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New car and truck sales continue double-digit growth track in April
May 19, 2011

New car and truck sales continue double-digit growth track in April

 

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500
 
 
New car and truck sales continue double-digit growth track in April
 
Cleveland, OH (May 19, 2011) – Sales of new cars and trucks continued on a strong growth track in April, rising more than 17 percent when compared for the same month a year prior, according to statistics released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). For the year to date, sales of new cars and trucks are up more than 31 percent this year, with sales statistics for the discontinued Pontiac and Saturn brands removed.
 
“All signs still point to a strong year of recovery for the retail auto industry in Northern Ohio,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr. president of the GCADA. “This turnaround actually started last summer, so we will soon start to go up against some pretty strong numbers when comparing this year to last year on a month-to-month basis. However, we are optimistic that this momentum can be maintained, especially with people opting to trade-in their present vehicles for the more fuel efficient vehicles being introduced by manufacturers this year.”
 
In addition to strong new car sales, dealers are also reporting a dramatic increase in the value of used vehicles, and are now paying top dollar for consumer trades.
 
A total of 24 brands registered sales increases for the month compared to April 2010. 27 brands are up from January through April when comparing sales to the same period in 2010.
 
In terms of total units sold for the month, Ford regained its number one spot from Chevrolet, although the latter did register a very healthy sales gain of more than 33 percent when comparing April of this year with last. Honda once again took home third place honors in terms of total units sold, while Toyota came in fourth. Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep continued their resurgence, registering sales gains for the month of more than 63 percent, 72 percent and 52 percent respectively. Among luxury vehicles, the Infiniti brand saw the greatest growth in the month, registering a sales increase of 133 percent when comparing April of this year versus last year. The Fiat brand also had registrations for the first time in many years this April.
 
24 Brands Up in April (‘11 v. ‘10)
The following 24 brands posted sales increases in April 2011 versus April 2010: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Smart, Subaru, and Volkswagen.
 
27 Brands Up Year to Date through April (‘11 v. ‘10)
The following 27 brand posted sales increases for the year to date through April of this year versus the same period in 2010: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Saab, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.
 
 
New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
April ‘11 / April ’10 & YTD
 
 
April 11
April 10
April
% Chg.
YTD
April 11
YTD
April 10
YTD
April % Chg.
ACURA
161
163
-1.23%
583
448
30.13%
AUDI
111
129
-13.95%
412
392
5.10%
BMW
191
193
-1.04%
751
569
31.99%
BUICK
385
266
44.74%
1660
881
88.42%
CADILLAC
209
116
80.17%
1233
528
133.52%
CHEVROLET
2480
1853
33.84%
11172
6905
61.80%
CHRYSLER
388
237
63.71%
1219
720
69.31%
DODGE
841
487
72.69%
2597
1356
91.52%
FIAT
17
0
0.00%
17
0
0.00%
FORD
3353
2916
14.99%
11609
9187
26.36%
FREIGHTLINER
8
8
0.00%
53
71
-25.35%
GMC
500
340
47.06%
2210
1329
66.29%
HINO
4
1
300.00%
11
8
37.50%
HONDA
1932
1762
9.65%
6433
5341
20.45%
HYUNDAI
996
886
12.42%
3108
2373
30.97%
INFINITI
133
57
133.33%
412
193
113.47%
INTERNATIONAL
67
40
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