SUVs prove to be the 3 pointed stars highlight. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 1, 2016 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300 in FWD spec – 22/28 mpgUS city/highway rated and retails for $39,875 incl. the $925 D&H charge to start. TrueCar shows it can be purchased for approximately $1k off on the east coast and $2k off on the west. Mercedes-Benz May 2016 Sales Overview With two fewer selling days (24 vs 26 in May of 2015), Mercedes-Benz achieved sales of 32,567, down 1.9 percent below the 33,188 sold in May of 2015. On a daily selling rate (DSR) basis, May sales were actually up 6.3 percent. Year to date sales of 149,167 are down 1.1 percent below the 150,864 sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were off just 0.3 percent. Mercedes-Benz brand achieved May sales of 29,299 vehicles, was down 1.0 percent. Sprinter Vans reported 2,848 vehicles sold and smart reported 420 vehicles sold. Mercedes-Benz May 2016 Sales Highlights GLC/GLK class SUV sales were notably strong as the models achieved May sales of 4,183 vehicles, up 63.5 percent over the 2,558 sold in May of 2015. On a DSR basis, sales were up 77.2 percent. YTD sales of 19,620 was up 73.8 percent over the 11,286 sold during the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis, YTD sales were up 75.2 percent. Market Share Detail In May, Hyundai and Nissan each picked up 0.5 percent market share while GM took a hit losing 1.6 percent vs. April of 2016. On a volume basis, May sales of 1.53 million vehicles was down 6.1 percent below May of 2015s 1.63 million vehicles sold result. On a DSR basis however (24 vs. 26 days), May sales were up 1.7 percent. 2016 YTD sales of 7.08 million is up 0.7 percent ahead of the 7.03 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. On a DSR basis (126 vs. 127 days), U.S. 2016 sales were up 1.5 percent. U.S. May 2016 Sales vs. May 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM May 2016 Sales Down 18.0% with 240,450 Vehicles Sold Ford May 2016 Sales Down 5.9% with 235,997 Vehicles Sold Toyota May 2016 Sales Down 9.6% with 219,339 Vehicles Sold FCA May 2016 Sales Up 1.1% with 204,452 Vehicles Sold Honda May 2016 Sales Down 4.8% with 147,108 Vehicles Sold Nissan May 2016 Sales Down 1.0% with 133,496 Vehicles Sold Hyundai May 2016 Sales Up 11.6% with 71,006 Vehicles Sold Kia May 2016 Sales Up 0.8% with 62,926 Vehicles Sold Subaru May 20165 Sales Up 1.1% with 50,083 Vehicles Sold BMW May 2016 Sales Down 8.8% with 33,612 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz May 2016 Sales Down 1.9% with 32,567 Vehicles Sold VW May 2016 Sales Down 17.2% with 28,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda May 2016 Sales Down 4.3% with 28,328 Vehicles Sold Audi May 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 18,728 Vehicles Sold In May, BMW moved back ahead of Mercedes-Benz. Ford was just 4,453 units off of overtaking GM as the number one OEM in the U.S. sales tally and Mazda was just 451 vehicles from taking over VWs 12th position. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in May was approximately 17.0 million vehicles. Calendar-year-to-date, the light vehicle SAAR was 17.2 million vehicles.