April 2013 Sales: American Automakers on the Warpath; Only 6 Automakers Suffer Sales Declines

The month of April brings with it high sales numbers, broken records, and only six automakers are in the red. Chrysler group has announced its best April sales since 2007, with Dodge and Ram sales increases helping with the overall 11 percent increase. Ram boasted the highest sales increase of any manufacturer, up 49 percent from April 2012. Subaru announced that it has had its best sales month in the company's history, increasing its sales just over 25 percent compared to last year. Sales of the new 2014 Forester increased by 65 percent, helping the automaker increase its sales. Ford was also up 18 percent thanks to the strong sales numbers of both the Fusion and Escape, however, F-Series sales were up 24 percent, giving the truck lineup its best monthly sales results since 2006. General Motors also had a notable month of sales, with all brands posing higher total and retail sales, with crossovers up 14 percent, with trucks and SUVs up 17 percent. Car sales for the group were up 6 percent, with large pickups up 23 percent. Chevrolet had its best crossover sales ever, with a 14 percent increase of the Equinox, and 18 percent increase for the redesigned Traverse. Check out the chart below for a full list of April 2013 monthly sales. *Daily Sales Rate takes into account the varying sales days between years, providing a more consistent measurement of than a straight percentage.
Brand/Company March 2013 March2012 Increase/Decrease Daily Sales Rate* Increase/Decrease Best-Selling Model
Acura 13,899 12,175 1,724 9.6 MDX
Audi 3,257 2,863 394 13.8 A4
BMW 23,225 21,062 2,163 10.3 3 Series
Buick 17,157 15,446 1,711 11.1 Enclave
Cadillac 13,230 9,851 3,379 34.3 SRX
Chevrolet 172,460 155,487 16,973 10.9 Silverado
Chrysler 27,836 31,879 -4,043 -13 200
Dodge 53,413 45,248 8,165 18 Avenger
Fiat 3,899 3,849 50 1 500
Ford 204,969 174,042 30,927 17.8 F-Series
GMC 24,799 32,603 2,196 6.7 Sierra
Honda 117,100 109,837 7,263 2.3 Accord
Hyundai 63,315 62,264 1,051 2 Elantra
Infiniti 7,844 7,129 715 10 G Sedan
Jeep 39,426 38,684 742 2 Grand Cherokee
Kia 47,556 47,550 6 N/A Optima
Lexus 18,091 17,551 540 1.0 RX
Lincoln 7,615 6,308 1,307 20.7 MKZ
Mazda 19,894 21,506 -1,612 -7.5 Mazda3
Mercedes-Benz 23,635 22,336 1,299 5.8 C-Class
Mini 5,786 5,731 55 1.0 Cooper S
Mitsubishi N/A N/A N/A N/A Outlander Sport
Nissan 80,003 64,200 15,803 24.6 Altima
Porsche 4,032 3,437 595 17 Cayenne
Ram 32,124 21,505 10,619 49 Pickup
Smart 667 764 -97 -12.7 ForTwo
Subaru 32,943 26,310 6,633 25.2 Forester
Toyota 158,069 160,493 -2,424 -5.4 Camry
Volkswagen 33,644 37,525 -3,811 -10.3 Jetta
Volvo 4,464 4,847 -383 -7.9 S60
  • 2014 Subaru Forester
 
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