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New Vehicle Sales Roar Out of the Gate to Start the Second Half
August 09, 2013

New Vehicle Sales Roar Out of the Gate to Start the Second Half

Cleveland, OH (August 9, 2013) – Sales of new cars and light trucks in Northern Ohio roared out of the gate to start the second half of the year in July, with sales eclipsing the same month a year prior by 17.79 percent, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association (GCADA).

“The Northern Ohio market turned in an impressive sales pace, beating last July by nearly 18 percent while extending our sales increase year to date to almost ten percent,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., president of the GCADA. “Affordable credit, rising consumer confidence and demand are all factors leading to the automotive industry recovery taking place here.”

New car and light truck dealers sold a total of 22,004 vehicles last month, shattering the July of 2012 total of 18,680 vehicles.  Through the end of July of this year, dealerships in Northern Ohio have sold 135,379 vehicles this year versus 123,252 during the same period a year prior, an increase of 9.84 percent.

The news was equally good for used car and light truck sales across Northern Ohio, which increased 13.27 percent when comparing July of this year with July of last year.

Chevrolet continued its hot pursuit of Ford, closing the gap on the number one selling brand in Northern Ohio. Ford sold 3,553 vehicles in the month, an increase of almost 12 percent over July of 2012. Chevrolet rang up an increase of over 37 percent month to month, still coming in second, but selling 3,205 vehicles in the month.

Both of those figures are well above June of 2013’s monthly sales figures, as well.

Toyota also enjoyed a strong month in July of this year, with sales rising 22.24 percent over the same time period last year to grab third place with 1,984 units sold. Honda, which came in fourth with 1,936 units sold, also registered a double-digit sales increase for the month, with sales increasing 10.13 percent.

For the second month in a row, BMW registered a sales increase of over 40 percent in the month, with sales up almost 19 percent for the year to date. Likewise Dodge had a stellar month, with sales rising a whopping 59.66 percent. GMC registered an excellent month as well as sales climbed almost 40 percent when comparing July of 2013 with July of 2012. Subaru also posted a sales increase of almost 47 percent in the month.

23 Brands Up in July (‘13 v. ‘12)

The following brands posted sales increases in July of 2013 versus July of 2012:  Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

23 Brands Up Year-to-Date Through July 2013

The following brands posted sales increases for the year-to-date: Acura, Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
July ‘13 / July ’12 & YTD 

 

July 13

July 12

July % Chg.

YTD
July 13

YTD
July 12

YTD
July % Chg.

ACURA

185

161

14.91%

1152

1019

13.05%

AUDI

144

129

11.63%

871

805

8.20%

BMW

283

196

44.39%

1667

1403

18.82%

BUICK

514

432

18.98%

3339

2571

29.87%

CADILLAC

310

270

14.81%

1956

1575

24.19%

CHEVROLET

3205

2339

37.02%

19878

17217

15.46%

CHRYSLER

542

568

-4.58%

3605

3511

2.68%

DODGE

1215

761

59.66%

6886

5425

26.93%

FIAT

32

35

-8.57%

195

240

-18.75%

FORD

3553

3180

11.73%

24570

21818

12.61%

FREIGHTLINER

47

72

-34.72%

272

250

8.80%

GMC

800

574

39.37%

4711

3655

28.89%

HINO

2

3

-33.33%

15

23

-34.78%

HONDA

1936

1758

10.13%

11561

11114

4.02%

HYUNDAI

1115

999

11.61%

6490

6126

5.94%

INFINITI

89

109

-18.35%

591

615

-3.90%

INTERNATIONAL

42

63

-33.33%

377

595

-36.64%

ISUZU

9

8

12.50%

78

60

30.00%

JAGUAR

15

8

87.50%

79

38

107.89%

JEEP

753

826

-8.84%

4523

4906

-7.81%

KENWORTH

28

22

27.27%

125

136

-8.09%

KIA

1420

1189

19.43%

7693

8369

-8.08%

LAND ROVER

34

29

17.24%

212

178

19.10%

LEXUS

200

196

2.04%

1291

1207

6.96%

LINCOLN

164

145

13.10%

847

1008

-15.97%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

2

6

-66.67%

MACK

5

22

-77.27%

77

125

-38.40%

MAZDA

458

400

14.50%

2930

2432

20.48%

MERCEDES BENZ

253

241

4.98%

1679

1623

3.45%

MINI

48

24

100.00%

203

253

-19.76%

MISCELLANEOUS

17

17

0.00%

98

100

-2.00%

MITSUBISHI

137

133

3.01%

789

837

-5.73%

NISSAN

990

997

-0.70%

6183

5953

3.86%

PETERBILT

105

26

303.85%

330

127

159.84%

PORSCHE

51

51

0.00%

355

237

49.79%

SAAB

0

0

0.00%

0

106

-100.00%

SMART

11

13

-15.38%

54

73

-26.03%

SUBARU

686

467

46.90%

4312

3556

21.26%

SUZUKI

2

17

-88.24%

30

91

-67.03%

TOYOTA

1984

1623

22.24%

11614

10613

9.43%

UD

0

1

-100.00%

4

4

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

563

520

8.27%

3359

2955

13.67%

VOLVO

56

54

3.70%

344

291

18.21%

WESTERN STAR

1

2

-50.00%

32

6

433.33%

TOTAL Cars & Trucks

22004

18680

17.79%

135379

123252

9.84%

 

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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