Monthly U.S. Sales report

A boost in fleet helps Jan. sales stay afloat
12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 8
Strong fleet volume lifted overall sales of new light vehicles in the U.S. in January -- almost enough to overcome a shortened calendar and a winter storm. ...

Snowstorms drive sales down 0.4%; SAAR rises to 17.55 million
8:00 am U.S. ET | Feb. 2 | UPDATED: 2/2/16 3:00 pm ET - adds final results
Snowstorms drive sales down 0.4%; SAAR rises to 17.55 million
U.S. auto sales declined 0.4 percent last month, as severe winter weather pushed some consumers to put off car shopping until February. With two fewer sales days, the sal ...

Canadian sales jump 10% after record year
2:04 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016 | UPDATED: 2/2/16 3:23 pm ET - adds final results
Automakers reported a robust 10 percent gain in Canada for January, even as forecasters expect demand in Canada for light vehicles and trucks to level off this year follo ...

GM ekes out gain; retail up as fleet falls
8:33 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
General Motors posted a 0.5 percent gain in U.S. sales for January amid strong retail deliveries, and said it would continue to cut back on rental sales in 2016 as a way ...

Ford slips; rising fleets fail to offset retail decline
12:15 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Ford Motor said its retail sales fell 11 percent in January, and a rise in deliveries to car-rental companies wasn't able to fully offset the decline. ...

Toyota down 4.7% as cars undercut truck gains
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Toyota Motor Sales started 2016 with a tap on the brakes, reporting a 4.7 percent decline in January sales from a year ago to 161,283 vehicles. ...

VW sinks to 5-year low; Audi extends streak
1:00 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Volkswagen's U.S. sales fell 15 percent last month, the embattled brand's third-straight monthly decline, while sibling brand Audi kept up its own streak, recording its 6 ...

Jeep and Dodge lift FCA to another increase
8:33 am U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Fiat Chrysler sales rose 6.9 percent in January as big increases by Jeep and Dodge offset sharp declines for the Chrysler and Fiat brands. ...

Honda cites weather for 1.7% decline; Civic surges
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Facing challenges from both calendar and climate, American Honda Motor Co. reported 100,497 sales for January, a 1.7 percent decrease from a year earlier. ...

Hyundai, Kia post slight gains to set January records
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
January U.S. sales at Hyundai-Kia were mostly flat but rose just enough to give the brands their best-ever starts to a year. ...

Nissan pulls ahead on strength of crossovers
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Nissan brand U.S. sales rose 3 percent in a winter storm-wracked January as crossovers and trucks gained traction. ...

Subaru posts record for January
4:52 pm U.S. ET, Feb. 2 2016
Despite supply constraints, Subaru reported a record January and a U.S. sales increase of 0.7 percent compared with a year earlier to 41,101 vehicles. ...

Jan. 1 stocks are thinner but healthy
12:01 am U.S. ET, Jan. 18 2016
Automakers and dealers started 2016 with thinner stocks than usual after posting the biggest December U.S. auto sales on record. ...

AutoNation sales rise 9% in Dec. on 'significant' discounts
10:43 am U.S. ET, Jan. 6 2016 | UPDATED: 1/6/16 4:16 pm ET - adds stock close
AutoNation said today its December sales rose 9 percent from a year earlier to 35,962 new vehicles, a rise it attributed to “significant retail discounts.” ...

U.S. auto sales break record in 2015
8:15 am U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016 | UPDATED: 1/6/16 6:44 am ET - corrected
The U.S. auto industry set a sales record in 2015 as solid December gains by the biggest automakers pushed the annual tally above 2000's 17,402,486 mark. Volume, driven b ...

Jeep record powers FCA up 13% to best-ever December
12:15 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
Record Jeep sales pushed Fiat Chrysler’s U.S. volume up 13 percent last month to its best December in the company’s 90-year history. ...

Nissan sets records as 4 key nameplates climb
5:45 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
The Nissan brand rose to record U.S. sales in December and 2015 on the backs of four nameplates -- the Rogue, Sentra, Versa and Murano. The Nissan division tallied 124,20 ...

