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  1. FORD U.S. SALES UP ON STRONG CUSTOMER DEMAND FOR NEWEST PRODUCTS – F-SERIES, MUSTANG, EDGE, EXPLORER, TRANSIT VANS Ford brand SUVs sales up 10 percent, delivering best June sales performance since 2002; sales of all-new Ford Edge up 30 percent, new Explorer up 30 percent versus last year Ford F-Series achieves record average transaction pricing, while all-new F-150 turns twice as fast on dealer lots than industry’s half-ton pickup segment; Ford Transit commercial vans post best June sales since 1999 Ford Mustang has best June performance since 2007 Lincoln delivers best June retail sales results in eight years Ford Motor Company total U.S. sales increase 2 percent last month DEARBORN, Mich., July 1, 2015 – Strong consumer demand for its newest products pushed Ford Motor Company total U.S. June sales 2 percent higher, to 225,647 vehicles sold. “Strong retail momentum continues building for our newest vehicles – including F-150, Mustang, Edge, and now Explorer,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “The Ford brand’s average transaction prices have increased $2,700 versus a year ago – more than triple the industry average – while our incentives are down, showing how much customers value our investment in new vehicles with the latest technologies.” F-Series average transaction prices reached an all-time record in June, with average transaction prices moving above $44,000 per truck – $3,600 higher than last year. The all-new F-150 is turning twice as fast on dealer lots than the industry average for half-ton pickups, as Ford continues building dealer stocks. Ford brand SUV sales were up 10 percent year over year, producing the best June sales results since 2002 – with 64,885 vehicles sold. Sales of the new Explorer are off to a fast start, with a total of 20,377 sold, an increase of 30 percent versus a year ago. Sales of the all-new Edge increased 30 percent in June versus last year, with 12,587 vehicles sold. Edge continues to turn quickly on dealer lots – at just 15 days – while the new Explorer is turning in just seven days. Ford van sales totaling 21,419 vehicles represent a 31 percent increase relative to last year, for the best June results since 1999. During the first half of the year, van sales totaled 109,783 vehicles – a 26 percent increase and our best first half van sales performance since 1988. The all-new Transit, with sales of 12,134 vans last month, is driving Ford’s segment growth, with its strongest-ever sales month. Mustang sales were up 54 percent, with 11,719 cars sold. This represents Mustang’s best June performance since 2007. Mustang sales are particularly strong in America’s largest sports car region, Southern California, where retail sales are up 157 percent in June. Lincoln retail sales increased 20 percent versus a year ago, providing the premium brand with its best June results since 2007. Lincoln MKC continues to build momentum, along with Navigator, which posted a 39 percent sales increase for June. All-new Lincoln MKX sales started late last month.
  2. FCA US LLC Reports June 2015 U.S. Sales Increased 8 Percent; Best June Sales Since 2006 63rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains Jeep® brand sales up 25 percent; best June sales ever Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Patriot record their best June sales ever Chrysler 200 sales up 153 percent; best June sales ever Dodge Journey records best monthly sales ever Seven FCA US vehicles post sales records in June July 1, 2015 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 185,035 units, an 8 percent increase compared with sales in June 2014 (171,086 units), and the group’s best June sales since 2006. The Chrysler, Jeep® and Ram Truck brands each posted year-over-year sales gains in June compared with the same month a year ago. The Chrysler brand’s 28 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 63-consecutive months. “June represented another strong month for our company with sales up 8 percent and our 63rd-consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases,” said Reid Bigland, Head of U.S. Sales. “Our all-new Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X inventory started to arrive at dealerships in greater volume during June positioning us well for the summer-selling season.” Seven FCA US vehicles set records in the month of June, including the Chrysler 200, which posted the largest percentage increase of any FCA US vehicle in the month. Sales of the 200 were up 153 percent, the mid-size sedan’s best June sales ever. The Dodge Journey crossover recorded its best monthly sales ever, while the Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Cherokee, Jeep Patriot, Dodge Challenger and Ram ProMaster each recorded their best June sales ever. FCA US finished the month of June with a 78-day supply of inventory (577,522 units). U.S. industry sales figures for June are internally projected at an estimated 17.5 million units Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR). Chrysler Brand Chrysler brand sales were up 28 percent, the brand’s best June sales since 2007 and its 12th-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. Sales of the Chrysler 200 were up 153 percent in June, the mid-size sedan’s best June sales ever and the largest year-over-year percentage gain of any FCA US vehicle in the month. It was the 10th-consecutive month that the 200 posted a sales record. Sales of the Chrysler 300 were up 11 percent in June, the flagship sedan’s best June sales since 2013. The 300 ranked the highest in the Large Car segment in J.D. Power’s 2015 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS) last month. The study is based on responses from more than 84,000 owners of new 2015 model year vehicles during the first 90 days of ownership. Jeep® Brand Jeep brand sales increased 25 percent, the brand’s best June sales ever and its 21st-consecutive month of year-over-year sales gains. The Jeep brand has set a sales record in every month dating back to November 2013. Three Jeep brand vehicles set records in June. The Wrangler, Cherokee, and Patriot each posted their best June sales ever. The Wrangler, with its 17 percent increase, recorded its second-best sales month this year. The Patriot’s 41 percent year-over-year increase was the largest sales percentage gain of any Jeep brand model for the month. The all-new Jeep Renegade, the most capable small sport-utility vehicle (SUV), had sales of 4,858 units in its third full month in the market, up 10 percent compared with sales in the previous month of May. The Wrangler was the winner of the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value® Awards in the Midsize Traditional SUV category last month. Ram Truck Brand Ram Truck brand sales, which include the Ram pickup truck, Ram ProMaster, Ram ProMaster City, and Ram Cargo Van, were up 2 percent, the brand’s best June sales since 2007. Sales of the Ram pickup truck were up 1 percent in June, the pickup’s best June sales in 11 years. Sales of the Ram ProMaster van increased 97 percent, its best June sales since the full-size van was launched in October 2013. The ProMaster was the winner in the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards last month. The ProMaster won in the Large Commercial Van segment. Dodge Brand Both the Dodge Challenger and Dodge Journey posted June sales records. Challenger sales were up 56 percent in June, the muscle car’s fifth sales record this year. The Challenger earned the top spot in the Edmunds.com 2015 Best Retained Value Awards in the Entry Sports Car category last month, and was best in the Midsize Sporty Car segment in J.D. Power’s Initial Quality Study. Journey sales were up 32 percent, the full-size crossover’s best monthly sales ever. Dodge brand sales were down 14 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago. The brand was without minivan production for three months this year during model changeover at the Windsor Assembly Plant in Canada, where the Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country are built. The plant resumed production in late May and minivans are now arriving in larger numbers in dealerships across the country. FIAT Brand FIAT studios began taking their first deliveries last month of the all-new 2016 Fiat 500X. FIAT dealers sold 324 of the all-new crossover in June and will see greater numbers of the new model arriving this month as production is ramped up. FIAT brand sales, which include the Fiat 500, 500L, and 500X were down 30 percent in June, compared with the same month a year ago.
