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New Car and Light Truck Sales Continue on Growth Track in September
October 13, 2011

New Car and Light Truck Sales Continue on Growth Track in September

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:  

Sara Panza                                                      

Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association

440.746.1500

                                      

New Car and Light Truck Sales Continue on Growth Track in September

Cleveland, OH (October 13, 2011) Retail sales of new cars and light trucks grew almost nine percent in September when comparing the month with the same time period a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). Franchised new car and truck dealers sold a total 17,409 cars and light trucks in September of 2011 compared with 16, 015 in September of 2010.

“Motor vehicle sales in Northern Ohio continue to outpace the national average and are a positive indicator in a sluggish economy,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., president of the GCADA. “Dealers continue to improve the customer experience by offering great incentives and low interest rates to get consumers in the affordable vehicles that they want and need.”

For the year to date through September, sales are up more than 20 percent. Franchised new car and light truck dealers sold 128,839 units last year through September of 2010. Through September of this year, they sold 154,751 units.

A total of 20 brands registered sales increases In September, when comparing sales to the same period a year prior. For the year to date, 27 brands are up from January through September when comparing sales to the same period in 2010.

In terms of total units sold for the month, Ford retained its number one spot with a slim lead over Chevrolet, selling 2,927 units compared to 2,487 for Chevy. However, Chevy’s sales for the month grew at more than 25 percent when comparing September of 2011 with September of 2010. Ford sales grew at 6.63 percent when comparing the same time period. For the year to date, Ford sales are up over 18 percent. Honda grabbed third spot with 1,368 units. 

20 Brands Up in September (‘11 v. ‘10)

The following 19 brands posted sales increases in September 2011 versus September 2010: BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Saab, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.

27 Brands Up Year to Date through September (‘11 v. ‘10)

The following 27 brand posted sales increases for the year to date through September of this year versus the same period in 2010: Acura, 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, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio

September ‘11 / September ’10 & YTD 

 

September 11

September 10

September % Chg.

YTD September 11

YTD September 10

YTD September % Chg.

ACURA

145

156

-7.05%

1243

1167

6.51%

AUDI

108

122

-11.48%

932

949

-1.79%

BMW

199

148

34.46%

1764

1457

21.07%

BUICK

416

315

32.06%

3846

2441

57.56%

CADILLAC

308

233

32.19%

2635

1592

65.52%

CHEVROLET

2487

1978

25.73%

24408

17367

40.54%

CHRYSLER

426

315

35.24%

3411

2133

59.92%

DODGE

780

532

46.62%

6480

3942

64.38%

FIAT

51

0

0.00%

170

0

0.00%

FORD

2927

2745

6.63%

26954

22793

18.26%

FREIGHTLINER

50

11

354.55%

242

132

83.33%

GMC

553

333

66.07%

4988

3033

64.46%

HINO

1

2

-50.00%

21

22

-4.55%

HONDA

1368

1610

-15.03%

13294

13279

0.11%

HYUNDAI

930

972

-4.32%

8059

6778

18.90%

INFINITI

131

111

18.02%

905

662

36.71%

INTERNATIONAL

61

19

221.05%

458

243

88.48%

ISUZU

3

7

-57.14%

46

42

9.52%

JAGUAR

4

9

-55.56%

55

76

-27.63%

JEEP

613

479

27.97%

4936

3392

45.52%

KENWORTH

10

6

66.67%

87

44

97.73%

KIA

1162

909

27.83%

10212

6714

52.10%

LAND ROVER

21

21

0.00%

207

201

2.99%

LEXUS

194

211

-8.06%

1520

1911

-20.46%

LINCOLN

147

118

24.58%

1379

1178

17.06%

LOTUS

1

1

0.00%

7

9

-22.22%

MACK

5

3

66.67%

126

56

125.00%

MAZDA

426

430

-0.93%

3314

3763

-11.93%

MERCEDES BENZ

251

284

-11.62%

2065

1742

18.54%

MERCURY

0

188

-100.00%

30

1884

-98.41%

MINI

31

21

47.62%

309

260

18.85%

MISCELLANEOUS

7

8

-12.50%

54

62

-12.90%

MITSUBISHI

142

130

9.23%

1271

944

34.64%

NISSAN

1209

893

35.39%

8380

6530

28.33%

PETERBILT

26

15

73.33%

135

112

20.54%

PONTIAC

0

1

-100.00%

4

141

-97.16%

PORSCHE

22

27

-18.52%

321

225

42.67%

SAAB

55

19

189.47%

283

128

121.09%

SATURN

0

0

0.00%

3

166

-98.19%

SMART

2

7

-71.43%

40

47

-14.89%

STERLING

0

0

0.00%

0

17

-100.00%

SUBARU

467

486

-3.91%

3942

3580

10.11%

SUZUKI

16

14

14.29%

112

109

2.75%

TOYOTA

1268

1828

-30.63%

12670

14602

-13.23%

UD

0

0

0.00%

2

5

-60.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

331

270

22.59%

2982

2571

15.99%

VOLVO

55

27

103.70%

439

335

31.04%

WESTERN STAR

0

1

-100.00%

10

3

233.33%

Total Cars & Trucks

17409

16015

8.70%

154751

128839

20.11%

 

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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