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USA Car Market runs towards 17.8 million. Chrysler 200 shines.

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USA Car Market runs towards 17.8 million. General Motors gains share followed by Ford and Toyota groups. The best 5 brands stable in May while Jeep rose in double-digit and Chrysler jumped over 30%.

Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy not only lost momentum in the first quarter but revised data show that GDP in fact contracted 0.7% in Q1. The economy is expected to recover in Q2, just as it did last year, although recent data fuel uncertainty about how strong the recovery will be.

In April, unemployment fell to 5.4% on the back of a significant jump in payroll growth, yet retail sales stagnated in the same month.

In May, consumer confidence recovered slightly and the ISM manufacturing index increased after holding steady at an almost-two-year low in the previous month.

Looking forward, low oil prices will continue to drag on investment in the energy sector and a strong dollar will weigh on export performance such that growth will depend largely on private consumption strengthening.

Market Outlook

In May 2015  total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold have been 1.634.952, up a little but significant 1.6% from the correspondent month last year that was better than expected by observers due to the reduced numbers of working days. It was the 14th year-on-year increase in a row.

Year to date May sales were 7.046.944, up 4.5% keping unchanged the full yer projection in the range of 17.5 -17.8 million units that would represent the second best ever volume reacted by the market.

Competitive Arena

The top five carmakers had been almost stable in May with sales between +/- 2 percent from the correspondent month last year. So Ford on top had registered 240.912 units, followed by Toyota with 208.102, Chevrolet with 207.970, Honda with 137.551 and Nissan with 134.305.

In sixth place Jeep was again in double-digit with 79.652 sales, +13.5% while behind Hyundai has lost in double-digit at 63.610.

As far as the car group’s performance, General Motors was on top with 17.9% of share, followed by Ford with 15.3%, Toyota with  14.8% and FCA with 12.5%.

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Ford F-Series on top sold 61.870 units (-9.7%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 51.602 (+10.6%) and Toyota Camry with 43.837 (-11.6%). Inside the Top 30 models, the fastest was the Chrysler 200, 22nd with 20.007 units, +537.2%.

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 May Rank YTD Brand Sales May Sales YTD May Var May Var YTD May Share Mar Share Apr Share May
1 1 Ford 240.912 1.024.852 -1,8% 2,4% 14,6% 14,7% 14,7%
2 3 Toyota 208.102 867.708 -1,0% 10,2% 12,3% 11,9% 12,7%
3 2 Chevrolet 207.970 872.363 1,4% 5,3% 11,2% 12,9% 12,7%
4 5 Honda 137.551 547.044 -0,3% 2,4% 7,2% 7,9% 8,4%
5 4 Nissan 124.305 557.960 -1,0% 3,1% 8,6% 6,9% 7,6%
6 6 Jeep 79.652 330.160 13,5% 22,6% 4,6% 4,9% 4,9%
7 7 Hyundai 63.610 303.648 -10,3% 7,5% 4,9% 4,7% 3,9%
8 8 Kia 62.433 256.815 3,9% 6,1% 3,8% 3,7% 3,8%
9 10 GMC 50.657 217.662 12,5% 14,7% 2,7% 3,2% 3,1%
10 9 Subaru 49.561 228.083 12,2% 16,8% 3,2% 3,2% 3,0%
11 11 Dodge 45.268 213.685 -21,0% -15,0% 3,0% 3,1% 2,8%
12 12 Ram 43.598 194.868 12,0% 9,3% 2,9% 2,8% 2,7%
13 14 Volkswagen 34.758 144.006 8,1% -9,3% 1,9% 2,1% 2,1%
14 13 Mercedes 32.352 148.019 12,0% 8,4% 2,1% 2,2% 2,0%
15 16 BMW 31.003 136.447 4,7% 8,4% 2,2% 1,9% 1,9%
16 15 Chrysler 29.802 139.439 31,9% 13,0% 1,9% 1,9% 1,8%
17 17 Lexus 29.671 132.727 10,2% 18,6% 2,0% 1,8% 1,8%
18 18 Mazda 29.606 131.773 0,1% 1,3% 2,1% 1,7% 1,8%
19 19 Buick 20.062 88.783 0,5% -4,5% 1,3% 1,3% 1,2%
20 20 Audi 18.428 75.326 11,0% 13,7% 1,1% 1,2% 1,1%
21 21 Acura 17.042 71.560 16,1% 4,5% 0,9% 1,0% 1,0%
22 22 Cadillac 14.408 67.384 -1,9% -6,1% 0,9% 1,1% 0,9%
23 23 Infiniti 10.474 54.295 0,9% 8,4% 0,8% 0,7% 0,6%
24 24 Mitsubishi 9.575 41.581 31,7% 19,9% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
25 25 Lincoln 9.174 38.786 3,7% -0,6% 0,6% 0,6% 0,6%
26 27 Mini 5.833 24.086 1,8% 47,6% 0,4% 0,4% 0,4%
27 26 Land Rover 5.382 27.669 18,7% 29,8% 0,4% 0,4% 0,3%
28 28 Volvo 5.023 23.126 0,2% 0,2% 0,4% 0,3% 0,3%
29 29 Scion 4.806 21.093 -22,2% -17,1% 0,3% 0,3% 0,3%
30 30 Porsche 4.268 20.915 -7,4% 12,8% 0,3% 0,4% 0,3%
31 31 Fiat 3.867 18.661 -18,9% -3,4% 0,3% 0,3% 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 1.861 10.148 -20,8% 1,1% 0,1% 0,2% 0,1%
33 34 Maserati 1.341 4.330 17,2% -18,5% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
34 33 Jaguar 1.204 6.619 -7,7% -8,0% 0,1% 0,1% 0,1%
35 35 Smart 837 2.850 21,5% -31,5% 0,0% 0,0% 0,1%
36 36 Bentley 244 998 4,7% -21,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
37 37 Ferrari 177 885 -6,3% 3,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Rolls-Royce 70 324 12,9% -9,3% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Alfa Romeo 40 295 #DIV/0! #DIV/0! 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Lotus 25 121 4,2% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank May Rank YTD Group Sales May Sales YTD May Var May Var YTD May Share Mar Share Apr Share May
1 1 General Motors 293.097 1.246.192 3,0% 5,3% 16,2% 18,5% 17,9%
2 2 Ford 250.086 1.063.638 -1,7% 2,3% 15,2% 15,2% 15,3%
3 3 Toyota 242.579 1.021.528 -0,3% 10,5% 14,6% 14,0% 14,8%
4 4 FCA 203.745 902.323 4,4% 6,2% 12,8% 13,1% 12,5%
5 5 Honda 154.593 618.604 1,3% 2,6% 8,2% 8,9% 9,5%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 134.779 612.255 -0,8% 3,6% 9,4% 7,5% 8,2%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 126.043 560.463 -3,8% 6,9% 8,7% 8,3% 7,7%
8 8 Volkswagen 57.698 241.245 7,6% -1,6% 3,3% 3,6% 3,5%
9 9 Fuji Heavy Industries 49.561 228.083 12,2% 16,8% 3,2% 3,2% 3,0%
10 10 BMW 36.906 160.857 4,3% 12,6% 2,6% 2,2% 2,3%

