September Auto Sales Plunge in Aftermath of Cash for Clunkers; SAAR at 9.2M units, LDV Sales Down 41% from August, Hybrid Sales Down 48%

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Reported hybrid sales by month. In the aftermath of the summer sales boom fueled by the US Cash for Clunkers program, September 2009 light duty vehicles sales dropped back to pre-incentive lows. Reported sales of hybrids in September dropped 4.1% Reported sales do not include sales of the Mercedes S400 hybrid, which went onsale in the US late in August.) Compared to August results (38,701 units), however, hybrid sales dropped 48.4%.

Cash for Clunkers Buoys US Auto Sales; Hybrid Sales Up 31.8% for Monthly New Vehicle Share of 3.55%

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Monthly new vehicle market share for hybrids. Buoyed by the US government’s CARS (“Cash for Clunkers”) program, US auto sales slowed their decline in the US in July, dropping on 12.1% As a result, the SAAR for July surged to 11.24 Hybrids had an especially good month, with reported sales jumping 31.8% year-on-year to 35,429 units, representing a 3.55% new vehicle sales market share for the month—the highest monthly share yet.

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US hybrid sales slump in September

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What would happen when the cash for clunkers sales boom came to an end has been a question many automotive executives in the USA dared not think about. Hybrid sales were not immune from the troubles either. per cent compared to the previous year at 19,977 units (though they do not include sales of the Mercedes S400 Hybrid which went on sale in the USA at the end of August). Compared to August results, this meant that hybrid sales were down 48.4

A closer look at US auto sales in July

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Yesterday we told you how the cash for clunkers scheme has enjoyed early success in the USA. per cent to 566,527 with hybrids having a particularly good month. per cent new vehicles sales market share for the month, the highest monthly share to date. Let’s take a look at the results from each major manufacturer: Chrysler: Total US sales for July stood at 88,900 units, a decrease of nine per cent year on year, although up 30 per cent compared to June.

Reported Sales of US Hybrids Up 48.6% in August; 3.07% Market Share

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Market share of reported hybrid sales in the US. Buoyed by the extension of the US Cash for Clunkers (CARS) program, as well as the availability of more hybrid models on the market, reported sales of hybrids in the US jumped 48.6% Reported hybrid sales represented 3.07% of new vehicle sales in August. All comparisons here are by volume, not adjusted for the daily selling rate.). Compared to July 2009 results, however, hybrid sales rose 9.2%

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Hybrid sales leap in the US

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The cash for clunkers campaign has given a massive boost to hybrid sales in the US, with a reported leap by 48.6 Overall sales of light duty vehicles in the US increased by one per cent to 1,261,997 units according to figures from Autodata, with reported hybrid sales representing 3.07 Compared to July 2009 results, hybrid sales increased by 9.2 General Motors: GM sold a total of 1,708 hybrids during the month – an increase of 4.8