Ford Tops Northeast Ohio New Vehicle Sales
CLEVELAND, Ohio — New vehicle sales for 2021 at auto dealers in northeastern Ohio were about on par with sales from last year.
Dealers sold a total of 236,038 new vehicles last year, which is 794 fewer from the 236,832 sold in 2020, a 0.34% decline, according to the latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers’ Association. December saw 15,801 new vehicles sold in the region that includes Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties, which was up 22.76% from the same time the year prior, according to a release.
“Sales in the first half of 2021 started very strong, while vehicle availability continued to dwindle throughout the year. Total sales in the second half of 2021 slowed considerably,” Louis A. Vitantonio, president of the GCADA, said in the release. “Demand is healthy, but supply and production disruptions have kept sales volume at bay.”
Vitantonio expects increased supply in the coming months, “but it will not outpace the demand for new vehicles for some time.”
Ford maintained its top spot, selling 2,218 new vehicles in the region. Chevrolet followed with 1,674 vehicles sold, followed by Honda with 1,543 sold, Jeep with 1,327, Kia with 1,192 and Toyota with 1,161.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.