Industry Reports

Valley Auto Sales Up 2% in February

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Auto sales were up slightly in the Mahoning Valley in February as 4,041 new and used cars left dealership lots, according to the latest data from the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. The tally was a 2% increase from the same month a year ago.

Sales of new cars in Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties were up 2.9% to 2,151, while used-car sales rose to 1,840, a 2.5% gain compared to February 2018.

On the heels of the last Chevrolet Cruze coming out of the General Motors Lordstown complex Wednesday, Stadium GM Superstore in Salem took the top spot among local dealers for new-car sales with 159 delivered to customers in the tri-county area. Ranking second was Sweeney Buick GMC, Boardman, with 138 sold, followed by Sweeney Chevrolet, Boardman, 123; Taylor Kia of Boardman, 116; and Boardman Subaru, 110.

Greenwood Chevrolet, Austintown, ranked No. 1 for used-car sales with 85 leaving its lot.

Across the dealership association’s 22-county region, combined new-and-used sales were up 6.7% to 5,556. Mahoning Valley dealerships accounted for half of the top 10, with Sweeney Buick GMC ranking third with 230 combined sales. Following were Stadium GM in fourth with 219, Taylor Kia in sixth with 198, Greenwood Chevy in seventh with 193, Sweeney Chevy in eighth with 191 and Boardman Subaru rounding out the top 10 with 179.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.