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News Release: Dealers Ring Up Sales Gains in August
September 08, 2017

News Release: Dealers Ring Up Sales Gains in August

NEWS RELEASE

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

Dealers Ring Up Sales Gains In August

Cleveland, OH (Sept. 8, 2017) –  Franchised new vehicle dealers across Northern Ohio sold enough trucks and SUVs in the month of August to propel the local market into positive territory, despite softer sales of cars and sedans. Dealers sold 23,698 new vehicles last month compared to 23,192 in August of 2016, an increase of 2.18 percent. For the year to date, total new vehicle sales are up almost four percent, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).

“Consumers continue to make significant SUV and truck purchases making August another positive sales gain for 2017,” says Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “As the 2018’s arrive at dealers’ lots there’s no better time to pick up a remaining 2017.”

Which should make for strong sales well into fall.  

Car sales were off 12.51 percent in August, when comparing the month to the same time period a year ago. At the same time, truck and SUV sales climbed 27.22 percent and are up almost 32 percent year to date. So far this year, dealers across Northern Ohio have sold 171,043 vehicles compared to 164,570 last year, an increase of 3.93 percent.

Chevrolet rang up a double-digit sales increase in August, selling 3,641 vehicles compared to Ford’s 3,577 units, the former nailing down the title of Northern Ohio’s best selling brand for the month. Toyota enjoyed a sales increase of 9.12 percent, besting its rival Honda by 41 vehicles, for third place in the Northern Ohio market.

18 Brands Up in August  (‘17 v. ‘16)

The following brands posted sales increases in August of 2017 versus August of 2016: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Buick, Chevrolet, GMC, Infiniti, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Smart, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

21 Brands Up for the Year (’17 v. ’16)

The following brands posted sales increases for the year to date in 2017: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen.

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

 

August '17

August '16

YTD
August ‘17

YTD
August '16


August Chg.

YTD
August Chg.

ACURA

169

161

1168

1081

4.97%

8.05%

ALFA

23

0

70

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

171

185

1164

1206

-7.57%

-3.48%

BMW

190

219

1874

1907

-13.24%

-1.73%

BUICK

713

603

5264

4188

18.24%

25.69%

CADILLAC

278

305

1768

1783

-8.85%

-0.84%

CHEVROLET

3641

3274

26545

24783

11.24%

7.11%

CHRYSLER

259

361

2093

2879

-28.25%

-27.30%

DODGE

473

517

3946

3665

8.51%

7.67%

FIAT

27

37

180

228

-27.03%

-21.05%

FORD

3577

3759

26329

26104

-4.84%

0.86%

FREIGHTLINER

65

42

355

401

54.76%

-11.47%

GMC

885

714

6418

6246

23.95%

2.75%

HINO

3

9

40

47

-66.67%

-14.89%

HONDA

2113

2215

14975

14753

-4.60%

1.50%

HYUNDAI

934

987

7194

5971

-5.37%

20.48%

INFINITI

149

118

1143

1037

26.27%

10.22%

INTERNATIONAL

47

52

369

471

-9.62%

-21.66%

ISUZU

16

10

133

139

60.00%

-4.32%

JAGUAR

27

28

215

116

-3.57%

85.34%

JEEP

1551

1668

11544

11250

-7.01%

2.61%

KENWORTH

26

28

208

185

-7.14%

12.43%

KIA

1310

1273

8898

8712

2.91%

2.13%

LAND ROVER

46

43

317

385

6.98%

-17.66%

LEXUS

266

227

1484

1574

-17.18%

-5.72%

LINCOLN

227

235

1740

1739

-3.40%

-0.06%

LOTUS

0

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

MACK

7

3

75

57

133.33%

31.58%

MASERATI

8

3

66

40

166.67%

65.00%

MAZDA

542

475

3509

3221

-14.11%

8.94%

MERCEDES BENZ

259

348

2102

2199

-25.57%

-4.41%

MINI

56

47

326

293

19.15%

11.26%

MISCELLANEOUS

12

21

141

159

-42.86%

-11.32%

MITSUBISHI

144

144

945

1095

0.00%

-13.70%

NISSAN

1024

1164

7992

8482

12.03%

-5.78%

PETERBILT

74

67

621

555

10.45%

11.89%

PORSCHE

45

37

372

329

21.62%

13.07%

RAM

553

422

4162

3435

31.04%

21.16%

SMART

8

3

36

37

166.67%

-2.70%

SUBARU

1083

902

7706

6436

20.07%

19.73%

TOYOTA

2154

1974

13549

13908

9.12%

-2.58%

UD

0

0

0

0

0.00%

0.00%

VOLKSWAGEN

454

419

3347

2822

8.35%

18.60%

VOLVO

86

87

608

622

-1.15%

-2.25%

WESTERN STAR

3

6

52

30

-50.00%

73.33%

Total Cars and Trucks

23,698

23,192

171,043

164,570

2.18%

3.93%

 

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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