Friday, January 3, 2014

December and Full Year 2013 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors delivered 230,157 vehicles in December, down 6 percent versus a year ago with retail sales were down 6 percent and fleet sales were down 9 percent. For 2013 GM delivered 2.8 million vehicles in the United States with retail sales increasing 11 percent and total sales up 7 percent compared with 2012.

Ford Motor Company December sales were 218,058 vehicles up 2 percent with retail up 3 percent while 2013 U.S. sales totaled 2,493,918 vehicles, up 14 percent.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported December 2013 sales results of 190,843, an decrease 1.7 percent from year-ago month. Full year 2013 sales of 2,236,042 is a 7.4 percent gain over last year.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 161,007, a 6 percent increase compared with sales in December 2012 (152,367), Chrysler's best December sales since 2007. Full-year Chrysler Group sales of 1,800,368 were up 9 percent in 2013, compared with sales during 2012.

American Honda reported 135,255 Honda and Acura vehicles were sold in December, eclipsing last December's strong sales by 1.9 percent. Total 2013 vehicle sales of 1,525,312, an increase of 7.2 percent for the year and the second-best result in company history. Honda Division annual sales reached 1,359,876 in 2013, a year-over-year increase of 7.4 percent and the second best all-time sales total for the Honda brand. The Acura Division posted year-to-date sales of 165,436, a 5.9-percent gain and the best result since 2007.

Nissan U.S. sales for December 2013 of 109,758 was an increase of 10.5 percent compared to last year. In 2013, Nissan sold 1,248,420 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 9.4 percent over 2012 and the best annual sales total in Nissan's history.

Motor America December sales of 63,005 was up six percent versus the same period in 2013, the best December in company history and the first December to break the 60,000 mark. Annual sales were 720,783, up 2.5 percent over a record setting 2012.

Kia Motors America reported December sales of 33,631, a 14.2 percent drop from a year ago and for the year Kia reported it's second-best annual sales of 535,179 vehicles, a 4 percent drop from 2012.

Volkswagen of America reported December deliveries of 34,015, a 22.7 percent drop from last December. 2013 full year sales of 407,704, down 6.9 percent from 2012. Separately, Audi set an all-time monthly sales record in December 2013 with sales of 17,013 new models, a 14.6 percent improvement over the previous monthly sales record set in December 2012. Audi achieved its fourth-consecutive year of record U.S. demand by recording full-year sales of 158,061, a 13.5 percent increase over the previous annual record set a year earlier.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported December sales of 43,981 vehicles, an increase of 0.3 percent from the 43,855 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. At year end, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 8.1 percent on sales of 375,782 compared to 347,583 in 2012, a new record for the BMW Group U.S.  

Subaru of America reported December 2013 sales of 40,172, the best December ever for the company, an increase of 9.6 percent over December 2012. For the year, record sales of 424,683 was an increase of 26.2 percent over the previous record of 336,441 vehicles, which was set in 2012.  This fifth consecutive record also represents the largest ever single-year increase in volume for the brand.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported its best-ever December for the Mercedes-Benz brand with sales of 33,007, increasing 17.3 percent and its highest annual sales volume with sales of 312,534 for the Mercedes-Benz brand in 2013, a 14 percent increase from the 274,134 vehicles sold in 2012. Sprinter Vans achieved an annual sales total of 21,816, gaining 4.2 percent. Adding 9,264 units from smart, MBUSA's year-end total hit a record 343,614, increasing 12.6 percent from the 305,072 vehicles sold the previous year.

Jaguar Land Rover North America reported December 2013 U.S. sales for both brands of 7,308, a 17 percent increase from 6,223 units in December 2012. Jaguar Land Rover North America sales for the year were 66,962, up 20 percent from 55,675 units in 2012. Jaguar sales were 1,544, up 47 percent up from 1,049 units in December 2012 while sales for the year were 16,952 up 41 percent from 12,011 in 2012. Land Rover sales reached 5,764 units, up 11 percent from 5,174 units in December 2012 and sales for the year achieved an all-time high of 50,010 up 15 percent from 43,664 in 2012.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported December sales of 6,423, up 56.2 percent compared to December 2012. Mitsubishi sales were up 7.7 percent for the year.

Volvo Cars of North America reported U.S. sales of 4,888, a 20.5 percent decrease from December 2012, due to a planned strategy to move away from fleet units and focus on retail sales. For the year, U.S. sales were 61,233, down 10.1 percent versus 2012.

Porsche Cars North America December sales of 3,246 cars was an increase of 10 percent over last December and for the year Porsche Cars North America set an all-time U.S. sales record, with 42,323 cars sold in 2013, up 21 percent over 2012.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.