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News Release: Northern Ohio New Vehicle Sales Grow, Bucking National Trend
April 10, 2017

News Release: Northern Ohio New Vehicle Sales Grow, Bucking National Trend

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MEDIA CONTACT:

Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500

 

Northern Ohio New Vehicle Sales Grow,
Bucking National Trend

 

Cleveland, OH (April 10, 2017) –  New vehicle sales across Northern Ohio rose 6.57 percent in March when compared to the month a year earlier, bucking a national trend that saw many major brands off by as much as seven percent when making the same month-to-month comparison. Northern Ohio franchised new vehicle dealers sold 23,535 new vehicles in March of 2017 compared with 22,085 last year. For the year to date, new vehicle sales in Northern Ohio are up 6.49 percent, well above the national average as well.

 

“March sales have certainly bucked the national trend here in Northern Ohio,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). “We continue to see growth over the previous year, however our 2017 forecast anticipates a slowing down of sales by year end. Trucks and SUV's continue to support struggling car sales as fuel costs remain low.”

 

Sales of trucks and SUVs continued on a blistering sales pace across Northern Ohio, with dealers selling a total of 11,088 new trucks and SUVs in March of 2017 compared with 8,118 in March of last year—an increase of 36.59 percent. For the year to date, new truck and SUV sales are up a whopping 40.22 percent. Meanwhile, sales of cars declined, with franchised new vehicle dealers selling 12,447 units in March of this year compared with 13,967 over the same period a year prior, a decrease of 10.88 percent.

 

While market factors such as lower fuel costs and available financing have helped drive truck and SUV sales for the last 15 months, manufacturers have also continued to blur the line between traditional cars and smaller SUVs such as crossovers.

 

“They are blurring the lines,” says Vitantonio of automakers’ recent product introductions. “But as our baby boomers get older, they are also looking for vehicles that are smaller, but are easy to operate and get in and out of. The boomers have money to spend on new vehicles, and they are making a significant amount of purchases.”

 

Ford’s sales grew a modest 1.49 percent in March of 2017, with the Blue Oval selling 3,683 units. It was not enough to keep pace with Chevrolet, which sold 3,806 new vehicles in the month, making the Golden Bow Tie Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand for the third straight month. Honda outdistanced Toyota for third, selling 1,982 new vehicles compared to 1,794 new vehicles for the former.

 

22 Brands Up in March (‘17 v. ‘16)
The following brands posted sales increases in March of 2017 versus March of 2016: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

23 Brands Up for the Year (’17 v. ’16)
The following brands posted sales increases for the year to date in 2017: Audi, BMW, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
March ’17 / March ’16 & YTD

 

 

March '17

March '16

March Chg.

YTD
March '17

YTD
March '16

YTD
March Chg.

ACURA

109

154

-29.22%

366

391

-6.39%

AUDI

118

85

38.82%

394

320

23.13%

BMW

226

222

1.80%

718

707

1.56%

BUICK

791

517

53.00%

1888

1474

28.09%

CADILLAC

189

164

15.24%

576

559

3.04%

CHEVROLET

3806

3562

6.85%

10243

9569

7.04%

CHRYSLER

330

388

-14.95%

723

919

-21.33%

DODGE

591

564

4.79%

1302

1320

-1.36%

FIAT

21

20

5.00%

61

54

12.96%

FORD

3683

3629

1.49%

9829

9490

3.57%

FREIGHTLINER

24

72

-66.67%

75

176

-57.39%

GMC

1039

959

8.34%

2585

2343

10.33%

HINO

7

5

40.00%

22

20

10.00%

HONDA

1982

1823

8.72%

5128

4857

5.58%

HYUNDAI

1029

711

44.73%

2355

1890

24.60%

INFINITI

128

148

-13.51%

419

406

3.20%

INTERNATIONAL

52

84

-38.10%

126

228

-44.74%

ISUZU

14

32

-56.25%

52

58

-10.34%

JAGUAR

41

7

485.71%

86

21

309.52%

JEEP

1469

1479

-0.68%

4133

3708

11.46%

KENWORTH

42

29

44.83%

64

69

-7.25%

KIA

1226

1267

-3.24%

3089

2968

4.08%

LAND ROVER

33

42

-21.43%

128

137

-6.57%

LEXUS

196

181

8.29%

483

579

-16.58%

LINCOLN

236

239

-1.26%

611

654

-6.57%

LOTUS

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

MACK

14

3

366.67%

33

16

106.25%

MASERATI

10

3

233.33%

31

11

181.82%

MAZDA

537

370

45.14%

1198

1005

19.20%

MERCEDES BENZ

226

239

-5.44%

783

734

6.68%

MINI

39

36

8.33%

102

77

32.47%

MISCELLANEOUS

16

29

-44.83%

65

51

27.45%

MITSUBISHI

123

204

-39.71%

302

432

-30.09%

NISSAN

1122

1127

-0.44%

2913

2970

-1.92%

PETERBILT

109

91

19.78%

272

212

28.30%

PORSCHE

54

30

80.00%

123

96

28.13%

RAM

618

605

2.15%

1556

1311

18.69%

SMART

2

6

-66.67%

13

19

-31.58%

SUBARU

991

737

34.46%

2886

2206

30.83%

TOYOTA

1794

1787

0.39%

4525

4735

-4.44%

UD

0

0

0.00%

0

0

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

409

357

14.57%

1227

987

24.32%

VOLVO

88

69

27.54%

243

190

27.89%

WESTERN STAR

1

9

-88.89%

16

14

14.29%

Total Cars and Trucks

23,535

22,085

6.57%

61,744

57,983

6.49%

 

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.

 

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