US Vehicles Sales in February at best in 15 years fueled by outstanding Ford’s speed.

US Vehicles Sales in February

US Vehicles Sales in February at best in 15 years fueled by outstanding Ford’s speed. Albeit slowdown in revised data on US GDP the sector kept the pace. Toyota overtook Chevrolet for the second place.

Economic Outlook

Revised data show that GDP increased at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 1.0% in Q4, which was an unexpected upward revision from the previous estimate. The upwardly revised figure, which was, nonetheless, below the 2.0% expansion tallied in Q3, was the result of an inventory accumulation.

Q4’s slowdown relative to the previous quarter, however, stemmed from a deceleration in domestic demand as it was dragged down by lower private consumption and weaker investment.

Although a slowdown in global economic activity continues to weigh on the U.S. manufacturing sector and much attention has been paid to the recent volatility in stock markets, positive news that more jobs were created in January cooled fears that there was potential for recession.

Market Outlook

Following the flat performance reported in the previous month, in February the domestic new vehicles market was back of its fast track reporting the highest February sales volume in 15 years with figures at  1.344.266 (+6.8%) and with year to date volume at 2.492.000 (+3.4%).

Ford reported a really brilliant performance improving 19.9% at 208.006 units mainly thanks to retails on Edge, Transit and Focus.

Toyota advanced in second place with at 159.982 sales (+3.5%) outpacing Chevrolet, third with 158.644 (-0.8%).

Nissan was fourth with 120.540 (+12.9%) ahead of Honda with 106.212 (+14.9%), Jeep with 68.228 (+22.6%), Hyundai with 53.009 (+1.0%) and Kia with 49.737 (+13.0%).

The Ford F Series gained 9.9% at 60.697 units in a podium entirely dominated by pick ups with the Chevrolet Silverado down 5.0% to 43.136 and the Ran Pick up up 23.2% at 38.555. .

To see details on the best-selling 100 models in the US, please see the related article just published. In the table below, the top models ordered by January sales.

Wishing to enter in details of 2012-2015 data and/or looking at our 2016-2020 forecast for US market, give a look here.

Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Ford208.006373.30719,9%15,5%15,0%
23Toyota158.982294.2333,5%11,8%11,8%
32Chevrolet158.644296.447-0,8%11,8%11,9%
44Nissan120.540217.76012,9%9,0%8,7%
55Honda106.212196.45914,9%7,9%7,9%
66Jeep68.228127.26022,6%5,1%5,1%
77Hyundai53.00998.0201,0%3,9%3,9%
89Kia49.73788.04213,0%3,7%3,5%
98Dodge47.25189.36012,2%3,5%3,6%
1012Ram43.30276.32327,4%3,2%3,1%
1110Subaru42.01183.1121,6%3,1%3,3%
1211GMC39.53076.463-6,8%2,9%3,1%
1313Mercedes25.21051.773-0,3%1,9%2,1%
1414Lexus23.09044.0230,4%1,7%1,8%
1517BMW22.49840.580-10,7%1,7%1,6%
1615Volkswagen22.32142.400-13,2%1,7%1,7%
1716Mazda21.54441.247-16,0%1,6%1,7%
1818Chrysler21.05639.270-26,1%1,6%1,6%
1919Buick17.81136.0802,3%1,3%1,4%
2021Acura12.77323.023-1,7%1,0%0,9%
2122Cadillac11.84022.5800,9%0,9%0,9%
2220Audi11.71823.2982,3%0,9%0,9%
2323Infiniti10.37118.885-11,0%0,8%0,8%
2424Lincoln8.03915.21630,4%0,6%0,6%
2525Mitsubishi7.87014.1344,5%0,6%0,6%
2626Land Rover6.41712.07230,5%0,5%0,5%
2727Scion5.88210.98152,2%0,4%0,4%
2828Volvo5.2609.50431,1%0,4%0,4%
2929Porsche3.5617.91511,2%0,3%0,3%
3031Fiat2.9935.587-9,0%0,2%0,2%
3130Mini2.8396.077-23,7%0,2%0,2%
3232Tesla2.5754.65038,1%0,2%0,2%
3333Jaguar1.5122.8647,2%0,1%0,1%
3434Maserati7281.25351,4%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart422821-7,9%0,0%0,0%
3636Ferrari170350-43,7%0,0%0,0%
3737Rolls-Royce9719426,0%0,0%0,0%
3838Lamborghini8615136,5%0,0%0,0%
3939Bentley62143-68,4%0,0%0,0%
4040Alfa Romeo491164,3%0,0%0,0%
4141Lotus2035-20,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank FebRank 2016BrandSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11General Motors227.825431.570-1,6%16,9%17,3%
22Ford216.045388.52320,2%16,1%15,6%
33Toyota187.954349.2374,1%14,0%14,0%
44FCA183.777339.51911,8%13,7%13,6%
55Renault-Nissan130.911236.64510,5%9,7%9,5%
66Honda118.985219.48212,8%8,9%8,8%
77Hyundai-Kia102.746186.0626,4%7,6%7,5%
88Fuji Heavy Industries42.01183.1121,6%3,1%3,3%
99Volkswagen37.74873.907-7,1%2,8%3,0%
1010Mercedes Daimler25.63252.594-0,5%1,9%2,1%

