Drag your eyes to to the bottom of this post and you’ll find out that American Honda sold just as many FCX fuel cell vehicles in the first three quarters of 2012 as Elements. It’s that sort of irrelevant info that keeps readers coming back to check out these all-important monthly auto sales standings.
They come for the top 30, they stay for the TSX Sport Wagon data.
September’s three new entries can be found in positions 234, 243, and 252. We’ll all see how far the Ford C-Max, Cadillac ATS, and Subaru XV Crosstrek have risen when October’s rankings are published a month from now.
After a steady rise earlier in the year, Ford’s Mustang has fallen back to 51st spot, four spots behind the Chevrolet Camaro. Better news for Ford comes from America’s best-selling vehicle, sales of which have risen 11% this year. The top-ranked F-Series is nearly 150,000 sales ahead of the second-ranked Toyota Camry.
Chrysler’s best-selling product is the eighth-ranked Ram P/U. GM fills in the third spot with the Silverado. Ford, Chrysler, and GM’s best-selling passenger cars are in 11th, 30th, and 14th places, respectively.
Two premium brands make appearances in the top 50 via BMW’s 48th-ranked 3-Series and the 49th-ranked Lexus RX. Oddly, the RX and Mustang sold in nearly identical numbers in the first nine months of last year; both have reported 18% gains this year.
With five models under one name, the Mini Cooper range is America’s 86th-best-selling vehicle. Two spots back is the Fiat 500, sales of which include the 500C. The style-centric Hyundai Veloster is in 99th spot. Scion’s FR-S was not able to climb up from its August YTD ranking; Subaru’s BRZ jumped over two cars but trails the Hyundai Equus and Chevrolet Caprice PPV.
Be aware: italicized lines lacking rankings are nothing more than available breakdowns, sales which are already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. For example, Toyota sold 314,788 Camrys, not 314,788 Camrys plus another 34,291 Camry Hybrids. An asterisk beside a vehicle’s name indicates a total which was not confirmed by the manufacturer’s monthly sales release. To find vehicles in quicker fashion, use your Command+F or Cntrl+F function to search.
Historical monthly and yearly sales results for 282 different vehicles can be accessed through the first dropdown menu at GCBC’s Sales Stats home or, for non-mobile users, near the top right of this page. That menu will lead you to a massive database of car-by-car sales information which, with obligatory acknowledgments of bias, is still an awfully good and awfully free resource.
Below, the year-to-date rankings of every new vehicle reported to have been sold in the United States in the first three quarters of 2012 begin with the top 30 and then after the jump continue with 235 more vehicles. At GoodCarBadCar, we call these the top 265 best-selling vehicles in America through September 2012.
Source: Manufacturers, ANDC, & HybridCars.com Red font indicates year-over-year declining sales Italicized unranked lines are nothing more than available breakdowns, already included in the model’s total, not in addition to the model’s total. Sales data for brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus, Maybach, Rolls-Royce etc. are unfortunately not broken down by model. estimates say sales for those brands through August were 612, 1350, 360, 180, 36, and 288, respectively. Total Maserati and Bentley volume is reported, but not by specific models. * = unconfirmed by manufacturer’s monthly report