FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr.
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
NUMEROUS BRANDS MAKE SIGNIFICANT GAINS IN FEBRUARY
Cleveland, OH (March 15, 2010) – According to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA), February 10 v. February 09 new vehicle car and truck sales increased nearly 4% when removing sales statistics for the Hummer, Pontiac and Saturn brands. Ford led all automakers followed by Chevrolet for Northern Ohio sales.
“A month end push attributed to the opening of the 2010 Cleveland Auto Show and corresponding incentives drove double digit gains for a number of brands in February. The industry as a whole is on track for a continued modest recovery.” says Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., President of the GCADA.
20 Brands Up Feb. (‘10 v. ‘09)
The following twenty brands posted sales increases in February ‘10 versus February ‘09: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.
21 Brands Up Year-to-Date
Through February, 2010, twenty brands posted year-to-date sales increases in the region. They are: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.
New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
February ‘10 / February ’09 & YTD
Retail sales figures are based on vehicle registration reports from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Vehicle sales data includes the counties of: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.
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