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  • William Maley
    William Maley

    Sales Figure Ticker: August 2017

    The dog days of summer and auto sales. August's numbers are being announced.

    Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 15.1% (1,103 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,884 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 11.3% (8,164 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,765 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen of America - Up 9% (32,015 Vehicles Sold This Month, 220,344 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    General Motors Co. - Up 7.5% (275,552 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,916,105 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota Motor North America - Up 6.8% (227,625 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,604,847 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 4.6% (63,215 Vehicles Sold This Month, 423,728 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 4.1% (7,994 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,066 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Audi of America - Up 2.8% (19,811 Vehicles Sold This Month, 141,606 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 1% (9,421 Vehicles Sold This Month, 75,006 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mazda North American Operations - Down 1% (25,846 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,559 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia Motors America - Down 1.7% (53,323 Vehicles Sold This Month, 405,462 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ford Motor Company -  Down 2.1% (209,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,711,211 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    American Honda Motor Co. - Down 2.4% (146,015 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,088,881 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    BMW Group U.S. - Down 8.2% (28,001 Vehicles Sold This Month, 225,655 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 8.5% (29,183 Vehicles Sold This Month, 237,775 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Down 9.1% (4,709 Vehicles Sold This Month, 36,178 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    FCA US LLC - Down 11% (176,033 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,404,872 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan North America - Down 13.1% (108,326 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,056,309 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai Motor America - Down 25% (54,310 Vehicles Sold This Month, 454,733 Vehicles Sold This Year)


    Brands:
    Acura - Down 7.8% (13,132 Vehicles Sold This Month, 101,180 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Alfa Romeo - Up 2,891% (1,140 Vehicles Sold This Month, 6,084 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Audi - Up 2.8% (19,811 Vehicles Sold This Month, 141,606 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    BMW - Down 7.7% (23,553 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,604 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Buick - Down 22.5% (16,811 Vehicles Sold This Month, 143,093 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Cadillac - Down 8.1% (15,016 Vehicles Sold This Month, 98,316 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Chevrolet - Up 11.4% (196,007 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,316,391 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Chrysler - Down 33% (12,652 Vehicles Sold This Month, 128,050 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Dodge - Down 2% (43,608 Vehicles Sold This Month, 335,852 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Fiat - Down 23% (2,120 Vehicles Sold This Month, 19,046 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ford - Down 2.0% (201,189 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,637,291 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Genesis - Up 20.4% (1,803 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,366 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    GMC - Up 12.4% (47,718 Vehicles Sold This Month, 358,305 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Honda - Down 1.8% (132,883 Vehicles Sold This Month, 987,701 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai - Down 25.5% (52,507 Vehicles Sold This Month, 441,367 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Infiniti -  Up 5.2% (10,986 Vehicles Sold This Month, 100,969 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jaguar - Down 6% (3,101 Vehicles Sold This Month, 26,932 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jeep - Down 15% (73,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 548,833 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia - Down 1.7% (53,323 Vehicles Sold This Month, 405,462 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Land Rover - Up 4.8% (6,320 Vehicles Sold This Month, 48,074 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Lexus - Down 0.4% (30,801 Vehicles Sold This Month, 193,463 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Lincoln - Down 5.8% (8,708 Vehicles Sold This Month, 73,920 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Maserati - Up 15.1% (1,103 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,884 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mazda - Down 1% (25,846 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,559 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz - Down 8.2% (28,954 Vehicles Sold This Month, 235,381 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    MINI - Down 10.5% (4,448 Vehicles Sold This Month, 31,051 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mitsubishi - Up 11.3% (8,164 Vehicles Sold This Month, 70,765 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan - Down 14.8% (97,340 Vehicles Sold This Month, 955,340 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche - Down 9.1% (4,709 Vehicles Sold This Month, 36,178 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ram Trucks - Down 2% (43,322 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,007 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Smart - Down 35.1% (229 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,394 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru - Up 4.6% (63,215 Vehicles Sold This Month, 423,728 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota - Up 8% (196,824 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,411,384 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen - Up 9% (32,015 Vehicles Sold This Month, 220,344 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volvo - Up 4.1% (7,994 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,066 Vehicles Sold This Year)

    *Mercedes-Benz's sales numbers include Mercedes-Benz vans.

    Edited by William Maley


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    Some are very surprising especially Jeep Down and GMC up. WOW

    Really appreciate all the work that goes into reporting this by Bill and the companies. 

    One interesting observation is that some companies seem to be resorting to just giving overall sales numbers, % up or down and highlighting just a few models.

    This makes me wonder about the confidence in that automakers product line when they stop reporting individual numbers and generalize their overall sales.

    Wish Tesla would get onboard with better sales details and certain German brands that have gone generic would pick up the ball and report everything.

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    WTF happened to Cadillac and especially Buick sales?  Chevy and GMC sales were the only things that allowed GM to avoid the sales slump affecting Ford and devouring FCA.  Ironically Alfa Romeo and Maserati were up by large percentages (from a low base) while Dodge and RAM were down slightly and FIAT, Jeep and especially Chrysler were pummeled.

