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US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Sports segment

US Small Sports

The Sports Small segment grew by 13% in Q3 2015, just a bit slower than the 14% growth rate it managed in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Exotics segment

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Sales in the Exotic segment fell by 13% in the third quarter of the year, on the surface a dramatic reversal of fortunes for a segment in which sales were up 5% in the first half of the year. However, upon clearer inspection this fall is driven mostly by a 17% drop in sales for the Maserati brand, whose models account for well over half of sales in the segment.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Alternative Power segment

US Alternative Power

Sales in the Alternative Power segment continued falling in Q3 2015 at 17% compared to the same period last year, even faster than the 12% fall in the first half of the year. It is clear that low gas prices are bad news for this segment…… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Full-Size Cargo Vans segments

US full-size cargo vans

The Full-size Cargo Van segment grew steadily in Q3 2015, with sales growing by 11% compared to the same period last year, slightly faster than they did in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Cargo Vans segment

Ram Promaster City

The Small Cargo Vans segment continued its growth spurt, growing 24% in the 3rd quarter, down slightly from the 42% growth rate in the first half of the year.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Large Pick-up segment

US Large Pickup

The Large Pick-up segment grew by 8% in the third quarter of the year, and 5% in the first three quarters of 2015.

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US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Small Pick-up segment

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The Small Pick-up segment grew by 46% in Q3, a small step down from the dizzying 62% growth rate in the first half of the year. The reason for this is that the new market players, Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon, are becoming more established, leading to a “new normal”. At this pace, it seems that the segment might finish the year with some 350,000 sales, and might stabilize with around 400,000 sales in the medium term.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Premium Large SUV segment

US Premium SUV Large 2

The Large Premium SUV segment grew by 3% in Q3, and 6% since the beginning of the year, compared to the respective periods in 2014. This makes it the slowest-growing SUV segment bar the non-premium Large SUV segment, suggesting that consumers are slowly but surely moving to smaller SUVs and crossovers.… Continue Reading …

US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Premium Mid-sized SUV segment

US sales premium mid-sized suv

The Premium Mid-sized SUV segment grew by 33% over the first three quarters of 2015, and an impressive 48% in Q3.

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US sales 2015 Q1-Q3 Premium Compact SUV segment

US Premium SUV Compact

The Premium Compact SUV segment grew by 40% compared to the period Q1-Q3 in 2014, thanks mainly to the two models that entered the market roughly a year ago: Mercedes-Benz GLA and Audi Q3.… Continue Reading …