U.S. Auto Sales Results: October 2014 YTD

Timothy Cain
by Timothy Cain
u s auto sales results october 2014 ytd

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


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.

  • VoGhost So, it's a slow, expensive, cramped Plaid with less range?
  • Dukeisduke Why the hell doesn't Farley just resign? Why hasn't Bill Ford fired him? I lay all this at Farley's feet.
  • Dukeisduke I tried watching the livestream (I'm a MT+ subscriber), but after 15 minutes of jawing by the presenters, I got bored and turned it off. I may watch it this weekend, when I can fast forward through that stuff, to get to the reveal.
  • Dukeisduke Electric power steering, I assume. First-gen Chevy Cruzes can suffer from similar issues, usually traceable to a flaky battery negative cable, a $10 OEM part. Weird, huh?
  • Kwik_Shift Once 15 Minute Cities start to be rolled out, you won't be far enough away from home to worry about range anxiety.