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01-21-2006, 11:20 PM
Please post January '06 sales report/news (all regions and markets - worldwide).

01-21-2006, 11:24 PM
US: Domestic Auto Sales Drop Sharply in January - <A HREF="http://www.axcessnews.com/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=7757" TARGET="_blank">http://www.axcessnews.com/modu...=7757</A><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">According to the latest report on domestic auto sales by J.D. Power & Associates, US auto makers saw an 11 percent decline in retail sales through the first 15 days of January when compared to the same time period a year ago.<p>GM and Ford retail sales declined when compared to early January 2005 with <B>GM down 28 percent</B> and <B>Ford down 25 percent</B>. <B>DaimlerChrysler was also down 13 percent</B> when compared to the same period in 2005. Among the nine multi-franchise new-vehicle manufacturers, Hyundai and Toyota have had the best retail performance thus far in January. Retail sales for Hyundai were up 19 percent and Toyota Motor retail sales were up 9 percent compared to the first half of January 2005.<p>In addition to the retail sales increase, Toyota had the highest retail share in the industry for the first 15 days of the month -- up 3.4 points versus a year ago to 18.8 percent. The domestic manufacturers follow Toyota with GM at 17.5 percent (down 4.2 points versus a year ago) and Ford Motor Company at 14.7 percent (down 2.8 points). DaimlerChrysler also saw a decline in the first 15 days of January to 12.8 percent (down 0.3 points). In contrast, American Honda, Nissan and Hyundai have all increased market share versus a year ago, with American Honda at 12.3 percent (up 1.4 points), Nissan at 8.6 percent (up 0.7 point) and Hyundai at 5.7 percent (up 1.4 points).</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"While retail sales are off to a weak start, fleet sales are expected to pick up the pace and keep January's selling rate for the month roughly in line with last year's 16.3 million unit pace for combined retail and fleet sales," said Bob Schnorbus, chief economist of global forecasting at J.D. Power and Associates.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Damn fleets <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">

02-01-2006, 10:27 AM
<B>US Jan. Sales</B>:<p><B>Audi</B>: +19.8%<br><A HREF="http://media.audiusa.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9706" TARGET="_blank">http://media.audiusa.com/artic...=9706</A><p><B>BMW</B> (BMW, Mini): 12%<br><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-01-2006/0004272666&EDATE=" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE=</A><p><B>DaimlerChrysler</B> (Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep): +4.8%<br><A HREF="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8FGE9T02.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db" TARGET="_blank">http://www.businessweek.com/ap...an=db</A><p><B>Ford</B> (Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover): +2%<br><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=22481&make_id=trust" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/article_...trust</A><p><B>GM</B> (Buick, Cadillac, Chevy, GMC, Hummer, Oldsmobile, Other-Isuz, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn): +6%<br><A HREF="http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=22705" TARGET="_blank">http://media.gm.com/servlet/Ga...22705</A><p><B>Honda</B> (Honda, Acura): +24.4%<br><A HREF="http://www.hondanews.com/CatID1000?mid=2006020150249&mime=asc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondanews.com/CatID...e=asc</A><p><B>Hyundai</B>: +16%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/law128.html?.v=17" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=17</A><p><B>Kia</B>: +5.6%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/law106.html?.v=28" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=28</A><p><B>Mazda</B>: 7%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/law110.html?.v=28" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=28</A><p><B>Mitusbishi</B>: +2.8%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/law088.html?.v=39" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=39</A><p><B>Nissan</B> (Nissan, Infiniti): -0.9%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060201/20060201005823.html?.v=1" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/060201...?.v=1</A><p><B>Subaru</B>: +0% (flat - percisely up 44 units from last year <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060201/phw034.html?.v=39" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=39</A><p><B>Suzuki</B>: +33%<br><A HREF="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060201005905&newsLang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://home.businesswire.com/p...ng=en</A><p><B>Toyota</B> (Toyota, Lexus, Scion): +14%<br><A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006020154538" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...54538</A><p><B>VW</B>: +28.0%<br><A HREF="http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9838" TARGET="_blank">http://media.vw.com/article_di...=9838</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 8:27 PM 2/1/2006</i>

02-01-2006, 08:12 PM
According to Reuters and other auto data sources:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>Both General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. cautioned that their outsize monthly gains came from a one-off surge in fleet sales, while their showroom sales actually declined in the traditionally slow month.</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://today.reuters.com/business/newsarticle.aspx?type=ousiv&storyID=2006-02-01T235741Z_01_N01274712_RTRIDST_0_BUSINESSPRO-AUTOS-SALES-DC.XML" TARGET="_blank">http://today.reuters.com/busin...C.XML</A><p>Overall, fleets are up across the board during a (historically) slow January - a quick browse of the breakdown by automaker tells the whole story. In most cases, higher than usual numbers reported from slow-selling, discontinued, or soon-to-be discontinued models.<p>Am I the only one who thinks fleets should be reported spearately from retail sales? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0">

02-02-2006, 05:52 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Am I the only one who thinks fleets should be reported spearately from retail sales? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree with you altough if you would take off the numbers the fleet sales the numbers would be scary, I think the best idea would be to separate the figures, presenting the total sales and stating the retail sales also, for us to be able to have a more realistic picture of the numbers.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>knicks125</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">GM down 28 percent and Ford down 25 percent. DaimlerChrysler was also down 13 percent<br>Retail sales for Hyundai were up 19 percent and Toyota Motor retail sales were up 9 percent <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emdgust.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I also think that American Manufacturers should worry alot by these numbers although I cannot stop thinking "Isn't this a to big diference?" I mean yes, we know that asian companies are gaining on the american brands but by soo much????I just think these are weird numbers and I think there are "manipulation" of figures, or "political moves" over here <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

