October sales climb despite economic uncertainty

[Update: Corrected Toyota/GM positioning and sales figures]

Plenty of OEMs tallied double-digit quantity enhancements in October, tipping the equilibrium of a nevertheless-struggling sector into the black soon after a flat Q3. This has been a catch-up calendar year for the market, and while reviews from early on recommended easing of offer constraints and advancements in volume, lots of automakers are only now starting off to claw back quantity missing because source shortages kneecapped the market soon right after the onset of COVID. 

That mentioned, comprehensive-calendar year gross sales figures continue to never paint a quite rosy photo:

— Ford, which showed signs of restoration earlier in the calendar year, continues to be down 2.2% from a source-ravaged 2021. The Blue Oval’s volumes slipped much more than 10% in Oct but the firm hopes to regain ground in the remainder of Q4. 

— Honda’s final results present the opposite trend. The firm’s YTD revenue are down a lot more than 35%, but Oct was only off by 16%. The two are still bad, but Honda’s craze line is at least headed in the correct path.

— The very same is real of Hyundai (down 8% for the yr but up just about 7% in Oct) …

Kia (down 5.1% for the year but up nearly 12% in Oct) …

— Mazda (down approximately 18% so significantly in 2022 but up approximately 30% about the same thirty day period last calendar year …

— And Subaru (down 10% in 2022 but up extra than 30% in Oct).  

— Toyota really knocked it out of the park in Oct, with volumes up virtually 28% (representing more than 40,000 models) for the thirty day period. Toyota’s down just about 12% YTD.

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