USA Autos Sales fall in August. Ford suffers.

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USA Autos Sales fall in August having peaked up at the end of a long rally started five years ago. The year is projected to close moderately down. Ford lost the double than the market.

Market Outlook

July payrolls increased strongly, providing reassurance that the U.S. labor market remains solid, whereas growth in retail sales and the manufacturing sector declined in the same month. Going forward, household spending is likely to continue boosting economic growth on the back of buoyant consumer confidence, solid employment and faster wage growth.

The automotive industry has lost steam during the year due to softer consumer demand after the long rally started in the 2011. Losing 4.1%, August has consumed all the residual positive y.o.y. gap and now the comparison with the 2015 is flat, while next months should be negative again.

August sales had been 1.512.556 while the Year to Date 11.669.617, up 0.5%.

Competive arena

In August Ford fell 9.4% with 204.168 registrations and 13.5% of market share, the lowest in a year. Toyota was in second place with 176.560 sales (-5.6%) while Chevrolet sold 175.965 vehicles (-3.1%).

In fourth place Honda with 135.325 (-3.5%) followed by Nissan, with 114.199 (-6.9%), Jeep with 86.468 (+7.0%), Hyundai with 70.518 (-2.1%), Subaru with 60.418 (+14.7%), Kia with 54.248 (-7.9%) and in 10th place Ram with 44.426 sales (-10.1%).

At Group level, General Motors kept the leadership with 17.0% of market share, followed by Ford Motor Company and Toyota with 14.1%.

The best-selling model, the Ford F Series boomed with 66.946 units (-6.1%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 52.408 (-4.7%) and the Ram Pick-Up with 40.202 (-11.3%).

Star of the month the Honda CRV with 36.517 (+5.0%) jumped in 4th place ahead of the Toyota RAV4 33.171 (+8.6%), the Nissan Rogue, other star with 32.979 (+19.2%), the Toyota Camry with 32.864 (-12.6%), the Honda Civic with 32.807 (+2.4%), the Toyota Corolla with 30.741 (-3.1%) and in 10th place the Honda Accord with 30.115 (-26.4%).

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

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Rank AugRank YTDBrandSales AugSales YTDVar AugVar YTDShare AugShare YTD
11Ford204.1681.702.211-9,4%1,4%13,5%14,6%
22Toyota176.5601.364.996-5,6%-3,7%11,7%11,7%
33Chevrolet175.9651.361.675-3,1%-4,4%11,6%11,7%
44Honda135.325987.811-3,5%5,4%9,0%8,5%
55Nissan114.199969.865-6,9%6,0%7,6%8,3%
66Jeep86.468633.8457,0%14,1%5,7%5,4%
77Hyundai70.518519.581-2,1%1,1%4,7%4,4%
89Subaru60.418391.96914,7%4,3%4,0%3,4%
98Kia54.248442.544-7,9%3,8%3,6%3,8%
1012Ram44.426345.467-10,1%8,8%2,9%3,0%
1110Dodge44.340351.6004,6%4,3%2,9%3,0%
1211GMC42.440348.164-14,0%-4,0%2,8%3,0%
1313Mercedes31.556241.8903,0%1,3%2,1%2,1%
1414Lexus30.938210.392-7,6%-5,3%2,0%1,8%
1515Volkswagen29.384207.156-9,1%-13,0%1,9%1,8%
1617Mazda26.109199.378-12,8%-7,7%1,7%1,7%
1716BMW25.531204.744-8,0%-8,3%1,7%1,8%
1819Buick21.678148.845-2,7%-0,4%1,4%1,3%
1920Audi19.264134.1922,5%3,2%1,3%1,1%
2018Chrysler18.753175.220-26,7%-20,9%1,2%1,5%
2122Cadillac16.346103.9183,9%-6,2%1,1%0,9%
2221Acura14.246106.914-7,0%-8,9%0,9%0,9%
2323Infiniti10.43985.362-1,8%0,0%0,7%0,7%
2424Lincoln9.24371.6387,0%9,7%0,6%0,6%
2526Volvo7.68252.78630,9%30,0%0,5%0,5%
2625Mitsubishi7.33667.160-11,5%2,2%0,5%0,6%
2728Land Rover6.03148.75415,4%14,6%0,4%0,4%
2827Scion5.62749.77044,5%52,2%0,4%0,4%
2929Porsche5.18135.7673,5%2,6%0,3%0,3%
3030Mini4.96934.887-14,7%-15,5%0,3%0,3%
3132Tesla3.50022.03035,2%32,1%0,2%0,2%
3233Jaguar3.29817.687188,5%73,0%0,2%0,2%
3331Fiat2.73223.221-19,4%-18,3%0,2%0,2%
3434Maserati9586.971-23,1%-7,1%0,1%0,1%
3537Bentley3991.19275,0%-29,3%0,0%0,0%
3635Smart3533.439-42,8%-26,5%0,0%0,0%
3736Ferrari2491.55855,6%10,0%0,0%0,0%
3839Rolls-Royce10262488,9%-10,7%0,0%0,0%
3938Lamborghini8670436,5%39,7%0,0%0,0%
4040Alfa Romeo37389-50,7%-12,2%0,0%0,0%

