USA auto sales rocked again in October. 2015 projected at best all-time.

USA auto sales

USA auto sales rocked again in October projecting a potential record year fueled by pent-up demand, low gasoline, cheap petrol, affordable credit rate and high consumer’s confidence.Volkswagen increased sales despite scandal!

Economic Outlook

Some doubts have emerged about the current strength of the U.S. economy after a fairly strong performance in Q2. Recent data suggest that the economy closed out the third quarter on a weak note.

The ISM manufacturing index fell to the lowest level in over two years and retail sales increased at a meager rate in September. While unemployment is now at a multi-year low of 5.1%, cumulative payroll gains during Q3 were the weakest in over the three years. Consumer confidence increased in September, although consumers are wary about growth prospects for the months ahead.

Nonetheless, consumer spending—the motor of the economy—should continue to be fueled by low energy prices. In contrast, slower growth in emerging markets and a strong U.S. dollar are putting pressure on the external sector.

Market Outlook

As anticipated by us early this year, the US car market could break the all-time record volume this year beating the 17.3 million vehicles sold in the 2000.

The amazing October performance projects the year to date volume over the record fueled by pent-up demand, low gasoline, cheap petrol, affordable credit rate and high consumer’s confidence.

October sales at 1.450.053 units was up a robust 13.5% with full year volume still projected at 17.5 million, with only two remaining months. Indeed the first ten months sales had been 14.5 million, up5.8%

Competitive Arena

Several brands reported their best in a decade, starting from the leader, Ford, able to deliver 204.620 vehicles (+14.3%). Chevrolet sold 183.464 units (+17.6%) and was clearly ahead of the rival Toyota, third with 171.339 (+12.0%).

Behind, Honda with 115.572 (+9.3%),  Nissan with 104.904 (+11.5%) and a wonderful Jeep with 73.561 units, booming 33.3%.

Despite the scandal, Volkswagen reported sales flat from last year at 30.387 while Audi increased a robust 16.7% with 17.700 deliveries.

General Motors led the ranking by group with 18.1% of market share ahead of Ford with 14.6%, Toyota with 14.0% and FCA with 13.5%.

As far as the best-selling models, the Ford F-Series, now the third best-selling car in the World, rose 3.3% at 65.500 ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado with 51.647 sales (+10.0%) and the Ram Pick up with 40.931 (+2.8%).

Wishing to see the best-selling cars ranking updated in the 2015 with the top 100 models statistics, see here

