United States Automotive Market: Brand and Corporation Sales Rankings for August 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.


Our Take Brand & Corporation Rankings

August brought mixed fortunes across the US auto market, with growing anxiety over the possible imposition of tariffs weighing heavy on the minds of many in the industry.

The country’s second-biggest automaker by vehicles sold, Ford, grew its sales by more than 4.1% compared with the same month a year ago – a month when sales were hampered somewhat by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.

That rise comes on the back of Ford-branded SUVs – up 21% in August – as well as another month of strong F-Series sales.

Toyota saw sales fall in August but remains up 5.74% for the year so far. The Toyota brand, which makes up the majority of its sales, dropped by 1.2%, with a 7.1% drop at Lexus bringing that total down further overall. Both Toyota and Lexus car volumes fell (by 15.1% and 19.7% respectively) as SUVs and pickups grew – though for Lexus SUVs the year-on-year difference was incremental.


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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*General Motors is now reporting quarterly. Figures displayed are the monthly average over the last 3 months.

** Estimates

***Tesla and Mazda figures to be added on Sept 5th.

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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*General Motors is now reporting quarterly.

**Early morning error on Ford has been corrected – trucks are now included in totals.

***Tesla and Mazda figures to be added on Sept 5th.

 

Automotive Data Disclosures

Source: Automakers
* Does not include Lamborghini :
^ Excluding Sprinter/Metris: 3745
° Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram = FCA
WSJ estimate for Tesla:
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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