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    Sales Figure Ticker - September 2015

      So how did the automakers fare in September?

    Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 35.9% (7,556 Vehicles Sold This Month, 73,257 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 27.8% (53,070 Vehicles Sold This Month, 428,702 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Ford Motor Company - Up 23% (221,599 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,972,588 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 22.7% (4,424 Vehicles Sold This Month, 39,300 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Kia Motors America - Up 22.6% (49,820 Vehicles Sold This Month, 475,978 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 18.4% (5,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 46,381 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Nissan Group U.S. - Up 18.3% (121,782 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,122,488 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Audi of America - Up 16.2% (17,340 Vehicles Sold This Month, 147,403 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Toyota Motor Sales - Up 16.2% (194,370 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,867,372 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Hyundai Motor America - Up 14.3% (64,015 Vehicles Sold This Month, 578,190 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    FCA US LLC - Up 14% (193,019 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,654,851 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    American Honda Motor Co. - Up 13.1% (133,750 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,188,566 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    General Motors Co. - Up 12.5% (251,310 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,299,847 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mazda North American Operations - Up 6.8% (25,616 Vehicles Sold This Month, 241,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 6% (32,807 Vehicles Sold This Month, 275,596 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    BMW Group U.S. - Up 4.1% (31,022 Vehicles Sold This Month, 294,930 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volkswagen of America - Up 0.56% (26,141 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,215 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Maserati North America, Inc. - Down 33.8% (872 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,378 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

     

    Jaguar Land Rover North America -

     

    Brands:
    Acura - Up 6.3% (14,704 Vehicles Sold This Month, 132,019 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Alfa Romeo - N/A (54 Vehicles Sold This Month, 197 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Audi - Up 16.2% (17,340 Vehicles Sold This Month, 147,403 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    BMW - Up 4% (26,608 Vehicles Sold This Month, 249,956 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Buick - Up 5% (18,341 Vehicles Sold This Month, 167,727 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Cadillac - Up 7.8% (14,908 Vehicles Sold This Month, 125,699 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Chevrolet - Up 10.9% (170,675 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,596,182 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Chrysler - Down 5% (27,250 Vehicles Sold This Month, 248,800 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Dodge - Up 3% (45,170 Vehicles Sold This Month, 382,347 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Fiat - Up 1% (3,398 Vehicles Sold This Month, 31,819 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Ford - Up 23.1% (212,919 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,898,224 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    GMC - Up 23.8% (47,386 Vehicles Sold This Month, 410,319 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Honda - Up 14% (119,046 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,056,547 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Hyundai - Up 14.3% (64,015 Vehicles Sold This Month, 578,190 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Infiniti - Up 30.4% (10,220 Vehicles Sold This Month, 95,568 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Jaguar -
    Jeep - Up 40% (77,201 Vehicles Sold This Month, 632,910 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Kia - Up 22.6% (49,820 Vehicles Sold This Month, 475,978 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Land Rover -
    Lexus - Up 15.8% (25,294 Vehicles Sold This Month, 247,255 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Lincoln - Up 19.6% (8,680 Vehicles Sold This Month, 73,964 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Maserati - Down 33.8% (872 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,378 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mazda - Up 6.8% (25,616 Vehicles Sold This Month, 241,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz - Up 6.2% (29,020 Vehicles Sold This Month, 249,890 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    MINI - Up 4.6% (4,414 Vehicles Sold This Month, 44,974 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mitsubishi - Up 35.9% (7,556 Vehicles Sold This Month, 73,257 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Nissan - Up 17.3% (111,562 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,026,920 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Porsche - Up 22.7% (4,424 Vehicles Sold This Month, 39,300 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Ram - Up 4% (39,946 Vehicles Sold This Month, 358,488 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Smart - Up 0.3% (750 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,432 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Sprinter - Up 4.9% (2,317 Vehicles Sold This Month, 20,274 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Subaru - Up 27.8% (53,070 Vehicles Sold This Month, 428,702 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Toyota - Up 16.3% (169,076 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,619,927 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volkswagen - Up 0.56% (26,141 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,215 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volvo - Up 18.4% (5,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 46,381 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)


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    Mustang up ~200% and even Lincoln continues it's double digit climbs.

    Should be at 100K for the year.  Not too shabby.  New MKZ and Conti next year should give a healthy boost, as MKS is doing very little for the brand.

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    Pretty solid gains from everyone, except Chrysler and Maserati/Fiat.  Not surprised about Maserati/Fiat, those seem rather undesirable.  This is the first time in recent memory that so many brands had double digit gains, that is good news for the industry.

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    Wonder how long this can last given the depression over Europe and Asia happening. I have to think next year will be a cool year for auto sales here. I have to think this is people finally replacing auto's from our own depression of 2007 to 2012 and this is just a big bump.

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    Simple fact is, GM makes the best trucks overall.

     

    Most everyone backs away from ocn on this claim.

     

     

    I wouldn't necessarily say backs away. 

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    I wouldn't say that at all. I think his claims can be backed up pretty strongly. The biggest issue I have with GM trucks is that they don't really push the envelope with small diesels and suspension tech like Ram does. And the Canyonados are even beginning to address that situation. Put it this way: I won't be writing off GM the next time I'm looking for a truck.

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    I wouldn't say that at all. I think his claims can be backed up pretty strongly. The biggest issue I have with GM trucks is that they don't really push the envelope with small diesels and suspension tech like Ram does. And the Canyonados are even beginning to address that situation. Put it this way: I won't be writing off GM the next time I'm looking for a truck.

    Yes but... GM had a half ton, fullsize diesel pickup truck in the late 70's.  They sold compact diesel trucks here in the 70's and early 80's, with the LUV and S-10 diesels.  And they had coil spring rear suspension on their fullsize pickup trucks in the early 60's.

     

    GM makes the best trucks.

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    Link: http://www.stangtv.com/news/2015-mustang-sales-continues-to-trample-camaro-challenger/

     

    It’s been 11 full months since the 2015 Ford Mustang arrived at dealerships across the country, and for the 11th month in a row the Blue Oval’s remade muscle car has continued to dominate sales charts. With both of its main competitors set to be replaced or retired soon and Ford pimping the 50th anniversary of the Mustang hard, it really isn’t a surprise. The surprise will be if Ford can keep the sales momentum going after GM and Fiat-Chrysler release their new muscle cars into the wild.

    According to Torque News, Ford sold 9,456 Mustangs in September, a small drop from August sales but still almost as many sales as both the Camaro and Challenger combined. The General managed to move just 5,426 Camaros in the month of September, and the Dodge Challenger came in third (again) with 4,552 units sold. Both numbers represent a steep drop from August, with the Camaro’s fall more expected given the impending arrival of the all-new 2016 models.

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    Recalling that neither latest gen camaro or challenger when introduced came close to Mustang's recent continued 11 month sales spread, I believe Mustang's sales leadership is a slam dunk -- well into next year, and probably for some time to come.  

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    The last time it sold in those numbers was also the last time it had a new platform. That was back in 2004.

    Once every eleven years is pretty thin gruel for bragging rights.

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    Steady sales victories over the previous years are just fine. Like I said, it's not like Ford is exactly punctual with doing new Mustangs, so a once every decade and a half sales spurt is ok.

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    Eh. All I know is that once innovation happens in a segment, the incumbent needs to scramble to catch up. So, as I said, I can live with a once in a blue moon sales spurt.

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