Accord, CR-V, and Civic all back over 30k again. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 1, 2017 2017 Honda CR-V - As a FWD in EX-T trim, it starts at $27,635 incl. the $940 D&H charge and includes the award winning 1.5L turbo which offers owners an incredible 28/34 mpgUS city/highway rating. As fully loaded AWD Touring trim with all the fixins incl. the 18" alloys and 235/60R18 tires, $34,595 incl. D&H while rated at 27/33 mpgUS city/highway. Honda May 2017 Sales Overview Honda reported it sold 148,414 Honda and Acura vehicles in May, an increase of 0.9 percent over the 147,109 sold in May of 2016. On a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis, sales were off 3.1 percent. YTD sales of 652,093 were down 0.2 percent from the 653,640 sold through the same period of 2016. Honda May sales of 134,475 on its own rose 0.7 percent over the 133,457 sold in May of 2016. Honda truck sales were up 5.6 percent while car sales were down 3.4 percent. Acura May sales of 13,939 vehicles was up 2.8 percent over the 13,561 sold in May of 2016. Civic May sales of 31,989 is down 9.6 percent below the 35,396 sold in May of 2016. YTD sales of 144,854 are down 8.3 percent vs the 158,030 sold through the same period of 2016. Honda stated that the 10th generation Honda Civic has exceeded 500,000 vehicles since its introduction in November of 2015. It is also the best-selling passenger car in America on a retail basis in 2017 YTD. The Accord achieved May sales of 33,547 vehicles, up 5.0 percent over the 31,949 sold in May of 2016. A very good month when most OEMs experienced car sales declines! YTD sales of 130,300 are down 7.3 percent below the 140,548 sold through the same period of 2016. While not the absolute Honda sales leader, CR-V sales were still noteworthy. In May, CR-V sales of 32,186 was up 9.6 percent over the 29,359 sold through the same period of 2016. YTD sales of 158,914 are up 22.8 percent over the 129,460 sold through the same period of 2016. It shows CUVs are still white hot but more importantly, the 17 CR-V refresh is resonating well with the public. The U.S. Automobile May 2017 vs. May 2016 Market Share results. To begin, Ford outselling GM in May and gaining 0.5 percent market share was the big news. Both Hyundai and FCA lost .6 percent market share. The Accord broke back into the Top 10 last month and this month moved to number 5. I have not looked up incentive addons but there appears to be a hard push to move Accords at Honda dealerships nationwide. Not a bad car to be pushing either. Segment Items of note Despite the large incentives, both the aging Focus and new Cruze outsold the new Elantra. Sonata sales are slumping. The Tucson at 10,600 units in May is closing in on making Sonata the number 3 seller in the flying H lineup. Something that has never occurred before. CUVs are still hot. In the pickup truck segment, for the second month in a row Ford’s F-Series has outsold the entire GM pickup truck lineup, RAM outsold the Silverado for the third month in a row and Nissan's Titan appears to be leveling off near the 5k mark with Ridgeline hovering around 3k/month. When it comes to Hybrids, the Prius lineup is beginning to feel competitor’s offerings with the Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq together taking 4,487 sales that may have went to the Prius or possibly the hot selling RAV4 Hybrid previously. Kia’s Niro achieved sales of 2,660 and its monthly sales volume for the first time since its intro has fallen below the prior months result. Prius c is way off the mark and if there was ever a time to see a second gen, now is that time. In the Electric segment, Toyota's Prius Prime for the second month outsold the Volt while the Bolt picked up quite a bit from last month’s sub 1k/mo sales result. U.S. May 2017 Sales vs. May 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers Ford May 2017 Sales Up 2.2% with 241,126 Vehicles sold GM May 2017 Sales Down 1.3% with 237,364 Vehicles sold Toyota May 2017 Sales Down 0.5% with 218,248 Vehicles sold FCA May 2017 Sales Down 0.8% with 193,040 Vehicles sold Honda May 2017 Sales Up 0.9% with 148,414 Vehicles sold Nissan May 2017 Sales Up 3.0% with 137,471 Vehicles sold Hyundai May 2017 Sales Down 15.5% with 60,011 Vehicles sold Kia May 2017 Sales Down 7.0% with 58,507 Vehicles sold Subaru May 2017 Sales Up 12.1% with 56,135 Vehicles sold Mercedes-Benz May 2017 Sales Down 7.0% with 30,290 Vehicles sold VW May 2017 Sales Up 4.3% with 30,014 Vehicles sold BMW May 2017 Sales Down 11.1% with 29,878 Vehicles sold Mazda May 2017 Sales Down 7.9% with 26,047 Vehicles sold Audi May 2017 Sales Up 2.5% with 19,197 Vehicles sold Jaguar/Land Rover May 2017 Sales Up 13.9% with 8,106 Vehicles sold Mitsubishi May 2017 Sales Up 13.9% with 9,429 Vehicles sold Volvo May 2017 Sales Up 12.0% with 6,202 Vehicles sold Porsche May 2017 Sales Up 2.2% with 5,529 Vehicles sold In May, Ford moved ahead of GM as the number one U.S. Auto Manufacturer. This is a May anomaly but one we will be watching going forward. Mitsubishi moved ahead of Jaguar/Land Rover for the 15th spot. On a volume basis, May 2017 U.S. auto sales were up 4.1 percent. On a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis, May sales were up 0.05 percent. 2017 YTD sales of 6.97 million vehicles is down 1.6 percent from the 7.08 million sold through the same period and same number of sales days in 2016. There were 25 selling days in May of 2017 vs. 24 in May of 2016 and 125 days in both 2017 and 2016 as described numerous times above.