By The Numbers: June 2010 Automotive Sales

News | July 5th, 2010 by 26
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Last week, BMW reported their June 2010 sales. Compared to the same month last year, sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in the U.S. increased …

Last week, BMW reported their June 2010 sales. Compared to the same month last year, sales of BMW and MINI vehicles in the U.S. increased 11.9 percent to 23,331 units. During the first half of the year, the BMW Group reported a total sales volume of 121,585 vehicles, up 6.2 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, overall BMW brand sales increased 7.6 percent to 100,632 units.

Stuttgart-based competitor, Mercedes-Benz reported their USA sales with 18,997 vehicles, an increase of 25.4% with 106,967 new vehicles, a 25.7% increase on a year-to-date basis.

The other strong contender, Audi, reported sales of 8,601 cars and SUVs, a 14.3% increase above the 7,524 cars sold a year earlier. Audi sold 48,440 vehicles in the January-June 2010 period.

By The Numbers: June 2010 Automotive Sales

Porsche was June’s biggest winner, with 2,141 units compared to the same period last year when it sold 902, an increase of 137 percent. Halfway through the calendar year, Porsche has now sold 10,984 new cars, ahead of last year’s six-month pace of 9,659, up 14 percent.

Outside the premium market, General Motors has show impressive sales, with 36 percent increase, excluding the four brands it discontinued: Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Hummer.

In the first half of 2010, G.M.’s active brands — Chevrolet, Buick, Cadillac and GMC — sold 12 percent more vehicles than the company sold a year ago with eight brands.

Overall, the industry posted a 14.4% sales increase in June, but the charts shows that sales were down noticeably from May 2010.

[Chart by Autoblog ]

  • bob

    The silence from the Audi-nazi’s is deafening. :-O

    BMW NA had a bigger % increase on a much, much larger base than Audi, during June.

    Needless to say, this ‘snapshot’ could be viewed as an indication that Audi’s propaganda of passing BMW as #1 anytime soon is laughable!

    • kcsnyud

      Um, didnt mercedes sell more cars? Bmw only sold 100,632 units, while Mercedes sold 106,967. Though bmw sold more monthly, year to date mercedes retook its number one position.

      Come on, bimmer!!! Bring out a supercar, and a z4m, and we’ll be happy!

      • wazon8

        Can you provide any link to MB sell’s stats? BTW, z4m and supercar wouldn’t increase sells numbers significantly.

        • plaxico

          shush boy!
          kcsnyud is right

          • wazon8

            Did I say he was not right? I just asked for providing a link, that’s all. And such request shouldn’t be a problem, should it?

          • wazon8

            And I’m not a boy. Don’t forget about this!

        • kcsnyud

          I read the article, it said this:

          “Year-to-date, overall BMW brand sales increased 7.6 percent to 100,632 units.”

          “Stuttgart-based competitor, Mercedes-Benz reported their USA sales with 18,997 vehicles, an increase of 25.4% with 106,967 new vehicles, a 25.7% increase on a year-to-date basis.”

          I hope this isnt true cos bmw is soooo much better than merc. And shut up plaxico, all u care about is dissing people off, when actually u cant.

        • plaxico

          im sorry waz ,ur not a boy ,my bad, well u seemed overly sensitive so i just figured ur a boy or a really sensitive girl .
          But if u say ur not a boy, i believe u .

          People buy Merc for build quality, heritage, race history ,engineering …everything bmw lacks. People recognize that.

          • wazon8

            Merc build quality is something that went away with W124 and I had too many Merc at home to take such craps seriously. Bimmers exemplify a way better building quality. You as a MB fan wouldn’t like to see ML chassis after two years of driving on salted roads. As for racing history, please remember us when Merc won something using modified version of production car. In this respect bimmers are ahead eighter. What is so special about MB’s engineering? I’ve got recently two MBs at home and find nothing outstanding in them. Give finally some concrets, not only general craps about what you imagine MB is.

