September 2010 was a strong month for auto sales all across the board – even for Detroit’s Big Three.
FoMoCo’s Ford, Lincoln and Mercury September sales totaled 160,873, up 46 percent versus year ago, marking the 23rd time in the last 24 months that Ford”s share of the retail market increased.
FoMoCo’s sale breakdown by models
- Focus was up 48 percent
- Fusion was up 47 percent and set a September sales record
- Taurus was up 37 percent
- Mustang was up 17 percent
- Escape was up 65 percent and set a September sales record
- Ford Expedition was up 24 percent
- Mercury Mariner and Mountaineer was up 65 percent and 60 percent, respectively.
- Lincoln MKT was up 16 percent.
Genearl Motor’s four brands, Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac, reported a sales increase of 22 percent to 172,969 units. Each brand saw retail increases in excess of 21 percent, led by Buick, where retail sales were up 96 percent for the month.
GM’s breakdown by brand and model highlights.
- Chevrolet: Chevrolet delivered 121,479 total vehicles in September, a 19 percent increase year-over-year.
- Buick: Buick reported total sales of 12,875, an increase of 36 percent compared to last year. Driven by continuing strong customer demand for the LaCrosse and Enclave (retail sales up 182 and 89 percent, respectively) and growing demand for the all-new Regal, Buick retail sales were up 96 percent for the month.
- GMC:GMC reported total sales of 25,995, a 42 percent increase in total sales in the month of September, compared to the same month last year. This includes a 48 percent increase in retail sales. Retail sales for the GMC Sierra increased 59 percent during the month and retail sales for the Terrain were up 405 percent compared to last year.
- Cadillac: Total sales of 12,620 for September were 11 percent higher than last September, with retail sales increasing 21 percent. SRX retail sales were up 96 percent, compared to a year ago, and CTS retail sales increased 18 percent.
Chrysler’s U.S. sales came in at 100,077, a 61 percent increase compared with sales in September 2009.
September 2010 U.S. Sales Highlights by Brand
- Jeep: Jeep posted a 65 percent year-over-year increase in September, the best September for sales in three years. The all-new 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee contributed to the increase as its September sales were up 98 percent over August.
- Ram Truck: Ram Truck posted a 22 percent sales increase in September, compared with the same month in 2009. Ram pickup truck sales increased 26 percent in September as both light- and heavy-duty pickup truck sales posted double-digit percentage sales increases. Crew Cab and Quad Cab models continue to be the most popular consumer choices.
- Chrysler: Chrysler posted a 92 percent sales increase in September, compared with the same month in 2009. The Chrysler Town & Country minivan, the brand”s volume leader, posted a sales increase of 149 percent in September. Town & Country has posted year-over-year sales increases every month this year. Chrysler Sebring posted a sales increase in the triple digits.
- Dodge: Dodge posted a 71 percent sales increase in September, compared with the same month in 2009. All Dodge models posted sales increases during September.
– By: Omar Rana