Jump to content
Drew Dowdell

Sales: March 2019 Sales Figures

Recommended Posts

29 minutes ago, riviera74 said:

How did GM get its butt kicked on the sales front?

Buick and GMC SUVs are a bit dated, there seem to be 5 new crossovers every month hit the market, just in the past year or so you had Atlas, Acent, Palisade, Telluride enter the Traverse segment.  Kona, Passport, etc.  They just keep coming.   Cadillac is struggling, BMW X7 is probably going to outsell the Escalade and Navigator this year, Cadillac and Chevy sedans are dated and sedans industry wide are struggling.  The butt kicking will get worse when you remove Impala, LaCrosse, XTS, Cruze, Volt off the list next year.  I don't think they'll make up that volume it will just go elsewhere, but I don't think GM is playing a market share game either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, smk4565 said:

 I don't think GM is playing a market share game either.

I totally agree with this, unlike GM of past and other American manufactures that ignored Deming and Drucker who ended up going to Japan and teaching them about Quality Management for Profit, Mary is a student of them. 

Right now Mary knows that if she is able to turn consistent profits and plan for the future, they can take back the market share and leadership role, but this first comes by making sure the company is profitable which she has done even if many of us do not agree with how the auto's are being built now. She is for sure investing in the future and will leave GM with a legacy that will be realized after the fact.

Profitable GM with Quality will bring market share and long term growth.  Another outstanding CEO was IBM Gerstner hired in 1993 and turned IBM into one of the most profitable service companies and proved he also built a deep bench of leadership by taking his Golden Parachute over 10 years to prove what he built would last and still does today.

It will be very interesting to watch everyone from the Germans to the Asian and American auto companies and see who becomes the new leader in the EV auto world.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 hours ago, riviera74 said:

How did GM get its butt kicked on the sales front?

High prices for low standard features

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I’ve said this for years but I’ll say it again. More and more folks are buying used and CPO for more than obvious reasons. Sales trends over the last few years reflect this. Thank you high priced new cars.  

  • Upvote 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CPO certainly worked for my last car. 

  • Upvote 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You are posting as a guest. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




  • Social Stream

  • Similar Content

    • By balthazar
      Tesla's March U.S. sales numbers were as follows:
      Model S : 2,275
      Model 3 : 10,175
      Model X : 2175

      The Q1 U.S. total was 30,600 vehicles. This compares to Q4 2018's U.S. total of 77,525 units for a decline of 61%. Musk had warned of both declining volume and an operating loss for Q1, but not to such an extreme extent.

      Model 3 U.S. volume over the last 6 months ~
      Oct '18 : 17,750
      Nov '18 : 18,650
      Dec '18 : 22,250
      Jan '19 : 6,500
      Feb '19 : 5,750
      Mar '19 : 10,175

      The pertinent question stands- what is the true mean monthly demand for the Model 3, and was the volume uptick in Q4 2018 solely due to the upcoming (Jan 1, '19) halving of the tax credit?

      [Source : insideEVs.com]
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Quarterly:
      Ford Motor Company - Down 1.6% for the quarter, Down 1.6% for the year
      General Motors Co. - Down 7% for the quarter, Down 7% for the year
      Tesla - Up 110% for the quarter, Up 110% for the year

      Monthly:
      Audi of America -  Up 1.1% for the month, Up 9.4% for the year
      BMW of North America -  Up 0.4% for the month,  Down 1.9% for the year
      FCA US LLC -  Down 7% for the month, Down 3% for the year
      Genesis Motor America - 
      Honda Motor Co. -  Up 4.3% for the month,  Up 2.0% for the year
      Hyundai Motor America -  Up 1.7% for the month, Up 2.1% for the year
      Jaguar Land Rover North America - Down 7% for the month 
      Kia Motors America - Up 10.2% for the month, Up 7.6% for the year
      Mazda North American Operations - Down 19.1%  for the month, Down 15.7% for the year
      Mercedes-Benz USA - Down 2.7% for the month, Down 9.3% for the year
      Mitsubishi Motors North America -  Up 36.9% for the month, Up 17.6% for the year
      Nissan Group - Down 7.2% for the month, Down 12.1% for the year
      Porsche Cars North America Inc. -  Up 0.5% for the month, Up 7.7% for the year
      Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 6.0% for the Month, Up 4.7% for the year
      Toyota Motor North America - Down 3.5% for the month, Down 5% for the year
      Volkswagen of America -  Up 14% for the month, Up 2.3% for the year
      Volvo Cars of North America, LLC -  Up 16.2%  for the month, Up 9.8% for the year

