December and Full Year 2012 Sales Table

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
december and full year 2012 sales table

“Detroit’s automakers showed December U.S. sales gains of 5 percent, slightly better than analysts’ expectations,” says Reuters, “but likely not enough to stave off market-share gains by Japanese rivals.”

And here December and full year 2012 sales results in an easy to read table, data courtesy of Automotive News [sub ].

December and Full Year 2012 U.S. New Auto Sales


AutomakerDec. 2012Dec. 2011Pct. chng.12 month

201212 month

2011Pct. chng.BMW Group43,88732,57635%347,967305,78014% BMW division37,39926,83439%281,460247,90714% Mini6,4565,71113%66,12357,51115% Rolls-Royce32313%3843626%BMW Group43,88732,57635%347,967305,78014%Chrysler Group152,367138,01910%1,651,7871,369,11421% Chrysler Division25,51323,9746%307,967221,34639% Dodge52,39141,54826%524,989451,04016% Dodge/Ram83,27668,14322%825,917708,65017% Fiat3,7072,32559%43,77219,769121% Jeep39,87143,577–9%474,131419,34913% Ram30,88526,59516%300,928257,61017%Chrysler Group152,367138,01910%1,651,7871,369,11421%Daimler AG31,37728,01012%305,072267,01614% Maybach5425%503928% Mercedes-Benz30,37627,29611%295,013261,76913% Smart USA99671040%10,0095,20892%Daimler AG31,37728,01012%305,072267,01614%Ford Motor Co.212,902209,4472%2,243,0092,143,1015% Ford division205,518201,0442%2,160,8592,057,2105% Lincoln7,3848,403–12%82,15085,643–4% Mercury–––%–248–100%Ford212,902209,4472%2,243,0092,143,1015%General Motors245,733234,3515%2,595,7172,503,7974% Buick16,47314,97410%180,408177,6332% Cadillac18,24816,25912%149,782152,389–2% Chevrolet167,091161,1584%1,851,6461,775,8024% GMC43,92141,9605%413,881397,9734%General Motors245,733234,3515%2,595,7172,503,7974%Honda (American)132,774105,23026%1,422,7851,147,28524% Acura16,03413,12922%156,216123,29927% Honda Division116,74092,10127%1,266,5691,023,98624%Honda (American)132,774105,23026%1,422,7851,147,28524%Hyundai Group98,61394,1555%1,260,6061,131,18311% Hyundai division59,43550,76517%703,007645,6919% Kia39,17843,390–10%557,599485,49215%Hyundai Group98,61394,1555%1,260,6061,131,18311%Jaguar Land Rover6,2235,8806%55,67550,37511% Jaguar1,0491,137–8%12,01112,276–2% Land Rover5,1744,7439%43,66438,09915%Jaguar Land Rover6,2235,8806%55,67550,37511%Maserati33323840%2,7302,32118%Maserati33323840%2,7302,32118%Mazda27,25322,35322%277,046250,42611%Mazda27,25322,35322%277,046250,42611%Mitsubishi4,1135,032–18%57,79079,020–27%Mitsubishi4,1135,032–18%57,79079,020–27%Nissan99,290100,927–2%1,141,6561,042,53410% Infiniti12,62710,99015%119,87798,46122% Nissan Division86,66389,937–4%1,021,779944,0738%Nissan99,290100,927–2%1,141,6561,042,53410%Saab Cars North America–270–100%–5,610–100%Saab–270–100%–5,610–100%Subaru36,65333,7019%336,441266,98926%Subaru36,65333,7019%336,441266,98926%Suzuki1,9452,565–24%25,35726,618–5%Suzuki1,9452,565–24%25,35726,618–5%Toyota194,143178,1319%2,082,5041,644,66027% Lexus30,60725,35521%244,166198,55223% Scion5,5224,15933%73,50549,27149% Toyota division158,014148,6176%1,764,8331,396,83726% Toyota/Scion163,536152,7767%1,838,3381,446,10827%Toyota194,143178,1319%2,082,5041,644,66027%Volkswagen62,07547,33731%615,281473,20330% Audi14,84112,65517%139,310117,56119% Bentley237317–25%2,3151,87723% Lamborghini402938%48034041% Porsche2,9521,83461%35,04329,02321% VW division44,00532,50235%438,133324,40235%Volkswagen62,07547,33731%615,281473,20330%Volvo Cars NA6,1505,34215%68,11767,2401%Volvo Cars NA6,1505,34215%68,11767,2401% Other (estimate)2392294%2,8582,7355%TOTAL1,356,0701,243,7939%14,492,39812,779,00713%VW, BMW, Honda lead gainers
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  • Pig_Iron Pig_Iron on Jan 04, 2013

    Watching Mitsubishi slowly fade away. :-(

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    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 05, 2013

      Without a parent company, 50k in sales volume seems to be the critical mass needed to survive in the US market. Mitsubishi will likely fall below that in 2013, and then "galantly" soldier on another year or so. They'll be gone by 2015.

  • Jimsport Jimsport on Jan 05, 2013

    I've seen a couple of other sites reporting Ford sales figures of 2,168,015 for 2012. Which numbers are correct? Any idea where the discrepancy is from?

  • Art Vandelay Pour one out for the Motors Liquidation Corporation
  • Bill Wade Norm, while true I'll leave you with this. My 2023 RAM is running Android 8 released in 2017.My wife's navigation on her GM truck is a 2021 release, I believe the latest. Android Auto seems to update very week or two. Now, which would you rather have? Anybody with a car a couple of years old NEVER sees any updates. Heck, if your TV is a few years old it's dead on updates. At least cell phones are rapidly updated. If your old phone won't update, buy another $200 phone. If your GM vehicle doesn't update do what, buy another $50,000 GM vehicle?
  • Lou_BC Once again, Mustang is the last pony car standing. Camaro RIP, Challenger RIP.
  • FreedMike Next up should DEFINITELY be the Cadillac Eldorado. On the subject of Caddies, I saw a Lyriq in person for the first time a couple of days ago, and I'm changing my tune on its' styling. In person, it works quite well, and the interior is very nicely executed.
  • Probert Sorry to disappoint: any list. of articles with a 1 second google search. It's a tough world out there - but you can do it!!!!!!