Tuesday, April 2, 2013

March 2013 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors sold 245,950 vehicles in the United States in March, up 6.4 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 4 percent, fleet sales were up 12 percent and the fleet mix was 27 percent of total sales. Year-to-date total GM sales are 664,963, up 9.3 percent.

Ford Motor Company sold 236,160 vehicles in March, a 5.7 percent increase over March 2012 for the best sales results since May 2007, and year-to-date Ford has sold 598,483 vehicles, an 11 percent gain over the first quarter of 2012.

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. reported March 2013 sales of 205,342, up 1.0 percent over the year-ago month. For the first quarter, TMS reported sales of 529,444, up 8.7 percent on an unadjusted raw volume basis.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 171,606, a 5 percent increase compared with sales in March 2012 and the group's best monthly sales since December 2007. Year-to-date sales are 428,352, an 8 percent increase over 2012.

Nissan North America reported March U.S. sales of 137,726, up 1 percent from last year's total and marking the best month in NNA history. Nissan Division also posted its highest volume month ever, with 126,623 deliveries, up 0.4 percent. Infiniti deliveries totaled 11,103, up 9 percent from last March. Year-to-date sales are 318,281, down 1.3 percent from the quarter of 2012.

Hyundai Motor America March sales of 68,306, down just two percent versus the best volume month Hyundai ever recorded last year.  The first quarter of 2013 was the best in Hyundai's history with sales of 164,330, a drop of less tha half a percent from the first quarter of 2012. 

Kia Motors America reported March sales of 49,125, down 14.6 percent from March of 2012. Year-to-date sales are 126,932, down 8 percent from the first quarter of 2012.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 37,704 in March, a 3.1 percent increase over prior year sales and best March since 1973. Year-to-date sales are 98,178, a 4 percent gain over 2012. Separately, Audi reported March 2013 sales of 13,253 vehicles, a 14.4 percent increase over the previous March record set last year. Year-to-date Audi sales are 34,186, up 16 percent over the first quarter of last year.

Subaru of America reported 36,701 vehicle sales for March 2013, which represents the best-ever sales month for the company and a 13 percent increase over March 2012. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 92,527, a 15 percent increase over the same period in 2012 and the best first quarter in company history.

Mazda North American Operations reported March U.S. sales of 32,028 vehicles, a decrease of 1.1 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales of 78,283 through March are down 4.6 percent versus last year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported March sales of 33,149 vehicles, an increase of 11.2 percent from the same month a year ago.  Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) sales of 78,957 is up 4.3 percent over the first three months of 2012.  

Mercedes-Benz USA reported record March sales of 24,646, a 6.5 percent increase over March 2012, resulting in year-to-date sales of 69,187, up 12.5 percent.  Combined sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger vehicles, smart and Sprinter for the month totaled 27,104, up 6.3 percent, and year-to-date up 12.4 percent at 75,214.

Porsche Cars North America announced record March sales of 3,487 vehicles, an increase of 41 percent. For the year so far, PCNA has delivered 9,650 vehicles, an increase of 34.8 percent, marking the best first quarter in PCNA history.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.