      Brands (Quarterly):
      Buick -  Down 8.7% - 51,876 QTD / YTD
      Cadillac -  Down 2.0% - 35,995 QTD / YTD
      Chevrolet - Down 7.8% - 452,401 QTD / YTD
      GMC - Down 4.4% - 125,577 QTD / YTD
      Ford - Down 2.1% - 565,274 QTD / YTD
      Lincoln - Up 11.2% - 24,974 QTD / YTD
      Tesla - Up 110% - 30,600 QTD / YTD

      Brands (Monthly):
      Acura - Up 10.4% - 14,408 MTD / 36,385 YTD
      Alfa Romeo - Down 31% - 1,774 MTD / 4,286 YTD
      Audi - Up 1.1% - 20,302 MTD / 14,859 YTD
      BMW - Up 2.9% - 32,228 MTD / 73,888 YTD
      Chrysler - Down 38% - 12,169 MTD / 31,591 YTD
      Dodge - Down 6% - 46,367 MTD / 110,517 YTD
      Fiat - Down 45% - 847 MTD / 2,214 YTD
      Genesis - 
      Honda - Up 7.9% - 134,101 MTD / 333,402 YTD
      Hyundai - Up 1.7% - 61,177 MTD / 147,585 YTD
      Infiniti - Down 23.1% - 13,406 MTD / 34,315 YTD
      Jaguar - Up 13% - 3,679 MTD
      Jeep - Down 11% - 87,328 MTD / 212,804 YTD
      Kia - Up 10.2% - 55,814 MTD / 136,596 YTD
      Land Rover - Down 13% - 9,492 MTD
      Lexus - Up 8.2% - 29,249 MTD  / 66,791 YTD
      Mazda - Down 19.1% - 26,934 MTD / 70,833 YTD
      Mercedes-Benz - Down 4.9% - 27,004 MTD / 71,171 YTD 
      Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 19.1% - 3,533 MTD / 7,476 YTD
      MINI - Down 16.8% - 3,769 MTD / 8,905 YTD
      Mitsubishi - Up 17.6% - 19,599 MTD / 42,067 YTD
      Nissan - Down 5.3% - 137,365 MTD / 331,536 YTD
      Porsche - Up 0.48% - 4,779 MTD / 15,024 YTD
      Ram Trucks - Up 15% - 51,822 MTD / 137,013 YTD
      Smart - Down 18.2% - 90 MTD / 231 YTD
      Subaru - Up 6.0% - 61,601 MTD / 156,754 YTD
      Toyota - Down 5.1% - 185,696 MTD / 476,923 YTD
      Volkswagen - Up 14% - 37,092 MTD / 85,872 YTD
      Volvo - Up 16.2% - 9,569 MTD / 22,058  YTD
    • By Drew Dowdell
      FORD MOTOR COMPANY 1ST QUARTER 2019 U.S. SALES             SALES BY BRAND 1st Quarter % 2019                             2018         Change       Ford 565,274 577,119 -2.1 Lincoln 24,975 22,462 11.2 Total vehicles 590,249 599,581 -1.6 SALES BY TYPE       Cars 98,265 128,794 -23.7 SUVs 213,086 202,927 5 Trucks 278,898 267,860 4.1 Total vehicles 590,249 599,581 -1.6 FORD BRAND       Fiesta 15,943 12,298 29.6 Focus 10,349 35,046 -70.5 C-MAX 17 2,789 -99.4 Fusion 41,683 43,176 -3.5 Taurus 5,731 7,647 -25.1   Police Interceptor Sedan 1,899 1,870 1.6 GT 84 40 110 Mustang 16,917 19,164 -11.7 Ford Cars 92,623 122,030 -24.1 EcoSport 12,879 6,096 111.3 Escape 60,702 67,350 -9.9 Edge 30,920 32,654 -5.3 Flex 5,557 4,875 14 Explorer 53,306 54,131 -1.5 Police Interceptor Utility 8,616 8,673 -0.7 Expedition 21,773 13,450 61.9 Ford SUVs 193,753 187,229 3.5 F-Series 214,611 214,191 0.2 Ranger 9,421 0 N/A E-Series 10,791 13,893 -22.3 Transit 31,842 30,351 4.9 Transit Connect 8,940 6,638 34.7 Heavy trucks 3,293 2,787 18.2 Ford Trucks 278,898 267,860 4.1 Ford Brand 565,274 577,119 -2.1 LINCOLN BRAND       MKZ 4,287 4,359 -1.7 Continental 1,355 2,405 -43.7 Lincoln Cars 5,642 6,764 -16.6 MKC 5,787 4,896 18.2 Nautilus/MKX 7,835 6,228 25.8 MKT 1,242 512 142.6 Navigator 4,469 4,062 10 Lincoln SUVs 19,333 15,698 23.2 Lincoln Brand 24,975 22,462 11.2
    • By Drew Dowdell
      Porsche Reports Record U.S. Retail Sales in March
       
