BMW GROUP U.S. Reports May 2010 Sales
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported May sales of 22,092 vehicles delivering the best result this year in spite of volume being down 3.9 percent compared to May 2009. Year-to-date, the BMW Group also reported a total sales volume of 98,254 vehicles, up five percent from the same period last year.
"We continued to successfully manage through a difficult transition period prior to the launch of key, new high volume vehicles," said Jim O'Donnell, President of BMW of North America, LLC. "The good news is we're now in that launch window with the first of these products - the all-new 5 Series - entering the market this month."
The new BMW 5 Series kicks-off a model offensive that will replace about 60 percent of BMW's current model line-up with all-new products over the next 30 months. On the MINI side, starting in 2011, MINI's product range will double from three to six creating additional growth perspectives for the premium small car brand.
BMW Brand Sales
Taking the limited availability of the 5 Series and X3 ahead of the new model launches into account, the BMW brand managed to hold its own in May selling 17,859 vehicles, a slight decrease of 2.9 percent versus last May. Year-to-date, sales increased by six percent to 81,450 units.
After the first five months of the year, BMW held onto its leading position in the important premium midsize "3 Series" segment with sales up 15.9 percent to 40,019 units accounting for almost 50 percent of BMW's overall sales volume in the U.S. BMW also kept its lead in the large luxury vehicle segment with sales of the 7 Series up 114.2 percent to 5,119 units. The BMW X5 xDrive35d continued to lead the premium diesel segment in the U.S. with 3,256 vehicles delivered to customers, up 126 percent, during the first five months of the year selling more than twice as many vehicles than its closest competitor.
BMW Pre-Owned Vehicles
In May, sales of BMW's used vehicles (including certified pre-owned vehicles) sold through BMW's dealership network increased 4.1 percent to 14,958 vehicles. Year-to-date, used vehicle sales were up 5.6 percent to 70,278 vehicles.
MINI Brand Sales
Coming from a very strong performance in May 2009, MINI USA reported sales of 4,233 cars, a decrease of 8.2 percent. Year over year, MINI showed a stable performance with 16,804 units, up 0.1 percent and continued to increase its share in a market that is still lagging other segments.
Sales BMW of North America, LLC, May 2010
May 10 May 09 % YTD YTD %
May 10 May 09
1 Series 844 1,010 -16.4% 4,492 4,575 -1.8%
3 Series 9,659 8,621 12.0% 40,019 34,525 15.9%
Z4 431 334 29.0% 1,500 459 226.8%
5 Series 2,289 3,904 -41.4% 11,981 18,050 -33.6%
6 Series 170 268 -36.6% 822 1,852 -55.6%
7 Series 624 648 -3.7% 5,119 2,390 114.2%
BMW passenger cars 14,017 14,785 -5.2% 63,933 61,851 3.4%
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X3 715 991 -27.9% 2,715 2,497 8.7%
X5 2,661 2,198 21.1% 12,712 10,825 17.4%
X6 466 409 13.9% 2,090 1,646 27.0%
BMW light trucks (SAVs) 3,842 3,598 6.8% 17,517 14,968 17.0%
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BMW brand 17,859 18,383 -2.9% 81,450 76,819 6.0%
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Cooper /S Hardtop 2,259 2,855 -20.9% 10,047 11,041 -9.0%
Cooper /S Convertible 885 766 15.5% 2,861 1,742 64.2%
Cooper /S Clubman 1,089 989 10.1% 3,896 3,997 -2.5%
MINI brand 4,233 4,610 -8.2% 16,804 16,780 0.1%
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TOTAL BMW of North
America, LLC 22,092 22,993 -3.9% 98,254 93,599 5.0%
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HERNDON, Va., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen of America, Inc. today reported May 2010 sales of 23,543 total units, for a 20.3 percent increase over May 2009, and its eleventh consecutive month of sales growth. For the year-to-date, Volkswagen's sales have risen 34.6 percent versus the same timeframe in 2009.
The sporty Tiguan compact SUV continued its popularity, once again posting its strongest month ever with 1,959 units sold, a 72.9 percent increase compared with May 2009. The Jetta SportWagen has had its best month ever with sales of 2,511, a 56 percent increase over period year.
Volkswagen's full line of award-winning TDIŽ Clean Diesel models, which includes the Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, Golf, and Touareg, again led the way among customers. The exciting and economical Jetta SportWagen TDI continued its strong performance, accounting for 86 percent of all Jetta SportWagens sold in May.
"Our strong May sales offer proof that customers are looking for clean, efficient transportation and that they have found it in Volkswagen," said Mark Barnes, Chief Operating Officer, Volkswagen of America, Inc. "Our TDI models continue to lead the way with their quality, efficiency and power – a great all-around value. As we continue to provide great quality under the hood combined with elegant design with Carefree Maintenance and no-charge scheduled maintenance for three years, 36,000 miles for all of our models, we look forward to continuing our sales momentum."
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06.02.2010 , FRANKLIN, Tenn.
NISSAN NORTH AMERICA SALES INCREASE 24.1 PERCENT IN MAY
- Nissan sales rise 24.1 percent, with 32.4 percent increase in passenger cars-
- Infiniti performance increases 24.6 percent, with all-new Infiniti M up 61.9 percent -
Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) today reported May 2010 sales of 83,764 units versus 67,489 units a year earlier, an increase of 24.1 percent, compared with May 2009. Nissan Division sales rose 24.1 percent for the month, while sales of Infiniti vehicles were 24.6 percent higher than a year before.
