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News Release: Cleveland Auto Show helps bump sales
April 11, 2011

News Release: Cleveland Auto Show helps bump sales

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Lou Vitantonio, Jr.
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500
 
 
Cleveland Auto Show helps bump sales 33 percent in March
 
Cleveland, OH (April 11, 2011) – Sales of new cars and trucks jumped 33 percent in March of this year over the same period a year prior, according to statistics released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).
 
“While we were expecting an increase in sales due to pent up demand in the marketplace, these figures also represent a nice bump in business, which is due in part to the increase in traffic we saw at the Cleveland Auto Show this year,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr. president of the GCADA. “Remember, we are comparing March of 2011 with March of 2010 when we also saw a bump in business from the auto show. So an increase of 33 percent in March of this year over the same time period last year is particularly significant.”
 
Consumer traffic at the Cleveland Auto Show was up more than 13 percent this year, according to the GCADA. For the year-to-date, a quarterly figure, local vehicle sales are 37.8 percent ahead of last year. The quarterly and monthly figures do not include the discontinued Saturn and Pontiac brands.
 
A total of 24 brands registered sales increases for the month, when comparing sales to the same period a year prior. For the year to date, 29 brands are up the first quarter of this year when comparing sales to the same period in 2010.
 
Chevrolet, which took over the number one spot locally from Ford in February, saw an increase of more than 78%, and it needed every one of those sales to stay ahead of Ford, which saw an increase of more than 27% for the month. Honda took home third place honors with 1,977 vehicles sold locally, while Toyota came in fourth with 1,896 vehicles sold during the month. Chrysler and Dodge sales grew by more than 70 percent each, while the Jeep brand registered a very strong increase of almost 54 percent for the month. The month also saw the aggressive return of Saab, whose sales grew by more than 725% when comparing March of 2011 with March of 2010.
 
24 Brands Up in March (‘11 v. ‘10)
The following 24 brands posted sales increases in March 2011 versus March 2010: Acura, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Saab, Subaru, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.
 
29 Brands Up in the first quarter (‘11 v. ‘10)
The following 29 brand posted sales increases for the first quarter of this year versus the same period in 2010: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Lotus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.
 
New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
March ‘11 / March ’10 & YTD
 
 
March 11
March 10
March
% Chg.
YTD
March 11
YTD
March 10
YTD March
% Chg.
ACURA
160
115
39.13%
422
285
48.07%
AUDI
110
115
-4.35%
301
263
14.45%
BMW
204
141
44.68%
560
376
48.94%
BUICK
502
266
88.72%
1275
615
107.32%
CADILLAC
355
161
120.50%
1024
412
148.54%
CHEVROLET
3705
2080
78.13%
8694
5052
72.09%
CHRYSLER
381
212
79.72%
831
483
72.05%
DODGE
777
457
70.02%
1756
869
102.07%
FORD
3597
2827
27.24%
8272
6271
31.91%
FREIGHTLINER
27
19
42.11%
46
63
-26.98%
GMC
680
443
53.50%
1710
989
72.90%
HINO
2
3
-33.33%
7
7
0.00%
HONDA
1977
1500
31.80%
4501
3579
25.76%
HYUNDAI
936
701
33.52%
2112
1487
42.03%
INFINITI
113
56
101.79%
279
136
105.15%
INTERNATIONAL
23
18
27.78%
127
86
47.67%
ISUZU
1
1
0.00%
10
10
0.00%
JAGUAR
3
7
-57.14%
13
14
-7.14%
JEEP
540
351
53.85%
1248
821
52.01%
KENWORTH
6
6
0.00%
29
17
70.59%
KIA
1167
757
54.16%
2484
1639
51.56%
LAND ROVER
23
25
-8.00%
66
71
-7.04%
LEXUS
190
204
-6.86%
555
612
-9.31%
LINCOLN
184
175
5.14%
409
370
10.54%
LOTUS
1
1
0.00%
3
2
50.00%
MACK
18
7
157.14%
61
36
69.44%
MAZDA
424
457
-7.22%
918
914
0.44%
MERCEDES BENZ
205
184
11.41%
584
463
26.13%
MERCURY
3
256
-98.83%
28
529
-94.71%
MINI
41
23
78.26%
74
55
34.55%
MISCELLANEOUS
3
4
-25.00%
10
11
-9.09%
MITSUBISHI
138
98
40.82%
312
239
30.54%
NISSAN
1115
743
50.07%
2446
1707
43.29%
PETERBILT
14
23
-39.13%
27
36
-25.00%
PONTIAC
1
4
-75.00%
4
135
-97.04%
PORSCHE
29
34
-14.71%
85
71
19.72%
SAAB
33
4
725.00%
93
60
55.00%
SATURN
0
5
-100.00%
0
161
-100.00%
SMART
4
7
-42.86%
12
15
-20.00%
STERLING
0
2
-100.00%
0
6
-100.00%
SUBARU
486
379
28.23%
1202
939
28.01%
SUZUKI
12
11
9.09%
29
23
26.09%
TOYOTA
1896
2156
-12.06%
4287
4283
0.09%
UD
1
0
0.00%
2
1
100.00%
VOLKSWAGEN
324
288
12.50%
837
719
16.41%
VOLVO
55
33
66.67%
125
97
28.87%
WESTERN STAR
3
1
200.00%
5
1
400.00%
Total Cars & Trucks
20469
15360
33.26%
47875
35030
36.67%
 
 
 
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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