Car Pro April National Auto Sales Report     

2006 Ford Ranger

As I predicted, it wasn’t a great month for auto sales in April. One issue was this year there were two fewer selling days than in 2017, and that can make a big difference.

The industry shows to be down 4.8%, but who really knows? I reported last month in our newsletter that General Motors was only going to report sales quarterly.  This is the first month for the non-reporting, which I consider to be cowardly, but that is just me.

Nissan took a hard hit in April, down 28% from a year ago.  Even the red-hot Rogue fell 14%.  Since the beginning of the year, Nissan has hinted it was going to cut back on fleet sales, which may be why it was off by such a large margin.

2018 Nisasn Rogue

Nissan Rogue sales fell 14% in April. Credit: Nissan

Ford was off 4.3%, Fiat Chrysler was up 4.5% mainly on the strength of Jeep sales, Toyota was down 4.7%, Honda was off 9.2% and Subaru was up 1.5%, mostly due to the Crosstrek.

Top Brands for the Month of April:

  • Ford:  195,338
  • Toyota:  170,706
  • Honda:  113,813
  • Jeep:  82,641
  • Nissan:  78,804
  • Hyundai:  55,035
  • Subaru:  53,170
  • Kia:  50,585
  • Ram:  43,074
  • Dodge:  40,994
  • Mercedes-Benz:  30,522
  • Volkswagen:  28,794
  • BMW:  23,482
  • Mazda:  23,056
  • Lexus:  21,462
  • Audi:  19,104
  • Chrysler:  14,189
  • Acura:  11,888
  • Infiniti:  8,960
  • Lincoln:  8,518
  • Volvo:  8,333
  • Mitsubishi:  7,990
  • Land Rover:  6,448
  • Porsche:  5,570
  • Mini:  3,731
  • Jaguar:  2,019
  • Alfa Romero:  1,847
  • Fiat:  1,404
  • Genesis:  1,028
  • Maserati:  950
  • Bentley:  185
  • Smart:  83

Photo Credit: Ford

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