United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for December YTD 2017

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.

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Our Take on the Sales Data
Brand Rankings (table, charts)
Automaker Rankings (table, charts)
Previous YTD Ranking Reports
Automotive Data Disclosures


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

Despite gloomy forecasts and failing to surpass the previous year’s total for the first time since the financial crisis, US auto sales still managed to make it three years in a row with sales totalling over 17 million vehicles, the first time this has ever happened.

A record average deal price in December also helped ease the blow of slight negative sales growth.

For the year, sales overall dipped 2.2% (with only Volvo still to report at the time of writing) after December’s sales fell 5.5% overall on those in the 12th month of 2017.

Once again, the top four manufacturers – GM, Ford Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation and FCA – all reported a drop in sales for the year when compared with the year before, though Ford Motor Company managed to sneak in a 0.9% year-on-year improvement for December thanks mainly to strong sales at the Ford brand.

Nissan Motor Company overtakes Honda Motor Company to go fifth in the States for 2017. Both manufacturers saw growth in sales compared with last year’s year-end, with Nissan outstripping its Japanese rival thanks to a 2.2% lift overall. Nissan’s luxury brand, Infiniti reported its best ever sales for any year in 2017, with an 11% growth compared with 2016’s results thanks to its SUV and Crossover offering.

Subaru and Mercedes-Benz also broke records in the last month of the year, with Subaru posting its 73rd consecutive month of growth over equivalent previous months, and Mercedes-Benz going 10% higher than last December for its own record-breaking end to 2017.

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.

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US Automotive Brand Rankings – YTD Charts

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Automaker Rankings – 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 Corporation Ranking – YTD Charts

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Previous YTD Reports

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Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers
* Does not include Lamborghini :88
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris:
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
estimate for Rolls Royce: 110
estimate for Aston Martin:
estimate for McLaren:233
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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