YTD U.S. Auto Sales were off 1.4 percent. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Dec. 1, 2017 2017 Toyota Prius Prime - $28,219 to start including mats and $895 D&H charge. On the East Coast, there is $3,500 on the hood, $4,500 Fed TC, and in Calif., a $1,500 Tax rebate and HOV Lane Access are also available. The Prime offers owners 25-miles of all-electric range and a superlative 55/53 mpg city/highway rating. Best in the industry in fact. 2017 Toyota Prius Prime PHEV-25 With November 2017 now in the books, there was one standout that is important to us. As has been the case for month after month and year after year, Ford’s F-150 topped the U.S. Sales chart again. Besides being named “Truck of Texas” at the Texas Auto Writers Association (TAWA) Truck Rodeo, the 2018 F-150 was recently named Motor Trend’s 2018 Truck of the Year. For 40 years and counting, it has been America’s number one selling truck and November showed no change to its success. In November, the F-Series not only topped its segment, it bested all other makes models with 26,329 vehicles separating it from the next bestselling model and its closest rival, the Chevrolet Silverado. 2018 Ford F-150 The all-new 8th gen 2018 Toyota Camry was also a November standout and running on all cylinders. Sales of 34,991 vehicles was 11,993 more than the all-new and award winning 10th gen Honda Accord. Nissan sales have been delayed until Monday due to a IT systems outage that began yesterday, and within the brand the Altima is the only car that stands a chance to compete against the very well received Camry. 2018 Toyota Camry XLE And one of those vehicles near and dear to most of us is the Prius Prime. While at the 2017 #LAAutoShow, I was informed that the 2019 or 2020 Toyota Prius Prime will at some point include the center rear seat making it a 5-passenger vehicle. That is very good news. In November, the Prius Prime was purchased by 1,834 new owners and lead the PHEV segment by more than 132 vehicles over the Volt, its chief rival. The Prime’s success continues into YTD results of 18,516 has overtaken the Volt by 104 vehicles. December will be a make or break moment for both models to see which PHEV will top the EV segment chart over the course of 2017. November 2017 U.S. Automobile Sales Top 10 Items of note: Nissan's Rogue is moving back into a dominating position - outside pickups of course - as it has now climbed to the #4 spot in U.S. during November. The all-new 2018 Toyota Camry moved up 4 spots and was the best selling car in the U.S. during November. Toyota's RAV4 fell 4 positions while Ford's Escape moved back into the top 10 to occupy the #9 position. November 2017 B and C-Segment Top 10 Sales and Rankings B and C-Segment sales items of note: The B-segment sales champ Nissan Versa continues to sell at dominating levels. Sonic moved ahead of the Rio while Mitsubishi’s Mirage fell 3 spots. Within the C-segment, the Civic continues its domination of the segment. The Elantra came within 227 vehicles of overtaking the Corolla/iM and has been slowly climbing back towards the segment leader. The Cruze is slowly fading into mediocrity. November 2017 D and Utility-Segment Top 10 Sales and Rankings D-segment sales items of note: The all-new 8th gen 2018 Toyota Camry took over the top spot over the all-new 10th gen 2018 Honda Accord which experienced an unexpected sales slow down? Optima again moced ahead of Soanta and continue their swapping 6th and 7th positions month after month. The BMW 5-Series moved ahead of the quickly fading Passat in November. Utility sales items of note: Nissan's Rogue moved back into the leadership roll pushing the CR-V back a spot while Toyota’s RAV4 fell from the top spot the previous two months back to third. Both the Escape and Explorer have moved up now holding onto the 4th and 5th spots respectively. Subaru's Forester broke back into the Top 10 while its sibling, the Outback, fell off. November 2017 Pickup-Segment Top 10 Sales and Rankings Pickup-segment sales items of note: Colorado moved ahead of Tundra as the two continue to swap 5th and 6th spot. Titan also moved ahead of the ancient Frontier while Ridgeline