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News Release: Auto Dealers Start Year on Positive Note for Fourth Straight Year
February 09, 2016

News Release: Auto Dealers Start Year on Positive Note for Fourth Straight Year

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NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

Auto Dealers Start off New Year on Positive Note
for Fourth Straight Year


Cleveland, OH (February 9, 2016)
–  Franchised new vehicle dealers across Northern Ohio started off the new year on a positive note for the fourth straight year, with overall new vehicles sales of 19,770 units in the month compared to 19,172 units in January of 2015, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). The numbers represent an increase of 3.12 percent for the month.


“The numbers are positive, which is always good news for our market,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “However, many industry experts are expecting a slight contraction in the overall market this year. Nationally, many automakers have also reported a slight decrease in sales for the month. So we are bucking a trend in a positive way. 


“We also expect a strong jump start to the market from the upcoming Cleveland Auto Show, which will open on Friday, February 26. The Cleveland Auto Show marks the start of the spring selling season in Northern Ohio.” 


In an ongoing trend observed last year, sales of cars dropped 1.95 percent for the month, while sales of light trucks and SUVs climbed over 14 percent when comparing January of this year with January of 2015. 


There were also a few surprises in the month, especially when it came to individual brands. For the first time in recent history, Chevrolet is starting out 2016 as Northern Ohio’s best selling brand. Ringing up a sales increase of over 16 percent, Chevrolet outperformed its rival Ford, selling 3,247 vehicles to Ford’s 3,123 vehicles in the month. Honda reclaimed its spot at number three, selling 1,707 vehicles compared to Toyota’s 1,702, a margin of just five vehicles. 


In addition to Chevrolet, many brands kicked off the year with double-digit growth in the month, including Buick, Fiat, Honda, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mitsubishi, Smart, Toyota and Volvo. 


15 Brands Up in January  (‘16 v. ‘15)
The following brands posted sales increases in January of 2016 versus January of 2015: Buick, Chevrolet, Fiat, Honda, Infiniti, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Smart, Subaru, Toyota and Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
January ’16 / January ’15 & YTD

 

January '16

January '15

January
% Chg.

YTD
January '16

YTD
January '15

YTD January
% Chg.

ACURA

134

168

-20.24%

134

168

-20.24%

AUDI

150

159

-5.66%

150

159

-5.66%

BMW

347

367

-5.45%

347

367

-5.45%

BUICK

526

411

27.98%

526

411

27.98%

CADILLAC

229

233

-1.72%

229

233

-1.72%

CHEVROLET

3247

2789

16.42%

3247

2789

16.42%

CHRYSLER

290

414

-29.95%

290

414

-29.95%

DODGE

431

617

-30.15%

431

617

-30.15%

FIAT

21

15

40.00%

21

15

40.00%

FORD

3123

3149

-0.83%

3123

3149

-0.83%

FREIGHTLINER

61

28

117.86%

61

28

117.86%

GMC

761

890

-14.49%

761

890

-14.49%

HINO

8

8

0.00%

8

8

0.00%

HONDA

1707

1537

11.06%

1707

1537

11.06%

HYUNDAI

670

781

-14.21%

670

781

-14.21%

INFINITI

173

166

4.22%

173

166

4.22%

INTERNATIONAL

41

68

-39.71%

41

68

-39.71%

ISUZU

15

22

-31.82%

15

22

-31.82%

JAGUAR

5

12

-58.33%

5

12

-58.33%

JEEP

1219

960

26.98%

1219

960

26.98%

KENWORTH

26

33

-21.21%

26

33

-21.21%

KIA

888

817

8.69%

888

817

8.69%

LAND ROVER

56

43

30.23%

56

43

30.23%

LEXUS

267

212

25.94%

267

212

25.94%

LINCOLN

219

223

-1.79%

219

223

-1.79%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

MACK

12

27

-55.56%

12

27

-55.56%

MASERATI

3

4

-25.00%

3

4

-25.00%

MAZDA

356

340

4.71%

356

340

4.71%

MERCEDES BENZ

289

327

-11.62%

289

327

-11.62%

MINI

29

45

-35.56%

29

45

-35.56%

MISCELLANEOUS

18

13

38.46%

18

13

38.46%

MITSUBISHI

122

99

23.23%

122

99

23.23%

NISSAN

1000

1071

-6.63%

1000

1071

-6.63%

PETERBILT

52

30

73.33%

52

30

73.33%

PORSCHE

35

55

-36.36%

35

55

-36.36%

RAM

366

376

-2.66%

366

376

-2.66%

SMART

9

5

80.00%

9

5

80.00%

SUBARU

737

731

0.82%

737

731

0.82%

TOYOTA

1702

1507

12.94%

1702

1507

12.94%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

345

364

-5.22%

345

364

-5.22%

VOLVO

78

50

56.00%

78

50

56.00%

WESTERN STAR

3

6

-50.00%

3

6

-50.00%

Total Cars and Trucks

19770

19172

3.12%

19770

19172

3.12%

 

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 dealers, 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 on Facebook at facebook.com/TheClevelandAutoShow.

 

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