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.
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 ]