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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Rise Four Percent in August
September 11, 2012

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Rise Four Percent in August

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500

New Vehicle Sales Rise Four Percent in August

Cleveland, OH (September 11, 2012) – New car and light truck sales rose more than four percent in August over the same month a year prior, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA). Franchised new vehicle dealers sold a total of 20,014 vehicles last month compared with 19,208 vehicles sold in August of 2011.

“We are happy to see positive gains in the sales of motor vehicles,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “Access to credit continues to improve, and there are more incentives as dealers clear out 2012 models to make room for new 2013s just hitting the market.”

For the year to date, sales of new cars and light trucks are up 4.31 percent, with the industry selling 143,266 through the end of August 2012 versus 137,342 during the same period in 2011.

A total of 23 brands posted sales increases for the month when comparing figures to the same period a year prior. Once again, Ford led the way with 3,339 vehicles sold in August. Chevrolet came in second with 2,680 vehicles sold. Toyota bested Honda for third place, selling 1,785 vehicles versus 1,741 units for Honda during the month.

Both brands enjoyed significant rebounds over August of 2011 with Honda registering sales growth of over 48 percent compared to just over 17 percent for Toyota. In 2011, both brands saw reduced sales due to the tsunami disaster in Japan, which limited production and inventory.

23 Brands Up in August (‘12 v. ‘11)

The following 23 brands posted sales increases in August of 2012 versus August 2011: Acura, Audi, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

19 Brands Up Year to the Date

The following 19 brands posted sales increases for the year to date versus the same period in 2011: Acura, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota and Volkswagen.

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio

August ‘12 / August ’11 & YTD

 

 

August 12

August 11

August
% Chg.

YTD
August 12

YTD
August 11

YTD
August % Chg.

ACURA

181

105

72.38%

1200

1098

9.29%

AUDI

121

114

6.14%

926

824

12.38%

BMW

152

199

-23.62%

1555

1565

-0.64%

BUICK

478

493

-3.04%

3049

3430

-11.11%

CADILLAC

330

367

-10.08%

1905

2327

-18.13%

CHEVROLET

2680

2889

-7.23%

19897

21921

-9.23%

CHRYSLER

550

458

20.09%

4061

2985

36.05%

DODGE

817

892

-8.41%

6242

5700

9.51%

FIAT

32

31

3.23%

272

119

128.57%

FORD

3393

3358

1.04%

25211

24027

4.93%

FREIGHTLINER

27

41

-34.15%

277

192

44.27%

GMC

661

637

3.77%

4316

4435

-2.68%

HINO

4

3

33.33%

27

20

35.00%

HONDA

1741

1176

48.04%

12855

11926

7.79%

HYUNDAI

1037

1004

3.29%

7163

7129

0.48%

INFINITI

134

103

30.10%

749

774

-3.23%

INTERNATIONAL

78

60

30.00%

673

397

69.52%

ISUZU

5

4

25.00%

65

43

51.16%

JAGUAR

7

4

75.00%

45

51

-11.76%

JEEP

841

778

8.10%

5747

4323

32.94%

KENWORTH

18

9

100.00%

154

77

100.00%

KIA

1278

1305

-2.07%

9647

9050

6.60%

LAND ROVER

27

24

12.50%

205

186

10.22%

LEXUS

191

169

13.02%

1398

1326

5.43%

LINCOLN

177

178

-0.56%

1185

1232

-3.81%

LOTUS

0

1

-100.00%

6

6

0.00%

MACK

9

46

-80.43%

134

121

10.74%

MAZDA

448

489

-8.38%

2880

2888

-0.28%

MERCEDES BENZ

291

289

0.69%

1914

1814

5.51%

MERCURY

1

0

0.00%

2

30

-93.33%

MINI

61

33

84.85%

314

278

12.95%

MISCELLANEOUS

12

7

71.43%

111

54

105.56%

MITSUBISHI

96

184

-47.83%

933

1129

-17.36%

NISSAN

1212

1196

1.34%

7165

7171

-0.08%

PETERBILT

15

5

200.00%

142

109

30.28%

PORSCHE

42

37

13.51%

279

299

-6.69%

SAAB

2

28

-92.86%

108

228

-52.63%

SMART

10

2

400.00%

83

38

118.42%

STERLING

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

SUBARU

503

499

0.80%

4059

3475

16.81%

SUZUKI

20

13

53.85%

111

96

15.63%

TOYOTA

1785

1523

17.20%

12398

11402

8.74%

UD

1

0

0.00%

5

2

150.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

485

400

21.25%

3440

2651

29.76%

VOLVO

60

52

15.38%

351

384

-8.59%

WESTERN STAR

1

3

-66.67%

7

10

-30.00%

Total Cars and Trucks

20014

19208

4.20%

143266

137342

4.31%

 

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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