U.S. Auto Sales By Brand – November 2010


In November 2009, Hyundai USA posted a 45.9% increase to 28,045 new vehicle sales. At the same time, Kia USA sold 17,955 vehicles, an 18.3% jump. Fast forward to November 2010. As the chart below will tell you, Hyundai sales in America were up 45.2% to 40,723. Kia’s U.S. sales were up 48.2% to 26,601. Last year’s improvements weren’t hard to come by. You may recall November 2008 as an off-year for every automaker (except Mini, somehow). But to post these kinds of improvements in November 2010 is still an achievement.

Of course, Hyundai and Kia aren’t the only automakers to dramatically increase sales. Jeep’s numbers are way up, along with Audi, Buick, and Porsche. 

It’s easy to make claims in times like these regarding Toyota’s “falling out” in North America. The only problem with such claims is the ignorance of cold, hard numbers. If all you pay attention to are percentages, yes, Toyota has clearly fallen out of favour in both the United States and Canada. But Toyota sold over 100,000 vehicles in the United States in November 2010. Even with a 24.3% drop, the Toyota Camry remained America’s best-selling car, as GoodCarBadCar.net will show you later. 

Clearly, if this trend keeps going for Toyota, there’s gonna be trouble. To be precise, consistent November drops of 4.3% would result in just 86,085 sales for Toyota in November 2015. Incidentally, this would place Toyota in third place among automakers competing in the USA, the same spot Toyota is in now. Keep in mind, the numbers you see for Toyota below are a little different from those you’ll see elsewhere. Scion is listed by itself – with its impressive sales increase – so Toyota’s sales figures are missing nearly 4000 sales that’d normally be included.

Rank
Automaker
November 2010
% Change
#1
Ford
133,544
+27
#2
Chevrolet
117,588
+17.6
#3
Toyota
107,243
-4.3
#4
Honda
78,899
+20.9
#5
Nissan
63,184
+24.8
#6
Hyundai
40,723
+45.2
#7
Dodge
40,286
+12.9
#8
GMC
27,590
+29.5
#9
Kia
26,601
+48.2
#10
Jeep
24,402
+57.8
#11
Subaru
20,972
+22.4
#12
Volkswagen
20,189
+24.2
#13
BMW
20,097
+30.2
#14
Lexus
18,240
-1.4
#15
Mercedes-Benz
18,208
+8.4
#16
Mazda
15,304
+7.4
#17
Cadillac
11,801
+21.4
#18
Buick
11,725
+35.9
#19
Acura
10,718
+22.2
#20
Chrysler
9664
-23
#21
Audi
9635
+37.5
#22
Infiniti
8182
+45
#23
Lincoln
7648
+19.3
#24
Mercury
6146
-12.1
#25
Mitsubishi
4306
+47.2
#26
Volvo
4078
-11.9
#27
Scion
3834
+24.5
#28
Land Rover
2922
+34.9
#29
Mini
2786
+8.7
#30
Porsche
2416
+48.6
#31
Suzuki
2332
+51.4
#32
Jaguar
1117
-3.1
#33
Saab
397
+7
#34
smart
211
-67.5
#35
Maserati
166
+66
#36
Bentley
159
+21.4
#37
Rolls-Royce
26
-7.1
#38
Hummer
25
-88.7
#39
Pontiac
7
-99.9
#40
Saturn
3
-99.9
*Source: Automakers & Automotive News Data Center*

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