Monthly U.S. Sales report

Fleet and retail even out as year end nears
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15
Fleet sales grew at a faster pace than retail volume in November, bringing both channels into balance as the year nears a close. For the seven automakers that control 86 percent of the U.S. light-vehicle market, fleet volume climbed 8 percent in Nove ...
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Smaller supply for big month
12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 15
Most automakers have enough stock for big December promotions in what has become one of the best sales months of the year. But they certainly aren't overstocked after tor ...
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Stagnant wages are a drag on new-car sales
12:01 am U.S. ET, Dec. 8 2014
One reason auto sales in the United States still aren't quite back to the 17 million-a-year pace seen during the boom years before the recession: Many consumers haven't g ...
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October fuel economy static as gas prices drop toward $2 per gallon
3:31 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 4 2014
The average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the United States last month remained unchanged from October and likely will remain unchanged in the near term as ...
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AutoNation sales up 6% in November
3:19 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2014
Strong truck sales helped AutoNation to a 6 percent increase in new-vehicle sales in November. New-vehicle sales for AutoNation, the country's largest dealership group, w ...
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Setting the stage for a 'huge' December
5:30 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 6:17 pm ET - adds details
Timely automaker Black Friday promotions and a strong economy drove U.S. auto sales higher in November. Look for more of the same this month. ...
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Honda sets November record on crossover volume; Acura gains 2%
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
A sustained appetite for big and small crossovers lifted American Honda Motor's sales 5 percent to 121,814 units in November. ...
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Ford warns of more U.S. declines as F-150 ramp-up begins
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 4:45 pm ET - adds details
Ford lost U.S. market share for a fourth consecutive month in November and warned that its sales would likely continue to decline for at least several months as it ramps ...
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Thanksgiving deals, trucks lift Toyota
2:15 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.'s sales rose 3 percent to 183,346 units in November, fueled by demand for SUVs and crossovers. ...
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GM’s revamped truck lineup fuels 6% advance
1:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
General Motors rode red-hot truck sales and a big month from its Buick-GMC channel to a 6 percent sales increase in November. ...
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Nissan slips as older models change over
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Nissan Division sales dropped slightly in November as phase-outs began for several older models and the brand reduced incentives and fleet sales. ...
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Mercedes wins November U.S. luxury crown, trails BMW for annual title
9:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Mercedes-Benz, trailing BMW by a narrow 1,830-vehicle margin following record sales in November, has one month to overtake its German rival and retain its crown as the No ...
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Hyundai falls 4% as small cars tumble
3:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 7:08 pm ET - Corrected
Hyundai Motor America's November sales fell 4 percent on weak demand for small cars such as the Elantra and Accent. ...
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Chrysler volume jumps 20% as 11 of 21 models set records
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014
Chrysler Group set monthly or all-time records for 11 of its 21 vehicles, pushing its U.S. sales up 20 percent in November, with strong increases from Ram, Chrysler and J ...
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Chrysler closes in on Ford in Canada
4:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/2/14 8:15 pm ET - adds details
Chrysler Canada gained on Ford's Canadian unit for the second month in a row in November, pulling within 920 vehicles of the sales leader. ...
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NOVEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
Light trucks, holiday discounts drive volume up 5%
8:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 12/3/14 8:32 am ET - adds details
Spurred by a 20 percent gain at Chrysler Group and aided by Black Friday discounts and light-truck demand, U.S. light-vehicle sales jumped 5 percent last month, pushing t ...
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Discounts, falling gas prices driving Nov. sales higher
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 25 2014
The U.S. auto industry may post its highest November sales volume since 2001, and one forecaster says light-vehicle transaction prices are on pace to reach the highest le ...
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Stocks rise; spiffs ahead?
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 17 2014
U.S. automakers and dealers added a quarter of a million unsold vehicles to stocks during October. That's normal early in a new model year, but some analysts see automake ...
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Sales are up and the mix is rich
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 10 2014
U.S. light-vehicle sales rose 6 percent in October and the annual selling rate was a solid 16.5 million. But the real story last month - and indeed for most of 2014 - was ...
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JESSE SNYDER
Good times are rolling for pickup makers
12:01 am U.S. ET, Nov. 10 2014
What a terrific month October was for sales of pickups. Large pickups rose 10 percent, outperforming a strong overall U.S. market. The 10-month numbers for big pickups lo ...
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Battle of the brands
6:45 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 7 2014
How some tight brand races and model matchups are shaping up after 10 months ...
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AutoNation's October new-vehicle retail sales rise 8%
11:03 am U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2014
AutoNation said its new-vehicle retail sales climbed 8 percent in October from the year-ago month, reaching 24,844 vehicles. ...
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Falling gasoline prices, trucks deliver solid October
12:54 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
In a month marked by falling gasoline prices, pickups and SUVs led U.S. auto sales to a 6 percent rise in October. Automakers sold 1,281,132 light vehicles for a seasonal ...
