U.S. Auto Sales By Brand – November 2011


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Fiat 500 sales remained low in November 2011. Lower than Chrysler’s expectations, for sure, lower than realistic expectations? I’m not so sure.

Chrysler’s other brands reported positive November 2011 sales figures early on today. Chrysler sales jumped 92% in November. Jeep volume was up 50%. Dodge sales rose 43% and the Ram brand was up 7% despite the Dakota’s 46% drop. Chrysler’s best-selling model was the Ram pickup. Sales increased 8% to 19,739. 

Mercedes-Benz was the best-selling luxury brand in America in November, 6320 sales ahead of BMW. Benz sales surged 46% last month. BMW was up 7%. The only brand able to top Chrysler’s year-over-year leap was smart. Sales nearly doubled from last November’s 2011. 

13 automakers reported weaker sales this November than last. The worst of that bunch was Suzuki. Down 22% in 2011 sounds bad enough, but look at it this way: Ford sold 5338 vehicles per day in November, Suzuki sold 61. 

As a whole, America’s new vehicle market was 14% stronger in November 2011 than it was a year ago. Through eleven months, the auto industry has grown 10%. November’s growth came from numerous sources, many of which were domestic. Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ram combined to provide the market with an extra 48,776 sales which weren’t present last year. Yep, 40% of the market’s growth can be attributed to those Detroit-based manufacturers.

The U.S. auto sales by brand table for November 2011 is completely filled in below. Check out last month’s edition here or last November’s here.

Updated: 10:44 PM AST on 01/01/2012

Rank
Automaker
November 2011

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
160,136
+ 20.3%
1,856,166
+ 17.6%
#2
Chevrolet
128,907
+ 9.6%
1,614,654
+ 13.9%
#3
Toyota
114,949
+ 7.2%
1,248,221
– 7.0%
#4
Nissan
76,754
+ 21.5%
854,136
+ 18.0%
#5
Honda
74,016
– 6.2%
931,885
– 5.2%
#6
Dodge/Ram
50,731
+ 25.9%
640,507
+ 18.6%
#7
Hyundai
49,610
+ 21.8%
594,926
+ 20.6%
#8
Kia
37,007
+ 39.1%
442,102
+ 35.7%
#9
Jeep
36,246
+ 49.8%
375,772
+ 44.4%
#10
GMC
29,470
+ 6.8%
356,026
+ 21.6%
#11
Volkswagen
28,412
+ 40.7%
291,899
+ 25.3%
#12
Mercedes-Benz
27,841
+ 46.2%
234,473
203468
#13
BMW
21,521
+ 7.1%
221,073
+ 12.3%
#14
Lexus
19,458
+ 6.7%
173,197
– 14.2%
#15
Chrysler
18,577
+ 92.2%
197,372
+ 7.1%
#16
Mazda
18,432
+ 20.4%
228,073
+ 9.6%
#17
Subaru
17,657
– 15.1%
233,288
– 1.6%
#18
Cadillac
11,145
– 5.6%
136,130
+ 4.5%
#19
Buick
10,880
– 7.2%
162,659
+ 17.6%
#20
Acura
9909
– 7.5%
110,170
– 6.7%
#21
Audi
9700
+ 3.6%
104,906
+ 15.2%
#22
Infiniti
8428
+ 3.0%
87,471
– 3.8%
#23
Lincoln
6305
– 17.6%
77,240
– 0.7%
#24
Volvo
4844
+ 18.8%
61,898
+ 25.8%
#25
Mini
4750
+ 70.5%
51,800
+ 25.4%
#26
Land Rover
3820
+ 30.7%
32,743
+ 16.2%
#27
Mitsubishi
3735
– 13.3%
73,988
+ 45.6%
#28
Scion
3553
– 7.3%
45,112
+ 8.1%
#29
Porsche
2255
– 6.6%
27,189
+ 19.5%
#30
Suzuki
1822
– 21.9%
24,053
+ 12.7%
#31
Fiat
1618
—–
17,444
—–
#32
Jaguar
915
– 18.1%
11,557
– 5.0%
#33
smart
414
+ 96.2%
4498
– 16.0%
#34
Saab
356
– 10.3%
5340
+ 41.9%
#35
Maserati
191
+ 15.1%
2083
+ 21.3%
#36
Bentley
138
– 13.2%
1560
+ 26.5%

Source: Automakers & ANDC
Premium brands appear in bold font. Red font indicates declining year-over-year sales.


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