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    Sales Figure Ticker: June 2018

      Half-way through the year, how are automakers doing?

    Companies (Quarterly):
    General Motors Co.Up 4.6% (758,376 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 1,474,170 Vehicles Sold This Year)

    Companies (Monthly):
    Mitsubishi Motors North AmericaUp 46.2% (11,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 67,327 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mazda North American OperationsUp 20.4% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 163,924 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai Motor AmericaUp 18% (63,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 327,786 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru of America, Inc.Up 15% (59,841 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,860 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 8.3% (4,892 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,421 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    FCA US LLCUp 8% (202,264 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,115,476 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 7.2% (9,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 59,566 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen of AmericaUp 5.7% (28,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 172,898 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    American Honda Motor Co.Up 4.8% (146,563 Vehicles Sold This Month, 787,824 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota Motor North AmericaUp 3.6% (209,602 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,189,312 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ford Motor Company -  Up 1.2% (230,635 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,277,691 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan GroupUp 1.2% (145,096 Vehicles Sold This Month, 780,695 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia Motors AmericaUp 0.8% (56,571 Vehicles Sold This Month, 293,563 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    BMW Group U.S.Up 0.5% (33,553 Vehicles Sold This Month, 176,022 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Audi of AmericaUp 0.3% (19,741 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,942 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz USADown 9.9% (29,125 Vehicles Sold This Month, 176,408 Vehicles Sold This Year)

    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - 

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    Cadillac - Up 3% (39,222 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 75,949 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Chevrolet - Up 6.2% (528,100 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 1,019,019 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    GMC - Up 6.6% (138,163 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 269,507 Vehicles Sold This Year)

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    Acura - Up 3.5% (14,532 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 75,949 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Alfa Romeo - Up 121% (2,249 Vehicles Sold This Month, 12,265 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Audi - Up 0.3% (19,741 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,942 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    BMW - Up 1.5% (29,407 Vehicles Sold This Month, 153,386 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Chrysler - Down 32% (13,484 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,653 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Dodge - Up 9% (46,387 Vehicles Sold This Month, 250,933 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Fiat - Down 36% (1,426 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,285 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ford - Up 1.1% (221,101 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,227,422 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Genesis - Down 50.7% (796 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,262 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Honda - Up 5% (132,031 Vehicles Sold This Quarter, 715,141 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Hyundai - Up 19.6% (64,052 Vehicles Sold This Month, 335,048 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Infiniti - Down 12.8% (10,698 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,170 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jaguar - Down 20.1% (2,353 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,787 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Jeep - Up 19% (86,989 Vehicles Sold This Month, 495,022 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Kia - Up 0.8% (56,571 Vehicles Sold This Month, 293,563 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Land Rover - Up 21.2% (6,982 Vehicles Sold This Month, 44,779 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Lexus - Down 2.6% (23,750 Vehicles Sold This Month, 135,000 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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    Mazda - Up 20.4% (26,893 Vehicles Sold This Month, 163,924 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz - Down 9.7% (26,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,848 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz Vans - Down 9.7% (2,808 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,910 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    MINI - Down 6% (4,146 Vehicles Sold This Month, 22,636 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Mitsubishi - Up 46.2% (11,149 Vehicles Sold This Month, 67,327 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Nissan - Up 2.5% (134,398 Vehicles Sold This Month, 708,525 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Porsche - Up 8.3% (4,892 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,421 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Ram Trucks - Up 6% (51,729 Vehicles Sold This Month, 260,341 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Smart - Down 44.2% (126 Vehicles Sold This Month, 650 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Subaru - Up 15% (59,841 Vehicles Sold This Month, 322,860 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Toyota - Up 4.4% (185,852 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,04,312 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volkswagen - Up 5.7% (28,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 172,898 Vehicles Sold This Year)
    Volvo - 

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    Mixed bag..most volume brands up, some strongly up....some luxury brands sharply down, some up slightly.

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    Why Sergio is obsessed with selling FCA: check out those painful Chrysler and Dodge numbers.

    P.S. what happened to Buick?

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    1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

    Well of course Chrysler and Dodge numbers are sad... it is a direct result of PRODUCT STARVATION.

    Oddly, Journey sales were up substantially, Caravan sales flat but solid, and they even sold 1 Avenger in June...wow...a new Avenger still on a lot 4 years after it was discontinued.

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    Fiat and Chrysler brand are dead.  They might as well close up shop with those.  Dodge is a rental car brand, which is fine, they probably make money doing it so there is a business case there.  

    What happened at Genesis?  Other than they need SUVs and a small car bad, because if you only sell big sedans, I guess you see a 50% drop as that market is tanking.

