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USA August. Market up 0.9% while Chevrolet is down in double digit

USA Vehicles SalesTesla-Model_3-2018

USA Vehicles Sales reported a little +0.9% in August with 1.5 million units. Chevrolet fell 14% while Jeep continues to be the star, of the year. Improving by 613%, Tesla advanced in 24th place thanks to strong registrations of the new  Model 3.

U.S. economic recorded its best showing in almost four years in the second quarter, thanks to strong private spending and a front-loading of business activity—notably export-oriented—ahead of the implementation of reciprocal tariffs with China in early July. Signs further point to robust but slightly decelerating momentum heading into the third quarter. In July, the unemployment rate ticked down, while consumer confidence remained near historic highs and retail sales were solid, boding well for consumption

US Vehicles market has promptly reacted at the 2008-2009 financial crisis reporting an impressive increase across the last sixth years ended with the all time record volume hit in the 2016 at 17.5 million units. Finally in the 2017 the market has braked the growth, after seven years, losing marginally (-1.8%) with 17.23 million sales.

US Vehicles market track in the 2018 is positive and the full year could represent the new all time record, pushed up by expansion in the economy. Indeed, having ended the Q1 with 4.115.000 sales (+2.0%) and the Q2 with 4.526.000 (+2.4%), in July sales have been 1.373.710 (-2.9%) and in August 1.496.937 (+0.9%) with Year to Date figures at 11.5 million (+1.3%).

MarketSales First HalfSales July 2018Sales AugustSales YTD 2018Variation First HalfVariation JulyVariation AugustVariation YTD 2018
Car+LCV8.626.3741.373.7101.496.93711.497.0212,0%-2,9%0,9%1,3%

At brand-wise, year to date the market leader Ford sold 1.6 million units year to date (-0.8%) with 14.0% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 1.43 million  sales (+1.5%) followed by Chevrolet with 1.33 million (+1.4%) – down 14% in August – and Honda with 973.000 (-1.5%).

In fifth place Nissan with 909.150 (-4.8%) ahead of Jeep with 662.430 (+20.7%), Subaru with 446.374 (+5.3%), Hyundai with 435.852 (-1.2%), Kia with 400.539 (-1.1%) and in 10th place RAM with 360.214 (-1.9%).

At a model wise, the Ford F-series was sold with 603.000 units (+4.8%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 381.000 (+4.9%). In third place the Ram Pick  with 323.000 (-1.2%).

In order to access to the Best Selling Cars ranking for this and the previous years, see here.

Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation AugustShare 2018Share August
11Ford1.615.045208.755-0,8%4,2%14,0%13,9%
22Toyota1.432.109194.4331,5%-1,2%12,5%13,0%
33Chevrolet1.334.710166.8571,4%-14,9%11,6%11,1%
44Honda973.360132.834-1,5%0,0%8,5%8,9%
55Nissan909.150101.580-4,8%4,4%7,9%6,8%
66Jeep662.43087.50220,7%19,6%5,8%5,8%
78Subaru446.37464.0885,3%1,4%3,9%4,3%
87Hyundai435.85256.929-1,2%8,4%3,8%3,8%
99Kia400.53953.864-1,1%1,0%3,5%3,6%
1011Ram360.21454.808-1,9%26,5%3,1%3,7%
1110GMC353.15443.655-1,4%-8,5%3,1%2,9%
1212Dodge317.62735.575-5,4%-18,4%2,8%2,4%
1314Volkswagen235.67332.2557,0%0,7%2,0%2,2%
1413Mercedes217.30224.084-7,7%-16,8%1,9%1,6%
1517Mazda213.86525.8169,9%-0,1%1,9%1,7%
1615BMW199.15723.7892,3%1,0%1,7%1,6%
1716Lexus189.01828.622-2,3%-7,1%1,6%1,9%
1818Audi148.07020.9074,6%5,5%1,3%1,4%
1919Buick145.68516.7001,8%-0,7%1,3%1,1%
2020Chrysler112.47312.219-12,2%-3,4%1,0%0,8%
2122Acura100.97215.072-0,2%14,8%0,9%1,0%
2221Cadillac98.91412.3870,6%-17,5%0,9%0,8%
2323Infiniti92.71310.796-8,2%-1,7%0,8%0,7%
2429Tesla88.90223.175193,8%613,1%0,8%1,5%
2525Mitsubishi85.6938.41621,1%3,1%0,7%0,6%
2624Lincoln67.1128.945-9,2%2,7%0,6%0,6%
2726Volvo65.2148.97032,9%12,2%0,6%0,6%
2827Land Rover58.1677.17921,0%13,6%0,5%0,5%
2928Porsche37.5244.0833,7%-13,3%0,3%0,3%
3030Mini30.7323.800-1,0%-14,6%0,3%0,3%
3131Jaguar19.1362.469-28,9%-20,4%0,2%0,2%
3235Alfa Romeo16.5212.240171,5%96,5%0,1%0,1%
3332Fiat10.8991.374-42,8%-35,2%0,1%0,1%
3433Genesis8.490613-36,5%-66,0%0,1%0,0%
3534Maserati7.7621.180-15,8%7,0%0,1%0,1%
3637Ferrari1.578245-8,6%6,1%0,0%0,0%
3738Bentley1.382235-8,8%10,3%0,0%0,0%
3841McLaren89611024,0%37,5%0,0%0,0%
3936Smart861108-64,0%-52,8%0,0%0,0%
4039Rolls-Royce816122-13,0%7,0%0,0%0,0%
4140Lamborghini71911012,2%12,2%0,0%0,0%
4242Lotus2113621,7%140,0%0,0%0,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sales AugustVariation 2018Variation August
11Ford F-Series603.92681.8394,8%6,3%
22Chevrolet Silverado381.29049.1404,9%-9,7%
33Ram pick-up323.72749.912-1,2%32,7%
44Toyota RAV4281.70542.2224,4%-2,4%
55Nissan Rogue275.13733.4006,7%11,9%
67Honda CR-V247.03434.610-1,2%11,8%
76Toyota Camry235.24730.141-5,1%-18,6%
88Honda Civic230.23027.677-7,5%-24,1%
99Toyota Corolla214.37126.155-7,8%-5,4%
1012Chevrolet Equinox209.23223.37013,0%-17,3%
1110Honda Accord189.94226.725-14,1%-11,0%
1211Ford Escape189.65224.395-9,0%3,2%
1313Ford Explorer175.52324.035-1,3%15,8%
1422Jeep Wrangler174.96820.16830,2%20,0%
1521Toyota Tacoma161.64423.53425,0%35,3%
1618Toyota Highlander158.71323.30015,1%23,6%
1727Jeep Cherokee155.90721.97844,3%85,1%
1814Nissan Altima154.73214.925-15,6%1,6%
1916Nissan Sentra148.35213.3141,2%-12,9%
2015Jeep Grand Cherokee147.34120.072-7,3%-14,8%
2117GMC Sierra129.21818.770-5,1%8,8%
2220Hyundai Elantra128.95615.4750,2%2,3%
2323Subaru Outback125.09718.0060,8%-11,4%
2461Jeep Compass116.14916.339172,8%75,6%
2519Ford Fusion109.08611.286-21,2%-35,1%
2626Subaru Forester108.47115.435-8,7%-0,6%
2736Dodge Grand Caravan107.10613.0392,5%-23,8%
2833Mazda CX-5106.09012.97032,4%11,5%
2935Honda Pilot104.43715.33241,3%60,2%
3025Chevrolet Cruze103.16011.955-23,0%-27,5%

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