By on June 3, 2013

Nissan, Ford and Chrysler led the way in April. GM and Toyota made smaller gains. Mitsubishi was this month’s loser, down 15 percent.

May 2013 U.S. Auto Sales

Final table, courtesy Automotive News [sub].

Automaker May 2013 May 2012 Pct. chng. 5 month
2013
5 month
2012
Pct. chng.
BMW Group 31,258 28,400 10% 139,562 131,238 6%
    BMW division 25,230 22,168 14% 113,357 104,779 8%
    Mini 5,944 6,153 –3% 25,785 26,064 –1%
    Rolls-Royce 84 79 6% 420 395 6%
BMW Group 31,258 28,400 10% 139,562 131,238 6%
Chrysler Group 166,596 150,041 11% 751,646 689,257 9%
    Chrysler Division 29,070 29,674 –2% 136,590 140,891 –3%
    Dodge 56,407 45,793 23% 268,571 217,263 24%
    Dodge/Ram 89,056 72,166 23% 412,698 334,636 23%
    Fiat 4,051 4,003 1% 17,562 16,702 5%
    Jeep 44,419 44,198 1% 184,796 197,028 –6%
    Ram 32,649 26,373 24% 144,127 117,373 23%
Chrysler Group 166,596 150,041 11% 751,646 689,257 9%
Daimler AG 27,359 25,265 8% 128,730 117,261 10%
    Maybach 4 –100% 20 –100%
    Mercedes-Benz 26,541 24,558 8% 125,052 113,510 10%
    Smart USA 818 703 16% 3,678 3,731 –1%
Daimler AG 27,359 25,265 8% 128,730 117,261 10%
Ford Motor Co. 246,019 215,699 14% 1,054,819 933,179 13%
    Ford division 238,714 208,425 15% 1,024,000 898,761 14%
    Lincoln 7,305 7,274 0% 30,819 34,418 –11%
Ford 246,019 215,699 14% 1,054,819 933,179 13%
General Motors 252,894 245,256 3% 1,155,503 1,066,963 8%
    Buick 17,982 18,565 –3% 82,759 71,347 16%
    Cadillac 13,808 9,871 40% 69,750 50,688 38%
    Chevrolet 179,510 177,943 1% 821,674 781,564 5%
    GMC 41,594 38,877 7% 181,320 163,364 11%
General Motors 252,894 245,256 3% 1,155,503 1,066,963 8%
Honda (American) 140,013 133,997 5% 608,663 576,174 6%
    Acura 14,364 14,586 –2% 63,216 57,566 10%
    Honda Division 125,649 119,411 5% 545,447 518,608 5%
Honda (American) 140,013 133,997 5% 608,663 576,174 6%
Hyundai Group 120,685 118,790 2% 522,818 530,237 –1%
    Hyundai division 68,358 67,019 2% 296,003 292,856 1%
    Kia 52,327 51,771 1% 226,815 237,381 –5%
Hyundai Group 120,685 118,790 2% 522,818 530,237 –1%
Jaguar Land Rover 4,989 4,513 11% 25,677 22,865 12%
    Jaguar 1,435 1,075 34% 6,161 5,476 13%
    Land Rover 3,554 3,438 3% 19,516 17,389 12%
Jaguar Land Rover 4,989 4,513 11% 25,677 22,865 12%
Maserati 226 226 0% 979 1,060 –8%
Maserati 226 226 0% 979 1,060 –8%
Mazda 24,270 20,357 19% 122,447 123,886 –1%
Mazda 24,270 20,357 19% 122,447 123,886 –1%
Mitsubishi 4,715 5,575 –15% 25,172 27,462 –8%
Mitsubishi 4,715 5,575 –15% 25,172 27,462 –8%
Nissan 114,457 91,794 25% 519,585 485,454 7%
    Infiniti 7,899 10,592 –25% 42,119 43,941 –4%
    Nissan Division 106,558 81,202 31% 477,466 441,543 8%
Nissan 114,457 91,794 25% 519,585 485,454 7%
Subaru 39,892 29,724 34% 165,362 136,602 21%
Subaru 39,892 29,724 34% 165,362 136,602 21%
Suzuki* 2,360 –100% 5,946 10,695 –44%
Suzuki* 2,360 –100% 5,946 10,695 –44%
Toyota 207,952 202,973 3% 913,556 868,301 5%
    Lexus 22,229 21,463 4% 97,060 88,110 10%
    Scion 6,586 6,047 9% 28,660 26,721 7%
    Toyota division 179,137 175,463 2% 787,836 753,470 5%
    Toyota/Scion 185,723 181,510 2% 816,496 780,191 5%
Toyota 207,952 202,973 3% 913,556 868,301 5%
Volkswagen 55,404 53,256 4% 249,215 237,566 5%
    Audi 13,228 11,503 15% 60,571 52,494 15%
    Bentley 189 201 –6% 970 854 14%
    Lamborghini 46 43 7% 230 215 7%
    Porsche 3,928 2,852 38% 17,609 13,448 31%
    VW division 38,013 38,657 –2% 169,835 170,555 0%
Volkswagen 55,404 53,256 4% 249,215 237,566 5%
Volvo Cars NA 6,329 6,246 1% 25,900 27,511 –6%
Volvo Cars NA 6,329 6,246 1% 25,900 27,511 –6%
253 245 3% 1,265 1,225 3%
TOTAL 1,443,311 1,334,717 8% 6,416,845 5,986,966 7%
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19 Comments on “May U.S. New Car Sales...”


