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  1. Hatchbacks have never sold well in the U.S., but that could be changing thanks to new entrants and hotted-up models. According to a forecast done by IHS Markit, sales of hatchbacks are projected climb 19 percent this year. By 2020, the firm projects sales of 567,000 hatchbacks. What has changed? Some of this comes down to hatchbacks finding a niche market. Michelle Malcho, spokeswoman for Chevy cars and crossovers tells The Detroit News that active, urban buyers who are wanting a bit more functionality with their vehicle are turning to hatchbacks. “I think the U.S. likes the functional thought. The hatch for some people offers that without stepping up to that next level ... It really does fit what you need to do on a daily basis,” said Malcho. Helping out are new models and hotted-up versions. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback made up 10 percent of the model's total sales in January. Over at Ford, the sales of hotted-up versions of the Fiesta and Focus grew 21 percent last year. But Stephanie Brinley, senior analyst with IHS Automotive cautions this will only cause a slight spur some growth in the compact class. “Hatchback sales have not traditionally been good in the U.S. It’s a relatively small opportunity ... they should help stem the losses in the (small car) segment,” said Brinley. “The cars are just so much better than they were, and it’s no longer a penalty (to drive a hatchback). It’s taking a while, but people are starting to understand.” Source: The Detroit News View full article
  2. Smart already finds itself in a small niche by selling small city cars in North America, but a new letter reveals that the brand will be entering an even smaller one. Automotive News obtained a letter from Dietmar Exler, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA which says the brand will cease sales of gas-powered models by the end of this year, becoming an electric-only brand. “Developments within the micro-car segment present some challenges for the current Smart product portfolio. Therefore, with the launch of the fourth-generation Smart ForTwo electric drive this summer, the Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the zero-emissions Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio in the U.S. and Canada,” Exler said in the letter. Mercedes-Benz spokesman Rob Moran tells Automotive News the plan at the moment is to stop production of the gas model for North American in April and continue sales until all of the models are gone. Smart has never done well in the U.S. Their best year was in 2014 with 10,453 models sold. Since then, sales have been steadily declining thanks to low gas prices and consumers going towards crossovers. In 2016, Smart only sold 6,211 models. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) View full article
  3. Smart already finds itself in a small niche by selling small city cars in North America, but a new letter reveals that the brand will be entering an even smaller one. Automotive News obtained a letter from Dietmar Exler, CEO of Mercedes-Benz USA which says the brand will cease sales of gas-powered models by the end of this year, becoming an electric-only brand. “Developments within the micro-car segment present some challenges for the current Smart product portfolio. Therefore, with the launch of the fourth-generation Smart ForTwo electric drive this summer, the Smart lineup will consist exclusively of the zero-emissions Smart electric-drive coupe and cabrio in the U.S. and Canada,” Exler said in the letter. Mercedes-Benz spokesman Rob Moran tells Automotive News the plan at the moment is to stop production of the gas model for North American in April and continue sales until all of the models are gone. Smart has never done well in the U.S. Their best year was in 2014 with 10,453 models sold. Since then, sales have been steadily declining thanks to low gas prices and consumers going towards crossovers. In 2016, Smart only sold 6,211 models. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)
  4. Hatchbacks have never sold well in the U.S., but that could be changing thanks to new entrants and hotted-up models. According to a forecast done by IHS Markit, sales of hatchbacks are projected climb 19 percent this year. By 2020, the firm projects sales of 567,000 hatchbacks. What has changed? Some of this comes down to hatchbacks finding a niche market. Michelle Malcho, spokeswoman for Chevy cars and crossovers tells The Detroit News that active, urban buyers who are wanting a bit more functionality with their vehicle are turning to hatchbacks. “I think the U.S. likes the functional thought. The hatch for some people offers that without stepping up to that next level ... It really does fit what you need to do on a daily basis,” said Malcho. Helping out are new models and hotted-up versions. The Chevrolet Cruze hatchback made up 10 percent of the model's total sales in January. Over at Ford, the sales of hotted-up versions of the Fiesta and Focus grew 21 percent last year. But Stephanie Brinley, senior analyst with IHS Automotive cautions this will only cause a slight spur some growth in the compact class. “Hatchback sales have not traditionally been good in the U.S. It’s a relatively small opportunity ... they should help stem the losses in the (small car) segment,” said Brinley. “The cars are just so much better than they were, and it’s no longer a penalty (to drive a hatchback). It’s taking a while, but people are starting to understand.” Source: The Detroit News
  5. Author's Note: Welcome the to first 'by the numbers' where we take a deeper look at sales numbers and give some perspective on them. Whether it is considering the weather affecting sales to understanding why midsize sedans are falling down, this is the place to see it a new light. January is never a good month when it comes to car sales. Coming from the spending and holidays of December, people are hesitant to spend money on expensive items. This was reflected in January sales with a 1.9 percent drop. “Coming off a record December and year in 2016, the industry in January took a bit of a pause with volume down slightly vs. a year ago,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota division in a statement. Midsize sedan sales are getting clobbered January marked the tenth month of year-over-year decline in midsize sedan sales. As Tim Cain from The Truth About Cars notes , the class saw a 21 percent decline for the month. This is concerning considering passenger car sales only dropped 13 percent. The big losers for the month were the Hyundai Sonata (down 48.1 percent), Chevrolet Malibu (down 43.2 percent), and Toyota Camry (down 24.3 percent). A lot of this can be attributed to the rise of crossovers and SUVs. Data from Wards Auto shows sales of crossovers rose 9.4 percent and sales of SUVs up 12.6 percent for the month. Only two nameplates in the midsize sedan class actually saw sales go up - Mazda6 (up 28.3 percent) and Volkswagen Passat (up 64.2 percent). We need to put these numbers into perspective. This time last year, Volkswagen was still embroiled in the diesel emission scandal which caused all of Volkswagen's nameplates to dive downward. As for the Mazda6, that 28.3 percent increase only represents 728 additional models sold (3,300 in Jan 2017 vs, 2,572 in Jan 2016). What happened Toyota? January wasn't a pleasant month for Toyota and Lexus dealers. The company reported an 11.3 percent decrease in overall sales. Over at Lexus, they saw sales plummet 25.6 percent. What happened? As we mentioned above, the Camry saw a big drop in January sales. Not helping was Toyota's truck lineup posting a 4.1 percent drop and the Sienna seeing sales drop 33.7 percent. Over at Lexus, their entire passenger car line saw a 40.6 percent decline. SUVs and crossovers did slightly better with a 15 percent drop. Lexus general manager Jeff Bracken admits that December's big sales left dealers with a limited stock of their utility vehicles for January, which explains the sales decrease. Nissan's Crossover & Incentive Play Nissan had a record January with 100,761 vehicles leaving dealers. More than half of those sales came from their truck and utility line - 53,313 models. Out of that, 28,760 units came from Rogue crossover (up 46 percent). But January also saw Nissan increase incentives. According to ALG (via Automotive News (Subscription Required)), Nissan raised incentives 24 percent to an average of $4,335 when compared to last January. Other notes from the month: Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang all saw drops this month. Of course, you might be thinking, ITS WINTER! But last year, sales of three were slightly higher - Camaro: 5,551 in 2016 vs. 3,588 this year; Challenger: 5,661 in 2016 vs. 3,393 this year; Mustang: 7,580 in 2016 vs. 5,046 this year. You would think automakers would be increasing the transaction prices on SUVs and trucks to make a little bit more dough. Not so. According to Kelly Blue Book's monthly new-car transaction report, the average transaction price on trucks or SUVs either stayed the course or saw a slight decrease/increase (ranging -0.1 to 0.5 percent when compared to last month). Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales slide continues with an 11 percent drop in January. How do you reverse this? Sources tell Automotive News that FCA is planning to add an additional 400 dealers in the U.S. That's on top of the almost 2,500 dealers across the country. What could go wrong?
