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News Release: Weather Impacts New Vehicle Sales in January
February 06, 2018

News Release: Weather Impacts New Vehicle Sales in January


NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA CONTACT:
Sara Panza
Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association
440.746.1500

 

Weather Impacts New Vehicle Sales in January

 

Cleveland, OH (Feb. 6, 2018) –  New vehicle sales started off 2018 on a down note in January, with dealers across Northern Ohio selling 20,280 vehicles last month compared to 21,996 vehicles in January of 2017, a drop of 7.8 percent, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA).

 

“The bitter cold took a bite out of sales in January across all segments,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “We see a rebound in February as we move into the Auto Show, which brings additional incentives and provides an opportunity for consumers to shop all the brands in one location.” 

 

Bucking a sales trend that goes back almost two years, sales of cars, sedans and coupes actually outperformed trucks, crossovers and SUVs for the month, but were still off somewhat. Franchised new car dealers sold 10,843 new cars in January, compared with 11,367 cars in the same month a year prior, a drop of 4.61 percent. Truck sales, which buoyed the market throughout 2016 and 2017 took a hit, declining 11.21 percent for the month. Franchised new car dealers sold 9,437 new trucks, crossovers and SUVs last month, compared to 10,629 units in January of 2017.

 

Chevrolet dealers sold 3,243 new vehicles in the month, besting Ford’s sales of 2,960 units to retain its title of Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand. Honda came in third, selling 1,650 vehicles in the month compared to 1,564 vehicles for Toyota, which came in a close fourth.

 

11 Brands Up in January (‘18 v. ‘17)
The following brands posted sales increases in January of 2018 versus January of 2017: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, Buick, Chrysler, GMC, Jaguar, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

New-car and truck sales in Northern Ohio
January ’18 / January ’17 & YTD 

 

January '18

January '17

YTD
January ‘18

YTD
January '17


January Chg.

YTD
January Chg.

ACURA

126

169

126

169

-25.44%

-25.44%

ALFA ROMEO

14

0

14

0

0.00%

0.00%

ASTON MARTIN

2

0

2

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

152

140

152

140

8.57%

8.57%

BMW

212

312

212

312

-32.05%

-32.05%

BUICK

568

561

568

561

1.25%

1.25%

CADILLAC

210

232

210

232

-9.48%

-9.48%

CHEVROLET

3243

3549

3243

3549

-8.62%

-8.62%

CHRYSLER

258

231

258

231

11.69%

11.69%

DODGE

352

368

352

368

-4.35%

-4.35%

FIAT

9

16

9

16

-43.75%

-43.75%

FORD

2960

3429

2960

3429

-13.68%

-13.68%

FREIGHTLINER

63

26

63

26

142.31%

142.31%

GMC

851

832

851

832

2.28%

2.28%

HINO

11

12

11

12

-8.33%

-8.33%

HONDA

1650

1886

1650

1886

-12.51%

-12.51%

HYUNDAI

779

852

779

852

-8.57%

-8.57%

INFINITI

106

175

106

175

-39.43%

-39.43%

INTERNATIONAL

52

52

52

52

0.00%

0.00%

ISUZU

26

21

26

21

23.81%

23.81%

JAGUAR

22

20

22

20

10.00%

10.00%

JEEP

1519

1531

1519

1531

-0.78%

-0.78%

KENWORTH

26

11

26

11

136.36%

136.36%

KIA

876

1022

876

1022

-14.29%

-14.29%

LAND ROVER

48

59

48

59

-18.64%

-18.64%

LEXUS

209

218

209

218

-4.13%

-4.13%

LINCOLN

200

211

200

211

-5.21%

-5.21%

MACK

10

16

10

16

-37.50%

-37.50%

MASERATI

3

10

3

10

-70.00%

-70.00%

MAZDA

443

418

443

418

5.98%

5.98%

MERCEDES BENZ

237

379

237

379

-37.47%

-37.47%

MINI

27

58

27

58

-53.45%

-53.45%

MISCELLANEOUS

7

29

7

29

-75.86%

-75.86%

MITSUBISHI

112

98

112

98

14.29%

14.29%

NISSAN

993

1102

993

1102

-9.89%

-9.89%

PETERBILT

70

93

70

93

-24.73%

-24.73%

PORSCHE

45

49

45

49

-8.16%

-8.16%

RAM

538

587

538

587

-8.35%

-8.35%

ROLLS-ROYCE

2

0

2

0

0.00%

0.00%

SMART

0

8

0

8

-100.00%

-100.00%

SUBARU

1073

1073

1073

1073

0.00%

0.00%

TOYOTA

1564

1588

1564

1588

-1.51%

-1.51%

VOLKSWAGEN

514

466

514

466

10.30%

10.30%

VOLVO

93

77

93

77

20.78%

20.78%

WESTERN STAR

5

10

5

10

-50.00%

-50.00%

Total Cars and Trucks

20,280

21,996

20,280

21,996

-7.80%

-7.80%

 

Retail sales figures are based on vehicle registration reports from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.  Vehicle sales data includes the counties of: Ashland, Ashtabula, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Holmes, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas and Wayne.

 

About the GCADA
The Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers' Association (GCADA) has served the retail-automobile industry and community with integrity and distinction since 1915. Today, located in Brecksville, Ohio, GCADA represents over 250 franchised motor vehicle dealers, which include new-car, truck, motorcycle and RV dealers in a 21-county region of Northern Ohio along the Lake Erie shore and beyond.  More information on the GCADA can be found at www.gcada.org. Contact us at 440-746-1500.

 

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