After discussing the US auto brand sales ranking for February, let’s zoom in on the models ranking.
In a first of a monthly series of articles, we will put a spotlight on sales of green cars in the US. The term “green cars” broadly means cars which incorporate electric motors in their drivetrains, in varying degrees of importance: Hybrid describes cars where the electric motor plays second fiddle to the primary internal combustion engine, [Read more…]
After discussing the US auto brand sales ranking for January, let’s zoom in on the models ranking.
January was a month of big changes in the Top 10. While Ford F-Series held steady at the top of the segment, its closest rival Chevrolet Silverado saw its sales rise by 14.5%, continuing its good run from December, and suggesting that the model may be “priced to move” ahead of the market debut of the new generation model. By comparison, Ram Pickup had a poor month by its own standards, seeing its sales fall by 13.1% and falling to fifth spot [Read more…]
Ford F-series leads in sales and growth, as the segment is on its way to beating its 2004 sales record
Sales in the large pickup segment rose by 6.8% to 642,674 in the fourth quarter of 2017, while overall sales in 2017 rose by 5.7% to 2,370,503. This means that the segment is now less than 90,000 units from the peak it reached in 2004, a high-mark that many thought would never be reached again after the segment collapsed to just a bit over [Read more…]
The segment eeks out moderate growth in 2017 as sales of new Honda Ridgeline already started declining in the second half of the year
Sales in the Pickup segment rose by 0.5% to 116,828 in the fourth quarter of 2017, while overall sales in 2017 rose by 0.9% to 452,335, a substantial climbdown for the hefty 26% growth rate the segment registered in 2016. However, things are looking up in 2018, with the imminent arrival of the eagerly-awaited Jeep Wrangler pickup and the return [Read more…]
Decline in the final quarter pushes segment into a loss in 2017, despite Nissan Armada’s surging popularity
Sales in the US large SUV segment fell by 6.9% to 102,710 in the fourth quarter of 2017, pushing the segment to an overall loss in 2017, with sales falling by 0.5% to 342,525. While this represents only a small fall on the 344,235 cars sold in 2016, itself an eight-year high, it is useful to keep in mind that this is less than half the number of cars sold [Read more…]
Segment advanced to fourth largest as most models see good growth in 2017
Sales in the US mid-sized SUV segment rose by 10.3% to 542,547 in the fourth quarter of 2017, while overall in 2017 sales in the segment grew by 9.4% to 1,988,460. Such fast growth allowed the mid-sized SUV segment to overtake the mid-sized segment in terms of sales in 2017 for the first time, making it the fourth largest segment overall [Read more…]
The largest segment got larger, while new cars are outperformed by established segment players
Sales in the US compact SUV segment, the largest of all segments, rose by 5.8% to 806,341 in the fourth quarter of 2017, while overall in 2017 sales in the segment grew by 4.6% to 3,159,468. What’s more, there seems to be no end in sight for this bonanza – not only did 2017 see a ton of new models debut in the market (Honda CR-V, [Read more…]