Honda, rebounding along with Toyota from last year’s supply shortages caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, probably boosted sales in September by 26 percent, the average of eight estimates.
GM may have increased deliveries by 2.8 percent, the average of 11 estimates. GM is offering no-interest loans on the 2012 Chevrolet Cruze, Cadillac SRX, Buick Enclave and several other models, according to Edmunds.
Ford, which is offering no-interest loans on 2012 F-150 pickups as well as Mustang and Focus car models, may have boosted sales by 2.3 percent, the average of 11 estimates.
Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp., both based in Seoul, may combine to sell 9.1 percent more vehicles in September than a year earlier, the average of six analysts’ estimates. Deliveries for the Hyundai brand rose 15 percent to 60,025, John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor America, said today in a Twitter posting.
Volkswagen AG, which is targeting more than 500,000 vehicle sales in the U.S. this year, may have increased combined deliveries of its Volkswagen and Audi brands by 30 percent in September, the average of four analysts’ estimates. The Wolfsburg, Germany-based company is offering no-interest loans on the Tiguan and Touareg SUVs, as well as the Passat, Jetta and Golf cars, Edmunds said.
Nissan’s deliveries may have slipped 2.1 percent, the average of eight estimates. Yokohama, Japan-based Nissan is offering free financing on its Altima sedan, as well as its Murano, Pathfinder and Armada SUVs, according to Edmunds.
Industrywide deliveries this year through August climbed 15 percent to 9.71 million, according to researcher Autodata Corp. in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The industry is on pace to exceed 14 million sales this year, the highest total since 2007.