US Vehicles Sales in March shy. Ford outsells GM, first time in 5 years

US Vehicles Sales in March

US Vehicles Sales in March were shy. Ford outsells GM, first time in 5 years, thanks to a robust increase in fleet sales while the rival has lost. Volkswagen down for the 5th month in a row. Hyundai Sonata the fastest.

Market Outlook

Although reporting a 3 percent progress, March 2016 was almost disappointing for the US automotive industry, reporting the lowest SAAR in the last 13 months and confirming that the market could be flat this year, while observers consensus was for a new record.

March sales were 1.595.122 (+3.2%) and the first quarter ended above last year by 130.000 vehicles at 4.087.115 sales, up 3.3%.

Competive arena

In March Ford kept momentum with sales at 243.375, up 7.6% with market share over 15%. Q1 sales were 616.682 (+8.1%) projecting a new all-time record sales for this year. Toyota was second again with at 182.383 sales (-4.3%) keeping on the shoulder the rival Chevrolet, third with 176.283 (+1.4%).

Nissan was fourth with 149.784 (+13.0%) ahead of Honda with 123.369 (+10.5%), Jeep with 82.337 (+15.0%), Hyundai with 75.310 (+0.4%) and Kia with 58.279 (-0.8%).

At Group level, Ford Motor Company was the top-selling automaker last month for the first time in five years, outselling General Motors by 936 vehicles. Fleet sales made the difference, with Ford’s rising 39% and GM’s dropping 13%.

The best-selling model, the Ford F Series gained 9.1% at 73.884 units in a podium entirely dominated by pick ups with the Chevrolet Silverado up 6.1% to 47.966 and the Ran Pick up up 7.9% at 44.874.  The Hyundai Sonata in 11th place was one of the fastest growing model. In the table below the top 50 models in March

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

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 MarRank Q1BrandMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford243.375616.6827,6%8,1%15,3%15,1%
22Toyota182.383476.616-4,3%-2,0%11,4%11,7%
33Chevrolet176.283472.7301,4%-0,9%11,1%11,6%
44Nissan149.784367.54413,0%10,1%9,4%9,0%
55Honda123.369319.82810,5%8,7%7,7%7,8%
66Jeep82.337209.59715,0%17,3%5,2%5,1%
77Hyundai75.310173.3300,4%0,8%4,7%4,2%
88Kia58.279146.321-0,8%3,7%3,7%3,6%
99Dodge51.149140.50911,1%13,8%3,2%3,4%
1011Ram49.990126.31311,0%14,4%3,1%3,1%
1110Subaru49.285132.3970,4%0,9%3,1%3,2%
1212GMC44.585121.0486,9%1,0%2,8%3,0%
1313Mercedes31.23683.009-3,3%-0,8%2,0%2,0%
1414Lexus30.19874.221-2,8%-3,8%1,9%1,8%
1515BMW30.03370.613-12,5%-10,0%1,9%1,7%
1616Volkswagen26.91469.314-10,4%-12,5%1,7%1,7%
1717Chrysler26.23665.506-12,7%-20,0%1,6%1,6%
1818Mazda23.39664.643-27,2%-17,2%1,5%1,6%
1920Audi18.39241.6907,5%4,0%1,2%1,0%
2019Buick18.20754.287-11,3%7,5%1,1%1,3%
2121Acura14.85237.8751,2%-4,5%0,9%0,9%
2223Infiniti13.77532.66010,0%-3,5%0,9%0,8%
2322Cadillac13.05335.633-5,1%-4,1%0,8%0,9%
2424Mitsubishi11.07825.21213,5%6,0%0,7%0,6%
2525Lincoln9.68924.90511,4%16,0%0,6%0,6%
2626Land Rover8.73320.80528,8%22,6%0,5%0,5%
2727Scion7.26118.24264,1%52,3%0,5%0,4%
2828Volvo6.85716.36115,9%19,2%0,4%0,4%
2930Mini4.76210.839-18,3%-15,2%0,3%0,3%
3029Porsche4.32312.2380,7%7,1%0,3%0,3%
3131Fiat3.4229.009-23,9%-18,4%0,2%0,2%
3232Tesla2.5007.15072,1%42,5%0,2%0,2%
3333Jaguar2.1334.99728,5%15,2%0,1%0,1%
3434Maserati9972.2500,1%16,6%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart4791.300-17,8%-15,2%0,0%0,0%
3636Ferrari13548575,3%-26,1%0,0%0,0%
3738Bentley119262-45,9%-48,8%0,0%0,0%
3837Rolls-Royce80274-20,0%7,9%0,0%0,0%
3939Lamborghini60211-4,8%11,6%0,0%0,0%
4040Alfa Romeo53169-27,4%-22,1%0,0%0,0%
4141Lotus2055-20,0%-26,7%0,0%0,0%

