It’s that time of year once again where some of the major motoring manufacturers release sales figures and we have put together a round-up to show the state of the market and who’s doing well.
Jaguar Land Rover
Jaguar Land Rover Canada reported June sales for both brands of 681 units, a 25 percent increase from June 2013 and the third best sales month in history. Jaguar sales were 163 units, down 2 units from June, 2013 and up 27 percent in year-to-date sales. Land Rover sales were 518 units, up 36 percent from June 2013 for its best June ever.
In the US Jaguar Land Rover North America reported June 2014 U.S. sales: Land Rover sales reached 4,038 units, up 16 percent from 3,468 units in June 2013; Jaguar sales were 1,263 units, down 23 percent from 1,637 units in June 2013. Jaguar Land Rover North America June U.S. sales for both brands hit 5,301 units, a 4 percent increase from 5105 units in June 2013, and up 12 percent for the year.
Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, (VCNA) reported U.S. sales of 5,983 units for the month of June. Year-to-date sales are down 10 percent versus the first six months of 2013. Although the result will obviously dissapoint the company, it is safe to say that given the recent Coupe and SUV concepts shown, the brands design team knows exactly what direction the company should be going in and based upon the reaction to these have it exactly right.
The top seller for June was the S60 sports sedan with 2,337 units sold, and the XC60 crossover finished the month right behind with 2,180 units sold. New this year, the V60 sportswagon is in dealerships now and combines the driving dynamics of a luxury sports sedan with the space and utility to support an active lifestyle. Thanks to Volvo’s new Drive-E engine family, the V60 features best-in-class fuel economy, with the T5 Drive-E FWD achieving 37 highway / 25 city / 29 combined mpg. The V60 is also offered with two of Volvo’s existing engines, the V60 T5 AWD and the V60 T6 R-Design AWD.
Continuing the recent trand, Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) continues to perform fantastically well best-ever June sales volumes of 29,380 across the Mercedes-Benz, Sprinter and smart model lines, up 8.2% from the 27,162 vehicles sold the same month last year. Monthly retails for the Mercedes-Benz brand alone increased 8.6% to 26,506, bringing year-to-date volumes to a milestone 151,624 units. Adding year-to-date sales of 11,483 for Sprinter Vans and 4,647 units at smart, MBUSA delivered the best first-half sales total in its history at 167,754 units.
The BMW Group in the U.S. (BMW and MINI combined) reported June sales of 35,577 vehicles, an increase of 5.7 percent from the 33,645 vehicles sold in the same month a year ago. Year-to-date, the BMW Group (BMW and MINI combined) is up 5.1 percent on sales of 181,534 in the first half of 2014 compared to 172,787 in the same period in 2013. Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased 11.5 percent in June for a total of 30,201 compared to 27,074 vehicles sold in June, 2013. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 12.1 percent on sales of 157,382 compared to 140,431 sold in the first half of 2013.