View Full Version : March 2006 Market Reports

04-02-2006, 08:15 AM
Post all March 2006 sales report/news here (all regions and markets - worldwide).

04-03-2006, 09:14 AM
<B>Audi</B> (+7.6%): <A HREF="http://media.audiusa.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9728" TARGET="_blank">http://media.audiusa.com/artic...=9728</A><p><B>BMW</B> - BMW, MINI (+17%): <A HREF="http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2006/04/03/002882.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.theautochannel.com/....html</A><p><B>DaimlerChysler</B> - Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep (+2.9%): <A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/060403/nym239.html?.v=22" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=22</A><p><B>GM</B> - Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, HUMMER, Oldsmobile, Isuzu, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn (-14.3%): <A HREF="http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=24824" TARGET="_blank">http://media.gm.com/servlet/Ga...24824</A><p><B>Ford</B> - Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover (-4.6%): <A HREF="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=22986&make_id=trust" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/article_...trust</A><p><B>Honda</B> - Honda, Acura (+0.2%): <A HREF="http://www.hondanews.com/CatID1000?mid=2006040349627&mime=asc" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hondanews.com/CatID...e=asc</A><p><B>Hyundai</B> (+4.3%): <A HREF="http://www.hyundainews.com/hyundainews/salesrel79.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://www.hyundainews.com/hyu...9.htm</A><p><B>Kia</B> (+1.1%): <A HREF="http://www.kiamedia.com/secure/corporate040306.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.kiamedia.com/secure....html</A><p><B>Mazda</B> (-2.4%): <A HREF="http://media.ford.com/mazda/article_display.cfm?article_id=23027&CFID=19347479&CFTOKEN=d2fd33ed5a0ad23-616CB27D-1185-6A02-D86CE01830ECD4E7&jsessionid=8a309f4adb7a$0D$B6y" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/mazda/ar...D$B6y</A>$<p><B>Nissan</B> - Nissan, Infiniti (-2.6%): <A HREF="http://www.nissannews.com/corporate/news/current/20060403113834.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nissannews.com/corp...shtml</A><p><B>Suzuki</B> (+46%): <A HREF="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20060403006221&newsLang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://home.businesswire.com/p...ng=en</A><p><B>Toyota</B> - Toyota, Lexus, Scion (+6.9%): <A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006040381437" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...81437</A><p><B>VW</B> (+23.8%): <A HREF="http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9874" TARGET="_blank">http://media.vw.com/article_di...=9874</A><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by knicks125 at 12:28 PM 6/3/2006</i>

04-03-2006, 03:05 PM
Wow, GM is really hurting and after going into Ford's numbers they can't the Edge out to market fast enough IMO....

04-03-2006, 03:36 PM
ahh, a nice healthy jump for the fusion. i was worried. but what's with the taurus? there's absolutely no reason why so many people would be buying it over the infinitely superior fusion, so my guess is either fleet sales (GM did the same thing with the malibu, by selling the old one as the "classic"), or tons of people are rushing to buy what could be a future collectible.<p>GM's showing some nice signs too; the cobalt seems to be selling very well (although it's only an average car and the corolla, civic, 3, focus etc. are all significantly better), and the malibu has a modest YTD gain. VW seems to be doing very very well; look at the passat's sales gains! (granted, with the small numbers the passat is sold in, what would be a minor fluctuation in sales for the camry are huge for the volkswagen).<p>so, overall, some encouraging signs from the struggling ones, can't wait to see what happens once the edge and enclave/outlook/acadia etc. come out <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

04-03-2006, 04:14 PM
As for Ford, here are some interesting stats:<p>Almost fleet exclusive models:<p>Crown Victoria: 5,358 + Taurus: 20,262 = 25,620<p>Relatively new released models:<p>Fusion: 10,703 + Five Hundred: 7,726 + Montego: 2,225 + Milan: 3,326 + Zephyr: 3,218 = 27,108<p>Five models barely passed two; let hope the margin become wider soon, as Taurus soon (should be) exinct.<p>And, <p>Midsize battle:<p>Camry: 38,981<br>Accord: 29,623<br>Altima: 23,790<br>Taurus: 20,262<br>Sonata: 17,487<p>And, <p>Midsize Luxury<p>1. 5 Series 5,265<br>2. E Class 3,884<br>3. M35/45 = 2,629<br>4. GS = 2,483<br>5. STS = 2,217

04-04-2006, 04:13 PM
given just how good the STS is i'm a bit surprised by those numbers; still, cadillac's a success story at the moment overall...