April auto sales topped 1 million for the second consecutive month as the recovery in the auto sector seems to have some legs. While the 1.15 million units sold was slightly off from March, we still see consumers tending to buy new cars in numbers that simply were not happening a year ago. The following summary tells the story of April.
General Motors won the month, outselling all competitors and bringing in sales of 232,538 total sales in April, a 27% increase versus a year ago.
Ford reported that April sales were 189,778, up 16% versus a year ago, but off from the 220,000 they sold last month.
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. saw a continued trend of lighter sales vs. Ford and GM with a total of 159,540 units. This represented a decrease from last April.
American Honda Motor Co. posted a sales figure of 124,799
Chrysler Group LLC continues their recovery with sales of 117,225, a healthy gain of 22% over April 2010
Nissan North America had sales of 71,526 units versus 63,769 units last year
Hyundai Motors America announced record April sales of 61,754 units, up 40%
KIA announced strong sales of 47,074, an increase of almost 57%
Volkswagen of America is hitting on all cylinders with sales of 28,542 units sold in April 2011, a 23% increase
Subaru of America sales came in at 24,762 units vs. 23,198 last year
Mazda sold 20,638 cars in April
Mercedes-Benz USA reported April sales of 19,157 vehicles, a modest 5.1 % improvement over April 2010
BMW reported April sales of 18,801 vehicles
Audi sold 10,018 vehicles
Mitsubishi Motors North America continued their positive trend with April 2011 sales of 8,081 units, an increase of 106% compared to April 2010.
Mini sold 6,446 cars in April
Porsche Cars North America saw an 82% increase in selling 3,172 vehicles
Land Rover sold 2,982 vehicles
Suzuki sold 2.132 cars
Jaguar sold 1,249 cars
Saab sold 560