30 January 2017

USA Car Sales - Brand / 2016


The USA just had its seventh consecutive year of increase, although this year was just under half a percent of sales on the plus side of the ledger. Some pundits are saying 2017 will be lower, but if so not by much you would think.

Bearing in mind this is nameplates and not companies, Ford was the largest selling for yet another year and has been so since 2010. It's two closest rival makes made no real impression on Ford's lead either. Toyota was just above zero growth, but not enough to reach the average total figure. However, that was enough to pip Chevrolet.

Further down Ram went well but not so Chrysler. Volvo had a good year and Tesla did too. There is some conjecture as to how many the latter did actually sell because Tesla do not released this information to the public, so that is the figure I felt was closest. Jaguar came of age in the US with an 116% increase. 2017 will be even better for the Leaping Cat. At the bottom of the list, both Aston Martin and Lotus are estimates.

In the chart below, pale yellow represents a reduction in registrations, pale blue is increase but lost market share. Green is for those exceeding the market growth and finally the salmon colour for those with over 100% increase.


12 13 14 15 16 Brand 2016 % +/-

1 1 1 1 1 Ford 2,487,487 14.2% -1%

3 3 3 3 2 Toyota 2,106,374 12.0% 0%

2 2 2 2 3 Chevrolet 2,096,510 11.9% -1%

4 4 4 4 4 Honda 1,476,582 8.4% 5%

5 5 5 5 5 Nissan 1,426,130 8.1% 6%

9 9 7 6 6 Jeep 926,376 5.3% 7%

6 6 6 7 7 Hyundai 768,057 4.4% 1%

7 8 8 8 8 Kia 647,598 3.7% 3%

12 11 10 9 9 Subaru 615,132 3.5% 6%

11 10 11 10 10 GMC 546,628 3.1% -2%

14 13 12 12 11 Ram 545,851 3.1% 11%

8 7 9 11 12 Dodge 506,858 2.9% -2%

15 14 14 13 13 Mercedes 374,541 2.1% 0%

18 18 16 16 14 Lexus 331,228 1.9% -4%

10 12 13 14 15 VW 322,948 1.8% -8%

16 15 15 15 16 BMW 313,174 1.8% -9%

17 17 18 18 17 Mazda 297,773 1.7% -7%

13 16 17 17 18 Chrysler 231,972 1.3% -29%

19 19 19 19 19 Buick 229,631 1.3% 3%

22 22 20 20 20 Audi 210,213 1.2% 4%

21 20 21 22 21 Cadillac 170,006 1.0% -3%

20 21 22 21 22 Acura 161,360 0.9% -9%

23 23 23 23 23 Infiniti 138,293 0.8% 4%

24 24 24 24 24 Lincoln 111,724 0.6% 10%

28 27 25 25 25 Mitsubishi 96,267 0.5% 1%

26 28 27 27 26 Volvo 82,724 0.5% 18%

30 29 29 26 27 Land Rover 73,861 0.4% 5%

31 31 30 30 28 Porsche 54,280 0.3% 5%

27 26 28 28 29 MINI 52,030 0.3% -11%

38 32 32 32 30 Tesla 39,975 0.2% 68%

29 30 31 31 31 Fiat 32,742 0.2% -23%

33 33 33 33 32 Jaguar 31,243 0.2% 116%

35 36 34 34 33 Maserati 12,534 0.1% 7%

25 25 26 29 34 Scion 12,028 0.1% -79%

- - - - 35 Genesis 6,948
n/a

34 34 35 35 36 smart 6,211
-17%

36 37 36 36 37 Bentley 2,581
-4%

37 38 37 37 38 Ferrari 2,398
6%

41 40 40 39 39 Lamborghini 1,041
3%

39 39 38 38 40 Aston Martin 1,032
1%

42 41 39 40 41 Rolls Royce 921
10%

- - 42 41 42 Alfa Romeo 516
-22%

43 42 41 42 43 Lotus 168
68%

Data source: goodcarbadcar.
Text source: RayCee.

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