FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 4, 2009
Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association, Inc.
For information contact:
Brett D. McBrayer, CAE
Area Automobile Sales Increase for 3rd month in a Row
New Automobile Sales by franchised new car dealerships in the Birmingham Area have increased 8% in May over April sales, while used automobile sales by franchised new car dealers increased by 7% over the same time period. This is the 3rd consecutive month sales of automobiles increased by these dealerships.
“We are very encouraged by the continual strengthening of automobile sales in the Birmingham area, and the economy as a whole.” The Birmingham economy has remained stronger than other parts of the country, and quite frankly, if the doom and gloom message in constant media reports had never reached the Birmingham area, we would still be at historical levels.” stated Brett McBrayer, President of the Birmingham Automobile Dealers Association.
The top 10 new car brands were:
Top 10 used car brands were:
“By all reports, there is significant pent-up demand for new and used car purchases by consumers and we expect sales to continue to grow over the coming weeks and months, and look forward to a robust summer selling season…” added McBrayer.