Tuesday, October 2, 2012

September 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported its highest September U.S. sales since 2008 selling 210,245 vehicles, up 1.5 percent compared with a year ago. GM's year-to-date total sales of 1,967,715 is a 3.4 percent rise over 2011.

Ford Motor Company September sales of 174,976 was a one tenth of a percent decline from September 2011 and year-to-date sales of 1,689,814 is up 5.4 percent from the first 9 months of last year.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported September 2012 sales results of 171,910, an increase of 41.5 percent compared to the same period last year. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 1,571,424, up 31.6 percent over the first nine months of 2011. The Toyota Division posted September total sales of 151,524, an increase of 42.3 percent for a year-to-date total of 1,400,434, a 32.3 percent gain while Lexus division sold 20,386 vehicles in September, up 36 percent and so far in 2012 has sold 170,990 vehicles for a 26.1 percent increase over 2011.

Chrysler reported U.S. sales of 142,041, a 12 percent increase compared with sales in September 2011, and the best September sales since 2007. Year-to-date sales of 1,250,670 is a 24 percent jump over last year.

American Honda September 2012 U.S. sales of 117,211, an increase of 30.9 percent compared with September 2011. The Honda Division posted September 2012 sales of 102,845, an increase of 29.3 percent compared with September 2011. Acura's U.S. September sales of 14,366 was an increase of 43.5 percent compared with September 2011. Year-to-date Honda has sold 1,066,458 vehicles, up 24 percent over 2011.

Nissan North America reported September U.S. sales of 91,907, down 1.1 percent. Nissan Division sales of 82,462 was a decrease of 2.4 percent while Infiniti sales vehicles were 9,445, up 11.4 percent over the prior year. Year-to-date Nissan sales are 866,484, up 11.9 percent.

Hyundai Motor America reported a record of 60,025 sales for September, up 15 percent for the month and 539,814 sales for the first nine months of the year versus 2011, up 10 percent.   

Kia Motors America September sales of 48,105 was a 35.1 percent increase over the same period in 2011. Year-to-date Kia sales of 434,914, is an 18.4 percent gain over 2011.

Volkswagen of America reported September sales of 36,339, a 34.4 percent increase over prior year sales, the best September since 1972, and year-to-date sales of 323,089 was a 37.2 percent increase over 2011. Separately, Audi of America reported its 21st consecutive month of record performance with sales of 12,302, a 26.5 percent increase above the old mark set in September 2011. Total Audi sales year-to-date of 100,694 was a gain of 18.5 percent from last year, a year-to-date record.

Subaru of America reported sales of 27,683 vehicles for the month of September, a 32 percent increase over September 2011.  Subaru also reported year-to-date sales of 245,463, which represents an impressive 25.5 percent increase over prior year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported September sales of 26,660, an increase of 3.5 percent from the 25,749 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 7.1 percent on sales of 234,928 in the first nine months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

Mazda North American Operations reported September U.S. sales of 24,135, a decrease of 5.4 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales of 209,482 through September are up 9.5 percent versus last year.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported record September sales of 23,156 for its Mercedes-Benz models, up 7 percent, delivering a record year-to-date total of 191,618 new vehicles to customers, up 12.7 percent. Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled a record for MBUSA of 25,980, up 8.7 percent bringing the year-to-date total to 214,331, up 16.7 percent.

Mitsubishi sales were 4,806, down 17.2 percent compared to September 2011.

Porsche Cars North America announced September 2012 sales of 2,736, an increase of 26.1 percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 25,015 cars in the U.S., a 10.4 percent increase over last September's year-to-date sales.

American Suzuki reported September 2012 sales of 1,921 units.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.