First Quarter 2021 National Sales Numbers (All Automakers)

First Quarter 2021 National Sales Numbers (All Automakers)
Toyota Sienna
Toyota has sold 26,578 Siennas year-to-date, up from 11,876 in Q1 of 2020. The all-new 2021 Sienna went on sale last fall. Credit: Toyota.

We finally got the first quarter 2021 sales numbers, with all automakers except Jaguar Land Rover reporting as of today. Not sure why they can't get it together like the rest, but it is what it is.

These numbers will look skewed when compared to first quarter of 2020, as Covid-19 took over the auto industry in early March 2020. Assembly plants closed, dealerships were closed or severely limited. The public was scared and unsure how safe it was to go car shopping. All this wreaked havoc on March 2020 sales.

This March was a different story. Pent-up demand got people out as America started to reopen. Although there were spot shortages in new vehicles, the incentives were strong and the used car market went sky-high, making it easier for people to trade.

Of significance, for the first time in a long time, Toyota was the sales leader for Q1, edging out Ford by a pretty good margin. This will be interesting to watch for the balance of the year.

I've got the first quarter 2021 numbers for you, by automaker, and how they fared versus a year ago, but again, no conclusions can be drawn by that comparison.

 
Toyota 528,813 Up 22%
Ford 492,301 Up 1%
Chevy 425,106 Down 2%
Honda 309,203 Up 14%
Nissan 266,482 Up 15%
Jeep 197,545 Up 8%
Hyundai 175,352 Up 30%
Ram 162,920 Up 16%
Subaru 160,426 Up 23%
Kia 159,550 Up 16%
GMC 131,239 Up 10%
VW 90,853 Up 21%
Mazda 83,258 Up 23%
Mercedes-Benz 78,256 Up 15.5%
Lexus 74,253 Up 32%
BMW 71,433 Up 20%
Dodge 63,988 Down 28%
Audi 54,840 Up 33%
Buick 45,783 Up 35%
Chrysler 39,737 Up 32%
Acura 37,888 Up 33%
Cadillac 37,277 Up 23%
Mitsubishi 28,231 Down 21%
Volvo 27,239 Up 40%
Lincoln 25,410 Down 1%
Infiniti 19,071 Down 25%
Porsche 17,368 Up 45%
Genesis 8,222 Up 107%
Mini 6,285 Up 20%
Alfa Romeo 4,646 Up 25%
Maserati 1,570 Up 3%
Fiat 815 Down 28%
Bentley 660 Down 7%
Lamborghini 640 Up 13%
Rolls-Royce 330 Up 5%
McLaren 300 Down 17%