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News Release: New Vehicle Sales Dip in September
October 03, 2018

News Release: New Vehicle Sales Dip in September

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

 

New Vehicle Sales Dip in September

Cleveland, OH (October 3, 2018) – While the overall automotive market continued to be solid, sales of new vehicles dipped last month with dealers selling 5.22 percent fewer units in September of 2018 than they did in the same month a year prior. Dealers sold a total of 20,526 new vehicles last month compared with 21,657 new vehicles in September of 2017, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).

“Despite a slowing of sales in September, all factors indicate that the new vehicle market will continue to be solid for the foreseeable future,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “We had a very strong year in 2017, so there will be some times when we come up against some significant monthly numbers from the year before, like we did last month. By the end of the year we are predicting that we will sell 2 to 3 percent fewer vehicles than we did last year, making 2018 one of the strongest years on record.”

For the year to date, sales of new vehicles are off 1.24 percent. Franchised new vehicle dealers across northern Ohio have sold 190,315 new vehicles so far this year, compared with 192,700 last year at this time. The used vehicle market also slowed somewhat, with dealers selling 15,647 last month compared with 15,976 in September of 2017, a drop of just over 2 percent. For the year to date, total new and used vehicle sales are up 0.46 percent.

Ford held its grip on the title of Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand, selling 3,231 new vehicles in the month compared to 2,815 new vehicles for its rival Chevrolet. Toyota took home third, selling 1,827 vehicles, followed by Jeep, which cracked the top four by selling 1,704 new vehicles, an increase of over 16 percent for the iconic off-road brand.

17 Brands Up in September (‘18 v. ‘17)
The following brands posted sales increases in September of 2018 versus September of 2017: Acura, Alfa Romeo, BMW, Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram and Subaru.

17 Brands Up Year to Date (’18 v. ’17)
The following brands have posted sales increases for the year to date: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo. 

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

 

September '18

September '17

YTD
September ‘18

YTD 
September '17


September Chg.

YTD 
September Chg.

ACURA

175

126

1369

1294

38.89%

5.80%

ALFA ROMEO

33

18

242

88

83.33%

175.00%

ASTON MARTIN

0

0

16

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

143

146

1333

1310

-2.05%

1.76%

BMW

222

204

1872

2078

8.82%

-9.91%

BUICK

426

691

4742

5955

-38.35%

-20.37%

CADILLAC

164

231

1739

1999

-29.00%

-13.01%

CHEVROLET

2815

3490

28,166

30,035

-19.34%

-6.22%

CHRYSLER

232

199

2251

2292

16.58%

-1.79%

DODGE

356

409

3613

4355

-12.96%

-17.04%

FIAT

22

18

115

198

22.22%

-41.92%

FORD

3231

3220

28,325

29,549

0.34%

-4.14%

FREIGHTLINER

59

49

660

404

20.41%

63.37%

GMC

742

788

7851

7206

-5.84%

8.95%

HINO

4

5

68

48

-20.00%

41.67%

HONDA

1618

1934

15,743

16,909

-16.34%

-6.90%

HYUNDAI

851

802

8138

7996

6.11%

1.78%

INFINITI

122

134

790

1277

-8.96%

-38.14%

INTERNATIONAL

25

58

573

427

-56.90%

34.19%

ISUZU

13

16

147

149

-18.75%

-1.34%

JAGUAR

23

12

172

227

91.67%

-24.23%

JEEP

1704

1468

14926

13012

16.08%

14.71%

KENWORTH

30

35

306

243

-14.29%

25.93%

KIA

1038

1198

10,188

10,096

-13.36%

0.91%

LAND ROVER

45

40

430

357

12.50%

20.45%

LEXUS

200

239

1699

1723

-16.32%

-1.39%

LINCOLN

168

174

1731

1914

-3.45%

-9.56%

MACK

7

8

94

83

-12.50%

13.25%

MASERATI

10

9

57

75

11.11%

-24.00%

MAZDA

446

421

4199

3930

5.94%

6.84%

MERCEDES BENZ

179

236

1862

2338

-24.15%

-20.36%

MINI

56

46

298

372

21.74%

-19.89%

MISCELLANEOUS

9

14

73

152

-35.71%

-51.97%

MITSUBISHI

128

105

1127

1050

21.90%

7.33%

NISSAN

1034

941

9136

8933

9.88%

2.27%

PETERBILT

67

61

675

682

9.84%

-1.03%

PORSCHE

28

51

397

423

-45.10%

-6.15%

RAM

698

570

5484

4732

22.46%

15.89%

ROLLS-ROYCE

0

0

9

0

0.00%

0.00%

SMART

0

6

1

42

-100.00%

-97.62%

SUBARU

1085

1076

9577

8782

0.84%

9.05%

TOYOTA

1827

1859

15,310

15,408

-1.72%

-0.64%

VOLKSWAGEN

407

458

3880

3805

-11.14%

1.97%

VOLVO

82

88

894

696

-6.82%

28.45%

WESTERN STAR

2

4

37

56

-50.00%

-33.93%

Total Cars and Trucks

20,526

21,657

190,315

192,700

-5.22%

-1.24%

 

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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