FCA June 2017 Sales Down 7.4% with 187,348 Vehicles Sold

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  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] Ram trucks and Jeep Grand Cherokee make the brand.

    Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – July 3, 2017

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    FCA June 2017 Sales Overview

    FCA’s June sales of 187,348 vehicles was down 7.4 percent below the 202,421 sold in June of 2016. The Daily Selling Rate (DSR) was equal to the raw volume as there were 26 sales days in both June of 2016 and June of 2017.

    YTD sales of 1,067,360 was down 6.7 percent below the 1,144,283 sold through the same period of 2016. DSR and raw volumes were also equivalent with 152 selling days in both 2017 and 2016.

    The brand pointed to its massive reductions in fleet sales from last June’s 40 percent of total sales to the current 25 percent as one reason for the sales falloffs. Singling out the Jeep, its fleet sales used to comprise of almost 50 percent of sales. Jeep has that total down to 25 percent today. The same as FCAs overall percentage of fleet sales.

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    FCA’s main highlight like most automakers nowadays came from one of the most recognizable and awarded SUV in the world. That being the iconic Jeep Grand Cherokee which achieved its best June sales result since 2005. June’s GC sales of 20,176 were up 20.6 percent over the 16,724 sold in June of 2016. YTD sales of 116,379 were up 16.0 percent over the 100,355 sold through the same period of 2016.

    Another standout was the Ram pickup truck lineup which achieved its best June sales in history as well.

    The U.S. Automobile June 2017 vs. June 2016 Market Share results.

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    To begin, GM moved back ahead of Ford in June although market share is down .3 percent from last June. Toyota gained 0.7 percent and took back what both GM and Ford lost. Nissan gained 0.5 percent while Hyundai took a hard hit, down 0.8 percent. Subaru continued its streak of increasing market share with a 3.6 percent share in June, up 0.5 percent over its share in June of 2016.

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    The Silverado finally outsold RAM which had been in the number two spot for the past three months. It also appears someone was pushing Equinox's as mentioned above allowing it to enter the Top 10.

    Rogue is now the #1 selling CUV in the U.S. with its main rival, the CR-V falling out of the Top 10 for the first time in a long time. The RAV4 is right on the Rogue’s heels too!

    The Corolla continues to amaze with a 6th spot in June’s Top 10 U.S. auto sales. It does not feel like a Top 10 car but you cannot fault the almost 1,500 Toyota dealerships ability to move metal despite its lack of competitive features and pricing.

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    Segment Items of note

    While the Versa continues to hold onto its number one spot, the harsh sales fall was telling of the marketing and sales push that Nissan is providing it. The Rio has all but fallen off the radar of most apparently.

    In the C-Segment, the large incentives did not help Elantra as the aging Focus and middling Sentra and Corolla easily outsold it. The all-new Impreza is showing newfound Consumer demand. To think it was ever going to be close to the Jetta is noteworthy!

    In the D-segment, Accord and Camry continue to batter for supremacy. Camry will be first to reach dealership showrooms with their all-new model while the all-new 10th gen Accord online reveal in Detroit on the 14th should be a worthwhile watch. The rental fleet darling Malibu is really taking a haircut while Sonata and Passat are not doing well at all either.

    CUVs continue to be America’s choice. Rogue continues its award-winning ways with its segment result moving from third, to second and now into fist over the past three months. Talk about firing on all cylinders!

    In the pickup truck segment, for the third month in a row Ford’s F-Series has outsold the entire GM pickup truck lineup.

    When it comes to Hybrids, the Prius lineup has succumbed competitor’s offerings all year. The Fusion Hybrid moved ahead of the Prius liftback for the third time this year. January, March, and now June. The Fusion Hybrids YTD sales of 31,537 still lag the Prius liftbacks 33,112 sold through the first 6-months of 2017 but it will be a competition to watch through the second half of the year.

    The Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq together achieved sales of just 3,536 vehicles in June, down a significant 21.2 percent from the 4,487 the combo sold last month. This is the second month in a row in which Niro sales have fallen below their previous months result showing early momentum and marketing promotion have stalled. On the Ioniq front, in April sales were 1,316, May saw a nice uptick to 1,827, and now June with sales of just 1,348 vehicles which are back down to April levels. A lack of inventory for both models on dealerships lots across the country may have something to do with it? With healthy incentives on both the std. 4th gen Prius undercutting the Ioniq MSRP price advantage by thousands. Pricing may have to be adjusted accordingly. The Prius Prime's recent incentive increases are going to make it tough for both the Niro and Ioniq PHEVs when they arrive in just a matter of weeks.

    The Accord Hybrid is selling well while the hot RAV4 Hybrid appears to have topped out.

    In the Electric segment, both Volt and the Bolt moved back ahead of the Prius Prime.

