USA Car Market in January 2013. Ford kept leadership!

In January the light passenger vehicles sales were 1.043.192 sales, up 14.4% and it was the 20th year-on-year increase in a string. SAAR was at 15.3 million, flat from the previous month

Looking at the Top Brands performance:

Ford was stable on top of the market with sales at 161.672 and share at 15.5%, up 0.3 points from the previous month. The F-Series was stable on top of models with a share of 4.5%.

Chevrolet was 2nd, selling 137.304 vehicles and posting a share of 13.2, up 0.9 points of share from the previous month, thanks to a strong sales month for the pick-up Silverado and Impala. Among best-selling models, the Silverado was stable in 2nd position while strongly reducing the gap from F-150.

Toyota confirmed the 3rd place, selling 136.621 units with a share of 13.1%, up 1.4 points from the previous month. Camry (3rd) and Corolla (5th) were protagonist, while all products were on demand.

Honda in 4th sold 84.137 vehicles with a share of 8.1%, down 0.5 points from the previous month and 0.6 from full year 2012. The best-selling model was the Accord in 4th while the Civic was only 7th.

Nissan was 5th with 73.793 sales and a share of 7.1%, down 0.2 points from the previous month. The Altima was 8th while the Versa surged in 27th from the 40th.

Hyundai was 6th with 43.713 sales and a share of 4.2%, down 0.2 points from the previous month. The top model was the Sonata in 19th.

Dodge was 7th with 43.227 sales and a share of 4.1%, up 0.2 from the previous month. The top model was the Ram, in 9th place.

Kia was 8th with 36.302 sales and 3.5% of share, up 0.6 points from the previous month. The best-selling model was the Optima, 24th.

GMC was 9th with 30.816 sales and 3.0% of share, down 0.2 points of share from the previous month. The top model was the Sierra in 20th place.

Jeep was 10th with 30.318 sales and a share of 2.9%, flat on the previous month. The Grand Cherokee in 24th was the top model.

In the table below, the Top 25 Brands ranked for full year positioning:

Rank

Brand

Jan

I Half

Q3

Dec

Q4

2012

Jan

1

Ford

161.672

15,1%

14,4%

15,2%

15,0%

14,9%

15,5%

2

Chevrolet

137.304

13,2%

12,6%

12,3%

12,0%

12,8%

13,2%

3

Toyota

136.621

12,4%

12,2%

11,7%

 

1,7%

 

12,2%

 

13,1%

4

Honda

84.137

8,6%

8,9%

8,6%

8,8%

8,7%

8,1%

5

Nissan

73.793

7,2%

7,1%

7,3%

 

7,1%

 

7,1%

 

7,1%

6

Hyundai

43.713

4,9%

5,0%

4,4%

 

4,5%

4,9%

4,2%

7

Dodge

43.227

3,6%

3,6%

3,9%

3,7%

3,6%

4,1%

8

Kia

36.302

4,0%

4,0%

2,9%

 

3,4%

3,8%

3,5%

9

GMC

30.816

2,8%

2,9%

3,2%

 

3,0%

 

2,9%

 

3,0%

10

Jeep

30.318

3,3%

3,4%

2,9%

3,0%

 

3,3%

 

2,9%

11

Volkswagen

29.018

2,9%

3,2%

3,2%

 

3,2%

 

3,0%

 

2,8%

12

Subaru

27.663

2,3%

2,2%

2,7%

2,5%

 

2,3%

 

2,7%

13

Mercedes

23.578

1,9%

1,9%

2,2%

 

2,4%

 

2,0%

 

2,3%

14

Mazda

21.319

2,0%

1,8%

2,0%

 

1,9%

 

1,9%

 

2,0%

15

Ram

20.987

2,0%

2,1%

2,3%

2,3%

2,1%

2,0%

16

Chrysler

20.696

2,3%

2,0%

1,9%

1,9%

2,1%

2,0%

17

BMW

16.513

1,7%

1,7%

2,8%

 

2,6%

 

1,9%

 

1,6%

18

Lexus

16.211

1,5%

1,7%

2,3%

 

2,0%

 

1,7%

 

1,6%

19

Buick

13.463

1,2%

1,3%

1,2%

1,2%

 

1,2%

 

1,3%

20

Cadillac

13.116

0,9%

1,1%

1,3%

1,3%

1,0%

1,3%

21

Audi

10.056

0,9%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,0%

1,0%

22

Acura

9.489

1,0%

1,2%

1,2%

 

1,1%

 

1,1%

 

0,9%

23

Infiniti

7.126

0,7%

0,9%

0,9%

0,9%

0,8%

0,7%

24

Scion

4.893

0,5%

0,6%

0,4%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

25

Volvo

4.875

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

0,5%

Looking at the top models ranking, the Ford F-Series was still on top with 46.841 sales and 4.5% of share, followed as usual by the Chevrolet Silverado, on demand with 35.445 sales and a share surged at 3.4%, up 0.5 points from the previous month.

