USA April. Jeep, Mazda and Mistubishi shining

USA Vehicles Sales Jaguar-E-Pace-2018

USA Vehicles Sales down 3.9% in April eroding almost all the annual gain. All brands show marginal changes compared with lats year, a part Jeep, advancing 20%, Mazda 14.8%, Mitsubishi 16.6%. Tesla grew up 83% despite delay in the new model production.

U.S. economy in first-quarter growth came in above expectations, while the economy is expected to fare better in the second quarter onwards as the effects of sizeable fiscal stimulus kick in. A recovery in retail sales in March due to higher after-tax incomes, along with faster wage growth in the same month, points to a second-quarter rebound in private spending, a picture that is consistent with stronger-than-expected consumer sentiment in April.

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.

 Sales 2012Sales 2013Sales 2014Sales 2015Sales 2016Sales 2017Sales 2018 e
Car+LCV14.492.41115.598.19516.527.94717.471.28317.558.91917.237.70217.763.613

 2012 Var2013 Var2014 Var2015 Var2016 Var2017 Var2018 var e
Car+LCV13,4%7,6%6,0%5,7%0,5%-1,8%3,1%

US Vehicles market outlook for the 2018 was moderately positive, with sales foreseen up 3.1%, potentially at the new record. However the start of the year was shy, with light vehicles sales in January at 1.157.000, (+1.2%), February at 1.301.000 (-2.5%) and March at 1.656.000 (+6.5%) with Q1 figures at 4.115.000, up 2.0%. In April sales have been 1.370.000 (-3.9%) with Year to Date figures at 5.485.828 (+0.5%).

At brand-wise, year to date the market leader Ford sold 769.670 units year to date (-2.6%) with 14.0% of market share.

In second place Toyota with 678.528 sales (+4.3%) followed by Chevrolet with 659.919 (+3.7%) and Nissan with 453.920 (-6.3%).

In fifth place Honda with 442.890 (-3.3%) ahead of Jeep with 310.746 sales (+20.6%), Subaru with 202.873 (+3.2%), Hyundai with 199.550 (-11.4%), GMC with 178.044 (-1.7%) and in 10th place Kia with 177.530 (-2.0%).

At a model wise, the Ford F-series was sold with 287.295 units (+4.1%) followed by the Chevrolet Silverado with 180.548 (+7.1%). In third place the Ram Pick  with 143.216 (-11.9%) overtaking the Nissan Rogue, best car passenger’s, with 139.785 units (+7.0%)

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Research, Consulting, Data & Forecast

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Rank 2018Rank 2017BrandSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11Ford769.670195.338-2,6%-4,1%14,0%14,3%
22Toyota678.528170.7064,3%-5,1%12,4%12,5%
33Chevrolet659.919169.0003,7%2,8%12,0%12,3%
45Nissan453.92078.804-6,3%-29,1%8,3%5,8%
54Honda442.890113.813-3,3%-8,4%8,1%8,3%
66Jeep310.74682.64120,6%20,0%5,7%6,0%
78Subaru202.87353.1703,2%1,5%3,7%3,9%
87Hyundai199.55055.035-11,4%-10,7%3,6%4,0%
910GMC178.04446.700-1,4%-0,6%3,2%3,4%
109Kia177.53050.585-2,0%-5,2%3,2%3,7%
1112Dodge157.96540.994-9,0%3,9%2,9%3,0%
1211Ram156.72843.074-12,9%-9,0%2,9%3,1%
1314Volkswagen112.74628.7948,6%4,5%2,1%2,1%
1413Mercedes111.18730.522-3,9%4,8%2,0%2,2%
1517Mazda107.05123.05614,8%-4,6%2,0%1,7%
1615BMW97.31723.4823,2%3,8%1,8%1,7%
1716Lexus85.85221.6422,3%-2,1%1,6%1,6%
1819Buick77.90421.1009,8%1,8%1,4%1,5%
1918Audi69.15619.1047,5%2,1%1,3%1,4%
2020Chrysler60.42214.189-6,2%-18,0%1,1%1,0%
2123Infiniti49.8478.960-8,3%-17,0%0,9%0,7%
2221Cadillac49.82713.1007,7%9,2%0,9%1,0%
2322Acura45.30211.888-1,3%-15,9%0,8%0,9%
2425Mitsubishi43.7627.99016,6%-4,6%0,8%0,6%
2524Lincoln30.9808.518-15,8%-12,1%0,6%0,6%
2627Land Rover30.6946.44822,4%23,7%0,6%0,5%
2726Volvo28.4168.33337,9%17,0%0,5%0,6%
2829Tesla28.3706.15083,0%75,7%0,5%0,4%
2928Porsche19.5245.5707,0%0,7%0,4%0,4%
3030Mini14.2643.7313,9%7,2%0,3%0,3%
3131Jaguar10.0682.019
3235Alfa Romeo7.6391.847
3332Fiat5.4181.404
3433Genesis5.3901.028
3534Maserati3.732950
3638Bentley652165
3737Ferrari60785
3839Rolls-Royce42195
3936Smart41493
4040Lamborghini34490
4141McLaren11510
4242Lotus4410