      First quarter sales are up 7.7 percent compared to 2018Atlanta, Georgia. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of the Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and Cayman, Panamera, Cayenne, and Macan model lines, today announced March retail sales of 4,779 vehicles, a new all-time high for the month. Following record months in January and February, sales for the first quarter are up 7.7 percent from a year ago to 15,024 vehicles sold. 

      “It has been a month of celebrations for Porsche. First, we claimed the No.1 spot in the 2019 J.D. Power Customer Service Index Study, followed by a record March. This is a testament to our 191 U.S. dealers and their employees, who help ensure our customer experience lives up to the same superb quality as our cars,” said Klaus Zellmer, President and CEO of PCNA. “I am grateful customers are already showing this level of Porsche passion at the start of an amazing year that will feature a new 911, a refreshed Macan, and our first purely electric sports car, the Taycan.”

      March results were driven by strong demand for the new Cayenne, with a notable 76.2 percent increase compared to March 2018. Porsche 911 deliveries were up 15.3 percent year-to-date to 2,894, ahead of the next-generation’s arrival later this year. 

      Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) sales in the U.S. totaled 2,280
      vehicles in March, up 12.6 percent year-over-year.
       
       
      Model March Sales Year-to-Date 2019 2018 2019 2018 ALL 911 803 883 2,894 2,511 ALL 718 239 489 665 1,352 ALL PANAMERA 703 704 1,689 1,916 ALL CAYENNE 1,647 934 5,559 3,287 ALL MACAN 1,387 1,746 4,208 4,888 GRAND TOTALS 4,779 4,756 15,024 13,954  
       
    • By Drew Dowdell
      We previously had reported that Peugeot was planning on returning to the U.S. by 2026. After having been turned down by FCA for an offer of a merger, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Peugeot is accelerating its plans for a US return to happen in 3 to 4 years, that means as soon as 2022.
      One advantage they have is their recent acquisition of Opel from General Motors. Through that acquisition, Peugeot gained a number of engineers who have experience designing vehicles for the U.S. market. According to  PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, anything Peugeot currently builds is up for consideration to bring to the US market, though it has been hinted that the initial offering will be in the mid-size and compact segments. 
      Peugeot is also looking to disrupt the sales process as well.  While they still may use a dealership network, executives appear focused on a new method of vehicle delivery, perhaps using a methodology similar to Carvana where the process is primarily completed online. 

      View full article
  • My Clubs

  • Reader Rides

About us

CheersandGears.com - Founded 2001

We ♥ Cars

Get in touch

Follow us

Recent tweets

facebook

×
×
  • Create New...