reentered the Top 10 for the first time since June pushing the Canyon out. November 2017 Electrified Segments Top 10 Sales and Rankings Electrified sales items of note: The Toyota Prius regained its HEV segment lead with RAV4 HEV and the Fusion HEV falling back to 2 and 3 spots. The all-new Camry HEV has slowly been moving back toward the top with a 4th spot in November while Kia's Niro fell back to 5th. Niro November sales broke soundly back above 2,000+ per month. On the plug-in front, the Prius Prime continues to hold onto its second position. YTD the leading PHEV moved ahead of the Volt by 132 vehicles. The e-Golf moved into the middle of the group from 8th last month while the C-MAX Energi inits final year continues to experience sales declines. The drastic LEAF sales fall off continues although the all-new second gen is just weeks away. U.S. Automobile November 2017 vs. November 2016 Market Share Comparison November 2017 Market Share items of note: There were many winners in November of 2017. Nissan was up 1.4 percent, Honda was up 0.7 percent and Ford was up 0.7 percent. Toyota and GM were down 0.6 and 0.8 percent respectively vs. November of 2016 share. U.S. November 2017 Sales vs. November 2016 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 18 Automobile Manufacturers GM U.S. November 2017 Sales Down 2.9% with 245,387 Vehicles Sold Ford U.S. November 2017 Sales Up 6.7% with 210,771 Vehicles Sold Toyota U.S. November 2017 Sales Down 3.0% with 191,617 Vehicles Sold FCA U.S. November 2017 Sales Down 3.7% with 154,919 Vehicles Sold Honda November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 8.3% with 133,156 Vehicles Sold Nissan November 2017 U.S. Sales Up an estimated 18.1% with 135,985 Vehicles Sold Hyundai November 2017 U.S. Sales Down 8.5% with 57,211 Vehicles Sold Subaru November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 0.8% with 51,721 Vehicles Sold Kia November 2017 U.S. Sales Down 15.6% with 44,302 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 2.2% with 34,242 Vehicles Sold BMW November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 4.6% with 32,087 Vehicles Sold VW November 2017 U.S. Sales Down 1.6% with 29,207 Vehicles Sold Mazda November 2017 U.S. Sales Down 2.6% with 21,469 Vehicles Sold Audi November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 12.1% with 19,195 Vehicles Sold Jaguar/Land Rover November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 9.1% with 9,862 Vehicles Sold Mitsubishi November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 24.8% with 8,609 Vehicles Sold Volvo November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 1.7% with 7,854 Vehicles Sold Porsche November 2017 U.S. Sales Up 0.8% with 5,555 Vehicles Sold Manufacturer ranking Items of note: Hyundai moved ahead of Subaru to retake the number 7 spot and BMW has overtaken VW to take the 11th spot. 2017 vs 2016 U.S. Monthly Auto Industry Sales Totals YTD January 2017 (+.01 million): 1.14 million vs 1.13 million sold in January of 2016 February 2017 (-.01 million): 1.32 million vs 1.33 million sold in February of 2016 March 2017 (-.05 million): 1.54 million vs 1.59 million sold in March of 2016 April 2017 (-.06 million): 1.44 million vs. 1.50 million sold in April of 2016 May 2017 (+.06 million): 1.52 million vs. 1.46 million sold in May of 2016 June 2017 (-.05 million): 1.46 million vs. 1.51 million sold in June of 2016 July 2017 (-.11 million): 1.41 million vs. 1.52 million sold in July of 2016 August 2017 (-.03 million): 1.48 million vs 1.51 million sold in August of 2016 September 2017 (+.09 million): 1.52 million vs 1.43 million sold in September of 2016 October 2017 (-.02 million): 1.35 million vs. 1.37 million sold in October of 2016 November 2017 (+.01 million): 1.39 million vs. 1.38 million sold in November of 2016 November 2017 U.S. Automotive industry sales of 1.39 million was up 0.7 percent vs. the 1.38 million sold in November of 2016. November 2017 sales YTD of 15.58 million vehicles was down 1.4 percent from the 15.8 million sold through the same period of 2016. November 2017 automotive industry seasonally annual adjusted rate (SAAR) reached 17.1 million.