Rank 2018Rank 2017GroupSales 2018Sales AprilY.o.Y 2018Y.o.Y. AprilShare 2018Share April
11General Motors965.694249.9003,4%2,4%17,6%18,2%
22Ford M.C.800.650203.856-3,2%-4,5%14,6%14,9%
33Toyota M.C.764.380192.3484,1%-4,7%13,9%14,0%
44F.C.A.703.257185.1841,6%4,2%12,8%13,5%
55Renault Nissan Alliance547.52995.754-5,0%-26,6%10,0%7,0%
66Honda M.C.488.192125.701-3,1%-9,2%8,9%9,2%
77Hyundai-Kia382.470106.648-7,4%-8,4%7,0%7,8%
88Fuji Heavy Industries202.87353.1703,2%1,5%3,7%3,9%
99Volkswagen Group202.42253.7238,0%3,2%3,7%3,9%
1011BMW112.00227.3083,2%4,1%2,0%2,0%

Rank 2018Rank 2017MODELSales 2018Sals AprY.O.Y. 2018Y.O.Y. April
11Ford F-Series287.29573.1044,1%3,5%
22Chevrolet Silverado180.54845.0037,1%12,1%
33Ram pick-up143.21639.252-11,9%-9,4%
45Nissan Rogue139.78523.3317,0%-20,1%
54Toyota RAV4122.46631.0079,1%-2,4%
66Toyota Camry120.61529.8485,0%-5,0%
78Honda Civic110.54828.399-2,1%-9,0%
87Honda CR-V110.36928.323-12,9%-13,3%
912Chevrolet Equinox109.75227.35431,7%32,4%
109Toyota Corolla103.71625.896-7,8%-16,7%
1111Ford Escape88.73321.383-13,0%-16,6%
1222Jeep Wrangler85.28029.77641,8%58,0%
1313Ford Explorer83.66920.865-2,3%-8,7%
1410Honda Accord83.35221.751-13,9%-19,3%
1516Nissan Sentra77.00116.9997,4%-16,1%
1614Nissan Altima73.80610.400-21,7%-48,7%
1721Toyota Tacoma72.59018.81120,0%10,6%
1818Toyota Highlander71.33818.45610,4%2,6%
1915Jeep Grand Cherokee70.09516.647-7,1%-11,8%
2027Jeep Cherokee67.49716.88723,1%19,9%
2120Hyundai Elantra61.10814.044-13,4%-14,1%
2223Subaru Outback58.20514.0832,0%-2,7%
2319Ford Fusion56.04712.871-16,9%-22,9%
2417GMC Sierra55.24313.775-17,8%-20,8%
2561Jeep Compass55.04111.521355,9%227,3%
2636Dodge Grand Caravan55.02411.8804,1%-7,3%
2733Mazda CX-554.02911.21251,3%-1,1%
2825Chevrolet Cruze53.09213.237-29,4%-37,9%
2937Chevrolet Traverse50.88112.68331,2%34,4%
3026Subaru Forester50.78313.679-9,7%-7,3%

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