Silverado tops 50k in February. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Mar. 1, 2017 2017 Chevrolet Silverado in 2WD and WT trim starts at $28,880 incl. $1,295 D&H. It provides owners with an 18/24 mpgUS city/highway rating with the 285 hp and 305 lb-ft. of torque 4.3L V6 mated to a 6-speed AT. Expect a minimum $6k off for the base truck and up to $14k off when moving up to higher more expensive trims. GM February 2017 Sales Overview In February, GM sold 237,388 vehicles, up 4.2 percent over the 227,825 sold in February of 2016. Retail sales were up 5 percent with 188,715 vehicles sold. For the year to date, the company sold 433,297 vehicles, up 0.4 percent over the 431,570 sold through the same period of 2016. GM’s average transaction prices (ATPs) rose $570 per vehicle to a new February record of $34,900. Commercial deliveries were up 7 percent, driven by an 11 percent increase in pickups. Government sales were up 4 percent and daily rental deliveries were down 2 percent. Total fleet sales were up 2 percent. GM February 2017 Sales Highlights Chevrolet Crossovers set a February sales record led by the Equinox with 22,464 vehicles sold, up 13.3 percent over the 19,825 sold in February of 2016. YTD sales of 40,038 was up 4.3 percent over the 38,399 sold during the same period of 2016. The big winner was the Silverado with deliveries of 50,504 vehicles, up 17.1 percent over the 43,136 sold in February of 2016. Year to date sales of 86,057 was up 6.2 percent over the 80,999 sold through the same period of 2016. 2017 Chevrolet Silverado High Country The Volt also achieved its best February sales total in history with deliveries of 1,820 vehicles, up 61.6 percent over the 1,126 sold in February of 2016. Year to date sales of 3,431 vehicles is up 61.7 percent over the 2,122 sold through the same period of 2016. The award winning Chevrolet Bolt EV achieved sales of 952, off slightly from the 1,162 delivered in January of 2017. U.S. February 2017 Sales vs. February 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM February 2017 Sales Up 4.2% with 237,388 Vehicles sold Ford February 2017 Sales Down 4.0% with 208,440 Vehicles sold Toyota February 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 174,339 Vehicles sold FCA February 2017 Sales Down 10.1% with 168,326 Vehicles sold Nissan February 2017 Sales Up 1.2 % with 122,003 Vehicles sold Honda February 2017 Sales Up 2.3% with 121,686 Vehicles sold Hyundai February 2017 Sales were flat with 53,020 Vehicles sold Subaru February 2017 Sales Up 8.3% with 45,500 Vehicles sold Kia February 2017 Sales Down 14.2% with 42,673 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz February 2017 Sales Up 6.8% with 27,383 Vehicles Sold VW February 2017 Sales Up 12.7% with 25,145 Vehicles sold BMW February 2017 Sales Down 2.5% with 24,712 Vehicles sold Mazda February 2017 Sales Up 5.9% with 22,824 Vehicles sold Audi February 2017 Sales Up 17.3% with 13,741 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi February 2017 Sales Up 38.8% with 10,924 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover February 2017 Sales Up 16.4% with 9,231 Vehicles sold Volvo February 2017 Sales Down 11.6% with 4,651 Vehicles sold Porsche February 2017 Sales Up 2.1% with 3,637 Vehicles sold In February, BMW moved ahead of Mazda, Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover, and Volvo moved ahead of Porsche. In terms of Market Share, GM was a clear winner in February with a 0.9 percent gain over February of 2016. Nissan was up 0.5 percent while both Kia and Toyota took a 0.5 and 0.8 percent hit respectively. Regarding segment sales totals, Silverado and Sierra outsold the F-Series. Consider the Niro’s first full month sales totals. From nothing to the 4th best-selling Hybrid in the country! The Prius moved back ahead of the surprisingly strong Fusion Hybrid. Remember the Fusion Hybrid outsold the Prius last month for the first time in history. YTD, sales of the Prius (9,971) are ahead of the Fusion Hybrid (9,795) by just 176 vehicles. With the Ioniq entering the C-segment hatch hybrid space, the Prius may lose more sales than the midsize sedan based Fusion Hybrid. It will be a very interesting year based on the monthly and yearly sales results. February sales exceeded 17 million vehicles for the eighth straight month although February sales were off 0.01 million vs. February of 2016. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles was approximately 17.5 million vehicles.