Alert: SEPTEMBER U.S. AUTO SALES – Total: –23.0% image

We just received data from Automotive News Data Center with total sales of new cars in the United States. The figures clearly reflect the global crisis through which we pass. Sales fell with a average of 23.0% percentage points, which is huge. There are manufacturers who reported a decrease by more than 50% (Volvo, Isuzu), which is enormous.

Sept. Sept. Sept. 9 mos. 9 mos. Pct.
2008 2007 chng. 2008 2007 chng.
Aston Martin 140 172 –18.6% 1,260 686 83.7%
BMW Group* –% –%
Chrysler LLC** –% –%
Daimler AG*** 20,582 22,481 –8.4% 195,629 180,463 8.4%
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury 116,301 175,361 –33.7% 1,527,642 1,841,860 –17.1%
Aston Martin 856
Jaguar 1,061 7,021 12,017 –41.6%
Land Rover 4,190 14,292 36,074 –60.4%
Volvo 4,054 8,408 –51.8% 60,028 80,884 –25.8%
Ford Motor Co.**** 120,355 189,020 –36.3% 1,608,983 1,971,691 –18.4%
General Motors***** 282,806 334,974 –15.6% 2,412,666 2,934,093 –17.8%
American Honda† –% –%
Hyundai Group†† 42,148 57,301 –26.4% 565,752 590,450 –4.2%
Isuzu 258 565 –54.3% 4,189 5,534 –24.3%
Mazda –% –%
Mitsubishi –% –%
Nissan††† –% –%
Porsche 1,458 2,641 –44.8% 21,076 26,278 –19.8%
Subaru 14,491 16,457 –11.9% 143,789 138,622 3.7%
Suzuki 4,083 7,653 –46.6% 74,517 82,000 –9.1%
Tata Motors‡ –% –%
Toyota‡‡ –% –%
VW‡‡‡ –% –%
Other (estimate) –% –%
TOTAL 486,321 631,264 –23.0% 5,027,861 5,929,817 –15.2%
Numbers in this table are calculated by Automotive News based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers and may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.
Source: Automotive News Data Center
Note: Other includes estimates for Ferrari, Lamborghini and Lotus; actuals for Maserati
*Includes Mini and Rolls-Royce
**DaimlerChrysler sold the Chrysler group on Aug. 3, 2007
***Incudes Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Smart
****Includes Jaguar and Land Rover (through May 31, 2008) and Volvo; Aston Martin’s estimated sales are included through May 2007
*****Includes Saab
†Includes Honda Division and Acura
††Includes Hyundai and Kia
†††Includes Nissan Division and Infiniti
‡Tata Motors includes Jaguar and Land Rover as of June 1, 2008
‡‡Includes Toyota Division, Lexus and Scion
‡‡‡Includes VW, Audi and Bentley