• Jul 1st 2010 at 7:25PM
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Porsche Doubles Up, Domestics Swing for the Fences

Our fearless Editor-in-Chief is off galavanting around the Northeast on vacation, so I've been tasked with coming up with this month's By The Numbers. Since I'm more obsessed with driving than number-crunching, there's a good chance I screwed this up. I'm sure you'll let me know, so let's just get this party started...

Porsche was June's biggest winner, with a whopping 137% increase in sales compared to 2009. Not a single automaker came close to that triple-digit figure, but Jaguar took the number two slot with an increase of nearly 73%, undoubtedly helped by the release of the all-new XJ. Dodge's continued success has extended through the first half of the year, while Buick shows signs of life with a 53% increase in sales compared to the previous year.

With Hummer, Saturn and Pontiac all going the way of the dodo, General Motors' zombie brands fared predictably poorly in June, although Mercury continues to soldier along with a 26% increase compared to June 2009, despite Ford's announcement that the badge-engineered brand will cease to exist this time next year.

Also, this is one of the first months that Saab Spyker Automobile has begun reporting sales, so from here on, we'll combine last year's Saab sales (under GM ownership) with this year's sales (under the Spyker regime).

Check out the full breakdown below and compare previous sales data by checking out our BTN archives – if you're into that sorta thing.

Brand Vol. % June '10 June '09 DSR%* June '10 June '09
Porsche 137.36 2,141 902 137.36 86 36
Jaguar 72.86 1,618 936 72.86 65 37
Dodge 66.80 36,996 22,180 66.80 1,480 887
Buick 52.69 13,133 8,601 52.69 525 344
GMC 45.04 28,526 19,668 45.04 1,141 787
Land Rover 43.89 2,790 1,939 43.89 112 78
Cadillac 39.12 11,788 8,473 39.12 472 339
Hyundai 34.95 51,205 37,943 34.95 2,048 1,518
Mazda 32.84 18,238 13,729 32.84 730 549
Chevrolet 32.49 141,381 106,712 32.49 5,655 4,268
Infiniti 31.73 8,304 6,304 31.73 332 252
Acura 30.91 10,839 8,280 30.91 434 331
Chrysler 30.10 17,893 13,753 30.10 716 550
(Mercury) 26.16 9,250 7,332 26.16 370 293
Mercedes-Benz 25.35 18,997 15,155 25.35 760 606
Jeep 24.83 20,731 16,608 24.83 829 664
Kia 18.85 31,906 26,845 18.85 1,276 1,074
Ford 16.19 155,332 133,684 16.19 6,213 5,347
Subaru 16.01 21,601 18,620 16.01 864 745
BMW 14.56 19,182 16,744 14.56 767 670
Audi 14.31 8,601 7,524 14.31 344 301
Volkswagen 10.64 21,051 19,027 10.64 842 761
Nissan 8.22 56,266 51,994 8.22 2,251 2,080
Toyota 7.40 123,272 114,780 7.40 4,931 4,591
Ram 7.21 16,862 15,728 7.21 674 629
Honda 3.96 95,788 92,140 3.96 3,832 3,686
Lexus 2.71 17,332 16,874 2.71 693 675
Mini 1.07 4,149 4,105 1.07 166 164
Mitsubishi -3.76 4,198 4,362 -3.76 168 174
Suzuki -5.44 2,035 2,152 -5.44 81 86
Lincoln -11.48 6,318 7,137 -26.38 76 103
Volvo -29.07 4,995 7,042 -29.07 200 282
Smart -48.30 577 1,116 -48.30 23 45
(Hummer) -71.89 303 1,078 -71.89 12 43
Saab/Spyker -72.27 216 779 -72.27 9 31
(Saturn) -98.18 137 7,520 -98.18 5 301
(Pontiac) -99.53 112 23,740 -99.53 4 950
COMPANIES
Jaguar Land Rover NA 53.32 4,408 2,875 53.32 176 115
GM Core 35.81 194,828 143,454 35.81 7,793 5,738
Chrysler Group 35.41 92,482 68,297 35.41 3,699 2,732
Ford Motor Company 13.34 175,895 155,195 13.34 7,036 6,208
BMW Group 11.90 23,331 20,849 11.90 933 834
Nissan NA 10.76 64,570 58,298 10.76 2,583 2,332
General Motors 10.65 195,380 176,571 10.65 7,815 7,063
Toyota Mo Co 6.80 140,604 131,654 6.80 5,624 5,266
Honda America 6.18 106,627 100,420 6.18 4,265 4,017

*Brands and companies are displayed in descending order according to their percentage change in volume sales. There were 25 selling days in June 2010 and 25 selling days in June 2009, so the change in monthly sales volume will equal the change in the average daily sales rate (DSR) for each brand/company.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      I doubt there are any stand alone Mitsubishi dealers anymore. If they sold around 4,000 cars (and they are not high margin luxury cars), if there are around 200 Mitsu dealers it would mean about 20 cars per month per dealer. It is not even 1 car a day. What do the salespeople do all day long?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sell used cars or other brands at dueled dealerships.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I've never understood why Autoblog doesn't report results for Hyundai group (Hyundai + Kia).

