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  1. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 28.1% (5,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,647 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 25.6% (8,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,006 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 17.9% (47,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 178,522 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 14.8% (6,390 Vehicles Sold This Month, 27,702 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 10.6% (32,432 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,680 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 10% (1,060 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,989 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 9.6% (32,428 Vehicles Sold This Month, 123,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 7.5% (16,827 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,925 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 7.5% (24,123 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,167 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 6% (189,027 Vehicles Sold This Month, 694,881 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 5.9% (269,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 953,095 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Up 5.7% (109,848 Vehicles Sold This Month, 477,476 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (222,498 Vehicles Sold This Month, 817,161 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 2.9% (68,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 240,038 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 1.8% (203,329 Vehicles Sold This Month, 778,949 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 0.7% (53,282 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,382 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 1.8% (130,068 Vehicles Sold This Month, 464,011 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 2.67% (30,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Down 5.5% (4,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Porsche - Up 28.1% (5,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,647 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 26% (27,704 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,637 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 25.6% (8,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,006 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Up 24.7% (5,467 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,253 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 20% (47,194 Vehicles Sold This Month, 167,005 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 20% (71,759 Vehicles Sold This Month, 250,508 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 19.6% (8,134 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,612 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 17.9% (47,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 178,522 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 17.2% (5,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 22,287 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 15.5% (2,674 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Up 13.7% (15,801 Vehicles Sold This Month, 52,976 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 12.8% (29,188 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,344 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 11.7% (25,876 Vehicles Sold This Month, 103,056 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Up 10% (1,060 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,989 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 8.8% (9,979 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,821 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 7.5% (16,827 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,925 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 7.5% (24,123 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,167 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 6.9% (26,952 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,444 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 5.4% (99,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 433,655 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Acura - Up 5.3% (14,874 Vehicles Sold This Month, 54,518 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 4.9% (214,364 Vehicles Sold This Month, 787,549 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Up 4.3% (1,079 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,415 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 4% (40,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 151,270 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 3.4% (187,837 Vehicles Sold This Month, 664,393 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 2.9% (68,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 240,038 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 0.5% (177,453 Vehicles Sold This Month, 675,893 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Down 0.7% (53,282 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,382 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Down 2.67% (30,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Down 2.7% (115,194 Vehicles Sold This Month, 409,493 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Down 5.2% (18,224 Vehicles Sold This Month, 68,721 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Down 5.5% (4,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 13% (3,756 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,794 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 16% (44,906 Vehicles Sold This Month, 168,417 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Scion - Down 20% (4,309 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,287 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Down 54.2% (480 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,013 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (38 Vehicles Sold This Month, 255 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
  2. May 1, 2015 SUBARU OF AMERICA, INC. REPORTS RECORD APRIL SALES Record April - monthly sales increase 18 percent over April 2014 41st consecutive month of year-over-year growth Best April ever for Forester, Legacy, Outback and XV Crosstrek 17 percent increase YTD over 2014 21st consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold 14th consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for April 2015 totaling 47,241 vehicles, an 18 percent gain over April 2014. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 178,522, a 17 percent gain over the same period in 2014. April marked the 14th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Forester, Legacy, Outback and XV Crosstrek sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best April ever. Legacy sales for April 2015 increased 68.8 percent over the same month in 2014. In April, Subaru earned two 2015 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards for Most Trusted Brand and Best Performance Brand. The Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards recognize automakers’ outstanding achievements in creating and maintaining brand attributes that capture the attention and enthusiasm of the new-vehicle buying public. “Our April results exceeded our expectations and we are delighted to have achieved another monthly sales record,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. “We have an awesome group of retailers who have made these results possible and are the true strength of our brand.” “We have seen record numbers of consumers shopping the Subaru brand and we continue to have excellent demand across our entire line-up, said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “We are pleased by the outstanding results provided by our retailers that included the best April ever for Forester, Legacy, Outback, and XV Crosstrek.”
  3. Mitsubishi Motors Reports Best April Sales Results In Seven Years Total sales up 25.6 percent from last April Best-ever April sales month for Outlander Sport Best Outlander April sales month since 2007 14th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increase CYPRESS, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) continues its sales momentum with April 2015 vehicle sales of 8,216 units, a 25.6 percent sales increase from April 2014. This marks the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases for MMNA, and it was the best April sales total in the last seven years. Mitsubishi Motors' Outlander Sport compact crossover continued to be the brand's best-selling model with April sales of 2,674 units. The highly fuel-efficient Mirage 5-door sub-compact experienced sales of 2,407 units for the month; Mirage sales are up 65.4 percent year-to-date. The seven-passenger Outlander crossover demonstrated strong sales with 1,254 units sold – its best April sales since 2007. "In March, we finished the first quarter of 2015 with an incredible sales pace. And that momentum carried over into April with our core models continuing to lead the way," said MMNA Executive Vice President, Don Swearingen. "Our cars are not only priced right, but they are also economical to own, exceptionally reliable and are backed by an industry-leading warranty. It is these important qualities that are attracting new car buyers to the Mitsubishi brand."
