28 September 2015

US Car Production By Make : 1980-89

The Honda Accord was the first US made car for the company

Things were changing in the 1980's. Trucks were making a mark (which are not included here) and the Japanese manufacturing invasion was underway. Total car sales were declining and AMC had gone, leaving just the three local car makers. While Ford and Chrysler actually managed small increases, GM's production volume was much lower.

While the four Japanese car brands that had entered domestic production were still in their infancy, the writing was on the wall. They had a better reputation for reliability and were now using US production to gain acceptance. They were no longer taking jobs, but creating them.

Production numbers below are in thousands, so you need to add three zeros.


Yr GM Ford Chrys Hon Toy Nis Maz AMC Total

80 5,053 1,584 770 - - - - 200 7,607

81 4,133 1,396 795 - - - - 137 6,461

82 3,516 1,163 594 1 - - - 102 5,376

83 3,511 1,244 739 55 - - - 169 5,718

84 4,682 1,814 1,176 139 - - - 209 8,020

85 4,491 1,736 1,315 145 65 44 - 150 7,946

86 4,351 1,810 1,169 238 206 65 - 65 7,904

87 3,711 1,601 1,306 324 187 117 4 42 7,292

88 3,182 1,911 1,104 366 75 110 144 - 6,892

89 3,385 1,747 974 362 231 116 51 - 6,866

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