Skip to comments.February 2013: No Leap Day (Car sales up strongly)
Posted on 03/01/2013 5:55:03 PM PST by nascarnation
Among major automakers, Ford Motor Company (+9.33 percent) and General Motors (+7.17 percent) were the leaders, while Toyota Motor Company (+4.34) and Chrysler Group (+4.11 thanks to a +30.33-percent performance by Dodge) managed to stay positive. Nissan North America, however, fared less well, reporting a drop in year-over-year sales of -6.65 percent.
Among brands, we see many luxury marques near the top, including Bentley (+42.86 percent), Porsche (+30.53 percent), Audi (+27.77 percent), Mercedes-Benz (+23.05 percent), Cadillac (+20.34 percent) and Land Rover (+19.97 percent). If taken as a sign of a recovering economy, then the wealthier among us appear to be leading the way.
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You are confusing Daily Sales Rate with Monthly Volume.
Doubt it seriously. Channel stuffing with dealer inventories out of sight. And yes, Government Motors, baby sister Chrysler, and the rest count them as retail sales when they leave the factory.
There are probably great deals out there for the European luxury brands. I heard today that their Euro sales are down 20 percent.
Thanks for correcting me. Misread the graph.
Unsold inventories are also tracked. Only GM and Chrysler are actually ‘pipeline stuffing’. Most best-selling vehicles are in relatively short supply.