  4. Kia Motors America Announces April Sales Sharp CUV and Minivan Increases Drive Year-to-Date Sales Up 4.1 Percent; Soul EV Now Available Outside of California IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kia Motors America (KMA) today announced April sales of 53,282 vehicles, led by the U.S.-built* Optima midsize sedan and all-new 2016 Sorento CUV, as well as the iconic Soul. Combined sales of the Sorento and Sportage crossovers are up 19.8 percent year-to-date. "The all-new Sorento is Kia's most capable and refined CUV ever, and its early-2015 launch has aligned perfectly with the incredible rise in crossover demand," said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA. "And after winning Motor Trend's minivan comparison test, earning a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and being named to Ward's 10 Best Interiors List, sales of the completely redesigned Sedona have taken off and are up more than 400 percent year-to-date." Included in the second-best April total in company history are the first retail deliveries of the Soul EV in the state of Georgia.
  5. Hyundai Motor America Reports Record April Sales Four models have their best-ever April sales FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported its best April ever, selling 68,009 units, a three percent increase compared with sales in April 2014 and up, year-to-date, six percent. "For six years in a row we've set April sales records going into the spring selling season. With the launch of our all-new Sonata Hybrid and first Sonata Plug-In Hybrid this month, we are well poised to keep this momentum going," said Bob Pradzinski, vice-president National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. Genesis sedan, led by the popularity of Hyundai's HTRAC all-wheel drive system, once again was at the forefront with a 142 percent increase over last year, followed by the Sonata Hybrid, up 21 percent, Elantra sedan, up 16 percent and the Santa Fe, up 10 percent – all setting their best-ever April sales record. The Azera saw sales gains of 30 percent and the sub-compact Accent was up 28 percent.
  6. Audi sets 52nd consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in April 2015 May 01, 2015 | HERNDON, Virginia Sales for the month rose 7.5% to 16,827 vehicles A3 models achieved best-ever monthly sales since launch Demand for SUV models was strong for the month Audi reported that its April 2015 sales increased 7.5% to 16,827 vehicles, a total that stands as the brand’s 52nd straight month of record U.S. sales. Audi achieved its best-ever April sales in the brand’s U.S. history. The previous April record was set in 2014 with sales of 15,653 vehicles. Through the first four months of 2015, Audi U.S. sales rose 11.9% from last year to 56,925 vehicles. “This spring, our dealers continued to show robust sales performance across the Audi product portfolio,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “Strong demand in particular for models such as the Audi Q3 and the A3 gives us confidence that we will continue to draw new customers to our brand well into the summer.” April represented strong demand for Audi luxury SUVs, with a 35.6% increase in sales encompassing the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models. The Q5 posted a 14.2% increase from last year, and the Q7 posted a 10.8% increase from last April. The A3 model line achieved record sales in April with a 47.6% increase over last year. The most recent month was the best-ever sales month for both the A3 Sedan and the A3 Cabriolet models since their U.S. sales debut in 2014. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also set a new record for April, with a 7.3% gain on 3,971 CPO vehicles sold. CPO sales year-to-date increased 9.0%. Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.
  7. Mercedes-Benz Posts Highest April on Record with 12.8% Monthly Sales Gain MBUSA launches second quarter with 8.2% increase YTD May 01, 2015 - MONTVALE, N.J. - Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record April sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand with 29,188 units, up 12.8% from 25,887 sold in the same month last year. Sprinter posted a gain of 15.5% to 2,764 vehicles in April, combining with 480 units at smart for a monthly total of 32,432 for MBUSA. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz sold 107,344 vehicles, increasing 9%. Adding 8,323 units at Sprinter (up 18.6%) and 2,013 units at smart, the company's year-to-date grand total hit 117,680. "The momentum of a record first quarter propelled us to the best April sales in our history," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "With the Mercedes-Maybach S600 and Mercedes-AMG GT S now arriving in showrooms, we're fueling our growth at the upper reaches of the luxury and high-performance markets." The C-, E- and M-Class model lines led Mercedes-Benz April sales. The C-Class took the top spot at 6,665, up 30.3% from 5,114 in April 2014. The M-Class, best-seller on the light truck side, followed with a 29.1% gain to 4,945 units, while the E-Class rounded out the top three with sales of 3,466. At the high end, sales for the legendary G-Class sport-utility increased 9.5%. Sales of Mercedes-AMG high-performance models totaled 1,119 in April, up 11.2% from the 1,006 units sold last year, and 3,826 year-to-date. Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models delivered 2,970 units for the month – a 93.7% gain from April 2014 – with year-to-date volumes climbing 13.8% to 6,210. Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered April sales of 9,367, while year-to-date sales hit 37,806.
