U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2017 YTD


August Automotive Brand Rankings

Our Take On August Year-to-Date Auto Sales Brand and Corporation Rankings

Nissan Motor Company creeps ahead of its previous year’s YTD, making up last month’s 1.1% deficit to go 0.4% ahead of where it was at the end of August last year. The Japanese manufacturer joins Volkswagen Group and Jaguar Land Rover as the only of the eleven companies to improve on 2016’s performance.

The Ford brand retook first place from Toyota/Scion, selling the most cars of any brand in August 2017 in the US, though overall Toyota Motor Company still sold more than Ford Motor Company when all brands were added up.

General Motors Corporation stretches its market share in the US to 18.66% after August was its best month in sales terms of 2017. Chevrolet and GMC each saw an upturn in sales, with Chevrolet sales knocking on the door of 200k in the 27 selling days of August.

Meanwhile, success story-of-the-year Subaru’s market share increased once again in August, and now stands at 4.28% for 2017. The shift in demand towards robust crossovers has suited the brand well, as their core product has generally been rugged vehicles with 4×4 drivetrains.

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Brand Rankings – YTD

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top brands.We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Brand August 2017 % Change 2017 YTD Aug 2017 Share YTD Share
Ford 200,321 -4.30 1,628,824 13.57 14.42
Toyota/Scion 196,824 -1.30 1,411,384 13.33 12.49
Chevrolet 196,007 -3.30 1,316,391 13.28 11.65
Honda 132,883 0.00 987,701 9.00 8.74
Nissan 97,340 -1.50 955,340 6.59 8.46
Jeep 73,191 -13.00 548,833 4.96 4.86
Hyundai 52,507 -15.10 441,367 3.56 3.91
Subaru 63,215 8.10 423,728 4.28 3.75
Kia 53,323 -8.40 405,462 3.61 3.59
Ram 43,322 5.00 367,007 2.93 3.25
GMC 47,718 2.90 358,305 3.23 3.17
Dodge 43,608 -5.00 335,852 2.95 2.97
Volkswagen 32,015 6.40 220,344 2.17 1.95
Mercedes-Benz ^ 25,373 -2.90 213,242 1.72 1.89
BMW 23,553 -5.00 194,604 1.60 1.72
Mazda 25,846 -2.40 194,559 1.75 1.72
Lexus 30,801 -8.00 193,463 2.09 1.71
Buick 16,811 -3.90 143,093 1.14 1.27
Audi 19,811 5.20 141,606 1.34 1.25
Chrysler 12,652 -24.00 128,050 0.86 1.13
Acura 13,132 -5.40 101,180 0.89 0.90
Infiniti 10,986 18.30 100,969 0.74 0.89
Cadillac 15,016 -5.40 98,316 1.02 0.87
Lincoln 8,708 3.20 73,920 0.59 0.65
Mitsubishi 8,164 5.40 70,765 0.55 0.63
Volvo 7,994 -7.20 49,066 0.54 0.00
Land Rover 6,320 -1.40 48,074 0.43 0.43
Porsche 4,709 1.10 36,178 0.32 0.32
Mini 4,448 -11.00 31,051 0.30 0.27
Jaguar 3,101 52.30 26,932 0.21 0.24
Fiat 2,120 -14.00 19,046 0.14 0.17
Genesis 1,803 792.80 13,366 0.12 0.12
Maserati 1,103 27.40 8,884 0.07 0.08
Alfa Romeo 1,140 1,514.00 6,084 0.08 0.05
Smart 229 -30.40 2,394 0.02 0.02
Bentley 213 27.20 1,516 0.01 0.01
Brand August 2017 % Change 2017 YTD Aug 2017 Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,476,307 Sum Total 11,296,896
Average 41,008.53 Average 63.79 Average 313,802.67 Average 2.78 Average 2.77
Minimum 213 Minimum -1.30 Minimum 1,516 Minimum 0.01 Minimum 0.00
Maximum 200,321 Maximum 8.10 Maximum 1,628,824 Maximum 9.00 Maximum 8.74

Brand Rankings – YTD – Charts

Automaker Rankings – August 2017 YTD

In this table we take year to date automotive sales and rank the top automakers. This is the corporation level results. We have also included market share numbers for the month and year to date to see relative results more easily.

Automaker August 2017 % Change 2017 YTD Aug 2017 Share YTD Share
General Motors 275,552 -2.40 1,916,105 18.66 16.96
Ford Motor Company 209,029 -4.00 1,702,744 14.16 15.07
Toyota Motor Corporation 227,625 -1.30 1,604,847 15.42 14.21
FCA/Chrysler Group 176,033 -8.00 1,404,872 11.92 12.44
Honda Motor Company 146,015 -0.50 1,088,881 9.89 9.64
Nissan Motor Company 116,490 0.40 1,127,074 7.89 9.98
Hyundai-Kia 107,633 -21.40 860,195 7.29 7.61
Volkswagen Group * 56,836 5.50 400,348 3.85 3.54
Daimler 29,183 -3.10 237,775 1.98 2.10
BMW-Mini 28,001 -5.80 225,655 1.90 2.00
Jaguar-Land Rover 9,421 12.90 75,006 0.64 0.66
Automaker August 2017 % Change 2017 YTD Aug 2017 Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,381,818 Sum Total 10,643,502
Average 125,619.82 Average -2.52 Average 967,591.09 Average 8.51 Average 8.56
Minimum 9,421 Minimum -0.50 Minimum 75,006 Minimum 0.64 Minimum 0.66
Maximum 275,552 Maximum 5.50 Maximum 1,916,105 Maximum 9.89 Maximum 9.98

Automaker Rankings – August 2017 YTD – Charts

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Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers & ANDC
* Does not include Lamborghini : 88
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris:  3581
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
ANDC estimate for Tesla: 4400
ANDC estimate for Rolls Royce:
ANDC estimate for Aston Martin:
ANDC estimate for McLaren:
WSJ estimate for Ferrari:
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.

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