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Nissan brand rolls to 13th record month
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Rising Sentra, Versa and Rogue volumes gave Nissan Division its 13th consecutive record sales month in October. The brand sold 94,072 vehicles for the month, an increase ...
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Trucks, Camry lift Toyota up 7%
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Booming SUV and crossover deliveries drove Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. to a 7 percent sales gain in October. Toyota and Scion volume rose 8 percent to 157,225, while Lexus ...
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Jeep, Ram carry Chrysler to another stellar month
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Jeep sales continue to defy gravity, with older models even posting strong gains, and helping drive Chrysler Group to another monthly volume increase. Chrysler Group deli ...
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GM volume edges up on strong trucks, weak crossovers
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
GM's pickups and SUVs stayed hot in October, but weaker demand for crossovers and cars resulted in flat overall sales for the month. GM's retail sales fell 2 percent, whi ...
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Ford deliveries fall on reduced F-150 output
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Falling gasoline prices and the new Lincoln MKC crossover helped Ford sell more utility vehicles than cars last month for the first time since January and by the largest ...
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Honda’s redesigned CR-V outsells Accord, Civic
10:57 am U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
Early sales results for the redesigned 2015 CR-V suggest Honda should have little cause for concern about pole position in the compact crossover segment. ...
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BMW tops in luxury sales, despite Mercedes' best month of 2014
4:36 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014
The BMW brand had its strongest October sales performance ever to top Mercedes-Benz, which recorded its best month so far this year. While BMW and Mercedes-Benz duke it o ...
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OCTOBER U.S. SALES
Chrysler, Nissan set pace as U.S. sales rise 6% on truck demand
6:00 am U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 11/3/14 3:04 pm ET - adds details
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent last month to 1.28 million, matching forecasts, with crossovers ...
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Canada sets more auto sales records in October
3:21 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 11/3/14 5:01 pm ET - adds totals
Automakers in Canada enjoyed another strong sales month in October as the market moved into the home stretch of what is shaping up to be a record-breaking year. ...
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Mich. blocks Tesla's sales model by plugging loophole
2:19 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 21 2014 | UPDATED: 10/22/14 8:30 pm ET - adds Tesla statement
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill today that effectively bars Tesla Motors' direct-sales model in the state. While Tesla's model was already prohibited in Michi ...
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Jackson says 2015 sales could be 'knocking on the door of 17 million'
12:31 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 2 2014
Auto sales in the United States could hit nearly 17 million at the end of next year, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson said today after reporting his company’s best third ...
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Trucks fly in a 'best we could have expected' September
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
U.S. sales of SUVs, small crossovers and full-size pickups soared in September as cars became a tougher sell. Overall volume rose 9 percent, and a 16.4 million SAAR show ...
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GM deliveries advance 19%; biggest jump in 3 years
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
GM's sales rose 19 percent in September, its largest year-over-year gain in three years, to 223,437, with full-size pickups accounting for more than half of the increase. ...
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Accord, TLX push Honda ahead of 2013 pace
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Honda is finally back in the black -- barely. Helped by strong demand for the Honda Accord and Acura TLX sedans, American Honda Motor Co. posted a 12 percent sales increa ...
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Nissan Division volume jumps 22%
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Good fuel economy and fresh products helped drive Nissan Division to a 22 percent September sales gain, says sales chief Fred Diaz. Nissan is scaling back fleet sales and ...
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Chrysler Group gains on Jeep, Ram volume
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Chrysler Group sold 169,890 vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase from September 2013, with every brand but Dodge contributing to the company's gains. It was the g ...
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Toyota trucks carry load amid wait for '15 Camry
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Booming crossover and SUV sales helped Toyota Division eke out its seventh straight monthly sales gain last month, while Lexus continued to gain ground on its luxury riva ...
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Mercedes tops BMW in monthly luxury sales
5:00 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Mercedes-Benz's record September in the United States was enough to top the BMW brand in the luxury sales race, but BMW held a small lead for the first nine months of the ...
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Ford sales slip 3% on softer F-series demand, drop in fleet
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014
Soft F-series pickup sales and a 40 percent cutback in sales to rental fleets pushed Ford Motor Co.'s September sales down 3 percent from a year earlier, to 179,518 units ...
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Canadian sales drive toward record
2:51 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 10/1/14 5:42 pm ET - adds final tally
Auto sales in Canada headed toward an all-time annual high after a number of automakers broke September sales records. ...
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SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES
GM, Nissan, Chrysler gains propel market to 9% increase
8:00 am U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2014 | UPDATED: 10/2/14 9:01 am ET - adds Marchionne comment
U.S. light-vehicle sales -- paced by truck-fueled gains at GM, Chrysler Group and Nissan Group -- rose 9 percent in a September marked by sharp brand advances and a few s ...
