Some automakers returned from trick or treating last night with pillowcases full of great sales numbers, and others wish they had stopped at a few more houses.
The biggest winner continues to be the Chrysler Group, which for the month of October 2011 posted a sales gain of 27 percent versus the same month last year. The Pentastar's ghoulishly good numbers are due among other things to Jeep, which enjoyed positively trending sales across the board except for the Grand Cherokee and a stellar performance from the Chrysler 200/Dodge Avenger duo. The new 200 alone added 11,205 sales to replace the Sebring's achievement of 2,221 sales last October.

As for the other domestics, Ford Motor Company put up a 6.25-percent increase with no thanks to Lincoln, which was down 10.83 percent. General Motors, meanwhile, barely eked out increased sales of 1.71 percent thanks to a strong enough showing by Chevrolet (6.04 percent) to balance out negative numbers from GMC, Buick and Cadillac.

Volkswagen continues to be a standout brand, backing up last month's gains of 35.57 percent with an industry-leading 39.55 percent performance in October. Honda and Toyota, however, continue to quietly lose sales. Ostensibly, blame can at least be partially attributed to the continued effects on production issues stemming back to the natural disasters suffered by Japan earlier this year.

Check out the rest of last month's sales numbers in the table below.

Brand/Company Vol. % Oct-11 Oct-10 DSR %* Oct-11 Oct-10
Volkswagen 39.55 28,028 20,084 44.92 1,078 744
Mini 37.09 5,415 3,950 42.36 208 146
Chrysler 28.39 21,244 16,547 33.32 817 613
Mercedes-Benz 28.17 24,449 19,076 33.10 940 707
Audi 25.80 10,225 8,128 30.64 393 301
Jeep 25.47 35,733 28,480 30.29 1,374 1,055
Dodge 24.85 33,734 27,020 29.65 1,297 1,001
Hyundai 22.85 52,402 42,656 27.57 2,015 1,580
Volvo 22.60 4,899 3,996 27.31 188 148
Nissan 22.06 75,484 61,843 26.75 2,903 2,290
Kia 20.81 37,690 31,199 25.45 1,450 1,156
Ram 20.71 21,836 18,090 25.35 840 670
BMW 13.50 21,873 19,272 17.86 841 714
Ford 12.59 161,709 143,624 16.92 6,220 5,319
Land Rover 10.65 3,273 2,958 14.90 126 110
Chevrolet 6.04 131,804 124,294 10.12 5,069 4,603
Jaguar 2.47 1,327 1,295 6.41 51 48
Mazda 1.74 18,326 18,013 5.65 705 667
Acura 0.94 11,115 11,011 4.83 428 408
Honda -0.66 87,218 87,800 3.16 3,355 3,252
GMC -4.61 31,609 33,136 -0.94 1,216 1,227
Suzuki -4.70 1,947 2,043 -1.03 75 76
Toyota -6.78 115,954 124,383 -3.19 4,460 4,607
Buick -7.02 11,687 12,569 -3.44 450 466
Lincoln -10.83 6,094 6,834 -7.40 234 253
Smart -10.90 327 367 -7.47 13 14
Subaru -11.62 20,081 22,720 -8.22 772 841
Cadillac -11.93 11,795 13,393 -8.54 454 496
Infiniti -13.47 6,862 7,930 -10.14 264 294
Lexus -14.22 18,092 21,091 -10.92 696 781
Porsche -14.24 2,270 2,647 -10.94 87 98
Mitsubishi -14.34 4,378 5,111 -11.05 168 189
Saab -54.52 337 741 -52.57 13 27
Fiat 1,965 0 76 0
COMPANIES
Chrysler Group 27.04 114,512 90,137 31.93 4,404 3,338
Nissan NA 18.02 82,346 69,773 22.56 3,167 2,584
BMW Group 17.51 27,288 23,222 22.03 1,050 860
Ford Mo Co 6.25 167,803 157,935 10.33 6,454 5,849
General Motors 1.71 186,895 183,759 5.62 7,188 6,806
American Honda -0.48 98,333 98,811 3.34 3,782 3,660
Toyota Mo Co -7.86 134,046 145,474 -4.31 5,156 5,388

*Brands and companies are displayed in descending order according to their percentage change in volume sales. There were 26 selling days in October 2011 and 27 selling days in October 2010, so the change in monthly sales volume will be different than the change in average daily sales rate (DSR) for each brand/company.

UPDATE: Added sales figures for Suzuki and Saab.


