Cars all experienced fall offs other than LEAF. Murano, Frontier, and Titan power October sales. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Nov. 2, 2016 2016 Nissan Murano FWD - $30,905 including mats and the $940 D&H charge and rated at 21/28 mpg city/highway. Last week Nissan was recognized as the most fuel efficient full-line automaker in the United States for the third consecutive year according to the 2016 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends" Report. Within that report, passenger vehicles achieved record-high fuel efficiency while outperforming the greenhouse gas emission standards in model year 2015. The GHG Manufacturer Performance Report found that automakers went beyond the model year (MY) 2015 standards by an average 7 grams of CO2/mile, equivalent to 0.9 mpg, even as the fleet-wide standard became more stringent by 13 grams of CO2/mile. The 2016 CO2 and Fuel Economy Trends Report stated that MY 2015 vehicles’ fuel efficiency increased by 0.5 mpg to a record 24.8 mpg, with improvements across all vehicle types – including passenger cars, SUVs, vans and minivans, and light duty pickup trucks. Since 2011, the year before the national Greenhouse Gas and Fuel economy standards for passenger vehicles took effect, fuel economy has increased by 2.4 mpg, and CO2 emissions per mile traveled have decreased by 10 percent. Along with the praise for improved efficiency, the EPA stated that more than 100 MY 2016 vehicles available today already meet the 2020 standards. Regarding the number one rated full line manufacturer, Nissan’s adjusted fleet-wide fuel economy rating of 28.3 was highest. Nissan's 28.3 mpg combined adjusted mpg rating, based on 2015 MY Nissan and Infiniti vehicles, marks a 1.3 combined adjusted mpg improvement over its 2014 MY rating. Nissan October 2016 U.S. Sales Overview Nissan (Nissan and Infiniti combined) sold 113,520 vehicles October, down 2.2 percent from the 116,047 sold in October of 2015. With 2 fewer selling days, the Daily Selling Rate (DSR) was actually up 5.3 percent. Nissan CUVs and truck sales rose 12.7 percent, setting an October record. YTD sales of 1,296,544 is up 4.7 percent over the 1,238,535 sold through the same period of 2015. There were three standouts including the Murano CUV and both the Frontier and Titan pickup trucks. The Murano crossover set an October sales record, with 10,701 sold, up 100.0 percent over the 5,350 sold in October of 2015. YTD sales of 71,483 were up 42.3 percent over the 50,250 sold through the same period of 2015. Out on the highway, there are few CUVs as large or powerful that are as efficient or surround you in luxury. It is also very affordable. 2016 Nissan Murano The aging Frontier experienced October sales of 6,364 trucks, up 33.6 percent over the 4,764 sold in October of 2015. YTD sales of 75,752 is up 45.6 percent over the 52,025 sold through the same period of 2015. Finally the Titan is beginning to make up for its very slow start. 3,181 trucks were sold in October, up 260.7 percent over the 882 previous gen trucks sold in October of 2015. YTD sales of 14,155 are up 36.1 percent over the 10,403 sold through the same period of 2015. Notice how close the 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid is to taking over the #1 spot held onto by the 4th gen Prius? The Prius has never been outsold by any Hybrid since the introduction of the 2nd gen as a 2004 MY offering way back in late 2003. If the Fusion Hybrid sells just another 550 units next month over this and Prius sales stay flat at this new extremely low sales level, the long held dominance of the Prius could be in jeopardy. Think what could happen if the upcoming Hyundai Ioniq arrives with a similar level of efficiency and lower price? October 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In October, GM’s U.S. market share was up a significant 0.7 percent while both Toyota and FCAs were down 0.5 and 0.7 percent respectively. On a volume basis, October of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.37 million vehicles was down 4.9 percent below October of 2015s 1.44 million vehicle sales result. Remember that there were 2 fewer selling days in October of 2016 or 7.8 percent fewer selling days. 2016 YTD sales of 14.42 million is down 0.3 percent above the 14.46 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015 with 2 (or 0.8 percent) fewer selling days. U.S. October 2016 Sales vs. October 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 19 Automobile Manufacturers GM October 2016 Sales Down 1.7% with 258,626 Vehicles Sold Ford October 2016 Sales Down 11.7% with 188,813 Vehicles Sold Toyota October 2016 Sales Down 8.7% with 186,295 Vehicles Sold FCA October 2016 Sales Down 10.3% with 176,609 Vehicles Sold Honda October 2016 Sales Down 4.2% with 126,161 Vehicles Sold Nissan October 2016 Sales Down 2.2% with 113,520 Vehicles Sold Hyundai October 2016 Sales Up 4.2% with 62,505 Vehicles Sold Subaru October 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 53,760 Vehicles Sold Kia October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 48,977 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz October 2016 Sales Down 2.1% with 31,801 Vehicles Sold BMW October 2016 Sales Down 16.6% with 27,971 Vehicles Sold VW October 2016 Sales Down 18.5% with 24,779 Vehicles Sold Mazda October 2016 Sales Down 10.8% with 22,711 Vehicles Sold Audi October 2016 Sales Up 0.1% with 17,721 Vehicles Sold Mitsubishi October 2016 Sales Up 2.8% with 7,637 Vehicles Sold Volvo October 2016 Sales Down 14.4% with 6,340 Vehicles Sold Land Rover October 2016 Sales Down 23.2% with 5,532 Vehicles Sold Porsche October 2016 Sales Up 10.7% with 4,506 Vehicles Sold Jaguar October 2016 Sales Up 226% with 3,219 Vehicles Sold In October, VW moved back ahead of Mazda to take the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in October was 18.0 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.