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    On 9/1/2017 at 3:39 PM, regfootball said:

    discounts = sales

    GM didn't really break out discounts till last month.  see the result.

    price does matter to car buyers

    And it's going to get worse. Even used car prices here are dropping.....people are just holding on to what they have because of all the crazy going on.

    Whether we want to admit it or not-we are heading into another recession. Companies are going to have to keep those discounts going if they want to keep selling stuff.....

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    Saw one article estimate that maybe 500,000 vehicles may get totaled from Hurricane Harvey... and we don't know yet what Irma's planning. Might actually turn out to be a major uptick in sales.

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    14 hours ago, balthazar said:

    Saw one article estimate that maybe 500,000 vehicles may get totaled from Hurricane Harvey... and we don't know yet what Irma's planning. Might actually turn out to be a major uptick in sales.

    A lot of those may eventually get titles washed and returned to service.  Buyer beware of anything with a history of Texas ownership I think.

    And long term yes, another recession.

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    I'm in a construction related business and the folklore me and my comrades over the ages hear as the case is every 7 years.......no matter what it averages out to 7 year swings

     

    that must be the pre determined cycle the global banking cartel has everyone on.

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    13 minutes ago, regfootball said:

    me and my comrades

    My comrades and I...

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    :D

     

    And for future use....this meme will be used the next time we lock horns together...

    funny-internet-arguments-meme.jpg

     

     

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    On 9/4/2017 at 11:28 PM, balthazar said:

    Saw one article estimate that maybe 500,000 vehicles may get totaled from Hurricane Harvey... and we don't know yet what Irma's planning. Might actually turn out to be a major uptick in sales.

    Sadly, I only expect about maybe 65 percent of those will get replaced....

    Many cannot afford another car....

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    10 hours ago, daves87rs said:

    Sadly, I only expect about maybe 65 percent of those will get replaced....

    Many cannot afford another car....

    Public transit could be a great option if everyone did not live in single family houses spread out over a very alrge area.

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    32 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    Public transit could be a great option if everyone did not live in single family houses spread out over a very alrge area.

    :o You mean you want us to live like sardines in a can for the sake of public transportation?

    :fryingpan:

    Nope not gonna happen, I hate the cities, love the suburbs and only go into the city when I have to work.

    :P

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    I don't do public transit currently, but have in the past when in cities where they are viable.  I liked and used the light rail often in the Denver area.  Never used it in Phoenix, as it was impractical to use relative to where I lived and worked. 

    I like my suburb here in the Cleveland area--very wooded and very quiet, great parks and a National Park 5 min away, but 15-20 min from downtown Cleveland and beaches.  I enjoy going into the city for the arts, dining, sports (going to the Browns-Steelers game on Sunday), etc.   

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    8 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    :o You mean you want us to live like sardines in a can for the sake of public transportation?

    :fryingpan:

    Nope not gonna happen, I hate the cities, love the suburbs and only go into the city when I have to work.

    :P

    ...and yet you use public transit.

    2 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I don't do public transit currently, but have in the past when in cities where they are viable.  I liked and used the light rail often in the Denver area.  Never used it in Phoenix, as it was impractical to use relative to where I lived and worked. 

    I like my suburb here in the Cleveland area--very wooded and very quiet, great parks and a National Park 5 min away, but 15-20 min from downtown Cleveland and beaches.  I enjoy going into the city for the arts, dining, sports (going to the Browns-Steelers game on Sunday), etc.   

    Where I live in Columbus is very similar.

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    1 hour ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    ...and yet you use public transit.

    Yup :D You betcha, after all the company pays me to bus in and gives me a food stipend to supplement my lunch at the company cafe, no reason to put wear and tear on my auto, time commuting alone and money out of my pocket.

    Funny thing is that at least here in Seattle, I can get from the North end into Seattle each morning and back out on an express bus in about 20-30 min. Driving myself in takes about 45 min to 1hr and then the crazy cost of parking which runs about $225 a month.

    Nope, like going to the park n ride and buzzing in my friend. :D 

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    33 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Yup :D You betcha, after all the company pays me to bus in and gives me a food stipend to supplement my lunch at the company cafe, no reason to put wear and tear on my auto, time commuting alone and money out of my pocket.

    Funny thing is that at least here in Seattle, I can get from the North end into Seattle each morning and back out on an express bus in about 20-30 min. Driving myself in takes about 45 min to 1hr and then the crazy cost of parking which runs about $225 a month.

    Nope, like going to the park n ride and buzzing in my friend. :D 

    Which is exactly the best use of public transit.  I loved it when I lived in Chicago.  Atlanta, where I also lived, has an awesome system.

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    12 hours ago, A Horse With No Name said:

    Public transit could be a great option if everyone did not live in single family houses spread out over a very alrge area.

    Yep, I would do it....while I like to drive-traffic sucks....

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