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USA October 2012: Ford F-Series up, Subaru breaks record

Ford F150

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New light vehicle sales are up a solid 7% in October to 1,092,205 units (albeit down from +13% in September), bringing the year-to-date total to just under 12 million, up 14% on 2011. The effects of Superstorm Sandy on October sales are minimal but will be substantial in November. Among major brands, Subaru is up 30% year-on-year and has already broken its all-time annual sales record after just 10 months at 271,582, Volkswagen is up 22% and delivers its best October since 1972, BMW is up 21% and Dodge up 20%.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

For its part Toyota is up 17%, Audi is up 14% and delivers its 22nd consecutive record month, Kia is up 13% (all-time October record), Chevrolet up 3% and Ford up 1% but Hyundai is down 4% and Nissan down 6%. It's the 15th time in a row the Ford F-Series delivers year-on-year growth at +8% to 56,497 sales, and the third month in a row at #2 for the Chevrolet Silverado at 38,739 units, 8,813 above the Toyota Camry at #3 and now only 7,775 below the Camry year-to-date...

GMC Sierra

The Honda Accord is now firmly established in 4th place both in October at 28,349 sales (+25%) and year-to-date at 276,196 units (+36%). The Nissan Altima is up one spot to #6, the Toyota Corolla is up 2 to #7, the Honda Civic up 3 to #8 and the Honda CR-V up one to #9. Notice also the GMC Sierra back in the Top 20 at #16, the Ford Explorer up 6 to #18 and the Kia Optima in the Top 20 for the third time in the last 4 months at #20.

Ford C-Max

Among recent launches, the Dodge Dart is up 6 spots on last month to #59 at 5,455 sales, the hybrid Ford C-Max is up 228% and 76 ranks to #95 and 3,182 units (and already above the Toyota Prius V!), the Chevrolet Volt is up 4% on September and 169% year-on-year to break into the US monthly Top 100 for the first time at #99 and a record 2,961 sales...

Cadillac XTS

...the Cadillac XTS is up 5 spots to #111 at 2,540 units, the BMW X1 is up 21% and 19 ranks to #128, the Subaru XV Crosstrek up 804% and 103 spots to #132 and the Cadillac ATS up 107% and 37 spots to #156.

Previous month: USA September 2012: Kia Optima at highest ever, trucks back in

One year ago: USA October 2011: Honda Accord and Pilot shine

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  1. November 11th, 2012 at 06:40 | #1

    I agree, the Dart could do much better taking into account its features and price. The complete analysis of Fiat-Chrysler sales in USA in October 2012 in my blog with some graphics:

    http://wp.me/p2pbob-in

  2. Alexander
    November 6th, 2012 at 04:17 | #2

    With a sale of only 5,455, the Dodge Dart is absolutely not performing as I would have thought.
    Are there any raisons that might explain this bad performance?
    (production ramp up, dealer inventory, availability of the automatic transmission,… should all be OK by now)

  3. mfabio83
    November 3rd, 2012 at 03:49 | #3

    now the Nissan Altima sales are as good as Camry and Accord.
    I’m so curious for the new Fusion and for the Malibu.

    then, as fan of Dodge, i look forward to see if the Dart can sell more than some of its competitor: in Septemer it was only the 12th, or 13th, best selling small size sedan.

  4. Pedro
    November 3rd, 2012 at 03:42 | #4

    Hey astra, ever heard of freedom of opinion ? I don’t like japanese cars either !

  5. astra
    November 3rd, 2012 at 02:24 | #5

    Wtf kon youre crap

  6. Yves
    November 3rd, 2012 at 02:02 | #6

    And the new Ford Fusion?

    • matgasnier
      November 3rd, 2012 at 12:00 | #7

      Outside the Top 20…

  7. kon
    November 3rd, 2012 at 00:33 | #8

    Japanese cars are flimsy crap.

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