General Motors delivered 252,128 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles in March, a 0.9 percent increase, and 193,524 to individual or “retail” customers, up 6 percent year over year, driven by a 7 percent increase at Chevrolet and a 13 percent increase at GMC. Year-to-date sales of 683,698 is slightly less than the year ago first quarter.
Ford Motor Company sold 254,711 vehicles in the U.S. in March, an 8 percent gain versus a year ago, while first quarter sales of 645,626 vehicles were up 9 percent, for the best sales performance for March and first quarter since 2006.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported March 2016 sales of 219,842, a decrease of 2.7 percent from March 2015. Toyota division posted March 2016 sales of 189,644, also down 2.7 percent Lexus posted sales of 30,198, down 2.8 percent. Year-to-date sales of 569,079 is a 1.1percent decline from last year.
FCA US (Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo) reported U.S. sales of 213,187, an 8 percent increase compared with March 2015, and the group’s best March sales in a decade. Year-to-date sales of 551,103 is a 9 percent rise over 2015.
American Honda reported March sales of 138,221, an increase of 1.3 percent for the month. Honda Division sales were 123,369, up 10.5 percent while Acura sales totaled 14,852 in March, gaining 1.2 percent. Year-to-date Honda and Acura sales are 357,703, a gain of 7.1 percent over 2015.
Nissan Group announced total U.S. March sales of 163,559, an increase of 13 percent over the prior year. Nissan Division finished March with 149,784 sales, up 13 percent, a best month ever record. Infiniti reported sales of 13,775 vehicles in the U.S. during March, an increase of 10 percent versus prior year.
Hyundai Motor America reported its best month ever, selling 75,310 units in March. Year-to-date sales of 173,330 is the best first quarter ever, up 0.9 percent from 2015.
Kia Motors America announced March sales of 58,279 down slightly from a year ago but pushing first quarter sales to a record of 146,321 vehicles, up 3.7 percent from 2015.
Subaru of America reported record sales for March 2016 totaling 49,285 vehicles, a supply-constrained 0.4 percent gain over March 2015. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 132,397 vehicles, a 0.9 percent gain over the same period in 2015. March marked the 25th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company, as well as the best first quarter in the history of the Subaru franchise.
Volkswagen of America reported March sales of 26,914, down 10.4 percent from a year ago. Year-to-date sales of 69,314 is a 12.5 percent decline from 2015. Separtely, Audi reported March sales of 18,392 vehicles sold, an increase of 7.5 percent over the same period last year. Year-to-date sales of 41,960 vehicles is an increase of 4.6 percent over 2015.
Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 12.5 percent in March for a total of 30,033 compared to March, 2015. Year-to-date, BMW brand is down 10.0 percent on sales of 70,613 compared to the first three months of 2015.
Mercedes-Benz USA reported March total sales of 31,715 with the Mercedes-Benz brand having sales of 28,164, which closes the first-quarter at 75,769, down 3 percent from last year. Smart contributed 479 and Vans reported a best-ever March with 3,072, up 29.1 percent from the same time last year.
Mazda North American Operations reported March U.S. sales of 23,396 vehicles, representing a decrease of 27.2 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through March are down 17.2 percent versus last year, with 64,643 vehicles sold.
Mitsubishi Motors North America reported its best March sales since 2007 with sales of 11,078, an increase of 13.5 percent over March of 2015. Total sales for the year through the first quarter of 2016 are 25,212, up 6.0 percent compared to the same period last year.
Volvo Car USA reported U.S. sales of 6,857 vehicles, a 15.9 percent increase versus March 2015. Year-to-date sales are up 19.2 percent.
Porsche Cars North America announced March 2016 sales of 4,323 vehicles up slightly from a year ago raising first quarter sales to 12,238, 7.1 percent higher in comparison to the same period in 2015.
Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.