07 January 2012

Car / Light Truck Sales USA: 2011


A second year of car sales increase is positive, even if down on the noughties. The Ford nameplate is well ensconced in the #1 spot now, while Mercedes takes the nameplate win for premium marques from Lexus. Overall dealers are happy with how the year panned out.

1 Ford 2,060,000 16.1%
2 Chevrolet 1,776,000 13.9%
3 Toyota 1,397,000 10.9%
4 Honda 1,024,000 8.0%
5 Nissan 944,000 7.4%
6 Hyundai 646,000 5.1%
7 Kia 485,000 3.8%
8 Dodge 451,000 3.5%
9 Jeep 419,000 3.3%
10 GMC 398,000 3.1%
11 VW 324,000 2.5%
12 Subaru 267,000 2.1%
13 Merc 262,000 2.0%
14 Ram 258,000 2.0%
15 Mazda 250,000 2.0%
16 BMW 248,000 1.9%
17 Chrysler 221,000 1.7%
18 Lexus 199,000 1.6%
19 Buick 178,000 1.4%
20 Cadillac 152,000 1.2%
21 Acura 123,000 1.0%
22 Audi 118,000 0.9%
23 Infiniti 98,500 0.8%
24 Lincoln 85,600 0.7%
25 Mitsubishi 79,000 0.6%
26 Volvo 67,200 0.5%
27 MINI 57,500 0.5%
28 Scion 49,300 0.4%
29 Land Rov 38,100 0.3%
30 Porsche 29,000 0.2%
31 Suzuki 26,600 0.2%
32 Fiat 19,800 0.2%
33 Jaguar 12,300 0.1%
Other 18,600 0.1%
Total 12,779,000 10.3% increase.

Nameplates with grins were Ford (+17.4%), Nissan (+17.3%), Hyundai (+20%), Kia (+36.3%), Jeep (+44), VW (+26.3%) and Ram (+21%). Those with nothing to smile about were Toyota (-6.2%), Honda (-6.6%), Lexus (-13.4%) and Acura (-7.7%).

My guess: Another year to come with modest gains.

Data: autonews

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