  8. BMW Group U.S. Reports April 2015 Sales BMW brand up 6.9 percent, sets April record MINI brand sales up 24.7 percent Woodcliff Lake, NJ – May 1, 2015… Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 6.9 percent in April for a total of 26,952 compared to 25,202 vehicles sold in April, 2014. “A good April result with a BMW sales record is the perfect set-up going into what are typically the even stronger sales months of May and June,” said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “All of us at BMW are excited about this season because starting right now, in May, we are celebrating 40 years of an icon, the BMW 3 Series, the most successful BMW of all-time and the world standard in its segment.” In April, notable vehicle sales included the BMW 3 / 4 Series which increased 5.9 percent to 10,374 vehicles and the BMW 2 Series which increased 38.8 percent to 1,009 vehicles. The BMW X5 has increased 12.0 percent year-to-date with 15,846 sold compared to the first four months of 2014. BMW Group Sales In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported April sales of 32,428 vehicles, an increase of 9.6 percent from the 29,592 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. MINI Brand Sales For April, MINI USA reports 5,476 automobiles sold, an increase of 24.7 percent from the 4,390 sold in the same month a year ago.
  9. Jaguar Land Rover Reports U.S. Sales for April 2015 Jaguar Land Rover U.S. April sales increase 15 percent with 6,390 units sold; making this the company's best April retail month since 2005 Land Rover up 17 percent for the best Land Rover April sales month ever driven by Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque Jaguar brand up 4 percent driven by sales of F-TYPE and XF (MAHWAH, NJ) - May 1, 2015 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported April 2015 U.S. sales. Sales for both brands hit 6,390 units, a 15 percent increase from 5,568 units in April 2014. Land Rover sales reached 5,311 units up 17 percent from 4,533 units in April 2014; Jaguar sales were 1,079 units, up 4 percent from 1,035 units in April 2014. Year-to-date in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales are up 19 percent from 2014. For the full year 2014, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales were up with 67,238 units sold in 2014 compared to 66,962 in 2013. For the full year 2014 the Land Rover brand established an all-time annual high for U.S. sales of 51,465. "Jaguar Land Rover's world class products including Range Rover and F-TYPE continue to resonate in the marketplace helping us achieve our best April since 2005," said Joe Eberhardt, President and CEO of Jaguar Land Rover North America. "We are particularly pleased that Land Rover was able to achieve its highest April sales level in U.S. history and that on the Jaguar side, the 16MY F-TYPE contributed to a great sales month." U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover Land Rover hit a new April high with 5,311 total units sold this month as both the Range Rover and Range Rover Evoque each had their best ever U.S. April sales. April was the fourth consecutive month in which Land Rover set a new monthly U.S. sales record. Range Rover hit 1,542 units in April, increasing 18 percent from 1,306 units in April, 2014. The Range Rover Evoque hit 1,081 units in April, up 25 percent from 867 units in April, 2014. April was the first partial month of retail sales for the new Discovery Sport as the LR model is phased out. For the full year 2014, Land Rover brand U.S. sales reached a new all-time high of 51,465 units. Full year sales were led by the brand volume leader Range Rover Sport with 17,897 sales up 12 percent; Range Rover with 12,830 sales up 5 percent and Range Rover Evoque with 12,440 sales up 9 percent. Jaguar For the month of April, Jaguar increased 4 percent to 1,079 from 1,035 units in April 2014. The brand volume leader, Jaguar XF was up 16 percent with 484 units sold vs. 418 in April 2014. The Jaguar F-TYPE continues to grow with an increase of 198 percent to 274 units from 92 in April 2014. In 2015, the 16 MY Jaguar F-TYPE is newly available with options of all-wheel drive and a manual transmission and now comes standard with the best warranty and longest scheduled maintenance package of any luxury sports car in the market with five-years or 60,000 miles coverage.
