US new vehicle sales soared a stunning 16 percent in September.

US new vehicle sales

US new vehicle sales soared a stunning 16 percent in September to 1.4 million cars and light trucks, thanks to a robust Labor Day weekend and further strong demand for pickups, cross-overs and vans. Ford at record month.

Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy performed surprisingly well in Q2, making up for a poor showing in Q1 and pushing up GDP growth for the first half of the year to 2.3%. Currently, the domestic environment remains favorable to growth. Consumer spending, the main engine of the economy, is benefiting from strong labor market dynamics and low energy prices.

Unemployment fell to a multi-year low of 5.1% in August and average national gas prices were at the lowest level in more than a decade in September. In contrast, the manufacturing sector continues to be a weak spot in the domestic economy, with output and new business growth largely stagnant.

Moreover, unfavorable global economic dynamics are weighing on the external sector. Latest data show that exports of goods contracted 7.4% annually in July, which marked the sixth consecutive decline.

Market Outlook

The September’s winds have cleaned up all the doubts in the observers mind after the shy August when the US market had broken a 16th year on year growing month series although for a little 0.6%.

September was really shining with the best single month in a decade and top performance for many players, starting from the leader, Ford. Total light vehicles sales had been 1.442.113, up 15.7%, the best year on year performance since August 2013.

Thanks to this score year to date September sales grew up to 13.05 million, up 5.0% with the full year volume projected at 17.4 one of the best ever.

Competitive Arena

Putting in place the best month in a decade, Ford reported a wonderful +23.4% with 212.589 sales and 14.7% of market share.

In second place, Chevrolet sold 170.675 (+10.9%), outpacing Toyota, back in third with 162.595 (+15.1%), Honda with 119.046 (+14.0%) and Nissan in 5th place with 111.562 (+17.3%).

Jeep kept momentum ranking in sixth place with 77.201 (+39.8%) with market share up at 5.4%.

Volkswagen brand sold 26.141 vehicles, just 145 more than a year ago, as it was forced to stop selling 2.0-liter diesel models amid its emissions scandal and leadership shake-up. A closer look at the numbers suggests VW is starting to feel an impact. Sales of the Golf and Jetta sedan, the two highest-volume diesel models, fell 37 percent and 14 percent, respectively.

General Motors led the ranking by group with 17.4% of market share ahead of Ford with 15.3%, Toyota with 13.5% and FCA with 13.5%.

As far as the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series rose 16.4% at 69.651 ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado with 53.725 sales (+7.1%) and the Ram Pick up with 36.598 (+0.0%).

