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News Release: New Vehicle Sales End Year Strong
January 08, 2016

News Release: New Vehicle Sales End Year Strong

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

New Vehicle Sales End Year Strong

 

Cleveland, OH (January 8, 2015) –  Franchised new vehicle dealers across Northern Ohio sold 20,465 total new vehicles in the month of December, an increase of more than six percent over the same month a year prior, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). For 2015, sales of cars and light trucks and SUVs were up 2.69 percent over 2014.

“The market exhibited strong, steady growth in 2015. However, we did see a dramatic shift in its makeup with SUVs and trucks showing double digit growth over the previous year,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “This trend can be attributed to lower fuel prices, as well as the fact that many SUVs and trucks on the road today offer improved ride, handling and fuel economy, as well as many of the creature comforts and features that consumers seek on today’s vehicles.”

 

For the month, sales of trucks and SUVs increased 17.39 percent over December of 2014. For the year, sales of trucks and SUVs rose 16.31 percent over 2014. Sales of cars grew a modest 0.46 percent when comparing December of 2015 with December of 2014; however, sales in the category were off just over three percent for the year. Sales of used vehicles rose 1.34 percent for the year.

 

Ford continued to be Northern Ohio’s bestselling brand in 2015, selling 41,691 vehicles compared to Chevrolet’s 36,674. However, the Golden Bowtie almost caught the Blue Oval in terms of sales for the month. Ford sold 3,172 vehicles in December (an increase of 4.76 over December of 2014) while Chevrolet sold 3,083 vehicles (an increase of 13.39 percent over December of 2014).

 

For the year, Honda came in third with a total of 21,043 vehicles sold while Toyota took fourth with 20,724 vehicles. For the month, the places were reversed, with Toyota selling 1,850 vehicles to Honda’s 1,509. Toyota’s sales grew at a whopping 26.71 percent when comparing December of 2015 with December of 2014.

 

Kudos also go to Acura, GMC, Jeep, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mini, Ram, Subaru and Volvo, each brand ringing up strong double-digit sales increases for the year.

 

17 Brands Up in December (‘15 v. ‘14)
The following brands posted sales increases in December of 2015 versus December of 2014: Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Toyota and Volvo.

 

18 Brands Up for the Year (’15 v. ’14)
The following brands posted sales increases for 2015: Acura, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Mazda, Mini, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.

 

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

 

December 15

December 14

December % Chg.

YTD
December 15

YTD
December 14

YTD December % Chg.

ACURA

133

135

-1.48%

2005

1821

10.10%

AUDI

137

136

0.74%

1735

1771

-2.03%

BMW

297

292

1.71%

3137

3145

-0.25%

BUICK

504

523

-3.63%

5790

6077

-4.72%

CADILLAC

261

228

14.47%

2551

3494

-26.99%

CHEVROLET

3083

2719

13.39%

36674

34068

7.65%

CHRYSLER

372

442

-15.84%

5417

5193

4.31%

DODGE

448

538

-16.73%

6437

8583

-25.00%

FIAT

17

17

0.00%

265

336

-21.13%

FORD

3172

3028

4.76%

41691

41432

0.63%

FREIGHTLINER

75

40

87.50%

605

608

-0.49%

GMC

831

895

-7.15%

10078

9154

10.09%

HINO

7

12

-41.67%

76

72

5.56%

HONDA

1509

1588

-4.97%

21043

21391

-1.63%

HYUNDAI

712

760

-6.32%

9976

10464

-4.66%

INFINITI

159

131

21.37%

1600

1605

-0.31%

INTERNATIONAL

56

84

-33.33%

694

764

-9.16%

ISUZU

14

10

40.00%

157

139

12.95%

JAGUAR

5

8

-37.50%

107

107

0.00%

JEEP

1355

1039

30.41%

15082

12356

22.06%

KENWORTH

25

21

19.05%

435

290

50.00%

KIA

1093

936

16.77%

13739

13352

2.90%

LAND ROVER

57

35

62.86%

514

453

13.47%

LEXUS

243

222

9.46%

2528

2511

0.68%

LINCOLN

253

173

46.24%

2334

1965

18.78%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

2

3

-33.33%

MACK

13

9

44.44%

144

85

69.41%

MASERATI

2

7

-71.43%

87

181

-51.93%

MAZDA

365

360

1.39%

5128

5003

2.50%

MERCEDES BENZ

303

393

-22.90%

3346

3545

-5.61%

MINI

36

55

-34.55%

491

407

20.64%

MISCELLANEOUS

8

27

-70.37%

229

204

12.25%

MITSUBISHI

139

123

13.01%

1542

1681

-8.27%

NISSAN

1070

986

8.52%

13497

12396

8.88%

PETERBILT

101

45

124.44%

736

440

67.27%

PORSCHE

63

52

21.15%

591

566

4.42%

RAM*

433

447

-3.13%

5056

4564

10.78%

SMART

4

6

-33.33%

56

75

-25.33%

SUBARU

836

837

-0.12%

9805

8763

11.89%

TOYOTA

1850

1460

26.71%

20724

20416

1.51%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

328

408

-19.61%

4765

4937

-3.48%

VOLVO

93

75

24.00%

714

604

18.21%

WESTERN STAR

3

1

200.00%

68

32

112.50%

Total Cars and Trucks

20,465

19,303

6.02%

251,651

245,053

2.69%

*RAM truck sales have been separated from Dodge numbers for purposes of this report. 

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.

 

About the GCADA
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1915. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents over 250 franchised motor vehicle dealer, which include new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of Northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond.  More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org. Contact us at 440-746-1500.

 

About the Cleveland Auto Show 
The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio. Featuring concept, pre-production and production vehicles from the world’s auto manufacturers, the show is held annually at the I-X Center with nearly 1.2 million square feet of exhibits. The Show also features an array of entertainment including sports celebrity appearances from the Browns, Cavs, and more. The Cleveland Auto Show is a consumer show and a favorite family tradition since 1903. Find us at facebook.com/TheClevelandAutoShow.

 

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