Rank FebRank 2016ModelsSales FebSales 2016Feb VarShare FebShare 2016
11Ford F-Series60.697112.2379,9%4,5%4,5%
22Chevrolet Silverado43.13680.999-5,0%3,2%3,3%
33Ram Pick-up38.55568.49323,2%2,9%2,7%
44Toyota Camry32.40559.253-1,6%2,4%2,4%
56Toyota Corolla29.34251.7045,4%2,2%2,1%
67Nissan Altima28.32050.476-0,5%2,1%2,0%
75Honda Civic27.70754.44831,7%2,1%2,2%
89Honda Accord25.78546.55019,3%1,9%1,9%
98Toyota RAV425.52347.07716,3%1,9%1,9%
1010Ford Fusion25.44245.31911,9%1,9%1,8%
1111Honda CR-V25.25044.45813,2%1,9%1,8%
1212Ford Escape23.85443.07314,1%1,8%1,7%
1314Ford Explorer22.38939.00320,3%1,7%1,6%
1413Nissan Rogue21.56141.3230,7%1,6%1,7%
1517Chevrolet Malibu21.41836.16453,3%1,6%1,5%
1616Nissan Sentra20.59936.74334,2%1,5%1,5%
1715Chevrolet Equinox19.82538.399-8,7%1,5%1,5%
1819Ford Focus18.62031.59732,8%1,4%1,3%
1918Hyundai Sonata17.47032.67924,9%1,3%1,3%
2022Jeep Grand Cherokee15.38028.54411,8%1,1%1,1%
2121GMC Sierra15.20229.5830,3%1,1%1,2%
2220Jeep Cherokee15.01730.3647,1%1,1%1,2%
2324Toyota Tacoma14.17226.89914,5%1,1%1,1%
2426Jeep Wrangler13.23424.0312,5%1,0%1,0%
2523Chevrolet Cruze12.99827.360-29,0%1,0%1,1%
2627Toyota Highlander12.46623.72410,7%0,9%1,0%
2730Ford Edge12.45521.98890,9%0,9%0,9%
2834Dodge Grand Caravan12.26220.78794,9%0,9%0,8%
2935Nissan Versa12.24920.2552,9%0,9%0,8%
3025Subaru Forester12.23924.1436,8%0,9%1,0%
3131Hyundai Elantra11.97321.858-23,8%0,9%0,9%
3228Subaru Outback11.95223.1492,8%0,9%0,9%
3333Kia Soul11.84221.03318,8%0,9%0,8%
3429Toyota Sienna11.54122.5335,5%0,9%0,9%
3532Ford Transit11.49621.12770,3%0,9%0,8%
3637Jeep Patriot10.63718.9103,5%0,8%0,8%
3742Ford Mustang9.99317.57318,2%0,7%0,7%
3840Chrysler Town & Country9.65018.03015,7%0,7%0,7%
3939Kia Optima9.63018.043-16,9%0,7%0,7%
4038Honda Pilot9.57218.133-24,2%0,7%0,7%

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