Edmunds.com Forecasts Huge March Sales Increase

Edmunds.com - April 28, 2013

With automak­er sales fig­ures for March due out by today, Edmunds.com Senior Ana­lyst Jes­si­ca Cald­well puts sales vol­ume fig­ures on the board.

Get a close-up view of the facts and fig­ures on March sales.

Edmunds.com fore­casts that 1,478,208 new cars and trucks will be sold in the U.S. in March for an esti­mat­ed Sea­son­al­ly Adjust­ed Annu­al Rate (SAAR) of 15.6 mil­lion light vehi­cles. Edmunds.com expects March to be the biggest sin­gle month since 1,555,945 new cars and trucks were sold in May 2007.

 

SALES VOLUME FORECAST, BY MANUFACTURER

Sales Vol­ume

March 2013 Fore­cast

March 2012

Feb­ru­ary 2013

Change from March 2012*

Change from Feb­ru­ary 2013*

GM 251,444 231,052 224,314 8.8% 12.1%
Ford 231,844 223,262 195,310 3.8% 18.7%
Toy­ota 204,782 203,282 166,377 0.7% 23.1%
Chrysler Group 173,007 163,381 139,014 5.9% 24.5%
Hon­da 138,204 126,999 107,987 8.8% 28.0%
Nis­san 139,693 135,939 99,636 2.8% 40.2%
Indus­try 1,478,208 1,403,909 1,191,904 5.3% 24.0%

*NOTE: March 2013 had 27 sell­ing days, March 2012 had 28 and Feb­ru­ary 2013 had 24.

 

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