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News Release: Dealers Enjoy Strong Sales in July
August 03, 2018

News Release: Dealers Enjoy Strong Sales in July

NEWS RELEASE

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

Dealers Enjoy Strong Sales in July

Cleveland, OH (August 3, 2018) – Franchised new vehicle dealers across Northern Ohio rang up strong sales in July, as new vehicle sales rose more than three percent when comparing the month to July of 2017. Sales of used vehicles were also up over six percent over the same time period.

 

“It was a strong July for Northern Ohio auto dealers as we pass the midyear sales cycle,” said Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). “A strong economy, fuel prices, and a desire for larger vehicles by consumers continue to drive the light truck and SUV market.”

 

According to figures released by the GCADA, franchised new vehicle dealers sold 22,110 vehicles in July of this year compared with 21,392 last year, an increase of 3.36 percent. While car and sedan sales were basically flat with last year over the period, sales of trucks rose 7.59 percent, with dealers selling 10,077 trucks, vans, SUVs and crossovers during the month compared to 9,366 units last year. For the year to date, dealers have sold 146,446 new vehicles compared with 147,345 last year, a decrease of just over half a percent.

 

“The commercial truck segment is growing with the boom of delivery services needed to fulfill customer home deliveries,” added Vitantonio. “The used market continues to grow as well, year over year. July’s results have closed the deficit between 2017 and 2018, however we believe the reminder of 2018 sales will slow from the current pace.”

 

Ford re-established itself as Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand, selling 3,411 new vehicles to edge out Chevrolet, which saw sales of 3,122 units for the month. Toyota took third place away from Honda, selling 1,989 units in the month compared to 1,983 new vehicles for its offshore rival. Jeep was nipping at Honda’s heels with 1,842 new vehicles sold in the month, an increase of 25.22 percent when comparing July of 2018 with July of 2017.

 

20 Brands Up in July (‘18 v. ‘17)
The following brands posted sales increases in July of 2018 versus July of 2017: Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

18 Brands Up Year to Date (’18 v. ’17)
The following brands have posted sales increases for the year to date: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, GMC, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

 

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

 

July '18

July '17

YTD
July ‘18

YTD 
July '17


July Chg.

YTD 
July Chg.

ACURA

148

170

1012

999

-12.94%

1.30%

ALFA ROMEO

30

8

177

47

275.00%

276.60%

ASTON MARTIN

2

0

12

0

0.00%

0.00%

AUDI

178

157

1010

993

13.38%

1.71%

BMW

177

176

1427

1684

0.57%

-15.26%

BUICK

433

610

3837

4551

-29.02%

-15.69%

CADILLAC

185

233

1363

1490

-20.60%

-8.52%

CHEVROLET

3122

3274

22150

22904

-4.64%

-3.29%

CHRYSLER

302

284

1751

1834

6.34%

-4.53%

DODGE

395

455

2853

3473

-13.19%

-17.85%

FIAT

14

20

86

153

-30.00%

-43.79%

FORD

3411

3336

21574

22752

2.25%

-5.18%

FREIGHTLINER

44

53

513

290

-16.98%

76.90%

GMC

787

736

6230

5533

6.93%

12.60%

HINO

5

7

60

39

-28.57%

53.85%

HONDA

1983

2091

12137

12862

-5.16%

-5.64%

HYUNDAI

882

808

6226

6260

9.16%

-0.54%

INFINITI

84

167

585

994

-49.70%

-41.15%

INTERNATIONAL

30

30

509

322

0.00%

58.07%

ISUZU

18

12

116

117

50.00%

-0.85%

JAGUAR

14

14

126

188

0.00%

-32.98%

JEEP

1842

1471

11235

9993

25.22%

12.43%

KENWORTH

52

19

242

182

173.68%

32.97%

KIA

1249

1150

7868

7588

8.61%

3.69%

LAND ROVER

54

24

360

271

125.00%

32.84%

LEXUS

198

179

1275

1218

10.61%

4.68%

LINCOLN

237

242

1346

1513

-2.07%

-11.04%

MACK

21

4

80

68

425.00%

17.65%

MASERATI

6

8

40

58

-25.00%

-31.03%

MAZDA

487

448

3211

2967

8.71%

8.22%

MERCEDES BENZ

193

324

1479

1843

-40.43%

-19.75%

MINI

32

42

210

270

-23.81%

-22.22%

MISCELLANEOUS

6

30

59

127

-80.00%

-53.54%

MITSUBISHI

118

125

849

801

-5.60%

5.99%

NISSAN

1074

972

7050

6968

10.49%

1.18%

PETERBILT

59

57

515

547

3.51%

-5.85%

PORSCHE

26

64

317

327

-59.38%

-3.06%

RAM

627

500

4085

3609

25.40%

13.19%

ROLLS-ROYCE

1

0

8

0

0.00%

0.00%

SMART

0

3

1

28

-100.00%

-96.43%

SUBARU

1055

891

7158

6623

18.41%

8.08%

TOYOTA

1989

1724

11533

11395

15.37%

1.21%

VOLKSWAGEN

421

394

3051

2893

6.85%

5.46%

VOLVO

113

76

692

522

48.68%

32.57%

WESTERN STAR

6

4

28

49

50.00%

-42.86%

Total Cars and Trucks

22,110

21,392

146,446

147,345

3.36%

-0.61%

 

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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