  3. Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 32.3% (7,963 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,544 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 13.3% (124,228 Vehicles Sold This Month, 736,483 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 10.5% (5,860 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,148 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 8.3% (18,262 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,615 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 8% (185,035 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,082,143 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 7.8% (38,350 Vehicles Sold This Month, 198,883 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 7.2% (44,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 272,418 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 6.9% (54,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,952 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 6.4% (31,260 Vehicles Sold This Month, 182,128 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 5.58% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 4.2% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 4.1% (209,912 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,231,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 3.9% (27,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,996 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 2.9% (4,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,138 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 1.6% (225,647 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,293,621 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 0.8% (974 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,304 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 0.1% (67,502 Vehicles Sold This Month, 371,150 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - 0% (5,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 3% (259,353 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,505,545 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Up 38.6% (15,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 87,087 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 32.3% (7,963 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,544 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 28% (30,809 Vehicles Sold This Month, 170,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 25% (71,529 Vehicles Sold This Month, 401,689 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 16.5% (9,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 64,280 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 15% (4,643 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,312 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Up 15% (774 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,624 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Up 14.8% (6,174 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,260 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 14.5% (8,326 Vehicles Sold This Month, 47,112 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 13% (114,243 Vehicles Sold This Month, 672,203 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 11.1% (26,121 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,848 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 10.9% (2,442 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,534 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 8.3% (18,262 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,615 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 8% (47,051 Vehicles Sold This Month, 264,713 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 7.2% (44,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 272,418 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 6.9% (54,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,952 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 6.5% (32,176 Vehicles Sold This Month, 168,623 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 5.8% (28,044 Vehicles Sold This Month, 164,970 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Up 5.58% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 3.9% (27,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,996 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 3.1% (183,791 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,072,592 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 2.9% (4,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,138 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 2% (36,078 Vehicles Sold This Month, 230,946 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 1.2% (217,321 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,246,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 0.9% (118,870 Vehicles Sold This Month, 665,114 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Up 0.8% (974 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,304 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 0.1% (67,502 Vehicles Sold This Month, 371,150 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - 0% (5,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Down 3.1% (13,515 Vehicles Sold This Month, 80,899 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Down 3.6% (1,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,836 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Down 3.9% (181,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,053,619 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 14% (43,457 Vehicles Sold This Month, 257,142 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Down 18.1% (17,531 Vehicles Sold This Month, 106,314 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 30% (3,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 21,798 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (25 Vehicles Sold This Month, 320 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year)
