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News Release: Northern Ohio's Appetite for Trucks and SUVs Grows in June
July 09, 2015

News Release: Northern Ohio's Appetite for Trucks and SUVs Grows in June

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

Northern Ohio’s Appetite
For Trucks and SUVs Grows in June

 

Cleveland, OH (July 9, 2015) –  Northern Ohio consumers’ appetites for trucks and SUVs continued unabated in June, with sales actually growing by almost 22 percent when comparing the month against June of 2014, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). The uptick in truck and SUVs sales contributed to an overall growth in total new vehicle sales of 2.89 percent for the month, outpacing June of 2014 when sales rose 16.57 percent over June of 2013.

 

“Even though we are coming up against some very strong months in 2014, overall sales continue to grow thanks to strong truck and SUV sales,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “In the past, many consumers put off buying a truck or SUV, buying smaller vehicles to offset rising fuel prices. Now, with those concerns behind them, many consumers are turning once again to larger SUVs and trucks due to their practicality and utility.”

 

Franchised new vehicle dealers in Northern Ohio sold 7,696 trucks in June compared to 6,314 trucks in June of 2014, an increase of 21.89 percent. For the year-to-date, truck sales are up 13.57 percent. In terms of cars and light trucks and SUVs combined, dealers in Northern Ohio sold 23,467 vehicles, an increase over the 22,808 vehicles sold in June of 2014. In June of 2013, Northern Ohio dealers sold 19,566 cars and light trucks.

 

Ford once again led the pack in Northern Ohio, selling 3,781 vehicles compared to its rival Chevrolet’s 3,643 vehicles. But the former represents a sales decrease of 2.32 percent in the month while the latter represents an increase of 14.34 percent. So, the Golden Bowtie closed ground on the Blue Oval. Honda beat its offshore rival Toyota for third, selling 2,169 vehicles in the month, one more than it sold in June of 2014.

 

Acura, Chrysler, Jeep, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mini and Subaru all rang up sales increases of more than 20 percent for the month.

 

17 Brands Up in June (’15 v. ’14)
The following brands posted sales increases in June of 2015 versus June of 2014: Acura, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Fiat, GMC, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen.

 

19 Brands Up Year-To-Date (’15 v. ’14)
The following brands have posted sales increases year-to-date through June of 2015: Acura, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, GMC, Honda, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
June ’15 / June ’14 & YTD

 

June 15

June 14

June % Chg.

YTD June 15

YTD June 14

YTD June % Chg.

ACURA

186

115

61.74%

1020

865

17.92%

AUDI

145

177

-18.08%

856

834

2.64%

BMW

288

270

6.67%

1607

1530

5.03%

BUICK

489

561

-12.83%

2647

3007

-11.97%

CADILLAC

207

272

-23.90%

1140

1728

-34.03%

CHEVROLET

3643

3186

14.34%

17686

17103

3.41%

CHRYSLER

513

387

32.56%

2814

2540

10.79%

DODGE

610

874

-30.21%

3581

4510

-20.60%

FIAT

34

32

6.25%

137

182

-24.73%

FORD

3781

3871

-2.32%

20504

21204

-3.30%

FREIGHTLINER

41

46

-10.87%

227

253

-10.28%

GMC

919

817

12.48%

5062

4486

12.84%

HINO

3

6

-50.00%

34

26

30.77%

HONDA

2169

2168

0.05%

10288

10196

0.90%

HYUNDAI

875

1088

-19.58%

4824

5376

-10.27%

INFINITI

120

141

-14.89%

758

810

-6.42%

INTERNATIONAL

54

41

31.71%

402

344

16.86%

ISUZU

17

9

88.89%

90

60

50.00%

JAGUAR

10

14

-28.57%

65

53

22.64%

JEEP

1305

1034

26.21%

6952

5883

18.17%

KENWORTH

60

17

252.94%

234

105

122.86%

KIA

1380

1335

3.37%

6545

6529

0.25%

LAND ROVER

46

35

31.43%

241

251

-3.98%

LEXUS

226

232

-2.59%

1215

1183

2.70%

LINCOLN

215

169

27.22%

1135

896

26.67%

LOTUS

0

1

-100.00%

0

1

-100.00%

MACK

10

8

25.00%

103

29

255.17%

MASERATI

9

32

-71.88%

33

123

-73.17%

MAZDA

555

451

23.06%

2608

2538

2.76%

MERCEDES BENZ

305

287

6.27%

1651

1658

-0.42%

MINI

57

38

50.00%

262

160

63.75%

MISCELLANEOUS

27

25

8.00%

140

101

38.61%

MITSUBISHI

148

154

-3.90%

759

924

-17.86%

NISSAN

1071

1151

-6.95%

6392

6053

5.60%

PETERBILT

83

41

102.44%

184

205

-10.24%

PORSCHE

51

62

-17.74%

296

264

12.12%

RAM*

426

395

7.85%

2466

2084

18.33%

SMART

5

5

0.00%

34

42

-19.05%

SUBARU

895

695

28.78%

4731

3978

18.93%

TOYOTA

1970

2066

-4.65%

9524

10144

-6.11%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

462

445

3.82%

2222

2447

-9.19%

VOLVO

44

53

-16.98%

294

273

7.69%

WESTERN STAR

13

2

550.00%

35

18

94.44%

Total Cars and Trucks

23,467

22,808

2.89%

121,798

120,996

0.66%

*Effective immediately, RAM and Dodge brands have been separated.

 

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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