US auto sales slip in September

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US auto sales slip in September keeping the year to date figures in black for peanuts. Ford was down again while Ram recovered the August slowdown with a tremendous performance.

Market Outlook

The world’s largest economy continues operating at two speeds. On the one hand, a strong U.S. dollar and lackluster global demand are weighing on exports, while low oil prices and rising election uncertainty continue adding pressure on business investment. On the other hand, a solid labor market, rising real wages and buoyant consumer confidence are boosting household spending.

At the end of a five years run, the domestic vehicles market is now almost stable with marginal changes year on year. This trend was confirmed in September when total vehicles sold have been 1.434.000, down 0.5%.

Year to date September sales have been 13.104.000, up only 0.4% from last year

Competive arena

In the last month Ford was down 8.4% with 194.647 registrations and 13.6% of market share.

Chevrolet advanced in second place selling 170.237 vehicles (-0.0%) ahead of Toyota with 167.771 sales (+3.2%)

In fourth place Honda with 120.847 (+1.5%) followed by Nissan, with 116.384 (+4.3%), Jeep with 76.331 (-1.1%), Hyundai with 65.399 (+2.2%), Subaru with 54.918 (+3.5%), Ram with 51.866 sales (+29.8%) and in 10th place Kia with 49.920.

At Group level, General Motors kept the leadership with 17.4% of market share, followed by Ford Motor Company with 14.8% and Toyota with 13.8%.

The best-selling model was the Ford F Series with 67.809 units (-4.9%) followed by he Ram Pick-Up with 47.792 (+5.5%), up one spot, and the Chevrolet Silverado with 45.380 (-17.5%).

The Toyota Corolla was fourth with 32.272 sales (+1.7%) ahead of the Honda CRV with 31.884 (-8.3%), the Toyota Camry with 30.707 (-18.3%), the Toyota RAV4 29.438 (-3.6%), the Honda Civic with 28.184 (-12.0%),  the Honda Accord with 27.204 (-33.5%) and in 10th place the Nissan Rogue with 26.459 (-4.4%).

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Rank Sept Rank 2016 Brand Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Ford 194.647 1.896.858 -8,4% 0,3% 13,6% 14,5%
2 3 Chevrolet 170.237 1.531.912 0,0% -3,9% 11,9% 11,7%
3 2 Toyota 167.771 1.532.767 3,2% -3,0% 11,7% 11,7%
4 4 Honda 120.842 1.108.653 1,5% 4,9% 8,4% 8,5%
5 5 Nissan 116.384 1.086.249 4,3% 5,8% 8,1% 8,3%
6 6 Jeep 76.331 710.176 -1,1% 12,2% 5,3% 5,4%
7 7 Hyundai 65.399 584.980 2,2% 1,2% 4,6% 4,5%
8 9 Subaru 54.918 446.887 3,5% 4,2% 3,8% 3,4%
9 10 Ram 51.866 397.333 29,8% 11,1% 3,6% 3,0%
10 8 Kia 49.220 491.764 -1,2% 3,3% 3,4% 3,8%
11 12 GMC 43.268 391.432 -8,7% -4,6% 3,0% 3,0%
12 11 Dodge 42.935 394.535 -4,9% 3,2% 3,0% 3,0%
13 13 Mercedes 32.470 274.360 3,6% 1,6% 2,3% 2,1%
14 14 Lexus 25.801 236.193 2,0% -4,5% 1,8% 1,8%
15 16 BMW 25.389 230.133 -4,6% -7,9% 1,8% 1,8%
16 17 Mazda 24.889 224.267 -2,8% -7,2% 1,7% 1,7%
17 15 Volkswagen 24.112 231.268 -7,8% -12,5% 1,7% 1,8%
18 19 Buick 20.922 169.767 14,1% 1,2% 1,5% 1,3%
19 18 Chrysler 18.797 194.017 -31,0% -22,0% 1,3% 1,5%
20 20 Audi 17.617 151.809 1,6% 3,0% 1,2% 1,2%
21 22 Cadillac 15.368 119.286 3,1% -5,1% 1,1% 0,9%
22 21 Acura 12.813 119.727 -12,9% -9,3% 0,9% 0,9%
23 23 Infiniti 11.413 96.775 11,7% 1,3% 0,8% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 8.797 80.435 1,3% 8,7% 0,6% 0,6%
25 25 Mitsubishi 7.191 74.351 -4,8% 1,5% 0,5% 0,6%
26 27 Land Rover 5.637 54.391 -3,7% 12,4% 0,4% 0,4%
27 26 Volvo 5.615 58.401 -2,9% 25,9% 0,4% 0,4%
28 29 Porsche 4.479 40.246 1,2% 2,4% 0,3% 0,3%
29 30 Mini 4.024 38.911 -8,8% -14,8% 0,3% 0,3%
30 28 Scion 3.688 53.458 -43,3% 36,4% 0,3% 0,4%
31 31 Fiat 2.913 26.134 -14,3% -17,9% 0,2% 0,2%
32 33 Jaguar 2.662 20.349 167,5% 81,4% 0,2% 0,2%
33 32 Tesla 2.500 24.530 25,0% 31,4% 0,2% 0,2%
34 34 Maserati 1.185 8.156 35,9% -2,6% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Smart 605 4.044 -19,3% -25,6% 0,0% 0,0%
36 37 Bentley 283 1.475 155,0% -17,9% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Ferrari 170 1.728 -4,0% 8,5% 0,0% 0,0%
38 39 Rolls-Royce 80 704 -33,3% -14,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Lamborghini 69 773 10,0% 36,4% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Alfa Romeo 41 430 -24,1% -13,5% 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Lotus 20 175 -20,0% -22,2% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Group Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 General Motors 249.795 2.212.397 -0,4% -3,7% 17,4% 16,9%
2 2 Ford 203.444 1.977.293 -8,1% 0,6% 14,2% 15,1%
3 3 Toyota 197.260 1.822.418 1,5% -2,4% 13,8% 13,9%
4 4 FCA 194.238 1.732.509 0,1% 4,1% 13,6% 13,2%
5 5 Honda 133.655 1.228.380 -0,1% 3,3% 9,3% 9,4%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 127.797 1.183.024 4,9% 5,4% 8,9% 9,0%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 114.619 1.076.744 0,7% 2,1% 8,0% 8,2%
8 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 54.918 446.887 3,5% 4,2% 3,8% 3,4%
9 9 Volkswagen 46.560 425.571 -3,2% -6,1% 3,2% 3,2%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 33.075 278.404 3,1% 1,0% 2,3% 2,1%

