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Local Auto Sales Climb 27.5% in June

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Local auto sales jumped 27.5% in June, according to the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association, as buyers continued their return to showrooms.

In total, there were 5,245 new and used vehicles sold to buyers living in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties last month. New-car sales totaled 2,881, a 33.7% increase from the previous month, while used-car sales totaled 2,233, a 16.9% rise.

“Consumer demand continues to be strong while inventory is considerably low in the northern Ohio market, similar to across the country,” said the auto dealer association’s president, Louis Vitantonio, in a statement. “Consumers in the market, in many cases, are limited to the few vehicles on the lot or must reserve a vehicle in transit to the store. Used vehicle sales have started to slow in June, as availability is an issue and sales were strong in 2020.”

Atop the new-car sales chart among local dealerships was Sweeney Chevrolet, Boardman, with 160 sold. Following were Greenwood Chevrolet in Austintown with 135, Fairway Ford in Canfield with 125, Sweeney Buick GMC in Boardman with 120 and Kufleitner Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Boardman with 117.

In total 11 dealerships hit triple-digit sales figures on new cars.

For used vehicles, Greenwood Chevrolet was No. 1 locally with 117 sold, followed by Fairway Ford with 111 and Fred Martin Ford, Austintown, with 99.

Across the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association’s 22-county footprint, four dealers ranked in the top 10 for combined new and used sales. Fairway Ford was third with 344, Greenwood Chevy was seventh with 275, Sweeney Chevy was ninth with 255 and Boardman Subaru was 10th with 225.

Copyright 2021 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.