Thursday, 01 October 2020 11:28

Automakers Report September and Q3 2020 Sales




Subaru of America, Inc. reported 60,103 vehicle sales for September, a 16% increase compared with September 2019.


Following 11 consecutive years of sales records, Subaru reported year-to-date sales of 436,560, a 17% decrease compared to the same period in 2019. September marked the first month of 60,000+ vehicle sales for the automaker since December 2019.


As the top performing carline by volume, Outback sales increased 51% in September compared with the same month a year ago. Outback and Forester models achieved their best September ever. Crosstrek sales for September increased 0.5% over the same month in 2019 and marked the best month of 2020 for the carline. BRZ posted a 126% increase, while WRX/STI posted 47% increase in September. In addition, the three-row Ascent SUV and Legacy sedan posted 8% and 18% increases over September 2019, respectively.




General Motors announced it delivered 665,192 vehicles in the third quarter of 2020, a decrease in total vehicle sales of about 10% compared to a year ago.


In a sign of a recovering industry, sales improved sequentially each month within the quarter. Industry and GM sales rebounded significantly in September, finishing the month with year-over-year sales increases. Total industry SAAR1 was an estimated 15.9 million vehicles for the quarter, up about 4 million units from the previous quarter.