  10. Cars and Light Trucks Share the Spotlight as American Honda Reports April 2015 Sales May 1, 2015 Honda light trucks set a new April record of 52,635 vehicles sold, gaining 2.0 percent year-over-year; Honda CR-V also has best-ever April, rising 3.4 percent on sales of 29,452 vehicles Honda Fit sales jumped 55.6 percent to lead American Honda April performers Acura division sales leapt 5.3 percent in April, fueled by a steep 29.4 percent rise in sedan sales led by TLX with sales of 4,093 vehicles Honda Pilot posts a substantial 28 percent gain even as an all-new Pilot and HR-V prepare to do battle in a hot truck market American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported April 2015 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 130,068 units, with Acura cars rising 29.4 percent on sales of 5,932 vehicles and Honda trucks gaining 2.0 percent on sales of 52,635 units for a new April record. Overall American Honda sales decreased 1.8 percent versus a strong April 2014 sales total, with the Honda Division posting sales of 115,194 vehicles in April, a decrease of 2.7 percent for the month, and the Acura Division gaining 5.3 percent on sales of 14,874 vehicles in the same period. Honda Honda light trucks continue to resonate with consumers shopping in mainstream market segments, witnessed by yet another robust month for the outgoing 2015 Pilot—even as it makes room for the 2016 model—plus another strong month for the best-selling CR-V as it set a new April record, nearly reaching 30,000 sales; both vehicles contributed to a new April Honda light truck sales record. Bucking recent trends toward trucks, the Fit blazed another 55+ percent monthly increase while Civic also gained solid ground, up more than 2.8 percent over April 2014. Honda light trucks set a new April record, rising 2.0 percent on sales of 52,635 units. The best-selling CR-V also had record April sales, gaining 3.4 percent on sales of 29,452 vehicles. The outgoing 2015 Pilot posted sales of 11,222 vehicles—a stout increase of 28 percent in April. In the midst of a shrinking sedan market, Civic sales were up 2.8 percent for the month on sales of 28,380 and the amazing Fit posted sales of 6,529 units to leap 55.6 percent in April, while Accord posted strong sales of 27,251 units. "With the CR-V and current Pilot selling so well, and the HR-V and all-new Pilot soon entering the market, our truck lineup is set to drive a very strong 2015 for the Honda brand," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "Though the scales are definitely tipped toward trucks at the moment, we're really pleased at how Fit, Civic and Accord continue to outperform their rivals in the retail marketplace." Acura Even as Acura SUVs continue to perform well, Acura sedans showed renewed strength as the superbly balanced TLX set the bar for the brand in April, with sales of 4,093 units putting the TLX firmly in the top sales tier of its segment and pushing total Acura sales up 5.3 percent for the month. Acura's pace-setting luxury SUVs—RDX and MDX—also continued with brisk sales in April. Total Acura brand sales gained 5.3 percent in April, with total sales reaching 14,874. TLX drove the April increase on sales of 4,093 units for the month; sedan sales are up 29.4 percent since the beginning of the year. Combined MDX and RDX sales continue to be a formidable force in the luxury SUV game—despite a changeover from 2015 to 2016 model production—with RDX sales reaching 3,972 and MDX finding 4,970 buyers in April for a total of almost 9,000 units for the month. "The Acura TLX has renewed momentum that will continue to grow in the months ahead as it makes major inroads in the tough luxury sedan market," said Mike Accavitti, Acura Division senior vice president and general manager. "Despite tight supply during the transition from outgoing 2015 models to newly refreshed 2016 models, the RDX and MDX continued to perform exceptionally well in April."
  11. ATLANTA, May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor in the United States of Porsche 918 Spyder, 911, Boxster and Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up, today announced April 2015 sales of 5,217 vehicles, up 28 percent compared to April 2014. "This is the first time in PCNA history that we celebrate exceeding 5,000 units in one month – a milestone record," said Detlev von Platen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. "The U.S. market continues to show increased demand and passion for Porsche." April 2015 sales were led by the Cayenne model line, with 1,773 units sold. Macan had its strongest month yet with over 1,500 units delivered, while nearly 900 sales were recorded for the 911. For the year, 16,647 Porsches have been sold, an increase of 17 percent compared to the first four months of 2014. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the U.S. were 1,206 for April 2015, up 18.8 percent compared to April 2014. This month also sets the record for Porsche CPO sales in one month.
  12. Volvo Announces April Sales ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2015) - Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 4,636 units, holding steady compared to April 2014. Year-to-date sales remain similar to last year. April 2015 was the first month to record registrations of the all new XC90, with 255 arriving in the US. Sales for the XC60 remained strong, with 1,819 units sold, a 44% increase from April 2014. The S60 was the second-most sold vehicle in April, with 1,301 purchased. Volvo Cars is midway through a global transformation that involves the complete renewal of Volvo’s product range beginning with the all-new XC90 luxury SUV, world-first safety technologies, a new design language, new powertrain architecture and a range of class-leading connectivity services.
