Auto Industry Poised for Best June Sales in a Decade, Forecasts Edmunds.com

Auto Industry Poised for Best June Sales in a Decade, Forecasts Edmunds.com


SANTA MONICA, Calif. — June 26, 2015 — Edmunds.com, the premier destination for car shopping, forecasts that 1,484,487 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in June for an estimated Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) of 17.3 million. The projected sales will be a 9.0 percent decrease from May 2015, but a 4.7 percent increase from June 2014. If the sales volume holds, it will mark the best-selling month of June since 2006, and the biggest June SAAR since 2005.

?The auto industry has maintained most of the strength it flexed during its record-breaking May,? said Edmunds.com Director of Industry Analysis Jessica Caldwell. ?In many parts of the country we saw May?s deal offers extend well into June, and Fourth of July promotions should start as early as next week. These sales messages are helping to sustain the industry?s momentum into the first few weeks of summer.?

SALES VOLUME FORECAST, BY MANUFACTURER
Sales Volume June 2015
Forecast
June 2014 May 2015 Change from
June 2014
Change from
May 2015
GM 265,825 267,461 293,097 -0.6% -9.3%
Ford 223,666 221,396 250,086 1.0% -10.6%
Toyota 207,254 201,714 242,579 2.7% -14.6%
FCA Group 186,864 171,086 202,227 9.2% -7.6%
Honda 140,276 129,023 154,593 8.7% -9.3%
Nissan 124,445 109,643 134,779 13.5% -7.7%
Hyundai/Kia 119,855 118,051 126,043 1.5% -4.9%
VW/Audi 48,844 45,694 53,186 6.9% -8.2%
Industry 1,484,487 1,418,027 1,631,260 4.7% -9.0%
*NOTE: June 2015 had 26 selling days, June 2014 had 27 and May 2015 had 26.

Edmunds.com estimates that retail SAAR will come in at 14.1 million vehicles in June, with fleet transactions accounting for 18.3 percent of total sales. An estimated 2.98 million used cars will be sold in June, for a SAAR of 37.2 million (compared to 3.07 million ? or a SAAR of 37.4 million ? used car sales in May).

MARKET SHARE FORECAST, BY MANUFACTURER
Market Share June 2015
Forecast
June 2014 May 2015 Change from
June 2014
Change from
May 2015
GM 17.9% 18.9% 18.0% -1.0% -.1%
Ford 15.1% 15.6% 15.3% -.5% -.3%
Toyota 14.0% 14.2% 14.9% -.3% -.9%
FCA Group 12.6% 12.1% 12.4% 0.5% 0.2%
Honda 9.4% 9.1% 9.5% 0.4% 0.0%
Nissan 8.4% 7.7% 8.3% 0.7% 0.1%
Hyundai/Kia 8.1% 8.3% 7.7% -.3% 0.3%
VW/Audi 3.3% 3.2% 3.3% 0.1% 0.0%


What economic factors are driving today?s heavy volume of shoppers to dealer showrooms? Edmunds.com Chief Economist Dr. Lacey Plache explains what car shoppers want at http://www.edmunds.com/industry-center/analysis/what-car-shoppers-want-now.html.

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