USA market report. Full Year 2016. New record.

US Auto 2016 Jaguar-F-Pace-2017

US Auto 2016 at the all time record volume,the second in a row, following sixth years of continues victories based on Obama 2009 plan to rescue and revamp the industry.

Market Outlook

In terms of economic growth, after an extended soft growth patch characterized by five quarters of inventory correction, GDP growth in Q3, at 3.2%, was the fastest in two years. Meanwhile, positive prospects for oil prices and somewhat improving global conditions are supporting U.S. manufacturing activity, with the ISM index rising for a third consecutive month in November.

As regard the domestic vehicles market, in December the sales improved 1.8% at 1.160.153 registrations, scoring one of the lowest increase of the year, enough however to end the year up to the new all time record, the second in a row.

The full year was reported at 17.593.302 sales (+0.5%), beating the previous all-time record hit in 2015 just for a breath.

While a new President is ready to take place in the While House, President Obama left with a tremendous effect on the automotive industry, initially rescued from the bankrupt of Chrysler and GM and then conducted up to a new record with 6 years of consecutive growth, recovery a great part of employment lost in the 2008-2010 crisis.

Today, Ford is reporting solid profit, Chrysler merged with Fiat and again with positive balance sheet and GM projecting the break even, despite a slow and not strategic global development pursued in the last years.

Competive arena

In the 2016, almost all brands has been stable with few exceptions represented by the very positive score reported for Volvo, Lincoln, Tesla and, the best in the year, Jaguar.

The three top brands have all marginally lost with Ford near 2.5 sales (-0.6%), Chevrolet at 2.1 million (-1.2%) and Toyota at 2.06 million (-1.9%). Others negative data were reported for GMC, Lexus, Volkswagen, Dodge, BMW, Mazda, Cadillac, Mini Fiat and for the worse of the year, Chrysler at -26.3%.

Less positive performance were reported for Toyota, Opel, Volvo, Seat with he worse ticket, the only one down, shown by Nissan, down 6.7%.

At model wise, the Ford F-series was the best of the ranking with 820.799 sales (+5.2%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 576.876 units (-4.3%) and the Ram Pick-up with 487.558 (+8.1%).

To see details on the best-selling 100 models in the US in the year, please see the related article.

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Rank Dec Rank 2016 BRAND Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016 Share December Share 2016
1 1 Ford 224.994 2.487.487 -0,8% -0,6% 13,3% 14,2%
2 2 Chevrolet 212.959 2.096.510 12,8% -1,2% 12,6% 11,9%
3 3 Toyota 201.945 2.064.253 5,5% -1,6% 12,0% 11,8%
4 4 Honda 143.329 1.476.582 6,9% 4,8% 8,5% 8,4%
5 5 Nissan 134.545 1.426.130 8,3% 5,5% 8,0% 8,1%
6 6 Jeep 83.159 929.446 -7,2% 7,4% 4,9% 5,3%
7 10 GMC 63.415 546.628 5,8% -2,2% 3,8% 3,1%
8 9 Subaru 63.177 615.132 12,3% 5,6% 3,7% 3,5%
9 7 Hyundai 60.572 768.057 -4,6% 0,8% 3,6% 4,4%
10 8 Kia 54.353 647.598 0,2% 3,5% 3,2% 3,7%
11 11 Ram 53.597 542.884 6,2% 9,9% 3,2% 3,1%
12 14 Lexus 41.182 331.228 -0,5% -3,9% 2,4% 1,9%
13 15 Volkswagen 37.229 322.948 20,3% -7,6% 2,2% 1,8%
14 12 Dodge 36.329 506.453 -26,2% -2,1% 2,1% 2,9%
15 13 Mercedes 35.871 374.541 -6,2% 0,4% 2,1% 2,1%
16 16 BMW 32.835 313.174 -5,2% -9,5% 1,9% 1,8%
17 17 Mazda 28.754 297.773 -1,8% -6,7% 1,7% 1,7%
18 20 Audi 23.195 209.843 13,7% 3,8% 1,4% 1,2%
19 21 Cadillac 21.446 170.006 3,2% -3,0% 1,3% 1,0%
20 19 Buick 21.288 229.631 2,8% 2,9% 1,3% 1,3%
21 23 Infiniti 18.198 138.293 20,6% 3,6% 1,1% 0,8%
22 22 Acura 17.148 161.360 1,9% -8,9% 1,0% 0,9%
23 18 Chrysler 16.776 239.492 -30,9% -26,3% 1,0% 1,4%
24 24 Lincoln 12.791 111.724 17,8% 10,4% 0,8% 0,6%
25 26 Volvo 10.129 82.593 8,4% 17,9% 0,6% 0,5%
26 27 Land Rover 8.279 73.861 -1,9% 4,6% 0,5% 0,4%
27 25 Mitsubishi 7.383 96.267 -6,4% 1,0% 0,4% 0,5%
28 30 Mini 4.658 52.030 -7,0% -11,1% 0,3% 0,3%
29 33 Jaguar 4.294 31.243 258,7% 116,0% 0,3% 0,2%
30 28 Porsche 4.015 54.280 2,0% 4,9% 0,2% 0,3%
31 31 Tesla 4.000 39.375 5,3% 51,9% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Fiat 2.606 33.777 -31,5% -20,4% 0,2% 0,2%
33 35 Genesis 1.733 6.948 0,1%
34 34 Maserati 1.694 12.534 57,9% 7,2% 0,1% 0,1%
35 36 Smart 1.186 6.211 77,3% -17,0% 0,1%
36 37 Bentley 407 2.581 -29,9% -3,9%
37 38 Ferrari 112 2.253 -36,7% 6,1%
38 29 Scion 102 54.106 -98,1% -3,7% 0,3%
39 39 Lamborghini 60 1.002 -4,8% 32,5%
40 41 Alfa Romeo 52 528 -8,8% -20,4%
41 40 Rolls-Royce 40 783 -55,6% -31,3%
42 42 Lotus 30 245 20,0% -18,3%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 GROUP Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016 Share December Share 2016
1 1 General Motors 319.108 3.042.775 9,9% -1,2% 18,9% 17,3%
3 2 Ford 237.785 2.599.211 0,1% -0,1% 14,1% 14,8%
2 3 Toyota 243.229 2.449.587 2,0% -2,0% 14,4% 14,0%
4 4 FCA 194.325 2.267.367 -11,2% 0,4% 11,5% 12,9%
5 5 Honda 160.477 1.637.942 6,4% 3,2% 9,5% 9,3%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 152.743 1.564.423 9,7% 5,4% 9,0% 8,9%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 116.658 1.422.603 -0,9% 2,5% 6,9% 8,1%
9 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 63.177 615.132 12,3% 5,6% 3,7% 3,5%
8 9 Volkswagen 64.906 590.654 16,0% -2,7% 3,8% 3,4%
11 10 Mercedes Daimler 37.057 380.752 -4,8% 0,1% 2,2% 2,2%

