Honda Sales Up For 2007... Acura Not So Much

Honda recorded it's 14th consecutive year-over-year sales increase after selling 1.55 million vehicles in 2007, up 2.5% over 2006. For the month of December, Honda's sales were up by 14 vehicles to 131,972 compared to 131,778 cars in the previous year. "We sold 14 more Fits, break out the bubbly!" The Accord saw a… » 1/03/08 6:00pm 1/03/08 6:00pm

Chrysler Sales Also Down In 2007, Completes The Domestic Hat Trick

Unlike GM and Ford, Chrysler saw an increase of 1% in sales for December 2007 compared the previous December. That's what they'd like you to focus on, please. They'd rather you ignore the fact that for 2007 total sales were 2.08 million vehicles, a decrease of 3% from 2006. The Chrysler brand saw a year-over-year… » 1/03/08 5:15pm 1/03/08 5:15pm

GM Sales Decrease In 2007, But People Love The Aveo

GM was able to find customers for 3.87 million vehicles in 2007, which is a decrease of 6% compared with 2006. Overall, GM predicts market share will be flat as there's much less daily rental share (as planned, they'll remind you). The two brands that did well in 2007 compared to last year were GMC (up 5.1%) and… » 1/03/08 4:00pm 1/03/08 4:00pm

Toyota Sales 2007 Sales Up, Up & Away In 2007

Toyota continued to muscle its way into more market share with best ever year-end sales of 2.6 million vehicles, up 2.7% over 2006. If you're paying attention, that's slightly more than Ford... thus putting Toyota as the #2 automaker. All hail our new hybrid overlords. For the month of December the automaker was down… » 1/03/08 3:30pm 1/03/08 3:30pm

Have You Driven A Ford Lately? Probably Not. Ford Sales Down In…

First, the bad news: sales for Ford were 212,094 for December, down 9% from the previous December. Ford's total 2007 sales were 2.57 million, down 12% compared with 2006. But there's a silver lining on that blue cloud as Lincoln posted a 9% increase in sales in 2007 after a significant realignment of their product and… » 1/03/08 2:30pm 1/03/08 2:30pm

Breaking! Chrysler Group Gets Aggressive On Incentives Sales Gains, Up…

The 'merican side of the German-American hybrid continues to steam past silly numbers of things like dealer inventory sitting at 538,438 units ( a 74-day supply) and terms like Eberhardt-ian "sales banks." That's because hey, the Chrysler Group saw a second month of sales increases, this time a 1% year-to-year… » 1/03/07 4:17pm 1/03/07 4:17pm

Super Sales Potential! Toyota's Godzilla-Like Streak Continues With A…

I almost feel like ToMoCo's the Juggernaut, bitch. Seriously — number one super best automaker from the land of the rising sun's got like a destiny to just roll on into the US, turning everything into vanilla. With 20%-plus increases in passenger car sales coming out of both the Toyota and Lexus brands — the automaker… » 1/03/07 3:22pm 1/03/07 3:22pm

Breaking! GM Sales Drop 9.6%, Lower Than Everyone But GM Expected

Paul Ballew, GM's sales stud, gave us a sales call quote of "Despite the top-line loss of around 9.5%, we're pretty pleased with the result..." — despite that cherry-sounding verbiage, the tone seemed more like one's got to think the General's probably really not too pleased with that big number drop. We're thinking… » 1/03/07 2:30pm 1/03/07 2:30pm

Toyota Wants To Take It In The Ear Just Like US Automakers

ToMoCo's finally bowing down and taking it just like the domestics, by instituting the MoCo's first ever monthly sales call — just like the rest of the schmucks US automakers. The domestics have doled out quotes and spin by way of Ma Bell since she first invented the party line and conference call. It's high… » 1/02/07 4:01pm 1/02/07 4:01pm

December To Forget? Report Forecasts Downturn In December Sales For US…

It's almost the end of the month. That means it's time for the monthly trotting out of auto analysts for tea-leaf reading. Merrill Lynch analyst John Murphy, a guy we can always count on for doing his level best, predicts a decline of about 5% in December sales, with the majority decline coming from high-volume brands… » 12/29/06 11:32am 12/29/06 11:32am