United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for February 2019
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
U.S. auto sales fared better in February of 2019 than they did in January. It’s important to note that Ford and GM sales numbers are not included in these reports. Both companies report sales in the U.S. quarterly now.
With that said, the leading brands and automakers saw drops in sales. When compared with this time last year. It was the same story for the top-selling brands and companies for the year-to-date numbers.
Toyota led the way in terms of overall sales volume beating its nearest competitor by around 50,000 units in the month of February. Honda and Nissan were neck and neck for second, with Nissan sneaking away with the second place spot for the month by fewer than 1,000 sales.
Notable sales increases over this time last year for brands include Ram, Jaguar, Volvo, and Land Rover and Acura. All of them saw double-digit increases in sales, though some were far more dramatic than others.
On the sale decrease side of things for the month of February, Nissan, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Infiniti, Chrysler, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, and Smart all saw double-digit sales decreases.
As far as companies go, Toyota led the way followed by FCA. Then came Nissan and Honda. All of the top four companies saw sales decreases, though most were small drops.
Nissan saw the second largest drop of any company with a decrease of over 10 percent. Daimler saw the largest drop of any company with a decrease of over 12 percent. Jaguar Land Rover saw an increase of nearly 29 percent.
As far as the year-to-date numbers go, it was more of the same with minor changes in percentages. One notable change was Honda. It managed to squeak out a sales increase.
It is important to mention again than Ford and GM numbers are not included here. Judging by last year’s sales numbers, both companies would have placed somewhere in the top half of both tables.
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|
|∑ = 1,257,589||∑ = 2,430,242|
*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Figures displayed are the monthly average over the last 3 months.
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|
|Ford Motor Company||185,353||194,062||-4.49||374,235||354,473||5.58||11.54||2.17|
|Honda Motor Company||115,139||115,557||-0.36||221,278||220,099||0.54||7.17||1.28|
|Hyundai Kia Auto Group||90,546||86,767||4.36||169,942||163,638||3.85||5.64||0.99|
|Jaguar Land Rover||11,616||9,013||28.88||22,079||18,083||22.10||0.72||0.13|
|Nissan Motor Co||128,102||142,903||-10.36||237,554||274,921||-13.59||7.98||1.38|
|Toyota Motor Corp||172,748||185,364||-6.81||328,769||352,420||-6.71||10.76||1.91|
|∑ = 1,257,589||∑ = 2,430,242|
*General Motors and Ford are now reporting quarterly.
Automotive Data Disclosures
Important note: Both Ford and GM have switched to quarterly reporting, making it more difficult to accurately gauge crossover sales. We won’t have results to report for Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Ford or Lincoln until April 2019.
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.