  6. Author's Note: Welcome the to first 'by the numbers' where we take a deeper look at sales numbers and give some perspective on them. Whether it is considering the weather affecting sales to understanding why midsize sedans are falling down, this is the place to see it a new light. January is never a good month when it comes to car sales. Coming from the spending and holidays of December, people are hesitant to spend money on expensive items. This was reflected in January sales with a 1.9 percent drop. “Coming off a record December and year in 2016, the industry in January took a bit of a pause with volume down slightly vs. a year ago,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota division in a statement. Midsize sedan sales are getting clobbered January marked the tenth month of year-over-year decline in midsize sedan sales. As Tim Cain from The Truth About Cars notes , the class saw a 21 percent decline for the month. This is concerning considering passenger car sales only dropped 13 percent. The big losers for the month were the Hyundai Sonata (down 48.1 percent), Chevrolet Malibu (down 43.2 percent), and Toyota Camry (down 24.3 percent). A lot of this can be attributed to the rise of crossovers and SUVs. Data from Wards Auto shows sales of crossovers rose 9.4 percent and sales of SUVs up 12.6 percent for the month. Only two nameplates in the midsize sedan class actually saw sales go up - Mazda6 (up 28.3 percent) and Volkswagen Passat (up 64.2 percent). We need to put these numbers into perspective. This time last year, Volkswagen was still embroiled in the diesel emission scandal which caused all of Volkswagen's nameplates to dive downward. As for the Mazda6, that 28.3 percent increase only represents 728 additional models sold (3,300 in Jan 2017 vs, 2,572 in Jan 2016). What happened Toyota? January wasn't a pleasant month for Toyota and Lexus dealers. The company reported an 11.3 percent decrease in overall sales. Over at Lexus, they saw sales plummet 25.6 percent. What happened? As we mentioned above, the Camry saw a big drop in January sales. Not helping was Toyota's truck lineup posting a 4.1 percent drop and the Sienna seeing sales drop 33.7 percent. Over at Lexus, their entire passenger car line saw a 40.6 percent decline. SUVs and crossovers did slightly better with a 15 percent drop. Lexus general manager Jeff Bracken admits that December's big sales left dealers with a limited stock of their utility vehicles for January, which explains the sales decrease. Nissan's Crossover & Incentive Play Nissan had a record January with 100,761 vehicles leaving dealers. More than half of those sales came from their truck and utility line - 53,313 models. Out of that, 28,760 units came from Rogue crossover (up 46 percent). But January also saw Nissan increase incentives. According to ALG (via Automotive News (Subscription Required)), Nissan raised incentives 24 percent to an average of $4,335 when compared to last January. Other notes from the month: Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger, and Ford Mustang all saw drops this month. Of course, you might be thinking, ITS WINTER! But last year, sales of three were slightly higher - Camaro: 5,551 in 2016 vs. 3,588 this year; Challenger: 5,661 in 2016 vs. 3,393 this year; Mustang: 7,580 in 2016 vs. 5,046 this year. You would think automakers would be increasing the transaction prices on SUVs and trucks to make a little bit more dough. Not so. According to Kelly Blue Book's monthly new-car transaction report, the average transaction price on trucks or SUVs either stayed the course or saw a slight decrease/increase (ranging -0.1 to 0.5 percent when compared to last month). Fiat Chrysler Automobiles sales slide continues with an 11 percent drop in January. How do you reverse this? Sources tell Automotive News that FCA is planning to add an additional 400 dealers in the U.S. That's on top of the almost 2,500 dealers across the country. What could go wrong? View full article
  7. FCA US Reports January 2017 U.S. Sales Ram Truck brand up 5 percent; pickup truck posts 4 percent increase Three Jeep® brand vehicles record sales increases in January; Jeep Renegade sales up 52 percent Jeep Grand Cherokee sales up 24 percent in January Fiat 500 sales up 24 percent compared with same month a year go February 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported U.S. sales of 152,218 units, an 11 percent decrease compared with sales in January 2016 (171,352 units). In January, fleet sales of 42,868 units were down 31 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing its sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 28 percent of total FCA US sales in January. FCA US retail sales of 109,350 units were flat for the month, and represented 72 percent of total January sales. Ram Truck brand sales increased 5 percent in January, compared with the same month a year ago, as the pickup truck posted a 4 percent sales gain. Three Jeep® brand models recorded increases in January, led by a 52 percent increase in Jeep Renegade sales. Sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee, the brand’s volume leader in January, were up 24 percent for the month. Sales of the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover were up 9 percent, while Fiat 500 sales grew 24 percent year over year. Ram Truck Brand Sales of the Ram pickup truck increased 4 percent in January, compared with the same month in 2016. In addition, the Ram ProMaster van turned in a strong 43 percent sales gain. Ram Truck brand sales were up 5 percent year over year in January. At the 2017 North American International Auto Show in January, the brand introduced a special edition of the popular Ram 1500 Rebel – the Rebel Black. The Ram Rebel Black special edition traces its origin to one of the truck brand’s fastest-selling off-road powerhouses, adapting dark features as a design component. The package is offered with all available Rebel colors, adding black wheels, brush guard and theme-matched all-black interior. Jeep Brand Three Jeep brand models posted sales increases in January, led by the Jeep Renegade and its 52 percent year-over-year sales gain. The Jeep Grand Cherokee – the brand’s volume leader for the month – recorded a 24 percent sales increase in January. The Jeep Wrangler logged a January increase as well. Last month, FCA US confirmed the addition of new models to the award-winning Jeep lineup – an all-new Jeep pickup truck and the storied Jeep Wagoneer and Jeep Grand Wagoneer. These actions are planned to be completed by 2020. FIAT Brand The Fiat 500 recorded a 24 percent sales increase in January compared with the same month a year ago. The Fiat 124 Spider was named “Best New Convertible” of 2017 by the experts at Cars.com. The all-new Spider delivers the ultimate Italian roadster experience with driving excitement, technology and safety combined with iconic Italian design. Dodge Brand Two Dodge brand vehicles recorded sales gains in January. The Dodge Journey mid-size crossover turned in a 9 percent increase, while Dodge Viper sales were up 89 percent. The Dodge brand announced in January that its new ultimate performance halo – the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon – will be unveiled during the New York International Auto Show week in April. Chrysler Brand Sales of the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica – the most awarded minivan in 2016 – were up in its first month of year-over-year comparisons. Cars.com editors named the Pacifica the “Best of 2017” at their annual 2017 Best of Awards show hosted in Detroit during the North American International Auto Show. The Pacifica also was named the 2017 North American Utility Vehicle of the Year by a panel of automotive experts last month at the auto show. The award is unique and considered by many to be one of the world’s most prestigious based on its diverse mix of automotive journalists from the U.S. and Canada who serve as the voting jurors. Alfa Romeo Brand Alfa Romeo brand sales of 108 units were up 59 percent compared with the same month in 2016. Maserati Brand1 Maserati brand sales of 889 units were up 69 percent compared with the same month a year ago. U.S. Sales Summary January 2017 Month Sales Vol % CYTD Sales Vol % Model Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Curr Yr Pr Yr Change Compass 3,164 6,271 -50% 3,164 6,271 -50% Patriot 4,700 8,584 -45% 4,700 8,584 -45% Wrangler 11,334 10,987 3% 11,334 10,987 3% Cherokee 12,551 16,783 -25% 12,551 16,783 -25% Grand Cherokee 17,301 13,975 24% 17,301 13,975 24% Renegade 9,365 6,167 52% 9,365 6,167 52% JEEP BRAND 58,415 62,767 -7% 58,415 62,767 -7% 200 1,861 4,685 -60% 1,861 4,685 -60% 300 4,708 5,665 -17% 4,708 5,665 -17% Town & Country 138 11,383 -99% 138 11,383 -99% Pacifica 6,670 39 New 6,670 39 New CHRYSLER BRAND 13,377 21,772 -39% 13,377 21,772 -39% Dart 1,397 5,280 -74% 1,397 5,280 -74% Avenger 0 9 -100% 0 9 -100% Charger 7,153 8,782 -19% 7,153 8,782 -19% Challenger 3,393 5,661 -40% 3,393 5,661 -40% Viper 53 28 89% 53 28 89% Journey 12,636 11,586 9% 12,636 11,586 9% Caravan 10,770 10,955 -2% 10,770 10,955 -2% Durango 4,707 6,001 -22% 4,707 6,001 -22% DODGE BRAND 40,109 48,302 -17% 40,109 48,302 -17% Ram P/U 33,769 32,564 4% 33,769 32,564 4% Cargo Van 0 2 -100% 0 2 -100% ProMaster Van 3,351 2,342 43% 3,351 2,342 43% ProMaster City 925 1,156 -20% 925 1,156 -20% RAM BRAND 38,045 36,064 5% 38,045 36,064 5% Giulia 70 0 New 70 0 New Alfa 4C 38 68 -44% 38 68 -44% ALFA BRAND 108 68 59% 108 68 59% 500 1,218 981 24% 1,218 981 24% 500L 106 357 -70% 106 357 -70% 500X 600 1,041 -42% 600 1,041 -42% Spider 240 0 New 240 0 New FIAT BRAND 2,164 2,379 -9% 2,164 2,379 -9% TOTAL FCA US LLC 152,218 171,352 -11% 152,218 171,352 -11% Total Car & MPV 37,815 53,893 -30% 37,815 53,893 -30% Total UV's 76,358 81,395 -6% 76,358 81,395 -6% Total Truck & LCV 38,045 36,064 5% 38,045 36,064 5% MASERATI BRAND 889 525 69% 889 525 69% [1] The Maserati Brand is distributed in the United States by Maserati North America, Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. All other brands listed in this release are distributed by FCA US LLC.
