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News Release: New Vehicle Sales in Northern Ohio Outpace National Market
May 05, 2017

News Release: New Vehicle Sales in Northern Ohio Outpace National Market

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

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

 

New Vehicle Sales in Northern Ohio
Outpace National Market

Cleveland, OH (May 5, 2017) –  Driven by exceptionally strong sales of trucks and SUVs, new vehicle sales across Northern Ohio continue to outpace the national market, according to statistics released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).

 

New vehicle sales across Northern Ohio rose 2.62 percent in April when comparing it to the same month a year prior. For the year to date, new vehicle sales in Northern Ohio are up 5.5 percent, outpacing the national market which was off by as much as 2.4 percent, according to published reports.

 

“We continue to buck the national downward trend in total vehicle sales month over month and year to date, however the market is very close to a plateau. Regardless, the market continues to perform at a record pace,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “As we know, the motor vehicle market is cyclical. We fully expect ups and downs in the coming months.”

 

Dealers sold 20,266 new vehicles in April of 2017 compared to 19,749 vehicles in April of last year. Area dealers sold 9,229 trucks and SUVs in the month this year, compared to 6,976 trucks and SUVs in April of 2016, an increase of 32.3 percent. However, car and sedan sales were off for the month, with dealers selling 11,037 new cars compared with 12,773 a year ago, a decrease of 13.59 percent.

 

Despite having a month that was slightly off, Ford reclaimed its title as Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand, outdistancing Chevrolet. Ford sold 3,129 new vehicles in the month compared to 3,006 for the Golden Bowtie. However, Chevrolet did ring up a very impressive 17.15 sales increase for the month. Honda sold 1,699 vehicles in the month for third, while Toyota sold 1,555 vehicles for fourth place in Northern Ohio.

 

12 Brands Up in April (‘17 v. ‘16)
The following brands posted sales increases in April of 2017 versus April of 2016: BMW, Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Mazda, Porsche, Ram and Subaru.

 

24 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, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

*The following table has been restructured. Alfa vehicles sold are now reported separately.

 

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

 

April '17

April '16

YTD
April ‘17

YTD
April '16


April Chg.

YTD
April Chg.

ACURA

142

171

508

562

-16.96%

-9.61%

ALFA

13

0

13

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

115

171

509

491

-32.75%

3.67%

BMW

235

235

953

942

0.00%

1.17%

BUICK

658

449

2546

1923

46.55%

32.40%

CADILLAC

189

190

765

749

-0.53%

2.14%

CHEVROLET

3006

2566

13249

12135

17.15%

9.18%

CHRYSLER

243

348

966

1267

-30.17%

-23.76%

DODGE

563

463

1865

1783

21.60%

4.60%

FIAT

17

22

78

76

-22.73%

2.63%

FORD

3129

3158

12958

12648

-0.92%

2.45%

FREIGHTLINER

43

51

118

227

-15.69%

-48.02%

GMC

823

741

3408

3084

11.07%

10.51%

HINO

4

2

26

22

100.00%

18.18%

HONDA

1699

1757

6827

6614

-3.30%

3.22%

HYUNDAI

973

810

3328

2700

20.12%

23.26%

INFINITI

166

118

585

524

40.68%

11.64%

INTERNATIONAL

33

44

159

272

-25.00%

-41.54%

ISUZU

15

13

67

71

15.38%

-5.63%

JAGUAR

30

14

116

35

114.29%

231.43%

JEEP

1342

1366

5475

5074

-1.76%

7.90%

KENWORTH

31

31

95

100

0.00%

-5.00%

KIA

1032

1047

4121

4015

-1.43%

2.64%

LAND ROVER

39

57

167

194

-31.58%

-13.92%

LEXUS

184

202

667

781

-8.91%

-14.60%

LINCOLN

194

237

805

891

-18.14%

-9.65%

LOTUS

0

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

MACK

7

10

40

26

-30.00%

53.85%

MASERATI

4

11

35

22

-63.64%

59.09%

MAZDA

437

409

1635

1414

6.85%

15.63%

MERCEDES BENZ

229

251

1012

985

-8.76%

2.74%

MINI

34

40

136

117

-15.00%

16.24%

MISCELLANEOUS

33

17

98

68

94.12%

44.12%

MITSUBISHI

122

180

424

612

-32.22%

-30.72%

NISSAN

987

1118

3900

4088

-11.72%

-4.60%

PETERBILT

86

51

358

263

68.63%

36.12%

PORSCHE

49

39

172

135

25.64%

27.41%

RAM

489

462

2045

1773

5.84%

15.34%

SMART

4

6

17

25

-33.33%

-32.00%

SUBARU

900

841

3786

3047

7.02%

24.25%

TOYOTA

1555

1612

6080

6347

-3.54%

-4.21%

UD

0

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

341

367

1568

1354

-7.08%

15.81%

VOLVO

68

68

311

258

0.00%

20.54%

WESTERN STAR

3

4

19

18

-25.00%

5.56%

Total Cars and Trucks

20,266

19,749

82,010

77,732

2.62%

5.50%

 

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 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.

 

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