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.|
|Ford Motor Co.****||120,355||189,020||–36.3%||1,608,983||1,971,691||–18.4%|
|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 , 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 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