Sedans remain popular in Northeast Ohio

 (Cleveland)  – Sales of new vehicles remained strong across Northern Ohio in November, according to figures released today by the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association (GCADA). Northern Ohio dealers sold 19,818 new vehicles last month compared with 19,775 in November of 2017, an increase of .22 percent. For the year to date, dealers have sold 231,919 new vehicles through the end of November compared to 233,121 last year at this time, a decrease of just .52 percent.

“I’m encouraged that new vehicle sales are keeping pace so well with 2017, which was a very strong year,” said Lou Vitantonio, president of the GCADA. “With one more month to go, and plenty of holiday sales events and incentives from auto manufacturers, we should finish the year strong.”

While trucks, SUVs and crossovers have driven the market of late, sales of cars and sedans across Northern Ohio actually grew by 1.18 percent for the month. 

Meanwhile, sales of trucks, SUVs and crossovers fell by .84 percent for the month, when comparing it to the same time period a year prior. 

The used vehicle market continued to grow, with sales increasing 6.33 percent in November. For the year to date, used vehicle sales are up 3.64 percent.

Chevrolet overtook Ford for the title of Northern Ohio’s best-selling brand in November, outpacing them with 3,008 to 2,951 new vehicles sold. 

Similarly, Toyota outdistanced its offshore rival Honda for third, selling 1,545 new units to Honda’s 1,511. Jeep was close behind, with 1,468 new vehicles sold in the month.

18 Brands Up in November (‘18 v. ‘17) The following brands posted sales increases in November of 2018 versus November of 2017: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, GMC, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru and Toyota.

17 Brands Up Year to Date (‘18 v. ‘17) The following brands have posted sales increases for the year to date: Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, GMC, Hyundai, Jeep, Kia, Land Rover, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Rolls-Royce, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo.

(Photos by Ken Robinson/WTAM)

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