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News Release: Sales Increase Outpaces Expectations
July 10, 2014

News Release: Sales Increase Outpaces Expectations

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500 

Sales Increase Outpaces Expectations
Proving Northern Ohio Resilient

Cleveland, OH (July 10, 2014) – New vehicle sales spiked this month, recording a 16.57 percent increase for June of 2014 over the same month a year prior, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). The growth follows a steady climb over the first half of the calendar year.

“The double-digit growth continues to outpace expectations in the Northern Ohio market,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “Consumer demand for new vehicles shows the resiliency of the automotive industry in our market.”

Sales of new vehicles across Northern Ohio continue to surpass predictions for 2014. For the year to date, franchised new vehicle dealers in Northern Ohio have sold nearly 121,000 vehicles versus 113,375 during the same period in 2013, an increase of 6.72 percent.

Ford remains Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand, recording a 15.69 percent sales increase compared to June of 2013, selling 3,871 new vehicles. Chevrolet came in second, selling 3,186 new vehicles for an increase of 5.25 percent. Honda maintained its third place ranking, selling 2,168 new vehicles in June, a nearly 20 percent jump, while Toyota was not far behind, selling 2,066 vehicles in the month.

25 Brands Up in June (‘14 v. ‘13)
The following brands posted sales increases in June of 2014 versus June of 2013: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, and Volvo.

24 Brands Up Year-to-Date Through June of 2014
The following brands posted sales increases for the year-to-date: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, and Toyota.

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
June ‘14 / June ‘13 & YTD
 

 

June 14

June 13

June

% Chg.

YTD

June 14

YTD

June 13

YTD

June % Chg.

ACURA

115

159

-27.67%

865

967

-10.55%

AUDI

177

126

40.48%

834

727

14.72%

BMW

270

237

13.92%

1530

1384

10.55%

BUICK

561

457

22.76%

3007

2825

6.44%

CADILLAC

272

239

13.81%

1728

1646

4.98%

CHEVROLET

3186

3027

5.25%

17103

16673

2.58%

CHRYSLER

387

471

-17.83%

2540

3063

-17.07%

DODGE

1269

1081

17.39%

6594

5671

16.28%

FIAT

32

32

0.00%

182

163

11.66%

FORD

3871

3346

15.69%

21204

21017

0.89%

FREIGHTLINER

46

58

-20.69%

253

225

12.44%

GMC

817

645

26.67%

4486

3911

14.70%

HINO

6

3

100.00%

26

13

100.00%

HONDA

2168

1808

19.91%

10196

9625

5.93%

HYUNDAI

1088

832

30.77%

5376

5375

0.02%

INFINITI

141

90

56.67%

810

502

61.35%

INTERNATIONAL

41

57

-28.07%

344

335

2.69%

ISUZU

9

12

-25.00%

60

69

-13.04%

JAGUAR

14

12

16.67%

53

64

-17.19%

JEEP

1034

563

83.66%

5883

3770

56.05%

KENWORTH

17

15

13.33%

105

97

8.25%

KIA

1335

1115

19.73%

6529

6273

4.08%

LAND ROVER

35

32

9.38%

251

178

41.01%

LEXUS

232

163

42.33%

1183

1091

8.43%

LINCOLN

169

140

20.71%

896

683

31.19%

LOTUS

1

0

0.00%

1

2

-50.00%

MACK

8

1

700.00%

29

72

-59.72%

MASERATI

32

0

0.00%

123

0

0.00%

MAZDA

451

448

0.67%

2538

2472

2.67%

MERCEDES BENZ

287

277

3.61%

1658

1426

16.27%

MINI

38

30

26.67%

160

155

3.23%

MISCELLANEOUS

25

18

38.89%

101

81

24.69%

MITSUBISHI

154

111

38.74%

924

652

41.72%

NISSAN

1151

888

29.62%

6053

5193

16.56%

PETERBILT

41

50

-18.00%

205

225

-8.89%

PORSCHE

62

62

0.00%

264

304

-13.16%

SMART

5

15

-66.67%

42

43

-2.33%

SUBARU

695

600

15.83%

3978

3626

9.71%

SUZUKI

0

2

-100.00%

0

28

-100.00%

TOYOTA

2066

1806

14.40%

10144

9630

5.34%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

4

-100.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

445

484

-8.06%

2447

2796

-12.48%

VOLVO

53

40

32.50%

273

288

-5.21%

WESTERN STAR

2

14

-85.71%

18

31

-41.94%

Total Cars and Trucks

22,808

19,566

16.57%

120,996

113,375

6.72%

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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