    As far as Buick goes, you have Encore and Envision have been around a little while, and Buick has a large sedan with LaCrosse that is tanking also.

    Case in point, Land Rover up 20%, Jaguar down 20% and that is with Jaguar now having 2 SUVs for sale, people just want these SUVs, not cars sadly.

     

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    9 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    Fiat and Chrysler brand are dead.  They might as well close up shop with those.  Dodge is a rental car brand, which is fine, they probably make money doing it so there is a business case there.  

    What happened at Genesis?  Other than they need SUVs and a small car bad, because if you only sell big sedans, I guess you see a 50% drop as that market is tanking.

    As far as Buick goes, you have Encore and Envision have been around a little while, and Buick has a large sedan with LaCrosse that is tanking also.

    Case in point, Land Rover up 20%, Jaguar down 20% and that is with Jaguar now having 2 SUVs for sale, people just want these SUVs, not cars sadly.

     

    WOW, Explain please your Kool Aid brand of almost 10% down. 😕

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    6 hours ago, dfelt said:

    WOW, Explain please your Kool Aid brand of almost 10% down. 😕

    Still #1 selling luxury brand in 2018.  June 2017 was an all time record high sales month.

    And the GLE and GLS are dated and probably nearing the end of production.  They have new GLE, GLS coming in 2019, plus a new 2019 GLA and a GLB which will probably be a 2020 model.  People want the SUVs.

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    SUVs are rebodied pickup trucks.  Crossovers (or CUVs) are rebodied cars.  Please remember this.  Yes, we are in a time when CUVs and SUVs are kicking sedans' rear ends every day on the sales charts.  I wonder if that is sustainable if gas exceeds $4 a gallon again.

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    8 hours ago, riviera74 said:

    SUVs are rebodied pickup trucks.  Crossovers (or CUVs) are rebodied cars.   

    Not always.  Some SUVs are on SUV-specific platforms.   Like the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee.  Neither truck nor car based. 

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    I would think a better descriptor for the masses is BOF vs. UB. I think a lot of folk would say the Wrangler is akin to trucks since it is body on frame, while the GC is a unibody like CUVs are.

    I lump SUVs/CUVs together in one pot /  see little point in differentiating unless you are hauling a lot of weight.

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    2 minutes ago, balthazar said:

    I would think a better descriptor for the masses is BOF vs. UB. I think a lot of folk would say the Wrangler is akin to trucks since it is body on frame, while the GC is a unibody like CUVs are.

    I lump SUVs/CUVs together in one pot /  see little point in differentiating unless you are hauling a lot of weight.

    I would consider the GC an SUV since it is a RWD/AWD platform rather than a FWD/AWD transverse engine platform like CUVs tend to be. 

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    48 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I would consider the GC an SUV since it is a RWD/AWD platform rather than a FWD/AWD transverse engine platform like CUVs tend to be. 

    I would agree with you on the distinction if it was not for the fact like @balthazar makes a point of lumping them all together as the bulk of society really does not care or know the difference you point out now. Like splitting hairs of a medium brown versus dark brown.

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    22 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    I would agree with you on the distinction if it was not for the fact like @balthazar makes a point of lumping them all together as the bulk of society really does not care or know the difference you point out now. Like splitting hairs of a medium brown versus dark brown.

    True, but I couldn't care less about the bulk of society, though...;)

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    3 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Not always.  Some SUVs are on SUV-specific platforms.   Like the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee.  Neither truck nor car based. 

    Likewise with the current and Future GLE and GLS which have a platform made specifically for SUV and couldn’t be used for a car or pickup.  Unless it was a Subaru’s Baja or Holden Ute style pick up I suppose.

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    9 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

    Likewise with the current and Future GLE and GLS which have a platform made specifically for SUV and couldn’t be used for a car or pickup.  Unless it was a Subaru’s Baja or Holden Ute style pick up I suppose.

    A Ridgeline style pickup based off the GLE or GLS would be interesting for Mercedes, likewise something like that for Jeep off the GC. 

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    On 7/4/2018 at 11:59 AM, dfelt said:

    WOW, Explain please your Kool Aid brand of almost 10% down. 😕

    In all fairness they sell in huge numbers kool aid or not.

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    On 7/4/2018 at 11:36 PM, riviera74 said:

    SUVs are rebodied pickup trucks.  Crossovers (or CUVs) are rebodied cars.  Please remember this.  Yes, we are in a time when CUVs and SUVs are kicking sedans' rear ends every day on the sales charts.  I wonder if that is sustainable if gas exceeds $4 a gallon again.

