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August 2018 YTD U.S. Vehicle Sales Rankings – The Best-Selling Vehicles In America

Here you will find the YTD Vehicle sales leaders in the United States for August 2018 YTD. Each month we compile passenger car sales data and reports for North American markets and analyze it to create the best selling list below.

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Our Take On The Vehicle sales Numbers

Many SUVs, light trucks and crossovers saw growth in August 2018, as several passenger cars posted sales short of August 2017’s totals.

In what should have been a month of easy wins for the industry on the back of hurricanes last August that hampered sales, across the board figures are fairly flat.

With incentive spending having featured heavily in a lot of brands’ strong numbers throughout the first half of the year – battling against high fuel prices – it is likely that through the second half sales will begin to dip. At the moment, a 16.7-million unit year is still on the cards, but the possibility of tariffs on European-imported vehicles could hamper sales if the US-Europe trade tussle heats up any further.

It’s not just European brands that will be affected by the tariffs either. Many commercial vans sold in the US market, including models from the likes of Ford and Ram imported from European facilities part-assembled before being completed and sold in the US.

Best Selling Vehicle Rankings

All Vehicle Sales Figures – This Month

This sales table shows the top vehicle sales performers in the United States, including their year on year growth rates both for the most recent month and year to date figures. Note that this table is sortable and that it fees the chart below. You can easily change the chart by filtering and sorting the below table.

For reference US = United States Sales for the month, US LY = Last Year’s United States Sales for the month, US vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate, YTD = United States Sales Year to Date, YTD LY = Last Year’s United States Year to Date Sales, YTD vs LY = The Year on Year Growth Rate.

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*GM sales figures are estimates as only quarterly totals are available.


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