USA 2016. Ending sixth winning years, vehicles market hits the new all time record

US Auto 2016

US Auto industry in the 2016 scored the all time record sales ending a long positive period started in the 2010 immediately after the deep economic crisis. The recovery of this industry represents one of the most evidence success of Obama government.

Market Outlook

In terms of economic growth, after an extended soft growth patch characterized by five quarters of inventory correction, GDP growth in Q3, at 3.2%, was the fastest in two years. Meanwhile, positive prospects for oil prices and somewhat improving global conditions are supporting U.S. manufacturing activity, with the ISM index rising for a third consecutive month in November.

As regard the domestic vehicles market, in December the sales improved 1.8% at 1.160.153 registrations, scoring one of the lowest increase of the year, enough however to end the year up to the new all time record, the second in a row.

The full year was reported at 17.593.302 sales (+0.5%), beating the previous all-time record hit in 2015 just for a breath.

While a new President is ready to take place in the While House, President Obama left with a tremendous effect on the automotive industry, initially rescued from the bankrupt of Chrysler and GM and then conducted up to a new record with 6 years of consecutive growth, recovery a great part of employment lost in the 2008-2010 crisis.

Today, Ford is reporting solid profit, Chrysler merged with Fiat and again with positive balance sheet and GM projecting the break even, despite a slow and not strategic global development pursued in the last years.

Competive arena

In the 2016, almost all brands has been stable with few exceptions represented by the very positive score reported for Volvo, Lincoln, Tesla and, the best in the year, Jaguar.

The three top brands have all marginally lost with Ford near 2.5 sales (-0.6%), Chevrolet at 2.1 million (-1.2%) and Toyota at 2.06 million (-1.9%). Others negative data were reported for GMC, Lexus, Volkswagen, Dodge, BMW, Mazda, Cadillac, Mini Fiat and for the worse of the year, Chrysler at -26.3%.

Less positive performance were reported for Toyota, Opel, Volvo, Seat with he worse ticket, the only one down, shown by Nissan, down 6.7%.

At model wise, the Ford F-series was the best of the ranking with 820.799 sales (+5.2%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 576.876 units (-4.3%) and the Ram Pick-up with 487.558 (+8.1%).

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

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast Store

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Market Researches in PDF are immediately available for download with study on the market since 2005 and with forecast up to the 2022.

Auto Data in EXCEL are immediately downloadable with annual sales volume, split by month, for all brands and all models distributed in the market. This year data are released year to date, but you will receive a monthly update until the year-end.

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Rank DecRank 2016BRANDSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016Share DecemberShare 2016
11Ford224.9942.487.487-0,8%-0,6%13,3%14,2%
22Chevrolet212.9592.096.51012,8%-1,2%12,6%11,9%
33Toyota201.9452.064.2535,5%-1,6%12,0%11,8%
44Honda143.3291.476.5826,9%4,8%8,5%8,4%
55Nissan134.5451.426.1308,3%5,5%8,0%8,1%
66Jeep83.159929.446-7,2%7,4%4,9%5,3%
710GMC63.415546.6285,8%-2,2%3,8%3,1%
89Subaru63.177615.13212,3%5,6%3,7%3,5%
97Hyundai60.572768.057-4,6%0,8%3,6%4,4%
108Kia54.353647.5980,2%3,5%3,2%3,7%
1111Ram53.597542.8846,2%9,9%3,2%3,1%
1214Lexus41.182331.228-0,5%-3,9%2,4%1,9%
1315Volkswagen37.229322.94820,3%-7,6%2,2%1,8%
1412Dodge36.329506.453-26,2%-2,1%2,1%2,9%
1513Mercedes35.871374.541-6,2%0,4%2,1%2,1%
1616BMW32.835313.174-5,2%-9,5%1,9%1,8%
1717Mazda28.754297.773-1,8%-6,7%1,7%1,7%
1820Audi23.195209.84313,7%3,8%1,4%1,2%
1921Cadillac21.446170.0063,2%-3,0%1,3%1,0%
2019Buick21.288229.6312,8%2,9%1,3%1,3%
2123Infiniti18.198138.29320,6%3,6%1,1%0,8%
2222Acura17.148161.3601,9%-8,9%1,0%0,9%
2318Chrysler16.776239.492-30,9%-26,3%1,0%1,4%
2424Lincoln12.791111.72417,8%10,4%0,8%0,6%
2526Volvo10.12982.5938,4%17,9%0,6%0,5%
2627Land Rover8.27973.861-1,9%4,6%0,5%0,4%
2725Mitsubishi7.38396.267-6,4%1,0%0,4%0,5%
2830Mini4.65852.030-7,0%-11,1%0,3%0,3%
2933Jaguar4.29431.243258,7%116,0%0,3%0,2%
3028Porsche4.01554.2802,0%4,9%0,2%0,3%
3131Tesla4.00039.3755,3%51,9%0,2%0,2%
3232Fiat2.60633.777-31,5%-20,4%0,2%0,2%
3335Genesis1.7336.9480,1%
3434Maserati1.69412.53457,9%7,2%0,1%0,1%
3536Smart1.1866.21177,3%-17,0%0,1%
3637Bentley4072.581-29,9%-3,9%
3738Ferrari1122.253-36,7%6,1%
3829Scion10254.106-98,1%-3,7%0,3%
3939Lamborghini601.002-4,8%32,5%
4041Alfa Romeo52528-8,8%-20,4%
4140Rolls-Royce40783-55,6%-31,3%
4242Lotus3024520,0%-18,3%