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 OctRank 2015BrandSales OctSales 2015Var OctVar 2015Share OctShare 2015
11Ford204.6202.096.13814,3%5,4%14,1%14,4%
22Chevrolet183.4641.779.64617,6%4,8%12,6%12,3%
33Toyota171.3391.752.09412,0%4,2%11,8%12,1%
44Honda115.5721.172.1199,3%2,2%7,9%8,1%
55Nissan104.9041.131.82411,5%5,5%7,2%7,8%
66Jeep73.561706.47133,3%23,6%5,1%4,9%
77Hyundai60.005638.19519,8%5,0%4,1%4,4%
89Subaru51.629480.33120,0%14,8%3,5%3,3%
98Kia50.044526.02412,0%7,4%3,4%3,6%
1011Dodge46.612428.95912,3%-11,5%3,2%3,0%
1110GMC45.478455.71718,0%12,5%3,1%3,1%
1212Ram43.749401.2372,9%5,7%3,0%2,8%
1313Mercedes31.751301.9153,3%7,2%2,2%2,1%
1414Volkswagen30.387294.6020,2%-2,2%2,1%2,0%
1515BMW29.439279.395-3,8%4,6%2,0%1,9%
1616Chrysler27.801276.6010,9%10,4%1,9%1,9%
1717Lexus26.436273.88113,2%12,2%1,8%1,9%
1818Mazda25.451267.15834,0%2,9%1,7%1,8%
1919Buick18.660186.387-0,2%-1,6%1,3%1,3%
2020Audi17.700165.07616,8%13,0%1,2%1,1%
2121Acura16.079148.0984,2%9,6%1,1%1,0%
2222Cadillac15.391141.09013,0%-0,3%1,1%1,0%
2323Infiniti11.143106.71123,2%13,6%0,8%0,7%
2424Lincoln8.48582.449-4,5%7,5%0,6%0,6%
2525Mitsubishi7.42680.68319,8%25,0%0,5%0,6%
2627Volvo7.42253.54886,9%12,0%0,5%0,4%
2726Land Rover7.19955.60297,6%32,2%0,5%0,4%
2829Scion6.27045.47149,9%-9,6%0,4%0,3%
2928Mini4.08749.778-22,9%11,9%0,3%0,3%
3030Porsche4.07043.37011,0%11,1%0,3%0,3%
3131Fiat3.75735.5760,9%-9,3%0,3%0,2%
3232Tesla1.73017.030-21,4%-22,6%0,1%0,1%
3334Maserati1.1669.544-3,1%-7,6%0,1%0,1%
3433Jaguar98812.204-1,9%-4,9%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart7216.15323,2%-27,3%0,0%0,0%
3637Ferrari1771.770-1,7%1,4%0,0%0,0%
3736Bentley1211.889-57,1%-16,7%0,0%0,0%
3838Rolls-Royce9588990,0%28,1%0,0%0,0%
3940Alfa Romeo655620,0%0,0%
4039Lamborghini636300,0%0,0%
4141Lotus10223-58,3%-7,1%0,0%0,0%
Rank OctRank 2015GroupSales OctSales 2015Var OctVar 2015Share OctShare 2015
11General Motors262.9932.562.84015,9%5,3%18,1%17,7%
22Ford213.1052.178.58713,4%5,5%14,6%15,0%
33Toyota204.0452.071.44613,0%4,9%14,0%14,3%
44FCA196.8881.860.72014,6%7,1%13,5%12,8%
55Honda131.6511.320.2178,6%3,0%9,0%9,1%
66Renault-Nissan116.0471.238.53512,5%6,2%8,0%8,5%
77Hyundai-Kia110.0491.164.21916,1%6,1%7,6%8,0%
88Volkswagen52.341505.5675,9%3,5%3,6%3,5%
99Fuji Heavy Industries51.629480.33120,0%14,8%3,5%3,3%
1010BMW33.621330.062-6,5%5,7%2,3%2,3%
Rank OctRank 2015ModelSales OctSales 2015Var OctVar 2015Share OctShare 2015
11Ford F-Series65.500629.9513,3%1,5%4,6%4,4%
22Chevrolet Silverado51.647492.55110,0%14,8%3,6%3,4%
33Ram Pick up40.931371.5742,8%3,3%2,8%2,6%
44Toyota Camry34.781361.1114,9%-1,9%2,4%2,5%
56Honda Accord30.121294.93511,0%-11,0%2,1%2,1%
67Honda CR-V29.032288.531-0,8%6,8%2,0%2,0%
711Toyota RAV428.256256.17831,3%14,6%2,0%1,8%
85Toyota Corolla27.951306.69312,0%8,1%1,9%2,1%
99Honda Civic27.789277.53815,0%0,0%1,9%1,9%
1013Nissan Rogue24.939238.14669,8%40,7%1,7%1,7%
1123Chevrolet Malibu24.725171.886122,1%7,6%1,7%1,2%
1210Ford Escape24.719257.731-0,8%1,0%1,7%1,8%
1312Ford Fusion23.668255.1433,6%-3,1%1,6%1,8%
1414Chevrolet Equinox22.086236.12825,5%16,7%1,5%1,7%
158Nissan Altima20.948283.372-11,0%1,0%1,5%2,0%
1615Ford Explorer20.723210.89425,6%20,4%1,4%1,5%
1719GMC Sierra18.521180.174-0,2%8,6%1,3%1,3%
1820Jeep Cherokee17.673178.78512,5%24,3%1,2%1,2%
1918Ford Focus16.423180.28719,6%-5,1%1,1%1,3%
2021Hyundai Sonata16.071173.7513,3%-3,7%1,1%1,2%
2126Jeep Grand Cherokee16.050157.8997,0%4,7%1,1%1,1%
2216Hyundai Elantra15.868209.83024,4%10,9%1,1%1,5%
2322Jeep Wrangler15.751173.26415,3%17,3%1,1%1,2%
2417Chevrolet Cruze15.710193.680-35,3%-16,7%1,1%1,4%
2527Toyota Tacoma15.233148.90517,1%16,6%1,1%1,0%
2629Subaru Forester15.172144.74017,0%10,6%1,1%1,0%
2724Nissan Sentra14.974169.24414,1%9,7%1,0%1,2%
2834Subaru Outback14.729123.14816,7%12,1%1,0%0,9%
2930Kia Optima14.381132.68421,5%-1,3%1,0%0,9%
3033Nissan Versa13.855123.68724,9%1,9%1,0%0,9%
3131Toyota Highlander13.316130.07410,0%10,6%0,9%0,9%
3236Honda Pilot12.913111.89363,4%26,9%0,9%0,8%
3332Kia Soul12.246124.92914,6%-1,1%0,9%0,9%
3459Dodge Grand Caravan12.09476.31321,1%-33,1%0,8%0,5%
3525Chrysler 20011.905158.9782,0%83,1%0,8%1,1%
3645Chevrolet Impala11.80597.27111,3%-17,4%0,8%0,7%
3762Chrysler Town & Country11.33273.3023,6%-38,5%0,8%0,5%
3842Hyundai Santa fe11.06099.46025,4%13,4%0,8%0,7%
3957Ford Econoline11.02479.270134,0%-15,5%0,8%0,6%
4054BMW 3 Series11.01280.832-19,2%-25,2%0,8%0,6%

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

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