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Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 32.3% (7,963 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,544 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan Group U.S. - Up 13.3% (124,228 Vehicles Sold This Month, 736,483 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 10.5% (5,860 Vehicles Sold This Month, 40,148 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi of America - Up 8.3% (18,262 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,615 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) FCA US LLC - Up 8% (185,035 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,082,143 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW Group U.S. - Up 7.8% (38,350 Vehicles Sold This Month, 198,883 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 7.2% (44,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 272,418 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia Motors America - Up 6.9% (54,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,952 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 6.4% (31,260 Vehicles Sold This Month, 182,128 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen of America - Up 5.58% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 4.2% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota Motor Sales - Up 4.1% (209,912 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,231,440 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda North American Operations - Up 3.9% (27,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,996 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 2.9% (4,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,138 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford Motor Company - Up 1.6% (225,647 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,293,621 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 0.8% (974 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,304 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai Motor America - Up 0.1% (67,502 Vehicles Sold This Month, 371,150 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - 0% (5,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) General Motors Co. - Down 3% (259,353 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,505,545 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Brands: Acura - Up 38.6% (15,527 Vehicles Sold This Month, 87,087 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mitsubishi - Up 32.3% (7,963 Vehicles Sold This Month, 49,544 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chrysler - Up 28% (30,809 Vehicles Sold This Month, 170,248 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jeep - Up 25% (71,529 Vehicles Sold This Month, 401,689 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Infiniti - Up 16.5% (9,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 64,280 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Land Rover - Up 15% (4,643 Vehicles Sold This Month, 32,312 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Smart - Up 15% (774 Vehicles Sold This Month, 3,624 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) MINI - Up 14.8% (6,174 Vehicles Sold This Month, 30,260 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lincoln - Up 14.5% (8,326 Vehicles Sold This Month, 47,112 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Nissan - Up 13% (114,243 Vehicles Sold This Month, 672,203 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Lexus - Up 11.1% (26,121 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,848 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Sprinter - Up 10.9% (2,442 Vehicles Sold This Month, 13,534 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Audi - Up 8.3% (18,262 Vehicles Sold This Month, 93,615 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) GMC - Up 8% (47,051 Vehicles Sold This Month, 264,713 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Subaru - Up 7.2% (44,335 Vehicles Sold This Month, 272,418 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Kia - Up 6.9% (54,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 310,952 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) BMW - Up 6.5% (32,176 Vehicles Sold This Month, 168,623 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mercedes-Benz - Up 5.8% (28,044 Vehicles Sold This Month, 164,970 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volkswagen - Up 5.58% (30,436 Vehicles Sold This Month, 174,442 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Mazda - Up 3.9% (27,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 158,996 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Toyota - Up 3.1% (183,791 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,072,592 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Porsche - Up 2.9% (4,223 Vehicles Sold This Month, 25,138 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ram - Up 2% (36,078 Vehicles Sold This Month, 230,946 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Ford - Up 1.2% (217,321 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,246,509 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Honda - Up 0.9% (118,870 Vehicles Sold This Month, 665,114 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Maserati - Up 0.8% (974 Vehicles Sold This Month, 5,304 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Hyundai - Up 0.1% (67,502 Vehicles Sold This Month, 371,150 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Volvo - 0% (5,985 Vehicles Sold This Month, 29,366 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Cadillac - Down 3.1% (13,515 Vehicles Sold This Month, 80,899 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Jaguar - Down 3.6% (1,217 Vehicles Sold This Month, 7,836 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Chevrolet - Down 3.9% (181,256 Vehicles Sold This Month, 1,053,619 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Dodge - Down 14% (43,457 Vehicles Sold This Month, 257,142 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Buick - Down 18.1% (17,531 Vehicles Sold This Month, 106,314 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Fiat - Down 30% (3,137 Vehicles Sold This Month, 21,798 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) Alfa Romeo - N/A (25 Vehicles Sold This Month, 320 Vehicles Sold So Far This Year) View full article
  5. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JUNE SALES GAINING 5.6 PERCENT OVER 2014 June sales total 30,436 units, a 5.6 percent increase over June 2014 The all-new Golf family of vehicles delivered 6,145 units, a 143 percent increase, the best June for Golf since 2000 Golf delivered 1,967 units for the month, a 227.8 percent increase Jetta sedan delivered 10,944 units, a 8.3 percent increase Tiguan delivered 2,604 units, a 7.8 percent increase High-mileage, TDI® Clean Diesel models accounted for 24 percent of sales in June – the highest TDI mix since April 2014 Herndon, VA — (July 1, 2015) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,436 units delivered in June 2015. The all-new Golf family of vehicles continued to find success in the market. In June, Golf family sales totaled 6,145 units. “We continue to see strong results from the Golf family, delivering the best June in 15 years. Diesel also proved its strength this month with more than 24 percent of our sales,” said Mark McNabb, chief operating officer, Volkswagen of America. The Chattanooga-built Passat totaled 6,984 units delivered for the month. Volkswagen recently introduced the value laden Limited Edition model, which has a starting MSRP of $23,995. The Jetta, which was refreshed for the 2015 model year and has a suite of available driver assistance features, continued to show its strength as a core model, with 10,944 units delivered, an 8.3 percent increase over the previous June. This month Volkswagen unveiled the latest model, the 2016 Jetta GLI, the performance version of its best-selling car. The newest edition of the GLI offers new infotainment features as well as a bold, sporty look for the 2016 model year and will hit showrooms later this summer. The Touareg, refreshed for 2015, delivered 561 units: 328 of these were TDI® Clean Diesel models, amounting to 58.5 percent of its sales. The Tiguan delivered 2,604 units, marking a 7.8 percent increase over the previous June.
