U.S. Auto Sales Results: July 2014 YTD

Timothy Cain
by Timothy Cain

Automakers reported the sales of 1.4 million new vehicles in July 2014, representing a 9% increase compared with July of last year. Among volume brands, the biggest percentage gains were achieved by Jeep, Subaru, GMC, and Ram. Jaguar, Scion, Acura, Volvo, and Volkswagen all reported losses of at least 14%. Cadillac, Honda, and Mini also posted decreased July volume relative to the same period in 2013.

U.S. demand for full-size pickups from Ford, General Motors, and Ram increased 5.3% in July 2014; the overall pickup truck market grew 3.1%. Overall new vehicle sales at Chrysler Group/FCA, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors increased 12%.

AutomakerJuly 2014July 2013% Change2014 YTD2013 YTD% ChangeAcura 12,48015,150-17.6%90,43192,131-1.8%Audi 14,61613,06411.9%98,96587,34113.3%BMW 26,40924,0439.8%183,791164,47411.7%Buick 17,68316,3937.9%131,155117,23911.9%Cadillac 15,24115,652-2.6%97,35799,331-2.0%Chevrolet 175,155162,6707.7%1,203,0631,177,8042.1%Chrysler 23,45519,978 17.4%164,523183,817 -10.5%Dodge 43,11841,986 2.7%350,042360,400 -2.9%Fiat 3,8073,783 0.6%28,77925,395 13.3%Ford 203,604 186,161 9.4% 1,424,439 1,437,609 -0.9%GMC 48,08139,35622.2%280,452260,0527.8%Honda 123,428126,289-2.3%784,913794,886-1.3%Hyundai 67,011 66,0051.5% 431,445 427,015 1.0%Infiniti 8,538 7,76210.0%67,87959,99513.1%Jaguar 1,187 1613 -26.4% 9,504 9,411 1.0%Jeep 59,58842,277 40.9%392,390271,682 44.4%Kia 52,30949,004 6.7%349,722326,355 7.2%Land Rover 4,643 4,05014.6% 30,82927,03414.0%Lexus 27,33323,03118.7% 166,022141,44617.4%Lincoln 7,8636,91913.6%52,38545,20715.9%Maserati 1132267324%65741536328%Mazda 29,23824,97717.1%185,669169,9209.3%Mercedes-Benz 27,19223,648 15.0% 178,816 165,598 8.0% Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,2141,915 15.6% 13,697 11,398 20.2% Total Mercedes-Benz 29,406 25,563 15.0% 192,513 176,996 8.8%Mini 58115950-2.3%29,96338,306-21.8%Mitsubishi 6,3495,23021.4%46,02135,56629.4%Nissan 112,914 101,27911.5%758,050673,75512.5%Porsche 43003820 12.6%27,21925,1298.3%Ram 37,69932,078 17.5%252,056207,140 21.7%Scion 5,1276,261-18.1%35,76341,261-13.3%Smart 1,35186057.1%5,9985,31912.8%Subaru 45,71435,994 27.0%283,722240,59117.9%Suzuki — — —- — 5,946 -100%Toyota 183,342 164,102 11.7% 1,179,624 1,119,478 5.4%Volkswagen 30,55335,779-14.6%209,697242,571-13.6%Volvo 4,8945,909-17.2% 34,22438,487-11.1%————— ——BMW-Mini 32,22029,9937.4%213,754202,7805.4%Chrysler Group/FCA 167,667140,102 19.7%1,187,7901,048,434 13.3%Daimler30,75726,42316.4%198,511182,3158.9%Ford Motor Company 211,467193,0809.5% 1,476,824 1,482,816 -0.4%General Motors 256,160234,0719.4%1,712,0281,654,4173.5%Honda Motor Company135,908141,439-3.9%875,344 887,017-1.3%Hyundai-Kia 119,320 115,009 3.7% 781,167 753,370 3.7%Jaguar-Land Rover 5,830 5,663 2.9%40,333 36,44510.7%Nissan Motor Company 121,452 109,04111.4%825,929733,75012.6%Toyota Motor Corporation215,802 193,394 11.6%1,381,409 1,302,185 6.1%Volkswagen Group * 49,469 52,663 -6.1% 335,881 355,041 -5.4%———————Industry Total **1,435,805 1,315,266 9.2% 9,604,694 9,148,292 5.0%

* Volkswagen Group includes sales figures for Audi, Porsche, and Volkswagen brands

** Industry total includes Automotive News sales estimates for ultra-low-volume automakers and their 1800-unit (July) Tesla sales estimate.

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  • Jimmyy Jimmyy on Aug 02, 2014

    Where is Detroit cars and CUV in top 10? Top 10 July 2014 1) Ford F Series 2) Chevrolet Silverado 3) Toyota Camry 4) Dodge Ram 5) Honda Accord 6) Toyota Corolla 7) Honda Civic 8) Honda CRV 9) Toyota RAV4 10) Nissan Altima

  • Jimmyy Jimmyy on Aug 02, 2014

    Another key point. According to wall street research, Detroit automakers are disproportionately benefiting from subprime auto lending, since lower income individuals tend to gravitate towards Detroit brands. Some analysts think Detroit purposely targets marketing toward the lower income demographic.

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    • 95_SC 95_SC on Aug 04, 2014

      What about Seoul?

  • James Hendricks The depreciation on the Turbo S is going to be epic!
  • VoGhost Key phrase: "The EV market has grown." Yup, EV sales are up yet again, contrary to what nearly every article on the topic has been claiming. It's almost as if the press gets 30% of ad revenues from oil companies and legacy ICE OEMs.
  • Leonard Ostrander Daniel J, you are making the assertion. It's up to you to produce the evidence.
  • VoGhost I remember all those years when the brilliant TTAC commenters told me over and over how easy it was for legacy automakers to switch to making EVs, and that Tesla was due to be crushed by them in just a few months.
  • D "smaller vehicles" - sorry, that's way too much common sense! Americans won't go along because clever marketing convinced us our egos need big@ss trucks, which give auto manufacturers the profit margin they want, and everybody feels vulnerable now unless they too have a huge vehicle. Lower speed limits could help, but no politician wants to push that losing policy. We'll just go on building more lanes and driving faster and faster behind our vehicle's tinted privacy glass. Visions of Slim Pickens riding a big black jacked up truck out of a B-52.
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