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Old 09-02-13, 08:48 PM   #1
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http://business.time.com/2013/08/29/...new-car-sales/

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/08/29/s...op-15-5m-2013/

All early reports show an amazing month for auto sales.
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Old 09-02-13, 09:28 PM   #3
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Looks to be a big month for Nissan, Honda, Chrysler as they made the biggest jumps YOY.

o General Motors is enjoying its highest sales since Sept. 2008
o Honda's sales are its highest since August 2009
o Chrysler enjoyed its second highest sales month this year

And incentive spending all down from last month.

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all blowing out the '13s to make way for the '14s.
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all blowing out the '13s to make way for the '14s.
it is same every august... this is why sales are compared YoY.
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it is same every august... this is why sales are compared YoY.
exactly. but i think the public knows the interest rates (and inflation) in the u.s. aren't likely to stay this low for much longer which is why sales are so good.
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exactly. but i think the public knows the interest rates (and inflation) in the u.s. aren't likely to stay this low for much longer which is why sales are so good.
Incentive spending is down compared to last month. I think the good sales are due largely to good vehicles being produced. With the 2 most competitive segments (mid-size and CUVs), there are some great great stars in those segments. The consumers have a lot of choices to choose from, and to buy.
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Incentive spending is down compared to last month. I think the good sales are due largely to good vehicles being produced. With the 2 most competitive segments (mid-size and CUVs), there are some great great stars in those segments. The consumers have a lot of choices to choose from, and to buy.
its due to economy obviously being in better shape and customers not buying cars for 4-5 years, which means now US has the olderst fleet in the history... they keep repeating this in the PR's, so it is nothing new really.

People have old cars, have jobs and want to get new ones.

What is "problematic" for me personally is the fact that loans are going above 5 years... its crazy to take 7 or 9 year loan on a car!
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I will say its because of low lease rate. Who want to keep a older car and spend thousand on repair while they can get a new car every 2~3 years with full warranty, some brand has free maintenance too.

I never bought a new car before, but very likely to lease for my next car. Gotta keep up with some new tech!
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General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) dealers delivered 275,847 vehicles in the United States in August, up 15 percent compared with a year ago. Retail sales increased 22 percent while fleet sales were down 8 percent.

Total and retail deliveries increased by double-digits at all GM brands. In total, Cadillac was up 38 percent, Buick was up 37 percent, GMC was up 14 percent and Chevrolet was up 10 percent. Deliveries to retail customers were up 38 percent at Cadillac, 22 percent at Chevrolet, 16 percent at GMC and 24 percent at Buick. Buick’s retail sales were up for the 16 th month in row, and it was the brand’s best August since 2003. Cadillac’s retail sales were the brand’s best August since 1989.

“The 2nd half of 2013 is off to a very solid start for GM and our model-year change over and new product launches are going smoothly,” said Kurt McNeil, vice president, U.S. sales operations. “We have a lot of momentum and we feel good about the direction of the U.S. economy as we prepare to launch even more new products, including all-new heavy duty pickups and large SUVs for Chevrolet and GMC, a completely redesigned Cadillac CTS and the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.”

GM’s sales last month were the highest of 2013 and the best since September 2008, when the global financial crisis began to accelerate. Two years later, on Sept. 8, 2010, Chevrolet launched the Cruze in North America, marking the beginning of an aggressive rollout of new products that will see nearly 30 Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick and GMC nameplates either all new or redesigned by early 2014.

Since then, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt and the 2013 Cadillac ATS won the North American Car of the Year award, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala was named the top sedan in the country by a leading consumer publication, GM topped the 2013 J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Study and the company has returned to competitive levels of leasing. GM and its dealers have also embarked on a multibillion-dollar program to renovate sales and service facilities in all 50 states.

