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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Up 2.7 Percent in 2017
January 04, 2018

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Up 2.7 Percent in 2017

NEWS RELEASE

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

New Vehicle Sales Up 2.7 Percent in 2017

 

Cleveland, OH (January 4, 2018) –  New vehicles sales rose 2.7 percent in 2017, when comparing the year to 2016, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). Across Northern Ohio, franchised new vehicle dealers sold 253,111 new vehicles in 2017, up from 245,474 new vehicles sold in 2016. Used vehicle sales also ended up in the black, with dealers selling 201,038 used vehicles in 2017 compared to 196,765 units in 2016, an increase of 2.17 percent.

 

For the month of December, new vehicle sales took a hit, with dealers selling 4.98 percent fewer cars and trucks than they did in December of 2016. Used vehicle sales were also slightly off for the month, with dealers selling 3.41 percent fewer used vehicles last month than they did over the same time period a year before.

 

“Sales in December were not as strong as we anticipated,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “Inclement weather between Christmas and New Years cut back on showroom traffic at a time that is considered one of the strongest selling weeks of the year. However, any time you end the year in positive territory, it’s good news.”

 

Dealers are anticipating another robust year in 2018, with sales remaining essentially flat or off one or two percent compared to 2017.

 Registrations 2013-2017

Sales of trucks, crossovers and SUVs drove the industry throughout 2017, with Northern Ohio dealers selling 116,087 new vehicles in 2017, compared to 91,751 new vehicles in 2016, an increase of 26.52 percent for the year. When comparing December 2017 with December of 2016, sales of trucks, crossovers and SUVs rose 5.59 percent for the month.

 

Chevy dealers sold 2,975 new vehicles in December, capping off a year that saw Chevrolet overtake Ford for the title of best-selling brand in Northeast Ohio. Ford sold only 23 fewer vehicles for the month, however Chevy dealers rang up sales of 39,469 total new vehicles in 2017, compared to Ford’s total of 38,854. While Ford ended the year marginally ahead of 2016 (plus 0.29 percent), it was still not enough to best Chevrolet’s year end increase of 6.85 percent.

 

Honda saw sales rise by 2.21 percent in 2017 with 22,093 new units sold to take home third place, while Toyota came in fourth with 19,857 new vehicles sold in 2017.

 

15 Brands Up in December (‘17 v. ‘16)
The following brands posted sales increases in December of 2017 versus December of 2016: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Cadillac, GMC, Lexus, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volvo.

 

20 Brands Up for the Year (’17 v. ’16)
The following brands posted sales increases for the year in 2017: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

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

 

December '17

December '16

YTD
December ‘17

YTD
December '16


December Chg.

YTD
December Chg.

ACURA

120

105

1666

1584

14.29%

5.18%

ALFA

20

0

150

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

172

164

1781

1771

4.88%

0.56%

BMW

205

257

2652

2903

-20.23%

-8.65%

BUICK

513

554

7725

6478

-7.40%

19.25%

CADILLAC

211

201

2644

2647

4.98%

-0.11%

CHEVROLET

2975

3084

39469

36940

-3.53%

6.85%

CHRYSLER

240

292

2937

4116

-17.81%

-28.64%

DODGE

275

351

5272

5273

-21.65%

-0.02%

FIAT

17

19

245

313

-10.53%

-21.73%

FORD

2952

3095

38854

38743

-4.62%

0.29%

FREIGHTLINER

81

56

654

584

44.64%

11.99%

GMC

836

798

9575

9176

4.76%

4.35%

HINO

19

11

84

69

72.73%

21.74%

HONDA

1582

1625

22093

21616

-2.65%

2.21%

HYUNDAI

712

815

10232

9171

-12.64%

11.57%

INFINITI

96

203

1601

1620

-52.71%

-1.17%

INTERNATIONAL

42

54

543

639

-22.22%

-15.02%

ISUZU

16

19

190

188

-15.79%

1.06%

JAGUAR

15

29

281

225

-48.28%

24.89%

JEEP

1341

1375

17096

16877

-2.47%

1.30%

KENWORTH

31

11

335

252

181.82%

32.94%

KIA

866

918

12957

12683

-5.66%

2.16%

LAND ROVER

31

38

461

529

-18.42%

-12.85%

LEXUS

218

215

2287

2457

1.40%

-6.92%

LINCOLN

182

240

2559

2670

-24.17%

-4.16%

MACK

12

2

113

76

500.00%

48.68%

MASERATI

7

4

108

66

75.00%

63.64%

MAZDA

381

348

5082

4738

9.48%

7.26%

MERCEDES BENZ

259

329

3126

3419

-21.28%

-8.57%

MINI

36

14

480

418

157.14%

14.83%

MISCELLANEOUS

11

24

180

258

-54.17%

-30.23%

MITSUBISHI

105

102

1372

1527

2.94%

-10.15%

NISSAN

1036

903

11871

12411

14.73%

-4.35%

PETERBILT

76

96

896

873

-20.83%

2.63%

PORSCHE

55

41

579

506

34.15%

14.43%

RAM

479

450

6315

5347

6.44%

18.10%

SMART

0

5

42

48

-100.00%

-12.50%

SUBARU

939

903

11595

10282

3.99%

12.77%

TOYOTA

1332

1679

19857

20650

-20.67%

-3.84%

VOLKSWAGEN

392

472

5086

4396

-16.95%

15.70%

VOLVO

93

68

991

882

36.76%

12.36%

WESTERN STAR

9

16

75

53

-43.75%

41.51%

Total Cars and Trucks

18990

19985

252111

245474

-4.98%

2.70%

 

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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