Rank MarRank Q1GroupMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
12Ford253.064641.5877,8%8,4%15,9%15,7%
21General Motors252.128683.6980,9%-0,1%15,8%16,7%
33Toyota219.842569.079-2,7%-1,1%13,8%13,9%
44FCA214.319553.8388,1%8,9%13,4%13,6%
55Renault-Nissan163.559400.20412,7%8,9%10,3%9,8%
66Honda138.221357.7039,4%7,1%8,7%8,8%
77Hyundai-Kia133.589319.651-0,2%2,1%8,4%7,8%
89Volkswagen49.808123.715-3,7%-5,9%3,1%3,0%
98Fuji Heavy Industries49.285132.3970,4%0,9%3,1%3,2%
1011BMW34.87581.726-13,3%-10,7%2,2%2,0%

Rank MarRank Q1ModelMarQ1Mar VarQ1 VarMar%Q1%
11Ford F-Series73.884186.1219,1%5,0%4,6%4,6%
22Chevrolet Silverado47.966128.9656,1%1,8%3,0%3,2%
33Ram Pick-up44.874113.3677,9%11,7%2,8%2,8%
44Toyota Camry36.99196.244-9,3%-4,2%2,3%2,4%
56Nissan Altima34.85685.3328,9%-1,8%2,2%2,1%
65Honda Civic32.85587.30321,8%30,8%2,1%2,1%
77Toyota Corolla32.55684.260-8,4%-7,1%2,0%2,1%
88Honda Accord30.52377.07317,3%12,3%1,9%1,9%
910Ford Fusion29.67574.9942,2%4,9%1,9%1,8%
109Toyota RAV429.04576.12215,1%13,6%1,8%1,9%
1116Hyundai Sonata28.77861.45756,9%37,5%1,8%1,5%
1211Ford Escape28.52171.5948,4%6,4%1,8%1,8%
1313Nissan Rogue27.71369.0361,1%7,1%1,7%1,7%
1412Honda CR-V26.73071.188-3,2%-2,7%1,7%1,7%
1515Nissan Sentra26.20162.94423,1%23,4%1,6%1,5%
1614Ford Explorer24.41263.4155,9%8,0%1,5%1,6%
1718Chevrolet Malibu22.05858.22233,3%37,3%1,4%1,4%
1819GMC Sierra21.54851.13123,9%13,2%1,3%1,3%
1917Chevrolet Equinox21.48059.879-11,7%-8,7%1,3%1,5%
2021Jeep Cherokee19.17049.5340,7%2,7%1,2%1,2%
2120Ford Focus18.61850.215-9,2%-5,2%1,2%1,2%
2222Jeep Grand Cherokee18.50647.05010,1%8,5%1,2%1,2%
2324Jeep Wrangler17.71041.7411,1%-0,9%1,1%1,0%
2423Toyota Tacoma17.68744.58611,3%12,4%1,1%1,1%
2525Hyundai Elantra17.50539.363-39,2%-30,6%1,1%1,0%
2630Nissan Versa16.24436.49911,7%-1,3%1,0%0,9%
2726Toyota Highlander14.94938.67314,6%9,4%0,9%0,9%
2831Ford Transit14.89536.02252,8%57,4%0,9%0,9%
2927Subaru Forester14.28438.427-4,6%2,1%0,9%0,9%
3028Subaru Outback14.12237.27112,9%5,0%0,9%0,9%
3132Ford Edge14.00535.99348,9%53,1%0,9%0,9%
3236Chrysler Town & Country13.58631.616147,5%59,1%0,9%0,8%
3334Dodge Grand Caravan12.92533.712116,9%99,3%0,8%0,8%
3438Ford Mustang12.56330.136-0,8%1,1%0,8%0,7%
3535Kia Soul12.04333.076-5,4%7,3%0,8%0,8%
3633Toyota Sienna11.99634.529-6,7%5,5%0,8%0,8%
3739Kia Optima11.72529.768-24,3%-18,4%0,7%0,7%
3837Chevrolet Impala11.46530.55428,2%12,2%0,7%0,7%
3944Honda Odyssey11.22427.4390,7%1,3%0,7%0,7%
4045Chevrolet Traverse10.74726.919-3,2%-13,0%0,7%0,7%
4141Honda Pilot10.59328.726-11,3%-22,1%0,7%0,7%
4242Volkswagen Jetta10.47128.023-9,6%-10,6%0,7%0,7%
4351Kia Forte10.40623.92238,1%22,6%0,7%0,6%
4448Toyota Tundra10.00225.535-13,1%-11,2%0,6%0,6%
4546Dodge Journey9.98626.4218,3%10,2%0,6%0,6%
4649Kia Sorento9.89724.693-8,7%-8,2%0,6%0,6%
4729Chevrolet Cruze9.88137.241-58,1%-38,5%0,6%0,9%
4840Jeep Patriot9.83728.747-17,0%-3,2%0,6%0,7%
4943Dodge Charger9.81727.74611,2%5,8%0,6%0,7%
5054Chevrolet Colorado9.71822.62046,8%18,3%0,6%0,6%

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