  8. Mercedes-Benz USA Delivers Record January Sales Volume With 27,900 Units ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported record January sales of 25,527, topping last January's record volume of 24,664 units sold. Adding 2,049 units for Vans and 324 units for smart, MBUSA achieved its highest January to date with a grand total of 27,900 vehicles, up 3.5% from a year ago. "This is the strong start we look for following a record year," said Dietmar Exler, president and CEO of MBUSA. "We will continue this momentum in 2017, as our product offensive continues with our flagship the new S-Class Sedan and new product offerings rounding out several model lines." Mercedes-Benz volume leaders in January included the C-Class, E-Class (including the CLS) and GLE model lines. The C-Class took the lead at 6,453, followed by the E-Class sales of 4,155. The GLE rounded out the top three with 3,970 units sold. Mercedes-AMG high-performance models sold 2,596 units in January, up 36.3% from last year (1,904). Separately, Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) models recorded sales of 10,496 vehicles in January, an increase of 5.7% when compared to the same month last year (9,934). MERCEDES-BENZ USA Sales -- January 2017 Mercedes-Benz Passenger Vehicles Jan-17 Jan-16 Monthly % YTD 2017 YTD 2016 Yearly % B-CLASS 53 58 -8.6% 53 58 -8.6% CLA 1,405 3,168 -55.7% 1,405 3,168 -55.7% C-CLASS 6,453 5,079 27.1% 6,453 5,079 27.1% E-CLASS/CLS 4,155 2,790 48.9% 4,155 2,790 48.9% S-CLASS 1,212 1,277 -5.1% 1,212 1,277 -5.1% SLC 236 266 -11.3% 236 266 -11.3% SL 232 214 8.4% 232 214 8.4% AMG GT 81 125 -35.2% 81 125 -35.2% GLA 2,007 3,041 -34.0% 2,007 3,041 -34.0% GLC 3,065 2,849 7.6% 3,065 2,849 7.6% GLE 3,970 3,663 8.4% 3,970 3,663 8.4% GLS 2,336 1,796 30.1% 2,336 1,796 30.1% G-CLASS 322 338 -4.7% 322 338 -4.7% TOTAL 25,527 24,664 3.5% 25,527 24,664 3.5% Vans1 2,049 1,899 7.9% 2,049 1,899 7.9% smart 324 399 -18.8% 324 399 -18.8% MBUSA Combined Total Jan-17 Jan-16 Monthly % YTD 2017 YTD 2016 Yearly % GRAND TOTAL 27,900 26,962 3.5% 27,900 26,962 3.5% 1Mercedes-Benz, Freightliner Sprinter and Metris Vans are sold and marketed in the U.S. by Mercedes-Benz USA and Daimler Vans USA, respectively.
  9. GM Announces January U.S. Sales, Affirms Positive Outlook DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) U.S. dealers delivered 195,909 cars, trucks and crossovers in January, down 3.8 percent year over year. Retail sales totaled 155,010 units, down 4.9 percent, and the company set a new January record for average transaction prices. “In early January, we focused on profitability while key competitors sold down their large stocks of deeply discounted, old-model-year pickups,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “We gained considerable sales momentum as we rebuilt our mid-size pickup, SUV and compact crossover inventories from very low levels following record-setting December sales.” Inventories of most of these products were in the 30 – 50 days’ supply range at the beginning of January. January Highlights (vs. Jan. 2016) GM estimates that the seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.6 million units. GM’s ATPs, which reflect retail transaction prices after incentives, rose $1,200 per unit to $34,500, a new January record. GM was the only domestic automaker and one of only two full-line automakers to reduce incentives as a percentage of ATP. GM spending was 12.7 percent, down 0.3 points, and the industry average was 12.3 percent, up 1.3 points. Rental deliveries were down 1 percent. Total fleet sales were up 1 percent on a 12 percent increase in Government deliveries and a 1 percent increase in Commercial sales. GM’s fleet mix was 21 percent of total sales. Small business deliveries were up 4 percent. Chevrolet Retail Sales The Cruze, up 22 percent, the Volt, up 56 percent, and the Trax, up 40 percent, had their best-ever January retail sales. Total sales were also January records. Spark deliveries were up 40 percent. Bolt EVs, which were available in California and Oregon during the month, had the fastest days to turn in the industry at 7 days. The Tahoe, up 8 percent, and Suburban, up 11 percent, had their best January retail sales since 2008. The Equinox was up 4 percent. The Colorado was up 9 percent for its best January retail sales since 2005. Total sales were also the highest January since 2005. Sales of the Silverado HD pickup were up 32 percent for the truck’s best January retail sales since 2008. Total HD sales were also the best since 2008. Buick Retail Sales Crossover deliveries were up 20 percent, driven by higher Encore sales and the first-ever Envision. Average transaction prices were up 9 percent, four times better than the industry average growth. GMC Retail Sales Deliveries of the Acadia were up 15 percent. Sierra deliveries were up 2 percent, for the truck’s best retail January sales since 2002. Average transaction prices were up 7 percent, more than three times better than the industry average growth. Cadillac Retail Sales Cadillac sales were up more than 1 percent. Crossover deliveries were up 11 percent, on the strength of the new XT5. Total Escalade deliveries were up 10 percent, driven by 7 percent increase in Escalade ESV retail sales. Average transaction prices were the highest in the brand’s history at $55,300, up about $1,000 year over year. GM Momentum Continues to Grow In 2016, GM was the industry’s fastest-growing full-line automaker on a retail sales basis, and Chevrolet has been the fastest-growing full-line brand for two consecutive years on a retail basis. Chevrolet grew retail market share in 2015-2016 by almost one full percentage point, which translates to more than 120,000 incremental sales. “Our go-to-market strategy in 2017 is the same as 2016,” McNeil said. “We are focused on strengthening our brands, growing retail sales and share, reducing daily rental deliveries and maintaining our operating discipline.” GM is optimistic about the year ahead because the economy is strong and the company’s four brands are dramatically expanding their product offerings in fast-growing crossover segments. Industry sales are expected to remain at or near record levels, with higher GM retail sales and market share on a year-over-year basis. GM’s deliveries to daily rental companies are expected to decline as a percentage of total sales for the third year in a row. GM will continue to match production with customer demand. Previously announced plans to reduce passenger car production at plants in Lordstown, Ohio and Lansing, Michigan were implemented at the end of January. GM’s operating discipline will help drive continued improvements in brand health and resale values. During January, IHS Markit said GM had the highest overall loyalty to a manufacturer for the second year in a row. Also, Kelley Blue Book gave seven Chevrolet and GMC vehicles awards for outstanding resale value, more than any other manufacturer. Ten all-new or recently redesigned crossovers are expected to drive GM’s 2017 sales results, including two new compact models, which will compete in the industry’s largest segment. Crossover Launches by Brand Chevrolet will have the industry’s broadest and freshest lineup of utility vehicles behind the 238-mile range Bolt EV; the 2018 Equinox, which arrives in showrooms soon; and the all-new Traverse, which arrives this summer. At Buick, crossovers are expected to account for as much as 75 percent of retail deliveries, up from 66 percent in 2016, driven by the Encore, Envision and Enclave. GMC, which has the highest average transaction prices of any non-luxury brand, will launch the all-new 2018 Terrain in late summer. It will complement the redesigned Acadia, which went on sale in late summer 2016. Cadillac will benefit from a full year of production of the new XT5 crossover, which is now the second best-selling vehicle in its segment.