  13. Toyota Motor Sales Reports 1.8 Percent April Sales Increase Toyota division was no 1 brand in April RAV4 and Highlander post double-digit gains Lexus up nearly 12 percent TORRANCE, Calif. (May 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported April 2015 sales of 203,329 units, an increase of 1.8 percent from April 2014 on a volume basis. With the same amount of selling days in April 2015 and April 2014, sales were up 1.8 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted April 2015 sales of 177,453 units, up 0.5 percent on a volume basis and 0.5 percent on a DSR basis. “Light truck sales have carried the auto industry to its best start in 15 years,” said Bill Fay, Toyota division group vice president and general manager. “The demand for crossover SUVs is off the charts and both the RAV4 and Highlander set April records.” Lexus posted sales of 25,876 units, up 11.7 percent from April 2014 on a volume basis and 11.7 percent on a DSR basis. “Lexus is off to its best start ever,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “We’re bullish on the industry as we head into the summer selling season and that goes double for the luxury segment.” April 2015 Highlights: Camry is volume leader with sales of 34,066 units Corolla up over 10 percent Toyota Light trucks up 8 percent RAV4 up almost 22 percent; posted sales of 22,914 units 4Runner up 18 percent Tacoma up 12.9 percent Tundra up 4.5 percent, posted sales of 10,681 units Lexus luxury utility vehicles up 23.5 percent NX posted sales of 3,421 units GX up 19 percent
  14. Nissan Group reports April 2015 U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for April 2015 of 109,848 units, an increase of 5.7 percent over the prior year and an April record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division set an April record at 99,869 sales in the month, an increase of 5.4 percent. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set an April record, up 23.7 percent. Nissan Rogue sales were up 44.5 percent to 21,767, setting an April record. Sales of the Murano crossover, all-new since December 2014, increased 72.9 percent to 4,121. Sentra sales increased 21.2 percent to 17,059 in April. Infiniti today reported sales of 9,979 vehicles in the U.S. during April, an increase of 8.8 percent versus prior year. Sales of the Q50 sports sedan were up 13.9 percent for its best April ever, while sales of the updated 2015 Q70 luxury performance sedan and new Q70L long wheelbase model had sales of 763, an increase of 114.9 percent. The QX60 7-passenger luxury crossover was up 24.0 percent, making it its best April ever. In all, Infiniti crossovers and sport utility vehicles were up 17.2 percent over prior year.
  15. Mazda Reports Best April in 20 Years IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported April U.S. sales of 24,123 vehicles, representing an increase of 7.5 percent versus last year. Through April, Mazda has sold 102,167 vehicles year-to-date. "It is often said at Mazda that this business isn't a sprint, but a marathon, and our sixth-generation vehicles prove that a steady pace will establish growth and build our brand," said Ron Stettner, vice president of sales, MNAO. "Sixth-generation vehicle sales combine to be up 14.0 percent year-over-year and we continue to focus on the quality of our sales." Key April 2015 sales notes: Setting a 20-year record, Mazda tallied 24,123 vehicles sold for April 2015 and year-over-year sales up 7.5 percent. Mazda6 sales for April 2015 are up 30.9 percent YOY, establishing the best April for Mazda6 since 2006 with 4,995 vehicles sold. Mazda CX-5 continues to be a favorite and set a record for its best April ever with 8,960 vehicles sold, representing an increase of 31.1 percent YOY. Mazda's outstanding sixth-generation vehicles (Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-5) have combined YTD sales up 9.2 percent and for the month of April are up 14.2 percent YOY. As sixth-generation vehicle sales grow so does SKYACTIV® TECHNOLOGY. Mazda's no-compromise solution to driving performance and fuel efficiency has proven to be an affordable and beneficial solution for consumers. In April 2015, 91.0 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Sales are up 14.0 percent YOY. Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) April sales of 3,403 vehicles, up 3.0 percent YOY.
