Thursday, September 1, 2016

August 2016 U.S. Auto Sales

General Motors (Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac) sold a total of 256,429 vehicles in August, down 5.2 percent from last August while year-to-date sales of 1,962,602 is a decline of 4.2 percent from the first eight months of 2015.

Ford Motor Company August sales totaled 214,482 vehicles, an 8.4 percent decline. Lincoln sales rose 7 percent in the U.S. in August versus a year ago with 9,243 vehicles sold. Year-to-date total sales of 1,784,009, is a 1.9 percent increase.

Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. reported August 2016 sales of 213,125, a decrease of 5 percent from August 2015. Toyota division posted August sales of 182,187, down 4.6 percent. Lexus posted August sales of 30,938, down 7.6 percent. Year-to-date sales of 1,625,158 is a 2.9 percent drop from a year ago.

FCA US (Chrysler, Dodge, Ram, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo) reported U.S. sales of 196,756, a 3 percent increase compared with sales in August 2015 while year-to-date sales of 1,531,247 is up 5 percent from 2015.

American Honda reported strong August sales of 149,571 Honda and Acura vehicles, a 3.8 percent decrease over August 2015. Honda Division sales totaled 135,325 down 3.5 percent while Acura Division sales were down 7 percent on sales of 14,246. Year-to-date American Honda sales of 1,094,725 is 3.8 percent higher than 2015.

Nissan Group announced total U.S. sales for August 2016 of 124,638, a decrease of 6.5 percent over the prior year. Nisan division sales 114,199 was a 6.9 percent decline and Infiniti sales of 10,439 was a 18. percent drop over last year. Year-to-date Nissan Group sales of 1,055,227 is a 5.4 percent increase of 2015.

Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai & Genesis brands) delivered its best August ever with sales of 72,015, 3 more vehicles over one year ago while year-to-date sales of 521,078 is 1.3 percent higher than a year ago.

Kia Motors America announced August sales of 54,248, a 7.9 percent decrease from a year ago while year-to-date sales of 442,544 is an increase of 3.8 percent over 2015.

Subaru of America reported 60,418 vehicle sales for August 2016, a 14.7 percent increase over August 2015 sales for the best-ever sales month in company history, breaking the previous record set in December 2015 while year-to-date sales of 391,969 vehicles, a 4.4 percent gain over the same period in 2015.

Mercedes-Benz USA reported record August sales of 28,404 vehicles, increasing 0.1 percent from the same month last year. Mercedes-Benz Vans also reported best-ever August sales with 3,152, up 39.5 percent and smart reported 353, bringing MBUSA grand total to 31,909 vehicles for the month, up 2.1 percent from last year. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 219,704. Adding year-to-date-sales of 22,186 for Vans and 3,439 for smart, MBUSA posted a grand total of 245,329 units in August, increasing 0.7 percent from the previous year.

The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported August sales of 30,500 vehicles, a decrease of 7.2 percent from the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, BMW Group sales are down 9.2 percent on sales of 239,631 vehicles in the first eight months of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015. Sales of BMW brand vehicles decreased 8.0 percent in August for a total of 25,531 compared to vehicles sold in August 2015. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is down 8.3 percent in the U.S. on sales of 204,744 vehicles compared to the first eight months of 2015.

Volkswagen of America reported sales of 29,384, a 9.1 percent fall from last August while year-to-date sales of 207,156 is a 13 percent decline from 2015. Separately, Audi of America reported its best-ever August sales of 19,264 vehicles, an increase of 2.5 percent while year-to-date sales have risen 3.5 percent to 134,562 vehicles sold.

Mazda North American Operations reported August U.S. sales of 26,109 vehicles, representing a decrease of 12.8 percent versus last year. Year-to-date sales through August are 199,378 vehicles, down 7.7 percent.

Volvo Car USA reported U.S. sales of 7,682 vehicles, a 30.9 percent increase versus August 2015 while year-to-date sales are up 29.5 percent year-over-year.

Mitsubishi Motors North America reported August 2016 sales of 7,336 down 11.5 percent from August of 2015. Year-to-date sales of 67,160 is up 2.2 percent from 2015.

Porsche Cars North America announced August 2016 retail sales of 5,181 vehicles, a 3.5 percent increase compared to August 2015 for the second best sales month in company history. Year-to-date retail sales of 35,767 vehicles is up 2.6 percent from the previous year.

Sales will be updated as manufacturers report.