          • wazon8

            As for another point, overly sensitive? Better start to learn about convensions of using such expressions as “boy” in a context in which you used it and then maybe you will understand that this is ill-mannered way of speaking. It should be clear for a lawyer (sic!). BTW, the example of overly sensitivity was your reaction on my assessment of your proficiency. Think about your behaviour in that situation and maybe you’ll gain a clue how to use the expression ‘overly sensitive’.

          • M5POWER

            Hmmm.. The only best engineered Merc was the Groesser. After that, everything lacks. But for superior driving experience, BMW is still ahead. Mercedes is too much of building a hotel interior with A+++ quality ride. For racing heritage, Mercedes is pretty much more to Prototype racing while BMW is more to Production car racing(which really shows what BMW cars can do). BMW is better here IMO.

          • plaxico

            jeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez waza , calm down girl

          • Doug

            Plaxico, you’re clearly not an adult. Do you understand how bad it looks for you when you resort to this sort of name-calling? When you become more mature, you too will see this sort of behavior as pathetic.

  • kcsnyud

    Wazon8, smart sold 577 this month, so maybe it sold around 7000 ytd. That would mean only 98,000 cars for merc, and 100,632 cars for bmw ytd plus mini around 20,000 car s that would bring it up to ur number. So maybe bmw is #1 after all.

    Mercedes are big and clumsy… Sat in one, and it felt like a bloated spaceship with air. Plz.

    • plaxico

      ur are right again buddy, Merc is A SPACESHIP compared to bimmer

      • Doug

        From the year 2199?

      • kcsnyud

        I mean it as a bad thing… like its gonna tip over any minute. BMWs have this vibration-rumbly feeling to it that makes it feel like a race car. Even the x5 3.0si has a really nice noise/vibration.

        Spaceship? O plz, u cant even feel a spaceship and its all clumsy wumsy

      • Babken

        Yes, you are right. In the USA Mercedes-Benz brings BMW to knees. And though I’m a BMW fan, I always accept facts.

        • kcsnyud

          Um, i thought bmw was the leader in car sales? Merc just took 2nd place:

          http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-07-08/audi-first-half-growth-beats-bmw-daimler-s-mercedes-on-u-s-.html

          • Babken

            Yes, BMW is the leader in premium car sales, but not in the LUXURY car sales. Just look what the new E-Class does to the 5 Series, and the S-Class will soon retake its No1 position. So all that BMW can is to boast about its number 1 position just by selling huge numbers of the inferior 3 Series. But I have to admit that in the luxury category BMW is now far behind Mercedes-Benz. Maybe the new 5 Series will change my mind. But for now it doesn’t seem so.

    • Babken

      IMO, Mercedes-Benz now make wonderful automobiles as distinct from BMW. At least the E-Class is way ahead of the new 5 Series in everything. You should give that description (big and clumsy) to BMW, but not to Mercedes-Benz.

      • kcsnyud

        Really, that is not facts…. u just turned into a merc fan so plz go buy a merc, we’ll be happy once u complain on the merc forum.

  • Doug

    One obvious question is why Porsche is showing such stellar sales, especially in this economy. That’s explosive growth, assuming it’s consistent, year-vs-year. Is it because of their recent TV ad campaign?

  • kcsnyud

    Oh, and another side note- not about bmw, but:

    Sales winner of June ’10: Ford-155,332 units
    Sales loser of June ’10 (not counting dying brands): Saab/Spyker- 216 units!
    Biggest loss over last year (same month): Saab/Spyker- minus 72.27%
    Biggest gain over last year (same month): Porsche- plus 137.36%
    Best sales for a luxury car for June ’10: BMW- 19,182 units (yay)
    Luxury car sales loser for June ’10: Jaguar- 1,618 units
    Worst cheap car volume brand sales for June ’10- Suzuki- 2,035

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