  6. BMW Group U.S. Reports June 2015 Sales BMW brand up 6.5 percent, sets June record MINI brand sales up 14.8 percent WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 6.5 percent in June for a total of 32,176 compared to 30,201 vehicles sold in June, 2014. "There's no better follow-up to a record May than a record June with the numbers showing a consistent momentum for BMW as the year reaches the half-way point," said Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO, BMW of North America. "It's clear the U.S. is more in love with light trucks than ever before and the hardest part is supplying the demand. At the same time, I am delighted to see MINI gaining more traction as model availability continues to increase." In June, notable vehicle sales included the BMW 2 Series which increased 56.9 percent to 1,067 vehicles, the BMW 4 Series which increased 69.4 percent to 6,625 vehicles and the BMW X5 which increased 89.0 percent to 7,508 vehicles. BMW Group Sales In total, the BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 38,350 vehicles, an increase of 7.8 percent from the 35,577 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. MINI Brand Sales For June, MINI USA reports 6,174 automobiles sold, an increase of 14.8 percent from the 5,376 sold in the same month a year ago
  7. GM Earns Highest June Retail Market Share Since 2011 Chevrolet retail sales up 9 percent, surpassing Ford Division Chevrolet total pickup deliveries climb 33 percent; Silverado outsells F-Series on a retail basis Best June ever for Chevrolet crossovers GMC retail sales up 12 percent; total pickup sales up 37 percent Commercial deliveries up for 20th consecutive month DETROIT – Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac dealers in the United States delivered 259,353 vehicles in June 2015. Retail deliveries climbed 7 percent year over year, and they were up more than the industry for the third month in a row. The drivers were stronger Cadillac sales, a 12 percent gain at GMC and a 9 percent increase at Chevrolet. Together, they helped make the month General Motors’ (NYSE: GM) best June for retail deliveries since 2007 and its best June for retail market share since 2011. GM increased its sales to commercial customers, and state and local government fleets, as well. Rental deliveries, which tend to be less profitable than retail sales, were down 45 percent as a result of GM’s previously announced plan. Total fleet sales in June were down 29 percent year over year, or 21,366 units. GM’s total sales were down 3 percent. “We just wrapped up the U.S. auto industry’s best six months in a decade, driven by strong demand for pickups and crossovers,” said Kurt McNeil, GM’s U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “People feel good about their jobs and the direction the economy as a whole is taking, so the second half of the year should be strong too, and that’s especially good news for Chevrolet and GMC, brands that have very broad truck and crossover portfolios.” Industry sales continue to exceed expectations. GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in June was 17.3 million units. During the first half of 2015, GM gained retail market share in both the crossover and truck segments, according to J.D. Power PIN estimates. GM’s crossover share is 12.6 percent, up 0.4 percentage points compared to a year ago. GM’s truck, van and SUV share is 38.9 percent, up 2.1 percentage points. Most of the truck market share gain comes from the ongoing success of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickups, which were redesigned for the 2014 model year. Since calendar year 2013, GM’s retail share of the segment has grown 0.9 percentage points to 38 percent, according to PIN. Market share and average transaction prices (ATPs) were particularly strong in the second quarter of 2015. According to PIN, GM’s retail share in the segment was up 2.8 points year over year to 40.2 percent. ATPs were up almost $1,000 per unit, and incentives were flat. June Sales Highlights vs. 2014 (except as noted) Total Sales Chevrolet Pickup deliveries were up 33 percent. The Silverado was up 18 percent. Colorado sales were 6,558 units, and it remains America’s fastest-selling pickup with a “days to turn” of 15 days. The truck had its best June sales since 2007. The Trax, Chevrolet’s newest crossover, had sales of 5,971 units for its best month since launch. It helped Chevrolet deliver its best June crossover sales ever. The Spark, which was up 4 percent, had its best June ever. GMC GMC pickup deliveries were up 37 percent, with the Sierra up 21 percent. Deliveries of the new Canyon totaled 2,532 units. The Acadia, GMC’s flagship crossover, was up 17 percent. Buick Encore deliveries were up 33 percent for the small crossover’s 18th consecutive year-over-year sales increase. Cadillac SRX deliveries were up 24 percent for its best June ever. Fleet and Commercial Commercial deliveries were up 4 percent in June, with full-size pickups up 18 percent. Through June, commercial deliveries have grown year over year for 20 consecutive months and they are up 20 percent calendar year to date. State and local government sales were up 6 percent in June, with full-size pickup and Tahoe PPV deliveries more than doubling. State and local government sales are up 19 percent calendar year to date. Rental deliveries in June were down 45 percent, per plan. Through