Most of the numbers for the month of June are in, and as you can see the red arrows outnumber the green ones yet again. Eighteen out of the 39 automakers below are reporting a rise in June sales over the same period last year. The 25.9% drop in sales by General Motors has attracted the most attention so far, but the General's performance, along with FoMoCo falling 6.9% and the Chrysler Group dropping 15%, can largely be attributed to the successful summer sales drive of 2005 that artificially inflated sales during that period. We should expect all three domestic producers to show a drop in sales throughout the summer because of this anomaly.

Toyota, meanwhile, keeps on chugging with a 14.41% increase in sales last month compared to the year prior. Honda was also up, but only negligibly, and Nissan has yet to report.

Mad props go to Suzuki for picking up the pace with a 28% rise in sales last month. Credit for the big jump goes to the new Grand Vitara, the sales of which jumped 606% since last year to 2,514 units thanks to the all-new model. At the other end of the spectrum, Saab sales have been reduced to a trickle, falling 50.2% to just 3,295 units during the month of June. Another note of interest, all of the Germans saw a rise in sales, with Mercedes-Benz gaining the most ground on itself by posting a 14% rise in sales.

Big Winner:
Suzuki28%

Big Loser:
Saab50.2%

BRANDS
Acura
-19.4% at 15,107 (June 2005: 18,744)
Audi11.3% at 8,039 (June 2005: 7,209)
BMW3.4% at 24,179 (June 2005: 23,392)
Buick-36.6% at 23,738 (June 2005: 37,446)
Cadillac-21% at 23,265 (June 2005: 29,444)
Chevrolet-25.5% at 243,353 (June 2005: 326,632)
Chrysler-21% at 51,986 (June 2005: 65,594)
Dodge-11% at 96,485 (June 2005: 107,997)
Ford-7.2% at 226,250 (June 2005: 243,678)
GMC-46.5% at 47,604 (June 2005: 88,971)
Honda3.4% at 111,342 (June 2005: 107,672)
HUMMER-16.2% at 5,661 (June 2005: 6,754)
Hyundai4.3% at 44,508 (June 2005: 43,051)
Infiniti20% at 9,300 (June 2005: 11,623)
Isuzu-8.4% at 1,652 (June 2005: 1,803)
Jaguar-25.2% at 2,160 (June 2005: 2,888)
Jeep-19% at 37,475 (June 2005: 46,441)
Kia1.3% at 27,443 (June 2005: 27,095)
Land Rover12.7% at 3,847 (June 2005: 3,414)
Lexus6.3% at 27,686 (June 2005: 26,043)
Lincoln-11.1% at 9,610 (June 2005: 10,808)
Mazda8% at 23,727 (June 2005: 22,063)
Mercedes-Benz14% at 20,802 (June 2005: ~18,247)
Mercury1.7% at 16,670 (June 2005: 16,395)
MINI-1.4%  at 3,556 (June 2005: 3,607)
Mitsubishi-.04% at 10,004 (June 2005: 10,621)
Nissan18.9% at 65,854 (June 2005: 81,158)
Pontiac12.1 at 41,115 (June 2005: 36,665)
Porsche10.4% at 3,058 (June 2005: 2,770)
Saab-50.2% at 3,295 (June 2005: 6,614)
Saturn.70% at 23,790 (June 2005: 23,618)
Subaru3% at 18,476 (June 2005: 17,946)
Suzuki28% at 9,516 (June 2005: 7,449)
Toyota15.71% at 195,332 (June 2005: 168,832)
Volkswagen5.5% at 20,121 (June 2005: 19,071)
Volvo-11.4% at 10,867 (June 2005: 12,266)

COMPANIES
Chrysler Group
-15% at 185,946 (June 2005: 220,032)
Ford Motor Co -6.9% at 269,404 (June 2005: 289,449)
General Motors-25.9% at 413,473 (June 2005: 558,092)
Honda America 0% at 126,449 (June 2005: 126,416)
Toyota Motor Co.14.41% at 223,018 (June 2005: 194,875)


UPDATE - Added Nissan, Infiniti, Porsche, Kia and corrected error in Audi's numbers.
UPDATE 2 - Finally found Hyundai's Junes sales and reorganized listing for simplification.