U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – January 2018 YTD


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for January 2018

Here you will find the rankings of all the major automotive brands and corporations selling vehicles in the U.S market. Each month we compile the sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below. Note that the data trickles in throughout the day early in the month and we will update you in real time as we get the data.

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Our Take on the Sales Data
Brand Rankings (table, charts)
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Previous YTD Ranking Reports
Automotive Data Disclosures


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

Vehicle sales in the USA increased 1.3% on last January’s sales, making it two years in a row that sales have grown in January.

In the automaker rankings, Toyota shot ahead of Ford to kick off 2018, snatching 14.44% market share with a 16.8% increase on last January’s sales, while FMC declined 6.6%.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ sales also fell, though at twice the rate of Ford’s, with just two FCA brands – Jeep (up 2%) and Alfa Romeo (up 1426%, though still accounting only 1648 sales to the automaker’s total) starting 2018 in growth.

Nissan snatches fourth place from Honda in the first month of the year, compared to how 2017 finished up, thanks to a 12.1% increase fuelled by an 18% increase in the brand’s crossovers trucks and SUVs.

Subaru also knocks Hyundai down a spot, with the Korean brand falling 11.3% year-on-year.

Jaguar, which for the past two years had been America’s fastest-growing auto brand, posted a sales declined 11% year-on-year to kick off 2018.


US Automotive 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 Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 8,908 -3.20 8,908 -3.20 0.77 0.77
Alfa Romeo 1,648 1,426.00 1,648 1,426.00 0.14 0.14
Audi 14,511 9.90 14,511 9.90 1.25 1.25
Bentley 157 6.10 157 6.10 0.01 0.01
BMW 19,016 5.00 19,016 5.00 1.64 1.64
Buick 13,648 4.00 13,648 4.00 1.18 1.18
Cadillac 9,895 -3.90 9,895 -3.90 0.86 0.86
Chevrolet 141,947 5.00 141,947 5.00 12.27 12.27
Chrysler 10,584 -21.00 10,584 -21.00 0.91 0.91
Dodge 27,600 -31.00 27,600 -31.00 2.39 2.39
Fiat 1,229 -43.00 1,229 -43.00 0.11 0.11
Ford 154,001 -5.60 154,001 -5.60 13.31 13.31
Genesis 1,613 -11.28 1,613 -11.28 0.14 0.14
GMC 33,058 -11.40 33,058 -11.40 2.86 2.86
Honda 95,634 -1.59 95,634 -1.59 8.27 8.27
Hyundai 39,629 -11.32 39,629 -11.32 3.43 3.43
Infiniti 10,635 -8.00 10,635 -8.00 0.92 0.92
Jaguar 2,604 -11.00 2,604 -11.00 0.23 0.23
Jeep 59,703 2.00 59,703 2.00 5.16 5.16
Kia 35,628 0.01 35,628 0.01 3.08 3.08
Land Rover 6,446 5.00 6,446 5.00 0.56 0.56
Lexus 17,914 15.00 17,914 15.00 1.55 1.55
Lincoln 6,410 -27.00 6,410 -27.00 0.55 0.55
Maserati 966 8.70 966 8.70 0.08 0.08
Mazda 24,962 15.04 24,962 15.04 2.16 2.16
Mercedes-Benz ^ 27,498 -0.30 27,498 -0.30 2.38 2.38
Mini 2,937 -5.60 2,937 -5.60 0.25 0.25
Mitsubishi 8,480 31.33 8,480 31.33 0.73 0.73
Nissan 112,903 12.10 112,903 12.10 9.76 9.76
Porsche 4,816 4.70 4,816 4.70 0.42 0.42
Ram 32,039 -16.00 32,039 -16.00 2.77 2.77
Smart 105 -67.60 105 -67.60 0.01 0.01
Subaru 44,357 1.10 44,357 1.10 3.83 3.83
Tesla 6,000 36.40 6,000 36.40 0.52 0.52
Toyota/Scion 149,142 17.00 149,142 17.00 12.89 12.89
Volkswagen 24,744 5.20 24,744 5.20 2.14 2.14
Volvo 5,567 60.50 5,567 60.50 0.48 0.48
Brand Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Total 1,156,934 Total 1,391.29 Total 1,156,934 Total 1,391.29 Total 100.01 Total 100.01
Average 31,268.5 Average 37.60 Average 31,268.5 Average 37.60 Average 2.70 Average 2.70

US Automotive Brand Rankings – YTD Charts

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Automaker Rankings – 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 Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
General Motors 198,548 1.30 198,548 1.30 17.16 17.16
Ford Motor Company 160,411 -6.60 160,411 -6.60 13.86 13.86
Toyota Motor Corporation 167,056 16.80 167,056 16.80 14.44 14.44
FCA/Chrysler Group 133,769 -12.60 133,769 -12.60 11.56 11.56
Honda Motor Company 104,542 -1.70 104,542 -1.70 9.04 9.04
Nissan Motor Company 132,018 17.54 132,018 17.54 11.41 11.41
Hyundai-Kia 76,870 -6.41 76,870 -6.41 6.64 6.64
Volkswagen Group * 44,318 6.70 44,318 6.70 3.83 3.83
Daimler 27,603 -1.10 27,603 -1.10 2.39 2.39
BMW-Mini 21,953 3.50 21,953 3.50 1.90 1.90
Jaguar-Land Rover 9,050 -1.00 9,050 -1.00 0.78 0.78
Volvo 5,567 60.50 5,567 60.50 0.48 0.48
Subaru 44,357 1.10 44,357 1.10 3.83 3.83
Mazda 24,962 15.04 24,962 15.04 2.16 2.16
Tesla*** 6,000 36.40 6,000 36.40 0.52 0.52
Automaker Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Total 1,157,024 Total 129.47 Total 1,157,024 Total 129.47 Total 100.00 Total 100.00
Average 77,134.9 Average 8.63 Average 77,134.9 Average 8.63 Average 6.67 Average 6.67

Automaker Corporation Ranking – YTD Charts

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Previous YTD Reports

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Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers
* Does not include Lamborghini :
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris:
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
estimate for Rolls Royce: 112
estimate for Aston Martin: 160
estimate for McLaren:78
WSJ estimate for Ferrari: 100
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.