Monthly U.S. Sales
Sales advance 3.5% on fatter deals, truck volume; SAAR rebounds to 17.42MTue, 03, May 2016
Led by gains at Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and Ford, U.S. light-vehicle sales increased 3.5 percent to 1.506 million in April, a record for the month. After a lackluster March that disappointed some automakers, April produced solid gains across the industry, with fatter deals and light trucks driving volume higher.
Toyota gets another boost from light trucksTue, 03, May 2016
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 3.8 percent sales increase in April, moving 211,125 vehicles for the month. Sales at the Toyota division, including Scion, rose 5 percent to 186,243 vehicles. The gains were largely buoyed by the strength of Toyota's light trucks, which set a record for April sales, rising 16 percent for the month to 96,033 vehicles.
Record car sales charge up Nissan in AprilTue, 03, May 2016
Big gains in Altima, Maxima and Sentra deliveries helped lift the Nissan brand to 113,429 sales in April, a 14 percent increase over April 2015 and a record for the month.
American Honda gets lift from core cars, Odyssey to set recordTue, 03, May 2016
American Honda posted its best April on record, with U.S. sales rising 14 percent to 148,829 vehicles on strong car and light-truck demand. The Honda division set a monthly record, as well, with volume advancing 15 percent to 132,623 vehicles. Car volume rose 14 percent and light-truck deliveries advanced 16 percent.
Hyundai blames ‘softness’ in cars for Elantra’s spring swoonTue, 03, May 2016
Just three months after Hyundai Motor Co. launched a clean-sheet redesign of the Elantra sedan, its best-selling car in the U.S. last year, sales of the compact car plunged 44 percent in April, suggesting the Korean automaker may have hit a snag in a market segment that has recently been among its strongest.
Canadian sales rise 6%, set new monthly recordTue, 03, May 2016
Light-vehicle sales in Canada grew 6 percent in April to a record 200,327 deliveries, according to an industry report. Ford and FCA led the way with double-digit gains.
GM sales drop 3.5% as rental sales slide; retail deliveries rise 12th straight monthTue, 03, May 2016
GM's April sales fell 3.5 percent, amid another big drop in deliveries to rental companies. GM sold 259,557 vehicles last month. Its retail sales rose for the 12th straight month, up 3.3 percent, to 200,656, driven by strong demand for pickups and SUVs.
Ford advances as F-series volume tops 70,000 for 2nd straight monthTue, 03, May 2016
Ford sold more than 70,000 F-series pickups in back-to-back months for the first time in a decade, helping the automaker increase its total U.S. sales by 3.6 percent in April.
FCA sees 5.6% gain on small Jeeps, pickups, minivansTue, 03, May 2016
Continued strong demand for Jeeps and Ram pickups, as well as rebounding minivan volume, boosted FCA US sales 5.6 percent in April.
Mercedes widens lead over Lexus, BMW with SUVsTue, 03, May 2016
Mercedes-Benz led U.S. sales of luxury autos in April, solidifying its top spot ahead of Toyota's Lexus and the BMW brand as demand for SUVs stayed strong.
VW's U.S. slump hits 6-month markTue, 03, May 2016
Continued weakness in the Volkswagen brand's core lineup of passenger cars dragged down its U.S. sales for the sixth consecutive month in April while Audi continued to roll, notching its 64th-straight monthly record.
March's soft spots raise concernsMon, 11, Apr 2016
U.S. light-vehicle volume is running ahead of last year's record pace, but an unanticipated late March slowdown triggered fresh concern that sales have peaked.