Tuesday, June 3, 2014

May 2014 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors dealers delivered 284,694 vehicles in the United States in May, up 12.8 percent compared to a year ago, marking the company’s best May in seven years and its best total sales since August 2008. Retail sales were up 10 percent while fleet sales were up 21 percent. Year-to-date, GM sales are 1,188,407, a 2.8 percent increase over 2013.

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 254,084 vehicles in May, up 3 percent from a year ago. Retail sales set several model records with 174,889 vehicles sold, an increase of 6 percent. Year-to-date, Ford sales are 1,047,968, decline of 0.9 percent from 2013.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported May 2014 sales of 243,236, an increase of 17 percent from May 2013 on a raw-volume basis. Year-to-date Toyota sales are 963,893, up 5.5 percent over last year.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 194,421, a 17 percent increase compared with sales in May 2013 for the group’s best May sales since 2007. Year-to-date sales are 849,037, a 13 percent increase over last year.

American Honda Motor reported May 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 152,603, an increase of 9.0 percent compared to May 2013. The Honda Division posted an increase of 9.8 percent with May sales of 137,928. Acura division gained 2.2 percent on May sales of 14,675. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 610,413, up 0.3 percent from 2013.

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for May 2014 of 135,934, an increase of 18.8 percent over the prior year and a May record. Year-to-date sales of 594,834 is 14.3 percent higher than 2013.

Hyundai Motor America just closed its best month ever with May sales of 70,907, up 3.7 percent versus the same period a year ago. Year-to-date sales of 297,027 is up 0.3 percent from last year.

Kia Motors America had its all-time best monthly sales total in May of 60,087, a 14.8 percent increase over the same period in 2013 and the first time KMA has achieved more than 60,000 sales in a single month. Year-to-date sales of 246,769 is an 8.8 percent increase over last year.

Subaru of America reported 44,170 vehicle sales for May 2014, a 11 percent increase over May 2013 sales, the best-ever May sales month in company history. Year-to-date sales for Subaru is 196,641, a 19 percent increase over the same period in 2013. Subaru has now seen 30 consecutive months of year-over-year growth and is already on its way to its sixth successive annual sales record.

Volkswagen of America reported it delivered 32,163 vehicles in May, down 15.4 percent from a year ago and year-to-date VW sales are 150,317, an 11.5 percent fall from 2013. Separately, Audi reported May 2014 sales of 16,601 vehicles, up 25.5 percent over last year and the brand’s second-best month ever. Audi year-to-date has sales of 67,482, an 11.4 percent increase over last year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 35,331 vehicles, an increase of 13.3 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 4.9 percent on sales of 145,957 in the first five months of 2014 compared to  the same period in 2013.

Mazda North American Operations reported May U.S. sales of 29,731 vehicles, representing an increase of 22.5 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through May are up 6.4 percent versus last year, with 130,223 vehicles sold.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported its highest May sales on record of 29,570 across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines, an increase of 8.1 perdent from the same period last year. The Mercedes-Benz brand alone posted May retails of 26,617, up 7.7 percent for the month, while year-to-date volumes reached 125,118, up 6.5 percent. Adding year-to-date sales of 9,282 for Sprinter Vans (up 23.5%) and 3,974 units at smart (up 8%), MBUSA achieved a year-to-date grand total of 138,374.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported May sales of 7,269, a 54.2 percent increase over the sales total from May 2013. It was the best May sales total for Mitsubishi Motors in the last three years and also the second-best May sales for MMNA since 2008. Year-to-date sales of 33,651 is 34 percent higher than 2013.

Jaguar Land Rover North America May U.S. sales for both brands hit 5,840, a 17 percent increase from May 2013. For the year 2014, Jaguar Land Rover North America sold 29,202, up 14 percent from 2013.Land Rover sales reached an all-time May high of 4,536, up 28 percent from May 2013, and for the year,  22,148, up 13 percent while Jaguar sales were 1,304, down 9 percent from May 2013, and for the year 7,054, up 14 percent.

Volvo Cars of North America reported U.S. sales of 5,014 for the month of May, down 20.8 percent from last year. Year-to-date sales are down 9.9 percent versus the first five months of 2013.  

Porsche Cars North America announced May sales of 4,609 vehicles, the best ever sales month for Porsche in the U.S. For the year, PCNA has delivered 18,817 vehicles, an increase of 6.9 percent over last year.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.