United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for March 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.
March 2018 turned out to be a record month in terms of sales volume in the US auto market. A 0.62% year-on-year increase across the market was driven predictably by upticks in SUV sales for many of the highest volume brands.
Ford brand: up 3.6% year-on-year with 7.3% increase in SUV sales. Toyota brand: increase of 4.5% year-on-year, fuelled by best-ever March sales of light trucks for the brand, with best first quarter for its trucks leading to best first quarter in a decade. Chevrolet crossover sales up 39% year-on-year, boosting the brand’s March sales by 15.6%. The top-three brands in the US auto market in March accounted for over 43,000 additional sales between them compared with the same month in 2017.
Closing out the first quarter, General Motors has increased its lead compared with Q1 2017 over Ford Motor Company; the former has seen sales increase 3.8% year-to-date, while the latter’s sales are down almost 3% year-to-date.
Toyota Motor Corporation’s overall sales in the first quarter put it just 26,000 units behind Ford Motor Company, compared with a gap of over 80,000 units between the two automakers this time last year.
Fiat Chrysler rounded out March 2018 with its best results since March 2001, with sales of vehicles from the Jeep and to a lesser extent Chrysler brands behind most of its strong performance.
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.
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.
* Does not include Lamborghini :
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris: 2967
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
estimate for Rolls Royce: 112
estimate for Aston Martin: 160
estimate for McLaren: 110
WSJ estimate for Ferrari: 100
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.