* Nissan vehicles posted sales of 75,673 units in May compared with 60,993 units sold in May the previous year, a 24.1 percent increase.
* May marks the Nissan division’s eighth consecutive month with a year-over-year sales increase.
* The Rogue crossover set a new May record with 8,789 units sold.
* Passenger cars showed strong performance with Versa sales up 95.6 percent, Sentra up 59.6 percent and Nissan’s volume-leading Altima up 19.2 percent to 21,950.
“Nissan’s model lineup continues to show strength, with Altima, Versa, Sentra and Rogue leading the way,” said Al Castignetti, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. “The value, performance and style of those models are resonating well with consumers and driving our brand.”
* Infiniti sales for May 2010 were 8,091 units, up 24.6 percent from the 6,496 units sold in the same month a year earlier.
* The launch of the 2011 Infiniti M continues to build momentum, with the model up 61.9 percent over last May.
* The Infiniti G lineup was up 23.6 percent (sedan sales up 16.9 percent; coupe sales up 43.4 percent).
“The all-new Infiniti M is continuing to gain momentum during its launch,” said Ben Poore, vice president, Infiniti Business Unit. “The key is consistent growth in all segments, which reflects Infiniti’s ability to attract new buyers into our showrooms.”
NOTE: To ensure consistency in global sales reporting, Nissan North America calculates monthly variances on a straight-percentage basis, unadjusted for the number of selling days. Both May 2010 and May 2009 had 26 selling days, so there is no variation between the two calculation methods.
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program 2010, whose key priorities are reducing CO2 emissions, cutting other emissions and increasing recycling. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at www.nissanusa.com and www.infinitiusa.com.
Mercedes-Benz Reports Another Strong Month With May Sales of 19,176
Sales up 26.7% for the Month and 25.8% Year-to-Date
MONTVALE, N.J., June 2
MONTVALE, N.J., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported May sales of 19,176 vehicles, an increase of 26.7%, continuing the second quarter with a 25.8% increase on a year-to-date basis.
Impressive gains were made in both the Mercedes-Benz passenger car and light-truck categories. The strongest performer of the month was the 9th generation E-Class -- which expanded to include the wagon and cabriolet models -- with sales of 5,476 (up 140.7%).
The company's flagship sedan, the S-Class, marked increased gains with sales of 1,085 (up 21.2%) and the newly introduced supercar and brand halo -- the SLS AMG -- reported strong initial sales of 168. The top performer on the luxury light truck side was the versatile M-Class SUV with sales of 2,264.
On a year-to-date basis, the company sold 87,970 new vehicles, an increase of 25.8% over last year.
Separately, through the Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned (MBCPO) program, MBUSA sold 6,964 vehicles in May; a 0.4 % decrease compared to May 2009 sales of 6,992 vehicles. Year-to-date sales for the MBCPO program were 34,898, a 5.9 % increase over 2009 year-to-date sales (32,951 vehicles) during the same timeframe.
About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Montvale, New Jersey, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz and Maybach products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse line-up in the luxury segment with 12 model lines ranging from the sporty C-Class to the flagship S-Class sedans and CL coupes.
MBUSA is also responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Vans in the US. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at www.mbusa.com and www.mbsprinterusa.com.
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ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera Gran Turismo in the United States, today announced May sales in the U.S. of 1,873 units compared to the same period last year when it sold 1,979, a decrease of just 5 percent.
Overall for May, Porsche saw a slight sales decline for the month mainly due to the fact the German car company is preparing for the launch of the next generation Cayenne model and is in the midst of a successful sell-down of its top seller. The all-new 2011 Cayenne S (V8) and Turbo models will go on sale in July, while the Cayenne and Cayenne S Hybrid models will be available this fall.
With the spring and summer season in full swing, Porsche enjoyed very robust sales of its Boxster and Boxster S roadsters. For May, the auto maker posted sales of 349 Boxsters, an increase of 52 percent above last year. This marks the best single month results for the Boxster since July of 2008. Combined with sales of 539 911s and 183 Caymans, Porsche sold a total of 1,071 sports cars.
Porsche’s new Panamera continued to record very strong sales numbers. In May, Porsche sold 605 new Panameras, among its best performances since the new four-door sports car went on sale eight months ago. The Panamera’s product portfolio will expand with the addition of the new Panamera V6, which will arrive at Porsche dealerships early this month. In 2010 alone, Porsche has sold 2,768 V8 Panameras in the U.S.
For the year, Porsche sales are slightly ahead of last year. Porsche’s overall year-to-date sales in 2010 are 8,842 compared to the same period last year when they were 8,757.
For the month, Porsche’s Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 812, compared to 693 for the same month last year.
May 2010 was a crazy month of sales for the U.S. auto industry. Would you have expected Ford Motor Company, riding high on a string of successful monthly sales performances, to announce the death of Mercury on the same day it posts nearly a 22% rise in sales? Would you have expected the four remaining "Core" brands of General Motors to outsell all eight of the company's brands from back in May 2009? Would you have expected the Toyota brand to still be on the outs with customers, posting just a 3.6-percent rise in sales in comparison to Ford (up 27.9 percent), Chevrolet (up 31.15 percent) and even Dodge (up 72.7 percent!)? And finally, would you have expected the Mustang to outsell the Camaro, something it hasn't done since the Bowtie brand's pony car arrived on the scene last year?