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US car sales are up 17% at 1,246,668 registrations this month, and a few manufacturers break their monthly sales record, among them Nissan, Hyundai and Kia.
Behind the usual Ford F-Series (53,272 sales) and Chevrolet Silverado (32,555), the Nissan Altima climbs onto the podium this month and is the best-selling passenger car in the US for the first time ever at 32,289 units.
The Honda Accord (31,533 sales), Toyota Camry (31,464) and Honda Civic (31,213) follow. At #8, the Ford Fusion sets a new monthly sales record with 27,566 units, and the Ford Escape has its second best month ever at 23,975 sales (#9).
Hyundai places the Sonata at #10 with 22,894 sales (+21%) and the new Elantra at #13 with 19,255 units (+134%). Perhaps Hyundai will manage to place two models in the Top 10 within the next few months… The Nissan Rogue sets a new monthly record at 14,174 sales (#23).
The Ford Explorer continues its progression at #24 and has its best month since June 2007 at 12,482 units (+111%). Kia has two models over 10,000 sales (Sorento & Soul) for the first time ever. The Ford Fiesta breaks into the Top 40 for the first time (#38 at 9,787 sales), its #1 market being Los Angeles.
Full Top 60 Ranking Table below.
USA February 2011: market up 27%, Ford F-Series #1, Fusion #5 Discover the Top 50 best selling models
“Buyers are back” is the cry we have been hearing all over the USA this month, with sales up 27% year-on-year at just under 1 million. The Top 2 best selling vehicles are still trucks: the Ford F-Series is #1 at 37,549 sales and the Chevrolet Silverado is #2 at 31,728 units.
As for passenger cars, the Toyota Camry reclaims the lead over the Toyota Corolla, and the Ford Fusion lands 3rd (or 5th overall), the first time in many years an American passenger car is on the podium. It sells 23,111 units (+40%) and is also 5th in 2011 at 37,457 sales (+31%).
Other great performances include the Chevrolet Cruze stable in 12th with best-ever 18,556 sales, the Ford Explorer back in the Top 30 (29th) with 9,657 sales and +139% and the Ford Fiesta breaking into the Top 50 at #49 with 6,270 sales.
Full Top 50 Ranking Table: click on ‘Read more’ below the Ford Explorer pic.
The American market continues its recovery from the GFC, with most models registering sales increases on January 2010: the Ford F-Series, #1, is at 35,806 sales (+30%), ahead of the Chevrolet Silverado at 28.172 (+24%), the Toyota Corolla at 20,581 (+20%) and the Toyota Camry at 18,145 (15%).
The Nissan Altima, Honda CR-V and Chevrolet Impala are strong in 6th, 7th and 8th respectively, as well as the Ford Escape, knocking at the Top 10’s door with 13,973 units moved (#11).
This month’s best performance goes to the Chevrolet Cruze in 12th position with 13,631 sales, its first time in the US Top 20. Full Top 50 Ranking Table below.
** For the Top 100 best selling cars in the USA in 2010 click on ‘Read more’ below**
In a slowly rebounding US market, the Ford F-Series finishes the year at 528,349 sales, up 28% on a dismal 2009 and 2% on 2008. It is the 24th year in a row the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle in the USA, even though its 2010 sales are still a far cry from its 2004 peak of 939,511.
The Chevrolet Silverado reclaims the 2nd spot in 2010 with 370,135 sales (+17%), and the Toyota Camry is the best-selling passenger car in the USA for the 9th year in a row despite a 9% drop at 327,804 sales. The Ford Fusion is 8th overall and the best-selling US passenger car again with 219,219 sales (+21%), its best figure ever.
December highlights include the Chevrolet Equinox breaking into the Top 10 for the first time in 9th, the very good hold of the Dodge Ram (6th) and Honda CR-V (7th), the Hyundai Elantra jumping back into the Top 20 thanks to 4,724 sales of the 2011 model, and the Chevrolet Cruze breaking into the Top 30.
More commentaries, December Top 30 and Full Year 2010 Top 100 below.
If the Top 3 is stable in November in the USA, the rest of the ranking reveals its lot of surprises. The trucks have an excellent month: the F-Series is #1 at +26%, Silverado #2 at +16% and Ram #6 at +86%.
The Nissan Altima is this month’s best performer: with 18,372 sales (+19%) it climbs to 4th and 2nd best selling passenger car behind the Camry! Other extremely strong performers are the Honda CR-V in 5th with 18,263 sales (+31%, best selling Honda model above the Accord and Civic!) and the Ford Fusion in 7th at +28%.
Accord and Corolla drop to 8th and 10th respectively, whereas the Chevrolet Equinox jumps to 11th (+61%) and the Chevrolet Cruze gears up to 32nd with 8,066 registrations in its 3rd month of sales.
More commentaries and Full Top 32 Ranking table below.
The 4 best selling models stay unchanged in October in the States: F Series, Silverado, Camry and Accord. The trucks are up vs. last year, the cars are down. Great perf for the Nissan Altima which breaks into the Top 5 with close to 19,000 sales at +28% vs. Oct 09.
The performance of the month goes to the Jeep Grand Cherokee: boosted by the new generation it gathers 12,721 sales (+291%) and ranks 16th.
Notice also the 20th position of the VW Jetta with 11,958 sales, 5,464 of which coming from the all-new 2011 model, and the continuous progression of the Kia Sorento, 22nd this month with 10,611 registrations and a…890% progression over the old model in Oct 09.
Newcomers Chevrolet Cruze and Nissan Juke draw good results with 5,048 and 2,103 units sold respectively.
Full Top 30 ranking table below. Read more…
After a very tough year last year, 2010 has seen the US car market go back to normal with an outrageous domination from the Ford F-Series and September is no exception: it gains 40% over to Sep ’09 at 47,433 sales, while the Chevrolet Silverado does even better, up 66% at 32,185 sales. The 2 models are also leading the way in the 2010 Year-To-Date ranking.
Superstars in 2009, the passenger cars are a little shy this year. The Toyota Camry still manages an increase of 20% over 2009 with 30,769 sales in 3rd, 9,000 sales ahead of the Honda Accord, 4th at 21,620 units.
The Toyota Corolla is 5th overall, only 421 sales ahead of the Hyundai Sonata which continues to post remarkable results. At 20,639 units sold in September, the Sonata is 161% ahead of its Sep ’09 numbers and ranks 6th overall (4th passenger car) for the 2nd month in a row. This is an exceptional performance for the Korean manufacturer, and the Sonata is already 10th in the 2010 YTD rankings.
Full ranking table and more details below.