April 2014 Sales: Industry Sales Pick Up

By | May 01, 2014
For the month of April, the weather heated up and cleared the skies. As we continue toward the summer months, we've seen some record sales numbers from many automakers. Only a handful of automakers reported negative numbers, but even they had something positive to add. Among one of the automakers failing to stay positive this month, Ford not only had its best April sales since 2006 for the F-Series, but also the best April sales since 2005 for the Explorer, two of the biggest models in Ford's lineup. Lincoln, on the other hand, needs to pick up the paces. Volkswagen was also in the red, but showed that this month was the best April sales for its TDI clean diesel vehicles. So which automakers reported best-ever April sales? That list would include Audi, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru, and Ram. Kia also hit a milestone by selling its 5 millionth vehicle here in the U.S. Jeep posted its best month ever, while Cadillac and GMC boasted best April sales since 2007 and Buick had its best April since 2006. Check out April's sales numbers below.
Brand/Company April 2013 April 2014 NUMERICAL CHANGE ADJUSTED DSR RATE BEST SELLING MODEL
Acura 13,899 14,122 223 1.6 MDX
Audi 13,157 15,653 2,496 19.0  Q5
BMW 23,225 25,202 1,977 8.5  3 Series
Buick 17,157 19,214 2,057 12.0  Lacrosse
Cadillac 13,230 13,900 670 5.1  SRX
Chevrolet 172,460 181,648 9,188 5.3  Silverado
Chrysler 27,836 21,967 -5,869 -21  Town & Country
Dodge 53,413 53,463 50 0  Caravan
Fiat 3,899 4,298 399 10.0  500
Ford 204,969 204,323 -646 -0.3  F-Series
GMC 34,799 39,314 4,515 13.0  Sierra
Honda 117,100 118,334 1,234 1.1 Accord
Hyundai 63,315 66,107 2,792 4.4  Sonata
Infiniti 7,844 9,170 1,326 16.9  Q50
Jaguar
Jeep 39,426 59,754 20,328 52.0  Grand Cherokee
Kia 47,556 53,676 6,120 12.9  Optima
Land Rover
Lexus 18,091 23,165 5,074 28.0  RX
Lincoln 7,615 6,803 -812 -10.7  MKZ
Mazda 19,894 22,434 2,540 12.8  Mazda3
Mercedes-Benz 23,635 25,887 2,252 9.5  E-Class
Mini 5,786 4,390 -1,396 -24.1  Countryman
Mitsubishi N/A 6,542 N/A 46.6  Outlander Sport
Nissan 80,003 94,764 14,761  18.5  Altima
Porsche
Ram 32,124 39,170 7,046 22.0  Pickup
Smart 667 1,048 381 57.1  ForTwo
Subaru 32,943 40,083 7,140 21.7  Forester
Toyota 158,069 176,495 18,426 7.4  Camry
Volkswagen 33,644 30,831 -2,813 -8.4  Jetta
Volvo 4,464 4,635 171 3.8  S60
 
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