We can't remember a time when, out of all the brands that sell cars in the U.S., only two reported negative sales for the month. Only Jaguar and Mitsubishi reported selling fewer vehicles last month than the year before. Of course, many brands just barely squeaked out a positive number, and six switch from green to red cells in our table below when comparing their daily average sales rates (there were 27 selling days in June 2012 versus 26 in June 2011) instead of raw volume.
The big story this month that will likely continue through the summer is the rebound performances of both Toyota and Honda. Toyota Motor Company was up a full 60.27 percent, followed by American Honda with a 48.77-percent increase. The next closest automaker was Nissan North America with a gain of 28.21 percent, followed closely by Chrysler Group at 20.28 percent, General Motors at 15.51 percent and Ford at 7.03 percent.

Japanese automakers, particularly Toyota and Honda, have largely restored their production capacity from last summer's crippling Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis. That will be reflected going forward in larger than normal monthly sales gains compared to the rest of the industry.

Check out how the entire auto industry did in the monthly sales chart below, and visit our By the Numbers section to see all past months.



*Brands and companies are displayed in descending order according to their percentage change in volume sales. There were 27 selling days in June 2012 versus 26 selling days in June 2011, so the change in monthly sales volume will be different than the change in average daily sales rate (DSR) for each brand/company. Also, brands are combined and reported as companies only if their sales figures are released jointly.


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      lne937s
      • 2 Years Ago
      According to the chart (copied into excel), total sales across all brands came to 1,283,652 this June, versus 1,051,166, which comes to a 22.1% increase over the past year. In terms of brand market share, everything from Maserati down lost market share and everything from Jeep on up gained market share over last year. On the "Companies" chart, everything from Chrysler down lost market share and everything from Nissan up gained market share.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @lne937s
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      banstaman
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow, Suzuki is REALLY hurting.
      kontroll
      • 2 Years Ago
      obviously Buick took a huge lead over the japanese entry level uxury brands like lexus, acura and infinity.,., GOOD JOB Buick. Buick is one of the most appreciated luxury brands in China for a good reason. The Chinese know better than the americans what is a good reliable fantastic looking luxury brand, especially when compared to these three japanese luxury "wanna be" brands
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
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        John Montgomery
        • 2 Years Ago
        @kontroll
        Wow! I still see you're a tool. Buick didn't sell as many cars as Lexus. The fact that you believe that you praise the Chinese and speak ignorance about the Japanese just shows your ignorance. I guess your brand bias toward GM automatically makes Chinese experts in vehicles. You are so ignorant it's pathetic. Take the blinders off. There are much better vehicles that what GM produces.
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      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      GO FIAT GO!...They're everywhere in LA, and every time I see one on the road it makes me smile.
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      Chrysler is only 33k vehicles behind Toyota and with the new best in class Ram truck and very competitive Dodge Dart coming they should make a serious run for 3rd place before the end of the year. Chrysler really hasn't seriously competed in the huge 6 cylinder truck market or the compact car market for some time, so expect large marketshare gains. BTW, Mopar also has supply shortages with minivan production in particular slowed down.
      Justin Campanale
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad to see that Infiniti is doing well. They are one of the most competetive luxury brands out there, besides BMW, and offer great handling and decent performance combined with good looks and upscale interiors.
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        @Justin Campanale
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      BlackDynamiteOn
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM fleet sales in June? 32% Toyota fleet sales in June? Under 9% Honda? 3% BD
        carguy1701
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BlackDynamiteOn
        So/ Everyone sells to fleets.
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Not like that they don't. That's absurdly high.
          whynotadiesel
          • 2 Years Ago
          @carguy1701
          Yes, they all sell to fleets. But GM has too many of them. Its like cake....If you eat too much of it, you'll soon make yourself sick. GM has had too much cake.
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        @BlackDynamiteOn
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        NightFlight
        • 2 Years Ago
        @BlackDynamiteOn
        32%?! Holy LORD.
      neonrt
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice to see Fiat turn things around. At this rate they will get close to their original goal of 50k per year.
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        JDM
        • 2 Years Ago
        Actually Toyota, and Honda gained market share. They also reduced their fleet sales while GM had a strong fleet push. But overall, awesome to see auto sales up across the board. Regardless of what car brand you like, an increase in sales is a good thing for all of us. http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120703/RETAIL01/120709975/1448/toyota-honda-lead-u-s-industry-to-22-gain https://home.autonews.com/clickshare/authenticateUserSubscription.do?CSProduct=autonews-premium&CSAuthReq=1:173468431909785:AID|IDAID=20120703/RETAIL01/120709951|ID=:0E3878251F8B7977E204BFB0CCFC4FED&AID=20120703/RETAIL01/120709951&title=Toyota%2C%20Honda%20snap%20up%20share%3B%20industry%20fears%20subside&ID=&CSTargetURL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.autonews.com%2Fapps%2Fpbcs.dll%2Flogin%3FAssignSessionID%3D173468431909785%26AID%3D20120703%2FRETAIL01%2F120709951
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          @JDM
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          JDM
          • 2 Years Ago
          @JDM
          Please read. Apparently your math is incorrect. http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120703/RETAIL01/120709975/1448/toyota-honda-lead-u-s-industry-to-22-gain http://articles.latimes.com/2012/may/02/business/la-fi-mo-toyota-volkswagen-marketshare-20120502 http://www.autoevolution.com/news/toyota-us-sales-up-60-in-june-2012-46890.html So I guess everyone else is wrong and your miscalculations are right?
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          @JDM
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        Calvin L Miller Jr
        • 2 Years Ago
        How relevant is it to compete with a 6 years mazda miata. The cars been ont he road pretty much unchanged for a long time. Hell you can get a miata CPO/or well used at this point the BRZ/FRS you have to get new. Anyways It's more important to see those sales gain 6 months from now when the new ears off of the general public.
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          @Calvin L Miller Jr
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      zool
      • 2 Years Ago
      I sold 12 of those Hyundais
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        @zool
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        John
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zool
        You could have sold a good car somewhere else!
        MAX
        • 2 Years Ago
        @zool
        Hey Zool, how much money did you make?
          John
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MAX
          Minimum Wage at Hyundai!
      Cadillacftw
      • 2 Years Ago
      Go Cadillac go!!!!!!
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