September National Car Sales Results – Car Pro News

Toyota Motor Corporation, Honda, and Volkswagen AG’s VW brand continued to post robust U.S. sales increases while deliveries at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. were flat in September, a month that generated more steady gains for the industry.
Toyota said combined sales at Toyota, Lexus and Scion jumped 42 percent. It was the second consecutive month deliveries rose 40 percent or more as the automaker continues to rebound strongly from last year’s earthquake in Japan.
The Toyota division posted a 41 percent increase, helped by passenger car sales, while Scion demand rose 76 percent and Lexus deliveries advanced 36 percent.
Sales were strong all month beginning with the Labor Day holiday, Toyota said.
At Honda, sales jumped 31 percent, with the Honda brand up 29 percent and Acura posting a 44 percent increase in volume last month. Demand for the Honda Civic and Accord soared 57 percent, Honda said, while CR-V deliveries advanced 14 percent. It was the fifth straight month that Honda’s U.S. sales gain topped 30 percent.
Volkswagen reported sales at the VW brand climbed 38 percent and boasted it expects to continue to outperform the industry during the fourth quarter. At Kia, sales rose 35 percent to 48,105 last month; the automaker remains on track to set an annual U.S. sales record in 2012.
Detroit’s two biggest automakers cited lower truck volume, a traditional stronghold. Sales were down less than a percent at Ford and up just 1.5 percent at GM.
Chrysler Group posted a 12 percent rise in U.S. sales last month, helped by a 27 percent increase in car deliveries and big gains at the Fiat and Dodge brands.
Hyundai brand sales rose 15 percent to 60,025 last month, marking its biggest gain since February, according to a Twitter post by CEO John Krafcik.
At Nissan Motor Co., sales slipped 1.1 percent, with the Nissan division down 2.4 percent and Infiniti advancing 11.4 percent.
Audi said volume rose 27 percent to 12,302 last month and said it remains on track to set an annual sales record in the United States for 2012.
The BMW Group reported a 3.5-percent increase in September sales, with volume flat at the BMW brand and Mini posting a 23 percent increase in deliveries.
Total sales for September ended up at 1,188,899 versus September of 2011 at 1,053,070, an increase of 13%. Through the first 9 months of the year, sales stand at 10,900,131 an increase of 15% over a year ago.


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