US Light Vehicles Sales Summary in July below expectation

US Light Vehicles Sales Acura-NSX-2017

US Light Vehicles Sales Summary in July below expectation with market flat year on year albeit consumer spending in the States remained rock-solid. Toyota overtook Chevrolet in second place.

Market Outlook

The U.S. economy firmed up in Q2 after having slowed in Q1. Data for June show that retail sales increased for a third consecutive month, consumer confidence jumped to an eight-month high and the employment report was outstanding, which alleviated concerns about the strength of the labor market. This suggests that consumer spending—the backbone of the economy—remained rock-solid in the second quarter.

The domestic new vehicles sales run has loss steam and July confirmed the shy trend taken in the second quarter with a flat performance year on year. Indeed sales at 1.513.000 were up only 0.7%, below observers estimate.

The year to date figure was at 10.157.000, up 1.2% or almost 130.000 units, meaning the full year could drop down from the 2015

Competive arena

In June Ford fell 3.0% with 206.170 registrations and 13.6% of market share, the lowest in a year. Toyota overtook Chevrolet in second place with 179.920 sales (-2.0%) while Chevrolet sold 178.820 vehicles (-5.4%).

In fourth place Honda, up one spot with 139.125 (+5.9%) followed by Nissan, with 122.530 (+1.7%), Jeep with 79.246 (+8.2%), Hyundai with 75.003 (+5.6%), Kia with 59.969 (+6.5%), Subaru with 52.09 (+3.1%) and in 10th place GMC with 51.137 sales (+4.8%).

At Group level, General Motors kept the leadership with 17.6% of market share, followed by Ford Motor Company with 14.2% and Toyota with 14.1%.

The best-selling model, the Ford F Series boomed with 65.657 units (-1.0%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 54.116 (-4.0%) and the Ram Pick-Up with 39.827 (+10.6%).

Star of the month the Honda CRV with 36.017 (+13.3%) jumped in 4th place ahead of the Toyota Camry 34.122 (-11.2%), the Nissan Rogue, other star with 33.298 (+32.8%), the Honda Civic with 32.957 (+5.8%), the Honda Accord with 31.946 (-7.4%), the Toyota RAV4 with 31.871 (+19.3%) and in 10th place the Toyota Corolla with 31.717 (+4.9%).

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

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Rank Jul Rank 2016 Brand Sales Jul Sales YTD Jul Var Jul Var YTD Jul Share Jul Share YTD Jul
1 1 Ford 206.170 1.498.043 -3,0% 3,1% 13,6% 14,7%
2 2 Toyota 179.920 1.188.436 -2,0% -3,5% 11,8% 11,7%
3 3 Chevrolet 178.820 1.185.710 -5,4% -4,6% 11,8% 11,7%
4 5 Honda 139.125 852.486 5,9% 6,9% 9,1% 8,4%
5 4 Nissan 122.530 855.666 1,7% 8,0% 8,1% 8,4%
6 6 Jeep 79.246 547.377 8,2% 15,3% 5,2% 5,4%
7 7 Hyundai 75.003 449.063 5,6% 1,6% 4,9% 4,4%
8 8 Kia 59.969 388.296 6,5% 5,7% 3,9% 3,8%
9 9 Subaru 52.093 331.551 3,1% 2,7% 3,4% 3,3%
10 11 GMC 51.137 305.724 4,8% -2,5% 3,4% 3,0%
11 12 Ram 44.069 301.041 18,6% 12,3% 2,9% 3,0%
12 10 Dodge 35.520 307.260 -5,7% 4,2% 2,3% 3,0%
13 13 Mercedes 31.795 210.334 7,1% 1,0% 2,1% 2,1%
14 16 Volkswagen 28.758 177.772 -8,1% -13,6% 1,9% 1,7%
15 17 Mazda 27.915 173.269 2,8% -6,9% 1,8% 1,7%
16 14 Lexus 27.890 179.454 -6,5% -4,9% 1,8% 1,8%
17 15 BMW 25.777 179.213 -4,4% -8,4% 1,7% 1,8%
18 19 Buick 22.960 127.167 10,4% 0,0% 1,5% 1,3%
19 18 Chrysler 19.095 156.467 -25,8% -20,2% 1,3% 1,5%
20 20 Audi 18.364 114.928 3,9% 3,3% 1,2% 1,1%
21 22 Cadillac 14.341 87.572 1,3% -7,9% 0,9% 0,9%
22 21 Acura 13.674 92.668 -8,3% -9,2% 0,9% 0,9%
23 23 Infiniti 9.945 74.923 -4,7% 0,3% 0,7% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 9.098 62.395 -4,6% 10,1% 0,6% 0,6%
25 26 Volvo 8.584 45.104 52,8% 29,9% 0,6% 0,4%
26 25 Mitsubishi 7.890 59.824 0,3% 4,2% 0,5% 0,6%
27 27 Scion 6.423 44.143 66,2% 53,3% 0,4% 0,4%
28 28 Land Rover 6.075 42.723 21,2% 14,5% 0,4% 0,4%
29 30 Mini 4.774 29.918 -8,0% -15,6% 0,3% 0,3%
30 29 Porsche 3.878 30.586 -18,0% 2,4% 0,3% 0,3%
31 33 Jaguar 3.398 14.389 173,6% 58,5% 0,2% 0,1%
32 31 Fiat 2.754 20.489 -14,9% -18,2% 0,2% 0,2%
33 32 Tesla 2.250 18.530 -10,0% 31,6% 0,1% 0,2%
34 34 Maserati 811 6.013 -15,3% -4,0% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Smart 493 3.086 11,8% -24,1% 0,0% 0,0%
36 36 Ferrari 179 1.309 -7,7% 4,2% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Bentley 165 793 -30,1% -45,6% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Lamborghini 88 618 39,7% 40,1% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Rolls-Royce 75 522 -17,6% -19,1% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Alfa Romeo 43 352 -10,4% -4,3% 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Lotus 20 135 -20,0% -22,9% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Jul Rank 2016 Group Sales Jul Sales YTD Jul Var Jul Var YTD Jul Share Jul Share YTD Jul
1 1 General Motors 267.258 1.706.173 -2,0% -4,0% 17,6% 16,8%
2 2 Ford 215.268 1.560.438 -3,0% 3,3% 14,2% 15,4%
3 3 Toyota 214.233 1.412.033 -1,4% -2,5% 14,1% 13,9%
4 4 FCA 181.717 1.340.308 2,0% 5,8% 11,9% 13,2%
5 5 Honda 152.799 945.154 4,4% 5,1% 10,0% 9,3%
6 7 Hyundai-Kia 134.972 837.359 6,0% 3,5% 8,9% 8,2%
7 6 Renault-Nissan 132.475 930.589 1,2% 7,3% 8,7% 9,2%
8 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 52.093 331.551 3,1% 2,7% 3,4% 3,3%
9 9 Volkswagen 51.253 324.697 -5,1% -6,9% 3,4% 3,2%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 32.288 213.420 7,2% 0,5% 2,1% 2,1%

