US new vehicles registrations at best November since 2001.

US new vehicles registrations at best November since 2001 with SAAR above 18 million units for the third month in a row, as never before. Volkswagen fell heavily losing 24% while first units of Toyota Mirai are now on the roads.

Economic Outlook

Recent data suggest that the U.S. economy is on stable ground, although performance is uneven. According to an advance estimate, GDP increased at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.5% in Q3. The result, which was well below the 3.9% expansion tallied in Q2, reflected weak fixed investment and exports, although private consumption, the motor of the economy, grew at a healthy pace. The October jobs report grabbed headlines, with payrolls surging, unemployment falling to 5.0% and other measures pointing to solid labor market conditions. Consumer spending should remain buoyant going forward, despite signs that households are pocketing gas savings and remain somewhat wary about growth prospects for the months ahead.

Market Outlook

November 2015 sales at 1.318.210 was not simply a +1.2%.

Thus considering the very strong November 2014 base (best volume since 2001) and the two extra selling days last year, actual data was considerable. Indeed as seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR) the level of  18.16 million was for the first time in history above the 18 million for three months in a row.

When ony December is missed to close this memorable year, the US Auto market scores over 15.8 million sales, up 5.4%. Depending by December, the market could hit the new all-time record. Anyhow it will be the strongest market in the last 15 years and will come out with projections for a record year in the 2016.

Competitive Arena

Ford sales had been 178.971 (+0.4%) while Chevrolet in second place reported 156.07 units (+4.8%) and Toyota in third 154.994 (+2.0%). Behind, Honda with 103.197 (-3.5%),  Nissan with 95.389 (+3.9%) and  Jeep with 68.903 (+19.9%).

While immediately after the emission scandal the October sales had been flat, in November Volkswagen reported a 24.7% fall with only 23.882 sales, with Audi stable on November 2014 values.

General Motors led the ranking by group with 17.4% of market share ahead of Toyota with 14.4%, Ford with 14.2% and FCA with 13.4%.

As far as the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series, now the third best-selling car in the World, rose 10.4% at 65.193 ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado with 45.001 sales (+5.1%) and the Ram Pick up with 36.402 (+1.5%).

Wishing to see the best-selling cars ranking updated in the 2015 with the top 100 models statistics, see here

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 Nov Rank 2015 Brand Nov YTD Nov Var Nov Var 2015 Nov 2015
1 1 Ford 178.971 2.275.109 0,4% 5,0% 13,6% 14,4%
2 2 Chevrolet 156.907 1.936.553 4,8% 4,8% 11,9% 12,2%
3 3 Toyota 154.994 1.907.088 2,0% 4,0% 11,8% 12,0%
4 4 Honda 103.197 1.275.316 -3,5% 1,7% 7,8% 8,1%
5 5 Nissan 95.389 1.227.213 3,9% 5,4% 7,2% 7,8%
6 6 Jeep 68.903 775.374 19,9% 23,3% 5,2% 4,9%
7 7 Hyundai 60.007 698.202 11,8% 5,6% 4,6% 4,4%
8 9 Subaru 46.070 526.401 1,8% 13,5% 3,5% 3,3%
9 8 Kia 45.553 571.577 1,4% 6,9% 3,5% 3,6%
10 10 GMC 43.039 498.756 -1,9% 11,1% 3,3% 3,2%
11 12 Ram 41.107 442.344 0,6% 5,2% 3,1% 2,8%
12 11 Dodge 38.938 467.897 -7,5% -11,2% 3,0% 3,0%
13 13 Mercedes 32.813 334.728 -11,6% 5,0% 2,5% 2,1%
14 15 BMW 32.003 311.398 3,2% 4,4% 2,4% 2,0%
15 16 Lexus 29.340 303.221 6,8% 11,7% 2,2% 1,9%
16 17 Chrysler 23.953 300.554 -12,1% 8,2% 1,8% 1,9%
17 14 Volkswagen 23.882 318.484 -24,7% -4,3% 1,8% 2,0%
18 18 Mazda 22.732 289.890 6,1% 3,2% 1,7% 1,8%
19 20 Audi 16.700 181.776 0,3% 11,7% 1,3% 1,1%
20 19 Buick 15.960 202.347 -16,6% -3,0% 1,2% 1,3%
21 22 Cadillac 13.390 154.480 1,8% -0,1% 1,0% 1,0%
22 21 Acura 12.244 160.342 -17,6% 6,9% 0,9% 1,0%
23 23 Infiniti 11.694 118.405 2,6% 12,4% 0,9% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 7.918 90.367 -2,4% 6,6% 0,6% 0,6%
25 27 Volvo 6.902 60.450 90,5% 17,5% 0,5% 0,4%
26 25 Mitsubishi 6.772 87.455 3,6% 23,0% 0,5% 0,6%
27 26 Land Rover 6.539 62.141 79,4% 35,9% 0,5% 0,4%
28 29 Scion 5.183 50.654 32,7% -6,5% 0,4% 0,3%
29 30 Porsche 4.450 47.820 -5,3% 9,3% 0,3% 0,3%
30 28 Mini 4.444 54.222 -11,3% 9,5% 0,3% 0,3%
31 31 Fiat 3.029 38.605 -2,6% -8,8% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 1.712 18.742 -22,2% -22,6% 0,1% 0,1%
33 34 Maserati 1.083 10.627 -9,9% -7,8% 0,1% 0,1%
34 33 Jaguar 1.065 13.269 -15,0% -5,8% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Smart 662 6.815 -18,8% -26,6% 0,1% 0,0%
36 37 Ferrari 201 1.957 11,7% 1,7% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Bentley 188 2.077 -41,8% -19,8% 0,0% 0,0%
38 39 Rolls-Royce 95 984 90,0% 32,3% 0,0% 0,0%
39 40 Lamborghini 84 714 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%
40 41 Alfa Romeo 44 606 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Nov Rank 2015 Group Nov YTD Nov Var Nov Var 2015 Nov 2015
1 1 General Motors 229.296 2.792.136 1,5% 4,9% 17,4% 17,6%
2 3 Toyota 189.517 2.260.963 3,4% 4,7% 14,4% 14,3%
3 2 Ford 186.889 2.365.476 0,3% 5,1% 14,2% 14,9%
4 4 FCA 177.258 2.037.964 2,9% 6,7% 13,4% 12,9%
5 5 Honda 115.441 1.435.658 -5,2% 2,3% 8,8% 9,1%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 107.083 1.345.618 3,8% 6,0% 8,1% 8,5%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 105.560 1.269.779 7,1% 6,2% 8,0% 8,0%
8 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 46.070 526.401 1,8% 13,5% 3,5% 3,3%
9 8 Volkswagen 45.304 550.871 -15,2% 1,6% 3,4% 3,5%
10 10 BMW 36.542 366.604 1,3% 5,2% 2,8% 2,3%

