April 2016 Auto Sales: Winners and Losers – AutoGuide.com

Another April is in the publications and we have actually the last U.S. sales figures in our greedy little mitts. Curiously, the 2 Alfa Romeo and Scion had a blockbuster month, however despite a range world-class products, Cadillac’s deliveries faltered in a significant way.

For the month, dealers pushed out much more compared to 1.5 million brand-new cars and trucks, an enhance of regarding 3.5 percent compared to April 2015. That’s small however necessary growth; you can’t argue along with boosting figures.

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Likewise, sales for the very first four months of the year have actually increased by a healthy and balanced 3.3 percent. Overall deliveries are simply shy of 5.6 million units. however which automakers did the very best last month and which ones failed in a significant way? Let’s dive in to the sales data …

Winner: Tesla +18.4 Percent

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Tesla’s April deliveries flower an estimated 18.4 percent. Why is it “estimated”? Well, that’s due to the fact that the firm truly doesn’t publish its sales; these numbers are simply an educated guess. Accordingly, this purveyor of all-electric cars and crossovers moved about 2,250 vehicles last month, enough for a year-over-year enhance of much more compared to 18 percent.


Winner: Lincoln +20.2 Percent

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Wait, what? Lincoln’s sales increased by much more compared to twenty percent last month? Exactly how is that possible? Are they even in business? Yes, as a matter of fact, Ford’s much-maligned luxury division still sells cars. In fact, they moved 9,776 vehicles in April, a figure that was buoyed by durable MKX crossover deliveries. Nearly two times as numerous copies of this stylish hauler were pushed out in April compared to the very same month in 2015. It looks Adore at long last this troubled brand is spine from the dead.


Winner: Volvo +33.1 Percent

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Beating Lincoln’s durable performance is Volvo. This Swedish purveyor of premium products viewed its sales grow in excess of 33 percent last month, a performance that was undoubtedly aided in a big method by their brand-brand-new (and award-winning) XC90 crossover. Overall, Volvo sold 6,169 vehicles in April.


Winner: Scion +54.1 Percent

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Scion is set to fade in to the history books, occupying a space alongside brands Adore DeLorean, Plymouth and Willys-Knight. however despite its impending doom, sales are up, and A LOT. Are dealerships giving these points away? They ought to be, due to the fact that Scion sales increased by much more compared to 54 percent last month, along with 6,640 cars delivered.


Winner: Alfa Romeo +57.9 Percent

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That’s undoubtedly a durable performance, however Alfa Romeo beat them along with a year-over-year enhance of nearly 58 percent. The exotic FCA division sold simply 60 cars in April, however that’s a huge enhance over the 38 it delivered throughout the very same month last year. method to go, guys!


Loser: MINI -12.4 Percent

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But now for our sales losers. MINI’s deliveries fell by much more compared to 12 percent in April, a disappointing performance to be certain. Dealerships pushed simply 4,796 vehicles out the door. Perhaps cheap gas is discouraging people from thinking small.


Loser: Chrysler -17.5 Percent

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Chrysler, among FCA’s namesake divisions, had a solid April. Year-over-year sales of pentastar-branded vehicles fell by 17.5 percent. Total deliveries of the 200 and 300 sedan plus the Town & Country minivan totaled a relatively paltry 22,843 units. Is the all-brand-new Pacifica minivan on sale yet? It can’t arrive soon enough.


Loser: Fiat -18.9 Percent

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Likewise, Fiat had a rough month. Its deliveries fell by nearly 19 percent in April. Total sales were a most likely unsustainable 3,045. Oh well, a minimum of FCA still has actually Ram and Jeep, which, per usual, did pretty well last month.


Loser: Cadillac -28.9 Percent

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Next up, Cadillac. GM’s flagship brand viewed its year-over-year April deliveries fall by nearly 29 percent, which is borderline disastrous. Despite offering some really class-leading vehicles, the brand’s sales totaled simply 11,236. Apparently rear-wheel-drive platforms and edgy styling aren’t attracting customers Adore they should. Curiously, fewer compared to 1,500 units separated Cadillac and Lincoln last month.


Loser: Bentley -54.5 Percent

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Finally, we come to Bentley, the automaker that did the least ideal in April. This ultra-luxury brand’s sales fell by nearly 55 percent last month, along with simply 110 vehicles delivered. For the year, its performance is off nearly 53 percent, along with simply 372 units sold.

[Source: Automotive News]

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