February Sales Final Table: Strongest Month In 4 Years

february sales final table strongest month in 4 years

February sales are coming in stronger than expected, indicating a post-Presidents Day boom. Chrysler and Volkswagen lead the charts with a 40 and 43 percent gain over February 2011.

February 2012 New Car Sales

AutomakerFeb. 2012Feb. 2011Pct. chng.2 month


20122 month


2011Pct. chng.BMW Group26,21619,94931%45,98738,63519% BMW division21,20416,41629%37,60932,32116% Mini4,9803,50342%8,3146,25433% Rolls-Royce32307%64607%BMW Group26,21619,94931%45,98738,63519%Chrysler Group133,52195,10240%234,670165,22042% Chrysler Division27,00812,628114%44,61222,333100% Dodge42,69233,56127%74,14657,87528% Dodge/Ram65,97453,85523%115,89891,18927% Fiat3,227––%5,138––% Jeep37,31228,61930%69,02251,68934% Ram23,28220,29415%41,75233,31425%Chrysler Group133,52195,10240%234,670165,22042%Daimler AG19,68316,66318%41,41334,29721% Maybach4333%8633% Mercedes-Benz18,91016,17617%40,14033,44920% Smart USA76948459%1,26584250%Daimler AG19,68316,66318%41,41334,29721% Ford Motor Co.178,644156,23214%314,938283,21311% Ford division171,732150,28414%302,905271,45912% Lincoln6,9125,94816%12,03311,5065% Mercury–––%–248–100%Ford178,644156,23214%314,938283,21311%General Motors209,306207,0281%377,268385,925–2% Buick14,02315,807–11%24,23129,076–17% Cadillac11,50515,768–27%20,42928,349–28% Chevrolet151,197142,9196%275,061268,3083% GMC32,58132,5340%57,54760,192–4%General Motors209,306207,0281%377,268385,925–2%Honda (American)110,15798,05912%193,166174,32811% Acura11,25810,7964%19,63918,7575% Honda Division98,89987,26313%173,527155,57112%Honda (American)110,15798,05912%193,166174,32811%Hyundai Group96,18976,33926%174,400141,34223% Hyundai division51,15143,53318%93,84580,74716% Kia45,03832,80637%80,55560,59533%Hyundai Group96,18976,33926%174,400141,34223%Jaguar Land Rover4,2773,24732%8,4676,45331% Jaguar1,02269248%2,0071,62723% Land Rover3,2552,55527%6,4604,82634%Jaguar Land Rover4,2773,24732%8,4676,45331%Maserati19115920%34527326%Maserati19115920%34527326%Mazda25,65119,38732%49,64733,65448%Mazda25,65119,38732%49,64733,65448%Mitsubishi4,7366,893–31%9,44712,607–25%Mitsubishi4,7366,893–31%9,44712,607–25%Nissan106,73192,37016%186,044164,21713% Infiniti9,2399,1441%16,03516,549–3% Nissan Division97,49283,22617%170,009147,66815%Nissan106,73192,37016%186,044164,21713%Porsche2,1492,0196%4,6994,4196%Porsche2,1492,0196%4,6994,4196%Saab Cars North America–581–100%–1,239–100%Saab–581–100%–1,239–100%Subaru25,37421,68317%48,18140,54119%Subaru25,37421,68317%48,18140,54119%Suzuki2,4251,64348%3,9304,205–7%Suzuki2,4251,64348%3,9304,205–7%Toyota159,423141,84612%283,963257,70210% Lexus16,67813,81421%28,95226,6749% Scion4,9383,94425%8,4737,21917% Toyota division137,807124,08811%246,538223,80910% Toyota/Scion142,745128,03212%255,011231,02810%Toyota159,423141,84612%283,963257,70210%Volkswagen39,23429,31634%75,91555,61037% Audi8,5317,75310%17,88515,56515% Bentley12610125%24418333% VW division30,57721,46243%57,78639,86245%Volkswagen39,23429,31634%75,91555,61037%Volvo Cars NA5,2634,79510%9,7249,0717%Volvo Cars NA5,2634,79510%9,7249,0717%Other (estimate)2622553%5245103%TOTAL1,149,432993,56616%2,062,7281,813,46114%

February shapes up to be the strongest month in almost four years, says Automotive News [sub], which also supplied this table.

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  • Getacargetacheck Getacargetacheck on Mar 01, 2012

    Something doesn't seem right about 480% and 315% increases for the Chrysler 300 and 200 respectively. Major fleet sales push? Incentives?

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    • Th009 Th009 on Mar 01, 2012

      Part of the reason the increases are astronomical is because last year's numbers were bad. And that 315% doesn't include Sebring in the 2011 count. 300: -- Feb 2010: 4487 -- Feb 2011: 1323 -- Feb 2012: 7670 (up 70% over 2010, up 480% over 2011) 200/Sebring: -- Feb 2010: 3160 -- Feb 2011: 3000 -- Feb 2012: 9717 (up 208% over 2010, up 224% over 2011)

  • Monty Monty on Mar 02, 2012

    SAAB? Hello? Are you there?

  • Terelaad The entire plant is just a toy for the rich.
  • Seanx37 If it made economic sense, it would have happened decades ago. No one would insure such places. And few are going to take $60-150k electric cars off road unless they are very wealthy
  • MaintenanceCosts Seems pretty obvious that they're leaving room for a SRT with the 2.0T and the electric motor. The R/T will probably be slower than the GT given the extra weight, but without the 9-speed it will be a much nicer drive.
  • Art Vandelay Lawyers would Eff it up. That and the NIMBYS. I agree with you, but it ain't gonna happen
  • EBFlex They are getting rid of the Charger and Challenger for a modern day Neon?just end it Dodge, you had a great run
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