July sales: Nissan, FCA strong; F-Series returns to form

July sales: Nissan, FCA strong; F-Series returns to form

It should come as no surprise that the U.S. auto industry remained robust in July; absent natural disasters, the summer months tend to be strong for automakers.

FCA and Nissan were the first to report in. FCA finished strong on predictably healthy sales from Jeep and Ram (which seems to have peaked) and continued strength from the core Chrysler brand’s sedans (Town & County wasn’t so fortunate). Nissan and Infiniti both posted strong months and padded their YTD improvements. Honda also posted a strong month, up 6.5% on the strength of the CR-V; it would have been even better for Honda if Pilot weren’t still spinning up.

Ford finally has some good news to report when it comes to its F-Series pickup: despite recent bad press, the perennial best-seller ticked off its first sales improvement in 2015, posting a 4.8% improvement vs. a year ago (where it did 4.6% better than 2013). Is this a momentary blip, or has Ford stopped the bleeding? We’ll know more after August.

Across town, the Silverado/Sierra twins are positively storming. Silverado sales alone were up 33.9% in July, which may have been enough to overtake the F-Series if it had posted another weak month, but as it stands, closed it out 10,000 units short.

Stay tuned for more results as manufacturers release them, along with highlights and an update in the luxury segment race.


July year-over-year:

Acura up 19.5%, 14,915

Alfa new, 48

Audi

Bentley

BMW

Buick up 17.6%, 20,791

Cadillac down 7.1%, 14,154

Chevrolet up 7.8%, 188,790

Chrysler up 10%, 25,722

Dodge down 13%, 37,649

Fiat down 15%, 3,235

Ford up 4.3%, 213,195

GMC up 1.4%, 48,777

Honda up 6.5%, 131,409

Hyundai

Infiniti up 22.2%, 10,433

Jaguar

Jeep up 23%, 73,216

Kia

– *Lamborghini

Land Rover

Lexus

Lincoln up 21.3%, 9,536

Maserati

Mazda

– **Mercedes-Benz

MINI

Mitsubishi

Nissan up 6.7%, 120,439

Porsche

Ram up 1%, 38,157

Scion

smart

Subaru

*Tesla

Toyota

Volkswagen

Volvo


2015 year-to-date

Acura up 12.8%, 102,002

Alfa new, 368

Audi

Bentley

BMW

Buick down 3.1%, 127,105

Cadillac down 2.4%, 95,053

Chevrolet up 3.3%, 1,242,409

Chrysler up 19%, 195,970

Dodge down 16%, 294,791

Fiat down 13%, 25,033

Ford up 2.1%, 1,459,704

GMC up 11.8%, 313,490

Honda up 1.6%, 797,323

Hyundai

Infiniti up 10.1%, 74,713

Jaguar

Jeep up 21%, 474,905

Kia

*Lamborghini

Land Rover

Lexus

Lincoln up 8.1%, 56,648

Maserati

Mazda

– **Mercedes-Benz

MINI

Mitsubishi

Nissan up 4.6%, 792,642

Porsche

Ram up 7%, 269,103

Subaru

Scion

smart

*Tesla

Toyota

Volkswagen

Volvo

*Based on estimates from Automotive News.

** NOT including Sprinter

Note that last month’s highlights and lowlights listed below are merely a selection of some of the month’s bigger movers.

Highlights (sales up > 40%)

Lowlights (sales down > 30%)


*Based on estimates from Automotive News.

** NOT including Sprinter

Note that last month’s highlights and lowlights listed below are merely a selection of some of the month’s bigger movers.

Highlights (sales up > 40%)

Lowlights (sales down > 30%)

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