The Top-Selling Vehicles in the U.S Automotive Market for 2016
At traditional U.S. brands, however – Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Chrysler, Buick, Cadillac, Lincoln, and Tesla – U.S. sales of passenger cars plunged 13%. Among the 37 nameplates collecting sales for those marques over the course of the 2016 calendar year, including defunct nameplates such as the Dodge Avenger and all-new entries such as the Lincoln Continental and Chevrolet Bolt, only seven established models generated more sales activity in 2016 than in 2015.
The fastest-growing was the Chevrolet Volt, which is all new for 2016. Volt sales jumped 61% to 24,739 units, good enough for 22nd among these U.S. nameplates, 61st among cars overall, and 144th among vehicles overall. 2016 was the Volt’s best annual performance to date. Among continuing nameplates, vehicles which unlike the Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart have not been discontinued, the most rapid decline in 2016 belonged to the Ford Fiesta, which tumbled 24%.