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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in August
September 11, 2013

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in August

NEWS REALEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Panza

Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500
 

New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in August

Cleveland, OH (September 11, 2013) –  New vehicle sales continued to rebound in August, with franchised new car and truck dealerships across Northern Ohio selling 21,719 vehicles, an increase of 8.52 percent over August of 2012, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).

“The Northern Ohio market continued to excel in August,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, Jr., president of the GCADA. “Leasing has made a strong comeback over the past year, which will jumpstart the used car market in the future. As the average age of vehicles on the road passes 11 years old, vehicles will soon need replaced. Coupled with the fuel savings, technology and quality offered by manufacturers now – versus 15 years ago – the purchase of a new vehicle makes more sense than ever before.”

Through the end of August this year, dealers have sold 157,098 vehicles, an increase of 9.65 percent over the same period a year prior. Sales of used vehicles also are up almost five percent for the year to date versus the same time last year.

In terms of individual brands, Chevrolet continued its hot streak, registering a sales increase of 18.69 percent when comparing August of 2013 with August of 2012. With 3,181 vehicles sold, it was still not enough to catch Ford, which sold 3,589 vehicles in the month, an increase of 5.78 percent over August of 2012.

Honda won back third place from Toyota, ringing up an increase of over 20 percent. It sold 2,092 vehicles in August compared to Toyota’s 1,829 vehicles. Other big movers included BMW, which registered an increase of almost 52 percent comparing August of 2013 with August of 2012. Subaru also rang up a sales increase of over 20 percent for the month.

21 Brands Up in August (‘13 v. ‘12)

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

23 Brands Up Year-to-Date Through August 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
August ‘13 / August ’12 & YTD

 

Aug. 13

Aug. 12

Aug. % Chg.

YTD
Aug. 13

YTD
Aug. 12

YTD
Aug. % Chg.

ACURA

195

181

7.73%

1347

1200

12.25%

AUDI

137

121

13.22%

1008

926

8.86%

BMW

231

152

51.97%

1898

1555

22.06%

BUICK

572

478

19.67%

3911

3049

28.27%

CADILLAC

391

330

18.48%

2347

1905

23.20%

CHEVROLET

3181

2680

18.69%

23059

19897

15.89%

CHRYSLER

475

550

-13.64%

4080

4061

0.47%

DODGE

961

817

17.63%

7847

6242

25.71%

FIAT

43

32

34.38%

238

272

-12.50%

FORD

3589

3393

5.78%

28159

25211

11.69%

FREIGHTLINER

56

27

107.41%

328

277

18.41%

GMC

773

661

16.94%

5484

4316

27.06%

HINO

2

4

-50.00%

17

27

-37.04%

HONDA

2092

1741

20.16%

13653

12855

6.21%

HYUNDAI

1030

1037

-0.68%

7520

7163

4.98%

INFINITI

105

134

-21.64%

696

749

-7.08%

INTERNATIONAL

61

78

-21.79%

438

673

-34.92%

ISUZU

31

5

520.00%

109

65

67.69%

JAGUAR

9

7

28.57%

88

45

95.56%

JEEP

717

841

-14.74%

5240

5747

-8.82%

KENWORTH

28

18

55.56%

153

154

-0.65%

KIA

1394

1278

9.08%

9087

9647

-5.80%

LAND ROVER

27

27

0.00%

239

205

16.59%

LEXUS

221

191

15.71%

1512

1398

8.15%

LINCOLN

162

177

-8.47%

1009

1185

-14.85%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

2

6

-66.67%

MACK

6

9

-33.33%

83

134

-38.06%

MAZDA

433

448

-3.35%

3363

2880

16.77%

MERCEDES BENZ

305

291

4.81%

1984

1914

3.66%

MINI

48

61

-21.31%

251

314

-20.06%

MISCELLANEOUS

14

13

7.69%

112

113

-0.88%

MITSUBISHI

114

96

18.75%

903

933

-3.22%

NISSAN

1132

1212

-6.60%

7315

7165

2.09%

PETERBILT

33

15

120.00%

363

142

155.63%

PORSCHE

36

42

-14.29%

391

279

40.14%

SAAB

0

2

-100.00%

0

108

-100.00%

SMART

17

10

70.00%

71

83

-14.46%

SUBARU

705

503

40.16%

5017

4059

23.60%

SUZUKI

0

20

-100.00%

30

111

-72.97%

TOYOTA

1829

1785

2.46%

13443

12398

8.43%

UD

0

1

-100.00%

4

5

-20.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

493

485

1.65%

3852

3440

11.98%

VOLVO

71

60

18.33%

415

351

18.23%

WESTERN STAR

0

1

-100.00%

32

7

357.14%

Total Cars and Trucks

21719

20014

8.52%

157098

143266

9.65%

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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