By Andrew Ganz
Tuesday, Jul 2nd, 2013 @ 10:03 am
 
Summer might not have officially started until late June, but new car sales were hot through the entire month.

Although not all automakers have reported their June 2013 sales, those that have released information so far have had generally positive stories to tell.

Chrysler posted its best June since 2007 as all five of its brands grew. Likewise, General Motors' four brands posted their highest combined sales since June of 2008 on the strength of Cadillac and Chevrolet. Finishing out the Detroit 3, Ford's namesake division had an especially strong month, but its small volume Lincoln brand continues to stumble.

Among Japanese automakers, Toyota saw consistent growth across its lineup - aside from a tank in Yaris sales. Nissan marched ever closer to its first 100,000 delivery June, but its big news was a 316% increase in Leaf sales. Honda, meanwhile, broke a record for its light truck sales - including the CR-V, Pilot and Odyssey, all of which it classifies as light trucks.

Audi, Hyundai, Subaru and Nissan also set June records.

June's Numbers
  • Acura down 10% to 13,765
  • Audi up 8% to 13,706
  • BMW up 25% to 27,074
  • Buick down 4% to 18,078
  • Cadillac up 15% to 13,929
  • Chevrolet up 7% to 193,460
  • Chrysler up 1% to 27,249
  • Dodge up 12% to 49,843
  • Ford up 14% to 228,174
  • Fiat up 1% to 4,050
  • GMC up 5% to 39,376
  • Honda up 13% to 123,150
  • Hyundai up 2% to 65,007
  • Infiniti down 13% to 9,114
  • Jaguar up 59% to 1,637
  • Jeep up 0.1% to 44,609
  • Kia down 2% to 50,536
  • Land Rover down 4% to 3,468
  • Lexus up 7% to 21,355
  • Lincoln down 1% to 7,469
  • Mazda up 13% to 22,496
  • Mercedes-Benz up 8% to 26,381
  • MINI up 10% to 6,571
  • Mitsubishi down 2% to 5,297
  • Nissan up 16% to 95,010
  • Porsche up 23% to 3,700
  • Ram up 23% to 30,935
  • Smart down 23% to 781
  • Subaru up 42% to 39,235
  • Toyota up 10% to 173,880
  • Volkswagen down 3% to 36,957
  • Volvo down 6% to 6,678

2013 Year-to-Date Numbers
  • Acura up 6% to 76,981
  • Audi up 15% to 74,277
  • Buick up 12% to 100,837
  • BMW up 11% to 140,431
  • Cadillac up 33% to 83,679
  • Chevrolet up 6% to 1,015,134
  • Chrysler down 2% to 163,839
  • Dodge up 22% to 318,414
  • Ford up 14% to 1,255,007
  • Fiat up 4% to 21,612
  • GMC up 10% to 220,696
  • Honda up 7% to 668,597
  • Hyundai up 1% to 361,010
  • Infiniti down 4% to 52,233
  • Jaguar up 20% to 7,798
  • Jeep down 5% to 229,405
  • Kia down 4% to 277,351
  • Land Rover up 9% to 22,984
  • Lexus up 10% to 118,415
  • Lincoln down 9% to 38,288
  • Mazda up 1% to 144,943
  • Mercedes-Benz up 10% to 151,433
  • MINI up 1% to 32,356
  • Mitsubishi down 7% to 30,469
  • Nissan up 9% to 572,476
  • Porsche up 30% to 21,309
  • Ram up 23% to 175,062
  • Smart down 6% to 4,459
  • Subaru up 25% to 204,597
  • Toyota up 6% to 990,376
  • Volkswagen down 1% to 206,792
  • Volvo down 6% to 32,578
Note that last month's highlights and lowlights listed below are merely a selection of some of the month's bigger movers.

Highlights (sales up > 40%)

  • Audi Q7 up 78%
  • BMW 3-Series up 63%
  • BMW 6-Series up 120%
  • Cadillac XTS up 197%
  • Chevrolet Cruze up 73%
  • Ford Fiesta up 104%
  • Lexus LS up 45%
  • Mazda Mazda6 up 172%
  • Nissan Leaf up 316%
  • Nissan Pathfinder up 209%
  • Subaru Impreza up 49%
  • Toyota Avalon up 269%
Lowlights (sales down > 30%)

  • Acura TSX Wagon down 61%
  • Buick LaCrosse down 45%
  • Cadillac CTS down 52%
  • Chrysler 300 down 39%
  • Nissan Cube down 38%
  • Toyota Yaris down 61%
  • Volkswagen Golf/GTI down 36%
  • Volkswagen Routan down 85%
  • Volvo S80 down 77%