CNN: 2012's surprising winners in auto sales

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  1. drinnovation

    drinnovation EREV for EVER!

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    BEST OF THE BEST OF THE YEAR
    2012's surprising winners in auto sales


    2012 auto sales: The winners - 1. Chevy Volt (11) - FORTUNE


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    It was a decent year and putting it into perspective with real data

    December sales of 2,633 brings the YTD up to 23,461, (from PDF: http://media.gm.com/dld/content/Page...er-2012-NA.pdf)


    The volt has been picking up some decent sales in the second year. So at 25 months since launch it has sold 31458 is pretty darn close (98%) to the 25 month mark for the Prius at 25 months (32006 according to per month data at Yahoo! Groups )

    Graphically the first 25 months look like this:


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    It's disturbing that the CNN article still characterizes the $2,500 dealer incentive and $7,500 federal tax credit as
     
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    drinnovation EREV for EVER!

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    True.. but positive to see forbse/CNN which were volt bashing before, come around. They probably have not driven one so they don't know the real reason it sells, and figure the credits helps. It does, but its not the only reason. -- just the reason that is easier for them to wrap their un-informed heads around.
     
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    btw, any insight into initial Prius ramps vs Volt ramps, worldwide ? I would suspect that the Prius ramp in Japan (along with line balancing) preceded the US sales ramp.
     
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    drinnovation EREV for EVER!

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    Yes, there was a early gen prius for sale in Japan for 3 years before the Us launch
    The wikipidia page has yearly sales data on the prius
    Toyota Prius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Not worried enough about it to find monthly.. and selling it in japan is very different.
     
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    dbcassidy Toyota Hybrid Nation, 8 Million Strong

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    The other shared platform, Cruze: 237,758 YTD. Dealers selling the Cruze have 10:1 sales ratio over the volt. The Cruze also sold more than 2011 :231,732.

    That is good news to hear. :)

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    The-definitive-list-of-why-a-Cruze-is-not-a-Volt
    The definitive list of why a Cruze is not a Volt
     
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    Dang, it looks like the Cruze out sold the entire Prius family.
    HTML:
    2012 Rank 2011 Rank  Vehicle 2012 Year End 2011 Year End % Change
    #1  #1  Ford F-Series  645,316  584,917  + 10.3% 
    #2 #2  Chevrolet Silverado 418,312 415,130 + 0.8%
    #3 #3  Toyota Camry 404,886 308,510 + 31.2%
    #4 #6  Honda Accord 331,872 235,625 + 40.8%
    #5 #12  Honda Civic 317,909 221,235 + 43.7%
    #5.1 #12.1 Honda Civic 310,753 216,532 + 43.5%
    #5.2 #12.2 Honda Civic Hybrid 7156 4703 + 52.2%
    #6 #4  Nissan Altima 302,934 268,981 + 12.6%
    #7 #8  Dodge Ram 293,363 244,762 + 19.9%
    #8 #9  Toyota Corolla/Matrix 290,947 240,259 + 21.1%
    #9 #13  Honda CR-V 281,652 218,373 + 29.0%
    #10 #5  Ford Escape 261,008 254,293 + 2.6%
    #11 #18  Ford Focus 245,922 175,717 + 40.0%
    #12 #7  Ford Fusion 241,263 248,067 - 2.7%
    #13 #10  Chevrolet Cruze 237,758 231,732 + 2.6%
    #14 #21  Toyota Prius 236,659 136,463 + 73.4%
    #14.1 #21.1 Toyota Prius Liftback 147,507 128,064 + 15.2%
    #14.2 #21.2 Toyota Prius V 40,669 8399 + 384%
    #14.3 #21.3 Toyota Prius C 35,773 ----- -----
    #14.4 #21.4 Toyota Prius
    Plug-In 12,750 ----- -----
    
     
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    dbcassidy Toyota Hybrid Nation, 8 Million Strong

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    Wrong, 236,659 Prius sold, an increase of 73% over 2011. That is fantastic news indeed!;)

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    Cruse is a PROFIT center for Chevy, Volt is not.
    Cruse is a product dealers have no problem selling, Volt is not.
    Platforms are the same for the Cruse vs, Volt, Cruise has a HUGE advantage over the Volt: it is affordable for the driving masses.:)

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    I saw at least three (different :) ) Volts out in the wild today. I'm happy to see each one of them and it's a nice looking car. I hope Chevrolet is able to profit off Volt so that it becomes a 'very important car' for them.
     
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