Tuesday, February 3, 2015

January 2015 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors dealers in the United States delivered 202,786 vehicles last month, up 18 percent compared to a year ago, for the best January sales in seven years. Retail sales were up 14 percent and fleet deliveries were up 32 percent.

Ford Motor Company posted sales of 178,351 vehicles, a 15 percent sales increase in the U.S. in January, with retail sales of 128,666 vehicles, a 13 percent increase, providing the best retail January results since 2004. Retail passenger car sales were up 6 percent, utilities saw a 10 percent increase, and trucks gained 23 percent.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported January 2015 sales of 169,194, an increase of 15.6 percent from January 2014 on a volume basis. Toyota division posted January 2015 sales of 146,063 units, up 13.5 percent. Lexus reported January 2015 sales of 23,131 units, a 31.2 percent increase.

FCA US (Fiat, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram) reported U.S. sales of 145,007, a 14 percent increase compared with sales in January 2014 for the group’s best January sales since 2007.

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for January 2015 of 104,107, up 15.1 percent year-over-year and a January record. Nissan Division also set a January record with 94,449 sales, an increase of 15.9 percent. Infiniti reported sales of 9,658 vehicles in the U.S. during January, up 7.3 percent from a year ago.

American Honda reported a new January record on Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 102,184, an increase of 11.5 percent versus January 2014. The Honda brand set a January record of 90,202 vehicles, up 11.6 percent for the month. Acura posted sales of 11,982 in January, increasing 10.7 percent over the same period last year.

Hyundai Motor America reported its best January in company history, selling 44,505 for the month, up one percent versus the same period last year. This is the seventh consecutive year of increased sales during the month of January.

Kia Motors America’s  record-setting momentum carried into 2015 with best-ever January sales of 38,299 vehicles, up 3.5 percent over the same period last year.

Subaru of America reported 40,812 vehicle sales for January 2015, a 24 percent increase over January 2014. These results continue the company’s sales momentum from 2014 where Subaru achieved six consecutive years of record sales and exceeded 500,000 annual sales – a first in company history.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 23,504 units delivered in January 2015. Separately, Audi reported that its January 2015 sales increased 14.3 percent to 11,541 vehicles, a total that stands as the 49th consecutive month of record U.S. sales for the premium brand.

Mercedes-Benz reported a record January sales volume of 24,619, increasing 8.9 percent from January 2014. Adding 1,505 units for Sprinter Vans and 492 units at smart, MBUSA achieved its highest January to date with a grand total of 26,616 vehicles, up 9 percent from a year ago.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported January sales of 22,209 vehicles, an increase of 6.8 percent from the 20,796 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 4.0 percent in January for a total of 18,981 compared to January 2014. MINI USA reports 3,228 automobiles sold, an increase of 26.9 percent from the same month a year ago.

Mazda North American Operations reported January U.S. sales of 20,271 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.7 percent versus last year.

Jaguar Land Rover North America January U.S. sales for both brands hit 6,547, a 9 percent increase from January 2014. Land Rover January U.S. sales reached 5,281, up 13 percent from January 2014. Jaguar sales were 1,266, down 6 percent from January 2014.

Mitsubishi Motors North America had January 2015 vehicle sales of 6,493, a 33.4 percent sales increase from January 2014.

Porsche Cars North America announced January 2015 sales of 3,937 vehicles. PCNA kicked off the year successfully with record January sales, up 27.2 percent over January 2014.

Volvo Cars of North America reported U.S. sales of 3,794, a 0.1 percent increase versus January 2014.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.