Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August 2014 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors dealers delivered 272,423 vehicles in the United States in August, down 1.2 percent compared with last August, which was GM’s best sales month of 2013. Retail deliveries, which are sales to individual consumers, declined 4 percent. Fleet deliveries were up 9 percent compared with a year ago. Year-to-date total sales were 1,984,451, a 2.8 percent increase over last year.

Ford Motor Company U.S. sales totaled 222,174 vehicles in August, up 0.4 percent from a year ago and the best August sales in eight years. Retail sales of 178,800 vehicles increased 2 percent, while fleet sales of 43,374 vehicles declined 6 percent. Year-to-date sales of 1,704,442 is an 0.2 percent drop from a year ago.

Toyota, Scion and Lexus reported total August 2014 sales results of 246,100, an increase of 6.3 percent from year-ago month. Year-to-date Toyota, Scion and Lexus sales are 1,627,509, a 6.1 percent increase over 2013.

Chrysler Group reported U.S. sales of 198,379, a 20 percent increase compared with sales in August 2013 and the group’s best August sales since 2002. Year-to-date sales of 1,386,169, is a 14 percent increase over last year.

American Honda reported August 2014 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 167,038, an increase of 0.4 percent versus August of last year. Honda division had sales of 151,551 vehicles in August while Acura posted sales of 15,487 in the same period. Year-to-date American Honda sales reached 1,042,382, down 1.1 percent from last year.

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for August 2014 of 134,388, an increase of 11.5 percent over the prior year and an August record. Year-to-date sales of 960,317 is a 12.4 percent increase over 2013.

Hyundai Motor America announced an all-time August sales record of 70,003, up 5.9 percent versus the same record-setting period in 2013 and only the second time ever the company has topped the 70,000 mark. Year-to-date sales of 501,448 is a 1.7 percent increase over 2013.

Kia Motors America announced record August sales of 54,667, a 5.1-percent increase over the same period last year.  Kia’s year-to-date sales are 404,389, up 6.9 percent.

Subaru of America reported 50,246 vehicle sales for August 2014, a 22 percent increase over August 2013. August marks the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in July 2014 (45,714). Year-to-date Subaru sales total 333,968, a 19 percent increase over the same period in 2013.

Volkswagen of America reported 35,181 vehicles delivered in August, a drop of 12.8 percent from August 2013. Year-to-date sales of 244,878 is a 13.4 percent decline from 2013. Separately, Audi achieved its best month ever in August on sales of 17,101 vehicles, a 22.1 percent increase over last year. Audi U.S. sales year-to-date of 116,066 is an increase of 14.5 percent over last year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 32,220 vehicles, an increase of 5.5 percent from the 30,546 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 5.4 percent on sales of 245,974 in the first eight months of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013.  

Mazda North American Operations reported August U.S. sales of 31,305 vehicles, representing an increase of 11.4 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through August are up 9.6 percent versus last year, with 216,973 vehicles sold.

Mercedes-Benz reported record-breaking August sales of 27,078, a 9.4 percent gain from the same month last year. Sprinter Vans August sales of 1,880, up 35.3 percent and smart sales of 1,334, up 34.3 percent bring total August sales for Mercedes-Benz USA to a record 30,292, increasing 11.6 percent from August 2013. Year-to-date, Mercedes-Benz sales total 205,894, up 8.2 percent while volumes of 15,577 at Sprinter and 7,332 at smart propelled MBUSA to a grand total of 228,803.

Mitsubishi Motors North America August sales total was 6,786, a 28.5 percent increase over the sales total from August 2013. Year-to-date sales of 52,807, is a 29.3 percent rise over last year.

Jaguar Land Rover North America reported August 2014 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales reached 4,489, down 9 percent from a U.S. brand record for the month in August 2013; Jaguar sales were 1,184, down 31 percent from in August 2013. Jaguar Land Rover North America August U.S. sales for both brands hit 5,673, a 15 percent decrease from August 2013, and are up 7 percent for the year.

Volvo Cars of North America reported U.S. August sales of 4,960, down 10.1 percent from a year ago. Year-to-date sales are 39,184, down 11 percent versus the first eight months of 2013.  

Porsche Cars North America announced August 2014 sales of 4,540 vehicles, up 36.5 percent over last year. During the first eight months of 2014, PCNA has delivered 31,759 vehicles in the U.S., an increase of 11.6 percent over last year.