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FCA US Reports May 2017 Sales

*Ram Truck brand sales up 18 percent; pickup sales increase 16 percent versus same month a year ago
*Dodge brand sales up 8 percent; five Dodge vehicles post year-over-year sales gains
*Jeep® Grand Cherokee records 14 percent increase
*All-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan posts best sales month since launch last year

June 1, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - FCA US LLC today reported sales of 193,040 units, a 1 percent decrease compared with sales in May 2016 (194,720 units).

In May, retail sales of 152,227 units were up 1 percent compared with the same month in 2016, and represented 79 percent of total sales. Fleet sales of 40,813 units were down 7 percent year over year as FCA US continues its strategy of reducing sales to the daily rental segment. Fleet sales represented 21 percent of total May sales.

The Ram Truck and Dodge brands each posted year-over-year sales increases in May, compared with the same month in 2016. Ram Truck brand sales were up 18 percent driven by the 16 percent increase in Ram pickup truck sales. Dodge brand sales were up 8 percent in May as five Dodge vehicles posted year-over-year sales gains, led by the Dodge Grand Caravan’s 58 percent increase. Jeep® Grand Cherokee sales increased 14 percent, while sales of the Jeep Wrangler were up 2 percent as well. Sales of the all-new Chrysler Pacifica minivan – the most awarded minivan of 2016 and 2017 – posted a 325 percent increase in May, compared with the same month a year ago.

http://media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=18318&mid=1
 
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Ford F-Series Hit Best May in 13 Years; Ford Brand SUVs Set Record -- up 4.2 percent; Average Transaction Prices Up Substantially; Company's U.S. Sales Up 2.2 Percent

*Ford Motor Company’s overall U.S. sales for May 2017 totaled 241,126 vehicles, a 2.2 percent gain compared to last year
*Retail results declined 0.8 percent, with 158,282 vehicle sales 
*Fleet sales totaled 82,844 vehicles, representing an 8.4 percent gain versus a year ago
*Ford’s average transaction pricing increased $2,100 last month, significantly outpacing an overall industry increase of $500*
*Ford F-Series sales of 76,027 pickups increased 12.8 percent last month, for the best May results in 13 years. F-Series also saw a $3,300 increase in average transaction pricing*
*Ford brand SUVs set May record, with 74,910 vehicles sold –up 4.2 percent versus a year ago
*Ford Explorer sales increased 20.7 percent, with 22,715 SUVs sold, marking the vehicle’s best May performance in 13 years
*Ford Expedition sales of 5,758 SUVs were up 13.9 percent last month
*Ford Edge sales increased 11.0 percent, with 13,752 vehicles sold
*Lincoln retail sales increased 9.7 percent in May, marking the brand’s 16th straight month of year-over-year sales gains

https://media.ford.com/content/dam/fordmedia/North America/US/2017/06/01/may-17-sales.pdf
 
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Strong Lineup of New Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Crossovers Drive GM’s U.S. Retail Sales Higher
2017-06-01

*Commercial sales up 14 percent; Government sales up 21 percent
*U.S. daily rental sales down 36 percent per plan
*Crossover retail sales up 19 percent

DETROIT — General Motors (NYSE: GM) today reported May U.S. retail sales of 191,388 vehicles, up slightly from last year. GM’s May retail performance was driven by exceptionally strong crossover sales at Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac.

GM’s U.S. Commercial sales in May were up 14 percent, while Government sales jumped 21 percent. Daily rental sales were down 36 percent, as planned. GM is on track to deliver its third consecutive year-over-year decline in daily rental volume.

GM’s May total sales were 237,364 vehicles, down about 1 percent from last year.

On a brand level, Buick’s U.S. retail sales in May were up 12 percent, while retail sales at Cadillac and Chevrolet were up 10 percent and less than 1 percent, respectively.

