By Nat Shirley
Thursday, Nov 1st, 2012 @ 2:13 pm
 

Auto sales grew more slowly than expected in October, a development due in no small part to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

The storm hit at the end of the month - a time when sales tend to heat up - and cut a destructive path through an area that accounts for about 25 percent of the nation's new car sales.

Still, Volkswagen, Chrysler and Toyota were all able to eke out double-digit sales increases, while GM was up five percent and Ford's volume essentially remained the same.

Check back later for an in-depth analysis and more sales figures as they become available.

October's Numbers

Acura - Up 9 percent to 12,163

Audi - Up 15 percent to 11,708

Bentley - Up 37 percent to 222

BMW - Up 21 percent to 26,451

Buick - Up 15 percent to 13,384

Cadillac - Up 15 percent to 13,505

Chevrolet - Up 3 percent to 135,305

Chrysler - Up 5 percent to 22,222

Dodge - Up 20 percent to 40,611

Fiat - Up 89 percent to 3,720

Ford - Up 1 percent to 162,793

GMC - Up 6 percent to 33,570

Honda - Up 9 percent to 94,810

Hyundai - Down 4 percent to 50,271

Infiniti - Up 28 percent to 8,757

Jaguar - Down 23 percent to 699

Jeep - Down 5 percent to 34,023

Kia - Up 13 percent to 42,452

Lamborghini - Up 38 percent to 40

Land Rover - Down 20 percent to 3,129

Lexus - Up 10 percent to 19,850

Lincoln - Down 15 percent to 5,154

Maserati - Up 28 percent to 240

Mazda - Up 2 percent to 18,622

Mercedes-Benz - Up 6 percent to 25,644

Mitsubishi - Down 9 percent to 3,981

MINI - Up 9 percent to 5,888

Nissan - Down 6 percent to 70,928

Porsche - Up 42 percent to 3,211

Ram - Up 17 percent to 25,609

smart - Up 205 percent to 998

Subaru - Up 30 percent to 26,119

Suzuki - Up 5 percent to 2,039

Toyota (includes Scion) - Up 17 percent to 135,392

Volvo - Down 14 percent to 4,200

Volkswagen - Up 22 percent to 34,311

BMW Group - Up 19 percent to 32,371

Chrysler - Up 10 percent to 126,185

Daimler - Up 9 percent to 26,645

Ford Motor Company - No change at 167,947

General Motors - Up 5 percent to 195,764

American Honda - Up 9 percent to 106,973

Hyundai Group - Up 3 percent to 92,723

Jaguar Land Rover - Down 20 percent to 3,828

Nissan North America - Down 3 percent to 79,685

Toyota USA - Up 16 percent to 155,242

2012 YTD Numbers

Acura - Up 28 percent to 127,936

Audi - Up 18 percent to 112,402

Bentley - Up 31 percent to 1,866

BMW - Up 7 percent to 212,848

Buick - Down 1 percent to 150,646

Cadillac - Down 6 percent to 117,017

Chevrolet - Up 5 percent to 1,555,688

Chrysler - Up 48 percent to 236,688

Dodge - Up 14 percent to 432,523

Fiat - Up 130 percent to 35,462

Ford - Up 5 percent to 1,783,981

GMC - Up 4 percent to 340,128

Honda - Up 22 percent to 1,045,495

Hyundai - Up 8 percent to 590,085

Infiniti - Up 21 percent to 95,353

Jaguar - No change at 10,249

Jeep - Up 18 percent to 399,213

Kia - Up 18 percent to 477,366

Lamborghini - Up 42 percent to 400

Land Rover - Up 18 percent to 34,803

Lexus - Up 24 percent to 190,840

Lincoln - Down 3 percent to 69,034

Maserati - Up 18 percent to 2,224

Mazda - Up 9 percent to 228,104

Mercedes-Benz - Up 13 percent to 232,664

Mitsubishi - Down 29 percent to 50,103

MINI - Up 16 percent to 54,419

Nissan - Up 9 percent to 850,816

Porsche - Up 13 percent to 28,226

Ram - Up 16 percent to 244,969

smart - Up 104 percent to 8,309

Subaru - Up 26 percent to 271,582

Suzuki - Down 5 percent to 21,188

Toyota (includes Scion) - Up 31 percent to 1,535,286

Volvo - Down 2 percent to 55,826

Volkswagen - Up 36 percent to 359,666

BMW Group - Up 8 percent to 267587

Chrysler - Up 23 percent to 1,376,855

Daimler - Up 14 percent to 241,019

Ford Motor Company - Up 5 percent to 1,853,015

General Motors - Up 4 percent to 2,163,479

American Honda - Up 22 percent to 1,173,431

Hyundai Group - Up 12 percent to 1,067,451

Jaguar Land Rover - Up 13 percent to 45,052

Nissan North America - Up 11 percent to 946,169

Toyota USA - Up 30 percent to 1,726,666