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    Sales Figures Ticker: August 2015


    Audi of America - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    American Honda Motor Co. - Down 6.9% (155,491 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,054,816 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    BMW Group U.S. - Up 2% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    FCA US LLC - Up 2% (201,672 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,461,842 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (234,237 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,750,589 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    General Motors Co. - Down 0.7% (270,480 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,048,537 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Hyundai Motor America - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 12.3% (6,368 Vehicles Sold This Month, 52,769 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Kia Motors America - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mazda North American Operations - Down 4.4% (29,938 Vehicles Sold This Month, 216,091 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 3.2% (31,250 Vehicles Sold This Month, 243,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Nissan North America - Down 0.8% (133,351 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,000,706 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Toyota Motor Sales - Down 8.8% (224,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,627,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volkswagen of America - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

     

    Brands:
    Acura -
    Alfa Romeo - N/A
    Audi - Up 9.9% (18,794 Vehicles Sold This Month, 130,063 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    BMW -
    Buick -
    Cadillac -
    Chevrolet -
    Chrysler -
    Dodge -
    Fiat -
    Ford -
    GMC -
    Honda -
    Hyundai - Up 2.9% (72,012 Vehicles Sold This Month, 514,175 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Infiniti -
    Jaguar -
    Jeep -
    Kia - Up 7.7% (58,897 Vehicles Sold This Month, 426,160 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Land Rover -
    Lexus -
    Lincoln -
    Maserati - Up 1% (1,245 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,506 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Mazda -
    Mercedes-Benz -
    MINI -
    Mitsubishi - Up 22.1% (8,289 Vehicles Sold This Month, 65,701 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Nissan -
    Porsche - Up 10.3% (32,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 263,908 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Ram -
    Smart -
    Sprinter -
    Subaru - Up 4.9% (52,697 Vehicles Sold This Month, 367,632 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Toyota -
    Volkswagen - Down 8.1% (32,332 Vehicles Sold This Month, 238,074 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
    Volvo - Up 18.3% (5,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,854 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)

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    Behind the Numbers with Erich Merkle: August, 2015
    Bob Seger once sang about “running against the wind.” Well, we did just that in
    August, and let me explain why. The year-over-year comparisons for August were
    destined to be really tough for the industry because the Labor Day weekend –
    which typically provides a strong boost in vehicle sales – happened to be counted
    as part of “August” sales last year. This year, Labor Day weekend is included in
    September sales figures. For this reason the majority of our competitors
    experienced a decline in sales.
    We’ve been talking a lot about the gains that we would see in the second half of
    the year. Leaning into the wind we muscled out a 5 percent gain and saw our
    share rise. August can best be described as an impressive Ford sales month
    powered by . . . you guessed it . . . our newest products. This is an important step
    forward for us.
    Let’s look at some of that muscle.
    F-Series truck sales were up 5 percent, marking the best August sales since 2006.
    And for the first time since we completed the plant changeovers to the all-new F-
    150, we surpassed the 70,000 truck mark for the month. That’s selling an F-Series
    pickup an average of every 38 seconds during the month of August. Let that soak
    for a minute . . . and we achieved this without the added Labor Day weekend
    sales boost. It’s a true testament to the power and popularity of our Built Ford
    Tough trucks. It’s also important to point out that F-150 EcoBoost sales are
    growing, representing 63 percent of F-150 retail sales in August giving us an 86
    percent increase versus EcoBoost F-150 sales relative to year ago.
    Our vans also went to work in August, with sales up 70 percent, marking our best
    van performance since 1994 led by Transit and Transit Connect. Transit sales
    totaled 10,263 vans while Transit Connect produced its best-ever August results
    with 3,995 vans sold. When America works it’s in a Ford!
    Ford brand SUVs were strong in August with sales up 12 percent, giving us our
    best August SUV sales month since 2003. The days-to-turn is so tight on our
    newest SUVs that we have a tremendous opportunity to sell even greater 
    numbers. Edge sales were up 36 percent with vehicles turning in just 20 days on
    dealer lots. And Explorer sales were up 22 percent and turning in only 16 days.
    August marked the fourth consecutive month that Explorer sales lifted above
    20,000 vehicle mark.
    Mustang sales continued to accelerate with sales up 70 percent in August. We’re
    seeing sales increases in every part of the U.S. In California, for example, Mustang
    retail sales were up almost 70 percent, and retail sales in Florida doubled in
    August.
    Our newest products are out and the uptake in the market is significant right now.
    This is clearly demonstrated in the August sales numbers, despite the difficult
    Labor Day weekend timing differences. Our hard work with the record number of
    new product transitions last year and into this year has paid off. Now it’s pedal
    down, as we are going to have to maximize our production output to stock our
    inventories and fill demand. The folks love ‘em!!!
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