US Monthly Sales Table in August was down a shy 0.6%. Jeep Renegade shines.

U.S Monthly Sales Table

US Monthly Sales Table in August was down a shy 0.6% despite higher than expected consumers confidence, low unemployment and low energy prices. Ford at best month since 2006. Jeep Renegade shines.

Economic Outlook

Revised national accounts data showed that the U.S. economy rebounded strongly in Q2. GDP increased 3.7% in seasonally adjusted annualized terms in the second quarter, with growth in almost all sectors of the economy accelerating significantly compared to the first quarter, including private consumption, investment, and exports.

More recent data suggest that positive momentum carried over into Q3. In July, the ISM manufacturing index remained in expansionary territory, retail sales accelerated and the unemployment rate held at 5.3%.

Moreover, consumers were considerably more confident in August. Consumer spending, the main engine of the economy, is getting a boost from steady gains in the labor market and low energy prices.

Market Outlook

Following a series of 16th year on year growing month, in August the market was down a little 0.6% that is not really signifianct and should not be taken as signs of a shift on market trend.

Indeed, following the 2011-2014 recovery, the US market had scored a +4.4% in the first half 2015 and in Jule had been up again 5.2%. The August low sales trend of 1.577.000 had not really impacted in the annual performance.

Indeed in the first eight month of the year, light passenegers sales in US had been 11.6 million , up over 300k or 3.1%  from the correspondent month last year.

Competitive Arena

Reporting the best seingle month volume since 2006, Ford led the market with 225.244 sales (+5.6%) with market share at 14.3%. It was followed by Toyota with 186.899 sales (-9.7%), Chevrolet at 183.098 (-1.5%), Honda at 140.178 (-7.5%) and Nissan in 5th place with 122.716 (-2.0%).

Jeep kept momentum ranking in sixth place with 80.804 (+17.5%) thanks to the huge success of the new Renegade.

General Motors led the ranking by group with 17.1% of market share ahead of Ford with 14.8%, Toyota with 14.2% and FCA with 12.9%.

As far as the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series rose 4.5% at 71.332 ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado with 54.977 sales (+3.5%) and the Ram Pick up with 45.310 (+2.9%).