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      Justin Campanale
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      Lol @ Phillip Asterveren's moronic rants. I always get a good laugh out of reading gua's/Phillip Gua the Fat's/Phillip the Fat And's/ Phillip McRear/Phillip M'rear's (same person) rants. I don't know whether he is mentally retarded, Autism/Aspergers, a sociopath, a 10 year old, or just a troll who enjoys getting attention from being so downright STUPID. This idiot's moronic, clueless, racist, and Chinese nationalist rants are scattered all around the Internet, under many different usernames, of course. I think that he is a paid troll that is paid for giving Chinese people a bad name. Almost every website with a blog-type setup, I see his posts, so I'm starting to wonder if maybe what I'm thinking is true.
      edgardocamposmota
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      I'm really getting tired of "Phillip Asterverens" or "Philip the fat gua". It's clear that he's a troll. Just looking up these names brings up thousands of search results on thousands of websites. It's quite sad. I am here calling Autoblog out to OFFICIALLY BAN HIM. AOL's Terms Of Service can be found here and it is clear that he has broken several community guidelines. http://legal.aol.com/TOS and here: http://legal.aol.com/terms-of-service/full-terms/ He has broken the following community guidelines: "To Use Our Services, You: Must be at least 13 years old (with some limited exceptions) Must not initiate or participate in any activities on our services that are illegal, harmful, or interfere with anyone's use of our services, including the sending of e-mail or instant messaging spam Using Our Services To use our Services, you must: Comply with applicable laws and regulations and not participate in, facilitate, or further illegal activities; Immediately notify us if you learn of a security breach or other illegal activity on the Services; Protect your username and password; Not post content that contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts or is threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, or tortious; Not engage in an activity that is harmful to us or our customers, advertisers, affiliates, vendors, or anyone else; No Spam You may not use or allow others to use your username on a Service to e-mail, instant message, voice mail, fax, chat, send spam (e-mail) and spim (instant messages), or send any other unsolicited bulk communication. You may not access the Services to harvest or collect any information about our users for any purpose without our express written authorization. You may not create multiple usernames for sending unsolicited bulk communications or posting advertising or other notice on any Service. Any violation of these provisions may result in immediate termination of your account and legal action" (Aol 1). I'd like to then say that it is straight-up disrespectful to other posters that are trying to have a meaningful discussion.
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          edgardocamposmota
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          Autoblog is a privately owned by AOL/Huffington Post. A privately owned website can say whatever they want. Clearly you do not have a clear understanding on how our government works. It is not a nonprofit organization.
          Mike D
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          Freedom of speech only applies to the government trying to control what people say. A privately owned website can do whatever they want. Please stop trying to use this argument.
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          Mike D
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          It's owned by AOL/Huffpo how is that a non-profit?
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          Mike D
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          If you had any reading comprehension you'd see that freedom of speech only restricts the GOVERNMENT from limiting the people. Non-government/private/non-profit agencies can do whatever the hell they want when it comes to limiting certain speech. I can't go into my office and shout profanities at my boss and say "you can't fire me, it's free speech", it doesn't work like that. If you think so you're an idiot.
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          sirjaysmith
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          shoot anyone you want? You're a poster child for idiots the world over. Free speech refers to the government restricting speech of the people. As a person, you can say anything, but at the same time, free speech also means anyone else (EXCEPT THE GOVERNMENT) can punish you for it. The constitution gives you the freedom of speech, and the freedom to the consequences of that free speech as well. And if you're not in the United States, you are NOT under the protection of our Constitution unless being prosecuted by the United States. You are still bound by the laws of YOUR country.
      Basil Exposition
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      Are we still blaming the tsunami?
        TAF4Mopar
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        @Basil Exposition
        No we are blaming flooding in Thailand now.
          Mike D
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          @TAF4Mopar
          From what I've read the flooding could start effecting US companies' production too.
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      Worx2749
      • 3 Years Ago
      Chrysler's new management has been acting smart....the others, not so much. Best thing they could have done for the Jeep...replacing its crappy drivetrain.
      J
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ford continues to impress with steady growth, good job. VW's growth is partly due to new models and their dirt cheap leasing options. Save for a few higher end models, their lineup is relatively mundane. They may be doing vanilla better than Toyota...
      Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      Are you not even including Saab anymore? They're not QUITE dead yet!
      SpikedLemon
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why no rollup of VW group?
        montoym
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        @SpikedLemon
        Because VWAG doesn't report their sales as a group. AB post the groups as those groups report their numbers. Same as every month when several people ask the same thing.
      Car Guy
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      What's up with Mitsubishi? One month they are up double digits and the next down double digits.
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        sirjaysmith
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        so which asian company do you work for? I find it hard one person is above an entire nation, and find it laughable that-that one person is as convinced as you actually are of such a ridiculous notion. oh well, your loss.
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        Mike D
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        Care to make any more posts about the Pilot? You really are a sad little person.
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