Rank Sept Rank 2016 Model Sales Sept Sales 2016 Var Sept Var 2016 Share Sept Share 2016
1 1 Ford F-Series 67.809 595.656 -4,9% 5,5% 4,7% 4,6%
2 3 Ram Pick-up 47.792 359.226 5,5% 8,6% 3,3% 2,7%
3 2 Chevrolet Silverado 45.380 425.556 -17,5% -3,5% 3,2% 3,3%
4 6 Toyota Corolla 32.272 276.923 1,7% -0,7% 2,3% 2,1%
5 7 Honda CR-V 31.884 263.493 -8,3% 1,5% 2,2% 2,0%
6 4 Toyota Camry 30.707 297.453 -18,3% -8,8% 2,1% 2,3%
7 8 Toyota RAV4 29.438 260.380 -3,6% 14,2% 2,1% 2,0%
8 5 Honda Civic 28.184 283.783 -12,0% 13,6% 2,0% 2,2%
9 9 Honda Accord 27.204 258.619 -33,5% -2,3% 1,9% 2,0%
10 11 Nissan Rogue 26.459 241.619 -4,4% 13,3% 1,8% 1,8%
11 12 Ford Escape 25.065 234.764 -13,2% 0,8% 1,8% 1,8%
12 10 Nissan Altima 25.031 242.321 -22,6% -7,7% 1,7% 1,9%
13 16 Chevrolet Malibu 21.521 170.389 22,6% 15,8% 1,5% 1,3%
14 13 Ford Fusion 20.570 210.462 -27,2% -9,1% 1,4% 1,6%
15 20 Hyundai Elantra 19.382 157.050 -13,5% -19,0% 1,4% 1,2%
16 14 Ford Explorer 19.146 188.425 -19,1% -0,9% 1,3% 1,4%
17 22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18.507 154.357 8,0% 8,8% 1,3% 1,2%
18 18 GMC Sierra 18.068 164.440 -14,9% 1,7% 1,3% 1,3%
19 19 Jeep Cherokee 17.995 160.030 -4,1% -0,7% 1,3% 1,2%
20 29 Subaru Outback 16.978 126.426 52,8% 16,6% 1,2% 1,0%
21 27 Subaru Forester 15.883 130.652 -9,6% 0,8% 1,1% 1,0%
22 24 Toyota Tacoma 15.723 142.721 -3,1% 6,8% 1,1% 1,1%
23 21 Hyundai Sonata 15.347 155.271 -29,7% -1,5% 1,1% 1,2%
24 15 Chevrolet Equinox 15.261 173.736 -39,5% -18,8% 1,1% 1,3%
25 26 Chevrolet Cruze 15.216 138.012 3,8% -22,5% 1,1% 1,1%
26 28 Toyota Highlander 14.937 127.045 12,0% 8,8% 1,0% 1,0%
27 23 Jeep Wrangler 14.255 148.641 -21,5% -5,6% 1,0% 1,1%
28 17 Nissan Sentra 13.670 169.476 -12,7% 9,9% 1,0% 1,3%
29 35 Jeep Patriot 12.316 99.510 11,4% 12,2% 0,9% 0,8%
30 50 Dodge Journey 12.091 77.407 29,0% -2,5% 0,8% 0,6%
31 31 Kia Soul 11.885 107.823 -30,5% -4,3% 0,8% 0,8%
32 32 Nissan Versa 11.553 106.455 -22,3% -3,1% 0,8% 0,8%
33 36 Hyundai Santa fe 11.350 98.306 0,8% 11,2% 0,8% 0,8%
34 25 Ford Focus 11.160 140.049 -31,6% -14,5% 0,8% 1,1%
35 30 Ford Transit 10.799 112.607 5,2% 30,8% 0,8% 0,9%
36 47 Chevrolet Colorado 10.383 80.047 46,0% 26,6% 0,7% 0,6%
37 33 Ford Edge 10.322 103.076 -12,8% 7,7% 0,7% 0,8%
38 55 Dodge Charger 10.056 73.943 49,3% 4,6% 0,7% 0,6%
39 58 Chevrolet Tahoe 10.051 70.000 22,3% 8,1% 0,7% 0,5%
40 49 Toyota Prius 9.794 78.193 -0,4% -11,7% 0,7% 0,6%

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