  10. Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 69% (889 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 29.9% (9,102 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Up 17.09% (23,510 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 11.4% (13,201 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Up 10.1% (21,698 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 6.8% (43,879 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan North America - Up 6.2% (112,319 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 5.9% (106,380 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 5.7% (4,602 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 3.5% (27,900 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 3.3% (46,507 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 3.1% (6,457 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.5% (21,219 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Down 0.6% (172,612 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Down 3.8% (195,909 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - Down 7% (35,626 Vehicles Sold This Month) FCA US LLC - Down 11% (152,218 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor North America - Down 11.3% (152,218 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Down 18.2% (3,472 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Acura - Down 10.2% (9,202 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - Up 59% (108 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 11.4% (13,201 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Up 0.1% (18,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Down 28.2% (13,117 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Down 4.1% (10,298 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Down 1.9% (135,170 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Down 39% (13,377 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Down 17% (40,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Down 9% (2,164 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Down 1.6% (163,827 Vehicles Sold This Month) Genesis - N/A (1,818 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 1.1% (37,324 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - Up 7.7% (97,178 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Down 0.7% (44,689 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Up 35.8% (11,558 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Up 117.4% (2,939 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Down 7% (58,415 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - Down 7% (35,626 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 9% (6,163 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Down 25.6% (15,572 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 22.4% (8,785 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Up 69% (889 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Up 10.1% (21,698 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 3.5% (25,527 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 7.9% (2,049 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Down 4% (3,110 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi - Up 3.1% (6,457 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 3.6% (100,761 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - Up 5.7% (4,602 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram Trucks - Up 5% (38,045 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 18.8% (324 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 6.8% (43,879 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Down 9.2% (127,476 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Up 17.09% (23,510 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Down 18.2% (3,472 Vehicles Sold This Month)
  11. Maserati North America, Inc. - Up 69% (889 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar Land Rover North America - Up 29.9% (9,102 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen of America - Up 17.09% (23,510 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi of America - Up 11.4% (13,201 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda North American Operations - Up 10.1% (21,698 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru of America, Inc. - Up 6.8% (43,879 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan North America - Up 6.2% (112,319 Vehicles Sold This Month) American Honda Motor Co. - Up 5.9% (106,380 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche Cars North America, Inc. - Up 5.7% (4,602 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz USA - Up 3.5% (27,900 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai Motor America - Up 3.3% (46,507 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi Motors North America - Up 3.1% (6,457 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW Group U.S. - Down 0.5% (21,219 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford Motor Company - Down 0.6% (172,612 Vehicles Sold This Month) General Motors Co. - Down 3.8% (195,909 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia Motors America - Down 7% (35,626 Vehicles Sold This Month) FCA US LLC - Down 11% (152,218 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota Motor North America - Down 11.3% (152,218 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo Cars of North America, LLC - Down 18.2% (3,472 Vehicles Sold This Month) Brands: Acura - Down 10.2% (9,202 Vehicles Sold This Month) Alfa Romeo - Up 59% (108 Vehicles Sold This Month) Audi - Up 11.4% (13,201 Vehicles Sold This Month) BMW - Up 0.1% (18,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Buick - Down 28.2% (13,117 Vehicles Sold This Month) Cadillac - Down 4.1% (10,298 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chevrolet - Down 1.9% (135,170 Vehicles Sold This Month) Chrysler - Down 39% (13,377 Vehicles Sold This Month) Dodge - Down 17% (40,109 Vehicles Sold This Month) Fiat - Down 9% (2,164 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ford - Down 1.6% (163,827 Vehicles Sold This Month) Genesis - N/A (1,818 Vehicles Sold This Month) GMC - Up 1.1% (37,324 Vehicles Sold This Month) Honda - Up 7.7% (97,178 Vehicles Sold This Month) Hyundai - Down 0.7% (44,689 Vehicles Sold This Month) Infiniti - Up 35.8% (11,558 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jaguar - Up 117.4% (2,939 Vehicles Sold This Month) Jeep - Down 7% (58,415 Vehicles Sold This Month) Kia - Down 7% (35,626 Vehicles Sold This Month) Land Rover - Up 9% (6,163 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lexus - Down 25.6% (15,572 Vehicles Sold This Month) Lincoln - Up 22.4% (8,785 Vehicles Sold This Month) Maserati - Up 69% (889 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mazda - Up 10.1% (21,698 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz - Up 3.5% (25,527 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mercedes-Benz Vans - Up 7.9% (2,049 Vehicles Sold This Month) MINI - Down 4% (3,110 Vehicles Sold This Month) Mitsubishi - Up 3.1% (6,457 Vehicles Sold This Month) Nissan - Up 3.6% (100,761 Vehicles Sold This Month) Porsche - Up 5.7% (4,602 Vehicles Sold This Month) Ram Trucks - Up 5% (38,045 Vehicles Sold This Month) Smart - Down 18.8% (324 Vehicles Sold This Month) Subaru - Up 6.8% (43,879 Vehicles Sold This Month) Toyota - Down 9.2% (127,476 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volkswagen - Up 17.09% (23,510 Vehicles Sold This Month) Volvo - Down 18.2% (3,472 Vehicles Sold This Month) View full article