Rank AugRank YTDGroupSales AugSales YTDVar AugVar YTDShare AugShare YTD
11General Motors256.4291.962.602-4,7%-4,1%17,0%16,8%
22Ford213.4111.773.849-8,8%1,7%14,1%15,2%
33Toyota213.1251.625.158-5,0%-2,9%14,1%13,9%
44FCA197.9631.538.271-2,5%4,7%13,1%13,2%
55Honda149.5711.094.725-3,8%3,8%9,9%9,4%
67Hyundai-Kia124.766962.125-4,7%2,3%8,3%8,2%
76Renault-Nissan124.6381.055.227-6,5%5,4%8,2%9,0%
88Fuji Heavy Industries60.418391.96914,7%4,3%4,0%3,4%
99Volkswagen54.314379.011-3,7%-6,5%3,6%3,2%
1010Mercedes Daimler31.909245.3292,1%0,7%2,1%2,1%

Rank AugRank YTDModelSales AugSales YTDVar AugVar YTD
11Ford F-Series66.946527.847-6,1%6,7%
22Chevrolet Silverado52.408380.176-4,7%-1,8%
33Ram Pick-up40.202311.434-11,3%5,9%
47Honda CR-V36.517231.6095,0%0,9%
59Toyota RAV433.171230.9428,6%15,0%
611Nissan Rogue32.979215.16019,2%14,4%
74Toyota Camry32.864266.746-12,6%-8,6%
85Honda Civic32.807255.5992,4%15,4%
96Toyota Corolla30.741244.651-3,1%-3,0%
108Honda Accord30.115231.415-26,4%0,1%
1112Ford Escape28.061209.699-2,8%2,5%
1219Jeep Cherokee23.932142.03527,5%0,8%
1326Chevrolet Cruze22.342122.79652,4%-25,1%
1414Ford Explorer20.980169.279-11,4%-0,1%
1521Hyundai Elantra20.733137.668-7,5%-20,5%
1627Subaru Forester19.658114.76911,9%0,5%
1710Nissan Altima19.646217.290-39,2%-8,8%
1813Ford Fusion19.052189.892-32,6%-8,1%
1922Jeep Grand Cherokee18.409135.8507,4%7,7%
2018GMC Sierra17.478146.372-17,7%3,2%
2129Subaru Outback17.358109.44856,2%17,3%
2217Chevrolet Malibu16.723148.868-4,7%14,4%
2325Toyota Tacoma15.373126.998-5,3%4,0%
2423Jeep Wrangler15.290134.386-15,8%-4,0%
2515Chevrolet Equinox15.273158.475-39,4%-17,7%
2637Hyundai Santa fe15.17686.95634,8%12,0%
2728Toyota Highlander14.966112.10812,2%7,3%
2820Hyundai Sonata14.888139.924-31,8%-1,2%
2916Nissan Sentra14.256155.806-9,0%11,2%
3031Kia Soul12.25395.938-28,4%-3,2%

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