August New Car Sales Figures Look Good

TrueCar - August 29, 2012 releases its August 2012 sales and incen­tives fore­cast, indi­cat­ing a sig­nif­i­cant rise in per­cent­age of sales for the top 8 auto man­u­fac­tur­ers, even as the econ­omy remains at a standstill.

Read what True­Car VP Jesse Toprak has to say.

For August 2012, new light vehi­cle sales in the U.S. (includ­ing fleet) is expected to be 1,255,392 units, up 17.2 per­cent from August 2011 and up 8.9 per­cent from July 2012 (on an unad­justed basis)

“While the over­all econ­omy remains at a stand-still, auto sales con­tinue to be strong as August marks the third straight month of SAAR over 14 mil­lion,” said Jesse Toprak, Vice Pres­i­dent of Mar­ket Intel­li­gence for “Domes­tics con­tinue to lose mar­ket share as the strength of the Japan­ese recov­ery con­tin­ues. Volk­swa­gen is qui­etly becom­ing a seri­ous player whose growth can’t be ignored.”

Read the full fore­cast for the top 8 auto manufacturers.