In America, Ford ended the first seven months of 2011 with a 149,961-unit lead over Chevrolet, its nearest rival. Toyota was down 6.2% year-to-date (down 22.8% in July) while July’s fifth-ranked brand, Honda, was down 28.5% and 2.4% year-to-date. Through July, America’s best-selling premium brand was Mercedes-Benz, but July was in fact BMW’s month as the Munich-based brand beat the Stuttgart-based brand by 671 vehicles. The U.S. Auto Sales By Brand post for July is here.
Meanwhile, Ford continued to be the top selling brand in Canada. The Blue Oval’s year-to-date lead over Dodge/Ram expanded to 56,335 units. As in the United States, BMW beat Mercedes-Benz in July but still ended the month behind on year-to-date terms. Ford/Lincoln and Chrysler Canada both held greater market share than General Motors in July.
Check out August 2010’s U.S. auto sales data here; August 2010’s Canadian sales stats here. Now you can consider yourself ready to drink in August’s data. You’re now asking why there are pictures of the Ferrari 458 Spider all over this post. You should be asking, “Why aren’t there always pictures of the Ferrari 458 Spider plastered all over GoodCarBadCar?”