Cruze Sales Fall 12.9% in June, GM Down 3% Overall

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Sales of the Lordstown-built Chevrolet Cruze fell 12.9% in June, resulting in a 12% decrease year-to-date, General Motors Co. reported today.

In announcing June sales, GM said it earned the highest June retail market share since 2011, with dealers delivering 259,353 vehicles last month. Retail deliveries climbed 7%, GM said, as Chevrolet retail sales rose 9%.

But with the automaker reducing fleet and rental sales, its overall sales fell 3% in June. For the first six months, GM’s total sales are up 3.4%.

Still, Cruze sales fell to 22,647 vehicles sold in June and 216,938 year-to-date.

Ford Motor Co. reported a 2% sales increase in June over last year with 225,647 cars, trucks and vans were sold. Sales of the Ford brand were up 1.2% last month as 217,321 vehicles hit the streets.

Ford’s best-selling vehicle was the F-series pickup truck line with 55,171 sold. The Fusion was the brand’s top-selling car with 25,409 sold.

Lincoln sales jumped 14.5% to 8,326. The MKX was the top seller, totaling 2,543. Sales of the MKC crossover jumped 184.6% to 1,947.

Sales for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles were up 8% in June compared to a year ago, with 185,035 vehicles sold. It was Fiat Chrysler’s best June since 2006 in terms of units sold.

Last month, 30,809 Chrysler cars were sold, a 28% increase over June 2014. Leading the charge for the brand was the 200 with 18,560 sold, a 153% year-over-year increase.

Sales of Jeeps were up 25% over last year as 71,529 left showrooms. The Wrangler model led sales with 19,159 sold.

The Ram truck line posted a modest 2% sales increase with 36,078 sold, while Dodge cars and SUVs saw a 14% decline in sales to 43,457.

Pictured: the 2016 Chevrolet Cruze, unveiled last week in Detroit.

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