USA market report. October 2016

USA Vehicles October Sales Chevrolet-Equinox-2018

USA Vehicles October Sales were dragged down by harsh declines at the Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Chevrolet was the best selling brand, first time in the year.

Market Outlook

The U.S. economy seems to be back on track for robust growth in Q3, as monthly indicators strengthened in September following August’s overall cooldown. Dynamics in private consumption are intact, as evidenced by September’s rise in consumer confidence to a pre-crisis high and an uptick in retail sales. Trump’s victory increase policy uncertainty and lead the U.S. into unchartered waters.

U.S. auto sales were dragged down by harsh declines at the Ford Motor Company and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ending the long period of strong growth reported under the President Obama, with market growth from 10 to 18 millions in sixth years.

In October sales had been 1.370.721, down 5.8% while the Year to date sales have been 14.474.000, down 0.2% from the last year

Competive arena

In the last month Ford struggled losing the leadership, first time this year with 178.623 sales (-12.7%) and was overtaken by Chevrolet with 181.964 (-0.8%) .

Toyota was third with 161.116 sales (-6.0%) ahead of Honda with 113.291 (-2.0%), Nissan, with 102.312 (-2.5%), Jeep with 68.826 (-6.4%), Hyundai with 61.304 (+2.2%), Subaru with 53.760 (+4.1%), Ram with 49.443 sales (+13.0%) and in 10th place Kia with 48.977 (-2.1%)..

At Group level, General Motors led with 18.9% of market share, followed by Ford Motor Company with 13.7% and Toyota with 13.6%.

The best-selling model was the Ford F Series with 65.542 units (+0.1%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 49.768 (-3.6%) and the Ram Pick-Up with 43.891 (+7.2%).

The Honda CRV advanced one spot and ranked fourth with 30.306 (+4.4%) ahead of the Toyota Corolla with 29.735 sales (+6.4%), the Toyota Camry with 29.562 (-15.0%), the Toyota RAV4 26.429 (-6.5%), the Honda Civic with 26.359 (-5.1%), the Honda Accord with 25.551 (-15.2%) and in 10th place the Ford Escape with 23.505 (-4.9%).

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

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Rank Oct Rank 2016 Brand Sales Oct Sales 2016 Var Oct Var 2016 Share Oct Share 2016
1 2 Chevrolet 181.964 1.713.876 -0,8% -3,6% 13,3% 11,8%
2 1 Ford 178.623 2.075.481 -12,7% -1,0% 13,0% 14,3%
3 3 Toyota 161.116 1.693.883 -6,0% -3,3% 11,8% 11,7%
4 4 Honda 113.292 1.221.945 -2,0% 4,3% 8,3% 8,4%
5 5 Nissan 102.312 1.188.561 -2,5% 5,0% 7,5% 8,2%
6 6 Jeep 68.826 779.002 -6,4% 10,3% 5,0% 5,4%
7 7 Hyundai 61.304 646.284 2,2% 1,3% 4,5% 4,5%
8 9 Subaru 53.760 500.647 4,1% 4,2% 3,9% 3,5%
9 10 Ram 49.443 446.776 13,0% 11,3% 3,6% 3,1%
10 8 Kia 48.977 540.741 -2,1% 2,8% 3,6% 3,7%
11 12 GMC 42.668 434.100 -6,2% -4,7% 3,1% 3,0%
12 11 Dodge 41.514 436.049 -10,9% 1,7% 3,0% 3,0%
13 13 Mercedes 31.383 305.743 -1,2% 1,3% 2,3% 2,1%
14 14 Lexus 24.803 260.996 -6,2% -4,7% 1,8% 1,8%
15 15 Volkswagen 24.779 256.047 -18,5% -13,1% 1,8% 1,8%
16 16 BMW 24.017 254.150 -18,4% -9,0% 1,8% 1,8%
17 17 Mazda 22.711 246.978 -10,8% -7,6% 1,7% 1,7%
18 19 Buick 20.046 189.813 7,4% 1,8% 1,5% 1,3%
19 20 Audi 17.721 169.530 0,1% 2,7% 1,3% 1,2%
20 18 Chrysler 14.181 208.198 -49,0% -24,7% 1,0% 1,4%
21 21 Cadillac 13.948 133.234 -9,4% -5,6% 1,0% 0,9%
22 22 Acura 12.869 132.596 -20,0% -10,5% 0,9% 0,9%
23 23 Infiniti 11.208 107.983 0,6% 1,2% 0,8% 0,7%
24 24 Lincoln 9.069 89.504 6,9% 8,6% 0,7% 0,6%
25 25 Mitsubishi 7.637 81.988 2,8% 1,6% 0,6% 0,6%
26 26 Volvo 6.340 64.741 -14,6% 20,3% 0,5% 0,4%
27 27 Land Rover 5.532 59.923 -23,2% 7,8% 0,4% 0,4%
28 29 Porsche 4.506 44.752 10,7% 3,2% 0,3% 0,3%
29 30 Mini 3.954 42.865 -3,3% -13,9% 0,3% 0,3%
30 33 Jaguar 3.219 23.568 225,8% 93,1% 0,2% 0,2%
31 31 Fiat 2.622 28.756 -30,2% -19,2% 0,2% 0,2%
32 32 Tesla 2.500 27.030 44,5% 32,5% 0,2% 0,2%
33 34 Maserati 1.304 9.460 11,8% -0,9% 0,1% 0,1%
34 35 Smart 418 4.462 -42,0% -27,5% 0,0% 0,0%
35 28 Scion 376 53.834 -94,0% 18,4% 0,0% 0,4%
36 37 Bentley 312 1.787 157,9% -6,8% 0,0% 0,0%
37 36 Ferrari 170 1.898 4,3% 8,1% 0,0% 0,0%
38 38 Lamborghini 69 843 10,0% 33,7% 0,0% 0,0%
39 39 Rolls-Royce 50 754 -54,5% -18,8% 0,0% 0,0%
40 40 Alfa Romeo 23 453 -64,6% -19,4% 0,0% 0,0%
41 41 Lotus 20 195 -20,0% -22,0% 0,0% 0,0%

