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Pent-up Demand Drives New Car and Light Truck Sales Through November
December 12, 2011

Pent-up Demand Drives New Car and Light Truck Sales Through November

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sara Panza

Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association

440.746.1500

Pent-up Consumer Demand Continues to Drive Sales of New Cars and Light Trucks Through November

Cleveland, OH (December 12, 2011)The retail automotive industry in Northern Ohio sold 15,576 new vehicles in November, an increase of more than 2,000 vehicles over the same month a year prior, according to statistics released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. When comparing November 2011 with November 2010, sales increased 14.93 percent. For the year-to-date through the end of November, sales of new cars and light trucks are up 19.12 percent, when adjusting for discontinued brands.

Many local dealers attribute strong sales in 2011 to continued pent-up demand in the market.

“Individuals who have been deferring purchases for some time have returned to the dealerships in the past few months,” said Louis A. Vitantonio Jr., president of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. “Consumer confidence and attractive deals have led buyers back to the dealership.”

In addition, many brands are now in the middle of year-end sales events, which could help keep December sales strong. The week between Christmas and New Years is one of the most active for automobile dealers.

For the year to date, franchised new car dealers have sold 185,757 vehicles through November of this year compared to 156,248 vehicles during the same time a year prior. A total of 20 brands posted sales increases for the month, when comparing sales from November 2011 to the same month a year prior. For the year to date, 28 brands have posted sales increases over 2010.

Ford continued to lead the industry with 3,180 vehicles sold in November, an increase of more than 32 percent over November of 2010. Chevrolet came in second at 2,073 units, while Toyota overtook Honda for third place with 1,334 units beating its offshore rival by a scant ten units for the upward move.

Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep continued to have an excellent year, with combined sales of the three brands reaching 1,561 units in November of 2011 versus a combined total of 1,059 units during the same period last year.

20 Brands Up in November (‘11 v. ‘10)

The following 20 brands posted sales increases in November 2011 versus November 2010: Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Smart, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

28 Brands Up Year to Date through November (‘11 v. ‘10)

The following 28 brand posted sales increases for the year to date through November 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, Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo.

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio

November ‘11 / November ’10 & YTD 

 

November 11

November 10

November % Chg.

YTD November 11

YTD November 10

YTD November % Chg.

ACURA

131

144

-9.03%

1526

1466

4.09%

AUDI

118

102

15.69%

1162

1150

1.04%

BMW

196

233

-15.88%

2148

1848

16.23%

BUICK

260

310

-16.13%

4379

3039

44.09%

CADILLAC

244

258

-5.43%

3126

2058

51.90%

CHEVROLET

2073

1817

14.09%

28505

21045

35.45%

CHRYSLER

350

215

62.79%

4191

2614

60.33%

DODGE

571

458

24.67%

7692

4881

57.59%

FIAT

18

0

0.00%

222

0

0.00%

FORD

3180

2408

32.06%

33017

27684

19.26%

FREIGHTLINER

85

18

372.22%

408

186

119.35%

GMC

464

430

7.91%

5939

3884

52.91%

HINO

2

1

100.00%

26

29

-10.34%

HONDA

1324

1340

-1.19%

16061

15949

0.70%

HYUNDAI

765

640

19.53%

9598

8167

17.52%

INFINITI

90

98

-8.16%

1081

864

25.12%

INTERNATIONAL

66

39

69.23%

565

329

71.73%

ISUZU

7

5

40.00%

59

50

18.00%

JAGUAR

8

5

60.00%

69

86

-19.77%

JEEP

640

386

65.80%

6157

4259

44.56%

KENWORTH

6

5

20.00%

119

53

124.53%

KIA

1005

718

39.97%

12183

8124

49.96%

LAND ROVER

43

31

38.71%

272

254

7.09%

LEXUS

156

213

-26.76%

1810

2292

-21.03%

LINCOLN

134

167

-19.76%

1640

1447

13.34%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

7

9

-22.22%

MACK

7

5

40.00%

138

70

97.14%

MAZDA

279

323

-13.62%

3891

4443

-12.42%

MERCEDES BENZ

282

201

40.30%

2601

2193

18.60%

MERCURY

0

163

-100.00%

30

2275

-98.68%

MINI

19

26

-26.92%

370

320

15.63%

MISCELLANEOUS

10

7

42.86%

70

80

-12.50%

MITSUBISHI

111

89

24.72%

1487

1110

33.96%

NISSAN

751

628

19.59%

10042

7768

29.27%

PETERBILT

17

13

30.77%

169

140

20.71%

PONTIAC

0

0

0.00%

4

141

-97.16%

PORSCHE

28

23

21.74%

378

286

32.17%

SAAB

19

31

-38.71%

314

200

57.00%

SATURN

0

0

0.00%

3

166

-98.19%

SMART

3

2

50.00%

54

55

-1.82%

STERLING

0

0

0.00%

0

17

-100.00%

SUBARU

389

369

5.42%

4779

4346

9.96%

SUZUKI

13

13

0.00%

138

128

7.81%

TOYOTA

1334

1305

2.22%

15149

17219

-12.02%

UD

0

1

-100.00%

2

7

-71.43%

VOLKSWAGEN

344

264

30.30%

3657

3097

18.08%

VOLVO

34

39

-12.82%

509

407

25.06%

WESTERN STAR

0

10

-100.00%

10

13

-23.08%

Total Cars & Trucks

15576

13553

14.93%

185757

156248

18.89%

 

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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