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.