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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in October
November 11, 2014

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Continue Upward Climb in October

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

New Vehicle Sales Continue
Upward Climb in October

 

Cleveland, OH (November 11, 2014) – The retail automotive industry in Northern Ohio recorded strong sales in October, with sales climbing almost seven percent versus the same month a year prior. According to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA), franchised new vehicle dealers in Northern Ohio sold 20,863 vehicles in October of this year, compared to 19,508 in October of 2013, an increase of 6.95 percent. For the year to date, sales are up 6.81 percent.

 

“The improving economy and most recent drop in gas prices are lending a hand to the increased sales volumes we are seeing,” says Lou Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “Trucks and SUVs are seeing double-digit growth with steady fuel costs heading into the winter months.”

 

Despite a slight downtick in sales for the month, Ford remained squarely positioned as Northern Ohio’s favorite brand with local dealers selling 3,412 vehicles in the month. Chevrolet, which sold 2,772 vehicles in the month, came in second, but did register an increase of 6.33 percent for the month.

 

Honda continued its double-digit growth to capture third, selling 1,996 vehicles in October of 2014 versus 1,611 in October of last year, an increase of 23.9 percent. Toyota took home fourth, with sales that were virtually the same as last year, selling 1,620 vehicles in the month.

 

With cold weather just ahead, Jeep had an exceptional month, with sales increasing over 67 percent for the month. Audi also had an exceptionally strong month, ringing up a sales increase of almost 63 percent over October of 2013. For the year to date, Audi sales are up over 20 percent.

 

20 Brands Up in October (‘14 v. ‘13)

The following brands posted sales increases in October of 2014 versus October of 2013: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, smart, Subaru, and Volkswagen.

 

22 Brands Up Year-to-Date Through October of 2014

The following brands posted sales increases for the year-to-date:  Audi, BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Toyota.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio

October ‘14 / October ‘13 & YTD

 

 

October 14

October 13

October

% Chg.

YTD

October 14

YTD

October 13

YTD

October % Chg.

ACURA

181

154

17.53%

1558

1651

-5.63%

AUDI

151

93

62.37%

1495

1240

20.56%

BMW

234

223

4.93%

2621

2382

10.03%

BUICK

542

576

-5.90%

5166

5051

2.28%

CADILLAC

371

394

-5.84%

3077

3114

-1.19%

CHEVROLET

2772

2607

6.33%

29354

28463

3.13%

CHRYSLER

460

417

10.31%

4408

4926

-10.52%

DODGE

1002

932

7.51%

11400

9714

17.36%

FIAT

28

35

-20.00%

306

299

2.34%

FORD

3412

3621

-5.77%

35952

35241

2.02%

FREIGHTLINER

109

58

87.93%

528

430

22.79%

GMC

789

698

13.04%

7681

6847

12.18%

HINO

11

8

37.50%

58

31

87.10%

HONDA

1996

1611

23.90%

18469

17232

7.18%

HYUNDAI

827

939

-11.93%

9126

9274

-1.60%

INFINITI

126

128

-1.56%

1356

926

46.44%

INTERNATIONAL

71

119

-40.34%

649

627

3.51%

ISUZU

14

9

55.56%

116

125

-7.20%

JAGUAR

10

20

-50.00%

92

116

-20.69%

JEEP

1190

710

67.61%

10434

6706

55.59%

KENWORTH

44

29

51.72%

235

191

23.04%

KIA

1112

1027

8.28%

11539

11375

1.44%

LAND ROVER

28

32

-12.50%

396

315

25.71%

LEXUS

215

206

4.37%

2127

1920

10.78%

LINCOLN

181

152

19.08%

1646

1292

27.40%

LOTUS

0

1

-100.00%

3

4

-25.00%

MACK

17

15

13.33%

66

106

-37.74%

MASERATI

9

0

0.00%

174

0

0.00%

MAZDA

399

364

9.62%

4369

4167

4.85%

MERCEDES BENZ

300

329

-8.81%

2870

2566

11.85%

MINI

46

33

39.39%

312

319

-2.19%

MISCELLANEOUS

12

27

-55.56%

161

159

1.26%

MITSUBISHI

132

109

21.10%

1436

1119

28.33%

NISSAN

1054

936

12.61%

10605

9299

14.04%

PETERBILT

23

32

-28.13%

317

419

-24.34%

PORSCHE

32

46

-30.43%

464

464

0.00%

SMART

4

3

33.33%

68

78

-12.82%

SUBARU

842

686

22.74%

7297

6336

15.17%

SUZUKI

0

0

0.00%

0

30

-100.00%

TOYOTA

1620

1635

-0.92%

17710

17077

3.71%

UD

0

1

-100.00%

0

5

-100.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

446

429

3.96%

4201

4747

-11.50%

VOLVO

47

55

-14.55%

485

522

-7.09%

WESTERN STAR

4

9

-55.56%

28

42

-33.33%

Total Cars and Trucks

20,863

19,508

6.95%

210,355

196,947

6.81%

 

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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