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Sales: Sales Figure Ticker: June 2018

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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)

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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)
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Chrysler - Down 32% (13,484 Vehicles Sold This Month, 72,653 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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Hyundai - Up 19.6% (64,052 Vehicles Sold This Month, 335,048 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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Mercedes-Benz - Down 9.7% (26,191 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,848 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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Volkswagen - Up 5.7% (28,941 Vehicles Sold This Month, 172,898 Vehicles Sold This Year)
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Interesting.

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Posted (edited)

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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    • By William Maley
      New cars are getting more and more expensive. Kelly Blue Book reported earlier this month that the average transaction price of a new car was $35,541, up 1.8 percent compared to the same time last year. This has more consumers checking out the used car lot, causing demand to rise.
      “Customers forget a new car is now more than $30,000 and they expect it to be $20,000,” said Brian Allan, a senior director at Galpin Motors Inc., to the Wall Street Journal.
      “When people see the price has gone up, it is sticker shock, especially when people only buy a car every five to six years."
      Data from Edmunds reports that the gap between the price of a new and used car is now at one "of its largest points in more than a decade". Key reasons for this gap include consumers trending to trucks and SUVs, and automakers adding more expensive tech.
      This summer saw a strong demand for used cars and analysts are predicting this trend to continue throughout the rest of the year, partly due to dealers stocking more trucks and utility vehicles. Prices of used cars are also on the rise. Edmunds reports that buyers paid an average of $22,489 for a three-year old used car in the second-quarter - up $865 from the same time last year.
      This isn't good news for automakers as new car sales are starting to slow down and pressure could begin building to deepen discounts to lure consumers back. Lenders have been extending the length of loans and introducing 0 percent financing to make buying new more attractive.
      Source: Wall Street Journal (Subscription Required)
    • By William Maley
      Polestar has revealed new details as to how it plans on selling their vehicles in the U.S. As we have previously reported, Polestar will be using an online system for customers to do research, configure, and order their vehicle. They'll also have the choice of either purchasing a vehicle outright or doing a subscription model where insurance and maintenance is covered in the payment.
      But as Thomas Ingenlath, CEO of Polestar admits in a statement, "many people want to physically see a car before ordering." That's where Polestar Spaces come into play. These will be franchised by dealers and allow customers to check out the cars and learn more from product information specialists - not working on commission. The spaces will also handle servicing of the vehicles, although customers won't need to drop their vehicles off. Using a smartphone app, customers will be able to schedule a pickup for servicing. Once completed, Polestar will drop the vehicle back off.
      According to Car and Driver, Polestar will open their first space in New York City in late 2019 or early 2020. Nine more spaces will follow: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas or Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.
      Source: Car and Driver, Polestar


      Polestar – the new electric performance brand and a new approach to car ownership for US customers
      As a new entrant into the electrified automotive industry, Polestar has confirmed its positioning and innovative go-to-market strategy in the important North American car market. As a start-up electric car brand owned by Volvo Car Group, Polestar will offer electric performance cars with a modern, fully digital customer experience.
      “Launching an entirely new car brand gives us the opportunity to assess what customers enjoy about car ownership, and what they are less keen on,” says Thomas Ingenlath, Chief Executive Officer at Polestar. “As an electric performance brand, we want to maximize our customer’s enjoyment of driving. Polestars will be great looking cars with avant-garde design that are full of modern technology and great to drive.
      “We also want to remove the hassle from traditional car ownership. The customer will be able to research, configure and order their car online. They can choose our innovative subscription model that enables them to have all their motoring costs covered by one single monthly payment.
      “We also know that many people want to physically see a car before ordering, so our customers will be able to meet the brand in a franchised Polestar Space. In a town center location, they’ll interact with non-commissioned product experts who are totally focused on enhancing their brand experience and giving them the information they want and need. They will also have pick-up and delivery servicing, meaning that their days of standing in line at service reception are over.”
      “Polestar is a global brand from day one, operating in the world’s most important car markets – Europe, China and North America. We will therefore be opening Polestar Spaces in major US cities as demand requires them. We are also developing a new Polestar North America organization to meet the demands of this important market,” concludes Thomas Ingenlath.
      Polestar’s momentum has been building following its launch as the new electric performance brand. The company’s first car, Polestar 1, was revealed in October 2017 as a 600 hp Electric Performance Hybrid, but with the longest pure electric range of any hybrid in the world. The Polestar 1 will start production in mid-2019 at the new Polestar Production Centre, which is nearing completion. The first full year of production has already sold out, with 200 cars currently destined for North American customers.
      The brand’s second car, Polestar 2, will be the company’s first full battery electric vehicle and is designed to compete with Tesla Model 3. The Polestar 2 will be revealed early in 2019, with production starting a year later.

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