  16. Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 28.1% (5,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,647 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 25.6% (8,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,006 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 17.9% (47,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 178,522 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 14.8% (6,390 Vehicles Sold This Month, 27,702 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 10.6% (32,432 Vehicles Sold This Month, 117,680 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 10% (1,060 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,989 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 9.6% (32,428 Vehicles Sold This Month, 123,697 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 7.5% (16,827 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,925 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 7.5% (24,123 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,167 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 6% (189,027 Vehicles Sold This Month, 694,881 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Up 5.9% (269,056 Vehicles Sold This Month, 953,095 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan North America - Up 5.7% (109,848 Vehicles Sold This Month, 477,476 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 5.4% (222,498 Vehicles Sold This Month, 817,161 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 2.9% (68,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 240,038 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 1.8% (203,329 Vehicles Sold This Month, 778,949 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Down 0.7% (53,282 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,382 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Down 1.8% (130,068 Vehicles Sold This Month, 464,011 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Down 2.67% (30,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Down 5.5% (4,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Porsche - Up 28.1% (5,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,647 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 26% (27,704 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,637 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 25.6% (8,216 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,006 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Up 24.7% (5,467 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,253 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 20% (47,194 Vehicles Sold This Month, 167,005 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 20% (71,759 Vehicles Sold This Month, 250,508 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 19.6% (8,134 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,612 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 17.9% (47,241 Vehicles Sold This Month, 178,522 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 17.2% (5,311 Vehicles Sold This Month, 22,287 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 15.5% (2,674 Vehicles Sold This Month, 8,323 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Up 13.7% (15,801 Vehicles Sold This Month, 52,976 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 12.8% (29,188 Vehicles Sold This Month, 107,344 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 11.7% (25,876 Vehicles Sold This Month, 103,056 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Up 10% (1,060 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,989 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 8.8% (9,979 Vehicles Sold This Month, 43,821 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 7.5% (16,827 Vehicles Sold This Month, 56,925 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 7.5% (24,123 Vehicles Sold This Month, 102,167 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 6.9% (26,952 Vehicles Sold This Month, 105,444 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 5.4% (99,869 Vehicles Sold This Month, 433,655 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Acura - Up 5.3% (14,874 Vehicles Sold This Month, 54,518 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 4.9% (214,364 Vehicles Sold This Month, 787,549 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Up 4.3% (1,079 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,415 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 4% (40,864 Vehicles Sold This Month, 151,270 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Up 3.4% (187,837 Vehicles Sold This Month, 664,393 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 2.9% (68,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 240,038 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 0.5% (177,453 Vehicles Sold This Month, 675,893 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Down 0.7% (53,282 Vehicles Sold This Month, 194,382 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Down 2.67% (30,009 Vehicles Sold This Month, 109,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Down 2.7% (115,194 Vehicles Sold This Month, 409,493 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Down 5.2% (18,224 Vehicles Sold This Month, 68,721 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - Down 5.5% (4,381 Vehicles Sold This Month, 18,103 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 13% (3,756 Vehicles Sold This Month, 14,794 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 16% (44,906 Vehicles Sold This Month, 168,417 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Scion - Down 20% (4,309 Vehicles Sold This Month, 16,287 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Down 54.2% (480 Vehicles Sold This Month, 2,013 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (38 Vehicles Sold This Month, 255 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) View full article