“If our 1st Cruze customer were to walk into a Chevrolet dealership today, he wouldn’t recognize the place,” McNeil said. “The same holds true for Buick-GMC and Cadillac. The cars and trucks, the sales and service experience – everything is being elevated so we can offer customers the best ownership experience in the business.”
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Ford Motor Company August U.S. retail sales increase 20 percent – best retail sales month since August 2006; total sales up 12 percent
Fusion sales achieve August sales record; strongest gains coming from the western region of the country
Led by Fiesta and C-MAX hybrids, Ford small car sales jump 30 percent, driving coastal and millennial retail share gains
F-Series sales top 70,000 vehicles for the second time this year
All-new Lincoln MKZ posts best-ever August sales
Ford announces 2013 fourth-quarter production of 785,000 vehicles, up 7 percent from 2012


DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 4, 2013 – Ford Motor Company’s August U.S. retail sales grew 20 percent – with total sales up 12 percent – for the best monthly retail performance since 2006.

With inventories remaining tight in several key segments, retail sales gains were broad-based. Car sales were up 15 percent, utilities up 16 percent and trucks up 30 percent. Ford continued to see strong growth in the coastal regions.

“Producing more Fusions at Flat Rock Assembly with its 1,400 new workers is a welcome opportunity, as Fusion showed great strength in August,” said Ken Czubay, Ford vice president, U.S. marketing, sales and service. “Small cars and hybrids continue to outpace the market in the coastal regions of the U.S., with Ford brand retail small car sales growing at more than three times the rate of the U.S. small car industry.”

Fusion had its best-ever August sales with 24,653 vehicles sold. Strongest growth for Fusion continues to be in the western region of the country, with retail sales up 63 percent.

Ford’s overall small car sales – including Fiesta, Focus and C-MAX hybrids – were up 30 percent, with combined sales of 30,148 vehicles. C-MAX hybrids contributed 44 percent of Ford’s small car growth in August. Fiesta sales increased 61 percent, for the best August Fiesta sales ever.

F-Series sales of 71,115 vehicles were up 22 percent, for the 25th consecutive monthly increase – and the second time this year sales have topped 70,000 vehicles. The last time F-Series had sales of more than 70,000 vehicles in two separate months in a calendar year was 2006.

Lincoln MKZ sales were up 10 percent to 3,652 vehicles, for a best-ever August sales month. MKZ has now reported record sales for four of the last five months.

Ford also announced it will build 785,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2013, a 7 percent increase (50,000 vehicles) from the fourth-quarter of 2012. Third-quarter production of 740,000 vehicles is unchanged from previous guidance.
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ATLANTA, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Porsche Cars North America, Inc. (PCNA), importer and distributor of Porsche sports cars, Cayenne SUVs and the Panamera four-door sports sedan line-up in the United States, today announced August 2013 sales of 3,327 vehicles, an increase of 10 percent over the same month last year and a record August in the history of PCNA. For the year, Porsche has sold 28,456 cars in the U.S., a 28 percent increase over last year's sales (22,279).
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Setting the pace was the Cayenne model line, which sold 1,435 units, up six percent over last August and a 40 percent increase year-to-date. Combined Boxster and Cayman sales were 669, compared to 394 in August 2012 (plus 70 percent). For the year, the mid-engine sports cars are up more than 200 percent. The 911 line, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, remained strong with sales of 769 units, an increase of 22 percent over the same period last year (plus 12 percent YTD).
"Announcing a historic sales month is always a great way to start a new position," commented Joe Lawrence, Executive Vice President and COO, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. The former President and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd., Lawrence joined the U.S. sales organization of Porsche on September 1. "With the new Panamera line in our dealerships this month, we are confident that we will maintain this strong pace going into the fall season," he added. "We are particularly excited about the arrival of the Panamera S E-Hybrid in November, the very first plug-in hybrid in the luxury segment, which will provide further momentum to our second-generation Gran Turismo."
Porsche Approved Certified Pre-Owned vehicle sales were 943 for August 2013, an increase of 8 percent over August 2012 (870).
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Audi reported August 2013 sales of 14,005 vehicles, a 21.5% increase over the previous August record set last year. August also stands as the brand’s 32nd consecutive month of record sales. Audi sales YTD increased 14.7% to 101,346 vehicles sold.

“Audi needed just 8 months to top 100,000 U.S. sales, a level that required a full year as recently as 2010,” said Mark Del Rosso, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Audi of America. “Previously, Audi had never approached that sales milestone in its 40-year history, proof positive of the sales momentum our brand has rapidly built in this competitive luxury market.”

