August Automotive Brand Rankings

Our Take On August Year-to-Date Auto Sales Brand and Corporation Rankings

Nissan Motor Company creeps ahead of its previous year’s YTD, making up last month’s 1.1% deficit to go 0.4% ahead of where it was at the end of August last year. The Japanese manufacturer joins Volkswagen Group and Jaguar Land Rover as the only of the eleven companies to improve on 2016’s performance.

The Ford brand retook first place from Toyota/Scion, selling the most cars of any brand in August 2017 in the US, though overall Toyota Motor Company still sold more than Ford Motor Company when all brands were added up.

General Motors Corporation stretches its market share in the US to 18.66% after August was its best month in sales terms of 2017. Chevrolet and GMC each saw an upturn in sales, with Chevrolet sales knocking on the door of 200k in the 27 selling days of August.

Meanwhile, success story-of-the-year Subaru’s market share increased once again in August, and now stands at 4.28% for 2017. The shift in demand towards robust crossovers has suited the brand well, as their core product has generally been rugged vehicles with 4×4 drivetrains.

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Brand Rankings (table, charts)
Automaker Rankings (table, charts)
Previous YTD Ranking Reports
Automotive Data Disclosures

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.

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Brand Rankings – YTD – Charts

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Automaker Rankings – August 2017 YTD

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.

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Automaker Rankings – August 2017 YTD – Charts

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Previous YTD Reports

July 2017August 2016

Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers
* Does not include Lamborghini : 88
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris:  3581
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
estimate for Tesla: 4400
estimate for Rolls Royce:
estimate for Aston Martin:
estimate for McLaren:
WSJ estimate for Ferrari:
† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers.

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U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – July 2017
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – 2016 Year End
U.S. Auto Sales Brand Rankings – August 2016

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