In May, GM crossovers were up 19 percent on a U.S. retail sales basis compared to last year. This strong performance was carried across all GM’s U.S. brands:

Chevrolet Equinox — up 17 percent
Chevrolet Trax — up 18 percent
Chevrolet Traverse – up 2 percent
Buick Encore — up 12 percent
Buick Envision — 3,256 deliveries in May, up significantly from last year’s launch
GMC Acadia — up 33 percent
Cadillac XT5 — up 110 percent

“As we see the industry shift to more crossovers, we are extremely well positioned to take full advantage of this dynamic,” said Kurt McNeil, U.S. vice president of Sales Operations. “We expect these launches will enable us to continue gaining retail share as we introduce more all-new compact and midsize crossovers than anyone else, including the all-new GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Traverse, Buick Enclave and the Regal TourX.”

Chevrolet dealers have begun selling the all-new Equinox with a highly efficient 1.5L engine. Additional powertrain offerings on the all-new Equinox will be available starting this summer. The all-new 2018 Traverse midsize crossover will arrive in Chevrolet dealer showrooms this summer as well.

GMC dealers will begin delivering the all-new Terrain compact crossover in late summer and Buick dealers will roll out the new Enclave midsize crossover in the fall.

http://media.gm.com/media/us/en/gm/...t/Pages/news/us/en/2017/jun/0601-gmsales.html
 
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VOLKSWAGEN OF AMERICA REPORTS MAY 2017 SALES RESULTS
Jun 1, 2017

*May sales totaled 30,014 units, an increase of 4.3 percent over May 2016
*Sales of all-new Atlas totaled 1,610 units

Herndon, VA — (June 1, 2017) Volkswagen of America, Inc. (VWoA) today reported sales of 30,014 units delivered in May 2017, a 4.3 percent increase over May 2016. With 133,861 units delivered year-to-date in 2017, the company is reporting an increase of 6.9 percent in year-over-year sales.

May 2017 also marks the start of sales for the all-new, Chattanooga, Tenn. built Atlas. Deliveries of the vehicle, which began mid-month, totaled 1,610 units.

http://media.vw.com/release/1391/
 

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Confused as to how the pacifica saw a 325% increase over last may when it was not available? :sly:
 
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Mazda Reports May Sales
All-New Mazda CX-5 Posts Record Sales Month

IRVINE, Calif. (June 1, 2017) – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) today reported May U.S. sales of 26,047 vehicles, representing a decrease of 7.9 percent versus May of last year. Year-to-date sales through May are up 0.1 percent versus last year, with 119,282 vehicles sold.

Key May sales notes:

*The Mazda CX-5 posted its best-ever May, with 11,819 vehicles sold, marking an increase of 18.9 percent year-over-year (YOY). This number includes a mix of remaining 2016.5 models and the all-new 2017 CX-5, which went on sale at the end of March.
*Momentum around the Mazda MX-5 continues, with the roadster posting a YOY increase of 22.6 percent in the month of May. Total sales, which includes both the MX-5 soft top and MX-5 RF, reached 1,226 vehicles sold in the month of May.
*Sales of the seven-passenger Mazda CX-9 rose 221.8 percent YOY with 1,982 vehicles sold in the month of May.
*Total sales of Mazda‘s CX crossover SUV line, including the CX-3, CX-5 and CX-9, were up 26.5 percent YOY with 15,338 vehicles sold in the month of May. Among CX buyers, Mazda customers continue to choose the AWD option, with 61 percent of CX-line vehicles sold in May being equipped with i-ACTIV All-Wheel Drive.

Mazda Motor de Mexico (MMdM) reported May sales of 4,209 vehicles, up 15 percent versus May of last year.

https://insidemazda.mazdausa.com/press-release/mazda-reports-may-sales/
 
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Toyota Motor North America Reports U.S. Sales for May 2017

*Total TMNA, Toyota and Lexus divisions set May sales record light trucks
*Toyota division SUVs up nearly 20 percent
*Lexus NX sees new best-ever May, up 24.3 percent

PLANO, Texas (June 1, 2017) – Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) Inc., today reported its U.S. May 2017 sales of 218,248 units, a decrease of 0.5 percent from May 2016 on a volume basis. With one more selling day in May 2017 compared to May 2016, sales were down 4.5 percent on a daily selling rate (DSR) basis.

Toyota division posted May 2017 sales of 192,847 units, up 0.1 percent on a volume basis, and down 3.9 percent on a DSR basis.

