase.

Jaguar Land Rover North America reported February 2012 sales: Land Rover sales for the month were 3,255 up 27 percent from 2011; Jaguar sales for the month were 1,022 up 48 percent from 2011; Jaguar Land Rover North America sales for the month were 4,277 up 32 percent from 2011.

American Suzuki sold 2,425 vehicles in February, up 48 percent from last year and year-to-date sales are 3,930, 7 percent less than a year ago.

Porsche Cars North America announced February 2012 sales of 2,149 vehicles, a 6.4 percent increase over last February.

Sales data will updated as manufacturers report.