U.S. Auto Sales Results: October 2014 YTD

Timothy Cain
by Timothy Cain

We weren’t going to see rapid growth month after month after month. Indeed, monthly year-over-year improvements for the industry as a whole averaged 7.6% over the last four months. The U.S. auto industry was up 6% in October 2014 as a handful of automakers reported big gains, and a handful struggled to match last year’s pace.

The Chrysler Group was up 22%, for example, but inside that total was Dodge’s 8% decline and Jeep’s 52% improvement. GM sales were level despite Buick’s 6.5% increase and Cadillac’s 8% decrease.

AutomakerOctober 2014October 2013% Change2014 YTD2013 YTD% ChangeAcura 15,42714,2967.9%135,177135,1260.04%Audi 15,15013,00116.5%146,133127,41214.7%BMW 30,60227,57411.0%267,193238,46912.0%Buick 18,69917,5556.5%189,463175,0588.2%Cadillac 13,61514,792-8.0%141,452148,206-4.6%Chevrolet 155,965155,2140.5%1,698,8311,648,5433.1%Chrysler 27,54623,45217.5%250,612261,198-4.1%Dodge 41,51245,314-8.4%485,469507,148-4.3%Fiat 3,7253,674 1.4%39,22636,4167.7%Ford 179,014 184,136-2.8% 1,988,941 2,011,956 -1.1%GMC 38,54038,841-0.8%404,961372,0548.8%Honda 105,745100,2425.5%1,146,6001,138,424 0.7%Hyundai 50,08153,555 -6.5%607,539601,7731.0%Infiniti 9,0459,152-1.2%93,92590,0714.3%Jaguar 1,0071,515-33.5% 12,83713,962-8.1%Jeep 55,19836,369 51.8%571,585391,76445.9%Kia 44,694 39,75412.4%489,711 456,1377.4%Land Rover 3,6434,286 -15.0%42,06739,6456.1%Lexus 23,35522,7192.8%244,038213,47914.3%Lincoln 8,8837,13124.6%76,67166,98314.5%Maserati 1,203587105%10,3282,828265%Mazda 18,79819,737-4.8%259,751240,228 8.1%Mercedes-Benz 28,59330,069-4.9%261,804245,1256.8%Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2,1402,0385.0%19,92516,97817.4%Total Mercedes-Benz 30,733 32,107 -4.3% 281,729 262,103 7.5%Mini 5,3005,700-7.0%44,48855,335-19.6%Mitsubishi 6,199 4,972 24.7% 64,564 49,953 29.2%Nissan 94,07281,86614.9%1,072,464942,06313.8%Porsche 3,6673,562 2.9%39,03335,111 11.2%Ram 42,49931,264 35.9%379,647300,56026.3%Scion 4,1824,940-15.3%50,28559,030-14.8%Smart 58551314.0%8,6657,45016.3%Subaru 43,01234,48324.7%418,497347,89020.3%Suzuki ————5,946-100%Toyota 153,043 141,3178.3%1,681,045 1,594,646 5.4%Volkswagen 30,31328,1297.8%301,187342,962-12.2%Volvo 3,972 3,919 1.4% 47,823 52,112-8.2%————— ——BMW-Mini 35,90233,2747.9%311,681293,8046.1%Chrysler Group/FCA 170,480140,08321.7%1,726,5391,497,08615.3%Daimler 31,31832,620-4.0%290,394269,5537.7%Ford Motor Company 187,897 191,267 -1.8%2,065,612 2,078,939 -0.6%General Motors 226,819226,4020.2%2,434,7072,343,8613.9%Honda Motor Company121,172114,5385.8%1,281,777 1,273,5500.6%Hyundai-Kia 94,775 93,309 1.6% 1,097,250 1,057,910

3.7%

Jaguar-Land Rover 4,6505,801 -19.8%54,904 53,6072.4%Nissan Motor Company 103,11791,01813.3%1,166,3891,032,13413.0%Toyota Motor Corporation 180,580168,9766.9%1,975,368 1,867,1555.8%Volkswagen Group * 49,189 45,032 9.2% 488,621 507,784 -3.8%———————Industry Total1,281,132 1,207,516 6.1% 13,717,987 12,997,862 5.5%

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

** Industry total includes Automotive News sales estimates for ultra-low-volume automakers and their 1400-unit (October) Tesla sales estimate.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures.

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  • Stingray65 Stingray65 on Nov 04, 2014

    Mainstream VW cannot be happy to have luxury brands BMW and MB breathing down their necks for the title of top selling Euro brand.

  • Zerofoo Zerofoo on Nov 05, 2014

    A willy's Jeep Unlimited is about the only interesting vehicle out there right now. Everything else (apart from maybe a model S) is simply boring. When seemingly every vehicle on the road is a "me-too" CUV or economy sedan, the Jeep Wrangler is a bit different and interesting. Hopefully Marchionne and company won't mess up the next one.

  • Lorenzo Subaru had the ideal wagon - in 1995. The Legacy Outback was a straight two-box design with rear quarter and back windows you could see out of, and was available in brown with a 5-speed manual, as God and TTAC commenters intended. It's nice they're not raising prices, but when you've lost the plot, does it matter?
  • Bkojote Remember a month a go when Cleveland wanted to create a more walkable Cleveland and TTAC's 'BIG GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM' dumbest and dullest all collectively crapped their diapers? Here's the thing- look on any American highway and it's littered with people who don't /want/ to be driving or shouldn't be. Look at every Becky on her phone during the morning commute in her Tucson, look at every Brad aggro driving his 84 month loan GMC. Hell look how many drivers nowadays can't even operate a headlight switch. You expect these people to understand a stoplight? In my neighborhood alone 4 people have been rear ended at lights from someone on their phone. Distracted driving over the past 10 years has spiked, and it's only going to get worse unless Becky has an alternative, because no judge is going to pull her license when 'she needs it to get to work!' but heaven forbid she not check fb/tiktok for 40 minutes a day.
  • Scott Shouldn't the The Italian Minister for Business be criticizing The Milano for being too ugly to be Italian?Better use of resources doing that....
  • Steve Biro Frankly, while I can do without Eyesight and automatic start-stop, there is generally less B-S with Subarus in terms of design, utility and off-road chops than with many other brands. I just hope that when they adopt Toyota’s hybrid system, they’ll also use Toyota’s eCVT.
  • The Oracle These are all over the roads in droves here in WNC. Rarely see one on the side of the road, they are wildly popular, capable, and reliable. There is a market for utilitarian vehicles.
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