Sales for August 2013 were only exceeded by the record 14,841 vehicles sold in December 2012.

Audi TDI® clean diesel vehicle sales approached the highest levels ever, proving that America’s appetite for the alternative fuel is growing. Sales of the all-new A6 TDI, A7 TDI and Q5 TDI, along with the previously introduced A8 TDI and Q7 TDI models achieved a volume of 1,180 vehicles in August. Demand for the Q7 TDI represented 25.6% of overall Q7 sales in August.

August results were bolstered by sales of Audi luxury SUVs, with the Audi Q5 luxury crossover posting a 91.6% gain in August with an all-time record 3,845 units delivered for the month. Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 55.4% to 1,478 vehicles sold for the month. Year-to-date sales for the Audi Q5 increased 43.6% while sales for the Audi Q7 increased 49.2%.

Sales of the Audi R8 soared to 65.2% for the month, as customers responded to the updated 2014 models. Audi sedan sales remained strong with the Audi A6 leading by an increase of 34.5% over the same period last year to 2,110 vehicles sold for the month.

Sales of Audi premium category vehicles (Audi A8, Audi A7, Audi A6, and Audi Q7) increased 22.0% YTD, representing 32.6% of total Audi sales year-to-date and 46.0% of the Audi year-to-date sales gain.

Audi Certified pre-owned vehicles surpassed the all-time monthly sales record with 3,651 vehicles sold. The previous record was established in June 2011 with 3,636 vehicles sold. August 2013 now stands as the top monthly CPO sales result in AoA history.
Highlights:
• Sales mix for Audi S performance variants finished the month at 16.4% for the S4 sedan; 31.9% for the S5/ RS 5; 7.8% for the S6; 15.7 % for the S7; 15.8% for the S8; 27.3% for the TTS / TT RS and TTS Roadster and 7.6% for the SQ5 crossover.
• Sales of Audi A6 increased 34.5% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 19.1% compared to previous period.
• Sales of Audi A8 increased 14.7% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 19.6% compared to previous period.
• Sales of the Audi Q5 increased 91.6% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 43.6% compared to previous period.
• Sales of the Audi Q7 increased 55.4% compared to August 2012; YTD sales grew 49.2% compared to previous period.
• Audi sold 456 allroad models in August 2013, bringing YTD sales to 3,665 of the sport wagon, a 161.0% increase compared to previous period.
• Audi R8 sales up 65.2% compared to August 2012.
• Sales mix for Audi A8 TDI finished the month at 17.4%; sales mix for the Audi Q7 TDI finish the month at 25.6%.
• The Audi A3 is being phased out in advance of the all-new A3 sedan arriving in the U.S. market next spring.
• Audi Certified pre-owned sales increased 8.5% to 3,651 vehicles in August; YTD increased 5.0% to 26,088 vehicles sold.

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AUDI US SNAPSHOT                       --YTD--
Model Line     August '13 Actual     August '12 Actual     Yr/Yr change     August '13 YTD Actual     August '12 YTD Actual     Yr/Yr change
A3     23     715     
-96.8%     849     4,944     -82.8%
A4     2,804     2,783     0.8%     23,635     23,791     -0.7%
A5     1,757     1,677     4.8%     12,977     11,411     13.7%
A6     2,110     1,569     34.5%     14,110     11,844     19.1%
A7     719     704     2.1%     5,404     5,531     -2.3%
A8     539     470     14.7%     4,090     3,419     19.6%
allroad     456     404     12.9%     3,665     1,404     161.0%
Audi Q5     3,845     2,007     91.6%     25,331     17,641     43.6%
Audi Q7     1,478     951     55.4%     9,386     6,291     49.2%
R8     76     46     65.2%     547     604     -9.4%
TT     198     201     -1.5%     1,352     1,512     -10.6%
Total Audi Sales     14,005     11,527     21.5%     101,346     88,392     14.7%
Total CPO Sales     3,651     3,366     8.5%     26,088     24,841     5.0
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