Rank Nov Rank 2015 Model Nov 2015 Var Nov Var 2015 Nov % 2015 %
1 1 Ford F-Series 65.193 695.144 10,4% 2,3% 5,0% 4,4%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 45.001 537.552 5,1% 13,9% 3,4% 3,4%
3 3 Ram Pick up 36.407 407.981 1,5% 3,1% 2,8% 2,6%
4 4 Toyota Camry 30.945 392.056 7,3% -1,2% 2,4% 2,5%
5 10 Toyota RAV4 27.368 283.546 29,7% 15,9% 2,1% 1,8%
6 7 Honda CR-V 25.931 314.462 -19,9% 3,9% 2,0% 2,0%
7 6 Honda Accord 25.566 320.501 1,2% -10,2% 1,9% 2,0%
8 9 Honda Civic 25.050 302.588 8,6% 0,6% 1,9% 1,9%
9 5 Toyota Corolla 24.194 330.887 -5,5% 7,0% 1,8% 2,1%
10 13 Nissan Rogue 22.565 260.711 49,8% 41,4% 1,7% 1,6%
11 11 Ford Escape 20.807 278.538 -18,5% -0,7% 1,6% 1,8%
12 8 Nissan Altima 20.564 303.936 -9,9% 0,2% 1,6% 1,9%
13 14 Chevrolet Equinox 19.634 255.762 5,9% 15,8% 1,5% 1,6%
14 12 Ford Fusion 19.451 274.594 -4,0% -3,2% 1,5% 1,7%
15 16 Hyundai Elantra 17.634 227.464 25,9% 12,0% 1,3% 1,4%
16 19 Jeep Cherokee 17.426 196.211 2,8% 22,0% 1,3% 1,2%
17 25 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17.051 174.950 11,4% 5,3% 1,3% 1,1%
18 21 Hyundai Sonata 16.732 190.483 -9,6% -4,3% 1,3% 1,2%
19 15 Ford Explorer 16.690 227.584 1,9% 18,8% 1,3% 1,4%
20 18 GMC Sierra 16.527 196.701 -26,7% 4,4% 1,3% 1,2%
21 17 Chevrolet Cruze 16.073 209.753 -29,7% -17,8% 1,2% 1,3%
22 23 Nissan Sentra 14.505 183.749 7,2% 9,5% 1,1% 1,2%
23 22 Jeep Wrangler 13.847 187.111 1,9% 16,0% 1,1% 1,2%
24 28 Subaru Forester 13.655 158.395 -1,6% 9,4% 1,0% 1,0%
25 27 Toyota Tacoma 13.465 162.370 3,4% 15,4% 1,0% 1,0%
26 32 Subaru Outback 13.079 136.227 -7,4% 9,8% 1,0% 0,9%
27 30 Kia Optima 13.048 145.732 2,7% -1,0% 1,0% 0,9%
28 31 Toyota Highlander 12.741 142.815 -5,5% 8,9% 1,0% 0,9%
29 20 Ford Focus 11.186 191.473 -24,7% -6,5% 0,9% 1,2%
30 37 Volkswagen Jetta 11.022 117.036 -29,5% -19,4% 0,8% 0,7%
31 36 Honda Pilot 10.975 122.868 18,9% 26,2% 0,8% 0,8%
32 24 Chevrolet Malibu 10.813 182.699 -9,9% 6,4% 0,8% 1,2%
33 55 Lexus RX 10.771 88.711 12,3% -5,5% 0,8% 0,6%
34 43 Chevrolet Impala 10.494 107.765 11,4% -15,3% 0,8% 0,7%
35 26 Chrysler 200 10.332 169.310 -27,8% 67,4% 0,8% 1,1%
36 35 Toyota Sienna 10.062 125.090 12,5% 10,9% 0,8% 0,8%
37 33 Kia Soul 10.045 134.974 9,8% -0,3% 0,8% 0,9%
38 34 Nissan Versa 9.783 133.470 5,4% 2,2% 0,7% 0,8%
39 59 Chrysler Town & Country 9.689 82.991 20,3% -34,8% 0,7% 0,5%
40 46 Ford Transit 9.584 105.030 97,6% 908,2% 0,7% 0,7%

To have all data between 2010 and 2015, see the U.S. Auto Book 2015 just published by our Team:

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