January 2013 United States Auto Sales Brand Rankings


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Ford Fusion Sales Shot Up 65% In January 2013

In a market that could see year-over-year gains of 15% in January 2013, Ford Motor Company and Chrysler reported increases of 22% and 16%, respectively, in the United States. 

Ford moved up on strong car sales – up 39% – and huge F-Series gains of 24%. Dodge sold more than 6000 more Darts in January 2013 than Calibers in January 2012. Jeep and Lincoln both recorded declines, Lincoln’s one of many over the last few months. The new MKZ is yet to play a role in Lincoln showrooms: the outgoing model’s transition to the second-gen car pushed MKZ sales down 73% in January 2013. 

U.S. January 2013 auto brand market share chart
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Meanwhile at General Motors, the Enclave’s 57% jump provided a big push at Buick, the ATS was Cadillac’s best-selling car, Silverado sales jumped 32% in Chevy showrooms, and the GMC Terrain posted a 51% increase.

Ford was very clearly America’s favourite brand, General Motors the seller of the most cars, and Mercedes-Benz the most successful purveyor of luxury cars, Sprinter-inclusive or not. (M-B USA sales drop to 22,501 without Sprinter.) Cadillac posted the best year-over-year gain, however, and compatriot Lincoln reported the worst year-over-year decline. 

U.S. Luxury auto brand market share chart January 2013

Overall, the U.S. market was up 14.2% in 2012, equal to an extra 130,000 sales compared with January 2012. Toyota MoCo brought in 33,000 of those sales, FoMoCo almost 30,000, GM nearly 27,000, and Chrysler more than 16,000.

As always, you can use GCBC’s Sales Stats page to locate historic and current monthly and yearly sales figures for individual models and manufacturers.

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Updated @ 3:13 PM AT, February 5, 2013 With Bentley’s Correction

Rank
Automaker
January 2013

Change
Year To Date
YTD 
% Change
#1
Ford
161,672
+ 23.3%
161,672
+ 23.3%
#2
Chevrolet
137,304
+ 10.9%
137,304
+ 10.9%
#3
Toyota
136,621
+ 25.7%
136,621
+ 25.7%
#4
Honda
84,137
+ 12.7%
84,137
+ 12.7%
#5
Nissan
73,793
+ 1.8%
73,793
+ 1.8%
#6
Hyundai
43,713
+ 2.4%
43,713
+ 2.4%
#7
Dodge
43,227
+ 37.4%
43,227
+ 37.4%
#8
Kia
36,302
+ 2.2%
36,302
+ 2.2%
#9
GMC
30,816
+ 23.4%
30,816
+ 23.4%
#10
Jeep
30,318
– 4.4%
30,318
– 4.4%
#11
Volkswagen
29,018
+ 6.7%
29,018
+ 6.7%
#12
Subaru
27,663
+ 21.3%
27,663
+ 21.3%
#13
Mercedes-Benz
23,578
+ 11.1%
23,578
+ 11.1%
#14
Mazda
21,319
– 11.2%
21,319
– 11.2%
#15
Ram
20,987
+ 13.6%
20,987
+ 13.6%
#16
Chrysler
20,696
+ 17.6%
20,696
+ 17.6%
#17
BMW
16,513
+ 0.7%
16,513
+ 0.7%
#18
Lexus
16,211
+ 32.1%
16,211
+ 32.1%
#19
Buick
13,463
+ 31.9%
13,463
+ 31.9%
#20
Cadillac
13,116
+ 47.0%
13,116
+ 47.0%
#21
Audi
10,056
+ 7.5%
10,056
+ 7.5%
#22
Acura
9489
+ 13.2%
9489
+ 13.2%
#23
Infiniti
7126
+ 4.9%
7126
+ 4.9%
#24
Scion
4893
+ 38.4%
4893
+ 38.4%
#25
Volvo
4875
+ 9.3%
4875
+ 9.3%
#26
Mitsubishi
4659
– 1.1%
4659
– 1.1%
#27
Land Rover
4200
+ 31.0%
4200
+ 31.0%
#28
Lincoln
4191
– 18.2%
4191
– 18.2%
#29
Mini
3682
+ 10.4%
3682
+ 10.4%
#30
Porsche
3358
+ 31.7%
3358
+ 31.7%
#31
Fiat
2503
+ 31.0%
2503
+ 31.0%
#32
Suzuki
1486
– 1.3%
1486
– 1.3%
#33
Jaguar
1029
+ 4.5%
1029
+ 4.5%
#34
Smart
481
– 3.0%
481
– 3.0%
#35
Bentley
188
+ 59.3%
188
+ 59.3%
#36
Maserati
172
+ 11.7%
172
+ 11.7%
—–
—-
—-
—-
—-
194,699
+ 15.9%
194,699
+ 15.9%
165,863
+ 21.7%
165,863
+ 21.7%
157,725
+ 26.6%
157,725
+ 26.6%
117,731
+ 16.4%
117,731
+ 16.4%
93,626
+ 12.8%
93,626
+ 12.8%
80,919
+ 2.0%
80,919
+ 2.0%
80,015
+ 2.3%
80,015
+ 2.3%
42,620
+ 8.6%
42,620
+ 8.6%
24,059
+ 10.7%
24,059
+ 10.7%
20,195
+ 2.3%
20,195
+ 2.3%
5229
+ 24.8%
5229
+ 24.8%
—-
—-
—-
—-
—-
1,043,192
+ 14.2%
1,043,192
+ 14.2%

Source: Automakers & ANDC 
* Does not include Lamborghini 

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