Excellent year 2012 sales of new vehicles in the United States
Strong sales of new vehicles in the United States in December crown have a prosperous year for the automotive industry, especially for all Japanese brands. And 2013 looks even better.
Sales of cars and light trucks are expected to reach 14.5 million units in the United States, where all manufacturers have unveiled their results. This is an increase of 13 percent compared to 2011 and the best performance of the past five years.
The American consumers have benefited in 2012 many incentive programs to buy new vehicles. In addition, the average age of vehicles on U.S. roads has reached 11 years, a record that has convinced many consumers to exchange their old car for a recent model.
It should be added that a low interest rate offered by banks and easier access to credit.
"The market for the sale of light vehicles in the United States continues to be a bright spot in an uncertain global environment," said Jeff Schuster, senior vice president of research firm LMC Automotive, a Detroit.
For the month of December, promotional offers for lightweight and advertising blitz end year trucks boosted sales by 10 percent to 1.3 million vehicles, according to data from the Internet TrueCar site. com. This would make December the best month of the year 2012.
The manufacturer Toyota factories which had been disrupted there two years by the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan, expressed Thursday by a whopping 27 percent of its sales in the United States in 2012. To the month of December, the increase was nine percent.
At Honda, the increase in annual sales reached 24 percent. Nissan crossed for the first time in its history the million of vehicles sold in the United States, which represents an annual increase of 10 percent.
Chrysler sales in the United States climbed 21 percent last year, the best performance of the manufacturer since 2007.
For the month of December, Chrysler sales have increased by 10 percent, 367 and 152 motor trucks, sport utility vehicle the Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ram trucks and luxury cars Chrysler 300 leading the way.
Sales of two other American automakers, General Motors and Ford, rose a much more modest pace. GM saw its sales grow by barely 3.7 percent on an annual basis and five per cent for the month of December. At Ford, sales growth has reached five percent for the whole year and two percent for the month of December.