U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – March 2019 YTD


UPDATE : Ford Motor Company will be releasing first quarter sales figures on April 4th at 9:15 AM EST.

We will report March 2019 Automotive Sales beginning on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 , beginning around 10AM ET.

Data will trickle in throughout the day with the numbers being finalized by EOD.

GCBC is also happy to announce that we will be adding quarterly sales reports and comparisons in addition to monthly sales comparisons beginning this quarter.

We will also be adding monthly sales tables and charts to the mix as well.

Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

This month marks the end of the first quarter giving us a look at Ford and GM’s sales numbers for the first time in the year.

Overall, more brands saw quarterly decreases than saw quarterly increases. That doesn’t necessarily bode well for the industry as a while. The increases, too, were on average more modest than the decreases, which further supports the case that sales are down. Two brands that stand out in terms of positive quarterly sales, include Jaguar and and Ram.

From a monthly perspective, Ram, Kia, VW, Mitsubishi, Volvo, and Jaguar all saw double-digit percentage increases over this time last year. Eight other brands also saw sales increases, though less pronounced. All other brands saw sales drop.

From a corporation standpoint, the sales breakdown was similar. More corporations saw sales decreases than increases. Most of those increases were modest whereas the sales decreases were more pronounced. There’s still a lot of 2019 to go, but first-quarter sales weren’t very strong.

U.S. Monthly Automotive Sales By Brand

Brand Month sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
Acura 14,408 13,537 6.43 36,385 33,414 8.89 0.90 0.21
Alfa Romeo 1,774 2,576 -31.13 4,286 5,792 -26.00 0.11 0.02
Audi 20,302 20,090 1.06 48,115 49,797 -3.38 1.26 0.28
BMW 32,228 31,311 2.93 73,888 73,835 0.07 2.01 0.43
Buick 18,426 26,834 -31.33 51,865 56,804 -8.69 1.15 0.30
Cadillac 12,788 14,494 -11.77 35,996 35,889 0.30 0.80 0.21
Chevrolet 160,486 199,367 -19.50 451,742 490,919 -7.98 9.99 2.62
Chrysler 12,169 19,499 -37.59 31,591 46,233 -31.67 0.76 0.18
Dodge 46,367 49,184 -5.73 110,517 116,971 -5.52 2.89 0.64
Fiat 847 1,544 -45.14 2,214 4,014 -44.84 0.05 0.01
Ford 199,651 233,669 -14.56 557,884 575,032 -2.98 12.43 3.24
Genesis 1,451 1,386 4.69 4,203 4,362 -3.65 0.09 0.02
GMC 44,614 55,646 -19.83 125,579 131,344 -4.39 2.78 0.73
Honda 134,101 128,585 4.29 333,402 328,807 1.40 8.35 1.93
Hyundai 61,177 60,152 1.70 147,585 144,514 2.13 3.81 0.86
Infiniti 13,406 17,432 -23.10 34,315 40,887 -16.07 0.83 0.20
Jaguar 3,679 3,011 22.19 10,222 7,820 30.72 0.23 0.06
Jeep 87,328 98,382 -11.24 212,804 228,105 -6.71 5.44 1.23
Kia 55,814 50,645 10.21 136,596 126,945 7.60 3.48 0.79
Land Rover 9,492 10,972 -13.49 25,028 24,246 3.23 0.59 0.15
Lexus 29,249 27,032 8.20 66,791 64,211 4.02 1.82 0.39
Lincoln 8,872 9,352 -5.13 24,874 22,462 10.74 0.55 0.14
Mazda 26,934 33,302 -19.12 70,831 83,995 -15.67 1.68 0.41
Mercedes-Benz 30,557 31,374 -2.60 78,667 86,660 -9.22 1.90 0.46
Mini 3,769 4,531 -16.82 8,905 10,533 -15.46 0.23 0.05
Mitsubishi 19,599 14,319 36.87 42,070 35,772 17.61 1.22 0.24
Nissan 137,362 145,103 -5.33 331,536 375,116 -11.62 8.55 1.92
Porsche 4,779 5,245 -8.88 15,024 15,308 -1.86 0.30 0.09
Ram 51,822 44,878 15.47 137,013 113,654 20.55 3.23 0.79
Smart 90 110 -18.18 231 321 -28.04 0.01 0.00
Subaru 61,601 58,097 6.03 156,754 149,703 4.71 3.84 0.91
Tesla 14,625 8,820 65.82 30,600 23,180 32.01 0.91 0.18
Toyota 185,698 199,908 -7.11 476,925 515,149 -7.42 11.56 2.77
Volkswagen 37,092 32,548 13.96 85,872 83,952 2.29 2.31 0.50
Volvo 9,569 8,463 13.07 22,058 20,306 8.63 0.60 0.13
∑ = 1,552,126 ∑ = 3,982,368

*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Figures displayed are the monthly average over the last 3 months.


U.S. Quarterly Automotive Sales By Brand


U.S. Automotive Sales By Brand – 2019 Monthly Scorecard


U.S. Monthly Automotive Sales By Manufacturer

Manufacturer Month sold2 Change YTD sold4 YTD Change Month Share YTD Share
BMW Group 35,997 35,842 0.43 82,793 84,368 -1.87 2.24 0.48
Daimler 30,647 31,484 -2.66 78,898 86,981 -9.29 1.91 0.46
FCA 200,307 216,948 -7.67 498,425 517,482 -3.68 12.47 2.89
Ford Motor Company 208,523 243,021 -14.20 582,758 597,494 -2.47 12.98 3.38
General Motors 236,314 296,341 -20.26 665,182 714,956 -6.96 14.71 3.86
Honda Motor Company 148,509 142,122 4.49 369,787 362,221 2.09 9.25 2.14
Hyundai Kia Auto Group 118,442 112,183 5.58 288,384 275,821 4.55 7.38 1.67
Jaguar Land Rover 13,171 13,983 -5.81 35,250 32,066 9.93 0.82 0.20
Mazda 26,934 33,302 -19.12 70,831 83,995 -15.67 1.68 0.41
Nissan Motor Co 170,367 176,854 -3.67 407,921 451,775 -9.71 10.61 2.37
Subaru Corporation 61,601 58,097 6.03 156,754 149,703 4.71 3.84 0.91
Tesla 14,625 8,820 65.82 30,600 23,180 32.01 0.91 0.18
Toyota Motor Corp 214,947 226,940 -5.28 543,716 579,360 -6.15 13.38 3.15
Volkswagen Group 62,173 57,963 7.26 149,011 149,212 -0.13 3.87 0.86
Volvo 9,569 8,463 13.07 22,058 20,306 8.63 0.60 0.13
∑ = 1,552,126 ∑ = 3,982,368


U.S. Quarterly Automotive Sales By Manufacturer

*General Motors and Ford are now reporting quarterly.


U.S. Automotive Sales By Manufacturer – 2019 Scorecard


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 the end of each quarter.


° 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.