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US new vehicle sales soared a stunning 16 percent in September.

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US new vehicle sales soared a stunning 16 percent in September to 1.4 million cars and light trucks, thanks to a robust Labor Day weekend and further strong demand for pickups, cross-overs and vans. Ford at record month.

Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy performed surprisingly well in Q2, making up for a poor showing in Q1 and pushing up GDP growth for the first half of the year to 2.3%. Currently, the domestic environment remains favorable to growth. Consumer spending, the main engine of the economy, is benefiting from strong labor market dynamics and low energy prices.

Unemployment fell to a multi-year low of 5.1% in August and average national gas prices were at the lowest level in more than a decade in September. In contrast, the manufacturing sector continues to be a weak spot in the domestic economy, with output and new business growth largely stagnant.

Moreover, unfavorable global economic dynamics are weighing on the external sector. Latest data show that exports of goods contracted 7.4% annually in July, which marked the sixth consecutive decline.

Market Outlook

The September’s winds have cleaned up all the doubts in the observers mind after the shy August when the US market had broken a 16th year on year growing month series although for a little 0.6%.

September was really shining with the best single month in a decade and top performance for many players, starting from the leader, Ford. Total light vehicles sales had been 1.442.113, up 15.7%, the best year on year performance since August 2013.

Thanks to this score year to date September sales grew up to 13.05 million, up 5.0% with the full year volume projected at 17.4 one of the best ever.

Competitive Arena

Putting in place the best month in a decade, Ford reported a wonderful +23.4% with 212.589 sales and 14.7% of market share.

In second place, Chevrolet sold 170.675 (+10.9%), outpacing Toyota, back in third with 162.595 (+15.1%), Honda with 119.046 (+14.0%) and Nissan in 5th place with 111.562 (+17.3%).

Jeep kept momentum ranking in sixth place with 77.201 (+39.8%) with market share up at 5.4%.

Volkswagen brand sold 26.141 vehicles, just 145 more than a year ago, as it was forced to stop selling 2.0-liter diesel models amid its emissions scandal and leadership shake-up. A closer look at the numbers suggests VW is starting to feel an impact. Sales of the Golf and Jetta sedan, the two highest-volume diesel models, fell 37 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

General Motors led the ranking by group with 17.4% of market share ahead of Ford with 15.3%, Toyota with 13.5% and FCA with 13.5%.

As far as the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series rose 16.4% at 69.651 ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado with 53.725 sales (+7.1%) and the Ram Pick up with 36.598 (+0.0%).

Below, you can sort our interactive tables to see data regarding Brands, Groups and Models. Please bear in mind that sales data are subject to adjustments as sources will update their information. This report is updated at the publishing date and will not be modified while the next on this subject will always have the year to date data updated.