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 AugRank 2015BrandSales AugSales YTDVar AugVar YTDShare AugShare YTD
11Ford225.2441.678.9295,6%5,6%14,3%14,5%
23Toyota186.9991.418.160-9,7%-9,7%11,8%12,2%
32Chevrolet183.0981.425.507-1,5%-1,5%11,6%12,3%
44Honda140.178937.501-7,5%-7,5%8,9%8,1%
55Nissan122.716915.358-2,0%-2,0%7,8%7,9%
66Jeep80.804555.70917,5%17,5%5,1%4,8%
77Hyundai72.012514.1752,9%2,9%4,6%4,4%
88Kia58.897426.1607,7%7,7%3,7%3,7%
99Subaru52.697375.6324,9%4,9%3,3%3,2%
1012Ram49.439317.5426,1%6,1%3,1%2,7%
1110GMC49.363362.8533,5%3,5%3,1%3,1%
1211Dodge42.386337.177-15,0%-15,0%2,7%2,9%
1316Lexus33.487222.1512,1%2,1%2,1%1,9%
1414Volkswagen32.332238.074-8,1%-8,1%2,0%2,1%
1513Mercedes30.633238.8275,8%5,8%1,9%2,1%
1618Mazda29.938216.091-5,0%-5,0%1,9%1,9%
1715BMW27.755223.3482,0%2,0%1,8%1,9%
1817Chrysler25.580221.550-14,1%-14,1%1,6%1,9%
1919Buick22.281149.3860,6%0,6%1,4%1,3%
2020Audi18.794130.0369,9%9,9%1,2%1,1%
2122Cadillac15.738110.791-5,5%-5,5%1,0%1,0%
2221Acura15.313117.315-1,1%-1,1%1,0%1,0%
2323Infiniti10.63585.34816,1%16,1%0,7%0,7%
2425Lincoln8.63665.2846,0%6,0%0,5%0,6%
2524Mitsubishi8.28965.70122,1%22,1%0,5%0,6%
2628Volvo5.86940.59918,3%18,3%0,4%0,3%
2727Mini5.82641.27716,4%16,4%0,4%0,4%
2826Land Rover5.22542.54816,4%16,4%0,3%0,4%
2929Porsche5.00834.87610,3%10,3%0,3%0,3%
3030Scion3.89532.691-37,0%-37,0%0,2%0,3%
3131Fiat3.38828.4210,8%0,8%0,2%0,2%
3232Tesla2.30015.848-12,7%-12,7%0,1%0,1%
3334Maserati1.2457.5061,0%1,0%0,1%0,1%
3433Jaguar1.14310.221-3,5%-3,5%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart6174.682-45,6%-45,6%0,0%0,0%
3636Bentley2281.657-5,4%-5,4%0,0%0,0%
3737Ferrari1601.3996,7%6,7%0,0%0,0%
3840Alfa Romeo75443#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
3938Lamborghini63504#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%
4039Rolls-Royce544780,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
4141Lotus23190-4,2%-4,2%0,0%0,0%
Rank AugRank 2015GroupSales AugSales YTDVar AugVar YTDShare AugShare YTD
11General Motors270.4802.048.537-0,7%-0,7%17,1%17,6%
22Ford233.8801.744.2135,6%5,6%14,8%15,0%
33Toyota224.3811.673.002-8,8%-8,8%14,2%14,4%
44FCA203.0771.469.7471,7%1,7%12,9%12,7%
55Honda155.4911.054.816-6,9%-6,9%9,9%9,1%
66Renault-Nissan133.3511.000.706-0,8%-0,8%8,5%8,6%
77Hyundai-Kia130.909940.3355,0%5,0%8,3%8,1%
88Volkswagen56.425405.147-1,1%-1,1%3,6%3,5%
99Fuji Heavy Industries52.697375.6324,9%4,9%3,3%3,2%
1010BMW33.635265.1034,2%4,2%2,1%2,3%
Rank AugRank 2015ModelSales AugYTD 2015Share AugShare YTDVar AugVar YTD
11Ford F-Series71.332494.8004,5%4,3%4,7%-0,5%
22Chevrolet Silverado54.977387.1793,5%3,3%11,7%16,6%
33Ram Pick up45.310294.0452,9%2,5%3,5%3,8%
47Honda Accord40.931231.1732,6%2,0%-21,9%-14,8%
54Toyota Camry37.592291.8432,4%2,5%-14,6%-4,8%
68Honda CR-V34.771229.5742,2%2,0%2,0%5,7%
76Nissan Altima32.327238.2002,0%2,1%0,5%1,2%
89Honda Civic32.031221.4712,0%1,9%-5,9%-4,2%
95Toyota Corolla31.726252.1062,0%2,2%-4,1%5,8%
1012Toyota RAV430.534200.8181,9%1,7%-14,3%12,0%
1111Ford Escape28.870204.5391,8%1,8%-0,4%-1,9%
1210Ford Fusion28.270206.5331,8%1,8%-4,0%-5,6%
1314Nissan Rogue27.665188.1431,8%1,6%29,2%37,0%
1413Chevrolet Equinox25.211192.5051,6%1,7%17,9%14,9%
1516Ford Explorer23.671169.4561,5%1,5%265,9%18,6%
1615Hyundai Elantra22.405173.2381,4%1,5%-1,9%10,0%
1720Hyundai Sonata21.818141.5561,4%1,2%3,4%-5,6%
1819GMC Sierra21.241141.8991,3%1,2%7,0%8,7%
1921Jeep Cherokee18.763140.8881,2%1,2%2,9%24,1%
2023Jeep Wrangler18.160139.9301,2%1,2%1,0%16,5%
2127Toyota Prius17.757125.6301,1%1,1%-29,5%-16,9%
2229Subaru Forester17.565114.2041,1%1,0%6,9%8,4%
2325Chevrolet Malibu17.553130.0951,1%1,1%7,4%-2,5%
2426Jeep Grand Cherokee17.144126.0911,1%1,1%-6,0%2,5%
2532Kia Soul17.10899.0691,1%0,9%13,5%-5,4%
2618Ford Focus16.321150.4271,0%1,3%-26,1%-6,4%
2728Toyota Tacoma16.230122.0641,0%1,1%13,2%18,8%
2822Nissan Sentra15.662140.0741,0%1,2%-8,8%8,9%
2935Nissan Versa14.87591.7790,9%0,8%1,7%-6,5%
3017Chevrolet Cruze14.661163.9380,9%1,4%-37,4%-13,6%

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

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