Tuesday, June 5, 2012

May 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported May sales of 245,256 vehicles in the United States, up 11 percent year over year and the highest monthly total since August 2009.  GM retail sales were up 14 percent year-over-year and the retail mix was 70 percent.  Overall, year-to-date GM has sold 1,066,963 vehicles.

Ford Motor Company May sales of 216,267 was a 12.6 percent rise over last year and year-to-date sales are 935,864, a 6.5 percent increase over 2011.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported sales of 202,973, an increase of  87.3 percent over the year-ago month on a raw volume basis. The Toyota Division posted May total sales of 181,510, up 88.9 percent over the year-ago month. The Lexus Division reported total sales of 21,463 was up 74.4 compared to last year. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 868,301, a gain of 23.7 percent over 2011.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 150,041, a 30 percent increase compared with sales in May 2011. Year-to-date sales of 689,257, is a 33 percent gain over last year.

American Honda reported May 2012 U.S. sales of 133,997, an increase of 47.6 percent compared to May 2011. The Honda Division posted May 2012 sales of 119,411, an increase of 46 percent compared to May 2011. Acura's U.S. May sales of 14,586 was an increase of 62.1 percent compared to May 2011.

Nissan North America reported May U.S. sales of 91,794, up 20.5 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 16.4 percent for the month at 81,202 units. Sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 65.8 percent over the prior year to 10,592. Year-to-date sales are 485,484, up 12.1 percent from the first 5 months of 2011.

Hyundai Motor America had an all-time May sales record of 67,019, up more than 13 percent over last year's all-time May record, and the second best sales month in company history. Year-to-date Hyundai has sold 292,856 vehicles, an 11.1 percent increase over 2011.

Kia Motors America best-ever May sales of 51,771 was a 7.4-percent increase over the same period last year.  Year-to-date sales of 237,381, is up 18.7 percent.

Volkswagen of America sold 38,657 vehicles in May, a 36 percent jump and year-to-date sales are 170,555, up 36 percent from 2011. Separately, Audi of America sold a record 11,503 for a 10 percent gain over 2011 for a year-to-date total of 52,494 vehicles, a 15 percent increase over the first five months of 2011.

Subaru of America reported record sales for May 2012 of 29,724, a 48 percent gain over May 2011 and year-to-date sales of 136,602 is a 22 percent gain over prior year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 28,321, an increase of 7.1 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group has sold 130,843, up 12.2  percent gain for the first five months of 2012.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported May sales of 22,515 for its Mercedes-Benz models, a 19.2 percent improvement over May 2011, delivering a year-to-date total of 106,364 new vehicles to customers, up 17.8 percent.  Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled 25,259, up 24.4 percent bringing a year-to-date total of 117,231, up 22.8 percent, making this the company's highest May on record.

Mazda North American Operations reported May U.S. sales of 20,357 vehicles, an increase of 13.9 percent versus last year. On a calendar year-to-date basis, Mazda's sales are up 20.2 percent with 123,886 vehicles sold.

Volvo Cars North America sold 6,246 vehicles in May, a 15 percent decline from last year and year-to-date Volvo sales are 27,511, a 6 percent drop.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported May 2012 sales of 5,575, its second best month of sales since September 2011, but still 26 percent below the level of sales in May 2011.

Jaguar Land Rover sales were 4,513 in May, up 8 percent over May 2011 with Jaguar sales at 1,075, down 15 percent and Land Rover sales at 3,438, a 19 percent gain. Year-to-date JLR sales are 22,865, up 19 percent with Jaguar contributing 5,476, a 9 percent increase and Land Rover 17,389, up 23 percent.

Porsche Cars North America announced May 2012 sales of 2,852 vehicles, an increase of one percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 13,448 cars in the U.S., which is a 3 percent increase over last year.

American Suzuki sold 2,360 vehicles in May, up 3 percent over 2011 and year-to-date has sales of 10,695, a drop of 4 percent from last year.