June 2012 U.S. Auto Sales By Brand


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Americans purchased or leased 1.3 million new vehicles in June 2012 as the market grew slightly more than anticipated. Thanks in part to strong end-of-month July 4th celebratory deals, Ford was by far the best-selling automotive brand in America, although that’s nothing abnormal. General Motors was the leading conglomerate, as usual. Mercedes-Benz, even without its Sprinter vans, outsold its nearest luxury rival, BMW.

The Chrysler Group’s early June 2012 auto sales report includes some startlingly strong Jeep sales figures and tremendous year-over-year growth at the Chrysler brand. For the second consecutive month, Jeep set an all-time Wrangler monthly sales record. Chrysler 300 sales, meanwhile, jumped 179%.

U.S. June 2012 auto brand market share chart
U.S. Auto Brand Market Share In June
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In no previous year has Hyundai ever sold this many new vehicles in June. Ford sales rose in June with great help from the Escape, Explorer, Fusion, and Mustang, but overall Ford sales growth didn’t match the industry’s upward march. The number of Buicks sold in June mask what still amounts to a worse first-half than Buick enjoyed a year ago. Cadillac sales plunged. Chevrolet Caprice PPV sales took off as the whole Bowtie brand jumped 15%. Toyota Motor Corp. sales skyrocketed in June 2012 compared with the same period a year ago. Remember, ToMoCo sales had fallen 21% year-over-year last June.

U.S. June 2012 luxury auto brand market share chart
U.S. Luxury Auto Brand Market Share In June,
Even Though Chart Says It’s May

No automaker fell harder than Mitsubishi, a brand which is attempting to attract buyers with a shrinking lineup. Jaguar sales plunged 26%. No other brand posted a decline. 

Numerous Japanese brands, from Toyota to Honda to Subaru, Lexus, Acura, Infiniti, Scion, posted improvements greater than 40%. None of those increases matched the achievement of Mercedes-Benz’s smart division. Sales of the two-seat city car jumped 208%. Fiat sales shot up 122%, as the 500 and 500C outsold their direct Mini rivals, the Hardtop and Convertible, by 864 units.

Toyota’s Camry, the best-selling car in America, was up 50% in June 2012. The best-selling truck and SUV in America were both Fords.

The first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home – which is also visible at the top right of this page – can be clicked through to find historical and current monthly (and yearly) sales figures for every vehicle currently on sale in North America.

Updated @ 5:40 PM AT On 07.03.2012

Rank
Automaker
June 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
199,660
+ 7.3%
1,098,421
+ 6.9%
#2
Chevrolet
180,098
+ 14.8%
961,662
+ 6.3%
#3
Toyota
149,373
+ 54.5%
902,843
+ 29.3%
#4
Honda
109,438
+ 45.6%
628,046
+ 14.9%
#5
Nissan
81,801
+ 24.6%
523,344
+ 14.3%
#6
Hyundai
63,813
+ 7.8%
356,669
+ 10.5%
#7
Kia
51,326
+ 13.9%
288,707
+ 17.8%
#8
Jeep
44,519
+ 23.3%
241,547
+ 27.9%
#9
Dodge
44,315
+ 2.1%
261,578
+ 13.8%
#10
Volkswagen
38,170
+ 34.2%
208,725
+ 35.4%
#11
GMC
37,677
+ 14.9%
201,041
+ 7.3%
#12
Subaru
27,702
+ 40.0%
164,304
+ 24.4%
#13
Chrysler
26,863
+ 62.5%
167,754
+ 74.6%
#14
Ram
25,110
+ 11.4%
142,483
+ 18.6%
#15
Mercedes-Benz
24,371
+ 8.0%
137,877
+ 16.8%
#16
BMW
21,725
+ 0.4%
126,504
+ 11.3%
#17
Lexus
20,022
+ 85.9%
108,132
+ 22.9%
#18
Buick
18,851
+ 26.8%
90,198
– 3.6%
#19
Mazda
19,911
+ 3.1%
143,797
+ 17.5%
#20
Acura
15,370
+ 76.5%
72,936
+ 20.2%
#21
Audi
12,664
+ 26.0%
65,158
+ 16.5%
#22
Cadillac
12,124
+ 11.6%
62,812
– 17.5%
#23
Infiniti
10,436
+ 66.2%
54,377
+ 15.0%
#24
Scion
8400
+ 143%
35,121
+ 31.9%
#25
Lincoln
7544
+ 2.5%
41,962
– 0.1%
#26
Volvo
7107
+ 0.1%
34,618
– 4.6%
#27
Mini
5994
+ 14.7%
32,059
+ 7.5%
#28
Mitsubishi
5411
– 35.0%
32,873
– 25.5%
#29
Fiat
4004
+ 122%
20,706
+ 319%
#30
Land Rover
3602
+ 14.3%
20,991
+ 21.4%
#31
Porsche
3002
+ 17.9%
16,450
+ 5.8%
#32
Suzuki
2299
+ 0.9%
12,994
+ 3.0%
#33
Jaguar
1030
– 25.8%
6506
+ 1.5%
#34
smart
1017
+ 208%
4748
+ 85.8%
#35
Maserati
228
+ 20.6%
1288
+ 17.4%
#36
Bentley
223
+ 25.3%
1077
+ 27.8%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
General Motors
248,750
+ 15.5%
1,315,713
+ 4.3%
Ford
Motor Company
207,204
+ 7.1%
1,140,383
+ 6.6%
Toyota
Motor Corporation
177,795
+ 60.3%
1,046,095
+ 28.7%
Chrysler Group
144,811
+ 20.3%
834,068
+ 30.3%
American Honda
124,808
+ 48.8%
700,982
+ 15.4%
Hyundai-Kia
115,139
+ 10.4%
645,376
+ 13.6%
Nissan USA
92,237
+ 28.2%
577,721
+ 14.4%
Volkswagen
Group & Porsche
54,059
+ 31.2%
291,410
+ 28.7%%
BMW-Mini
27,720
+ 3.2%
158,563
+ 10.5%
Mercedes-Benz/smart
25,392
+ 10.9%
142,649
+ 18.3%
Jaguar-Land Rover
4632
+ 2.0%
27,497
+ 16.0%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Total
1,285,499
+ 22.0%
7,272,096
+ 14.8%

Source: Automakers & ANDC 
Red indicates a year-over-year volume decline.
Bold highlights the so-called premium brands.

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