USA Auto Industry started the 2016 shy with sales down 0.4%.

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USA Auto Industry started the 2016 shy with sales down 0.4%. The Day-After the record year was penalized by bad weather and top brands year-end push. Buick, Jeep and Dodge the stars. Volkswagen down.

Economic Outlook

An advance estimate showed that the U.S. economy slowed in the final quarter of last year. GDP increased at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 0.7% in Q4. The result, which was well below the 2.0% expansion tallied in Q3, reflected a slump in fixed investment as energy firms reacted to low oil prices and a collapse in export growth due to a strong dollar.

Private consumption, the motor of the economy, also moderated in Q4 but remained relatively resilient in face of an uncertain environment. The economy expanded 2.4% for the full year 2015, which matched 2014’s result, and it will likely continue along a stable path this year.

Weakness in the manufacturing sector is expected to continue, but the labor market is set to build on last year’s impressive gains and consumer confidence should strengthen in the months ahead.

Market Outlook

The day-after the record year, the industry approached the 2016 in an acceptable way. Considering the the weather in the east coast was particularly bad and few brands had to pay the year end registrations rush, the -0.4% performed in January was not a surprise, with sales at 1.147.727.

Buick, Jeep and Dodge had been the star of the month respectively improving 45.6%, 19.1% and 14.6% while all the top three brands reported a little lost with Ford selling 165.301 vehicles (-3.2%), Chevrolet at 137.803 (-3.9% and Toyota  at 135.521 (+5.0%).

Losers in the months had been led by Volkswagen with sales down 14.6%, followed by Chrysler (-22.1%), Acura (-14.5%) and Infiniti (-11.8%).

The Ford F Series fell 5.2% at 51.420 units in a podium entirely dominated by pick ups with the Chevrolet Silverado up 4.9% to 37.863 and the Ran Pick up up 4.6% at 29.938. Considerable the performance of the new Honda Civic, 5th and up 43%.

To see details on the best-selling 100 models in the US, please see the related article just published. In the table below, the top models ordered by January sales.

Wishing to enter in details of 2012-2015 data and/or looking at our 2016-2020 forecast for US market, give a look here.

Rank Jan Rank 2015 Brand Jan Jan Var Jan Share 2015 Share 2015
1 1 Ford 165.301 -3,2% 14,4% 2.501.855 14,3%
2 2 Chevrolet 137.803 -3,9% 12,0% 2.123.032 12,2%
3 3 Toyota 135.251 -5,0% 11,8% 2.098.545 12,0%
4 5 Nissan 97.220 2,9% 8,5% 1.351.420 7,7%
5 4 Honda 90.247 0,0% 7,9% 1.409.386 8,1%
6 6 Jeep 59.032 14,6% 5,1% 865.028 5,0%
7 7 Hyundai 45.011 1,1% 3,9% 761.710 4,4%
8 11 Dodge 42.109 19,1% 3,7% 517.153 3,0%
9 9 Subaru 41.101 0,7% 3,6% 582.675 3,3%
10 8 Kia 38.305 0,0% 3,3% 625.818 3,6%
11 10 GMC 36.933 3,5% 3,2% 558.697 3,2%
12 12 Ram 33.021 5,2% 2,9% 493.807 2,8%
13 13 Mercedes 26.563 1,7% 2,3% 372.977 2,1%
14 16 Lexus 20.933 -9,5% 1,8% 344.601 2,0%
15 14 Volkswagen 20.079 -14,6% 1,7% 349.440 2,0%
16 18 Mazda 19.703 -2,8% 1,7% 319.184 1,8%
17 19 Buick 18.269 45,5% 1,6% 223.055 1,3%
18 17 Chrysler 18.214 -22,1% 1,6% 324.846 1,9%
19 15 BMW 18.082 -4,7% 1,6% 346.023 2,0%
20 20 Audi 11.580 0,6% 1,0% 202.202 1,2%
21 22 Cadillac 10.740 -8,0% 0,9% 175.267 1,0%
22 21 Acura 10.250 -14,5% 0,9% 177.165 1,0%
23 23 Infiniti 8.514 -11,8% 0,7% 133.498 0,8%
24 24 Lincoln 7.177 8,4% 0,6% 101.227 0,6%
25 25 Mitsubishi 6.264 -3,5% 0,5% 95.342 0,5%
26 26 Land Rover 5.655 7,1% 0,5% 70.582 0,4%
27 29 Scion 5.099 38,2% 0,4% 56.167 0,3%
28 30 Porsche 4.354 10,6% 0,4% 51.756 0,3%
29 27 Volvo 4.244 11,9% 0,4% 70.047 0,4%
30 28 Mini 3.238 0,3% 0,3% 58.514 0,3%
31 31 Fiat 2.594 -20,3% 0,2% 42.410 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 2.075 22,1% 0,2% 25.914 0,1%
33 33 Jaguar 1.352 6,8% 0,1% 14.466 0,1%
34 34 Maserati 525 16,2% 0,0% 11.697 0,1%
35 35 Smart 399 -18,9% 0,0% 7.484 0,0%
36 37 Ferrari 180 -35,0% 0,0% 2.124 0,0%
37 38 Rolls-Royce 97 26,0% 0,0% 1.140 0,0%
38 36 Bentley 81 -15,6% 0,0% 2.686 0,0%
39 40 Alfa Romeo 67 -30,9% 0,0% 663 0,0%
40 39 Lamborghini 65 3,2% 0,0% 756 0,0%