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U.S. sales strength will hold through the year, Edmunds says
4:24 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 9 2014 | UPDATED: 9/9/14 5:06 pm ET - adds interest rate comment
August's surge in auto demand in the United States could help lift this year's sales totals above levels last seen in 2006, Edmunds.com analysts said today. ...
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JESSE SNYDER
Sit-highs: The lucky ducks have trucks
12:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 8 2014
August's U.S. auto sales report was full of good news. But forget the normal scorecard of unit sales. Let's look at some real winners: trucks and the automakers that have ...
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Big-bucks trucks buoy GM in August
12:01 am U.S. ET, Sept. 8 2014
U.S. sales of General Motors' high-profit redesigned pickups and SUVs climbed 18 percent in August but were offset by weaker crossover volume and another rough month for ...
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Luxury brands lead way in hiking spiffs to drive U.S. sales
1:34 am U.S. ET, Sept. 4 2014
BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz unit were among a series of automakers doling out higher discounts to U.S. buyers in August, helping drive sales to the best month in eight ye ...
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AutoNation sales rise 7 percent in August
2:51 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 4 2014
AutoNation said today that its new-vehicle sales in the United States during August were the dealership group's best since 2002. ...
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Sales go from hot to hotter in 'almost' perfect month
4:44 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:09 pm ET - adds more highlights
Riding strong U.S. demand for crossovers and big pickups, automakers sold almost 1.6 million light vehicles in August, up 6 percent from a booming year-ago period. In Aug ...
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Nissan boosted 15% by multiple nameplates
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Nissan Division reported rising U.S. demand in August across its product portfolio. The division sold 125,224 cars and light trucks last month in the United States, up 15 ...
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Toyota rides truck wave to 6% gain
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted record SUV sales in August, including a 52 percent increase in RAV4 deliveries. The gains helped Toyota achieve a better-than-expected in ...
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Higher truck deliveries offset GM's weak car volume
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
GM's August sales were bad for market share but good for the bottom line. GM's deliveries last month fell 1 percent, as booming sales of the company's redesigned pickups ...
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Ford F-Series sales slow prior to changeover
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
With Ford beginning the prolonged shutdown and changeover to the 2015 aluminum F-150, the company's F-series sales dropped 4 percent to 68,109 units in August. ...
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Accord volume hits record, topping Camry; American Honda remains flat for month
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
The Honda brand posted a 2 percent U.S. sales increase in August, only its third rise of the year and slightly topping its 1 percent downturn in year-to-date sales. But t ...
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Jeep, Ram power Chrysler Group up 20%
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Chrysler Group sales shot up 20 percent in August, powered by Jeep SUVs and Ram pickups. The automaker posted sales of 198,379 last month, its best August since 2002 and ...
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Audi, Porsche roll on; VW extends slump
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 6:21 pm ET - corrected
New models fueled double-digit sales gains at Volkswagen Group of America's Audi and Porsche luxury brands, but not enough to offset ongoing weakness at the VW brand and ...
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Ford keeps top sales spot in Canada
2:03 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014
Ford of Canada said today that it was the country's top seller of new vehicles in the month of August, as sturdy truck demand helped it maintain leadership for a fifth co ...
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AUGUST U.S. AUTO SALES
Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota post big gains as August volume leaps 6%
8:15 am U.S. ET, Sept. 3 2014 | UPDATED: 9/4/14 6:57 am ET - more details added
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent in August, helped by generous Labor Day holiday deals and highe ...
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GM says early orders surge for Colorado pickup
6:25 pm U.S. ET, Sept. 2 2014 | UPDATED: 9/3/14 10:33 am ET - adds details
Chevrolet dealers requested nearly 30,000 Colorado pickups in the month since General Motors began taking orders for the mid-sized truck -- about five times more than the ...
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AUGUST U.S. AUTO SALES
Sales rate to top 16 million for 6th month in a row, analysts predict
12:46 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 27 2014
Auto sales volume in the United States is expected to keep rolling along in August, with two independent forecasters predicting a sixth straight month of 16 million-plus ...
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Why fleet sales soared in July
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 11 2014
How did total July U.S. light-vehicle sales rise 9 percent? ...
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2014 MANAGEMENT BRIEFING SEMINARS
Auto sales would be higher in 'normal' recovery, researcher says
12:24 pm U.S. ET, Aug. 5 2014
If this were a normal recovery, the auto industry should be selling a lot more cars than it is this year, says an economist. But this is no normal recovery, said Itay Mic ...
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U.S. sales of luxury brands through July outpace overall market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Memories of the recession have all but disappeared in the rearview mirror for Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, BMW and most other luxury brands, with their sales rising considerably ...
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Sales streaks in a sizzling market
12:01 am U.S. ET, Aug. 4 2014
Chrysler Group led major automakers with a 20 percent gain in U.S. sales for July. It was the 52nd consecutive month of year-over-year increases for the once-bankrupt com ...
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