AutoNation Announced June 2012 Retail New Vehicle Sales image

AutoNation announced the retail new vehicle sales in June reached 22,862 units, up 38% from June 2011.

America’s largest automotive retailer declared that in June 2012 domestic car sales reached 7,066 units, up 25% from 2011, imports totaled 11,579 units, up 56% and premium luxury hit 4,217 units, up 20%. In the second quarter of 2012 AutoNation declared that new vehicle sales increased 31%, with domestic sales up 18%, imports 47% and premium luxury up 18%. Additional information will be offered on July 19th, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern. The report for retail new vehicle sales for July 2012 is expected on August 2nd, 2012.

From the automakers, Ford reported sales up 7% in June, GM announced a 16% increase, Toyota’s sales jumped 54% and Honda reached an increase of about 49%. Auto sales are recovering after two years of low sales, as customers are finally beginning to replace their old cars. If lower gas prices and stabilized home prices may bring a rise in the auto sales, automakers also have to take into consideration the fact that softening economy and high unemployment may bring the expected sales number down.

AutoNation’s bold leadership transforms the auto retail industry, offering sales and service processes focused on the customer and a superior automotive retail experience. AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, owns and operates 260 new auto franchises that sell 32 brands in 15 states.