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News Release: Truck and SUV Sales Continue to Drive New Vehicle Market
May 08, 2015

News Release: Truck and SUV Sales Continue to Drive New Vehicle Market

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Truck and SUV Sales
Continue to Drive New Vehicle Market

 

Cleveland, OH (May 8, 2015) –  Sales of trucks and SUVs continued to drive new vehicle sales in April, as dealers across Northeast Ohio reported an increase in the category of over 15 percent over April of 2014, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). Total new vehicle sales including cars increased 2.98 percent when comparing April of this year to April of 2014. For the year to date, new vehicle sales are essentially flat with last year, increasing approximately one percent when comparing 2015 to 2014.

 

“Favorable fuel prices continue to drive demand for larger trucks and SUVs, while sales of cars have slowed somewhat,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “If fuel prices rise as they always do in summer, it could spur more car sales as consumers once again shop for more fuel efficient vehicles.”

 

“The most important statistic is that overall the market is continuing to grow, albeit at a slower rate.”

 

Franchised new vehicle dealers in Northern Ohio sold 23,729 new vehicles in April of 2015 over April of 2014’s total of 23,181. For the year to date, dealers have sold 77,740 new vehicles this year compared with 76,990 through the end of April 2014.

 

Ford continued to dominate the market in Northern Ohio, with the Blue Oval ringing up sales of 3,941 vehicles in the month, just six vehicles more than it sold in April of 2014. The Golden Bow Tie closed the gap on its rival, with Chevrolet dealers selling 3,190 new vehicles in April, an increase of 7.37 percent over the same month a year ago. Honda came in third with 1,971 new vehicles sold in the month compared to Toyota, which sold 1,730 new vehicles. Kia, Jeep, Nissan and Dodge followed in quick order.

 

Hot performers included Acura, Chrysler, Fiat, Jaguar, Jeep, Lincoln, Mini, Nissan, Porsche and Subaru all ringing up double-digit sale gains in the month.

 

18 Brands Up in April (‘15 v. ‘14)
The following brands posted sales increases in April of 2015 versus April of 2014: Acura, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Lexus, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru and Volvo.

 

17 Brands Up Year-To-Date (’15 v. ’14)
The following brands have posted sales increases year-to-date through April of 2014: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lexus, Lincoln, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Subaru and Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
April ‘15 / April ‘14 & YTD

 

April 15

April 14

April % Chg.

YTD
April 15

YTD
April 14

YTD
April % Chg.

ACURA

211

179

17.88%

639

581

9.98%

AUDI

179

202

-11.39%

568

515

10.29%

BMW

288

302

-4.64%

1050

946

10.99%

BUICK

552

626

-11.82%

1686

1929

-12.60%

CADILLAC

207

357

-42.02%

730

1173

-37.77%

CHEVROLET

3190

2971

7.37%

11096

10824

2.51%

CHRYSLER

614

482

27.39%

1812

1782

1.68%

DODGE

1282

1287

-0.39%

4027

4061

-0.84%

FIAT

48

42

14.29%

85

111

-23.42%

FORD

3941

3935

0.15%

13279

13607

-2.41%

FREIGHTLINER

17

57

-70.18%

156

181

-13.81%

GMC

812

860

-5.58%

3383

3007

12.50%

HINO

6

8

-25.00%

25

16

56.25%

HONDA

1971

1949

1.13%

6230

6087

2.35%

HYUNDAI

1007

1043

-3.45%

3217

3321

-3.13%

INFINITI

144

149

-3.36%

517

514

0.58%

INTERNATIONAL

58

29

100.00%

289

254

13.78%

ISUZU

19

6

216.67%

62

41

51.22%

JAGUAR

14

12

16.67%

46

33

39.39%

JEEP

1421

1083

31.21%

4414

3793

16.37%

KENWORTH

53

23

130.43%

153

74

106.76%

KIA

1468

1436

2.23%

3909

4131

-5.37%

LAND ROVER

34

54

-37.04%

150

183

-18.03%

LEXUS

263

282

-6.74%

791

755

4.77%

LINCOLN

236

180

31.11%

747

572

30.59%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

MACK

32

5

540.00%

84

12

600.00%

MASERATI

9

16

-43.75%

16

62

-74.19%

MAZDA

541

549

-1.46%

1583

1647

-3.89%

MERCEDES BENZ

317

296

7.09%

1037

1086

-4.51%

MINI

43

31

38.71%

155

91

70.33%

MISCELLANEOUS

19

12

58.33%

65

59

10.17%

MITSUBISHI

172

194

-11.34%

483

611

-20.95%

NISSAN

1312

1057

24.12%

4405

3960

11.24%

PETERBILT

9

27

-66.67%

59

117

-49.57%

PORSCHE

56

45

24.44%

186

152

22.37%

SMART

7

10

-30.00%

20

32

-37.50%

SUBARU

928

806

15.14%

3090

2598

18.94%

TOYOTA

1730

2014

-14.10%

5886

6299

-6.56%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

452

497

-9.05%

1390

1588

-12.47%

VOLVO

62

57

8.77%

201

170

18.24%

WESTERN STAR

5

11

-54.55%

19

15

26.67%

Total Cars and Trucks

23729

23181

2.36%

77740

76990

0.97%

 

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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