Tuesday, September 4, 2012

August 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported August sales of 240,520 vehicles in the United States, up 10 percent compared with a year ago.  GM increased its sales to retail customers by 11 percent, making August its best retail month of the year.  Sales to fleet customers were up 6 percent compared with a year ago. General Motors year-to-date sales of 1,757,470 through August is a 3.7 percent rise over last year.

Ford Motor Company had August sales of 197,249, up 12.6 percent over 2011 and 19 percent for retail sales. Year-to-date sales of 1,514,838 is a 6 percent gain over 2011.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported August 2012 sales results of 188,520, an increase of 45.6 percent from the year-ago month. The Toyota Division posted total August sales of 164,283, an increase of 47.5 percent from the year-ago month. The Lexus Division reported total sales of 24,237 in August, up 33.9 percent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date sales are 1,399,514, a 30.4 percent improvement over 2011.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 148,472, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in August 2011, and the group’s best August sales since 2007. Year-to-date Chrysler sales of 1,108,629 is a 26 percent gain over the same eight months of 2011.

American Honda reported August 2012 U.S. sales of 131,321, an increase of 59.5 percent compared with August 2011. The Honda Division posted August 2012 sales of 115,675, an increase of 57.9 percent compared with August 2011. Acura's U.S. August sales of 15,646 increased 72.8 percent compared with August 2011. Year-to-date sales for both brands are 949,247, a 23.2 percent gain over 2011.

Nissan North America reported August U.S. sales of 98,515, up 7.6 percent.  Nissan Division sales increased 5.9 percent for the month at 87,360. Sales of 11,155 Infiniti vehicles is up 23.6 percent over the prior year. Year-to-date sales of 774,577, is a 13.7 percent increase over 2011.

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time August sales record of 61,099, a 4 percent increase compared with the same period a year ago and the best August sales level in company history, topping the Cash for Clunkers mark set in 2009. Year-to-date sales are 479,789, an 8.8 percent gain over 2011.

Kia Motors America recorded it's 24th consecutive monthly record with sales of 50,028, up 21.5 percent over 2011. Year-to-date Kia sales of 386,809 is a 16.6 percent gain over the first eight months of 2011.

Subaru of America reported sales of 28,293 vehicles for the month of August, a 35.8 percent increase over 2011.  Year-to-date sales of 217,780 is a 24.7 percent increase over prior year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 22,553 vehicles, a decrease of 5.7 percent from the 23,924 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 7.6 percent on sales of 208,268 in the first eight months of 2012 compared to 193,565 in the same period in 2011.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported August sales of 20,557, up 11.3 percent from August of last year for its Mercedes-Benz models, delivering a record year-to-date total of 168,462 new vehicles, up 13.5 percent over 2011.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 41,011 in August, a 62.5 percent increase over prior year sales for the best August since 1973.  Year-to-date sales of 286,750 is a 37.6 percent increase over 2011. Separately, Audi reported record-setting August sales of 11,527 new vehicles representing a 13 percent increase above the previous record set in August of last year. Year-to-date Audi has sold 88,392 vehicles, a 17.5 percent increase over the first 8 months of 2011.

Mazda North American Operations reported August U.S. sales of 22,234 vehicles, a decrease of 1.8 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales of 185,349 through August is up 11.8 percent versus last year.

Porsche Cars North America announced August 2012 sales of 3,026 vehicles, an increase of 39 percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 22,279 cars in the U.S., a 9 percent increase over last year.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported August 2012 sales of 4,249, down 46.8 percent compared to August 2011. 

American Suzuki reported August 2012 sales of 1,968.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.