Jeep provided the sales punch for a positive sales month. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Sept. 1, 2016 2016 RAM 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab w/ the award winning 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel - $42,240 to start and efficiency that will beat every single half-ton at the pump other than possibly the 17 F-150 with the 3.5L EB and 3.31 rear end or the two RAM 1500s with the 3.6L Pentastar and 3.0L EcoDiesel. $8k discounts are as easy to negotiate as asking for them. FCA August 2016 Sales Overview FCA sold 196,756 vehicles in the U.S. during August, up 3.1 percent over the 190,887 sold in August of 2015. YTD sales of 1,522,292 is up 4.3 percent over the 1,460,164 sold through the same period of 2015. FCA reported its US retail and fleet sales were 150,153 and 46,603 vehicles respectively in August. The retail and fleet divide came to 76 and 24 percent respectively. FCA August 2016 Sales Highlights Jeep, Dodge and Ram Trucks each posted year-over-year sales gains in August, led by the Jeep’s 12 percent increase. Jeep sales were up 12 percent in August compared with the same month a year ago. The Jeep Cherokee posted an incredible 41 percent sales gain, the largest percentage increase of any Jeep brand model in August. The Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass all turned in double-digit percentage increases in August. Ram Truck sales were up 2 percent in August versus August of 2015. Both the ProMaster and ProMaster City vans turned in double-digit percentage sales gains in August, led by the ProMaster City’s 32 percent increase. Sales of Ram pickups were flat in August. August 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In August, Ford’s U.S. market share was down a significant 0.7 percent. Subaru on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.7 percent thanks to their blowout August results shown below. On a volume basis, August of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.51 million vehicles down a rather steep 3.8 percent below August of 2015s 1.57 million vehicle sales result. 2016 YTD sales of 11.2 million is up 0.3 percent above the 11.58 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. August 2016 Sales vs. August 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM August 2016 Sales Down 5.2% with 256,429 Vehicles Sold Ford August 2016 Sales Down 8.4% with 214,482 Vehicles Sold Toyota August 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 213,125 Vehicles Sold FCA August 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 196,756 Vehicles Sold Honda August 2016 Sales Down 3.8% with 149,571 Vehicles Sold Nissan August 2016 Sales Down 6.5% with 124,638 Vehicles Sold Hyundai August 2016 Sales Up 0.0% with 72,015 Vehicles Sold. Subaru August 2016 Sales Up 14.7% with 60,418 Vehicles Sold. Kia August 2016 Sales Down 7.9% with 54,248 Vehicles Sold. Mercedes-Benz August 2016 Sales Up 2.1% with 31,909 Vehicles Sold. BMW August 2016 Sales Down 7.2% with 30,500 Vehicles Sold. VW August 2016 Sales Down 9.1% with 29,384 Vehicles Sold Mazda August 2016 Sales Down 12.8% with 26,109 Vehicles Sold Audi August 2016 Sales Up 2.5% with 19,264 Vehicles Sold In August, Toyota moved within 1,357 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position. The Juggernaut called Subaru overtook Kia and has now placed Hyundai clearly in its gun sights. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in August was 17.2 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.