View Full Version : September 2006 Market Reports

10-01-2006, 09:53 AM
Post all September 2006 sales reports/news here (all regions and markets - worldwide).

10-03-2006, 01:48 PM
Audi: +1.9%<br><A HREF="http://media.audiusa.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9789" TARGET="_blank">http://media.audiusa.com/artic...=9789</A><p>BMW (BMW, Mini): -7%<br><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-03-2006/0004444605&EDATE" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE</A>=<p>DaimlerChrysler (Mercedes, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep): -2%<br><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-03-2006/0004444482&EDATE" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE</A>=<p>GM (Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, HUMMER, Isuzu, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn): -6.8%<br><A HREF="http://media.gm.com/servlet/GatewayServlet?target=http://image.emerald.gm.com/gmnews/viewpressreldetail.do?domain=2&docid=29391" TARGET="_blank">http://media.gm.com/servlet/Ga...29391</A><p>Ford (Ford, Mercury, Lincoln, Jaguar, Volvo, Land Rover): +7.4%<br><A HREF="http://media.ford.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=24421&make_id=trust" TARGET="_blank">http://media.ford.com/article_...trust</A><p>Honda (Honda, Acura): -4.1%<br><A HREF="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4233113.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chron.com/disp/stor....html</A><p>Hyundai: -13%<br><A HREF="http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061003/latu115.html?.v=59" TARGET="_blank">http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/06....v=59</A><p>Kia: +2.0%<br><A HREF="http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-03-2006/0004444705&EDATE" TARGET="_blank">http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-...EDATE</A>=<p>Mazda: +1.7%<br><A HREF="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/fn/4232873.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.chron.com/disp/stor....html</A><p>Mitsubishi: +13.6%<br><A HREF="http://media.mitsubishicars.com/detail?mid=MIT2006100339773&mime=ASC" TARGET="_blank">http://media.mitsubishicars.co...e=ASC</A><p>Nissan (Nissan, Infiniti): -9.2%<br><A HREF="http://nissannews.com/corporate/news/current/20061003101128.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://nissannews.com/corporat...shtml</A><p>Subaru: +0%<br><A HREF="http://vocuspr.vocus.com/vocuspr30/Newsroom/ViewAttachment.aspx?SiteName=Subaru&Entity=PRAsset&AttachmentType=F&EntityID=102211&AttachmentID=dc3374b9-adb3-40cf-b274-4d2575f81e78" TARGET="_blank">http://vocuspr.vocus.com/vocus...81e78</A> (word file)<p>Suzuki: +11%<br><A HREF="http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20061003005961&newsLang=en" TARGET="_blank">http://home.businesswire.com/p...ng=en</A><p>Toyota (Toyota, Lexus, Scion): +20.2%<br><A HREF="http://pressroom.toyota.com/Releases/View?id=TYT2006100344525" TARGET="_blank">http://pressroom.toyota.com/Re...44525</A><p>VW: -7.2%<br><A HREF="http://media.vw.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=9966" TARGET="_blank">http://media.vw.com/article_di...=9966</A>

10-03-2006, 01:52 PM
What happened to Hyundai?

10-03-2006, 10:18 PM
Why is Isuzu counted in GMs total, btw that is Isuzu commercial truck sales.<p>Isuzu passenger vehicles sales were UP 10.6%.

10-04-2006, 05:48 AM
Overall, the whole US market was weak during September, I would think much to do with model year changeover and/or inventory shortage on certain models. There aren't a lot of winners in September, with the exception of Toyota, which ran away from the field. BTW, Ford's actual increase was less than one percentage points, not 7.4% as reported, since there is an extra day in Sept. 06, as compared to Sept. 05. While the maker should be commanded for a good month, it should be noted, however, sales were largely carried by the fleet-exclusive Taurus (double the number of units to the Fusion and more than 6K units over the 3 CD3 platform car) and F-Series on the truck side.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AUDIR8</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What happened to Hyundai?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was a dip I didn't expect, not huge but still worth noting. I can attest the Accent (specifically the three door) is low on inventory, at least in my area, every new 3 door (GS or SE) is sold almost the instant it is on the lot. The strike, as indicated in the press release, might have finally caught up to the US market (although global wise, Hyundai was up big, +52% if I recall, for September). Elantra, Tiburon, and Tucson are all ready for an update (which the first two will receive new and updated models, respectively; while Tuscon for 08MY??) Sonata was a big surprise, although after looking through the whole industry, it seems more consumers are moving back to SUVs/Trucks as gas prices leveled off. The bright spots are Azera and Santa Fe, but more so on the Santa Fe. And, Entourage is new.

10-05-2006, 06:08 PM
Does this mean there is a good chance that the head of the Hyundai America will be replaced soon?

10-07-2006, 04:45 AM
Australia: <p><B>Top 10 Manufacturers</B><p>1. Toyota - 17,183<br>2. Holden - 12,018<br>3. Ford - 8,977<br>4. Mazda - 5,764<br>5. Nissan - 4,748<br>6. Honda - 4,535<br>7. Mitsubishi - 4,307<br>8. Hyundai - 4,175<br>9. Subaru - 3,350<br>10. Volkswagen - 2,123<p><B>Top 10 Cars:</B><p>1. Holden Commodore - 5,262<br>2. Toyota Corolla - 3,852<br>3. Ford Falcon - 3,563<br>4. Mazda 3 - 3,327<br>5. Toyota Camry - 3,092<br>6. Toyota Yaris - 2,043<br>7. Hyundai Getz - 2,028<br>8. Toyota HiLux - 1,583<br>9. Holden Astra - 1,491<br>10. Ford Territory - 1,418

10-10-2006, 08:41 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>iameveryguy</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Does this mean there is a good chance that the head of the Hyundai America will be replaced soon?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not likely. The thing that truly hurt this last month was the total absense of Accent's and Elantra's. Those two models generally account for a huge chunk. I think alot of dealers probably had to switch those buyer to used cars because they couldn't afford a Soanta. You never really know how much it'll hurt not having those cars there until you don't.

10-10-2006, 05:01 PM
Yeah, hopefully Hyundai has replenished stock for its lineup - my nearby dealer has sold out every Accent 3 door received so far (and rather quickly, should mention).<p>As for the change in managment, far from it. One bad month, especially circumstantial, will not have a large impact at all. Plus, IIRC, Hyundai has had only a few months (two??) with decreased sales YOY for the US market, looking at the past few years.