Rank DecRank 2016GROUPSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016Share DecemberShare 2016
11General Motors319.1083.042.7759,9%-1,2%18,9%17,3%
32Ford237.7852.599.2110,1%-0,1%14,1%14,8%
23Toyota243.2292.449.5872,0%-2,0%14,4%14,0%
44FCA194.3252.267.367-11,2%0,4%11,5%12,9%
55Honda160.4771.637.9426,4%3,2%9,5%9,3%
66Renault-Nissan152.7431.564.4239,7%5,4%9,0%8,9%
77Hyundai-Kia116.6581.422.603-0,9%2,5%6,9%8,1%
98Fuji Heavy Industries63.177615.13212,3%5,6%3,7%3,5%
89Volkswagen64.906590.65416,0%-2,7%3,8%3,4%
1110Mercedes Daimler37.057380.752-4,8%0,1%2,2%2,2%

Rank DecRank 2016ModelSales DecemberSales 2016Variation DecemberVariation 2016
11Ford F-Series87.512820.7992,7%5,2%
22Chevrolet Silverado54.272574.876-13,8%-4,3%
33Ram Pick-up47.556487.55810,2%8,1%
410Nissan Rogue40.477329.90452,9%14,9%
57Honda CR-V37.778357.33521,1%3,4%
68Toyota RAV437.214352.15416,8%11,6%
79Honda Accord33.873345.225-3,4%-2,9%
84Toyota Camry33.412388.618-10,4%-9,5%
95Honda Civic31.482366.927-4,0%9,4%
106Toyota Corolla sedan29.402360.483-9,4%-0,8%
1115Chevrolet Equinox27.195242.19524,6%-12,8%
1212Ford Escape25.788307.069-7,7%0,2%
1325Toyota Highlander25.425191.37957,9%20,4%
1411Nissan Altima24.763307.380-15,9%-7,8%
1517GMC Sierra23.290221.680-15,1%-1,1%
1619Jeep Grand Cherokee23.250212.2738,8%8,1%
1716Chevrolet Malibu22.764227.88187,3%16,9%
1814Ford Explorer21.857248.5070,9%-0,3%
1927Subaru Outback20.695182.89828,8%20,1%
2020Hyundai Elantra19.556208.31937,3%-13,8%
2113Ford Fusion19.132265.840-25,2%-11,4%
2228Subaru Forester18.015178.5937,3%1,9%
2324Toyota Tacoma17.514191.6311,9%6,7%
2426Chevrolet Cruze17.324188.8762,8%-16,6%
2518Nissan Sentra17.037214.709-13,8%5,5%
2621Jeep Cherokee16.380199.736-33,2%-9,5%
2723Jeep Wrangler15.721191.7743,7%-5,2%
2847Lexus RX14.882109.43525,1%8,8%
2922Hyundai Sonata13.802199.416-39,5%-6,5%
3039Volkswagen Jetta13.079121.107-7,1%-7,6%
3131Ford Transit13.056143.2444,1%21,8%
3232Ford Edge12.691134.58823,7%8,4%
3337Kia Optima12.572124.203-8,1%-22,1%
3430Kia Soul12.427145.7682,2%-0,9%
3562GMC Acadia12.18988.46667,8%-8,2%
3641Honda Pilot12.072120.772-9,5%-11,3%
3750Jeep Renegade12.045106.60635,4%75,2%
3845Mazda CX-511.989112.2355,0%0,7%
3952Chevrolet Tahoe11.897103.30621,7%16,9%
4044Kia Sorento11.782114.733-8,5%-1,3%

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