USA January. Toyota shines in a market moderately positive

USA Vehicles Sales Jaguar-E-Pace-2018

USA Vehicles Sales started the 2018 with 1.2% growth in January, despite Ford dropped 5.2%. Amazing score by Toyota, reducing the gap to the leader. Nissan Rogue advanced in the third step of the podium, best ranking ever, overtaking the Ram pick up.

U.S. economy in 2018 will benefit from an accommodative fiscal stance should lift consumer spending and non-residential investment this year, while an exceedingly tight labor market, strong momentum in the housing sector and upbeat stock prices will continue to buttress economic activity. Annual growth is foreseen of 2.6% in 2018, which is up 0.1 percentage points from last month’s estimate. In 2019, growth is seen moderating to 2.1%.

US Vehicles market outlook for the 2018 is moderately positive, with sales foreseen up 3.1%, potentially at the new record.

  Sales 2012 Sales 2013 Sales 2014 Sales 2015 Sales 2016 Sales 2017 Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV 14.492.411 15.598.195 16.527.947 17.471.283 17.558.919 17.237.702 17.763.613

  2012 Var 2013 Var 2014 Var 2015 Var 2016 Var 2017 Var 2018 var e
Car+LCV 13,4% 7,6% 6,0% 5,7% 0,5% -1,8% 3,1%

In January, light vehicles sales have been 1.157.000, up 1.2%.

Bad start for the market leader Ford, down 5.2% with 154.001 units sold and 13.3% of market share.

In second place was close Toyota with 149.000 sales (+17.0%) followed by Chevrolet with 141.947 (+5.0%) and Nissan with 112.903 (+12.1%).

In fifth place Honda with 95.634 (-1.6%) ahead of Jeep with 59.703 sales (+2.2%),  Subaru with 44.357 (+1.1%), Hyundai with 39.629 (-11.3%), Kia with 35.628 (-0.0%) and in 10th place, GMC with 33.058 (-11.4%).

At a model wise, the Ford F-series was sold with 58.937 units (+1.6%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 40.716 (+14.5%). In thid place the amazing Nissan Rogue, at best place ever, with 36.184 units (+25.8%) overtaking the Ram Pick  with 29.358 (-13.1%).

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Rank Jan Rank FY 2017 Brand Sales Jan Variation Jan Share Jan Share FY 2017
1 1 Ford 154.001 -5,2% 13,3% 14,3%
2 2 Toyota 149.142 17,0% 12,9% 12,4%
3 3 Chevrolet 141.947 5,0% 12,3% 12,0%
4 5 Nissan 112.903 12,1% 9,8% 8,4%
5 4 Honda 95.634 -1,6% 8,3% 8,6%
6 6 Jeep 59.703 2,2% 5,2% 4,8%
7 8 Subaru 44.357 1,1% 3,8% 3,8%
8 7 Hyundai 39.629 -11,3% 3,4% 3,9%
9 9 Kia 35.628 0,0% 3,1% 3,4%
10 10 GMC 33.058 -11,4% 2,9% 3,3%
11 11 Ram 32.039 -15,8% 2,8% 3,2%
12 12 Dodge 27.600 -31,2% 2,4% 2,6%
13 13 Mercedes 27.498 -0,3% 2,4% 2,1%
14 17 Mazda 24.962 15,0% 2,2% 1,7%
15 14 Volkswagen 24.744 5,2% 2,1% 2,0%
16 15 BMW 19.016 5,0% 1,6% 1,8%
17 16 Lexus 17.914 15,0% 1,5% 1,8%
18 18 Audi 14.511 9,9% 1,3% 1,3%
19 19 Buick 13.648 4,0% 1,2% 1,3%
20 23 Infiniti 10.635 -8,0% 0,9% 0,9%
21 20 Chrysler 10.584 -20,9% 0,9% 1,1%
22 21 Cadillac 9.895 -6,6% 0,9% 0,9%
23 22 Acura 8.908 -3,2% 0,8% 0,9%
24 25 Mitsubishi 8.480 31,3% 0,7% 0,6%
25 27 Land Rover 6.446 4,6% 0,6% 0,4%
26 24 Lincoln 6.410 -27,0% 0,6% 0,6%
27 29 Tesla 6.200 55,0% 0,5% 0,3%
28 26 Volvo 5.567 60,3% 0,5% 0,5%
29 28 Porsche 4.816 4,7% 0,4% 0,3%
30 30 Mini 2.937 -5,6% 0,3% 0,3%
31 31 Jaguar 2.604 -11,4% 0,2% 0,2%
32 35 Alfa Romeo 1.648 1425,9% 0,1% 0,1%
33 33 Genesis 1.613 -11,3% 0,1% 0,1%
34 32 Fiat 1.229 -43,2% 0,1% 0,2%
35 34 Maserati 966 8,7% 0,1% 0,1%
36 37 Ferrari 209
37 38 Bentley 157
38 36 Smart 105
39 39 Rolls-Royce 92
40 40 Lamborghini 60
41 41 McLaren 35
42 42 Lotus 9