  12. Porsche Reports January 2017 sales Strong Start to the New Year with 4,602 in vehicle sales ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche 911, 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman sports cars, Macan and Cayenne SUVs, and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, delivered 4,602 vehicles in January. This was the strongest January sales month ever recorded by the company. January 2017 sales were up 5.7 percent over the same period last year with a well-balanced sales result across model lines. Sports car model sales were robust with 911 and 718 model lines exceeding previous year results, up 12.6 and 2.8 percent, respectively. Macan sales continued a positive trend with 1,960 vehicles sold, a 33.4 percent sales increase over January of last year. Additionally, the all-new Panamera models are expected to arrive in the coming weeks. Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned sales for January were 1,296, which is an 11.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. Model January Sales Year-to-Date 2017 2016 2017 2016 ALL BOXSTER/CAYMAN 443 431 443 431 ALL 911 814 723 814 723 ALL CAYENNE 1,350 1,395 1,350 1,395 ALL PANAMERA 35 336 35 336 ALL MACAN 1,960 1,469 1,960 1,469 GRAND TOTALS* 4,602 4,354 4,602 4,354
  13. Subaru of America, Inc. Reports Record January Sales Record January - monthly sales increase 6.8 percent over January 2016 62 consecutive months of yearly month-over-month growth Best January ever for Outback and Forester 35 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Outbacks sold 42 consecutive months of more than 10,000 Foresters sold Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported 43,879 vehicle sales for January 2017, a 6.8 percent increase over January 2016, and the best January in the history of the company. These results continue the company’s sales momentum from 2016 where Subaru achieved eight consecutive years of record sales and exceeded 615,000 annual sales – a first in company history. January marked the 35th consecutive month of 40,000+ vehicle sales for the company. Outback and Forester sales were notably strong as each model achieved its best January ever. Impreza sales for January 2017 increased 16.5 percent over the same month in 2016. Crosstrek also enjoyed gains over January 2016. In January, Impreza, Legacy and WRX each won Kelley Blue Book 2017 Best Resale Value Awards in their respective categories for a second year in a row. WRX also placed in the Best Resale Value Top 10 for the second consecutive year. “We have to thank our dedicated retailers who delivered a wonderful start to 2017 with our best January sales ever and our 62nd consecutive month of yearly, month-over-month sales increases,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer. “With the all-new Impreza arriving at retailers and already selling very well prior to the launch of its advertising campaign in mid-February, we expect an excellent start to the year.” said Jeff Walters, senior vice president of sales. Carline Jan-17 Jan-16 % Chg MTD MTD MTD Forester 12,853 11,904 8.0% Impreza 5,105 4,382 16.5% WRX/STI 2,142 2,336 -8.3% Legacy 3,882 4,473 -13.2% Outback 13,186 11,197 17.8% BRZ 204 361 -43.5% Crosstrek 6,507 6,448 0.9% TOTAL 43,879 41,101 6.8%
  14. Mitsubishi Motors Reports January 2017 Sales Sales up 3.1 percent over last January Outlander sales continue to be strong in the new year with sales up 9.4 percent Outlander records best January sales since 2007 CYPRESS, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) reported January 2017 sales of 6,457 an increase of 3.1 percent over January 2016. Outlander Sport remained the volume leader with 1,990 vehicles sold, while Outlander continued to be the brand's fastest growing model with a sales increase of 9.4 percent over last January. January YTD 2017 2016 2017 2016 i-MiEV 0 2 0 2 Mirage 1311 963 1311 963 Lancer 1468 1523 1468 1523 Outlander Sport 1990 2233 1990 2233 Outlander 1688 1543 1688 1543 Total 6457 6264 6457 6264
  15. American Honda Continues Record Sales Pace in January American Honda sets new January records for total vehicle and total truck sales Honda Division also sets new January benchmark for total vehicle sales Honda trucks jump 30.2 percent for best-ever January Honda CR-V smashes previous January record as it gains 52 percent for month Acura trucks remain strong with RDX topping last year TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total January sales of 106,380 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 5.9 percent over January 2016 and a new record for the month. Total Honda Division sales as well as Honda truck sales also set new January records, with total Division sales rising 7.7 percent on sales of 97,178 and trucks up 30.2 percent on sales of 51,337 units. Acura Division sales totaled 9,202 vehicles in January, a decrease of 10.2 percent. Honda After posting a 3rd consecutive sales record in 2016, the Honda Division started 2017 with yet more monthly records, gaining 7.7 percent as cars and trucks continued to sell strongly. CR-V and HR-V led the way in January, pushing Honda trucks to another new record for the month. Honda Division sets new January mark, rising 7.7 percent on sales of 97,178 units. Honda trucks also set a new January record, jumping 30.2 percent on sales of 51,337. CR-V smashed its previous January best, gaining 52.5 percent on sales of 29,287 vehicles. HR-V sales also gained sharply, rising to 5,689 in January for a gain of 36.2 percent versus last year. Accord and Fit sales remained strong in January. "Our conservative approach to growth was criticized when the industry was growing faster but it is clearly paying dividends now as industry sales are flattening," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "A steady cadence of products and disciplined sales tactics is the right approach for customers and dealers." Acura Acura brand sales remained fairly steady in January, with Acura light trucks demonstrating continued strength as RDX gained ground and MDX maintained a solid pace, even before dual sourcing of Acura's three-row luxury SUV begins this spring in Ohio, promising increased supply. RDX sales were up 3.2 percent for the month, with 3,202 vehicles sold in January. NSX notched sales of 50 units for the month. "In a month marked by major storms across the country, Acura maintained a steady pace with trucks leading the way," said Jon Ikeda, vice president and general manager of the Acura division. "And a strong showing of the Acura NSX GT3 in its debut at Daytona last weekend just adds to the momentum building around the Acura brand." American Honda Vehicle Sales for January 2017 Month-to-Date Year-to-Date January 2017 January 2016 DSR** % Change MoM % Change January 2017 January 2016 DSR** % Change YoY % Change American Honda Total 106,380 100,497 5.9% 5.9% 106,380 100,497 5.9% 5.9% Total Car Sales 48,567 54,382 -10.7% -10.7% 48,567 54,382 -10.7% -10.7% Total Truck Sales 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% Honda Total Car Sales 45,841 50,812 -9.8% -9.8% 45,841 50,812 -9.8% -9.8% Honda Total Truck Sales 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% Acura Total Car Sales 2,726 3,570 -23.6% -23.6% 2,726 3,570 -23.6% -23.6% Acura Total Truck Sales 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% Total Domestic Car Sales 39,355 51,450 -23.5% -23.5% 39,355 51,450 -23.5% -23.5% Honda Division 36,709 47,978 -23.5% -23.5% 36,709 47,978 -23.5% -23.5% Acura Division 2,646 3,472 -23.8% -23.8% 2,646 3,472 -23.8% -23.8% Total Domestic Truck Sales 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% 57,813 46,115 25.4% 25.4% Honda Division 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% 51,337 39,435 30.2% 30.2% Acura Division 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% 6,476 6,680 -3.1% -3.1% Total Import Car Sales 9,212 2,932 214.2% 214.2% 9,212 2,932 214.2% 214.2% Honda Division 9,132 2,834 222.2% 222.2% 9,132 2,834 222.2% 222.2% Acura Division 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% Total Import Truck Sales 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Honda Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% Acura Division 0 0 0.0% 0.0% 0 0 0.0% 0.0% MODEL