Rank Jul Rank 2016 Model Sales Jul Sales YTD July Var Jul Var 2016
1 1 Ford F-Series 65.657 460.901 -1,0% 8,8%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 54.116 327.768 -4,0% -1,3%
3 3 Ram Pick-up 39.827 271.232 10,6% 9,0%
4 10 Honda CR-V 36.017 195.092 13,3% 0,1%
5 4 Toyota Camry 34.122 233.882 -11,2% -8,0%
6 11 Nissan Rogue 33.298 182.181 32,8% 13,5%
7 5 Honda Civic 32.952 222.792 5,8% 17,6%
8 7 Honda Accord 31.946 201.300 -7,4% 5,8%
9 8 Toyota RAV4 31.871 197.771 19,3% 16,1%
10 6 Toyota Corolla 31.717 213.910 4,9% -2,9%
11 12 Ford Escape 26.260 181.638 -10,2% 3,4%
12 9 Nissan Altima 24.949 197.644 -26,3% -4,0%
13 13 Ford Fusion 24.007 170.840 -4,4% -4,2%
14 18 GMC Sierra 22.428 128.894 13,2% 6,8%
15 15 Chevrolet Equinox 21.882 143.202 1,3% -14,4%
16 19 Hyundai Sonata 20.635 125.036 -13,7% 4,4%
17 24 Hyundai Elantra 20.629 116.935 -6,8% -22,5%
18 14 Ford Explorer 19.192 148.299 -17,9% 1,7%
19 20 Jeep Wrangler 18.741 119.096 -3,0% -2,2%
20 16 Nissan Sentra 18.536 141.550 0,1% 13,8%
21 22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16.704 117.441 5,3% 7,8%
22 25 Toyota Tacoma 16.580 111.625 -2,7% 5,5%
23 21 Jeep Cherokee 15.451 118.103 -7,5% -3,3%
24 27 Toyota Highlander 15.213 97.142 19,5% 6,6%
25 42 Chevrolet Traverse 15.173 69.805 20,4% -5,7%
26 28 Subaru Forester 14.856 95.111 -6,0% -1,6%
27 29 Subaru Outback 14.704 92.090 35,4% 12,1%
28 40 Hyundai Santa fe 14.336 71.780 23,0% 8,1%
29 23 Ford Focus 13.973 117.117 -17,9% -12,7%
30 26 Chevrolet Cruze 13.723 100.454 -35,7% -32,7%
31 32 Kia Soul 13.157 83.685 -5,9% 2,1%
32 31 Nissan Versa 11.856 84.317 19,2% 9,6%
33 17 Chevrolet Malibu 11.820 132.145 -26,2% 17,4%
34 35 Toyota Sienna 11.734 79.959 2,8% -3,4%
35 43 Volkswagen Jetta 11.450 69.729 -1,0% -11,3%
36 30 Ford Transit 11.335 89.815 41,2% 36,8%
37 37 Jeep Patriot 11.288 75.405 18,9% 9,1%
38 36 Honda Odyssey 11.228 75.889 -12,6% 0,5%
39 48 Mazda CX-5 10.831 62.442 13,7% -0,7%
40 34 Ford Edge 10.512 81.550 4,9% 10,8%

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