02-02-2006, 06:41 AM
Chrysler Group Reports U.S. Sales for January 2006 Rise 5 Percent <br> <br>Chrysler Brand Sales Increase 16 Percent <br>Chrysler 300 Sales Continue Segment-Leading Sales Dominance; 20th Month In Excess of 10,000 Units Sold <br>Chrysler PT Cruiser Zips to 45 Percent Sales Increase <br>Jeep Brand Sales Rise 8 Percent <br>Jeep Wrangler Shows Sales Increase of 2 Percent <br>Minivan Sales Leader Dodge Caravan Posts 18 Percent Sales Gain; Continues Its 22-Year Position as Minivan Sales Leader <br> <br> <br>Auburn Hills, Mich., Feb 1, 2006 - <br>Positioned to launch a company record of10 all-new products this year, Chrysler Group reported January 2006 U.S. sales increased 5 percent to 155,465 units. January 2005 sales were 148,111 units. All figures reported have the same number of selling days this month versus January one year ago. <p>"We strengthened our leadership position in key segments such as minivans and large cars with our sales in January," said Gary Dilts, Chrysler Group Senior Vice President - Sales. "Our car business is up 20 percent, and our LX products are up 62 percent. The Dodge Caliber begins production today and gives us a strong entry into the small car segment with an attractive price starting at $13,985. We are now a full-time car player."<br> <br>Sales of the Chrysler 300 totaled 12,746 units, an increase of 26 percent over January 2005 sales of 10,112 units and continuing its leading position in the Luxury Large Car segment, eclipsing its closest competitor by a 2-to-1 margin. January marks the 20th month the Chrysler 300 has surpassed the 10,000 units sold mark since its world introduction in 2004.<br> <br>The still-popular Chrysler PT Cruiser posted sales of 11,406 units, an increase of 45 percent compared to previous year sales of 7,887 units. The Chrysler PT Cruiser continues to attract new customers because of its versatility, value and fuel economy along with original, cutting-edge styling. Since its introduction in 2000, the highly popular Chrysler PT Cruiser has sold nearly 975,000 units worldwide.<br> <br>Jeep brand sales rose 8 percent to 29,773 units in part on the strength of the legendary Jeep Wrangler which posted sales of 3,830 units.<br> <br>Chrysler Group minivan sales continue to be driven by the segment leader Dodge Caravan, which posted sales of 16,273 units, an increase of 18 percent over January 2005 sales of 13,797 units.<br> <br>Dodge Charger sales continue to grow and rose 26 percent month over month to 8,023 units, compared to sales of 7,137 units in December 2005.<br> <br>Dodge Neon sales declined 70 percent to 3,347 units as the unit sells down briskly in preparation for the highly anticipated launch of the Dodge Caliber, which officially began production at the Belvidere Assembly Plant today.<br> <br>"Consumer confidence has increased two consecutive months, interest rates have stabilized and inflation remains in check while other economic indicators are showing positive trends," said Dilts. "The 10 new products we are launching will be a catalyst for sales growth in a strong and competitive market this year."<br> <br>Chrysler Group finished the month with 550,816 units of inventory, or an 85-day supply.

02-02-2006, 07:49 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Chrysler Group finished the month with 550,816 units of inventory, or an 85-day supply. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not to long ago, it was a 70 day supply. 2004 and 2005 saw them past 90 supply. I did rear that DCX want to drop the dupply frame to about 50-70 day supply this year or next year. We'll see. Other than that, I'm surised at how well the Caravan and PT is still selling. Very old cars with face lifts. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

02-02-2006, 08:13 PM
I'd very much like to see a breakdown of retail vs. fleet. I feel this is the only way to get an <B>accurate</B> picture of the performance for the automaker and their specific product line. Right down, all of the fleet sales are hiding the true performance:<p>For example, if Sebring sales, Taurus sales, Grand Prixes, or any other soon-to-be discountinued/weak selling models were retail dominated, rather than fleets, come and ask me for my check book, I would be glad to buy you one if that was the case.<p>Above is a way for automakers to hide weaker performance and report to the public a <B>deceiving</B> number <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> . Of course, the audited annual financials will reflect the true performance anyway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

02-03-2006, 04:49 PM
well, some good news: the ford midsize sedans are selling better than expected (220,000 a year at the rate they're going, when the goal is 190,000). i just hope there aren't many fleet sales in there (i doubt ford would sell many fusions/milans/zephyrs to fleets though, they probably still sell mostly tauruses and the like)

02-06-2006, 03:36 PM
AutoNews now reports, in addition to GM and Ford, Chrysler also sold heavily to fleet to boost January's performance. Figures were not released but comparable to the rate of GM and Ford (which stood at 38 and 39 percent of total January sales, respectively).<p>Some examples included PT cruiser of Chrysler; Grand Prix and GM; and Crown Victoria/Taurus (as well as "a couple thousands of Fusions/Milans/Zephyrs) of Ford.<p>Read more detailed information at the link provided below:<p><A HREF="http://www.autonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060206/SUB/60203096/1078&refsect" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autonews.com/apps/p...fsect</A>=