BREAKOUT BY DIVISION Honda Division Total 97,178 90,247 7.7% 7.7% 97,178 90,247 7.7% 7.7% * ACCORD 19,536 20,765 -5.9% -5.9% 19,536 20,765 -5.9% -5.9% * CIVIC 23,095 26,741 -13.6% -13.6% 23,095 26,741 -13.6% -13.6% CLARITY FCV 42 0 0.0% 0.0% 42 0 0.0% 0.0% CR-Z 89 192 -53.6% -53.6% 89 192 -53.6% -53.6% * FIT 3,078 3,095 -0.5% -0.5% 3,078 3,095 -0.5% -0.5% INSIGHT 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% 1 19 -94.7% -94.7% CROSSTOUR 0 266 -100.0% -100.0% 0 266 -100.0% -100.0% * CR-V 29,287 19,208 52.5% 52.5% 29,287 19,208 52.5% 52.5% HR-V 5,689 4,177 36.2% 36.2% 5,689 4,177 36.2% 36.2% ODYSSEY 6,500 7,221 -10.0% -10.0% 6,500 7,221 -10.0% -10.0% PILOT 7,180 8,561 -16.1% -16.1% 7,180 8,561 -16.1% -16.1% RIDGELINE 2,681 2 133,950.0% 133,950.0% 2,681 2 133,950.0% 133,950.0% *** Memo: Accord FHEV 1,711 71 2,309.9% 2,309.9% 1,711 71 2,309.9% 2,309.9% Memo: Civic Hybrid 16 161 -90.1% -90.1% 16 161 -90.1% -90.1% Acura Division Total 9,202 10,250 -10.2% -10.2% 9,202 10,250 -10.2% -10.2% ILX 693 1,233 -43.8% -43.8% 693 1,233 -43.8% -43.8% NSX 50 0 0.0% 0.0% 50 0 0.0% 0.0% RLX / RL 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% 80 98 -18.4% -18.4% TLX 1,903 2,239 -15.0% -15.0% 1,903 2,239 -15.0% -15.0% MDX 3,274 3,576 -8.4% -8.4% 3,274 3,576 -8.4% -8.4% RDX 3,202 3,104 3.2% 3.2% 3,202 3,104 3.2% 3.2% *** Memo: RLX Hybrid 11 18 -38.9% -38.9% 11 18 -38.9% -38.9% Selling Days 24 24 24 24 **** Hybrid 1,878 461 307.4% 307.4% 1,878 461 307.4% 307.4% * Honda and Acura vehicles are made of domestic & global sourced parts ** Daily Selling Rate *** Memo line items are included in the respective model total **** Hybrid includes FHEV, PHEV, CR-Z, Civic Hybrid, Insight, ILX Hybrid, RLX Hybrid, RLX Sport Hybrid, MDX Sport Hybrid and NSX
  16. Hyundai Motor America Reports Its Best January Ever FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Hyundai Motor America today announced its best January ever, beating last year's record by 3.3 percent. Sales for January were 46,507. Hyundai Division posts sales of 44,689 units in January "Coming off a strong December, consumers' interest in our CUVs continued with the Santa Fe family up 53 percent and Tucson up 10 percent, a best January for both," said Derrick Hatami, vice president of national sales for Hyundai Motor America. Hyundai's small cars played a role in setting Hyundai's best January, too, with Accent up 40 percent, the Elantra family up 33 percent and Veloster up 20 percent. Genesis Division posts sales of 1,818 units in January "The Genesis brand continues to build on the momentum set in December with sales up five percent over last month," said Erwin Raphael, general manager of Genesis in the U.S. market. SALES BY BRAND JAN/2017 JAN/2016 CY/2017 CY/2016 HYUNDAI 44,689 45,011 44,689 45,011 GENESIS 1,818 0 1,818 0 TOTAL 46,507 45,011 46,507 45,011 MODELS CARLINE JAN/2017 JAN/2016 CY/2017 CY/2016 ACCENT 7,062 5,050 7,062 5,050 SONATA 7,894 15,209 7,894 15,209 ELANTRA 13,185 9,885 13,185 9,885 SANTA FE 7,889 5,139 7,889 5,139 AZERA 278 409 278 409 TUCSON 5,748 5,218 5,748 5,218 VELOSTER 2,438 2,023 2,438 2,023 GENESIS 186 1,907 186 1,907 EQUUS 5 171 5 171 G80 1,350 n/a 1,350 n/a G90 468 n/a 468 n/a
  17. Kia Motors America Announces January Sales All-New Niro Crossover Begins Arriving in Select Showrooms IRVINE, Calif., February 1, 2017 – Kia Motors America today announced January sales of 35,626 units, led by the Optima and Soul with 7,849 and 7,792 units sold, respectively. The first month of the year also marks the first retail deliveries of the all-new Niro crossover. MONTH OF JANUARY YEAR-TO-DATE Model 2017 2016 2017 2016 Rio 986 1,430 986 1,430 Forte 6,267 5,329 6,267 5,329 Optima 7,849 8,413 7,849 8,413 Cadenza 316 374 316 374 K900 34 68 34 68 Niro 42 N/A 42 N?A Sportage 4,623 4,803 4,623 4,803 Sorento 6,179 6,695 6,179 6,695 Sedona 1,538 2,002 1,538 2,002 Soul 7,792 9,191 7,792 9,191 Total 35,626 38,305 35,626 38,305 # # #
  18. VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS JANUARY 2017 SALES RESULTS January sales totaled 23,510 units, an increase of 17.1 percent over January 2016 Tiguan sales totaled 3,516 units, an increase of 39.1 percent over January 2016, marking the best January ever for the vehicle Golf SportWagen sales (which includes the all-new Alltrack) totaled 2,047 units, an increase of 189.9 percent over January 2016 Passat sales totaled 5,887 units, an increase of 64.2 percent over January 2016 Herndon, VA — (February 1, 2017) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 23,510 units delivered in January 2017. This marks a 17.1 percent increase over January 2016 January 17 January 16 Yr/Yr% change January 17 YTD January 16 YTD Yr/Yr% change Golf 1,213 986 23.0% 1,213 986 23.0% GTI 1,731 1,496 15.7% 1,731 1,496 15.7% Golf R 443 477 -7.1% 443 477 -7.1% e-Golf 332 328 1.2% 332 328 1.2% Golf SportWagen 2,047 706 189.9% 2,047 706 189.9% Total Golf Family 5,766 3,993 44.4% 5,766 3,993 44.4% Jetta Sedan 6,846 8,175 -16.3% 6,846 8,175 -16.3% Jetta SportWagen (now Golf SportWagen) n/a 2 -100.0% n/a 2 -100.0% Total Jetta 6,846 8,177 -16.3% 6,846 8,177 -16.3% Beetle Coupe 740 666 11.1% 740 666 11.1% Beetle Convertible 341 273 24.9% 341 273 24.9% Total Beetle 1,081 939 15.1% 1,081 939 15.1% Eos* n/a 123 -100.0% n/a 123 -100.0% Passat 5,887 3,586 64.2% 5,887 3,586 64.2% CC 167 379 -55.9% 167 379 -55.9% Tiguan 3,516 2,528 39.1% 3,516 2,528 39.1% Touareg 247 354 -30.2% 247 354 -30.2% TOTAL 23,510 20,079 17.09% 23,510 20,079 17.1% *Eos production ended in July 2015
  19. Toyota Motor North America Reports January 2017 Sales Toyota division posts best-ever January in RAV4, Highlander TCUV posted 17th consecutive month of best-ever monthly sales L/Certified by Lexus achieves best-ever January sales Plano, Texas (February 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA), Inc., today reported its U.S. January 2017 sales of 143,048 vehicles, a decrease of 11.3 percent from January 2016 on a volume basis. With the same number of selling days in January 2017 compared to January 2016, sales were down 11.3 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis. Toyota division posted January sales of 127,476 units, down 9.2 percent on a volume basis and DSR basis. “Coming off a record December and year in 2016, the industry in January took a bit of a pause with volume down slightly vs. a year ago,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota division. “Much improved Light Truck availability helped RAV4 and Highlander begin the year with record January sales.” Lexus posted January sales of 15,572 vehicles, down 25.6 percent on a volume basis and DSR basis. “January proved to be a challenging month driven by limited LUV availability and the strength of our December results,” said Jeff Bracken, group vice president and general manager of the Lexus division. “Our outstanding December of nearly 41,000 resulted in a low days’ supply for our core models, especially in metro markets. We are continuing to replenish dealer inventories and expect healthy levels in February. Our dealers did achieve a best-ever January in L/Certified sales with more than 7,900 sales.” January 2017 Highlights Camry posts January sales of 20,313 units Toyota division SUV up 8 percent in January Highlander posts best-ever January, up 12.4 percent RAV4 posts best-ever January with sales of 22,155 units, up 2.8 percent 4Runner sales were up 16 percent TCUV had a best-ever January and 17 consecutive months of best-ever monthly sales RX posts sales of 5,520 L/Certified by Lexus posts best-ever January sales of 7,901, up 9.2 percent from January 2016 *Note: Unless otherwise stated, all figures reflect unadjusted raw sales volume TOYOTA U.S. SALES SUMMARY JANUARY 2017 -- CURRENT MONTH -- -- CALENDAR YEAR TO DATE -- 2017 2016 DSR % VOL % 2017 2016 DSR % VOL % TOTAL TOYOTA 143,048 161,283 -11.3 -11.3 143,048 161,283 -11.3 -11.3 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV 