Monday, June 3, 2013

May 2013 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors sold 252,894 vehicles in the United States in May, up 3 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 9 percent, fleet sales were down 10 percent and the fleet mix was 26 percent of total sales. Year-to-date General Motors has sold 1,155,503 vehicles a 9.9 percent increase over last year. 

Ford's U.S. May sales of 246,585 was a 14 percent rise, with car volume up 9 percent, utility vehicle sales advancing 15 percent and truck deliveries jumping 18 percent. Year-to-date sales of 1,057,652 is a 13 percent increase over 2012.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported monthly sales of 207,952 in May 2013, up 2.5 percent from May 2012.Toyota Division posted May 2013 sales of 185,723, up 2.3 percent year-over-year while Lexus reported May 2013 sales of 22,229, up 3.6 percent compared to 2012. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 913,556, up 5.2 percent from 2012.

Chrysler Group  reported U.S. sales of 166,596, an 11 percent increase compared with sales in May 2012, and the group's best May sales since 2007. Year-to-date sales are 751,646, up 9 percent from a year ago.

American Honda reported May 2013 U.S. sales of 140,013, up 4.5 percent compared with May 2012. The Honda brand posted May 2013 sales of 125,649, an increase of 5.2 percent compared with May 2012.  Acura brand U.S. May sales of 14,364 units decreased 1.5 percent compared with May 2012.

Nissan North America set a new May U.S. sales record with 114,457 deliveries, an increase of 24.7 percent over May 2012. The Nissan division also set a new May record, with 106,558 sales, up 31.2 percent over last year. Infiniti sales in May totaled 7,899, down 25.4 percent from last May.  Year-to-date Infiniti sales are 42,119, a 4.1 percent decline from a year ago.

Hyundai Motor America May sales of 68,358, up two percent versus the same period in 2012 and up about eight percent over a very strong April. It was the company's second-best sales month of all-time, second only to March 2012, and the fastest daily-selling rate ever. Year-to-date sales are 296,003, up one percent over 2011.

Kia Motors America reported best-ever May sales of 52,327, a one percent gain over last year. Year-to-date Kia sales are 226,815, a 4.4 percent decline from last year.

Volkswagen of America reported May sales of 38,013, a 1.7 percent decrease over prior year sales. Year-to-date sales of 169,835 is a decline of 0.4 percent from 2012. Separately, Audi reported May 2013 sales of 13,228 vehicles, a 15 percent increase over the previous May record set last year. Year-to-date Audi sales are 60,571, a 15.4 percent gain over 2012.

of America reported historic-high vehicle sales of 39,892 for May 2013, shattering previous monthly sales records.  May 2013 sales represent a 34 percent increase over May 2012 and the best sales month in company history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru total 165,362, a 21 percent increase over the same period in 2012.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 31,174 vehicles, an increase of 10.1 percent from the 28,321 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 6.3 percent on sales of 139,142 in the first five months of 2013 compared to 130,843 in the same period in 2012.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported another month of record highs with sales reaching 27,359, an 8.3 percent increase over May 2012.  Sales volumes at Mercedes-Benz jumped 9.8 percent last month, bringing year-to-date totals for the brand to a record high of 117,535.  Sprinter Van year-to-date sales increased 5.3 percent from the same time last year to 7,517, combining with steady momentum from smart at 3,678 to round out MBUSA's year-to-date totals of 128,730.

Mazda North American Operations reported May U.S. sales of 24,270 vehicles, an increase of 19.2 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales are 122,447, down 1.2 percent from last year.

Porsche Cars North America announced May 2013 sales of 3,928 vehicles. This is the best May sales month – and second best month ever – in PCNA history and compares to 2,852 vehicles sold in May 2012, an increase of 38 percent. For the year, PCNA has delivered 17,609 vehicles in the U.S., up 31 percent over last year's all-time record sales year.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.