Rank Sep Rank 2015 Brand Sales Sep Sales Ytd Var Sep Var Ytd Share Sep Share Ytd
1 1 Ford 212.589 1.891.518 23,4% 4,5% 14,7% 14,5%
2 2 Chevrolet 170.675 1.596.182 10,9% 3,5% 11,8% 12,2%
3 3 Toyota 162.595 1.580.755 15,1% 3,5% 11,3% 12,1%
4 4 Honda 119.046 1.056.547 14,0% 1,5% 8,3% 8,1%
5 5 Nissan 111.562 1.026.920 17,3% 5,0% 7,7% 7,9%
6 6 Jeep 77.201 632.910 39,8% 22,6% 5,4% 4,8%
7 7 Hyundai 64.015 578.190 14,3% 3,7% 4,4% 4,4%
8 9 Subaru 53.070 428.702 27,8% 14,2% 3,7% 3,3%
9 8 Kia 49.820 475.980 22,6% 7,0% 3,5% 3,6%
10 10 GMC 47.386 410.239 23,8% 12,0% 3,3% 3,1%
11 11 Dodge 45.170 382.347 2,6% -13,8% 3,1% 2,9%
12 12 Ram 39.946 357.488 3,8% 6,0% 2,8% 2,7%
13 13 Mercedes 31.337 270.164 6,1% 7,6% 2,2% 2,1%
14 16 Chrysler 27.250 248.800 -5,3% 11,5% 1,9% 1,9%
15 15 BMW 26.608 249.956 4,0% 5,6% 1,8% 1,9%
16 14 Volkswagen 26.141 264.215 0,6% -2,5% 1,8% 2,0%
17 18 Mazda 25.616 241.707 5,8% 0,5% 1,8% 1,9%
18 17 Lexus 25.294 247.445 15,8% 12,1% 1,8% 1,9%
19 19 Buick 18.341 167.727 5,0% -1,8% 1,3% 1,3%
20 20 Audi 17.340 147.376 16,3% 12,5% 1,2% 1,1%
21 22 Cadillac 14.908 125.699 7,8% -1,7% 1,0% 1,0%
22 21 Acura 14.704 132.019 6,3% 10,2% 1,0% 1,0%
23 23 Infiniti 10.220 95.568 30,4% 12,6% 0,7% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 8.680 73.964 19,6% 9,1% 0,6% 0,6%
25 25 Mitsubishi 7.556 73.257 35,9% 25,5% 0,5% 0,6%
26 30 Scion 6.510 39.201 56,7% -15,0% 0,5% 0,3%
27 26 Land Rover 5.855 48.403 88,5% 26,0% 0,4% 0,4%
28 27 Volvo 5.527 46.126 18,4% 5,2% 0,4% 0,4%
29 29 Porsche 4.424 39.300 22,7% 11,1% 0,3% 0,3%
30 28 Mini 4.414 45.691 4,6% 16,6% 0,3% 0,4%
31 31 Fiat 3.398 31.819 1,1% -10,4% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 1.700 15.300 -22,7% -22,7% 0,1% 0,1%
33 33 Jaguar 995 11.216 -12,9% -5,2% 0,1% 0,1%
34 34 Maserati 872 8.378 -33,8% -8,2% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Smart 750 5.432 0,3% -31,1% 0,1% 0,0%
36 38 Ferrari 177 1.593 7,3% 1,8% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Bentley 111 1.768 -53,0% -11,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Rolls-Royce 95 794 90,0% 23,3% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Lamborghini 63 567 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Alfa Romeo 54 497 0,0% 0,0%
Rank Sep Rank 2015 Group Sales Sep Sales Ytd Var Sep Var Ytd Share Sep Share Ytd
1 1 General Motors 251.310 2.299.847 12,5% 4,2% 17,4% 17,6%
2 2 Ford 221.269 1.965.482 23,3% 4,7% 15,3% 15,1%
3 3 Toyota 194.399 1.867.401 16,2% 4,0% 13,5% 14,3%
4 4 FCA 194.068 1.663.832 13,2% 6,2% 13,5% 12,7%
5 5 Honda 133.750 1.188.566 13,1% 2,4% 9,3% 9,1%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 121.782 1.122.488 18,3% 5,6% 8,4% 8,6%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 113.835 1.054.170 17,8% 5,2% 7,9% 8,1%
8 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 53.070 428.702 27,8% 14,2% 3,7% 3,3%
9 8 Volkswagen 48.079 453.226 7,4% 3,2% 3,3% 3,5%
10 11 Mercedes Daimler 32.087 275.596 6,0% 6,5% 2,2% 2,1%
Rank Sep Rank 2015 Model Sales Sep YTD Sep Var Sep Var YTD Share Sep Share 2015
1 1 Ford F-Series 69.651 564.451 16,4% 1,3% 4,90% 4,4%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 53.725 440.904 7,1% 15,4% 3,78% 3,4%
3 3 Ram Pick up 36.598 330.643 0,0% 3,4% 2,58% 2,6%
4 4 Toyota Camry 34.487 326.330 21,0% -2,6% 2,43% 2,5%
5 6 Honda Accord 33.641 264.814 2,1% -13,0% 2,37% 2,1%
6 8 Honda CR-V 29.925 259.499 26,1% 7,7% 2,11% 2,0%
7 10 Ford Escape 28.473 233.012 31,1% 1,2% 2,00% 1,8%
8 9 Honda Civic 28.278 249.749 27,0% -1,5% 1,99% 1,9%
9 12 Toyota RAV4 27.104 227.922 19,3% 12,8% 1,91% 1,8%
10 5 Toyota Corolla 26.636 278.742 29,7% 7,7% 1,88% 2,2%
11 14 Nissan Rogue 25.064 213.207 45,5% 37,9% 1,76% 1,7%
12 11 Ford Fusion 24.942 231.475 15,0% -3,8% 1,76% 1,8%
13 7 Nissan Altima 24.224 262.424 11,8% 2,1% 1,71% 2,0%
14 13 Chevrolet Equinox 21.537 214.042 24,7% 15,8% 1,52% 1,7%
15 15 Hyundai Elantra 20.724 193.962 10,0% 10,0% 1,46% 1,5%
16 16 Ford Explorer 20.715 190.171 31,1% 19,9% 1,46% 1,5%
17 20 Jeep Cherokee 20.224 161.112 38,2% 25,7% 1,42% 1,3%
18 19 GMC Sierra 19.754 161.653 17,8% 9,8% 1,39% 1,3%
19 33 Nissan Versa 18.053 109.832 49,5% -0,4% 1,27% 0,9%
20 22 Jeep Wrangler 17.583 157.513 26,0% 17,5% 1,24% 1,2%
21 24 Chevrolet Malibu 17.066 147.161 12,4% -1,0% 1,20% 1,1%
22 21 Hyundai Sonata 16.124 157.680 8,1% -4,4% 1,14% 1,2%
23 26 Jeep Grand Cherokee 15.758 141.849 22,6% 4,4% 1,11% 1,1%
24 29 Subaru Forester 15.364 129.568 22,1% 9,9% 1,08% 1,0%
25 34 Subaru Outback 15.126 108.419 33,7% 11,5% 1,07% 0,8%
26 23 Nissan Sentra 14.196 154.270 13,1% 9,2% 1,00% 1,2%
27 17 Chevrolet Cruze 14.032 177.970 -23,8% -14,5% 0,99% 1,4%
28 32 Kia Soul 13.614 112.683 26,0% -2,5% 0,96% 0,9%
29 18 Ford Focus 13.437 163.864 -12,7% -7,0% 0,95% 1,3%
30 31 Toyota Highlander 12.310 116.758 16,8% 10,6% 0,87% 0,9%
31 30 Kia Optima 11.719 118.303 7,4% -3,5% 0,83% 0,9%
32 28 Toyota Tacoma 11.608 133.672 -3,2% 16,5% 0,82% 1,0%
33 25 Chrysler 200 11.364 147.073 3,4% 95,7% 0,80% 1,1%
34 54 Ford Econoline 10.950 71.392 97,3% -19,9% 0,77% 0,6%
35 48 GMC Terrain 10.935 83.395 31,6% 5,0% 0,77% 0,6%
36 44 Hyundai Santa fe 10.752 88.400 20,2% 12,0% 0,76% 0,7%
37 62 Dodge Grand Caravan 10.568 64.219 -6,3% -38,3% 0,74% 0,5%
38 35 Toyota Sienna 10.527 104.573 22,5% 10,2% 0,74% 0,8%
39 51 Dodge Journey 10.457 79.395 44,6% 12,3% 0,74% 0,6%
40 40 Ford Edge 10.262 95.709 33,4% 11,2% 0,72% 0,7%

 

 

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