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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Up Three Percent
January 09, 2013

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Up Three Percent

NEWS RELEASE

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sara Panza

Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association

440.746.1500

 

New Vehicle Sales Up Three Percent for the Year

 

Cleveland, OH (January 9, 2013)  Franchised new car and truck dealers sold 208,099 vehicles in 2012 up from 201,697 sold in 2011, an increase of 3.17 percent, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). The figures represent the second straight year of growth for the retail automotive industry in Northern Ohio. In 2010, dealers in Northern Ohio sold 169,817 vehicles for the year.

 

When comparing December of 2012 with December of 2011, sales were off 6.76 percent.

 

“Despite softer than anticipated sales in December, the industry continued to grow overall in 2012,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “What we are seeing is a very historic pattern in terms of our local industry. We are also coming up against some very significant gains during the previous year.”

 

When the retail automotive industry comes out of a recession, Cleveland tends to recover quicker than the rest of the nation. Last year’s local annual growth rate of 18.7 percent outstripped the industry’s national sales growth rate of just over ten percent. This year’s growth of just over three percent was behind the national auto sales growth rate of 13 percent. However, industry auto analysts are projecting a national growth rate for the industry of just three percent in 2013, mirroring the growth rate seen in Northern Ohio this past year. Industry analysts and automakers are projecting that the industry will sell more than 15 million units in 2013.

 

“Local dealers are confident that the market will continue to grow in 2013,” adds Vitantonio. “In addition, we are anticipating some very strong months ahead that will coincide with the start of the spring selling season, kicked off with the Cleveland Auto Show, which opens to the public on Saturday, February 23.”

 

The Cleveland Auto Show runs through Sunday, March 3 at the I-X Center.

 

A total of 12 brands registered increases during December, when comparing it to the same month a year prior. For the year, Ford was Northern Ohio’s favorite brand, selling a total of 36,139 vehicles for the year versus 36,073 in 2011. Chevrolet came in second with 28,232 vehicles sold. Honda was the area’s third most popular, selling 18,733 vehicles during 2013, an increase of almost nine percent over 2011’s figure. Nipping at Honda’s heels was Toyota, which sold 18,044 units, an increase of almost ten percent over 2011.

 

Hyundai and its sister brand Kia combined to sell 23,985 vehicles during the year. Chrysler’s three brands; Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep sold 23,482 vehicles during the year, registering strong double-digit growth over 2011.

 

12 Brands Up in December (‘12 v. ‘11)

The following 12 brands posted sales increases in December of 2012 versus December of 2011: Acura, Buick, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Honda, Mazda, Mini, Smart, Subaru, Toyota, and Volkswagen.

 

20 Brands Up For The Year (’12 v. ’11)

The following 20 brands posted sales increases for the year: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Smart, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio

December ‘12 / December ’11 & YTD

 

 

December 12

December 11

December % Chg.

YTD

December 12

YTD

December 11

YTD

December % Chg.

ACURA

130

120

8.33%

1793

1646

8.93%

AUDI

109

145

-24.83%

1368

1307

4.67%

BMW

230

278

-17.27%

2428

2426

0.08%

BUICK

369

294

25.51%

4595

4673

-1.67%

CADILLAC

269

282

-4.61%

2995

3408

-12.12%

CHEVROLET

1882

2199

-14.42%

28232

30704

-8.05%

CHRYSLER

442

383

15.40%

5775

4574

26.26%

DODGE

654

645

1.40%

9060

8337

8.67%

FIAT

23

17

35.29%

397

239

66.11%

FORD

2674

3056

-12.50%

36319

36073

0.68%

FREIGHTLINER

31

36

-13.89%

550

444

23.87%

GMC

425

491

-13.44%

6294

6430

-2.12%

HINO

6

3

100.00%

44

29

51.72%

HONDA

1303

1136

14.70%

18733

17197

8.93%

HYUNDAI

702

723

-2.90%

10537

10321

2.09%

INFINITI

92

92

0.00%

1119

1173

-4.60%

INTERNATIONAL

115

115

0.00%

999

680

46.91%

ISUZU

6

8

-25.00%

97

67

44.78%

JAGUAR

2

5

-60.00%

59

74

-20.27%

JEEP

572

791

-27.69%

8647

6948

24.45%

KENWORTH

37

13

184.62%

252

132

90.91%

KIA

794

1016

-21.85%

13448

13199

1.89%

LAND ROVER

25

28

-10.71%

298

300

-0.67%

LEXUS

190

212

-10.38%

2183

2022

7.96%

LINCOLN

103

149

-30.87%

1648

1789

-7.88%

LOTUS

1

0

0.00%

7

7

0.00%

MACK

3

16

-81.25%

170

154

10.39%

MAZDA

296

282

4.96%

4215

4173

1.01%

MERCEDES BENZ

309

384

-19.53%

3049

2985

2.14%

MERCURY

0

0

0.00%

2

30

-93.33%

MINI

32

27

18.52%

427

397

7.56%

MISCELLANEOUS

10

10

0.00%

154

87

77.01%

MITSUBISHI

70

104

-32.69%

1288

1591

-19.04%

NISSAN

573

747

-23.29%

9994

10789

-7.37%

PETERBILT

16

32

-50.00%

246

201

22.39%

PORSCHE

26

38

-31.58%

429

416

3.13%

SAAB

0

9

-100.00%

111

323

-65.63%

SMART

5

2

150.00%

122

56

117.86%

STERLING

0

3

-100.00%

0

3

-100.00%

SUBARU

530

395

34.18%

6155

5174

18.96%

SUZUKI

7

9

-22.22%

142

147

-3.40%

TOYOTA

1302

1259

3.42%

18044

16408

9.97%

UD

2

0

0.00%

7

2

250.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

458

349

31.23%

5132

4006

28.11%

VOLVO

34

37

-8.11%

516

546

-5.49%

WESTERN STAR

3

0

0.00%

19

10

90.00%

Total Cars and Trucks

14862

15940

-6.76%

208099

201697

3.17%

 

 

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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