127,476 140,350 -9.2 -9.2 127,476 140,350 -9.2 -9.2 TOTAL LEXUS 15,572 20,933 -25.6 -25.6 15,572 20,933 -25.6 -25.6 YARIS IA (INCL SCI IA) 1,951 1,840 6 6 1,951 1,840 6 6 YARIS LIFTBACK 1330 548 142.7 142.7 1,330 548 142.7 142.7 TOTAL YARIS 3,281 2,388 37.4 37.4 3,281 2,388 37.4 37.4 iQ 0 2 -100 -100 0 2 -100 -100 xD 0 3 -100 -100 0 3 -100 -100 xB 0 782 -100 -100 0 782 -100 -100 tC 72 715 -89.9 -89.9 72 715 -89.9 -89.9 COROLLA IM (INCL SCI IM) 1,460 1,250 16.8 16.8 1,460 1,250 16.8 16.8 COROLLA SEDAN 20,107 22,362 -10.1 -10.1 20,107 22,362 -10.1 -10.1 TOTAL COROLLA 21,567 23,612 -8.7 -8.7 21,567 23,612 -8.7 -8.7 86 (INCL FR-S) 474 507 -6.5 -6.5 474 507 -6.5 -6.5 MIRAI 83 26 219.2 219.2 83 26 219.2 219.2 AVALON 2,503 3,597 -30.4 -30.4 2,503 3,597 -30.4 -30.4 PRIUS 7,829 9,311 -15.9 -15.9 7,829 9,311 -15.9 -15.9 CAMRY 20,313 26,848 -24.3 -24.3 20,313 26,848 -24.3 -24.3 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. CAR 56,122 67,791 -17.2 -17.2 56,122 67,791 -17.2 -17.2 CT 393 622 -36.8 -36.8 393 622 -36.8 -36.8 IS 1,423 2,178 -34.7 -34.7 1,423 2,178 -34.7 -34.7 RC 447 755 -40.8 -40.8 447 755 -40.8 -40.8 ES 2,171 3,400 -36.1 -36.1 2,171 3,400 -36.1 -36.1 GS 422 1,298 -67.5 -67.5 422 1,298 -67.5 -67.5 LS 280 397 -29.5 -29.5 280 397 -29.5 -29.5 LFA 0 1 -100 -100 0 1 -100 -100 TOTAL LEXUS CAR 5,136 8,651 -40.6 -40.6 5,136 8,651 -40.6 -40.6 TOTAL TOYOTA CAR 61,258 76,442 -19.9 -19.9 61,258 76,442 -19.9 -19.9 SIENNA 7,285 10,992 -33.7 -33.7 7,285 10,992 -33.7 -33.7 RAV4 22,155 21,554 2.8 2.8 22,155 21,554 2.8 2.8 FJ CRUISER 0 1 -100 -100 0 1 -100 -100 VENZA 4 184 -97.8 -97.8 4 184 -97.8 -97.8 HIGHLANDER 12,656 11,258 12.4 12.4 12,656 11,258 12.4 12.4 4RUNNER 8,699 7,496 16 16 8,699 7,496 16 16 SEQUOIA 1146 852 34.5 34.5 1,146 852 34.5 34.5 LAND CRUISER 272 273 -0.4 -0.4 272 273 -0.4 -0.4 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. SUV 44,932 41,618 8 8 44,932 41,618 8 8 TACOMA 12,509 12,717 -1.6 -1.6 12,509 12,717 -1.6 -1.6 TUNDRA 6,628 7,232 -8.4 -8.4 6,628 7,232 -8.4 -8.4 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. PICKUP 19,137 19,949 -4.1 -4.1 19,137 19,949 -4.1 -4.1 TOTAL TOYOTA DIV. TRUCK 71,354 72,559 -1.7 -1.7 71,354 72,559 -1.7 -1.7 NX 2,964 3,133 -5.4 -5.4 2,964 3,133 -5.4 -5.4 RX 5,520 6,956 -20.6 -20.6 5,520 6,956 -20.6 -20.6 GX 1,418 1,608 -11.8 -11.8 1,418 1,608 -11.8 -11.8 LX 534 585 -8.7 -8.7 534 585 -8.7 -8.7 TOTAL LEXUS TRUCK 10,436 12,282 -15 -15 10,436 12,282 -15 -15 TOTAL TOYOTA TRUCK 81,790 84,841 -3.6 -3.6 81,790 84,841 -3.6 -3.6 Selling Days 24 24 24 24 DSR = Daily Selling Rate
  20. Mazda Reports Best January Sales Since 2012 Mazda CX-5 Posts Record Month IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported January U.S. sales of 21,698 vehicles, representing an increase of 10.1 percent versus January of last year, and the best January sales month in five years. Solid sales performance across the lineup was headlined by consumers' continued strong desire for crossover SUVs. Key January sales notes: The Mazda CX-5 posted its best-ever January with 8,068 vehicles sold, showing continued momentum leading up to the on-sale date of the all-new 2017 model later this Spring. This number represents an increase of 14.2 percent year-over-year (YOY). The Mazda CX-9 posted an increase of 210.7 percent YOY, with 1,591 vehicles sold. Mazda's CX crossover SUV sales—including the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9—were up 21.1 percent YOY with 10,843 sold. Of the total CX-line sales, 60 percent of vehicles were equipped with i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive. Sales of the Mazda6 started the year off strong, posting a 28.3 percent increase YOY with 3,300 vehicles sold. Even with much of the U.S. experiencing winter weather, popularity of the MX-5 Miata continues with 929 vehicles sold. This number represents an increase of 65.9 percent YOY. Sales totals for the MX-5 include both the MX-5 soft top and MX-5 RF. Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported January sales of 4,759 vehicles, down 18.6 percent versus January of last year. Month-To-Date Year-To-Date January January % % MTD January January % % YTD 2017 2016 Change DSR 2017 2016 Change DSR Mazda2 - - N/A N/A - - N/A N/A Mazda3 6,623 7,551 (12.3)% (12.3)% 6,623 7,551 (12.3)% (12.6)% Mazda5 3 70 (95.7)% (95.7)% 3 70 (95.7)% (95.7)% Mazda6 3,300 2,572 28.3% 28.3% 3,300 2,572 28.3% 27.9% MX-5 Miata 929 560 65.9% 65.9% 929 560 65.9% 65.4% CX-3 1,184 1,376 (14.0)% (14.0)% 1,184 1,376 (14.0)% (14.2)% CX-5 8,068 7,063 14.2% 14.2% 8,068 7,063 14.2% 13.9% CX-9 1,591 512 210.7% 210.7% 1,591 512 210.7% 209.7% Total Vehicles CARS 10,855 10,753 0.9% 0.9% 10,855 10,753 0.9% 0.6% TRUCKS 10,843 8,951 21.1% 21.1% 10,843 8,951 21.1% 20.7% TOTAL 21,698 19,704 10.1% 10.1% 21,698 19,704 10.1% 9.8% Selling Days 24 24 306 305
  21. Audi of America sets January sales record on SUV strength and sedan demand February 01, 2017 | HERNDON, Virginia Q5 SUV sales increased 35 percent to 3,636 vehicles Sales of Q3 SUV rose 31 percent; Q7 sales up 3 percent Demand for A4 sedan increased 31 percent; A6 sales up 20 percent Audi of America’s January sales increased 11 percent to 13,201 vehicles. Both SUVs and sedans performed well, with the Q3, Q5 SUVs and the A4 and A6 sedan models leading the volume gains. After its seventh consecutive year of record sales in the U.S., Audi continued that momentum in January with its 73rd straight record month. The previous January record was set in 2016 with 11,850 vehicles sold. January results were bolstered by strong demand across the SUV lineup, with total SUV sales increasing 22 percent over last January. The Q5 was the volume leader with 3,636 vehicles sold, an increase of 35 percent. Sales of the Q3 rose 31 percent over last year to 1,181 vehicles. The Q7 posted 2,411 sales for the month, an increase of 3 percent. Consumer demand for Audi sedan models was also strong. The A4 sedan posted sales of 1,737 vehicles, a 31 percent increase. The A6 sedan recorded 1,008 deliveries in January, an increase of 20 percent from last year. Sales of the A3 Sportback e-tron did well in January with 387 vehicles, an increase of 18 percent and the third-best sales month on record for the plug-in hybrid. The recently launched all-new A4 allroad, which offers the performance of a sedan and the versatility of an SUV, posted a sales increase of 49 percent. “Coming off a record year, we were pleased to see strong consumer demand across the product portfolio in January,” said Mark Del Rosso, chief operating officer, Audi of America. “We believe that Audi is poised for continued success in 2017 with products that will excite our customers and draw them into our showrooms.” AUDI US SNAPSHOT --MTD-- --YTD-- Model Line Jan '17 Actual Jan '16 Actual Yr/Yr % change Jan '17 YTD Actual Jan '16 YTD Actual Yr/Yr % change A3 1,419 1,821 -22.1% 1,419 1,821 -22.1% A3 e-tron 387 327 18.3% 387 327 18.3% A4 1,737 1,325 31.1% 1,737 1,325 31.1% A5 304 515 -41.0% 304 515 -41.0% A6 1,008 841 19.9% 1,008 841 19.9% A7 414 432 -4.2% 414 432 -4.2% A8 254 345 -26.4% 254 345 -26.4% allroad 222 149 49.0% 222 149 49.0% Q5 3,636 2,691 35.1% 3,636 2,691 35.1% Q7 2,411 2,336 3.2% 2,411 2,336 3.2% Q3 1,181 902 30.9% 1,181 902 30.9% R8 65 11 490.9% 65 11 490.9% TT 163 155 5.2% 163 155 5.2% Total Audi Sales 13,201 11,850 11.4% 13,201 11,850 11.4% Total CPO Sales 3,407 3,367 1.2% 3,407 3,367 1.2% NOTES: - A3 includes A3 Sedan, S3 Sedan and A3 Cabriolet, but does not include A3 Sportback. - A4 includes A4 Sedan and S4 Sedan, but does not include Audi allroad. - A5 includes A5 Coupe, S5 Coupe, RS 5 Coupe, A5 Cabriolet, S5 Cabriolet and RS 5 Cabriolet. - A6 includes A6 Sedan and S6 Sedan. - A7 includes A7 Sedan, S7 Sedan and RS 7 Sedan. - A8 includes A8 Sedan, A8 L Sedan and S8 Sedan. - Q5 includes Q5 and SQ5. - R8 includes R8 Coupe and R8 Spyder. - TT includes TT Coupe, TTS Coupe and TT Roadster.
