Ford’s F-Series share of the overall new vehicle market northward to 5.1% in January 2017 as auto sales slid 2%, year-over-year, and F-Series volume jumped 13%. “Only” 4.5% of the new vehicles sold in the United States in January 2016 were Ford pickup trucks.
With passenger cars down 13% in January and minivans plunging 21%, it was down to pickups and utility vehicles to pick up the slack.
The F-Series was not the only light truck to do so. SUVs/crossovers outsold passenger cars by a 17% margin in January, a sharp turnaround from January 2016 when cars outsold SUVs/crossovers by a 9% margin. Led by the all-new Honda CR-V and a surging Nissan Rogue, utility vehicle sales jumped 10% to form 43% of the overall market.
This will be a key theme in 2017. As automakers continue to bring all-new cars (Volvo V90) to market and replace powerful nameplates (Toyota Camry), car volume will fade relative to 2016. Utility vehicle volume will steadily grow, as replacements like the new Honda CR-V are joined by new vehicles such as the Audi Q8.
The table below is completely sortable, so when you click the column header to sort by vehicle names to showcase all Mazdas together, for example, you’ll also see the Mazda brand’s total.
Auto brands are shown in bold for differentiation between makes and models. Automakers are in bold and italicized. At any time, click the Rank column to return to the original format. If you’re on a mobile device, you may need to choose the full version of the site (at the bottom of the page) in order to use the sortable function.
Reminder: these are January 2017 rankings, but you can sort vehicles by prior year volume by clicking the January 2017 column header, or you can rank vehicles by improvements or declines using the % columns. Or, most importantly, you can list automakers together by selecting the Vehicle column header.
As always, you can find historical monthly and yearly sales figures for any of these vehicles by selecting a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page.
Source: Automakers & ANDC & WSJ * Italicized, asterisked, unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. ² Total Prius Family sales: down 16% to 7829. ³ Hyundai USA combines sales of the Genesis and Genesis Coupe. Mercedes-Benz USA, not GCBC, is also intermittently combining E-Class and CLS-Class sales figures and Sprinter and Metris vans. ° Overall market figure is a combination of all reported sales figures and HybridCars.com estimate for Tesla. ` FCA figures in this space include Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, and Ram. † Tesla figures are estimates from HybridCars.com. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for Aston Martin and Lotus in 2017’s first month were 87 and 15 units, respectively. Tesla, unfortunately, doesn’t release model-specific monthly U.S. sales data, but we source estimates from HybridCars.comandThe Wall Street Journal. HybridCars.com Model S sales estimate: down 8% to 1200. HybridCars.com Model X estimate: up 150% to 1000. WSJ Model S estimate: up 3% to 1900. WSJ Model X estimate: up 500% to 2100.