April 2017 U.S. Auto Sales Preview

Discussion in 'General' started by xcel, May 3, 2017.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    First I will start with the Top 10.

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    Notice the RAM. For the second month in a row it outsold the Silverado. The Accord broke back into the Top 10 with the Altima falling off.

    It was a tough month for GM in terms of their profit center(s) with the Silverado, SIerra, Colorado, and Canyon being outsold by the F-Series.

    The entire industry is beginning to slow however. How long they will be able to maintain profit margins with mildly sinking sales remains to be seen. Ford's weak quarter announced last week may be just the start of a longer term decline for everyone. There will still be profits but lower results on lower sales are surely in the cards for the U.S. market over the short to intermediate term.

    Do I sound like a Wall Street shill or what? ;)

    Wayne
     
  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    U.S. April 2017 Sales vs. April 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers

    GM April 2017 Sales Down 5.8% with 244,406 Vehicles sold
    Ford April 2017 Sales Down 7.2% with 214,695 Vehicles sold
    Toyota April 2017 Sales Down 4.4% with 201,926 Vehicles sold
    FCA April 2017 Sales Down 6.6% with 177,441 Vehicles sold
    Honda April 2017 Sales Down 7.0% with 138,386 Vehicles sold
    Nissan April 2017 Sales Down 1.5% with 121,998 Vehicles sold
    Hyundai April 2017 Sales were up 1.3% with 63,050 Vehicles sold
    Kia April 2017 Sales Down 5.6% with 53,358 Vehicles sold
    Subaru April 2017 Sales Up 4.0% with 52,368 Vehicles sold
    Mercedes-Benz April 2017 Sales Down 8.7% with 29,490 Vehicles sold
    VW April 2017 Sales Up 1.6% with 27,557 Vehicles sold
    BMW April 2017 Sales Down 12.2% with 26,105 Vehicles sold
    Mazda April 2017 Sales Down 7.8% with 24,164 Vehicles sold
    Audi April 2017 Sales Up 5.1% with 18,711 Vehicles sold
    Jaguar/Land Rover April 2017 Sales Up 34.5% with 8,441 Vehicles sold
    Mitsubishi April 2017 Sales Down 13.4% with 8,375 Vehicles sold
    Volvo April 2017 Sales Up 15.4% with 7,121 Vehicles sold
    Porsche April 2017 Sales Up 2.2% with 5,529 Vehicles sold

    In April, Honda moved ahead of Nissan, Kia ahead of Subaru, and both Mercedes-Benz and VW moved ahead of BMW.

    Wayne
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    GM's April 2017 Overall U.S. Sales results and highlights.

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    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    The U.S. Automobile April 2017 and April 2016 Market Share results.

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    U.S. Automobile April 2017 sales were off 4.0 percent on a volume basis (1.44 million vs 1.50 million) but just 0.7 percent on a DSR Daily Selling Rate basis. 26 selling days in April of 2017 vs 27 in April of 2016.

    I am still working on the Segment Top 10s but it could be a while before I have completed that entire list. I am still waiting on Hyundai to complete the Hybrid and EV results.

    Wayne
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    And the segment Top 10. I am still waiting for the Toyota HiHy and Camry Hybrid breakout to complete the Hybrid results.

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    Notice the highly regarded 2017 Toyota Prius Prime outsold the Volt for the first time and took the top spot in the electric segment.

    Kia’s Niro achieved sales of 2,939 sold and its sales volume is still climbing with another 235 units added from last month’s 2,704 sold.

    As described in the Top 10 segment in the OP, it was a tough month for GM in terms of their pickup truck profit centers.

    Wayne
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    I just received the Toyota HEV sales breakouts and was able to complete the Hybrid Segment Top 10. The Highlander Hybrid is being pushed as it has just passed the Camry Hybrid for the first time that I can recall?

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    Wayne
     
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