the first six months of 2015, rental deliveries are down 7 percent, per plan. Total fleet deliveries are up calendar year to date. GM plans to reduce year-over-year rental deliveries in the second half of 2015 and in calendar year 2016. Retail Sales Chevrolet The Silverado was up 22 percent, surpassing the Ford F-Series. The Traverse crossover was up 3 percent, the Camaro was up 14 percent and the Spark was up 31 percent. Both the Malibu and Impala posted sales increases. GMC GMC has grown its retail sales for 17 consecutive months. The Acadia was up 24 percent for its best June ever. Sierra was up 13 percent. Buick Encore deliveries were up 22 percent. Cadillac Cadillac was up 3 percent. The SRX was up 45 percent for its best June retail sales ever. The ATS was up 6 percent and CTS sedan sales were up 7 percent. Average Transaction Prices (PIN) June ATPs were approximately $34,000, up $880 per unit year over year. They are up more than $1,300 per unit calendar year to date. Incentive spending as a percentage of ATP was 11.2 percent in June, up 0.1 percentage points year over year. Industry average spending was 9.9 percent of ATP. In the first half of 2015, incentive spending was 10.4 percent of ATP, down 0.2 percentage points. Industry average spending was 10.1 percent, up 0.2 points.
  8. Toyota Reports Nearly 210,000 Sales in June Toyota Division is No. 1 retail brand in June TMS light trucks set June sales record Lexus posts 11.1 percent increase TORRANCE, Calif. (July 1, 2015) – Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc., today reported June 2015 sales of 209,912 units, an increase of 4.1 percent from June 2014 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in June 2015 than in June 2014, sales were down 0.1 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted June 2015 sales of 183,791 units, up 3.1 percent on a volume basis and down 1 percent on a DSR basis. For the first half of the year, TMS reported sales of 1,231,440 units, up 5.6 percent versus the same period in 2014 on a DSR basis. With the same amount of selling days in the first half of 2015 compared to 2014, sales were up 5.6 percent on an unadjusted raw-volume basis. "Light trucks have boosted the industry to its best first half since 2005,” said Bill Fay, Toyota Division group vice president and general manager. "Toyota Division was the number one retail brand in June, led by strong Tacoma, RAV4 and Highlander sales.” Lexus reported June sales of 26,121 units, up 11.1 percent from June 2014 on a volume basis and 6.6 percent on a DSR basis. “The demand for luxury utility vehicles continues to grow and has helped put Lexus and its dealers on a record sales pace for the year,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “The new NX compact crossover continues to be one of the hottest new models on the market.” June 2015 Highlights: Camry posted sales of 37,408 units Corolla posted sales of 30,645 units Total Toyota light trucks up 16.5 percent, a June record Highlander up almost 20 percent RAV4 sales rose 15.1 percent to 24,843 units Combined Tacoma and Tundra pickup sales up 22.4 percent Lexus luxury utility vehicles up 24.6 percent All-new NX posted sales of 3,503 units GX up 17.3 percent with sales of 2,079 units
  9. Mercedes-Benz Closes Out Record First Half With Best-Ever June Sales Of 28,044, Up 5.8% MBUSA posts 8.6% year-to-date increase to 182,128 MONTVALE, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record June sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand at 28,044, climbing 5.8% from the 26,506 vehicles sold during the same month last year. Sprinter delivered a 10.9% increase in June to 2,442, combining with 774 units at smart for a monthly total of 31,260 for MBUSA. On a year-to-date basis, Mercedes-Benz retails totaled 164,970, up 8.8%. Adding sales volumes of 13,534 for Sprinter and 3,624 for smart, MBUSA achieved a record grand total of 182,128 units for the first six months of 2015. "With a record first half on the books and our new GLE lineup hitting the market next month, summer is off to a heated start at Mercedes-Benz," said Stephen Cannon, president and CEO of MBUSA. "As we make our way to our new home in Atlanta, we'll carry that momentum to deliver another banner year for the brand." June sales for the Mercedes-Benz brand were led by the C-, E- and M-Class model lines. The C-Class took the top spot with 8,316 units, up 48.3% from the same month last year. The E-Class followed with sales of 3,611, while the M-Class (to be succeeded by the GLE when it launches later this summer) rounded out the top three at 3,541. As a whole, first-half sales of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars totaled 101,212, increasing 3.5% from the same period in 2014. The brand's light truck lineup, which will see the addition of several all-new or redesigned models over the course of the next year, posted an 18.5% increase from the first half of 2014, reflecting the growing demand for SUVs in the U.S. market. Mercedes-AMG high-performance models posted a 24.5% monthly sales increase to 1,021 units in June, while year-to-date sales climbed 7.6% to 6,048. Sales of Mercedes-Benz BlueTEC diesel models hit 623 for the month and 7,494 year-to-date. Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models delivered June sales of 8,700, up 9.5% from the same month in 2014, with a year-to-date total of 58,874.