Rank May Rank 2015 Model Sales May Sales YTD Var May Var 2015 Share May Share YTD Share Apr
1 1 Ford F-Series 61.870 302.009 -9,7% -1,1% 3,8% 4,3% 4,3%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 51.602 224.274 10,6% 13,8% 3,2% 3,2% 3,2%
3 4 Toyota Camry 43.837 178.408 -11,6% -1,9% 2,7% 2,5% 2,3%
4 3 Ram Pick up 39.952 179.384 7,6% 5,1% 2,4% 2,5% 2,6%
5 5 Toyota Corolla 36.768 159.486 0,4% 11,2% 2,2% 2,3% 2,2%
6 8 Honda Civic 34.472 129.574 -4,5% -3,9% 2,1% 1,8% 2,0%
7 6 Nissan Altima 33.630 142.613 -6,7% -5,1% 2,1% 2,0% 1,5%
8 9 Honda Accord 32.373 128.269 -18,3% -15,4% 2,0% 1,8% 1,9%
9 7 Honda CR-V 32.090 134.669 -1,0% 4,7% 2,0% 1,9% 2,0%
10 10 Ford Fusion 31.325 127.749 -7,5% -7,4% 1,9% 1,8% 1,7%
11 11 Chevrolet Equinox 29.456 123.925 29,8% 25,1% 1,8% 1,8% 2,0%
12 12 Ford Escape 29.248 122.290 -8,3% -4,3% 1,8% 1,7% 1,8%
13 13 Toyota RAV4 28.808 118.732 22,8% 24,5% 1,8% 1,7% 1,6%
14 14 Nissan Rogue 25.901 112.154 38,3% 33,1% 1,6% 1,6% 1,5%
15 18 Ford Focus 23.934 95.028 1,1% 0,4% 1,5% 1,3% 1,2%
16 15 Chevrolet Cruze 23.752 105.291 -26,7% -11,8% 1,5% 1,5% 1,4%
17 16 Hyundai Elantra 23.432 102.085 7,2% 7,1% 1,4% 1,4% 1,5%
18 22 Jeep Wrangler 22.324 83.291 16,1% 20,2% 1,4% 1,2% 1,3%
19 17 Ford Explorer 22.304 99.855 -1,4% -0,2% 1,4% 1,4% 1,3%
20 24 Chevrolet Malibu 21.461 81.292 11,3% -7,0% 1,3% 1,2% 1,2%
21 19 Nissan Sentra 20.616 88.701 -6,0% 15,5% 1,3% 1,3% 1,2%
22 20 Chrysler 200 20.007 88.009 537,2% 132,6% 1,2% 1,2% 1,3%
23 21 Jeep Cherokee 19.669 86.954 23,0% 29,6% 1,2% 1,2% 1,3%
24 23 GMC Sierra 18.977 82.232 3,6% 5,7% 1,2% 1,2% 1,2%
25 26 Jeep Grand Cherokee 18.209 77.616 0,8% 4,1% 1,1% 1,1% 1,1%
26 25 Hyundai Sonata 18.018 80.622 -11,7% -0,7% 1,1% 1,1% 1,2%
27 27 Toyota Tacoma 17.520 72.842 26,3% 15,7% 1,1% 1,0% 1,1%
28 30 Kia Optima 16.349 66.478 -2,9% -3,6% 1,0% 0,9% 0,9%
29 31 Toyota Highlander 15.432 64.557 25,2% 6,6% 0,9% 0,9% 0,9%
30 29 Subaru Forester 15.157 66.770 7,1% 9,3% 0,9% 0,9% 1,0%

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

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