Trucks lift Toyota, Lexus
5:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
Toyota Motor Corp. posted its highest December sales ever, and Lexus moved into second place among U.S. luxury brands with its best year in history. The Toyota brand achi ...

Subaru sets another U.S. volume milestone with 13% gain in 2015
1:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
Subaru of America set its seventh consecutive sales record last year, selling 582,675 vehicles - an increase of 13 percent over the prior year. ...

GM rises 5.7% in December on pickups, Cadillac surge
1:30 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016 | UPDATED: 1/5/16 5:08 pm ET - corrected
General Motors' December U.S. sales rose 5.7 percent, as strong demand for pickups and a surge in volume at Cadillac helped push the company's average transaction price t ...

Ford posts best sales year since 2006; Lincoln tops 100,000
3:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
Ford achieved its best annual U.S. sales since 2006 and sold more Ford F-series pickups in December than in any other month in the past decade. The Lincoln brand surpasse ...

Hyundai, Kia deliveries reach all-time highs in U.S.
4:00 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
A slightly down December didn't stop the Hyundai brand from having its strongest year to date in 2015 after moving 761,710 vehicles in the U.S., a 5 percent gain from 201 ...

BMW claims 4th luxury crown in 5 years; Lexus tops Mercedes
10:00 am U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
BMW held on in December to top the luxury segment in 2015 for its fourth luxury-sales crown in five years. But Lexus rode a strong December to pass Mercedes-Benz for seco ...

American Honda rides trucks to December, annual records
2:45 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
American Honda, including Acura brand, set a December U.S. sales record, as sales rose 9.9 percent to 150,893 cars and light trucks. Full-year sales climbed 3 percent to ...

VW slips 9.1% in December; Passat decline offsets Golf, Tiguan
5:45 pm U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
Volkswagen of America’s sales fell last month as a major drop in Passat midsize sedan sales offset strong Tiguan compact crossover deliveries. The embattled German ...

Fiat Chrysler wins first Canadian sales title
10:00 am U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016 | UPDATED: 1/5/16 4:11 pm ET - adds final results
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won the Canadian auto sales title for the first time in its 90-year history, posting a 1.1 percent gain in sales to 293,061 vehicles, as the ind ...

In hot Mexico market, even troubled VW is thriving
7:21 am U.S. ET, Jan. 5 2016
In Mexico's red-hot domestic auto market, even embattled Volkswagen is doing well. Customers are flooding Mexican showrooms so quickly that they've helped automakers take ...

Strong December expected to push 2015 sales to all-time U.S. record
12:05 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 17 2015 | UPDATED: 12/17/15 3:52 pm ET - adds forecast
U.S. auto sales are on pace to break the industry's single-year record by more than 100,000 units, with December sales volume expected to be higher than any month in the ...

Average U.S. new-vehicle fuel economy slips to 25 mpg
12:50 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 7 2015
The continued combination of low gas prices and strong pickup and SUV sales led the average fuel economy of light vehicles purchased in the U.S. in November to fall from ...

Toyota brass sees more strong U.S. sales, but must adapt product mix
2:56 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 12/3/15 4:54 pm ET - new story
Automakers can count on robust vehicle sales in 2016, but will be challenged to produce the right mix of cars and trucks as consumers gravitate to larger and roomier vehi ...

BMW widens luxury lead over Mercedes, Lexus
11:43 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2015
BMW topped Mercedes-Benz in U.S. luxury sales during November and widened its lead over its German rival for the year. Lexus remained in a close third, with U.S. sales gr ...

AutoNation says Nov. sales fall 6%; acquisition in Wash. announced
11:04 am U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2015 | UPDATED: 12/2/15 1:42 pm ET - adds final U.S. figures
AutoNation's new-vehicle retail sales fell 6 percent in November compared with a year earlier to 25,555 vehicles, a drop driven in part by there being two fewer selling d ...

