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


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for March 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)
Automaker Rankings (table, charts)
Automotive Data Disclosures


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

March 2018 turned out to be a record month in terms of sales volume in the US auto market. A 0.62% year-on-year increase across the market was driven predictably by upticks in SUV sales for many of the highest volume brands.

Ford brand: up 3.6% year-on-year with 7.3% increase in SUV sales. Toyota brand: increase of 4.5% year-on-year, fuelled by best-ever March sales of light trucks for the brand, with best first quarter for its trucks leading to best first quarter in a decade. Chevrolet crossover sales up 39% year-on-year, boosting the brand’s March sales by 15.6%. The top-three brands in the US auto market in March accounted for over 43,000 additional sales between them compared with the same month in 2017.

Closing out the first quarter, General Motors has increased its lead compared with Q1 2017 over Ford Motor Company; the former has seen sales increase 3.8% year-to-date, while the latter’s sales are down almost 3% year-to-date.

Toyota Motor Corporation’s overall sales in the first quarter put it just 26,000 units behind Ford Motor Company, compared with a gap of over 80,000 units between the two automakers this time last year.

Fiat Chrysler rounded out March 2018 with its best results since March 2001, with sales of vehicles from the Jeep and to a lesser extent Chrysler brands behind most of its strong performance.


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.

1:43 PM EST – Added Daimler, Mercedes, Smart

1:43 PM EST – Added Mitsubishi, Nissan Mo Co

1:26 PM EST – Added Hyundai, Genesis, Kia, Volvo

 

Brand Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 13,537 15.70 33,414 5.20 0.82 0.81
Alfa Romeo 2,576 364.00 5,792 424.00 0.16 0.14
Audi 20,090 7.40 50,052 9.70 1.22 1.22
Bentley 165 -33.70 487 -11.80 0.01 0.01
BMW 31,311 1.00 73,835 3.00 1.89 1.80
Buick 26,834 28.00 56,804 13.10 1.62 1.38
Cadillac 14,494 12.70 36,727 8.10 0.88 0.89
Chevrolet 199,367 15.60 490,919 4.10 12.07 11.95
Chrysler 19,499 15.00 46,233 -2.00 1.18 1.13
Dodge 49,184 -2.00 116,971 -13.00 2.98 2.85
Fiat 1,544 -47.00 4,014 -44.00 0.09 0.10
Ford 233,669 3.60 574,332 -2.20 14.14 13.98
Genesis 1,386 -21.03 4,362 -15.38 0.08 0.11
GMC 55,646 11.40 131,344 -1.70 3.37 3.20
Honda 128,855 2.60 329,077 -1.30 7.80 8.01
Hyundai 60,154 -10.90 144,515 -11.69 3.64 3.52
Infiniti 17,432 -4.60 40,887 -6.10 1.06 1.00
Jaguar 3,260 -34.00 8,049 -29.00 0.20 0.20
Jeep 98,382 45.00 228,105 21.00 5.95 5.55
Kia 50,645 2.46 126,945 -0.61 3.07 3.09
Land Rover 10,972 38.00 24,246 22.00 0.66 0.59
Lexus 27,032 -3.20 64,211 4.00 1.64 1.56
Lincoln 9,352 -2.10 22,462 -17.10 0.57 0.55
Maserati 885 -32.50 2,713 -17.50 0.05 0.07
Mazda 33,302 35.70 83,995 21.60 2.02 2.04
Mercedes-Benz ^ 28,407 -2.40 78,474 -0.80 1.72 1.91
Mini 4,531 -9.10 10,533 2.80 0.27 0.26
Mitsubishi 14,319 21.70 35,772 22.73 0.87 0.87
Nissan 145,103 -3.60 375,116 0.50 8.78 9.13
Porsche 4,756 6.20 13,954 9.70 0.29 0.34
Ram 44,878 -13.00 113,654 -14.00 2.72 2.77
Smart 110 -71.70 321 -69.70 0.01 0.01
Subaru 58,097 5.90 149,703 3.80 3.52 3.64
Tesla 6,000 36.40 18,000 36.40 0.36 0.44
Toyota/Scion 195,750 4.50 507,822 7.90 11.85 12.36
Volkswagen 32,548 17.80 83,952 10.00 1.97 2.04
Volvo 8,233 53.70 20,083 49.00 0.50 0.49
Brand Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,652,305 Sum Total 453.53 Sum Total 4,107,875 Sum Total 420.75 Sum Total 100.03 Sum Total 100.01
Average 44,656.9 Average 12.26 Average 111,023.6 Average 11.37 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 296,341 15.70 715,794 3.80 17.94 17.42
Ford Motor Company 243,021 3.40 596,794 -2.90 0.00 0.00
Toyota Motor Corporation 222,782 3.50 572,033 7.40 13.48 13.93
FCA/Chrysler Group 216,948 13.30 517,482 0.70 13.13 12.60
Honda Motor Company 142,392 3.80 362,491 -0.80 8.62 8.82
Nissan Motor Company 176,854 -2.07 451,775 1.29 10.70 11.00
Hyundai-Kia 112,185 -5.48 275,822 -6.98 6.79 6.71
Volkswagen Group * 57,649 12.70 148,715 9.80 3.49 3.62
Daimler 31,484 -2.70 86,981 -0.70 0.00 0.00
BMW-Mini 35,842 -0.40 84,368 3.00 0.00 0.00
Jaguar-Land Rover 14,232 10.00 32,295 3.00 0.86 0.79
Volvo 8,233 53.70 20,083 49.00 0.00 0.00
Subaru 58,097 5.90 149,703 3.80 3.52 3.64
Mazda 33,302 35.70 83,995 21.60 2.02 2.04
Tesla*** 6,000 36.40 18,000 36.40 0.36 0.44
Automaker Month Change YTD YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Sum Total 1,655,362 Sum Total 183.45 Sum Total 4,116,331 Sum Total 128.41 Sum Total 80.91 Sum Total 81.01
Average 110,357.5 Average 12.23 Average 274,422.1 Average 8.56 Average 5.39 Average 5.40

 

Automaker Corporation Ranking – YTD Charts

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Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers
* Does not include Lamborghini :
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris: 2967
° 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: 110
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.