Early November 2014 U.S. sales results from Chrysler Group were as expected: much better than they were one year ago. Thanks to strong Jeep SUV sales and surging Ram truck volume, the Chrysler Group has been in rude health in calendar year 2014.
Ford Motor Company sales declined in November 2014 despite a 12% uptick among Ford brand utilities (Escape up 22%), as F-Series sales fell 10% and overall car sales slid 5%.
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General Motors, the largest seller of automobiles in the United States, sold 6.5% more new vehicles this November than in November 2013 as Buick (up 27%), Chevrolet (up 3%), and GMC (up 23%) posted meaningful gains. Cadillac was down 19%. Chevrolet sold 2366 Colorados; GMC sold 854 Canyons.
Honda brand sales grew 5% in November 2014 despite losses from the Accord and Civic, the brand’s traditional top sellers. For the second consecutive month, the CR-V (up 38%) was the brand’s top seller, instead, and now leads the Civic on year-to-date terms.
Toyota brand sales rose 3.1% in November 2014, a month in which Lexus outsold Cadillac by more than two-to-one, even as Toyota’s top-selling Camry declined. Corolla sales jumped 14%; RAV4 volume was up 9%.
Therefore, with mostly strong results from the majority of big manufacturers, it’s not surprising to see the industry as a whole achieve a high-volume November. 1.3 million new vehicles were sold last month, a 5% year-over-year improvement. Ram was America’s fastest-growing volume brand. Scion’s decline was worst. 44.8% of the new vehicles sold left GM, Ford, and Chrysler Group showrooms.
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Source: Automakers & ANDC Red font indicates declining year-over-year volume * Does not include Lamborghini ^ Excluding Sprinter: up 0.6% to 34,578 in November; up 6.0% to 296,382 YTD. ‡ Automotive News estimate
Volkswagen USA reported increased volume for the second consecutive month. It’s not a sign that sales are strong, but it may mark the end of a long period of decline. Jetta sedan sales jumped 32%. Total Golf sales were up 78% to 3993 units. Volkswagen’s Audi brand was up 22% on strong A3 sales and a 17% improvement from the brand’s best-selling model, the Q5.
Nissan’s upscale Infiniti division slid 13% in November 2014 as the company’s two entry-level sedans, the Q50 and its Q40 successor, plunged 28% and 27%, respectively. Nissan itself, meanwhile, slid 3% as the brand’s car sales fell 7%. Rogue volume was up 6% to 15,067 units.
Subaru sold more than 45,000 vehicles in November 2014, the brand’s ninth month with more than 40,000 sales this year. Subaru USA only put up two such months last year. Mazda, a much smaller Japanese automaker, reported increases with their 3, 6, CX-5, and CX-9 but a 58% loss from the 2, a 39% drop in 5 sales, and a 34% decline in MX-5 volume. Mitsubishi, an even smaller Japanese automaker, generated 41% of the brand’s volume with the Outlander Sport, which was up 30% in November.
Although BMW’s Mini sales jumped nearly 10% in November 2014 as supply of their third new Mini finalls ramps up, the BMW brand itself was down 2%, a loss of 733 units. The results are more than flipped on year-to-date terms.
BMW now leads Mercedes-Benz by just 1830 units in the race to end 2014 as America’s top-selling premium auto brand. In November, Mercedes-Benz (excluding Sprinter vans) outsold BMW by 3559 units and Lexus by 7106.
Hyundai USA volume dropped by 2333 units in November 2014 as the Accent, Elantra, Azera, Veloster, and Equus all declined. The new Sonata was up 12%. Hyundai’s partner brand, Kia, was down 1% thanks to big losses from the Sportage and Soul, despite meaningful gains from the Forte, Optima, and Sedona.