USA Car Market runs towards 17.8 million. Chrysler 200 shines.

USA Car Market

USA Car Market runs towards 17.8 million. General Motors gains share followed by Ford and Toyota groups. The best 5 brands stable in May while Jeep rose in double-digit and Chrysler jumped over 30%.

Economic Outlook

The U.S. economy not only lost momentum in the first quarter but revised data show that GDP in fact contracted 0.7% in Q1. The economy is expected to recover in Q2, just as it did last year, although recent data fuel uncertainty about how strong the recovery will be.

In April, unemployment fell to 5.4% on the back of a significant jump in payroll growth, yet retail sales stagnated in the same month.

In May, consumer confidence recovered slightly and the ISM manufacturing index increased after holding steady at an almost-two-year low in the previous month.

Looking forward, low oil prices will continue to drag on investment in the energy sector and a strong dollar will weigh on export performance such that growth will depend largely on private consumption strengthening.

Market Outlook

In May 2015  total new Light Passengers Vehicles sold have been 1.634.952, up a little but significant 1.6% from the correspondent month last year that was better than expected by observers due to the reduced numbers of working days. It was the 14th year-on-year increase in a row.

Year to date May sales were 7.046.944, up 4.5% keping unchanged the full yer projection in the range of 17.5 -17.8 million units that would represent the second best ever volume reacted by the market.

Competitive Arena

The top five carmakers had been almost stable in May with sales between +/- 2 percent from the correspondent month last year. So Ford on top had registered 240.912 units, followed by Toyota with 208.102, Chevrolet with 207.970, Honda with 137.551 and Nissan with 134.305.

In sixth place Jeep was again in double-digit with 79.652 sales, +13.5% while behind Hyundai has lost in double-digit at 63.610.

As far as the car group’s performance, General Motors was on top with 17.9% of share, followed by Ford with 15.3%, Toyota with  14.8% and FCA with 12.5%.

As far as best-selling models ranking, the Ford F-Series on top sold 61.870 units (-9.7%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 51.602 (+10.6%) and Toyota Camry with 43.837 (-11.6%). Inside the Top 30 models, the fastest was the Chrysler 200, 22nd with 20.007 units, +537.2%.

