Wednesday, April 4, 2012

March 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported total sales of 209,306 vehicles in February, up 1.1 percent compared with the company’s very strong February 2011 results. Year-to-date sales are 377,268, down 9.2 percent from the first three months of last year.

Ford posted its best March U.S. sales month since 2007 with a sales total of 223,418 vehicles for March, a 5 percent gain over year-ago levels. For the first quarter, Ford Motor Company's sales were up 9 percent versus year-ago levels, totaling 539,247 vehicles sold.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported its best March results since 2008 with sales of 203,282, an increase of 15.4 percent over the year-ago month. For the first quarter, TMS reported sales of 487,284 vehicles, an increase of 12.3 percent on an unadjusted raw volume basis. The Toyota Division posted March total sales of 183,142, an increase of 17.7 percent year-over-year.  The Lexus Division reported total sales of 20,140, down 2.6 percent year-over-year.

Chrysler reported U.S. sales of 163,381, a 34 percent increase compared with sales in March 2011, the best monthly sales in four years. Chrysler Group recorded its 24th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains and its 10th-consecutive month of sales increases of at least 20 percent. Year-to-date sales of 398,051 is a 36 percent increase over last year's first quarter.

Nissan North America reported March U.S. sales of 136,317, an increase of 12.5 percent, and a record for any month in the company's history.  Nissan Division sales also set a new sales record, up 14.8 percent for the month at 126,132 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were 10,185, down 9.8 percent from the prior year.

American Honda reported March 2012 monthly new-vehicle sales of 126,999, a decrease of 8.4 percent over a strong March 2011. The Honda Division posted March 2012 sales of 115,833, a decrease of 7.7 percent year-over-year. The Acura Division's March sales totaled 11,166, down 14.6 percent compared to March 2011.

Motor America announced an all-time monthly sales record of 69,728, up 13 percent over last March, which held the previous record.  For the first quarter, Hyundai sales were 163,573, up 15 percent over 2011.

Kia Motors America had an all-time best monthly sales total of 57,505, a 30.2-percent increase over the same period in 2011.Year-to-date sales are 138,060, a 31.8 percent increase over last year.

of America reported 36,588 units sold in March, a 34.6 percent increase over prior year sales and best March since 1973.  Year-to-date VW has sold 94,373 vehicles, a 40.8 percent rise over the same period last year. Audi reported its 15th straight record-setting month of sales with 11,585 vehicles sold in March, an increase of 18 percent over March 2011. Year-over-year vehicle sales of 29,470 was a gain of 16.1 percent  compared to 2011.

Subaru of America reported record sales for March 2012 of 32,387 vehicles, a 20.3 percent gain over March 2011.  Year-to-date sales of 80,568 is a 19.4 percent gain over last year. March 2012 was the second best sales month in Subaru history, behind only December 2011.

Mazda North American Operations reported March U.S. sales of 32,376 vehicles, representing an increase of 4.8 percent versus last year and best total month of sales since March 2008. Year-to-date sales of 82,023 through March are up 27.1 percent versus last year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 29,806 vehicles, an increase of 13 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) achieved its best first quarter sales since the record year of 2007 retailing 75,729 vehicles, up 16.6 percent compared vehicles sold in the first three months of 2011. 

USA reported a record March with sales of 23,134 for its Mercedes-Benz models, a 7.7 percent improvement over March 2011 leading to the highest first quarter volume on record with sales of 61,513, up 15.3 percent.  Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled 25,508, up 13.1 percent, and for the year-to-date 66,906, up 19.5 percent.

Jaguar Land Rover North America reported March 2012 sales: Land Rover sales for the month were 4,199 up 22 percent from 2011; Jaguar sales for the month were 1,321 up 51 percent from 2011; Jaguar Land Rover North America sales for the month were up 30 percent from  2011. Through the first three months of 2012 Jaguar Land Rover North America is up 29 percent.

American Suzuki sales were 2,631 in March a gain of 5 percent over March 2011 and year-to-date sales are 6,561, a 2 percent decline from last year.

Cars North America announced March sales of 2,460 vehicles, a five percent decrease from a year ago.  For the year, Porsche has sold 7,159 cars in the U.S., which is a two percent increase over last year's sales.