Mercedes completes U.S. tally with 12% Nov. decline
12:59 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 2 2015
Mercedes-Benz posted a 12 percent decline in U.S. sales for November -- its biggest drop in more than six years -- wrapping up a rare two-day tally of monthly deliveries. ...

Strong truck volume drives U.S. sales up 1.2%
8:00 am U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015 | UPDATED: 12/2/15 2:25 pm ET - adds details
Hyundai-Kia set the pace in November as major automakers rode U.S. light-truck demand to sales increases and the overall industry, with a gain of 1.2 percent for the mont ...

'Friends' deals hurt Ford's low-priced vehicles, but boosted overall prices
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
Sales of Ford Motor Co.'s cars and smaller crossovers were hurt by the company's decision to stop offering no-interest financing last month. From now through Jan. 4, Ford ...

VW brand sales plunge 25% in Nov. amid tight supplies, diesel scandal fallout
11:30 am U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015 | UPDATED: 12/1/15 5:58 pm ET - adds details on Audi results
Volkswagen of America's sales plummeted in November amid tight dealer inventories and a continued sales freeze of diesel-powered cars prompted by its emissions violations ...

Rogue, Murano lift Nissan to November record
3:15 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
Nissan's crossover models continued to push the brand to new heights in November, with sales of 95,389 cars and trucks topping a record for the month. A 4 percent gain ov ...

Hyundai-Kia buck truck trend, post gains in small cars
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
Low gasoline prices may have many Americans looking for trucks and crossovers, but that was no problem in November for Hyundai and Kia, which reported U.S. sales gains th ...

Honda volume slides 5.2%; Acura falls 18%
2:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
American Honda emerged as one of the few dark spots in U.S. sales last month, saying that its November sales slid 5.2 percent to 115,441 vehicles even as most of the auto ...

GM reports strong truck sales, record average transaction price
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
General Motors’ U.S. sales rose 1.5 percent in November, as strong demand for pickups, SUVs and crossovers offset weak car sales and helped the automaker to a recor ...

Toyota Motor sales rise on trucks; Lexus sets record Nov.
1:30 am U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A. posted a 3.4 percent gain in U.S. sales in November as consumers' demand for light trucks continued to buoy the automaker and the industry, the ...

Jeep carries FCA to 68th straight monthly sales gain
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015
Fiat Chrysler rode record Jeep sales to a 3 percent sales gain in the U.S. in November, its best since 2000. FCA US said it sold 175,974 vehicles last month, marking the ...

Canadian sales rise 4.7% in November
1:22 pm U.S. ET, Dec. 1 2015 | UPDATED: 12/1/15 3:57 pm ET - adds final results
Boosted by continued strength in trucks, Canadian sales rose 4.7 percent in November to 145,426 light vehicles, an industry report said today. ...

U.S. auto sales could break November record, two forecasts say
3:04 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 24 2015
This month -- powered by Black Friday sales and a strengthening economy -- could be the best November ever for U.S. auto sales, according to forecasts from TrueCar and Ed ...

AutoNation sales rose 14% in October
12:06 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 4 2015
AutoNation's new-vehicle sales rose 14 percent in October from a year earlier, matching the pace set by the industry as a whole in the U.S. last month. ...

GM advances 16% on trucks, crossovers, Malibu sell-down
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
General Motors' October sales surged 16 percent amid continued hot truck demand and a big sell-down of the Chevrolet Malibu and other soon-to-be-replaced models. ...

Ford's LaNeve: 'Friends' promo won't hike cost of spiffs
12:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
Ford's “Friends & Neighbors” sale, which runs today through Jan. 4, does not discount vehicles more than the average consumer already was paying for them, the ...

Toyota reaps truck boom to record October volume
4:30 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
Toyota Motor Sales posted its best October ever, riding a wave of light-truck sales to a 13 percent gain in U.S. volume and marking the first time the company surpassed 2 ...

Crossovers, Acura cars deliver record month for American Honda
4:15 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
American Honda joined Japanese rival Toyota to post an October U.S. sales record. Honda’s volume of 131,651 vehicles was an 8.6 percent increase over the same month ...