     

    Depends on whether the economy is sliding or not.....if it is-oh yes they will...

     

    If by chance it does not, then I could see it go for a little while....

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      2019               2018

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      11,387

      12.7

      45,063

      47,936

      -6.0

      Transit

      36,885

      31,331

      17.7

      153,868

      137,794

      11.7

      Transit Connect

      10,208

      8,705

      17.3

      41,598

      31,923

      30.3

      Heavy trucks

      3,134

      3,124

      0.3

      16,510

      12,096

      36.5

      Ford Trucks

      330,075

      284,859

      15.9

      1,243,136

      1,139,079

      9.1

      Ford Brand

      568,507

      581,386

      -2.2

      2,310,494

      2,393,731

      -3.5

      LINCOLN BRAND

      MKZ

       

       

      4,080

       

       

      4,931

       

       

      -17.3

       

       

      17,725

       

       

      19,852

       

       

      -10.7

      Continental

      1,845

      2,424

      -23.9

      6,586

      8,758

      -24.8

      Lincoln Cars

      5,925

      7,355

      -19.4

      24,311

      28,610

      -15.0

      Corsair/MKC

      7,549

      6,971

      8.3

      25,815

      26,241

      -1.6

      Nautilus/MKX

      7,727

      8,687

      -11.1

      31,711

      28,573

      11.0

      MKT

      275

      540

      -49.1

      3,388

      2,324

      45.8

      Aviator

      6,424

      0

      N/A

      8,323

      0

      N/A

      Navigator

      5,455

      4,754

      14.7

      18,656

      17,839

      4.6

      Lincoln SUVs

      27,430

      20,952

      30.9

      87,893

      74,977

      17.2

      Lincoln Brand

      33,355

      28,307

      17.8

      112,204

      103,587

      8.3

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    • I will have to TOTALLY DISAGREE, Electra is the Perfect Name Plate for a Buick EV. This is not about sticking to the past history but taking the name plate and auto badge into the future. EV's are the future, Buick has a Future for sure in China and EV's are the future.  No better name plate for a Buick EV.   Buick ELECTRA Based on the GM BEV 3 Platform with a 404 Mile range battery pack and 583 HP! AWD with 0 to 62 mph in 4.3 seconds. Pasting the GM press release at the bottom. https://media.gm.com/media/cn/en/gm/news.detail.html/content/Pages/news/cn/en/2020/Sept/0928_Buick.html https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/news/buick-electra-ev-concept/ https://robbreport.com/motors/cars/buicks-luxury-behemoth-the-electra-is-coming-back-as-a-583-hp-ev-1234571849/ https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/09/all-new-buick-electra-concept-ev-crossover-debuts-in-china/ Buick Makes Bold Statement with Its Vision for Future EV Design Electra electric crossover concept makes global premiere 2020-09-28      Print      Email     Word      Share This Story   SHANGHAI – The Buick Electra concept vehicle made its global premiere this evening in Shanghai. The all-electric crossover offers a sneak peek at Buick’s vision for a new intelligent electric future. “Today, Buick’s innovative thinking and imagination of future intelligent mobility have reached the next level with the Electra,” said Sam Basile, executive vice president of SAIC-GM. “I am confident that the aesthetics and technology innovations reflected on the Electra will ultimately help reset consumers’ expectations, just as all previous Buick concepts have done.” Adopting the new “potential energy” design language, the Electra emphasizes clean and bold styling with seamless integrated technology. It comes with a new-generation electric propulsion system and the advanced Ultium battery, along with a variety of connected and intelligent driving technologies, demonstrating Buick’s ongoing evolution toward the future of personal mobility. “Building on Buick’s proven leadership in electrification, the Electra represents the brand’s ambition to bring together beautiful styling and intelligent connectivity in the new era of zero emissions,” said Molly Peck, executive director of Buick Sales and Marketing at SAIC-GM. “The advanced Ultium battery unlocks the exciting new possibilities for what future EVs will look like. The Electra fully leverages state-of-the-art technology to set a new standard for future EV design and personal mobility.” The Electra is the latest global concept vehicle developed by GM’s Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC) automotive engineering and design joint venture in Shanghai, backed by GM’s global resources. It is named after an iconic Buick flagship model that originally represented one of the three shields in the brand’s logo. Forward-looking design inspired by a space capsule Combining the athletic look of a four-seat crossover with Gran Turismo aesthetics, the Electra previews Buick’s next-generation design language for electric vehicles. Adopting a pure design philosophy, the Electra has clean and minimalist styling inspired by a space capsule. The evolving sculptural beauty is distinguished by a spacious glass interior pod situated in an aerodynamic wing-form bodyshell. The glass canopy extends from near the front of the hood to the rear. The Electra’s innovative “potential energy” design language is characterized by sculptural