September 2012 Sales Breakdown: Chrysler, Volkswagen Win Big
September saw big gains for Volkswagen and Honda, two brands that have been pilloried by the motoring press for apparently sub-par products, while Chrysler led the Big Three in gains, if not volume.
Honda and Acura combined sales were up 31 percent overall, with the CR-V posting a 14 percent gain in a very competitive crossover market. Kia and VW were up 35 and 38 percent overall, while Chrysler posted a 12 percent gain overall, while Ford sales were flat and GM posted a 2 percent gain. Over at Good Car Bad Car, Tim Cain has put together sales rankings for September, as well as some interesting observations on the winners and losers of this past month.AutomakerSept. 2012Sept. 2011Pct. chng.9 month
2011Pct. chng.BMW Group26,69225,7794%235,216219,5847% BMW division21,76121,7500%186,397177,6795% Mini4,8993,99923%48,53141,63517% Rolls-Royce32307%2882707%BMW Group26,69225,7794%235,216219,5847%Chrysler Group142,041127,33612%1,250,6701,009,41424% Chrysler Division24,85023,5596%241,466157,55153% Dodge47,35640,07518%391,912345,44414% Dodge/Ram73,77065,43913%611,272534,20914% Fiat4,1762,77351%32,74213,861136% Jeep39,24535,56510%365,190303,79320% Ram26,41425,3644%219,360188,76516%Chrysler Group142,041127,33612%1,250,6701,009,41424%Daimler AG25,98423,9009%214,374186,29415% Maybach4333%362733% Mercedes-Benz24,95023,4287%207,027182,51013% Smart USA1,030469120%7,3113,75795%Daimler AG25,98423,9009%214,374186,29415%Ford Motor Co.174,454174,8600%1,685,0681,599,7115% Ford division167,652167,8420%1,621,1881,534,6226% Lincoln6,8027,018–3%63,88064,841–2% Mercury–––%–248–100%Ford Motor Co.174,454174,8600%1,685,0681,599,7115%General Motors210,245207,1452%1,967,7151,902,1493% Buick14,67313,5998%137,262140,092–2% Cadillac12,57912,741–1%103,512113,190–9% Chevrolet149,801147,6112%1,420,3831,353,9335% GMC33,19233,1940%306,558294,9344%General Motors210,245207,1452%1,967,7151,902,1493%Honda (American)117,21189,53231%1,066,458859,79724% Acura14,36610,01044%115,77389,14630% Honda Division102,84579,52229%950,685770,65123%Honda (American)117,21189,53231%1,066,458859,79724%Hyundai Group108,13087,66023%974,728860,31913% Hyundai division60,02552,05115%539,814492,91410% Kia48,10535,60935%434,914367,40518%Hyundai Group108,13087,66023%974,728860,31913%Jaguar Land Rover4,6403,85121%41,22434,96518% Jaguar1,0041,111–10%9,5509,3153% Land Rover3,6362,74033%31,67425,65024%Jaguar Land Rover4,6403,85121%41,22434,96518%Maserati26919836%1,9841,70516%Maserati26919836%1,9841,70516%Mazda24,13525,521–5%209,482191,31510%Mazda24,13525,521–5%209,482191,31510%Mitsubishi4,8065,803–17%46,12265,875–30%Mitsubishi4,8065,803–17%46,12265,875–30%Nissan91,90792,964–1%866,484774,07912% Infiniti9,4458,47911%86,59672,18120% Nissan Division82,46284,485–2%779,888701,89811%Nissan91,90792,964–1%866,484774,07912%Saab Cars North America–429–100%–4,647–100%Saab–429–100%–4,647–100%Subaru27,68320,93432%245,463195,55026%Subaru27,68320,93432%245,463195,55026%Suzuki1,9212,026–5%19,14920,284–6%Suzuki1,9212,026–5%19,14920,284–6%Toyota171,910121,45142%1,571,4241,194,52332% Lexus20,38614,99536%170,990135,64726% Scion6,7433,83876%56,49037,60750% Toyota division144,781102,61841%1,343,9441,021,26932% Toyota/Scion151,524106,45642%1,400,4341,058,87632%Toyota171,910121,45142%1,571,4241,194,52332%Volkswagen51,65639,11132%450,802344,61731% Audi12,3029,72527%100,69484,98119% Bentley23915158%1,6441,26031% Lamborghini402938%36025342% Porsche2,7362,17026%25,01522,66410% VW division36,33927,03634%323,089235,45937%Volkswagen51,65639,11132%450,802344,61731%Volvo Cars NA4,9775,042–1%51,62652,155–1%Volvo Cars NA4,9775,042–1%51,62652,155–1%TOTAL1,188,8991,053,77013%10,900,1319,519,03215%
Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.
Source: Automotive News Data Center
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