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


United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for September 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.


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

For the first time in more than a decade, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles outsold Ford Motor Company in September 2018.

The last time FCA’s collective brands outsold those under the blue oval was January 2007, with this month’s surge coming on the back of – you guessed it – strong SUV sales from its Jeep brand as well as a boost in RAM sales.

FCA bucked a trend across the US market that saw most manufacturers sales falling year-on-year in September, with one fewer selling day in the month compared with in 2017.

Tesla’s sales fortunes continue to go against the market direction as it powers through as many Model 3 deliveries as it can despite the departure of Chairman Elon Musk amidst his settlement with the SEC over a Tweet about taking the company private earlier in the year, while BMW and Volvo also rounded off the third quarter with a month of sales growth, though in the German premium manufacturer’s case it was by just 0.21%.

General Motor’s reporting of its results for Q3 2018 showed that after nine months its overall sales are around 1.65% behind its performance to the end of September 2017, though it remains by far America’s biggest automaker by sales volume delivered for the year so far.


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 sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 13,511 12,946 4.36 114,483 114,126 0.31 0.94 0.88
Alfa Romeo 1,639 1,268 29.26 18,160 7,352 147.01 0.11 0.14
Audi 19,350 19,014 1.77 164,834 158,615 3.92 1.34 1.26
BMW 25,908 25,571 1.32 225,065 220,175 2.22 1.80 1.73
Buick 15,101 16,737 -9.77 155,481 159,830 -2.72 1.05 1.19
Cadillac 12,409 14,003 -11.38 112,398 103,227 8.88 0.86 0.86
Chevrolet 159,171 199,801 -20.34 1,485,027 1,516,188 -2.06 11.05 11.39
Chrysler 14,683 15,759 -6.83 127,156 143,809 -11.58 1.02 0.98
Dodge 42,101 29,938 40.63 359,728 365,790 -1.66 2.92 2.76
Fiat 1,185 2,206 -46.28 12,084 21,252 -43.14 0.08 0.09
Ford 188,328 226,940 -17.01 1,808,326 1,859,764 -2.77 13.07 13.87
Genesis 419 1,736 -75.86 8,909 15,102 -41.01 0.03 0.07
GMC 41,584 47,329 -12.14 395,926 405,634 -2.39 2.89 3.04
Honda 119,157 129,776 -8.18 1,092,247 1,115,400 -2.08 8.27 8.38
Hyundai 56,940 55,270 3.02 492,791 496,637 -0.77 3.95 3.78
Infiniti 12,536 12,745 -1.64 105,249 113,714 -7.44 0.87 0.81
Jaguar 2,040 3,296 -38.11 20,947 30,520 -31.37 0.14 0.16
Jeep 83,764 73,409 14.11 746,194 622,242 19.92 5.81 5.72
Kia 51,503 52,468 -1.84 452,042 457,930 -1.29 3.57 3.47
Land Rover 6,966 6,407 8.72 65,133 54,068 20.46 0.48 0.50
Lexus 24,597 26,196 -6.10 213,616 218,903 -2.42 1.71 1.64
Lincoln 8,168 8,802 -7.20 75,280 82,722 -9.00 0.57 0.58
Mazda 21,257 25,737 -17.41 235,122 220,296 6.73 1.48 1.80
Mercedes-Benz 30,617 36,262 -15.57 254,698 299,833 -15.05 2.12 1.95
Mini 3,461 3,736 -7.36 34,193 34,784 -1.70 0.24 0.26
Mitsubishi 7,705 8,430 -8.60 93,398 79,195 17.93 0.53 0.72
Nissan 110,283 127,187 -13.29 1,019,433 1,082,527 -5.83 7.65 7.82
Porsche 5,102 5,493 -7.12 44,540 45,102 -1.25 0.35 0.34
Ram 56,447 51,686 9.21 416,661 418,693 -0.49 3.92 3.20
Smart 98 241 -59.34 959 2,635 -63.61 0.01 0.01
Subaru 57,044 55,120 3.49 503,418 478,848 5.13 3.96 3.86
Tesla 29,975 4,517 563.60 119,992 35,317 239.76 2.08 0.92
Toyota 178,501 200,428 -10.94 1,706,410 1,611,620 5.88 12.39 13.09
Volkswagen 30,555 32,112 -4.85 266,217 252,456 5.45 2.12 2.04
Volvo 8,715 7,900 10.32 69,981 56,893 23.00 0.60 0.54
Total 1,440,820 Total 13,016,098

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Figures displayed are the monthly average over the last 3 months (by total sell days).

7:50 PM – Added Audi

6:00 PM – Audi is the last remaining brand and has not reported as of this time. The full table with marketshare will be updated on 10/3.

1:30 PM – Added Mercedes, Smart

1:20 PM – Added Subaru, BMW. Mini, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mazda, Hyundai, Genesis

12:00 PM – Added Porsche

11:30AM – Added Nissan, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Volkswagen, Volvo

11:00 AM – Added Buick, Cadillac, GMC, Chevrolet, Honda, Acura

10:30 AM – Added Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Alfa Romeo

9:45AM – Added Toyota, Lexus

9:30AM – Added Ford, Lincoln, Tesla

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.

Manufacturer Month sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
BMW Group 29,369 29,307 0.21 259,258 254,959 1.69 2.04 1.99
Daimler 30,715 36,503 -15.86 255,657 302,468 -15.48 2.13 1.96
FCA 199,819 175,385 13.93 1,683,086 1,589,201 5.91 13.87 12.91
Ford Motor Company 196,496 235,742 -16.65 1,883,606 1,942,486 -3.03 13.64 14.44
General Motors 228,265 277,870 -17.85 2,148,832 2,184,879 -1.65 15.84 16.48
Honda Motor Company 132,668 142,722 -7.04 1,206,730 1,229,526 -1.85 9.21 9.25
Hyundai Kia Auto Group 108,862 109,474 -0.56 953,742 969,669 -1.64 7.56 7.31
Jaguar Land Rover 9,006 9,703 -7.18 86,080 84,588 1.76 0.63 0.66
Mazda 21,257 25,737 -17.41 235,122 220,296 6.73 1.48 1.80
Nissan Motor Co 130,524 148,362 -12.02 1,218,080 1,275,436 -4.50 9.06 9.34
Subaru Corporation 57,044 55,120 3.49 503,418 478,848 5.13 3.96 3.86
Tesla 29,975 4,517 563.60 119,992 35,317 239.76 2.08 0.92
Toyota Motor Corp 203,098 226,632 -10.38 1,920,026 1,830,720 4.88 14.10 14.72
Volkswagen Group 55,007 56,775 -3.11 475,746 457,845 3.91 3.82 3.65
Volvo 8,715 7,900 10.32 69,981 56,893 23.00 0.60 0.54
Total 1,440,820 Total 13,019,356

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly.

 

 

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:
estimate for Aston Martin:
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.