surfaces in front, along the sides, and in its wheels and lamps. It reinforces the elegant overall shape while emphasizing the dynamic stance like an arrow being released. This “moving tension” is also reflected through its gradient light silver exterior tone in the front end that progressively transitions to dark silver in back. The illuminated Buick badge integrates a flow-through design. Along with 23-inch wheels featuring an optimal design, it helps enhance aerodynamics while contributing to the Electra’s futuristic look. Its “breathing” front and rear Matrix LED lamps feature parametrical mathematic lighting strings with a three-dimensional effect. They are complemented by a full LED-illuminated grille and rear screen nameplate to provide dramatic digital lighting interaction. The Electra’s butterfly wing doors support facial recognition and provide a robust opening for convenient access. There is also a hidden floating skateboard integrated with the stoplight under the rear bumper to expand users’ personal mobility options. Zero-gravity environment with seamless technology integration The Electra’s four-seat interior takes full advantage of the all-new electric vehicle architecture developed by GM, with an optimized battery layout. Together with the lack of traditional A/B pillars, the result is a maximum extension of the cabin with a longer wheelbase, a more efficient package and a more spacious, open interior. The Electra interior has a sculptural spaceship-like cradle, without a traditional instrument panel. The large curved display is a central feature. A retractable steering wheel and suspended seats, supported by an all-new light-weighted armature structure, creates a visual effect of zero gravity inside the cabin.    The Electra’s color palette, including copper gold trim surrounding the cabin and dark trim on the exterior frame, replicates the atmosphere of outer space. The interior seamlessly integrates technologies such as a concealed air-conditioning system, ambient lighting and an electronic rearview mirror. The Electra provides functionality and convenience with features available when the user needs them. Intuitive and immersive user experience The Electra offers an intuitive and immersive user experience that rewards all the senses. Buick’s next-generation eConnect connectivity system runs on the distinctively large retina display with industry-leading freeform curved screen technology, expanding the viewing area for the driver with an immersive visual experience. The advanced eConnect system supports remote over-the-air (OTA) updates and enables a connected experience by providing on-demand driving information, advanced driver assistant system details and infotainment control. The introduction of a large augmented reality-enhanced head-up display with advanced live-view navigation adds to the Electra’s intuitive multi-screen interactive user interface. The Electra is also equipped with the next generation of Buick’s intelligent AI Voice Assistant. Users can fully manage the vehicle’s functions with smooth and precise human-machine voice interaction, such as controlling the air-conditioning, accessing home devices and adjusting the driving mode. Advanced electrification technology and smart mobility Leveraging GM’s global EV expertise, the Electra is supported by its new-generation high-performance modular electric propulsion system. Utilizing the advanced Ultium battery, the Electra has a range of more than 660 kilometers on a single charge, making it ideal for daily commutes as well as family trips.   Thanks to the industry-leading wireless battery management system, the Ultium battery reduces wires within the battery by 90%. It also helps balance chemistry within the individual battery cell groups and conduct real-time battery pack checks to safeguard battery health. The Electra’s Ultium drive unit has high-performance motors in both the front and the rear to ensure optimized power output. It has maximum power of 435 kW, enabling 0-100 kilometer per hour acceleration of just 4.3 seconds. Additional vehicle highlights for future mobility include GM’s next-generation intelligent driving technology with door to-door smart mobility solutions, as well as V2X technologies, to offer a safe and intelligent ride with peace of mind.    Buick has found success offering premium SUVs and cars with sculptural designs, refined performance, modern interiors and thoughtful personal technologies. Buick’s award-winning customer service and sales experience, along with the Avenir trim, the highest expression of Buick luxury, are attracting new buyers to experience Buick’s unique approach to attainable luxury in North America and China. Buick has sold over 10 million vehicles in China since its introduction by SAIC-GM in 1998. More information about Buick vehicles in China, its largest market, is available at www.Buick.com.cn.
    • As such every Pickup Truck out there ICE and EV are over priced especially with the crazy $7,500 to $12,000 discounts being thrown on the hoods now.
    • I've said it here a good dozen times; I think this is a terrible mis-appropriation of the storied nameplate. Sure, the crowd that has come to lean on the overly-simplistic 'A-B-C, 1-2-3' naming mindset will applaud, but it's still a travesty. None-the-less, here it is, threatening to return. Hopefully, it'll be another scenario like the '08 Invicta concept, and it'll remain peacefully dormant.  
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