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


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for April 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

April 2018 seems to have been another month of SUV domination, though that’s hardly the surprise of the century.

Volkswagen USA reported that SUVs have made up more than 50% of its sales year-to-date, BMW SUVs made up over 51% of the brand’s sales in April, Hyundai SUVs sold an all-time record volume in 2018’s fourth month, making up 45.7% of the brand’s total sales.

Meanwhile, Ford last month announced its plans in April to phase out the Fusion, Taurus and Fiesta passenger cars.

A drop of two selling days compared with last April hit a lot of major brands’ final totals for the month, with Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Honda among those to see significant drops towards the upper end of the brand table.

Fiat Chrysler bucked the trend in style, with a 20% year-on-year increase at Jeep – buoyed once again by a record month of Wrangler sales – saw the automaker’s total sales for the month increase by 4.3% at a time when Ford Motor Company and Toyota Motor North America – the two major automakers to have reported that sit above FCA in the manufacturer standings – saw sales drop by 4.7% year-on-year.

April was the first month of General Motors’ new regime of reporting sales quarterly, with the manufacturer saying the decision was based on its focus on longer term results.

Nissan saw the steepest year-on-year drop in volume in April, with sales down 26% eliminating a 1.3% year-to-date lead over the automaker’s 2017 performance from the end of March. Sales fell for all but three models that Nissan Motor Company manufacturers – with the luxury Inifiniti QX50 and QX60 posting sales growth as well as the all-electric Leaf.


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 11,888 -15.90 45,302 -1.30 1.06 1.00
Alfa Romeo 1,847 173.00 7,639 328.00 0.16 0.17
Audi 19,104 2.10 69,156 7.50 1.71 1.53
Bentley 165 -1.80 652 -9.40 0.01 0.01
BMW 23,482 3.80 97,317 3.20 2.10 2.15
Buick* 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cadillac* 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chevrolet* 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Chrysler 14,189 -18.00 60,422 -6.00 1.27 1.34
Dodge 40,994 4.00 157,965 -9.00 3.66 3.50
Fiat 1,404 -45.00 5,418 -45.00 0.13 0.12
Ford 195,338 -4.30 769,670 -2.80 17.44 17.03
Genesis 1,028 -25.56 5,390 -17.53 0.09 0.12
GMC* 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Honda 113,813 -8.40 442,890 -3.30 10.16 9.80
Hyundai 55,035 -10.76 199,550 -11.43 4.91 4.42
Infiniti 8,960 -17.00 49,847 -8.30 0.80 1.10
Jaguar 2,019 -37.00 10,068 -31.00 0.18 0.22
Jeep 82,641 20.00 310,746 21.00 7.38 6.88
Kia 50,585 -5.20 177,530 -1.96 4.52 3.93
Land Rover 6,448 24.00 30,694 22.00 0.58 0.68
Lexus 21,642 -2.10 85,853 2.00 1.93 1.90
Lincoln 8,518 -12.10 30,980 -15.80 0.76 0.69
Maserati 950 -24.90 3,663 -19.60 0.08 0.08
Mazda 23,056 -4.60 107,051 14.80 2.06 2.37
Mercedes-Benz ^ 30,522 4.80 116,682 0.85 2.73 2.58
Mini 3,731 7.20 14,264 3.90 0.33 0.32
Mitsubishi 7,990 -4.60 43,762 16.60 0.71 0.97
Nissan 78,804 -29.10 453,920 -6.30 7.04 10.04
Porsche 5,570 0.70 19,524 7.00 0.50 0.43
Ram 43,074 -9.00 156,728 -13.00 3.85 3.47
Smart 93 -74.50 414 -71.00 0.01 0.01
Subaru 53,170 1.50 202,873 3.20 4.75 4.49
Tesla 6,000 36.40 24,000 36.40 0.54 0.53
Toyota/Scion 170,706 -5.10 678,528 4.30 15.24 15.01
Volkswagen 28,794 4.50 112,746 8.57 2.57 2.49
Volvo 8,333 17.00 28,416 37.90 0.74 0.63
Total 1,119,893 Total 4,519,660

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Estimates only.

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* 0 0.00 0 0.00 0.00 0.00
Ford Motor Company 203,856 -4.70 800,650 -3.30 18.20 17.71
Toyota Motor Corporation 192,348 -4.70 764,381 4.10 17.18 16.91
FCA/Chrysler Group 185,099 4.30 702,571 1.60 16.53 15.54
Honda Motor Company 125,701 -9.20 488,192 -3.10 11.22 10.80
Nissan Motor Company 95,754 -26.60 547,529 -5.00 8.55 12.11
Hyundai-Kia 106,648 -8.38 382,470 -7.38 9.52 8.46
Volkswagen Group * 53,723 3.20 202,438 8.00 4.80 4.48
Daimler 30,115 2.10 117,096 0.00 2.69 2.59
BMW-Mini 27,213 4.20 111,582 3.30 2.43 2.47
Jaguar-Land Rover 8,467 0.00 40,762 3.00 0.76 0.90
Volvo 8,333 17.00 28,416 37.90 0.74 0.63
Subaru 53,170 1.50 202,873 3.20 4.75 4.49
Mazda 23,056 -4.60 107,051 14.80 2.06 2.37
Tesla*** 6,000 36.40 24,000 36.40 0.54 0.53
Total 1,119,483 Total 4,520,011

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Estimates only.

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.