Wednesday, August 1, 2012

July 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported July U.S. sales of 201,237 vehicles, down 6 percent compared with a year ago.  Sales to retail customers declined 3 percent.  Sales to rental fleet customers declined 41 percent, in line with the company’s previous guidance. Year-to-date sales of 1,516,950, is a 2.7 gain over 2011.

Ford Motor Company's July U.S. sales totaled 173,966, a 3.8 percent decline due to lower fleet sales while July retail sales grew 2 percent compared with last year. Year-to-date, Ford sales are 1,317,589, a 5.1 percent gain over 2011.   

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported July sales of 164,898, up 26.1 percent on an unadjusted raw volume basis. Year-to-date, Toyota sales are 1,210,994, a 28.3 percent gain over the first 7 months of 2011.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 126,089, a 13 percent increase compared with sales in July 2011 and the group's best July sales since 2007. Year-to-date sales of 960,157 is a 28 percent increase over 2011.

American Honda reported July 2012 U.S. sales of 116,944, an increase of 45.3 percent compared with July 2011. The Honda Division posted July 2012 sales of 104,119, an increase of 46.4 percent compared with July 2011. Acura’s U.S. July sales of 12,825 increased 36.4 percent compared with July 2011. Year-to-date sales are 817,926, an 18.9 percent increase over last year.
Nissan North America reported July U.S. sales of 98,341, up 16.2 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 12.3 percent for the month at 86,722 while sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 56.8 percent over the prior year, to 11,619. Year-to-date sales of 676,062 is a 14.7 percent increase of 2011.

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time July sales record of 62,021 units, up four percent over last year's all-time July record and up 9.5 percent, year-to-date with sales of 418,690.

Kia Motors America had its best-ever July sales of 48,074, a 5.6-percent increase over the same period last year.  KMA's year-to-date sales are 336,781, up 15.9 percent over 2011.

Volkswagen of America reported July sales of 37,014, a 27.3 percent increase over prior year sales for the best July since 1973. Year-to-date VW sales are 245,739, a 34.1 percent increase. Separately, Audi established a new July record, with sales of 11,707, a 28 percent increase above the old mark set in July 2011. Audi sales of 76,865, up 18.2 percent for the first seven months of 2012 set a year-to-date record, as well.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported July sales of 27,152 vehicles, an increase of 4 percent from the 26,120 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 9.5 percent on sales of 185,715 in the first seven months of 2012 compared to 169,641 in the same period in 2011.

Subaru of America reported record sales for the month of July of 25,183 vehicles, a 16 percent increase over July 2011 with year-to-date sales of 189,487, a 23 percent increase over prior year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported July sales of 19,311 for its Mercedes-Benz models, delivering a record year-to-date total of 147,905 new vehicles to customers, up 13.8%. Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter of the month totaled 22,294, up 5.8% bringing an MBUSA year-to-date total of 164,912, up 18.6%

Mazda North American Operations reported July U.S. sales of 19,318 vehicles, decrease of 7 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through July are 163,115, up 13.9 percent.

Motors North America reported July 2012 sales of 4,194 units, down 47.4 percent compared to July 2011.  

Cars North America announced July 2012 sales of 2,803 vehicles, an increase of one percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 19,253 cars in the U.S., a five percent increase over last year.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.