  10. Jaguar Land Rover U.S. June sales increase 11 percent with 5,860 units sold; making this the company's best June retail month since 2006 Land Rover up 15 percent for the best Land Rover June sales month ever driven by Range Rover and Range Rover Sport Jaguar F-TYPE has its best June sales month ever and sales of the Jaguar XF up 43 percent for the month (MAHWAH, NJ) - July 1, 2015 - Jaguar Land Rover North America today reported June 2015 U.S. sales. Sales for both brands hit 5,860 units, an 11 percent increase from 5,301 units in June 2014. Land Rover sales reached 4,643 units up 15 percent from 4,038 units in June 2014; Jaguar sales were 1,217 units, down 4 percent from 1,263 units in June 2014. Year-to-date in 2015, Jaguar Land Rover U.S. sales are up 16 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 Sport and Jaguar F-TYPE continue to be a force in the marketplace and have allowed us to achieve our best June sales results since 2006," 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 June sales performance ever in the U.S. and that the Jaguar F-TYPE is had its best June sales month." U.S. BRAND HIGHLIGHTS Land Rover Land Rover hit a new June high with 4,643 total units sold this month as Range Rover Sport had its best ever U.S. June sales. June was the sixth consecutive month in which Land Rover set a new monthly U.S. sales record. The Range Rover Sport hit 1,516 units in June, up 2 percent from 1,481 units in June, 2014. Range Rover hit 1,273 units in June, increasing 50 percent from 850 units in June, 2014. The Range Rover Evoque hit 801 units. 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 Jaguar, the F-TYPE had its best June sales month ever with 451 units sold. The XF was up 43 percent for the month with 446 units sold vs. 312 in June 2014. For the month of June, Jaguar was down 4 percent.
  11. Hyundai Motor America Reports Best June And Mid-Year Sales Ever Small cars and Santa Fe set the pace FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today reported its best June sales ever of 67,502 units, up less than one percent, surpassing the record-setting month of June 2014. Year-to-date sales of 371,150 represents a two percent increase and marks Hyundai's best opening six months ever. "With dealers equipped with the right mix of vehicles for the summer selling season, we eked out an increase versus last year," said Bob Pradzinski, vice-president National Sales, Hyundai Motor America. "Despite the SUV frenzy, Hyundai's small cars continue to do well." The sub-compact Accent, recently awarded the highest honor in the small-car segment in the 2015 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, saw sales gains of 14 percent for the month and is up five percent for the year. The compact Elantra saw sales soar in June, up 55 percent for the month, marking its best ever June. The Santa Fe family saw sales of 10,446, up 17 percent for the month and the Sonata Hybrid sales were the best June ever with sales of 2,334 units, up 53 percent over last year.
  12. Subaru Of America, Inc. Reports Record June Sales Monthly sales increase 7.2 percent over June 2014 43rd consecutive month of year-over-year growth Best June ever for Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek and WRX/STI 14.5 percent increase YTD over 2014 23rd consecutive month of more than 10,000 Foresters sold 16th consecutive month of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today reported record sales for June 2015 totaling 44,335 vehicles, a 7.2 percent gain over June 2014. The company also reported year-to-date sales of 272,418 vehicles, a 14.5 percent gain over the same period in 2014. June marked the 16th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Forester, Outback, XV Crosstrek and WRX/STI sales were notably strong as each model line achieved its best June ever. Legacy sales for June 2015 increased 44.6 percent over the same month in 2014. Both the 2015 Legacy and WRX earned Best Retained Value® Vehicle Awards from Edmunds.com. The awards recognize brands and new car models that have the highest projected residual values after five years based on their average True Market Value® (TMV®) price when sold new. In June, Subaru announced package and pricing details for its new SUBARU STARLINK™ connected services. STARLINK, the brand's in-vehicle platform that provides hands-free connectivity, entertainment and safety services, also integrates the touch-screen audio and navigation systems available in select 2016 Subaru models. "We are excited to debut our all-new SUBARU STARLINK™ connected services on three 2016 Subaru models -- the Forester, Legacy and Outback," said said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer, Subaru of America, Inc. "These new safety and security capabilities will bring even more people to the Subaru brand." "Subaru sales continue to climb because we have the right product, the right positioning and a strong retail network," said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. "Select 2016 model year vehicles are beginning to arrive in showrooms and we know this will further fuel our sales growth this summer."
