USA Auto Industry started the 2016 shy with sales down 0.4%.

USA Auto Industry

USA Auto Industry started the 2016 shy with sales down 0.4%. The Day-After the record year was penalized by bad weather and top brands year-end push. Buick, Jeep and Dodge the stars. Volkswagen down.

Economic Outlook

An advance estimate showed that the U.S. economy slowed in the final quarter of last year. GDP increased at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 0.7% in Q4. The result, which was well below the 2.0% expansion tallied in Q3, reflected a slump in fixed investment as energy firms reacted to low oil prices and a collapse in export growth due to a strong dollar.

Private consumption, the motor of the economy, also moderated in Q4 but remained relatively resilient in face of an uncertain environment. The economy expanded 2.4% for the full year 2015, which matched 2014’s result, and it will likely continue along a stable path this year.

Weakness in the manufacturing sector is expected to continue, but the labor market is set to build on last year’s impressive gains and consumer confidence should strengthen in the months ahead.

Market Outlook

The day-after the record year, the industry approached the 2016 in an acceptable way. Considering the the weather in the east coast was particularly bad and few brands had to pay the year end registrations rush, the -0.4% performed in January was not a surprise, with sales at 1.147.727.

Buick, Jeep and Dodge had been the star of the month respectively improving 45.6%, 19.1% and 14.6% while all the top three brands reported a little lost with Ford selling 165.301 vehicles (-3.2%), Chevrolet at 137.803 (-3.9% and Toyota  at 135.521 (+5.0%).

Losers in the months had been led by Volkswagen with sales down 14.6%, followed by Chrysler (-22.1%), Acura (-14.5%) and Infiniti (-11.8%).

The Ford F Series fell 5.2% at 51.420 units in a podium entirely dominated by pick ups with the Chevrolet Silverado up 4.9% to 37.863 and the Ran Pick up up 4.6% at 29.938. Considerable the performance of the new Honda Civic, 5th and up 43%.

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 JanRank 2015BrandJanJan VarJan Share2015Share 2015
11Ford165.301-3,2%14,4%2.501.85514,3%
22Chevrolet137.803-3,9%12,0%2.123.03212,2%
33Toyota135.251-5,0%11,8%2.098.54512,0%
45Nissan97.2202,9%8,5%1.351.4207,7%
54Honda90.2470,0%7,9%1.409.3868,1%
66Jeep59.03214,6%5,1%865.0285,0%
77Hyundai45.0111,1%3,9%761.7104,4%
811Dodge42.10919,1%3,7%517.1533,0%
99Subaru41.1010,7%3,6%582.6753,3%
108Kia38.3050,0%3,3%625.8183,6%
1110GMC36.9333,5%3,2%558.6973,2%
1212Ram33.0215,2%2,9%493.8072,8%
1313Mercedes26.5631,7%2,3%372.9772,1%
1416Lexus20.933-9,5%1,8%344.6012,0%
1514Volkswagen20.079-14,6%1,7%349.4402,0%
1618Mazda19.703-2,8%1,7%319.1841,8%
1719Buick18.26945,5%1,6%223.0551,3%
1817Chrysler18.214-22,1%1,6%324.8461,9%
1915BMW18.082-4,7%1,6%346.0232,0%
2020Audi11.5800,6%1,0%202.2021,2%
2122Cadillac10.740-8,0%0,9%175.2671,0%
2221Acura10.250-14,5%0,9%177.1651,0%
2323Infiniti8.514-11,8%0,7%133.4980,8%
2424Lincoln7.1778,4%0,6%101.2270,6%
2525Mitsubishi6.264-3,5%0,5%95.3420,5%
2626Land Rover5.6557,1%0,5%70.5820,4%
2729Scion5.09938,2%0,4%56.1670,3%
2830Porsche4.35410,6%0,4%51.7560,3%
2927Volvo4.24411,9%0,4%70.0470,4%
3028Mini3.2380,3%0,3%58.5140,3%
3131Fiat2.594-20,3%0,2%42.4100,2%
3232Tesla2.07522,1%0,2%25.9140,1%
3333Jaguar1.3526,8%0,1%14.4660,1%
3434Maserati52516,2%0,0%11.6970,1%
3535Smart399-18,9%0,0%7.4840,0%
3637Ferrari180-35,0%0,0%2.1240,0%
3738Rolls-Royce9726,0%0,0%1.1400,0%
3836Bentley81-15,6%0,0%2.6860,0%
3940Alfa Romeo67-30,9%0,0%6630,0%
4039Lamborghini653,2%0,0%7560,0%

