Thursday, November 1, 2012

October 2012 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors reported October sales of 195,764, up 4.7 percent versus a year ago for its highest October sales in the United States since 2007. Year-over-year sales to retail customers were up 7 percent and sales to fleet customers were down 2 percent.  Year-to-date GM sales are 2,163,479, a 3.6 percent gain over 2011.

Ford Motor Company sold 168,456 vehicles in the U.S. in October, unchanged from a year ago while retail sales are up 2 percent compared to last year. Year-to-date sales are 1,858,270, up 4.9 percent from 2011.
Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported October monthly sales of 155,242, up 15.8 percent. Year-to-date Toyota sales of 1,726,666 is a 30 percent increase over the first 10 months of last year. 

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 126,185, a 10 percent increase compared with sales in October 2011, and the group's best October sales since 2007 and the 31st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. FIAT brand's 89 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any Chrysler Group brand for the month. Year-to-date sales of 1,376,855 is a 23 percent increase over 2011.

American Honda reported October 2012 U.S. sales of 106,973, an increase of 8.8 percent compared with October 2011. The Honda Division posted October 2012 sales of 94,810, an increase of 8.7 percent compared with October 2011. Acura U.S. October sales of 12,163 increased 9.4 percent compared with October 2011. Year-to-date American Honda sales are 1,173,431, a 22.5 percent rise over 2011.

Nissan North America reported October U.S. sales of 79,685, down 3.2 percent. Nissan Division sales of 70,928, was a decrease of 6 percent while sales of Infiniti vehicles were up 27.6 percent over the prior year, to 8,757 units. Year-to-date sales are 946,169, a gain of 10.5 percent over 2011.

Hyundai Motor America announced sales of 50,271 vehicles in October, a four percent total sales decline compared with the same record-setting period a year ago. Sales are 590,085, up 8.2 percent through the first 10 months of the year versus 2011.

Kia Motors America announced best-ever October sales with 42,452 units sold, a 12.6-percent increase over the same period in 2011. Kia's year-to-date sales are up 17.8-percent over 2011.
Volkswagen of America reported October sales of 34,311, a 22.4 percent increase over prior year sales, and 357,400 year-to-date, a 35.6 percent increase and the best October since 1972. In just 10 months of sales, this marks the best calendar year since 1973. Separately, Audi reported record-setting October sales of 11,708 new vehicles representing a 14.5 percent increase above the previous record set in October of last year and marking the 22th consecutive month of record U.S. sales. Year-to-date sales are 112,402, up 18.1 percent from 2011.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported October sales of 32,339 vehicles, an increase of 18.5 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group is up 8.4 percent on sales of 267,267 in the first ten months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

Subaru of America reported 26,119 sales for the month of October, a 30 percent increase over October 2011.  The company also announced record breaking annual sales of  271,582, a 26 percent increase over 2011. This marks the company's fifth year of sales growth and fourth successive sales record.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported record October sales of 23,978 for its Mercedes-Benz models, up 5.9 percent, delivering a record year-to-date total of 215,596 new vehicles to customers, up 11.9 percent. Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled a record for MBUSA overall with sales of 26,642, up 9 percent, bringing the year-to-date total to 240,973, up 15.8 percent.

Mazda North American Operations reported October U.S. sales of 18,622 vehicles, representing an increase of 1.6 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through October are up 8.8 percent versus last year.

Mitsubishi sales were 3,981, down 9.1 percent compared to October 2011. That total however is impacted by models that ended their production in 2011.  Total sales of models currently in production were up 7.0 percent for the month compared to October 2011.

Porsche Cars North America announced October 2012 sales of 3,211 vehicles, an increase of 41 percent. For the year, Porsche has sold 28,226 cars in the U.S., a 13 percent increase over last October.

American Suzuki Motor reported October 2012 sales of 2,023 units, a 5 percent increase from October 2011. 

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.