  17. FCA US LLC Reports April 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 6 Percent; Best April Sales Since 2007 61st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Jeep® brand sales up 20 percent; best monthly sales ever Jeep Cherokee sales increase 27 percent; best monthly sales ever Dodge Challenger sales up 32 percent; best monthly sales ever Nine FCA US vehicles post sales records in April May 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 189,027 units, a 6 percent increase compared with sales in April 2014 (178,652 units), and the group’s best April sales since 2007. The Chrysler, Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in April compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand’s 26 percent increase was the largest sales gain of any FCA US brand during the month. The group extended its streak of year-over-year sales gains to 61-consecutive months. “We launched the spring selling season with nine vehicle sales records and a 6 percent year-over-year increase that extends our sales streak to 61-consecutive months of sales gains,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our all-new Jeep Renegade small SUV is off to an exceptional start with more than 4,200 units sold in its first full month in the market helping to propel our Jeep brand to its best monthly sales ever.” Nine FCA US vehicles set records in the month of April, including the Dodge Challenger, which posted its best monthly sales ever. Challenger sales were up 32 percent in April compared with the same month a year ago. Likewise, the all-new Jeep Cherokee had its best monthly sales ever last month with its 27 percent increase. The Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Patriot, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Journey, Ram pickup truck and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best April sales ever. The 200 mid-size sedan achieved its record with a 348 percent year-over-year increase, the largest percentage increase of any FCA US vehicle in April. FCA US finished the month of April with a 78-day supply of inventory (567,761 units). U.S. industry sales figures for April are internally projected at an estimated 17.0 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales increased 26 percent, the brand’s best April sales since 2013 and its 10th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 348 percent in April, the mid-size sedan’s best ever sales in the month of April and the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. It was the eight-consecutive month that the 200 logged record sales, including its all-time sales record in March of this year. The all-new 200 was named “Car of the Year” in April by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) association. Also in April, the new Chrysler 300C Platinum made Ward’s prestigious 10 Best Interiors List for 2015. Jeep® Brand Jeep brand sales were up 20 percent, the brand’s best monthly sales ever and its 19th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in each month dating back to November 2013. Three Jeep brand vehicles set records in April. The Cherokee’s 27 percent increase resulted in its best monthly sales ever. The Wrangler and Patriot each logged their best ever sales in the month of April. With its 27 percent year-over-year increase, the new Cherokee had the largest sales percentage gain of any Jeep model for the month. The all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable small sport utility vehicle (SUV), recorded 4,214 units sold in its first full month of sales. The Renegade picked up a major award in its first full month in the market. The Renegade was named to the Ward’s 10 Best Interiors List for 2015 last month by editors of WardsAuto.com. In addition, the Renegade was named Northwest Outdoor Activity Vehicle of the Year and winner of the Compact Utility category in last month’s 21st-annual “Mudfest” competition hosted by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). The Cherokee was voted winner of the Family Utility class in the same competition. Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 4 percent, the brand’s best April sales since 2005. Sales of the Ram ProMaster increased 43 percent, the full-size van’s best April sales since the vehicle was launched in October 2013. Sales of the Ram ProMaster City, which went on sale in January, continued to ramp up as greater volumes of the compact van arrived at Ram dealerships. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 3 percent in April, the pickup’s best ever sales in the month of April. The Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named “Truck of the Year” last month by the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) association and was winner in the Pickups category at last month’s “Mudfest” competition hosted by the Northwest Automotive Press Association (NWAPA). The Ram Power Wagon was voted winner of the Extreme Capability category at Mudfest. FIAT Brand Sales of the Fiat 500L were flat in April, compared with the same month a year ago. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500 and 500L, were down 13 percent in April. Just in time for the spring and summer top-down driving season, the FIAT brand introduced in April the new Fiat 500 1957 Edition Cabrio. This new addition to the FIAT brand product lineup offers vintage Italian styling with open-air driving excitement, starting at $24,700 U.S. MSRP. Dodge Brand Sales of the Challenger were up 32 percent in April, the muscle car’s best monthly sales ever. The Dart posted its best ever sales in the month of April. Sales of the Dart were up 42 percent, the largest percentage sales gain of any Dodge brand vehicle in April. The Charger posted a 12 percent increase for its best April sales in seven years. Dodge brand sales were down 16 percent in April, compared with the same month a year ago, due in large part to model changeover at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Windsor, Ontario, where the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are built.
  18. Double-digit Crossover and Truck Gains Drive Chevrolet, GMC, Buick and Cadillac Sales April was GM’s best-ever month for crossover sales Pickup sales up 22 percent Commercial deliveries up 31 percent DETROIT – Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 269,056 vehicles in April 2015, up 6 percent year over year. Retail deliveries were up 5 percent, fleet deliveries were up 8 percent and commercial sales were the highest since March 2008. “At GM, truck and crossover sales have been strong all year, thanks to our increasingly deep and broad product portfolio,” said Kurt McNeil, General Motors’ U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. GM’s trucks and crossovers posted double-digit sales increases in April, up 13 percent and 25 percent, respectively. Thanks to new products, GM’s estimated share of the retail market for midsize pickups is now 31 percent calendar year to date, according to J.D. Power PIN. For small crossovers, it is 55 percent and for