Rank JanRank 2015GroupJanJan ShareJan Var2015Share 2015
11General Motors203.74517,8%0,2%3.080.05117,6%
22Ford172.47815,0%-2,8%2.603.08214,9%
33Toyota161.28314,1%-4,7%2.499.31314,3%
44FCA155.74213,6%6,9%2.257.72812,9%
56Renault-Nissan105.7349,2%1,6%1.484.9188,5%
65Honda100.4978,8%-1,7%1.586.5519,1%
77Hyundai-Kia83.3167,3%0,6%1.387.5287,9%
89Fuji Heavy Industries41.1013,6%0,7%582.6753,3%
98Volkswagen36.1593,2%-7,6%606.8403,5%
1011Mercedes Daimler26.9622,3%1,3%380.4612,2%

Rank 2016Rank 2015ModelsJan SalesJan Var.Jan Share20152015 Share
11Ford F-Series51.540-5,2%4,5%780.3544,5%
22Chevrolet Silverado37.8634,9%3,3%600.5443,4%
33Ram Pick-up29.9384,6%2,6%451.1162,6%
44Toyota Camry26.8480,3%2,3%429.3552,5%
58Honda Civic26.74143,0%2,3%335.3841,9%
65Toyota Corolla22.362-18,3%1,9%363.3322,1%
79Nissan Altima22.156-16,1%1,9%333.3981,9%
810Toyota RAV421.5548,7%1,9%315.4121,8%
96Honda Accord20.765-1,2%1,8%355.5572,0%
1012Ford Fusion19.8770,9%1,7%300.1701,7%
1113Nissan Rogue19.76226,3%1,7%287.1901,6%
1211Ford Escape19.219-4,2%1,7%306.4921,8%
137Honda CR-V19.208-17,2%1,7%345.6472,0%
1414Chevrolet Equinox18.574-5,0%1,6%277.5891,6%
1515Ford Explorer16.614-2,5%1,4%249.2511,4%
1621Nissan Sentra16.14412,2%1,4%203.5091,2%
1719Jeep Cherokee15.3471,3%1,3%220.2601,3%
1820Hyundai Sonata15.20923,0%1,3%213.3031,2%
1925Chevrolet Malibu14.74624,1%1,3%194.8541,1%
2018GMC Sierra14.38113,9%1,2%224.1391,3%
2117Chevrolet Cruze14.362-23,2%1,2%226.6021,3%
2224Jeep Grand Cherokee13.1642,8%1,1%195.9581,1%
2323Ford Focus12.977-29,8%1,1%202.4781,2%
2426Toyota Tacoma12.72711,6%1,1%179.5621,0%
2528Subaru Forester11.9046,2%1,0%175.1921,0%
2630Toyota Highlander11.2581,8%1,0%158.9150,9%
2731Subaru Outback11.197-1,4%1,0%152.2940,9%
2834Toyota Sienna10.99223,0%1,0%137.4970,8%
2922Jeep Wrangler10.797-7,6%0,9%202.7021,2%
3046Chevrolet Impala9.9427,9%0,9%116.8250,7%
3116Hyundai Elantra9.885-19,2%0,9%241.7061,4%
3245Ford Transit9.63151,0%0,8%117.5770,7%
3338Ford Edge9.53325,7%0,8%124.1200,7%
3432Kia Soul9.19112,9%0,8%147.1330,8%
3557Dodge Charger9.16430,4%0,8%94.7250,5%
3648GMC Terrain8.835-0,1%0,8%112.0300,6%
3735Honda Pilot8.561-30,5%0,7%136.2120,8%
3854Dodge Grand Caravan8.52582,7%0,7%97.1410,6%
3951Dodge Journey8.45620,1%0,7%105.4000,6%
4029Kia Optima8.413-10,4%0,7%159.4140,9%
4159Chrysler Town & Country8.38038,6%0,7%93.8480,5%
4242Jeep Patriot8.2739,4%0,7%118.4640,7%
4336Volkswagen Jetta8.177-8,8%0,7%131.1090,8%
4433Nissan Versa8.006-24,1%0,7%144.5280,8%
4568Ford Econoline7.790-315,3%0,7%77.6080,4%
4639Ford Mustang7.580-12,8%0,7%122.4390,7%
4750Mazda37.551-4,4%0,7%107.8850,6%
4855Toyota 4Runner7.4967,9%0,7%97.0340,6%
4941Toyota Tundra7.232-11,8%0,6%118.8800,7%
5037Honda Odyssey7.221-8,2%0,6%127.7360,7%

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