USA Autos Sales fall in August. Ford suffers.

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USA Autos Sales fall in August having peaked up at the end of a long rally started five years ago. The year is projected to close moderately down. Ford lost the double than the market.

Market Outlook

July payrolls increased strongly, providing reassurance that the U.S. labor market remains solid, whereas growth in retail sales and the manufacturing sector declined in the same month. Going forward, household spending is likely to continue boosting economic growth on the back of buoyant consumer confidence, solid employment and faster wage growth.

The automotive industry has lost steam during the year due to softer consumer demand after the long rally started in the 2011. Losing 4.1%, August has consumed all the residual positive y.o.y. gap and now the comparison with the 2015 is flat, while next months should be negative again.

August sales had been 1.512.556 while the Year to Date 11.669.617, up 0.5%.

Competive arena

In August Ford fell 9.4% with 204.168 registrations and 13.5% of market share, the lowest in a year. Toyota was in second place with 176.560 sales (-5.6%) while Chevrolet sold 175.965 vehicles (-3.1%).

In fourth place Honda with 135.325 (-3.5%) followed by Nissan, with 114.199 (-6.9%), Jeep with 86.468 (+7.0%), Hyundai with 70.518 (-2.1%), Subaru with 60.418 (+14.7%), Kia with 54.248 (-7.9%) and in 10th place Ram with 44.426 sales (-10.1%).

At Group level, General Motors kept the leadership with 17.0% of market share, followed by Ford Motor Company and Toyota with 14.1%.

The best-selling model, the Ford F Series boomed with 66.946 units (-6.1%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 52.408 (-4.7%) and the Ram Pick-Up with 40.202 (-11.3%).

Star of the month the Honda CRV with 36.517 (+5.0%) jumped in 4th place ahead of the Toyota RAV4 33.171 (+8.6%), the Nissan Rogue, other star with 32.979 (+19.2%), the Toyota Camry with 32.864 (-12.6%), the Honda Civic with 32.807 (+2.4%), the Toyota Corolla with 30.741 (-3.1%) and in 10th place the Honda Accord with 30.115 (-26.4%).

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

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Rank Aug Rank YTD Brand Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 Ford 204.168 1.702.211 -9,4% 1,4% 13,5% 14,6%
2 2 Toyota 176.560 1.364.996 -5,6% -3,7% 11,7% 11,7%
3 3 Chevrolet 175.965 1.361.675 -3,1% -4,4% 11,6% 11,7%
4 4 Honda 135.325 987.811 -3,5% 5,4% 9,0% 8,5%
5 5 Nissan 114.199 969.865 -6,9% 6,0% 7,6% 8,3%
6 6 Jeep 86.468 633.845 7,0% 14,1% 5,7% 5,4%
7 7 Hyundai 70.518 519.581 -2,1% 1,1% 4,7% 4,4%
8 9 Subaru 60.418 391.969 14,7% 4,3% 4,0% 3,4%
9 8 Kia 54.248 442.544 -7,9% 3,8% 3,6% 3,8%
10 12 Ram 44.426 345.467 -10,1% 8,8% 2,9% 3,0%
11 10 Dodge 44.340 351.600 4,6% 4,3% 2,9% 3,0%
12 11 GMC 42.440 348.164 -14,0% -4,0% 2,8% 3,0%
13 13 Mercedes 31.556 241.890 3,0% 1,3% 2,1% 2,1%
14 14 Lexus 30.938 210.392 -7,6% -5,3% 2,0% 1,8%
15 15 Volkswagen 29.384 207.156 -9,1% -13,0% 1,9% 1,8%
16 17 Mazda 26.109 199.378 -12,8% -7,7% 1,7% 1,7%
17 16 BMW 25.531 204.744 -8,0% -8,3% 1,7% 1,8%
18 19 Buick 21.678 148.845 -2,7% -0,4% 1,4% 1,3%
19 20 Audi 19.264 134.192 2,5% 3,2% 1,3% 1,1%
20 18 Chrysler 18.753 175.220 -26,7% -20,9% 1,2% 1,5%
21 22 Cadillac 16.346 103.918 3,9% -6,2% 1,1% 0,9%
22 21 Acura 14.246 106.914 -7,0% -8,9% 0,9% 0,9%
23 23 Infiniti 10.439 85.362 -1,8% 0,0% 0,7% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 9.243 71.638 7,0% 9,7% 0,6% 0,6%
25 26 Volvo 7.682 52.786 30,9% 30,0% 0,5% 0,5%
26 25 Mitsubishi 7.336 67.160 -11,5% 2,2% 0,5% 0,6%
27 28 Land Rover 6.031 48.754 15,4% 14,6% 0,4% 0,4%
28 27 Scion 5.627 49.770 44,5% 52,2% 0,4% 0,4%
29 29 Porsche 5.181 35.767 3,5% 2,6% 0,3% 0,3%
30 30 Mini 4.969 34.887 -14,7% -15,5% 0,3% 0,3%
31 32 Tesla 3.500 22.030 35,2% 32,1% 0,2% 0,2%
32 33 Jaguar 3.298 17.687 188,5% 73,0% 0,2% 0,2%
33 31 Fiat 2.732 23.221 -19,4% -18,3% 0,2% 0,2%
34 34 Maserati 958 6.971 -23,1% -7,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 37 Bentley 399 1.192 75,0% -29,3% 0,0% 0,0%
36 35 Smart 353 3.439 -42,8% -26,5% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Ferrari 249 1.558 55,6% 10,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 39 Rolls-Royce 102 624 88,9% -10,7% 0,0% 0,0%
39 38 Lamborghini 86 704 36,5% 39,7% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Alfa Romeo 37 389 -50,7% -12,2% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Aug Rank YTD Group Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD Share Aug Share YTD
1 1 General Motors 256.429 1.962.602 -4,7% -4,1% 17,0% 16,8%
2 2 Ford 213.411 1.773.849 -8,8% 1,7% 14,1% 15,2%
3 3 Toyota 213.125 1.625.158 -5,0% -2,9% 14,1% 13,9%
4 4 FCA 197.963 1.538.271 -2,5% 4,7% 13,1% 13,2%
5 5 Honda 149.571 1.094.725 -3,8% 3,8% 9,9% 9,4%
6 7 Hyundai-Kia 124.766 962.125 -4,7% 2,3% 8,3% 8,2%
7 6 Renault-Nissan 124.638 1.055.227 -6,5% 5,4% 8,2% 9,0%
8 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 60.418 391.969 14,7% 4,3% 4,0% 3,4%
9 9 Volkswagen 54.314 379.011 -3,7% -6,5% 3,6% 3,2%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 31.909 245.329 2,1% 0,7% 2,1% 2,1%