Third was the Toyota Camry, with 31.897 sales and 3.1% of share, followed by the Honda Accord, with 23.924 sales and 2.3% of share and the Toyota Corolla, with 23.822 sales and 2.3% of share.

The Ford Fusion surged in 6th place, from the 16th in December and the 10th in the full 2012, followed by the Honda Civic, dropped in 7th from the 3rd in December, and the Nissan Altima, 8th with 21.464 sales.

The Dodge Ram was 9th with 20.474 sales ahead of Ford Escape in 10th.

In the table below, the Top 25 models ranked by last month position:

Rank Jan

Rank Dec

Rank 2012

Model

Jan

Q2

Q3

Q4

2012

Jan

1

1

1

Ford F-Series

46.841

4,1%

4,3%

4,4%

4,4%

4,5%

2

2

2

Chevrolet Silverado

35.445

2,6%

2,7%

2,8%

2,9%

3,4%

3

4

3

Toyota Camry

31.897

2,9%

3,0%

3,0%

2,8%

3,1%

4

6

4

Honda Accord

23.924

2,5%

2,6%

2,6%

2,3%

2,3%

5

8

6

Toyota Corolla

23.822

2,2%

2,3%

2,3%

2,1%

2,3%

6

16

10

Ford Fusion

22.399

1,9%

2,0%

2,0%

1,8%

2,1%

7

3

5

Honda Civic

21.881

2,2%

2,4%

2,4%

2,3%

2,1%

8

9

9

Nissan Altima

21.464

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

2,0%

2,1%

9

5

7

Dodge Ram

20.474

1,9%

2,0%

2,0%

2,0%

2,0%

10

13

11

Ford Escape

19.393

1,8%

1,9%

1,9%

1,8%

1,9%

11

7

8

Honda CR-V

17.809

1,9%

2,0%

2,0%

2,0%

1,7%

12

15

16

Chevrolet Equinox

17.223

1,6%

1,6%

1,7%

1,5%

1,7%

13

10

12

Ford Focus

16.161

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

1,8%

1,5%

14

25

17

Chevrolet Malibu

15.823

2,2%

2,3%

2,3%

1,5%

1,5%

15

14

13

Toyota Prius

15.772

1,7%

1,8%

1,8%

1,7%

1,5%

16

20

20

Ford Explorer

15.207

1,1%

1,2%

1,2%

1,1%

1,5%

17

11

15

Chevrolet Cruze

14.524

1,5%

1,6%

1,6%

1,6%

1,4%

18

27

21

Chevrolet Impala

14.153

1,3%

1,3%

1,3%

1,1%

1,4%

19

12

14

Hyundai Sonata

13.247

1,6%

1,7%

1,7%

1,6%

1,3%

20

18

23

GMC Sierra

12.846

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

1,2%

21

17

18

Hyundai Elantra

12.174

1,4%

1,5%

1,5%

1,4%

1,2%

22

24

27

Toyota Tacoma

11.622

0,9%

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

23

26

22

Toyota RAV4

11.610

1,3%

1,4%

1,4%

1,1%

1,1%

24

22

25

Kia Optima

11.252

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

1,1%

25

21

24

Jeep Grand Cherokee

11.065

1,0%

1,0%

1,0%

1,1%

1,1%

26

23

19

Volkswagen Jetta

10.522

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,2%

1,0%

27

40

40

Nissan Versa

10.270

0,8%

0,8%

0,0%

0,1%

1,0%

28

48

48

Dodge Avenger

9.628

0,7%

0,7%

0,0%

0,1%

0,9%

29

29

29

Ford Edge

9.614

0,8%

0,8%

0,0%

0,9%

0,9%

30

50

50

Nissan Sentra

8.979

0,0%

0,0%

0,0%

0,1%

0,9%

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