U.S. Auto Sales By Brand – January 2011


As it was in January of 2010, so let it be in January 2011. Chevrolet, the number two brand in America in 2010, started out this year with a strong 19.1% improvement over January 2010 to be tops among all U.S. car brands in January. 

Most striking in this report is the lack of red font. Plus signs are just about everywhere, while Mazda, Lexus, Chrysler, and Lincoln are the most prominent brands to post lower sales in January 2011 than in January 2010. Mercedes-Benz was America’s best-selling luxury auto brand last month on 14% gains which saw Lexus fall 4413 sales behind. Mercedes’ total includes 875 Sprinters.

As for General Motors, four brands present in last January’s report are missing now. Not a single Saturn, Hummer, or Pontiac was sold in January. Cadillac came very close to beating Lexus in January; Buick did. Ford Motor Company fared well on the mainstream side; Lincoln struggled however. Just 16.3% of all Chrysler Group sales were cars, all others were “light trucks” of one kind or another. The Fiat 500 will improve that number slightly.

Hyundai and Kia stand out as big winners, as usual. Though Hyundai’s year-over-year percentage increase wasn’t as positive as many automakers competing for U.S. sales, certain core models like the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra and still recently revamped Hyundai Sonata fared very well in January. This must bode well for a time when, you’d assume, consumers will start steering towards cars instead of SUVs and crossovers. 

U.S. sales figures for every brand are in the table below. The January 2011 label will be a hive of activity over the next couple weeks as GoodCarBadCar.net releases reams of auto sales data, so keep checking back.

Rank
Automaker
January 2011
% Change
#1
Chevrolet
125,389
+19.1
#2
Ford
121,511
+21.6
#3
Toyota
99,721
+24.3
#4
Honda
68,308
+13.2
#5
Nissan
64,442
+20.5
#6
Dodge
37,334
+20.5
#7
Hyundai
37,214
+22
#8
Kia
27,789
+25.6
#9
GMC
27,658
+29.8
#10
Jeep
23,079
+46.9
#11
Subaru
18,858
+20.8
#12
Volkswagen
18,401
+2.1
#13
Mercedes-Benz
17,273
+14
#14
BMW
15,905
+20.8
#15
Mazda
14,267
-9.1
#16
Buick
13,269
+31.9
#17
Lexus
12,860
-17.1
#18
Cadillac
12,580
+49.1
#19
Chrysler
9705
-7.1
#20
Acura
7961
+11.6
#21
Audi
7812
+20
#22
Infiniti
7405
+10.3
#23
Mitsubishi
5714
+37
#24
Lincoln
5558
-21
#25
Volvo
4276
+3.6
#26
Scion
3275
+7.9
#27
Mini
2751
+22.4
#28
Suzuki
2562
+25.6
#29
Land Rover
2271
+16
#30
Porsche
2150
+20.4
#31
Jaguar
935
+48.2
#32
Saab
658
+28.8
#33
smart
358
+28.8
#34
Mercury
248
-95.5
#35
Maserati
114
+12.9

Source: Automakers & Automotive News Data Center

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