Rank Jan Rank FY 2017 Group Sales Jan Variation Jan Share Jan Share FY 2017
1 1 General Motors 198.548 1,2% 17,2% 17,4%
2 3 Toyota M.C. 167.056 16,8% 14,4% 14,1%
3 2 Ford M.C. 160.411 -6,3% 13,9% 14,9%
4 4 F.C.A. 133.978 -12,6% 11,6% 12,0%
5 5 Renault Nissan Alliance 132.018 11,1% 11,4% 9,8%
6 6 Honda M.C. 104.542 -1,7% 9,0% 9,5%
7 7 Hyundai-Kia 76.870 -6,4% 6,6% 7,4%
8 8 Fuji Heavy Industries 44.357 1,1% 3,8% 3,8%
9 9 Volkswagen Group 44.288 6,7% 3,8% 3,6%
10 10 Mercedes Benz 27.603 -1,1% 2,4% 2,2%

Rank Jan Rank FY 2017 Model Sales Jan Variation Jan
1 1 Ford F-Series 58.937 1,6%
2 2 Chevrolet Silverado 40.716 14,5%
3 5 Nissan Rogue 36.184 25,8%
4 3 Ram pick-up 29.358 -13,1%
5 4 Toyota RAV4 26.655 20,3%
6 12 Chevrolet Equinox 26.405 50,3%
7 6 Toyota Camry 24.638 21,3%
8 7 Honda CR-V 24.326 -16,9%
9 8 Honda Civic 23.749 2,8%
10 9 Toyota Corolla 21.407 -0,7%
11 14 Nissan Altima 20.185 6,6%
12 11 Ford Escape 18.947 -8,0%
13 13 Ford Explorer 17.989 1,9%
14 16 Nissan Sentra 17.731 31,9%
15 10 Honda Accord 17.677 -9,5%
16 21 Toyota Tacoma 16.712 33,6%
17 15 Jeep Grand Cherokee 16.364 -5,4%
18 18 Toyota Highlander 15.484 22,3%
19 27 Jeep Cherokee 14.621 16,5%
20 20 Hyundai Elantra 14.017 6,3%
21 33 Mazda CX-5 13.463 66,9%
22 23 Subaru Outback 13.279 0,7%
23 22 Jeep Wrangler 11.739 3,6%
24 37 Chevrolet Traverse 11.627 41,5%
25 35 Honda Pilot 11.619 61,8%
26 17 GMC Sierra 11.224 -18,3%
27 25 Chevrolet Cruze 10.858 -45,6%
28 26 Subaru Forester 10.848 -15,6%
29 36 Dodge Grand Caravan 10.409 -3,4%
30 19 Ford Fusion 10.352 -33,3%

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