“Although down from last year, the auto industry is still enjoying a solid year in 2017, with light trucks continuing to shine,” said Jack Hollis, group vice president and general manager, Toyota division. “We continue to see the SUV segment leading the way, with a best-ever May for RAV4, Highlander, and overall light truck for the Toyota division, where inventory remains at healthy levels for our customers during the summer buying season. We are also thrilled at how well the market is accepting our newest model, the C-HR, with its first full month of sales in May, as our dealers have started to build some inventory. So far, we are seeing strong interest from a younger demographic for the C-HR, which is exciting.”

Lexus posted sales of 25,401 vehicles in May 2017, down 4.8 percent on a volume basis, and down 8.6 percent on a DSR basis.

“As we press further into 2017, Luxury Utility Vehicles continue to lead Lexus sales, with a best-ever May for the NX and our total LUV lineup,” said Jeff Bracken, Lexus group vice president and general manager. “But continued interest in utility vehicles is not our only news—sales of the LC 500 and LC 500h kicked-off in May to a great start, exceeding our expectations and allowing our new LC owners to experience amazing.”

May 2017 Highlights:

*Camry posts sales of 32,547 units
*Total TMNA, Toyota, and Lexus divisions all post new May record for light truck sales
*TMNA light trucks sales up 12.4 percent
*Toyota division light truck up more than 13 percent
*C-HR posts first full month of sales with 1,848 units
*RAV4 sales rise nearly 19 percent; a best-ever May
*Highlander up 22.5; a best-ever May
*4Runner up more than 6 percent
*Tacoma up nearly 7 percent
*Tundra up 9.6 percent
*Lexus division LUV sales up 7.5 percent
*NX sets new best-ever May, volume up 24.3 percent, and up 19.3 on DSR basis
*LX up almost 38 percent on volume, and up 32.4 percent on a DSR basis

http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/toyota+motor+north+america+reports+may+2017+sales.htm
 
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American Honda Cars and Trucks Continue Strong Balanced Sales in May

Jun 1, 2017 - TORRANCE, Calif.

*Honda HR-V sets new all-time monthly record in May, jumping 29 percent
*Honda CR-V exceeds 32,000 sales for the month to post a 9.6 percent increase
*Accord and Civic join CR-V, with each posting more than 31,000 sales for the month
*Acura TLX sales increase 8.4 percent in May after record April sales
*Acura RDX sales gain 12.8 percent in May, pushing Acura trucks to a 7.8 percent rise

American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today reported total May sales of 148,414 Honda and Acura vehicles, an increase of 0.9 percent over May 2016. Honda Division rose 0.7 percent on sales of 134,475 units, with trucks up 5.6 percent on sales of 63,650, and cars down 3.4 percent on sales of 70,825. Acura Division sales were up 2.8 percent in May, on sales of 13,939 vehicles, with trucks increasing 7.8 percent on sales of 9,456, and cars down 6.4 percent on sales of 4,483 units.

Honda
Honda is the only full-line brand experiencing sales growth thus far in 2017, with good reason: Civic and Accord are #1 and 2 in car sales for the year, with each exceeding 31,000 units in May, while HR-V and CR-V are off to a record start on the truck side. HR-V set a new all-time monthly record in May. Civic, Accord and CR-V again topped 30,000 units in May – seeking to top a combined annual total surpassing a million units for the 5th straight year. The Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is exceeding expectations as it opens new ground in the emerging fuel cell vehicle market.

*Sales of the 10th generation Honda Civic have now exceeded 500,000 units in just the 19 months since the current model went on sale in November 2015. With more than 31,000 sales in May, Civic continues as the best-selling passenger car in America on a retail basis thus far in 2017.
*Accord posted a stellar month, bucking the light truck trend with an increase of 5.0 percent on sales of 33,547 to lead Honda car sales in May.
*HR-V celebrated taking sales leadership in the subcompact SUV segment by setting a new all-time sales record in May, with a gain of 29 percent on sales of 9,533 units.
*CR-V gained 9.6 percent for the month on sales of 32,186, further cementing its SUV sales leadership in 2017.