  22. Ford F-Series, SUVs and Lincoln Drive January Retail Sales Gains; Overall U.S. Sales Down 1 Percent Ford Motor Company U.S. retail sales of 120,400 vehicles for January represent a 6 percent increase; fleet sales down 13 percent; total sales down 1 percent Ford F-Series sales increase 13 percent, with sales of 57,995 trucks; best sales start for F-Series since 2004 Overall Ford brand SUV sales up 6 percent in January, with retail sales up 11 percent – a record start overall for Ford SUVs Lincoln up 22 percent last month on total sales of 8,785 vehicles, with gains coming from MKC, MKX, MKZ and all-new Continental DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 1, 2017 – Ford Motor Company’s U.S. retail sales of 120,400 vehicles are up 6 percent in January, while total sales declined 1 percent. Fleet sales of 52,212 vehicles, including daily rental, commercial and government segments, declined 13 percent. The fleet decline reflects a strong year-ago comparison, with fleet customer orders front-loaded at the beginning of 2016. Ford F-Series sales totaled 57,995 trucks last month, a 13 percent increase, supported by strong retail gains from both F-150 and Super Duty. F-Series was up 19 percent at retail, with gains in every region. January represents the best sales start for F-Series since 2004. “The new year brought strong consumer demand for F-Series, Lincoln and record SUV sales, especially high-end models,” said Mark LaNeve, Ford vice president, U.S. Marketing, Sales and Service. “This drove near-record company average transaction prices for Ford, up $2,500 versus a year ago and far outpacing the overall January industry increase of $550.” Retail sales of Ford brand SUVs were up 11 percent last month, driving overall SUV sales up 6 percent, with 53,224 vehicles sold. January marks the best-ever overall start for Ford SUVs. Lincoln sales totaled 8,785 vehicles in January, the brand’s best start in a decade. Strong performance from the all-new Lincoln Continental, with 1,167 cars sold, contributed to the brand’s overall 22 percent increase. Additional contributors included Lincoln MKZ with sales of 2,090 sales – up 7 percent – Lincoln MKC with 1,668 sales – a 16 percent gain – and MKX with 2,928 sales – a 43 percent gain. Note: Ford is adding additional data to our news release, including stock and fleet percentages. In addition, Ford is reporting both dealer stock and gross stock levels, as some automakers report dealer stock only and do not include inventory in transit to dealers.
  23. Nissan Group reports January 2017 U.S. sales NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for January 2017 of 112,319 units, an increase of 6 percent over the prior year and a January record. Nissan highlights: Nissan Division finished January with 100,761 sales, up 4 percent and also a January record. Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a January record, up 22 percent. Sales of the Nissan Rogue crossover set a January record at 28,760, an increase of 46 percent. Sales of the Pathfinder SUV set a January record at 7,281, up 13 percent. Other truck models showed strong gains, including TITAN, up 195 percent, and Armada, up 147 percent. NISSAN DIVISION JANUARY JANUARY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg Nissan Division Total 100,761 97,220 3.6 100,761 97,220 3.6 Versa 8,870 8,006 10.8 8,870 8,006 10.8 Sentra 13,444 16,144 -16.7 13,444 16,144 -16.7 Cube 0 3 -100.0 0 3 -100.0 Altima 18,931 22,156 -14.6 18,931 22,156 -14.6 Maxima 3,738 4,415 -15.3 3,738 4,415 -15.3 LEAF 772 755 2.3 772 755 2.3 Juke 1,304 1,510 -13.6 1,304 1,510 -13.6 370Z 324 358 -9.5 324 358 -9.5 GT-R 65 66 -1.5 65 66 -1.5 Total Car 47,448 53,413 -11.2 47,448 53,413 -11.2 Frontier 3,857 6,363 -39.4 3,857 6,363 -39.4 Titan 2,768 937 195.4 2,768 937 195.4 Xterra 0 18 -100.0 0 18 -100.0 Pathfinder 7,281 6,451 12.9 7,281 6,451 12.9 Armada 1,908 774 146.5 1,908 774 146.5 Rogue 28,760 19,762 45.5 28,760 19,762 45.5 Murano 4,363 5,516 -20.9 4,363 5,516 -20.9 Quest 1,878 1,421 32.2 1,878 1,421 32.2 NV 1,234 1,292 -4.5 1,234 1,292 -4.5 NV200 1,264 1,273 -0.7 1,264 1,273 -1 Total Truck 53,313 43,807 21.7 53,313 43,807 21.7 INFINITI JANUARY JANUARY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg Infiniti Total 11,558 8,514 35.8 11,558 8,514 35.8 Infiniti Q40 0 10 -100.0 0 10 -100.0 Infiniti Q50 3,206 2,914 10.0 3,206 2,914 10.0 Infiniti Q60 732 132 454.5 732 132 454.5 Infiniti Q70 476 492 -3.3 476 492 -3.3 Infiniti QX30 1,158 0 0.0 1,158 0 0.0 Infiniti QX50 1,206 994 21.3 1,206 994 21.3 Infiniti QX60 2,189 2,372 -7.7 2,189 2,372 -7.7 Infiniti QX70 842 436 93.1 842 436 93.1 Infiniti QX80 1,749 1,164 50.3 1,749 1,164 50.3 Total Car 4,414 3,548 24.4 4,414 3,548 24.4 Total Truck 7,144 4,966 43.9 7,144 4,966 43.9 NISSAN GROUP JANUARY JANUARY Monthly CYTD CYTD CYTD 2017 2016 % chg 2017 2016 % chg TOTAL VEHICLE 112,319 105,734 6.2 112,319 105,734 6.2 Total Car 51,862 56,961 -9.0 51,862 56,961 -9.0 Total Truck 60,457 48,773 24.0 60,457 48,773 24.0 Selling days 24 24 24 24
  24. China has given Cadillac a bit of breathing room when it comes to sales and working on filling out their lineup. Automotive News reports overall sales of Cadillac vehicles in the U.S. dropped 3 percent, while sales in China rose 46 percent. "We are moving Cadillac from having this very strong U.S.-centric focus to having a global focus. The time will come when we will sell more Cadillacs in China than here," said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen in an interview. With sales going up in China, this gives the brand some flexibility from transitioning a sedan-heavy lineup to adding more crossovers beginning in mid-2018 for the U.S. Currently, the XT5 serves as the brand's sole crossover and best-selling model (2016 saw 39,485 XT5s sold). Not a good thing since light trucks currently account for 60 percent of total U.S. car sales. "The majority of our portfolio is exposed to downdraft, while we can't really capitalize adequately on all the opportunities that exist with the swing of demand into crossovers. Now, this will be remedied, of course, over time as we expand our portfolio, but in the meantime it is our reality," said de Nysschen. Dealers though don't get to have that breathing space. An 18-month window without any new products is making them very anxious. "We're in the retail business. We live and breathe month to month and weekend to weekend. There is a lot of product out there on the horizon, but nothing very soon," said Bill Wallace, owner of Wallace Cadillac in Stuart, Florida. The next product is expected to a compact crossover known as the XT3, due in mid-2018. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) Pic Credit: William Maley for Cheers & Gears
  25. China has given Cadillac a bit of breathing room when it comes to sales and working on filling out their lineup. Automotive News reports overall sales of Cadillac vehicles in the U.S. dropped 3 percent, while sales in China rose 46 percent. "We are moving Cadillac from having this very strong U.S.-centric focus to having a global focus. The time will come when we will sell more Cadillacs in China than here," said Cadillac President Johan de Nysschen in an interview. With sales going up in China, this gives the brand some flexibility from transitioning a sedan-heavy lineup to adding more crossovers beginning in mid-2018 for the U.S. Currently, the XT5 serves as the brand's sole crossover and best-selling model (2016 saw 39,485 XT5s sold). Not a good thing since light trucks currently account for 60 percent of total U.S. car sales. "The majority of our portfolio is exposed to downdraft, while we can't really capitalize adequately on all the opportunities that exist with the swing of demand into crossovers. Now, this will be remedied, of course, over time as we expand our portfolio, but in the meantime it is our reality," said de Nysschen. Dealers though don't get to have that breathing space. An 18-month window without any new products is making them very anxious. "We're in the retail business. We live and breathe month to month and weekend to weekend. There is a lot of product out there on the horizon, but nothing very soon," said Bill Wallace, owner of Wallace Cadillac in Stuart, Florida. The next product is expected to a compact crossover known as the XT3, due in mid-2018. Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required) Pic Credit: William Maley for Cheers & Gears View full article