  13. Record June Sales Propel Kia Motors America To Best First-Half Performance In Company History Kia Surpasses 300,000 Units in Six Months for First Time; Year-To-Date Sales Up 4.6 Percent IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After setting an all-time monthly sales record in May, Kia Motors America's (KMA) momentum continued with best-ever June sales of 54,137 vehicles, capping off the greatest first-half performance in company history. With more than 300,000 vehicles sold in six months, Kia is up 4.6 percent year-to-date. Sales of the Sedona minivan, which was completely redesigned for the 2015 model year, reached new heights with a 707-percent increase over June 2014. "Customers continue to turn to Kia in increasing numbers for our world-class design, technology, value and, of course, our quality, which was recently reaffirmed in J.D. Power's annual Initial Quality Study in which Kia finished second overall and first among non-premium brands," said Michael Sprague, Chief Operating Officer and EVP, KMA. "With our 'Summer's On Us' promotion attracting even more traffic into showrooms, June proved to be a historic month for Kia as we recorded both the best quarter and first half sales performances in company history."
  14. CYPRESS, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) achieved its 16th consecutive month of year-over-year sales increases in June, reporting 7,963 units sold – an increase of 32.3 percent from June 2014. Sales for the first half of the year are up 24.9% over a strong performance in 2014. "The first half of last year was pretty incredible for Mitsubishi Motors," said Don Swearingen, executive vice president of MMNA. "And this year our January through June sales are even stronger, up 24.9% for the year. We expect this pace to continue as the new 2016 Outlander starts to roll into dealerships."
  15. Porsche Reports June 2015 Sales U.S. Porsche dealers sell 4,223 vehicles in June ATLANTA, July 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 June 2015 sales of 4,223 vehicles, which is the strongest June sales month in PCNA history. The Cayman model line is up 20 percent compared to the same month last year with the first Cayman GT4 deliveries taking place. Year-to-date, 25,138 Porsche vehicles have been delivered, up 10 percent compared year-over-year to 2014. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales in the United States were 1,189 for June 2015, up 28 percent compared to June 2014.
  16. Passenger Cars Join Light Trucks in Boosting American Honda June 2015 Sales Jul 1, 2015 - TORRANCE, Calif. Honda and Acura trucks post record June sales, beating the previous best by more than 3,500 units Acura sedan sales double to lead brand increase of 38.6 percent in June Acura RDX sets June sales record, up 45.1 percent on sales of 5,056 units Honda CR-V sales up rise 8.5 percent with sales of 28,349 for a new June record American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported June 2015 Honda and Acura vehicle sales of 134,397 units, an increase of 4.2 percent. Acura sedans led AHM's June increase, gaining 107.9 percent on sales of 5,878. Acura truck sales also increased, rising 15.2 percent with sales of 9,649 vehicles for a new June record. Honda trucks gained 18 percent on sales of 57,667, also a record for June, while Honda car sales were down 11.3 percent with 61,203 units sold. Total Honda brand sales reached 118,870 for a gain of 1 percent. Honda Honda trucks had a record month of June, gaining 18 percent. Honda's newest entry in the light truck market—the HR-V—continues to grab consumer attention, with sales topping 7,700 units in June, easily exceeding its stellar debut last month. The best-selling CR-V also enjoyed a record June and despite the strong consumer appetite for trucks, Honda's Accord and Civic continued strong sales while the Honda Fit scorched the sales charts yet again. Odyssey also gained ground in June. The best-selling CR-V posted record June sales, realizing a 8.5 percent increase on sales of 28,349 vehicles. Overall light truck sales remain on a record pace with Odyssey posting a 6.5 percent increase in June with sales of 11,621, supporting the record sales of CR-V and strong start for HR-V while the all-new 2016 Pilot enters the market. Sales of the versatile Fit jumped 26.3 percent, with 4,669 vehicles sold last month, part of the strong passenger car lineup that included combined sales of nearly 60,000 units for Civic and Accord. "With the introduction of the 2016 Pilot late last month, our SUV lineup is the strongest it has ever been, and it was already in very good shape," said Jeff Conrad, Honda Division senior vice president and general manager. "The next several months will be exciting as we begin to renew and expand our car lineup." Acura Acura sedans stepped into the sales limelight in June, continuing recent momentum and doubling last year's June sedan sales total on the strength of TLX and ILX. Overall Acura sales totaled 15,527, lifting the brand 38.6 percent in June. Not to be outdone, Acura's RDX captured yet another sales record in June while MDX remained in high demand, though somewhat capacity constrained. Overall, Acura truck sales were up 15.2 percent with sales of 9,649 vehicles. TLX sales continued to gain momentum, nearly reaching 4,000 units again. ILX took a sharp upward turn with a record June performance, gaining 79.1 percent on sales of 1,662. Acura sedan sales totaled 5,878 in June, a 107.9 percent increase. The recently refreshed RDX continued to resonate strongly with customers, up 45.1 percent on sales of 5,056 for its best June on record. "It is exciting to see Acura sedans enjoy success in the face of a market where light trucks have been dominating," said Mike Accavitti, Acura Division senior vice president and general manager. "We're pleased by the record month for the refreshed RDX, but the growing momentum of the TLX and ILX is key to the future of the Acura brand."
