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|
|Jaguar Land Rover NA||53.32||4,408||2,875||53.32||176||115|
|Ford Motor Company||13.34||175,895||155,195||13.34||7,036||6,208|
|Toyota Mo Co||6.80||140,604||131,654||6.80||5,624||5,266|
*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.