Rank Oct Rank 2016 Group Sales Oct Sales 2016 Var Oct Var 2016 Share Oct Share 2016
1 1 General Motors 258.626 2.471.023 -1,6% -3,5% 18,9% 17,1%
2 2 Ford 187.692 2.164.985 -11,9% -0,6% 13,7% 15,0%
3 3 Toyota 186.295 2.008.713 -8,7% -3,0% 13,6% 13,9%
4 4 FCA 178.083 1.910.592 -9,5% 2,7% 13,0% 13,2%
5 5 Honda 126.161 1.354.541 -4,2% 2,6% 9,2% 9,4%
6 6 Renault-Nissan 113.520 1.296.544 -2,2% 4,7% 8,3% 9,0%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 110.281 1.187.025 0,2% 2,0% 8,1% 8,2%
8 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 53.760 500.647 4,1% 4,2% 3,9% 3,5%
9 9 Volkswagen 47.387 472.959 -9,5% -6,5% 3,5% 3,3%
10 10 Mercedes Daimler 31.801 310.205 -2,1% 0,7% 2,3% 2,1%

Rank Oct Rank 2016 Model Sales October Sales YTD 2016 Var Oct Var 2016
1 1 Ford F-Series 65.542 661.198 0,1% 5,0%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 49.768 475.324 -3,6% -3,5%
3 3 Ram Pick-up 43.891 403.117 7,2% 8,5%
4 7 Honda CR-V 30.306 293.799 4,4% 1,8%
5 6 Toyota Corolla 29.735 306.658 6,4% 0,0%
6 4 Toyota Camry 29.562 327.015 -15,0% -9,4%
7 8 Toyota RAV4 26.429 286.809 -6,5% 12,0%
8 5 Honda Civic 26.359 310.142 -5,1% 11,7%
9 9 Honda Accord 25.551 284.170 -15,2% -3,6%
10 12 Ford Escape 23.505 258.269 -4,9% 0,2%
11 10 Nissan Rogue 21.179 262.798 -15,1% 10,4%
12 11 Nissan Altima 20.257 262.578 -3,3% -7,3%
13 15 Chevrolet Equinox 19.664 193.400 -11,0% -18,1%
14 13 Ford Fusion 18.686 229.148 -21,0% -10,2%
15 14 Ford Explorer 18.597 207.022 -10,3% -1,8%
16 29 Subaru Outback 18.008 144.434 22,3% 17,3%
17 21 Jeep Grand Cherokee 17.867 172.224 11,3% 9,1%
18 28 Toyota Highlander 17.668 144.713 32,7% 11,3%
19 25 Chevrolet Cruze 17.126 155.138 9,0% -19,9%
20 16 Chevrolet Malibu 16.151 186.540 -34,7% 8,5%
21 20 Hyundai Elantra 15.917 172.967 0,3% -17,6%
22 24 Toyota Tacoma 15.875 158.596 4,2% 6,5%
23 27 Subaru Forester 15.330 145.982 1,0% 0,9%
24 18 GMC Sierra 15.050 179.490 -18,7% -0,4%
25 22 Hyundai Sonata 14.972 170.243 -6,8% -2,0%
26 23 Jeep Wrangler 14.469 163.110 -8,1% -5,9%
27 17 Nissan Sentra 14.168 183.644 -5,4% 8,5%
28 19 Jeep Cherokee 13.531 173.561 -23,4% -2,9%
29 31 Kia Soul 13.036 120.859 6,5% -3,3%
30 54 Chevrolet Tahoe 11.976 81.976 80,8% 14,9%
31 49 Dodge Journey 11.912 89.319 25,1% 0,4%
32 33 Dodge Grand Caravan 11.563 111.892 -4,4% 46,6%
33 35 Hyundai Santa fe 11.311 109.617 2,3% 10,2%
34 42 Chevrolet Traverse 10.984 97.126 20,0% -4,9%
35 64 Nissan Murano 10.701 71.483 100,0% 42,3%
36 48 Chevrolet Colorado 10.578 90.625 49,9% 28,9%
37 30 Ford Transit 10.202 122.809 9,0% 28,7%
38 40 Kia Optima 9.974 99.301 -30,6% -25,2%
39 43 Toyota Tundra 9.533 94.355 0,2% -4,8%
40 36 Jeep Patriot 9.510 109.020 -6,7% 10,2%

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