  • avatar
    Hummer

    Wait, how are Volvo sales so low, is that really right?
    253 vehicles for the month?

    On the other hand, caddy had a very nice increase.

    • 0 avatar
      danio3834

      “On the other hand, caddy had a very nice increase.”

      While Lincoln did not. It appears that Jack’s MKZ vs. ATS/CTS article from last month was a little premature. Although he did acknowledge that the surge in reported sles may have been from pend up demand. That was likely the case I suspect.

    • 0 avatar
      CJinSD

      Volvo hasn’t reported yet. The 253 sales are miscellaneous makes, which might include brands like Morgan and Pagoni.

  • avatar
    thornmark

    Nissan appears to be on a tear. I wonder if it may replace Ford as the leader in fleet sales.

  • avatar
    Dave M.

    Subaru is killing me. I’m trying to buy one and it doesn’t help they’re selling a gazillion.

  • avatar
    Secret Hi5

    The Big 3 (VAG, TM, GM) posted small single-digit gains. And no news for Hyundai yet?

  • avatar
    ajla

    Lincoln 0%.

    WHAT NOW DeMURO?!

  • avatar
    Secret Hi5

    Hyundai group up only 2%. The company seems to have hit some kind of ceiling after tremendous growth in past couple of years.

    • 0 avatar
      Chiburb

      Capacity issues. They’re selling every Santa Fe, Sonata, and Elantra they make (all in the US). And on a YTY basis it’s hard to show a dramatic increase because last year was record sales. As was the year before.
      As for the Genesis and Equus sales being down pretty dramatically, it’s because the refreshes are due soon. Buyers of those want the latest/greatest, including me!

      • 0 avatar
        highdesertcat

        Yeah, they’re maxed out on production. Anyone who’s tried to buy a Hyundai product lately has been faced with the “what you see is what you get” syndrome.

        A friend wanted to retire his old Camry and buy a new Sonata to replace it but the Hyundai dealer in our region had no selection and wouldn’t budge on price, selling at +3% to +5% OVER MSRP on what they had in stock.

        The guy ended up buying another Camry V6.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      Nothing much H/K can do since their US plants are running at over 100% capacity in running 3 shifts, and supply of models imported from Korea was hurt by the work-stoppage on the weekends.

  • avatar
    Speed3

    I was going to say, it seems like VW’s growth has stalled (Porsche and Audi excluded). Toyota and Honda seem to have slowed down as well. I think Nissan’s price adjustment is paying off. It’s costing the company about the same as a new vehicle launch (and the sales seem to reflect about the addition of a new major vehicle).

  • avatar
    corntrollio

    Mr. Schmitt, is there a reason that you put the individual divisions of each company above the name of the company instead of below?

    For example, with your formatting, it looks like Lexus and Scions are divisions of Suzuki, rather than Toyota. While all of us can figure it out quickly because we are auto-enthusiasts, it would probably be clearer to put the Toyota total numbers above each of its divisions instead of below.

    Also, for presentation purposes, it might be better to either italicize or unbold the division names to differentiate them from the company names.

    While these minor changes don’t affect the substance of the table, they would help with the readability.

  • avatar
    CJinSD

    Can Ford catch GM with essentially one brand? That would be entertaining.

  • avatar
    thornmark

    Dodge, Dodge/Ram and Ram totals about 178k. Add Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat and you get..

    a mess.

    Total doesn’t total.

    • 0 avatar
      Type57SC

      He made a mistake in copying the table. AN puts Dodge/Ram in as an FU to Chrysler, so BS should have either taken the individual Dodge and Ram lines or just taken the one Dodge/Ram line. It is incorrect to show both the Dodge and Dodge & Ram (Dodge/Ram) lines as separate ones. I know the VIN says dodge and that’s why AN does it, but it’s a silly jab anyway.

  • avatar
    Pig_Iron

    I never thought I’d see the day when Jag & Landie combined would out-sell Mitsubishi.
    =8-O


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