Rank Dec Rank 2016 Model Sales December Sales 2016 Variation December Variation 2016
1 1 Ford F-Series 87.512 820.799 2,7% 5,2%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 54.272 574.876 -13,8% -4,3%
3 3 Ram Pick-up 47.556 487.558 10,2% 8,1%
4 10 Nissan Rogue 40.477 329.904 52,9% 14,9%
5 7 Honda CR-V 37.778 357.335 21,1% 3,4%
6 8 Toyota RAV4 37.214 352.154 16,8% 11,6%
7 9 Honda Accord 33.873 345.225 -3,4% -2,9%
8 4 Toyota Camry 33.412 388.618 -10,4% -9,5%
9 5 Honda Civic 31.482 366.927 -4,0% 9,4%
10 6 Toyota Corolla sedan 29.402 360.483 -9,4% -0,8%
11 15 Chevrolet Equinox 27.195 242.195 24,6% -12,8%
12 12 Ford Escape 25.788 307.069 -7,7% 0,2%
13 25 Toyota Highlander 25.425 191.379 57,9% 20,4%
14 11 Nissan Altima 24.763 307.380 -15,9% -7,8%
15 17 GMC Sierra 23.290 221.680 -15,1% -1,1%
16 19 Jeep Grand Cherokee 23.250 212.273 8,8% 8,1%
17 16 Chevrolet Malibu 22.764 227.881 87,3% 16,9%
18 14 Ford Explorer 21.857 248.507 0,9% -0,3%
19 27 Subaru Outback 20.695 182.898 28,8% 20,1%
20 20 Hyundai Elantra 19.556 208.319 37,3% -13,8%
21 13 Ford Fusion 19.132 265.840 -25,2% -11,4%
22 28 Subaru Forester 18.015 178.593 7,3% 1,9%
23 24 Toyota Tacoma 17.514 191.631 1,9% 6,7%
24 26 Chevrolet Cruze 17.324 188.876 2,8% -16,6%
25 18 Nissan Sentra 17.037 214.709 -13,8% 5,5%
26 21 Jeep Cherokee 16.380 199.736 -33,2% -9,5%
27 23 Jeep Wrangler 15.721 191.774 3,7% -5,2%
28 47 Lexus RX 14.882 109.435 25,1% 8,8%
29 22 Hyundai Sonata 13.802 199.416 -39,5% -6,5%
30 39 Volkswagen Jetta 13.079 121.107 -7,1% -7,6%
31 31 Ford Transit 13.056 143.244 4,1% 21,8%
32 32 Ford Edge 12.691 134.588 23,7% 8,4%
33 37 Kia Optima 12.572 124.203 -8,1% -22,1%
34 30 Kia Soul 12.427 145.768 2,2% -0,9%
35 62 GMC Acadia 12.189 88.466 67,8% -8,2%
36 41 Honda Pilot 12.072 120.772 -9,5% -11,3%
37 50 Jeep Renegade 12.045 106.606 35,4% 75,2%
38 45 Mazda CX-5 11.989 112.235 5,0% 0,7%
39 52 Chevrolet Tahoe 11.897 103.306 21,7% 16,9%
40 44 Kia Sorento 11.782 114.733 -8,5% -1,3%

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