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May National Sales Results

May National Sales Results

May 2017 ended down just 0.5% from the May 2016 sales numbers.  Less than 1% up or down is considered essentially flat, sending good vibes throughout the auto industry. May 2016 was a very good month for auto sales, so there was some optimism to how the second half of 2017 could end.

Here are the winners and losers from last month, based on 2016 vs. 2017 May sales:

  • BMW down 11%
  • Mini down 11.6%
  • Alfa Romeo up 1988%
  • Chrysler down 1.8%
  • Dodge was up 8.4%
  • Fiat off 15.8%
  • Jeep was down 14.7%
  • Ram trucks up a strong 18.2% and outsold Chevy for the 3rd straight month
  • Maserati was up 33%
  • Ford was up 2.2% on strong F-Series truck sales
  • Lincoln was up 4.9%
  • Buick was up 28.5%
  • Cadillac was 9.2%
  • Chevy was down 3.8% on weak Silverado sales
  • GMC was off 5.2%
  • Acura was up 2.8%
  • Honda was up just slightly by .7%
  • Hyundai was off 18%
  • Kia was down 7%
  • Jaguar was up 43.9% on F-Pace sales
  • Land Rover was flat, up a little less than 1%
  • Mazda was off 7.9%
  • McLaren was down 12.3% on 57 sales
  • Mercedes was down 6.8%
  • Smart Cars were off 21.2% with 331 sales
  • Mitsubishi was up 4.5%
  • Infiniti was up 15.6%
  • Nissan was up 1.9%
  • Subaru had a good month, up 12.1%
  • Tesla was up 29.4% with 4400 sales
  • Lexus was down 4.8%
  • Toyota was up slightly at .7%
  • Volvo was up 12%
  • Audi was up 2.5%
  • Bentley was up 87.5% with 210 sales
  • Lamborghini sold 88 vehicles, up 1.1%
  • Porsche was up 5%
  • VW was up 4.3 %

May 2017 brought 1,519,793 sales versus 1,527,068 a year ago. 

For more on the ongoing war in pickup sales, don’t miss my newspaper column about why Chevy Silverado sales have been down lately.


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