May U.S. New Car Sales

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
may u s new car sales

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].

AutomakerMay 2013May 2012Pct. chng.5 month

20135 month

2012Pct. chng.BMW Group31,25828,40010%139,562131,2386% BMW division25,23022,16814%113,357104,7798% Mini5,9446,153–3%25,78526,064–1% Rolls-Royce84796%4203956%BMW Group31,25828,40010%139,562131,2386%Chrysler Group166,596150,04111%751,646689,2579% Chrysler Division29,07029,674–2%136,590140,891–3% Dodge56,40745,79323%268,571217,26324% Dodge/Ram89,05672,16623%412,698334,63623% Fiat4,0514,0031%17,56216,7025% Jeep44,41944,1981%184,796197,028–6% Ram32,64926,37324%144,127117,37323%Chrysler Group166,596150,04111%751,646689,2579%Daimler AG27,35925,2658%128,730117,26110% Maybach–4–100%–20–100% Mercedes-Benz26,54124,5588%125,052113,51010% Smart USA81870316%3,6783,731–1%Daimler AG27,35925,2658%128,730117,26110%Ford Motor Co.246,019215,69914%1,054,819933,17913% Ford division238,714208,42515%1,024,000898,76114% Lincoln7,3057,2740%30,81934,418–11%Ford246,019215,69914%1,054,819933,17913%General Motors252,894245,2563%1,155,5031,066,9638% Buick17,98218,565–3%82,75971,34716% Cadillac13,8089,87140%69,75050,68838% Chevrolet179,510177,9431%821,674781,5645% GMC41,59438,8777%181,320163,36411%General Motors252,894245,2563%1,155,5031,066,9638%Honda (American)140,013133,9975%608,663576,1746% Acura14,36414,586–2%63,21657,56610% Honda Division125,649119,4115%545,447518,6085%Honda (American)140,013133,9975%608,663576,1746%Hyundai Group120,685118,7902%522,818530,237–1% Hyundai division68,35867,0192%296,003292,8561% Kia52,32751,7711%226,815237,381–5%Hyundai Group120,685118,7902%522,818530,237–1%Jaguar Land Rover4,9894,51311%25,67722,86512% Jaguar1,4351,07534%6,1615,47613% Land Rover3,5543,4383%19,51617,38912%Jaguar Land Rover4,9894,51311%25,67722,86512%Maserati2262260%9791,060–8%Maserati2262260%9791,060–8%Mazda24,27020,35719%122,447123,886–1%Mazda24,27020,35719%122,447123,886–1%Mitsubishi4,7155,575–15%25,17227,462–8%Mitsubishi4,7155,575–15%25,17227,462–8%Nissan114,45791,79425%519,585485,4547% Infiniti7,89910,592–25%42,11943,941–4% Nissan Division106,55881,20231%477,466441,5438%Nissan114,45791,79425%519,585485,4547%Subaru39,89229,72434%165,362136,60221%Subaru39,89229,72434%165,362136,60221%Suzuki*–2,360–100%5,94610,695–44%Suzuki*–2,360–100%5,94610,695–44%Toyota207,952202,9733%913,556868,3015% Lexus22,22921,4634%97,06088,11010% Scion6,5866,0479%28,66026,7217% Toyota division179,137175,4632%787,836753,4705% Toyota/Scion185,723181,5102%816,496780,1915%Toyota207,952202,9733%913,556868,3015%Volkswagen55,40453,2564%249,215237,5665% Audi13,22811,50315%60,57152,49415% Bentley189201–6%97085414% Lamborghini46437%2302157% Porsche3,9282,85238%17,60913,44831% VW division38,01338,657–2%169,835170,5550%Volkswagen55,40453,2564%249,215237,5665%Volvo Cars NA6,3296,2461%25,90027,511–6%Volvo Cars NA6,3296,2461%25,90027,511–6%2532453%1,2651,2253%TOTAL1,443,3111,334,7178%6,416,8455,986,9667%
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  • Thornmark Thornmark on Jun 04, 2013

    Dodge, Dodge/Ram and Ram totals about 178k. Add Chrysler, Jeep and Fiat and you get.. a mess. Total doesn't total.

    • Type57SC Type57SC on Jun 11, 2013

      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.

  • Pig_Iron Pig_Iron on Jun 04, 2013

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

  • Lou_BC I kinda like the blocky lines. The snout has a star wars stormtrooper look so that means it won't hit anything.
  • ToolGuy I respect the work this individual has done from the starting point he was handed ("I have been involved for about 6 months repairing this car acquired form my sister who received it from our dad"; "The car was an oily mess when I received it, had a clogged catalytic converter, and hesitated intermittently on the highway after extended driving (> 20 miles)")...But there is no need to show prospective customers the "before" or "in process" photographs. Very few customers want to see or know how the sausage is made.And rather than show extreme close-ups of the dents, call a PDR shop, and bump up your selling price.
  • Ajla "launched as the GX550 offering a 3.4-liter" I know some people rip on pick up or performance car buyers for insecurity but it is funny that premium vehicle buyers need inflated designations like this because "GX340t" won't get their d*cks hard. Although Lexus isn't alone in this, it's even better here because they went from GX470 to GX460 back in 2009 and no one died over the decrease. The IS500 and LC500 are still matched to their displacement but maybe they'd sell more if it was called LC650? 🤔
  • ToolGuy Q: Is it time for ToolGuy the non-early adopter to purchase an EV for long-term ownership?A: No, it is not.(Get this stuff ironed out and I'll be back later.)
  • Theflyersfan Why take the effort to cover the back plate when the front plate is visible in a couple shots?