Rank Jan Rank 2015 Group Jan Jan Share Jan Var 2015 Share 2015
1 1 General Motors 203.745 17,8% 0,2% 3.080.051 17,6%
2 2 Ford 172.478 15,0% -2,8% 2.603.082 14,9%
3 3 Toyota 161.283 14,1% -4,7% 2.499.313 14,3%
4 4 FCA 155.742 13,6% 6,9% 2.257.728 12,9%
5 6 Renault-Nissan 105.734 9,2% 1,6% 1.484.918 8,5%
6 5 Honda 100.497 8,8% -1,7% 1.586.551 9,1%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 83.316 7,3% 0,6% 1.387.528 7,9%
8 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 41.101 3,6% 0,7% 582.675 3,3%
9 8 Volkswagen 36.159 3,2% -7,6% 606.840 3,5%
10 11 Mercedes Daimler 26.962 2,3% 1,3% 380.461 2,2%

Rank 2016 Rank 2015 Models Jan Sales Jan Var. Jan Share 2015 2015 Share
1 1 Ford F-Series 51.540 -5,2% 4,5% 780.354 4,5%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 37.863 4,9% 3,3% 600.544 3,4%
3 3 Ram Pick-up 29.938 4,6% 2,6% 451.116 2,6%
4 4 Toyota Camry 26.848 0,3% 2,3% 429.355 2,5%
5 8 Honda Civic 26.741 43,0% 2,3% 335.384 1,9%
6 5 Toyota Corolla 22.362 -18,3% 1,9% 363.332 2,1%
7 9 Nissan Altima 22.156 -16,1% 1,9% 333.398 1,9%
8 10 Toyota RAV4 21.554 8,7% 1,9% 315.412 1,8%
9 6 Honda Accord 20.765 -1,2% 1,8% 355.557 2,0%
10 12 Ford Fusion 19.877 0,9% 1,7% 300.170 1,7%
11 13 Nissan Rogue 19.762 26,3% 1,7% 287.190 1,6%
12 11 Ford Escape 19.219 -4,2% 1,7% 306.492 1,8%
13 7 Honda CR-V 19.208 -17,2% 1,7% 345.647 2,0%
14 14 Chevrolet Equinox 18.574 -5,0% 1,6% 277.589 1,6%
15 15 Ford Explorer 16.614 -2,5% 1,4% 249.251 1,4%
16 21 Nissan Sentra 16.144 12,2% 1,4% 203.509 1,2%
17 19 Jeep Cherokee 15.347 1,3% 1,3% 220.260 1,3%
18 20 Hyundai Sonata 15.209 23,0% 1,3% 213.303 1,2%
19 25 Chevrolet Malibu 14.746 24,1% 1,3% 194.854 1,1%
20 18 GMC Sierra 14.381 13,9% 1,2% 224.139 1,3%
21 17 Chevrolet Cruze 14.362 -23,2% 1,2% 226.602 1,3%
22 24 Jeep Grand Cherokee 13.164 2,8% 1,1% 195.958 1,1%
23 23 Ford Focus 12.977 -29,8% 1,1% 202.478 1,2%
24 26 Toyota Tacoma 12.727 11,6% 1,1% 179.562 1,0%
25 28 Subaru Forester 11.904 6,2% 1,0% 175.192 1,0%
26 30 Toyota Highlander 11.258 1,8% 1,0% 158.915 0,9%
27 31 Subaru Outback 11.197 -1,4% 1,0% 152.294 0,9%
28 34 Toyota Sienna 10.992 23,0% 1,0% 137.497 0,8%
29 22 Jeep Wrangler 10.797 -7,6% 0,9% 202.702 1,2%
30 46 Chevrolet Impala 9.942 7,9% 0,9% 116.825 0,7%
31 16 Hyundai Elantra 9.885 -19,2% 0,9% 241.706 1,4%
32 45 Ford Transit 9.631 51,0% 0,8% 117.577 0,7%
33 38 Ford Edge 9.533 25,7% 0,8% 124.120 0,7%
34 32 Kia Soul 9.191 12,9% 0,8% 147.133 0,8%
35 57 Dodge Charger 9.164 30,4% 0,8% 94.725 0,5%
36 48 GMC Terrain 8.835 -0,1% 0,8% 112.030 0,6%
37 35 Honda Pilot 8.561 -30,5% 0,7% 136.212 0,8%
38 54 Dodge Grand Caravan 8.525 82,7% 0,7% 97.141 0,6%
39 51 Dodge Journey 8.456 20,1% 0,7% 105.400 0,6%
40 29 Kia Optima 8.413 -10,4% 0,7% 159.414 0,9%
41 59 Chrysler Town & Country 8.380 38,6% 0,7% 93.848 0,5%
42 42 Jeep Patriot 8.273 9,4% 0,7% 118.464 0,7%
43 36 Volkswagen Jetta 8.177 -8,8% 0,7% 131.109 0,8%
44 33 Nissan Versa 8.006 -24,1% 0,7% 144.528 0,8%
45 68 Ford Econoline 7.790 -315,3% 0,7% 77.608 0,4%
46 39 Ford Mustang 7.580 -12,8% 0,7% 122.439 0,7%
47 50 Mazda3 7.551 -4,4% 0,7% 107.885 0,6%
48 55 Toyota 4Runner 7.496 7,9% 0,7% 97.034 0,6%
49 41 Toyota Tundra 7.232 -11,8% 0,6% 118.880 0,7%
50 37 Honda Odyssey 7.221 -8,2% 0,6% 127.736 0,7%

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