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U.S. Light Vehicle Sales Fall in September by 27%

Here are the final, ugly, sales results.

by on Oct.02, 2009

The facts are bad for most automakers.

The sales facts are bad for most automakers.

In our monthly tribute to Sergeant Joe Friday of the Los Angeles Police Department, here are the final vehicle sales numbers for September 2009.

September is a month that most automakers would like to forget.

Just the facts: Calendar-year-to-date sales are down 27%.

Korean makers Hyundai and Kia are the biggest winners in the month over month comparison.

U.S. Light Vehicle Retail Sales – September 2009

Sep 2009 Sep 2008 % 2009 CYTD 2008 CYTD %
General Motors

155,679

282,806

-45.0%

1,536,903

2,412,666

-36.3%

Total Cars

68,232

118,440

-42.4%

672,882

1,037,710

-35.2%

Total Light Trucks

87,447

164,366

-46.8%

864,021

1,374,956

-37.2%

memo: Saab

484

1,765

-72.6%

6,928

17,362

-60.1%

Ford Motor Company

114,241

120,355

-5.1%

1,234,104

1,587,670

-22.3%

Total Cars

41,616

42,740

-2.6%

475,798

587,753

-19.0%

Total Light Trucks

72,625

77,615

-6.4%

758,306

999,917

-24.2%

memo: Volvo

4,716

4,054

16.3%

46,729

60,028

-22.2%

Chrysler Group

62,197

107,349

-42.1%

715,516

1,183,519

-39.5%

Total Cars

17,806

31,059

-42.7%

169,752

332,233

-48.9%

Total Light Trucks

44,391

76,290

-41.8%

545,764

851,286

-35.9%

Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A.

126,015

144,260

-12.6%

1,296,424

1,793,305

-27.7%

Total Cars

78,668

88,342

-11.0%

817,905

1,108,124

-26.2%

Total Light Trucks

47,347

55,918

-15.3%

478,519

685,181

-30.2%

American Honda Motor

77,229

96,626

-20.1%

884,136

1,180,583

-25.1%

Total Cars

46,269

56,031

-17.4%

549,927

730,160

-24.7%

Total Light Trucks

30,960

40,595

-23.7%

334,209

450,423

-25.8%

Nissan North America

55,393

59,565

-7.0%

580,296

785,698

-26.1%

Total Cars

35,566

38,485

-7.6%

390,123

486,649

-19.8%

Total Light Trucks

19,827

21,080

-5.9%

190,173

299,049

-36.4%

VW Group of America

24,722

24,937

-0.9%

220,582

243,998

-9.6%

Audi

7,209

7,584

-4.9%

59,518

65,817

-9.6%

Volkswagen

17,358

17,109

1.5%

159,779

175,367

-8.9%

Bentley

131

186

-29.6%

994

2,187

-54.5%

Lamborghini

24

58

-58.6%

291

627

-53.6%

Mitsubishi Motors N. A.

4,712

7,378

-36.1%

42,839

80,105

-46.5%

Total Cars

4,066

5,831

-30.3%

30,122

62,701

-52.0%

Total Light Trucks

646

1,547

-58.2%

12,717

17,404

-26.9%

Mazda Motor of America

14,234

16,169

-12.0%

160,189

215,408

-25.6%

Total Cars

10,447

10,605

-1.5%

110,907

145,349

-23.7%

Total Light Trucks

3,787

5,564

-31.9%

49,282

70,059

-29.7%

Hyundai Motor America

31,511

24,765

27.2%

342,217

337,664

1.3%

Total Cars

22,316

17,513

27.4%

259,251

252,001

2.9%

Total Light Trucks

9,195

7,252

26.8%

82,966

85,663

-3.1%

BMW of North America

19,201

18,525

3.6%

179,480

236,615

-24.1%

BMW

15,047

14,744

2.1%

144,223

195,633

-26.3%

Mini

4,128

3,762

9.7%

34,996

40,694

-14.0%

Rolls Royce

26

19

36.8%

261

288

-9.4%

Daimler AG

17,809

20,570

-13.4%

147,933

195,641

-24.4%

Mercedes-Benz

16,990

18,785

-9.6%

135,464

177,388

-23.6%

Maybach

5

7

-28.6%

48

97

-50.5%

Smart

814

1,778

-54.2%

12,421

18,156

-31.6%

Subaru of America

14,593

14,491

0.7%

158,421

143,789

10.2%

Total Cars

9,396

8,946

5.0%

92,681

90,026

2.9%

Total Light Trucks

5,197

5,545

-6.3%

65,740

53,763

22.3%

Kia Motors America

21,623

17,383

24.4%

238,570

228,088

4.6%

Total Cars

16,214

8,017

102.2%

140,947

132,828

6.1%

Total Light Trucks

5,409

9,366

-42.2%

97,623

95,260

2.5%

Isuzu Motors America

0

258

-100.0%

165

4,188

-96.1%

American Suzuki Motor

1,861

4,083

-54.4%

33,525

74,513

-55.0%

Total Cars

21

839

-97.5%

3,771

19,207

-80.4%

Total Light Trucks

1,840

3,244

-43.3%

29,754

55,306

-46.2%

Jaguar Land Rover N.A.

3,106

3,591

-13.5%

27,059

35,261

-23.3%

Jaguar

880

969

-9.2%

8,674

12,084

-28.2%

Land Rover

2,226

2,622

-15.1%

18,385

23,177

-20.7%

Porsche Cars N.A.

1,581

1,458

8.4%

14,310

21,076

-32.1%

Total Cars

1,046

711

47.1%

8,386

12,110

-30.8%

Total Light Trucks

535

747

-28.4%

5,924

8,966

-33.9%

Ferrari of N.A.

160

105

52.4%

1,018

1,234

-17.5%

Maserati of N.A.

130

199

-34.7%

949

1,930

-50.8%

Passenger Cars

402,230

479,531

-16.1%

4,167,318

5,574,659

-25.2%

Light Trucks

343,767

485,342

-29.2%

3,647,318

5,188,292

-29.7%

Total Sales

745,997

964,873

-22.7%

7,814,636

10,762,951

-27.4%

Imp. Brand Car Total

277,648

291,036

-4.6%

2,882,996

3,668,492

-21.4%

Imp. Brand Light Trucks

141,432

169,146

-16.4%

1,498,774

1,987,994

-24.6%

Imp. Brand Light Veh.

419,080

460,182

-8.9%

4,381,770

5,656,486

-22.5%

Imp. Sourced Car Total

136,105

146,976

-7.4%

1,475,415

1,908,824

-22.7%

Imp. Sourced Truck Total

65,138

82,872

-21.4%

743,996

934,196

-20.4%

Transplant Vehicles

219,870

234,453

-6.2%

2,194,344

2,861,704

-23.3%

GM & Ford Heavy Truck

1,408

1,927

-26.9%

13,525

26,156

-48.3%

Courtesy AutoData Corporation Revised: October 1, 2009

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