    U.S. June 2017 Sales vs. June 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers

    GM June 2017 Sales Down 4.7% with 243,155 Vehicles Sold
    Ford June 2017 Sales Down 5.1% with 227,979 Vehicles Sold
    Toyota June 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 202,376 Vehicles Sold
    FCA June 2017 Sales Down 7.4% with 187,348 Vehicles Sold
    Nissan June 2017 Sales Up 2.0% with 143,328 Vehicles Sold
    Honda June 2017 Sales Up 0.8% with 139,783 Vehicles Sold
    Kia June 2017 Sales Down 10.3% with 56,143 Vehicles Sold
    Hyundai June 2017 Sales Down 19.3% with 54,507 Vehicles Sold
    Subaru June 2017 Sales Up 11.7% with 52,057 Vehicles Sold
    Mercedes-Benz June 2017 Sales Up 1.1% with 32,328 Vehicles Sold
    BMW June 2017 Sales Up 0.4% with 28,962 Vehicles Sold
    VW June 2017 Sales Up 15.0% with 27,377 Vehicles Sold
    Mazda June 2017 Sales Down 14.7% with 22,342 Vehicles Sold
    Audi June 2017 Sales Up 5.3% with 19,416 Vehicles Sold
    Jaguar/Land Rover June 2017 Sales Up 3.0% with 8,706 Vehicles Sold
    Mitsubishi June 2017 Sales Down 5.0% with 7,625 Vehicles Sold
    Volvo June 2017 Sales Down 15.0 % with 7,303 Vehicles Sold
    Porsche June 2017 Sales Up 0.8% with 4,516 Vehicles Sold

    Within the OEM ranks, Nissan is ever so slowly placing Honda in its rear view. And Kia outsold its parent Hyundai. I was not expecting to see that.

    In June 1.46 million vehicles were sold in the U.S., down 3.3 percent below the 1.51 million sold in in June of 2016.

    June's Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) came in at just under 17 million.

    For the first half of 2017, U.S. YTD sales of 8.43 million were down 1.9 percent from the 8.59 million sold through the first half of 2016 YTD.

    With a record 17.49 million vehicles sold in 2016, 2017 should still be another solid year although I am predicting we will be under 17 million vehicles sold falling below both 2015 (17.45 million sold) and 2016's (17.49 million sold) if the present sales softening trend continues.

    Remember that when the U.S. economy experiences a drop in GDP no matter how slight, it is called a recession. While many OEMs are excusing the falloff on reduced rental fleet sales, the industry-wide pull-back is surely keeping board members and CEOs awake at night despite the U.S. economic fundamentals still being positive.
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] FCA Canada Reports Second-best Start to a Calendar Year on Record; Record June Sales for Ram Brand

    FCA Canada June 2017 sales of 26,926 vehicles was down 7.4 percent below the 29,083 sold in June of 2016.

    June retail sales of 19,159 vehicles was down 5 percent from June of 2016. Fleet sales of 7,767 vehicles was down 13 percent from June 2016.

    FCA Canada achieved its second best start to a sales year in the Company’s 92-year history. YTD, 51,574 vehicles were sold, down 1.7 percent below last years record setting 154,216 sold through the same period of 2016.

    This is only the second time in FCA Canada history that sales have exceeded 150,000 units by the mid-year point of a calendar year.

    FCA Canada Sales Highlights

    Ram Brand June sales reached a record 11,935 vehicles sold, up 29.6 percent over the 9,207 sold in June of 2016.

    Ram LD and HD Pickups set a June sales record with sales of 11,248 vehicles, up 27.0 percent over the 8,855 sold through the in June 2016.

    Canada June 2017 Ranks and Results for the top 7 Automobile Manufacturers

    Ford Canada June 2017 Sales Up 14.1% with 32,777 vehicles sold
    FCA Canada June 2017 Sales Down 7.4% with 29,083 vehicles sold
    GM Canada June 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 27,151 vehicles sold
    Toyota Canada June 2017 Sales Up 6.5% with 23,436 vehicles sold
    Honda Canada June 2017 Sales Up 14.1% with 19,258 vehicles sold
    Nissan Canada June 2017 Sales Up 13.3% with 16,002 vehicles sold
    Hyundai Canada June 2017 Sales Down 15.5% with 12,848 vehicles sold
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    [​IMG] FCA México Reports Its Best First Half Since 2009

    FCA México reported sales of 48,424 vehicles YTD, up 4 percent over that sold through the same period of 2016 and its best first half sales performance in eight years

    In June, FCA México sold 8,010 vehicles.

    In June, Chrysler sold just 56 vehicles. What is the point of a brand selling volume like this?

    In June, the Dodge brand sold 2,945 vehicles. First half sales were up 12 percent versus the same period in 2016, with 17,025 vehicles sold. The Dodge Neon achieved sales of 452 vehicles.

    Jeep achieved June sales of 982 vehicles..

    Ram sales were up 9 percent over June 2016 with 2,062 vehicles sold.

    Wayne
     

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