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News & Updates

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Surge Forward in April
May 03, 2018

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Surge Forward in April

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

New Vehicle Sales Surge
Forward in April

 

Cleveland, OH (May 3, 2018) – New vehicle sales surged forward last month, rising almost nine percent when comparing April of 2018 with April of 2017. According to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA), dealers sold 22,073 new vehicles in April, compared with 20,266 sold over the same time frame a year earlier, an increase of 8.92 percent.

 

“The dealers of Northern Ohio bucked the national trend with increased sales of new cars and trucks in April,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “On the heels of the auto show, the momentum continued into April for most brands with a surprising surge for passenger cars.  We continue to anticipate a strong 2018 as compared to 2017.”

 

While trucks, SUVs and crossovers continued to grow at a faster pace than passenger cars, the latter performed exceptionally well, with dealers ringing up sales of 11,964 total new cars in April, an increase of 8.4 percent for the month. Dealers sold 10,109 new trucks, SUVs and crossovers in the month, compared to 9,229 units in April of 2017, an increase of 9.54 percent.  

 

Chevrolet dominated the new vehicle market in Northern Ohio, selling 3,378 vehicles in the month, an increase of more than 12 percent over April of 2017. Ford came in second selling 3,047 new vehicles followed by: Honda (1,835 units sold), Toyota (1,666 units sold) and Jeep (1,588 units sold), the latter representing an increase of more than 18 percent over April of 2017. Twenty-two brands registered sales increases in the month, compared to only 17 in March of 2018.

 

22 Brands Up in April (‘18 v. ‘17)
The following brands posted sales increases in April of 2018 versus April of 2017: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

17 Brands Up Year to Date (’18 v. ’17)
The following brands have posted sales increases for the year to date: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Audi, Cadillac, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Porsche, Ram, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
April ’18 / April ’17 & YTD

 

 

April '18

April '17

YTD
April ‘18

YTD 
April '17


April Chg.

YTD 
April Chg.

ACURA

166

142

557

508

16.90%

9.65%

ALFA ROMEO

31

13

100

13

138.46%

669.23%

ASTON MARTIN

0

0

5

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

138

115

520

509

20.00%

2.16%

BMW

226

235

814

953

-3.83%

-14.59%

BUICK

640

658

2404

2546

-2.74%

-5.58%

CADILLAC

212

189

799

765

12.17%

4.44%

CHEVROLET

3378

3006

12340

13249

12.38%

-6.86%

CHRYSLER

299

243

965

966

23.05%

-0.10%

DODGE

484

563

1552

1865

-14.03%

-16.78%

FIAT

15

17

44

78

-11.76%

-43.59%

FORD

3047

3129

11722

12958

-2.62%

-9.54%

FREIGHTLINER

134

57

326

139

135.09%

134.53%

GMC

1046

823

3793

3408

27.10%

11.30%

HINO

4

4

33

26

0.00%

26.92%

HONDA

1835

1699

6331

6827

8.00%

-7.27%

HYUNDAI

1018

973

3335

3328

4.62%

0.21%

INFINITI

49

166

350

585

-70.48%

-40.17%

INTERNATIONAL

120

33

314

159

263.64%

97.48%

ISUZU

17

15

77

67

13.33%

14.93%

JAGUAR

27

30

89

116

-10.00%

-23.28%

JEEP

1588

1342

5984

5475

18.33%

9.30%

KENWORTH

35

31

134

95

12.90%

41.05%

KIA

1182

1032

4058

4121

14.53%

-1.53%

LAND ROVER

50

39

203

167

28.21%

21.56%

LEXUS

220

184

718

667

19.57%

7.65%

LINCOLN

181

194

703

805

-6.70%

-12.67%

MACK

21

8

49

48

162.50%

2.08%

MASERATI

3

4

13

35

-25.00%

-62.86%

MAZDA

462

437

1792

1635

5.72%

9.60%

MERCEDES BENZ

244

229

875

1012

6.55%

-13.54%

MINI

27

34

114

138

-20.59%

-17.39%

MISCELLANEOUS

7

16

26

63

-56.25%

-58.73%

MITSUBISHI

139

122

467

424

13.93%

10.14%

NISSAN

969

987

3846

3900

-1.82%

-1.38%

PETERBILT

74

86

268

358

-13.95%

-25.14%

PORSCHE

52

49

184

172

6.12%

6.98%

RAM

622

489

2246

2045

27.20%

9.83%

ROLLS-ROYCE

1

0

3

0

0.00%

0.00%

SMART

0

4

1

17

-100.00%

-94.12%

SUBARU

1038

900

4011

3786

15.33%

5.94%

TOYOTA

1666

1555

6121

6080

7.14%

0.67%

VOLKSWAGEN

486

341

1744

1568

42.52%

11.22%

VOLVO

113

68

384

311

66.18%

23.47%

WESTERN STAR

7

5

17

23

40.00%

-26.09%

Total Cars and Trucks

22073

20266

80431

82010

8.92%

-1.93%

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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