large SUVs it is 74 percent. “Consumer and commercial customer demand for pickups and utility vehicles has been building since last fall, and that’s a clear sign that the slowdown in GDP growth during the winter months was caused by factors that are mostly transitory in nature,” McNeil said. “The auto industry continues to be on track to have its best sales year since 2006.” Highlights vs. 2014 (except as noted) Chevrolet Chevrolet crossover deliveries were up 51 percent (excluding the fleet-only Captiva, which has been discontinued). Equinox was up 42 percent for its best April ever. Traverse, up 28 percent, also had its best April ever, and the all-new Trax is off to a strong start with 3,451 sales. Chevrolet pickup sales totaled 52,988 units, up 24 percent. Silverado deliveries were up 8 percent and the all-new Colorado midsize pickup had its best month since launch, with 7,010 deliveries. The Colorado has now been the industry’s fastest-selling truck for three months in a row, with a “days to turn” of only 15 days. Spark EV sales were a record 920 units, the Sonic was up 14 percent, the SS was up 6 percent and the Corvette Z06 is one of the industry’s fastest-selling car, with a “days to turn” of only 17 days. Chevrolet is the industry’s fastest-growing truck brand so far this year and Chevrolet passenger car volumes have increased sequentially each month this year. Cadillac Cadillac deliveries in April were up 14 percent and the brand’s calendar-year-to-date sales are in line with 2014. Escalade sales were up 144 percent. The SRX crossover saw a 41-percent increase and the XTS sedan was up 14 percent. GMC GMC had its best first-quarter sales since 2005, and followed that up with a 20-percent increase in April. GMC pickup sales were up 19 percent, with Sierra up 5 percent and Canyon deliveries totaling 2,432 units. The Sierra and Canyon have the highest average transaction prices (ATPs) in their respective segments, according to PIN. Denali penetration is at record levels, surpassing 23 percent of retail sales. GMC’s crossover sales were up 25 percent, with Terrain up 13 percent and Acadia up 40 percent. Both vehicles had their best-ever April sales. Buick Buick Encore deliveries were up 29 percent, and sales have increased year over year for 16 consecutive months. General Motors Crossover deliveries were up 25 percent, with small crossover sales more than doubling to 9,000 units. April was GM’s best-ever month for crossover sales. Combined van, SUV and pickup deliveries were up 13 percent, with pickup deliveries up 22 percent. Full-size pickups were up 7 percent and midsize pickup sales reached 9,442 units. ATPs were approximately $34,750, up $880 per unit, according to PIN estimates. Calendar year to date, ATPs are up $1,580. Incentive spending as a percentage of ATPs was 9.5 percent in April, according to PIN estimates. That is in line with March and down 0.6 percentage points year over year. Industry average spending was 9.2 percent of ATP. Commercial deliveries were up 31 percent. Through April, commercial deliveries have grown year over year for 18 consecutive months. Large vans were up 64 percent and full-size pickups were up 42 percent. GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in April was 16.7 million units. GM passenger car deliveries were down 12 percent in April, reflecting the segmentation shifts that began in the fall of 2014, as well as lower rental deliveries and incentive spending on an ATP basis that is considerably below the industry average. Chevrolet has the lowest passenger car incentives in the industry on an ATP basis compared to other full-line manufacturers.­
  19. FORD U.S. SALES UP 5 PERCENT IN APRIL AND AN SUV RECORD; STRONG CONSUMER DEMAND CONTINUES FOR NEWEST PRODUCTS Ford Motor Company April U.S. sales increase 5 percent for best April sales performance best since April 2006 Ford brand SUVs deliver all-time April sales record; all-new Ford Edge delivers best-ever April sales Ford F-Series retail sales up 8 percent; EcoBoost™ V6 engines represent record 63 percent of 2015 F-150 retail sales, while premium Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models are 60 percent of retail sales Commercial vans post best April sales since 1987 Ford Mustang has best April performance since 2006 Lincoln has best retail April sales results in seven years DEARBORN, Mich., May 1, 2015 – Strong consumer demand for its new products drove Ford Motor Company to a 5 percent increase in total U.S. sales in April with 222,498 vehicles sold. Retail sales grew 7 percent, while fleet sales were up 1 percent. It was the company’s best April retail sales in nine years. “Customer demand for our new vehicles continues to be strong, with the F-Series, Mustang, Transit van lineup and Edge driving retail gains in April,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “Our SUVs are in particularly high demand, and the new F-150 is off to an outstanding start.” Ford brand SUVs had a record-setting month – the company’s best April ever – with sales of 62,730 vehicles. This included record sales of the all-new Edge, up 78 percent, and Escape up 5 percent. Edge is now turning on dealer lots in just 10 days. F-Series, America’s best-selling truck, posted an April retail sales gain of 8 percent – with the continued plant changeover to the new F-150 and limited supply. Kansas City Assembly, the second assembly plant building the popular new F-150, continues to ramp up production through the second quarter. Once the plant is fully online, Ford will be able to fill many fleet orders – especially the regular cab and long cargo box configurations popular with these customers. In April, 2015 EcoBoost F-150 sales were a record 63 percent of all retail sales. Premium Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum models were 60 percent of retail sales. Van sales of 19,575 vehicles represent a 16 percent increase versus last year, for the best April sales performance since 1987. Sales are being driven by the best performance for Transit since the vehicle’s launch last year, as well as record April sales of Transit Connect – up 8 percent. Mustang sales increased 81 percent, with 13,144 vehicles sold. This represents Mustang’s best April sales since 2006. Lincoln retail sales increased 25 percent, providing Lincoln with its best April retail results since 2008. Lincoln MKC continues to build momentum, along with Navigator, which posted a 36 percent sales increase.
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