"Honda is challenging convention demonstrating sales strength on both sides of the aisle in 2017, with Civic and Accord leading retail car sales while HR-V and CR-V set new records," said Jeff Conrad, senior vice president and general manager of the Honda Division. "Things are about to get even more exciting with the Civic Si now on sale, and the upcoming Type R providing evidence that the market still hungers for exciting, yet affordable cars."

Acura
Acura continues to show renewed momentum in the second quarter as TLX—the brand's best selling sedan—gained ground again in May after a record-setting April. Sales of Acura's sporty RDX also surged in May, joined by strong sales of MDX to push Acura trucks ahead of last year. Overall, the Acura division showed an increase of 2.8 percent on sales of 13,939 vehicles.

*TLX gained 8.4 percent in May on sales of 3,508 units, creating momentum for the refreshed 2018 TLX hitting dealer showrooms across the U.S. today.
*RDX enjoyed another strong month in a very competitive segment, rising 12.8 percent on sales of 5,149 in May.
*MDX sales were up 2.4 percent in May with 4,307 units sold, just as the company began dual sourcing production for the MDX at the company's East Liberty Plant in Ohio.
*Acura trucks were up 7.8 percent overall on sales of 9,456 units.

"With a perfect sense of timing, the redesigned 2018 Acura TLX starts sales today just as the outgoing TLX is enjoying some of its best months," said Jon Ikeda, vice president & general manager of the Acura division. "Coupled with the recently launched MDX Sport Hybrid, the Acura brand is building renewed energy through the brand's distinctive performance direction."

http://hondanews.com/releases/american-honda-cars-and-trucks-continue-strong-balanced-sales-in-may
 

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It's interesting that the Atlas almost matched the CX-9 in sales, despite it being in short supply and only available for a couple of weeks.
 

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It's interesting that the Atlas almost matched the CX-9 in sales, despite it being in short supply and only available for a couple of weeks.
1st VW suv that actually hits the mark for US market desires/expectations.
It should sell well.
Hopefully they can maintain that momentum.
 
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Nissan Group reports May 2017 U.S. sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2017 of 137,471 units, an increase of 3 percent over the prior year.

Nissan highlights:

*Nissan Division finished May with 124,957 sales, up 2 percent.
*Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a May record, up 22 percent.
*Sales of the Rogue crossover set a May record with sales 32,533, up 19 percent.
*Nissan Titan sales increased 436 percent to 4,937.
*Nissan Armada sales climbed to 2,487, up 213 percent.
*Nissan’s commercial van models, NV and NV200, each set May records.

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-group-reports-may-2017-u-s-sales
 

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Confused as to how the pacifica saw a 325% increase over last may when it was not available? :sly:
They are probably comparing it to the sales of the Town & Country. It is not uncommon for companies to benchmark sales of a new nameplate
against the model it has replaced.
 

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Nissan Group reports May 2017 U.S. sales

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan Group today announced total U.S. sales for May 2017 of 137,471 units, an increase of 3 percent over the prior year.

Nissan highlights:

*Nissan Division finished May with 124,957 sales, up 2 percent.
*Overall sales of Nissan crossovers, trucks and SUVs set a May record, up 22 percent.
*Sales of the Rogue crossover set a May record with sales 32,533, up 19 percent.
*Nissan Titan sales increased 436 percent to 4,937.
*Nissan Armada sales climbed to 2,487, up 213 percent.
*Nissan’s commercial van models, NV and NV200, each set May records.

http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/releases/nissan-group-reports-may-2017-u-s-sales
Nissan is really seeing success with those Armadas. I'm a big fan.
 

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◾Malibu and Camaro were up 40 percent and 6 percent, respectively.
Malibu had its best month since October 1980.
◾Equinox, Traverse and Trax were up 17 percent, 2 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
◾Chevrolet had its best year to date performance for crossovers ever.
◾Chevrolet dealers sold 1,438 Bolt EVs to retail customers, the best month ever for the game-changing EV.
Malibu had its best month since October 1980!
Chevy seems to have finally gotten the Malibu right.
After many half-hearted attempts, the mid-sized Chevy seems to have found its stride.
The current one looks great, and seems to be selling very well.
 
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