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 SepRank 2015BrandSales SepSales YtdVar SepVar YtdShare SepShare Ytd
11Ford212.5891.891.51823,4%4,5%14,7%14,5%
22Chevrolet170.6751.596.18210,9%3,5%11,8%12,2%
33Toyota162.5951.580.75515,1%3,5%11,3%12,1%
44Honda119.0461.056.54714,0%1,5%8,3%8,1%
55Nissan111.5621.026.92017,3%5,0%7,7%7,9%
66Jeep77.201632.91039,8%22,6%5,4%4,8%
77Hyundai64.015578.19014,3%3,7%4,4%4,4%
89Subaru53.070428.70227,8%14,2%3,7%3,3%
98Kia49.820475.98022,6%7,0%3,5%3,6%
1010GMC47.386410.23923,8%12,0%3,3%3,1%
1111Dodge45.170382.3472,6%-13,8%3,1%2,9%
1212Ram39.946357.4883,8%6,0%2,8%2,7%
1313Mercedes31.337270.1646,1%7,6%2,2%2,1%
1416Chrysler27.250248.800-5,3%11,5%1,9%1,9%
1515BMW26.608249.9564,0%5,6%1,8%1,9%
1614Volkswagen26.141264.2150,6%-2,5%1,8%2,0%
1718Mazda25.616241.7075,8%0,5%1,8%1,9%
1817Lexus25.294247.44515,8%12,1%1,8%1,9%
1919Buick18.341167.7275,0%-1,8%1,3%1,3%
2020Audi17.340147.37616,3%12,5%1,2%1,1%
2122Cadillac14.908125.6997,8%-1,7%1,0%1,0%
2221Acura14.704132.0196,3%10,2%1,0%1,0%
2323Infiniti10.22095.56830,4%12,6%0,7%0,7%
2424Lincoln8.68073.96419,6%9,1%0,6%0,6%
2525Mitsubishi7.55673.25735,9%25,5%0,5%0,6%
2630Scion6.51039.20156,7%-15,0%0,5%0,3%
2726Land Rover5.85548.40388,5%26,0%0,4%0,4%
2827Volvo5.52746.12618,4%5,2%0,4%0,4%
2929Porsche4.42439.30022,7%11,1%0,3%0,3%
3028Mini4.41445.6914,6%16,6%0,3%0,4%
3131Fiat3.39831.8191,1%-10,4%0,2%0,2%
3232Tesla1.70015.300-22,7%-22,7%0,1%0,1%
3333Jaguar99511.216-12,9%-5,2%0,1%0,1%
3434Maserati8728.378-33,8%-8,2%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart7505.4320,3%-31,1%0,1%0,0%
3638Ferrari1771.5937,3%1,8%0,0%0,0%
3736Bentley1111.768-53,0%-11,0%0,0%0,0%
3939Rolls-Royce9579490,0%23,3%0,0%0,0%
4040Lamborghini635670,0%0,0%
4141Alfa Romeo544970,0%0,0%
Rank SepRank 2015GroupSales SepSales YtdVar SepVar YtdShare SepShare Ytd
11General Motors251.3102.299.84712,5%4,2%17,4%17,6%
22Ford221.2691.965.48223,3%4,7%15,3%15,1%
33Toyota194.3991.867.40116,2%4,0%13,5%14,3%
44FCA194.0681.663.83213,2%6,2%13,5%12,7%
55Honda133.7501.188.56613,1%2,4%9,3%9,1%
66Renault-Nissan121.7821.122.48818,3%5,6%8,4%8,6%
77Hyundai-Kia113.8351.054.17017,8%5,2%7,9%8,1%
89Fuji Heavy Industries53.070428.70227,8%14,2%3,7%3,3%
98Volkswagen48.079453.2267,4%3,2%3,3%3,5%
1011Mercedes Daimler32.087275.5966,0%6,5%2,2%2,1%
Rank SepRank 2015ModelSales SepYTD SepVar SepVar YTDShare SepShare 2015
11Ford F-Series69.651564.45116,4%1,3%4,90%4,4%
22Chevrolet Silverado53.725440.9047,1%15,4%3,78%3,4%
33Ram Pick up36.598330.6430,0%3,4%2,58%2,6%
44Toyota Camry34.487326.33021,0%-2,6%2,43%2,5%
56Honda Accord33.641264.8142,1%-13,0%2,37%2,1%
68Honda CR-V29.925259.49926,1%7,7%2,11%2,0%
710Ford Escape28.473233.01231,1%1,2%2,00%1,8%
89Honda Civic28.278249.74927,0%-1,5%1,99%1,9%
912Toyota RAV427.104227.92219,3%12,8%1,91%1,8%
105Toyota Corolla26.636278.74229,7%7,7%1,88%2,2%
1114Nissan Rogue25.064213.20745,5%37,9%1,76%1,7%
1211Ford Fusion24.942231.47515,0%-3,8%1,76%1,8%
137Nissan Altima24.224262.42411,8%2,1%1,71%2,0%
1413Chevrolet Equinox21.537214.04224,7%15,8%1,52%1,7%
1515Hyundai Elantra20.724193.96210,0%10,0%1,46%1,5%
1616Ford Explorer20.715190.17131,1%19,9%1,46%1,5%
1720Jeep Cherokee20.224161.11238,2%25,7%1,42%1,3%
1819GMC Sierra19.754161.65317,8%9,8%1,39%1,3%
1933Nissan Versa18.053109.83249,5%-0,4%1,27%0,9%
2022Jeep Wrangler17.583157.51326,0%17,5%1,24%1,2%
2124Chevrolet Malibu17.066147.16112,4%-1,0%1,20%1,1%
2221Hyundai Sonata16.124157.6808,1%-4,4%1,14%1,2%
2326Jeep Grand Cherokee15.758141.84922,6%4,4%1,11%1,1%
2429Subaru Forester15.364129.56822,1%9,9%1,08%1,0%
2534Subaru Outback15.126108.41933,7%11,5%1,07%0,8%
2623Nissan Sentra14.196154.27013,1%9,2%1,00%1,2%
2717Chevrolet Cruze14.032177.970-23,8%-14,5%0,99%1,4%
2832Kia Soul13.614112.68326,0%-2,5%0,96%0,9%
2918Ford Focus13.437163.864-12,7%-7,0%0,95%1,3%
3031Toyota Highlander12.310116.75816,8%10,6%0,87%0,9%
3130Kia Optima11.719118.3037,4%-3,5%0,83%0,9%
3228Toyota Tacoma11.608133.672-3,2%16,5%0,82%1,0%
3325Chrysler 20011.364147.0733,4%95,7%0,80%1,1%
3454Ford Econoline10.95071.39297,3%-19,9%0,77%0,6%
3548GMC Terrain10.93583.39531,6%5,0%0,77%0,6%
3644Hyundai Santa fe10.75288.40020,2%12,0%0,76%0,7%
3762Dodge Grand Caravan10.56864.219-6,3%-38,3%0,74%0,5%
3835Toyota Sienna10.527104.57322,5%10,2%0,74%0,8%
3951Dodge Journey10.45779.39544,6%12,3%0,74%0,6%
4040Ford Edge10.26295.70933,4%11,2%0,72%0,7%

 

 

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