Volkswagen avoids setback with hefty deals
12:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
Volkswagen of America, helped by fatter discounts, recorded a tiny U.S. sales gain last month even as its compact car deliveries were gutted by an ongoing sales ban on 2. ...

Rogue drives Nissan to 12% increase
3:45 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
The Rogue continues to surprise Nissan as the carmaker scrambles to give dealers more inventory. Rising demand for the compact crossover helped boost Nissan's U.S. sales ...

Crossovers carry Hyundai to October record
4:00 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
After three months in showrooms, Hyundai’s redesigned Tucson is hitting its stride. U.S. sales of the compact crossover doubled to 7,298 in October, narrowing its d ...

BMW widens U.S. luxury edge over Mercedes as Lexus rolls out RX
3:51 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
BMW sold the most luxury autos in the U.S. in October, extending its thin lead over Mercedes-Benz as the race heads into the final two months. Lexus remains a close third ...

Strong Jeep, Dodge rebound push FCA volume up 15%
1:15 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015
FCA’s US sales climbed 15 percent in October on strong SUV sales from Jeep and resurgent sales of its minivans as well as the Dodge brand. ...

Auto sales rise 5% in Canada
1:13 pm U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 11/3/15 4:46 pm ET - adds total figures
Auto sales in Canada rose 5 percent to 163,053 vehicles during October, according to a monthly industry report. ...

Trucks, deals push U.S. sales up 14%; SAAR hits 18.23 million
8:00 am U.S. ET, Nov. 3 2015 | UPDATED: 11/3/15 6:29 pm ET - adds details
U.S. light-vehicle sales, behind strong truck demand, bigger deals and double-digit gains at Hyundai-Kia, GM, FCA, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Subaru, rose 14 percent last m ...

October U.S. sales predicted to reach highest level since 2001
2:55 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 23 2015 | UPDATED: 10/23/15 4:49 pm ET - adds detail
U.S. new-vehicle sales are on pace to reach the highest level for any October since 2001, according to three forecasts. One of the forecasters, LMC Automotive, also raise ...

18 million selling rate comes with rising transaction prices
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 5 2015
The U.S. auto industry's sizzling summer appears not to have quenched demand -- a sign that today's sales numbers are being achieved without many of the sins of the past. ...

Who's hot, who's not in 2015
12:01 am U.S. ET, Oct. 5 2015
Strong third-quarter demand for light vehicles benefited some brands more than others. ...

AutoNation, buoyed by holiday deals, sees Sept. sales rise 21%
1:29 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 2 2015
AutoNation’s U.S. new-vehicle sales increased 21 percent last month from a year earlier to 29,046 vehicles thanks in part to Labor Day holiday promotions. ...

Subaru is still the hottest car company in the U.S.
10:19 am U.S. ET, Oct. 2 2015
The U.S. auto business in 2015 is a Hollywood movie -- one big car chase and a happy ending. If there's a hero, it's scrappy little Subaru, the Japanese company best know ...

Ford scores biggest gain since 2010
3:30 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2015
Ford Motor Co. achieved its largest year-over-year U.S. sales increase in almost five years, posting a 23 percent gain for September. Sales of Ford F-series pickups rose ...

Toyota rises 16 percent, seeks more truck output
5:45 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2015 | UPDATED: 10/1/15 7:47 pm ET -- correction
Toyota Motor Sales posted a 16 percent year-over-year U.S. sales increase last month that resulted in its best September since 2007. ...

GM rides crossover, retail volume to 13% advance
12:45 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2015
GM's U.S. sales rose 13 percent in September on strong crossover demand and a 17 percent rise in retail deliveries. ...

Rogue passes Altima to lift Nissan volume up 17%
3:45 pm U.S. ET, Oct. 1 2015
The Nissan brand posted record September U.S. sales, thanks to soaring demand for the Rogue crossover and record September volume for the Versa subcompact. ...

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