      If you do that work manually, you see 83,111 vehicles in June '10, up from 64,788 in June '09. Hyundai's getting close to surpassing Chrysler, and within striking distance of Honda.
        • 5 Years Ago
        It has to do with the way that the manufacturers report the numbers. If they don't combine the numbers, then Autoblog doesn't either.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Upthewazzu - thank you, we get to explain it over and over and over and over again :/
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think AB should just break down and put a note at the bottom of the chart.

        By the way, I think this is the first time H-KAG beat Nissan NA's total for a month.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yes, AB chooses not to show H-K or VAG. Tho I don't see why not - it's not like the data isn't available as simple addition or different from reality.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They also do not group the Volkswagen group together which always puzzles me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        100% agree with you, Brooks. ((nice sales for GM core brands))
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yay. BMW is tops in the luxo segment.

      And poor Honda...they aren't doing too well with their ugly-ass products.
      • 5 Years Ago
      the reason for big improvements are because their numbers were so low last year, Toyota and Honda didn't take as big a hit last year
      • 5 Years Ago
      GM's Auto Sales in China Top US for First Time

      General Motors' first-half sales in China, the world's biggest auto market, exceeded sales in its home U.S. market for the first time, according to data released on Friday.

      GM's China auto sales jumped 48.5 percent to 1.21 million units in January through June, compared with the 1.08 million light vehicles it delivered in the U.S. over the same period, company data showed.

      China overtook the U.S. as the world's top auto market in 2009, helped by government incentives and a 4 trillion yuan ($590 billion) economic stimulus package.

      GM's June China auto sales rose 23.2 percent to 176,486 units.

      Sales of Shanghai GM, the Detroit automaker's flagship car venture with SAIC Motor, came to 71,782 units, up 18.9 percent on a year earlier.

      Sales of Wuling brand mini vehicles made at its three-way tie-up in south China rose 19.7 percent to 99,115 units.

      Toyota [TM 68.25 -0.45 (-0.66%) ], a relative latecomer to China, sold 362,000 cars in the country in the first six months, up 27 percent.

      Its June sales climbed a more modest 8 percent to 61,000 cars, after labor disputes at a parts supplier interrupted production.

      http://www.cnbc.com/id/38053642
        • 5 Years Ago
        Is GM back to being the World Largest Automaker now?

        I think GM has an edge on Toyota in USA, China, and South America.

        Toyota obviously has a huge edge in Japan and an edge in Europe.

      • 5 Years Ago
      First!

      Good job Chrysler!
        • 5 Years Ago
        @mmkay

        Now what would have happened if someone else had actually clicked "Add Comment" before you! Your post is a good example of "putting the cart before the horse" my friend...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Its "you're," mmkay?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nobody cares that your first.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good job at pushing fleet sales?

        GM did it too.

        I can't wait to see what happens next month, when GM & Chrysler compete with C4C-inflated numbers...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Nice to see Domestics doing well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @John H. Exactly, Chrysler may not be in a good situation, but they need fleet sales. Ford did too when it was in trouble, and now that they're in good shape they can put a cap on them, Chrysler will put a cap on them too as soon as its profitable.

        @Wiggy/Doug Yes, the fact that Toyota is in this amount of trouble with all these recalls, and putting up sales gains is very surprising, although all those incentives probably play a bid key in all of this.

        @dk00111 Yes, apparently someone gets the joke I was trying to make, and not downranking me for saying i'm first. Get the joke people.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @wiggy

        What's funny about Toyota's situation? While I'm sure they would like to have more growth, that they're not in negative numbers is surprising.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Way to go Panamera 6 cylinder. Taking those sales from the 7 Series, S Class and A8's!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        If they are increasing at a slower rate than the market as a whole, that means they are loosing market share.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is the VW group still not mentioned as a company group? I've always wondered..
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice job as usual for Subaru, Hyundai / Kia & VAG -- these guys just don't miss a beat and keep growing.

      Numbers aren't huge, but I'll be their profits are!

      • 5 Years Ago
      Lots of green (improvements) here is another chart.

      http://killwithfire.blogspot.com/2010/07/june-2010-sales.html

      Suzuki and Mitsubishi are struggling mightily because they never got the whole Japanese reliability image.

      However, does anyone have any comparisons to May, supposedly many brands had declines from last month signaling that momentum is slowing down.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Go Mercury!!

      I can just see all the retirement villas in FL and AZ sporting new Grand Marquis now
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think GM got good wind-down numbers at the start, too.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What is all this about "fearless leaders" all the time? Jalopnik, TTAC and C&D also describe their leaders as such.

      I don't get it. Frankly, I believe some degree of fear is crucial for leadership. Just take General Petraeus...he isn't just going to send sheets of troops into large Afghan cities to clean house - for FEAR of killing too many civilians.

      Likewise, if the leader of a blog or magazine really wasn't bound by any fear whatsoever, he would likely make many poor decisions that could lead to the blog's downfall.

      So I hope you were just using a figure of speech, and your leader really does have some fear. As some guy said, an absence of fear is an absence of reason...that guy was me. Just now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Good #s for GM and Ford, and even Chrysler given their current state.
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