  17. Mazda Reports Best June Since 2002 IRVINE, Calif., July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported June U.S. sales of 27,223 vehicles, representing an increase of 3.9 percent versus last year. Through June, Mazda has sold 158,996 vehicles year-to-date (YTD). Key June 2015 sales notes: June 2015 (27,223) represents Mazda's best month of June sales in 13 years (2002 sales were 28,361). Mazda3 sales in June 2015 achieved 9,251 vehicles, an increase of 4.8 percent year-over-year (YOY) and the best June since 2008 (12,346). Mazda CX-5 had its best June ever with 9,373 vehicles sold, an improvement of 18.0 percent YOY. June 2015 represents the best June Mazda6 sales (5,332) in 10 years (2005 sales were 6,393). Additionally, the YOY increase for June 2015 is 11.2 percent. Mazda's outstanding sixth-generation vehicles (Mazda3, Mazda6, and CX-5) have combined YTD sales up 8.7 percent and for the month of June are up 11.0 percent YOY. Mazda CX-9 performed well in June 2015 with 1,577 vehicles sold, an increase of 9.4 percent YOY (1,441 vehicles in June 2015). As the company's sixth-generation of 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 June 2015, 88.0 percent of Mazdas sold were equipped with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY. Mazda reported Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) June sales of 3,022 vehicles, down 12.6 percent YOY. Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported June sales of 4,338 vehicles, up 41.0 percent versus last year, making it the best June in MMdM history and the 29th consecutive month of YOY growth. Year-to-date sales for MMdM are up 51.0 percent with 25,945 vehicles sold.
  18. Jul. 1, 2015 Nissan Group reports June 2015 U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for June 2015 of 124,228 units, an increase of 13.3 percent and a June record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished June with 114,243 sales, up 13 percent and also a June record. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a June record, up 30.3 percent. Sales of the Nissan Rogue crossover set a June record at 23,243, an increase of 54.3 percent. Sales the Murano crossover increased 73.8 percent to 5,314. Nissan Pathfinder SUV sales grew 12.7 percent to 7,168. Nissan’s best-selling vehicle – Altima – set a June record with 29,418 sales, up 12.7 percent. The all-new, eighth-generation Nissan Maxima went on sale in June. With supply starting to ramp up at U.S. dealerships, sales were up 14.4 percent in the month.
  19. Audi sets 54th consecutive monthly U.S. sales record in June 2015 July 01, 2015 | HERNDON, Virginia Sales for the month rose 8.3% to 18,262 vehicles Third-best sales month in Audi of America history Demand for Audi SUV models increased 24.1% for the month Audi reported that its June 2015 sales increased 8.3% to 18,262 vehicles, a total that stands as the third-best monthly result ever in the U.S. market. Audi also achieved its best-ever June sales in the U.S., marking the 54th consecutive month-over-month sales record. The previous June record was set in 2014 with 16,867 Audi vehicles sold. Through the first half of 2015, Audi U.S. sales rose 11.0% to 93,615 vehicles from the year-earlier period. “Audi is seeing stronger demand than ever before,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “This is the result of the best lineup we’ve ever enjoyed across the board. And with the launch of the Summer of Audi Sales Event attracting even more premium car buyers to our showrooms, we expect to continue building greater momentum in the months ahead.” The A3 model line achieved record sales in June with a 42.0% increase over June 2014 sales. The A6 and A8 models also performed well, with year-over-year increases of 11.0% and 10.6%, respectively. June represented strong demand for Audi luxury SUVs, with a 24.1% increase in sales encompassing the Audi Q3, Q5 and Q7 models. The Q5 posted a 6.1% increase from last year, while the Q7 posted a 14.1% increase from last June. Audi Certified pre-owned vehicle sales also set a new June record, with a 14.4% gain on 4,176 CPO vehicles sold. CPO sales year-to-date have increased 9.3%. Audi holds the longest running monthly record sales streak in the premium car market according to a competitive sales report from MotorIntelligence.com.

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