Rank Aug Rank YTD Model Sales Aug Sales YTD Var Aug Var YTD
1 1 Ford F-Series 66.946 527.847 -6,1% 6,7%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 52.408 380.176 -4,7% -1,8%
3 3 Ram Pick-up 40.202 311.434 -11,3% 5,9%
4 7 Honda CR-V 36.517 231.609 5,0% 0,9%
5 9 Toyota RAV4 33.171 230.942 8,6% 15,0%
6 11 Nissan Rogue 32.979 215.160 19,2% 14,4%
7 4 Toyota Camry 32.864 266.746 -12,6% -8,6%
8 5 Honda Civic 32.807 255.599 2,4% 15,4%
9 6 Toyota Corolla 30.741 244.651 -3,1% -3,0%
10 8 Honda Accord 30.115 231.415 -26,4% 0,1%
11 12 Ford Escape 28.061 209.699 -2,8% 2,5%
12 19 Jeep Cherokee 23.932 142.035 27,5% 0,8%
13 26 Chevrolet Cruze 22.342 122.796 52,4% -25,1%
14 14 Ford Explorer 20.980 169.279 -11,4% -0,1%
15 21 Hyundai Elantra 20.733 137.668 -7,5% -20,5%
16 27 Subaru Forester 19.658 114.769 11,9% 0,5%
17 10 Nissan Altima 19.646 217.290 -39,2% -8,8%
18 13 Ford Fusion 19.052 189.892 -32,6% -8,1%
19 22 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18.409 135.850 7,4% 7,7%
20 18 GMC Sierra 17.478 146.372 -17,7% 3,2%
21 29 Subaru Outback 17.358 109.448 56,2% 17,3%
22 17 Chevrolet Malibu 16.723 148.868 -4,7% 14,4%
23 25 Toyota Tacoma 15.373 126.998 -5,3% 4,0%
24 23 Jeep Wrangler 15.290 134.386 -15,8% -4,0%
25 15 Chevrolet Equinox 15.273 158.475 -39,4% -17,7%
26 37 Hyundai Santa fe 15.176 86.956 34,8% 12,0%
27 28 Toyota Highlander 14.966 112.108 12,2% 7,3%
28 20 Hyundai Sonata 14.888 139.924 -31,8% -1,2%
29 16 Nissan Sentra 14.256 155.806 -9,0% 11,2%
30 31 Kia Soul 12.253 95.938 -28,4% -3,2%

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