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 MayRank YTDBrandSales MaySales YTD MayVar MayVar YTD MayShare MarShare AprShare May
11Ford240.9121.024.852-1,8%2,4%14,6%14,7%14,7%
23Toyota208.102867.708-1,0%10,2%12,3%11,9%12,7%
32Chevrolet207.970872.3631,4%5,3%11,2%12,9%12,7%
45Honda137.551547.044-0,3%2,4%7,2%7,9%8,4%
54Nissan124.305557.960-1,0%3,1%8,6%6,9%7,6%
66Jeep79.652330.16013,5%22,6%4,6%4,9%4,9%
77Hyundai63.610303.648-10,3%7,5%4,9%4,7%3,9%
88Kia62.433256.8153,9%6,1%3,8%3,7%3,8%
910GMC50.657217.66212,5%14,7%2,7%3,2%3,1%
109Subaru49.561228.08312,2%16,8%3,2%3,2%3,0%
1111Dodge45.268213.685-21,0%-15,0%3,0%3,1%2,8%
1212Ram43.598194.86812,0%9,3%2,9%2,8%2,7%
1314Volkswagen34.758144.0068,1%-9,3%1,9%2,1%2,1%
1413Mercedes32.352148.01912,0%8,4%2,1%2,2%2,0%
1516BMW31.003136.4474,7%8,4%2,2%1,9%1,9%
1615Chrysler29.802139.43931,9%13,0%1,9%1,9%1,8%
1717Lexus29.671132.72710,2%18,6%2,0%1,8%1,8%
1818Mazda29.606131.7730,1%1,3%2,1%1,7%1,8%
1919Buick20.06288.7830,5%-4,5%1,3%1,3%1,2%
2020Audi18.42875.32611,0%13,7%1,1%1,2%1,1%
2121Acura17.04271.56016,1%4,5%0,9%1,0%1,0%
2222Cadillac14.40867.384-1,9%-6,1%0,9%1,1%0,9%
2323Infiniti10.47454.2950,9%8,4%0,8%0,7%0,6%
2424Mitsubishi9.57541.58131,7%19,9%0,6%0,6%0,6%
2525Lincoln9.17438.7863,7%-0,6%0,6%0,6%0,6%
2627Mini5.83324.0861,8%47,6%0,4%0,4%0,4%
2726Land Rover5.38227.66918,7%29,8%0,4%0,4%0,3%
2828Volvo5.02323.1260,2%0,2%0,4%0,3%0,3%
2929Scion4.80621.093-22,2%-17,1%0,3%0,3%0,3%
3030Porsche4.26820.915-7,4%12,8%0,3%0,4%0,3%
3131Fiat3.86718.661-18,9%-3,4%0,3%0,3%0,2%
3232Tesla1.86110.148-20,8%1,1%0,1%0,2%0,1%
3334Maserati1.3414.33017,2%-18,5%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3433Jaguar1.2046.619-7,7%-8,0%0,1%0,1%0,1%
3535Smart8372.85021,5%-31,5%0,0%0,0%0,1%
3636Bentley2449984,7%-21,2%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3737Ferrari177885-6,3%3,3%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3838Rolls-Royce7032412,9%-9,3%0,0%0,0%0,0%
3939Alfa Romeo40295#DIV/0!#DIV/0!0,0%0,0%0,0%
4040Lotus251214,2%0,0%0,0%0,0%0,0%
Rank MayRank YTDGroupSales MaySales YTD MayVar MayVar YTD MayShare MarShare AprShare May
11General Motors293.0971.246.1923,0%5,3%16,2%18,5%17,9%
22Ford250.0861.063.638-1,7%2,3%15,2%15,2%15,3%
33Toyota242.5791.021.528-0,3%10,5%14,6%14,0%14,8%
44FCA203.745902.3234,4%6,2%12,8%13,1%12,5%
55Honda154.593618.6041,3%2,6%8,2%8,9%9,5%
66Renault-Nissan134.779612.255-0,8%3,6%9,4%7,5%8,2%
77Hyundai-Kia126.043560.463-3,8%6,9%8,7%8,3%7,7%
88Volkswagen57.698241.2457,6%-1,6%3,3%3,6%3,5%
99Fuji Heavy Industries49.561228.08312,2%16,8%3,2%3,2%3,0%
1010BMW36.906160.8574,3%12,6%2,6%2,2%2,3%
Rank MayRank 2015ModelSales MaySales YTDVar MayVar 2015Share MayShare YTDShare Apr
11Ford F-Series61.870302.009-9,7%-1,1%3,8%4,3%4,3%
22Chevrolet Silverado51.602224.27410,6%13,8%3,2%3,2%3,2%
34Toyota Camry43.837178.408-11,6%-1,9%2,7%2,5%2,3%
43Ram Pick up39.952179.3847,6%5,1%2,4%2,5%2,6%
55Toyota Corolla36.768159.4860,4%11,2%2,2%2,3%2,2%
68Honda Civic34.472129.574-4,5%-3,9%2,1%1,8%2,0%
76Nissan Altima33.630142.613-6,7%-5,1%2,1%2,0%1,5%
89Honda Accord32.373128.269-18,3%-15,4%2,0%1,8%1,9%
97Honda CR-V32.090134.669-1,0%4,7%2,0%1,9%2,0%
1010Ford Fusion31.325127.749-7,5%-7,4%1,9%1,8%1,7%
1111Chevrolet Equinox29.456123.92529,8%25,1%1,8%1,8%2,0%
1212Ford Escape29.248122.290-8,3%-4,3%1,8%1,7%1,8%
1313Toyota RAV428.808118.73222,8%24,5%1,8%1,7%1,6%
1414Nissan Rogue25.901112.15438,3%33,1%1,6%1,6%1,5%
1518Ford Focus23.93495.0281,1%0,4%1,5%1,3%1,2%
1615Chevrolet Cruze23.752105.291-26,7%-11,8%1,5%1,5%1,4%
1716Hyundai Elantra23.432102.0857,2%7,1%1,4%1,4%1,5%
1822Jeep Wrangler22.32483.29116,1%20,2%1,4%1,2%1,3%
1917Ford Explorer22.30499.855-1,4%-0,2%1,4%1,4%1,3%
2024Chevrolet Malibu21.46181.29211,3%-7,0%1,3%1,2%1,2%
2119Nissan Sentra20.61688.701-6,0%15,5%1,3%1,3%1,2%
2220Chrysler 20020.00788.009537,2%132,6%1,2%1,2%1,3%
2321Jeep Cherokee19.66986.95423,0%29,6%1,2%1,2%1,3%
2423GMC Sierra18.97782.2323,6%5,7%1,2%1,2%1,2%
2526Jeep Grand Cherokee18.20977.6160,8%4,1%1,1%1,1%1,1%
2625Hyundai Sonata18.01880.622-11,7%-0,7%1,1%1,1%1,2%
2727Toyota Tacoma17.52072.84226,3%15,7%1,1%1,0%1,1%
2830Kia Optima16.34966.478-2,9%-3,6%1,0%0,9%0,9%
2931Toyota Highlander15.43264.55725,2%6,6%0,9%0,9%0,9%
3029Subaru Forester15.15766.7707,1%9,3%0,9%0,9%1,0%

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

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