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Summer 2013 Auto Sales Recap

by Diminished Value Car Appraiser on September 4, 2013

Automotive-Logos-Car-CompaniesAugust capped a solid summer for the auto industry showing the strength of the overall market. Not only have automakers sold more light vehicles in the first eight months this year (10.6 million) than in all of 2009 (10.4 million), but last month’s 1.5 million sales topped the unit volume of every August since — get this — 2003.

Among major players, the only automakers without a double-digit August sales increase were Volkswagen Group of America, up 4 percent, and Hyundai-Kia America, 6 percent higher. Both comparisons were to strong year-ago volume.

Winners and Losers

% change in sales among major brands from August 2012

 

Winners Aug. Winners 8 mos. Losers Aug. Losers 8 mos.
1 Jaguar 67% 1 Cadillac 32% 1 Volvo -13% 1 Infiniti -7%
2 BMW division 46% 2 Jaguar 30% 2 Volkswagen division -2% 2 Lincoln -6%
3 Subaru 45% 3 Subaru 29%   2 Volvo -6%
4 Cadillac 38% 4 Porsche 28%   4 Jeep -3%
5 Buick 37% 5 Ram 25%   5 Kia -2%

 

 

Top selling cars

Aug. 8 mos.
1 Toyota Camry 44,713 Toyota Camry 287,119
2 Honda Civic 39,458 Honda Accord 256,926
3 Honda Accord 38,559 Honda Civic 230,578
4 Nissan Altima 30,976 Nissan Altima 228,297
5 Toyota Prius 27,358 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 210,296
6 Toyota Corolla/Matrix 26,861 Ford Fusion 206,321
7 Hyundai Elantra 24,700 Chevrolet Cruze 183,045
8 Ford Fusion 24,653 Hyundai Elantra 174,902
9 Chevrolet Cruze 23,909 Ford Focus 171,921
10 Ford Focus 20,372 Toyota Prius 170,866

Top selling light trucks

Aug. 8 mos.
1 Ford F series 71,115 Ford F series 499,050
2 Chevrolet Silverado 43,603 Chevrolet Silverado 328,269
3 Honda CR-V 34,654 Ram 234,642
4 Ram 33,009 Honda CR-V 207,643
5 Ford Escape 26,714 Ford Escape 205,683
6 Chevrolet Equinox 25,073 Chevrolet Equinox 169,977
7 Toyota RAV4 23,502 Toyota RAV4 144,314
8 GMC Sierra 18,017 Ford Explorer 130,969
9 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17,976 GMC Sierra 122,232
10 Nissan Rogue 17,273 Jeep Grand Cherokee 113,791

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