July 2012 U.S. Auto Sales By Brand


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The U.S. auto industry made 9% gains in July 2012 as the market for new cars and trucks and SUVs continued to improve amidst peristent economic uncertainty. As expected, the three Japanese giants – Toyota, Honda, and Nissan – posted big year-over-year improvements, but the Chrysler group also surged while GM and Ford slid.

Retail operations weren’t to lackluster from the two bigger Detroit corporations. In fact, Ford retail sales were up 2%. Meanwhile, at GM, fleet sales were down 15%.

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The table below is now completely full with 36 different brands. Mercedes-Benz led the way among premium producers. Ford’s 165.6K output propelled it to a 27K-unit lead. Mitsubishi fell the hardest. smart climbed the farthest, relative to its own July 2011 performance. Scion, with help from a new sports car which happens to be its most popular model, climbed the farthest among non-ultra-niche brands. Dodge, Infiniti, and Honda made huge gains, as well.

Through seven months, America’s new vehicle market is running at a pace that’s some 14% better than last year. ToMoCo alone added 267,404 extra sales.

You can access a free database full of historical monthly and yearly sales figures for every model on sale in America through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or near the top right of this page. U.S. best seller lists for cars, trucks, and SUVs will also be published later this afternoon. Keep hitting refresh.

Updated 08.01.2012 @ 5:42 PM AT

Rank
Automaker
July 2012

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
166,507
– 3.5%
1,264,928
+ 5.4%

   #2

Toyota
139,759
+ 23.9%
1,042,602
+ 28.6%
#3
Chevrolet
138,942
– 6.8%
1,100,604
+ 4.5%
#4
Honda
104,119
+ 46.4%
732,165
+ 18.5%
#5
Nissan
86,722
+ 12.3%
610,066
+ 14.1%
#6
Hyundai
62,021
+ 4.1%
418,690
+ 9.5%
#7
Kia
48,074
+ 5.6%
336,781
+ 15.9%
#8
Jeep
41,559
+ 7.4%
283,106
+ 24.4%
#9
Volkswagen
37,014
+ 27.3%
245,739
+ 34.1%
#10
Dodge
35,630
+ 58.7%
297,208
+ 12.8%
#11
GMC
34,487
– 9.0%
235,528
+ 4.5%
#12
Subaru
25,183
+ 15.9%
189,487
+ 23.2%
#13
Ram
24,398
+ 15.0%
166,881
+ 18.1%
#14
Mercedes-Benz
21,514
+ 3.7%
159,384
+ 14.9%
#15
BMW
21,297
– 0.5%
147,801
+ 9.4%
#16
Chrysler
20,792
+ 34.8%
188,546
+ 69.1%
#17
Mazda
19,318
– 7.0%
163,115
+ 13.9%
#18
Lexus
18,235
+ 25.4%
126,367
+ 23.2%
#19
Buick
14,391
– 14.7%
104,589
– 5.3%
#20
Cadillac
13,417
+ 20.7%
76,229
– 12.6%
#21
Acura
12,825
+ 36.4%
85,761
+ 22.4%
#22
Audi
11,707
+ 28.0%
76,865
+ 18.2%
#23
Infiniti
11,619
+ 56.8%
65,996
+ 20.7%
#24
Lincoln
6975
– 10.7%
48,937
– 1.8%
#25
Scion
6904
+ 97.3%
42,025
+ 39.5%
#26
Mini
5855
+ 24.3%
37,914
+ 9.8%
#27
Volvo
5717
+ 2.2%
40,333
– 3.7%
#28
Mitsubishi
4194
– 47.4%
37,067
– 28.8%
#29
Fiat
3710
+ 22.1%
24,416
+ 206%
#30
Land Rover
3320
+ 18.1%
24,311
+ 20.9%
#31
Porsche
2803
+ 1.3%
19,253
+ 5.2%
#32
Suzuki
2266
– 7.4%
15,260
– 3.7%
#33
Jaguar
1011
+ 2.7%
7517
+ 1.7%
#34
smart
780
+ 139%
5528
+ 1591%
#35
Maserati
208
+ 4.5%
1496
+ 15.4%
#36
Bentley
172
+ 21.1%
1249
+ 26.8%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
General Motors
201,237
– 6.4%
1,516,950
+ 2.7%
—-
Ford
Motor Company
173,482
– 3.8%
1,313,865
+ 5.1%
—-
Toyota
Motor Corporation
164,898
+ 26.1%
1,210,993
+ 28.3%
—-
Chrysler Group
126,089
+ 12.6%
960,157
+ 27.7%
—-
American Honda
116,944
+ 45.3%
817,926
+ 18.9%
—-
Hyundai-Kia
110,095
+ 4.8%
755,471
+ 12.3%
—-
Nissan USA
98,341
+ 16.2%
676,062
+ 14.7%
Volkswagen Group
51,696
+ 25.7%
343,106
+ 28.2%
BMW-Mini
27,152
+ 4.0%
185,715
+ 9.5%
—-
Daimler AG
22,294
+ 5.8%
164,912
+ 18.6%
—-
Jaguar-Land Rover
4331
+ 14.1%
31,828
+ 15.8%
—–
—–
—–
—–
—–
Total
1,153,759
+ 8.9%
8,425,949
+ 14.0%

Source: Automakers & ANDC

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