Monday, December 10

Car Sales Surprisingly Strong in November

Companies have reported their November sales, with some clear trends. Sedans continue to decline, pushing Honda and Toyota into year-over-year declines. Fiat continued to boom, led by strong sales of vehicles in the Jeep and Dodge brands. Overall, the strength of the SUV category led to sales results that slightly exceeded expectations.

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The following table is compiled by The BRAKE Report directly from manufacturer data.

BrandNov 2018Nov 2017ChangeOct 2018Oct 2017Sept 2018Aug 2018Year to Date Sales (Jan-Nov 2018)
Acura14,05312,71610.513,62412,69813,51115,072142,160
Alfa Romeo1,9571,44035.91,7371,2051,6392,24021,874
Audi17,08219,195-11.016,05619,42519,35020,907200,558
BMW28,33028,0491.023,26223,20825,90823,789276,657
Buick*15,30315,303
Cadillac*12,43012,430
Chevrolet*161,673161,673
Chrysler13,09416,510-21.013,28911,01814,68312,219153,539
Dodge33,19628,84515.133,87224,47642,10135,575426,796
Fiat1,3091,733-24.51,1511,7691,1851,37414,544
Ford187,096201,862-7.3185,042191,527189,236209,5592,184,483
GMC*42,13942,139
Honda106,481120,440-11.6108,558114,655119,157132,8311,307,553
Hyundai57,08255,4353.0
52,65351,22456,94057,542602,527
Infiniti14,08613,0268.111,88010,29612,53610,796131,215
Jaguar3,1973,0614.4
2,6482,8912,0402,46926,792
Jeep73,78466,00111.872,80067,07483,76487,502892,778
Kia45,10144,3021.8
45,10244,39751,50353,864542,245
Land Rover8,5476,80125.77,8465,4776,9667,17981,526
Lexus26,44627,118-2.522,71622,89424,59728,622262,786
Lincoln9,2078,9093.37,5748,9098,1688,94592,061
Mazda+
20,66021,469-3.818,67320,81121,25725,816274,455
Mercedes-Benz32,97934,242-3.731,81431,54130,61720,339319,159
Mini3,5284,038-12.63,1663,6693,4613,80040,887
Mitsubishi7,6888,609-10.78,0027,3817,7058,416109,088
Nissan96,427122,959-21.698,082112,716110,283101,580

1,213,942
Porsche5,6735,5552.14,8174,7155,1024,08353,116
Ram57,97040,39043.5
54,54247,83156,44754,808529,173
Subaru56,78251,7219.855,39454,04557,04464,088615,594
Tesla24,6003,590585.220,32529,97522,375160,000
Toyota163,977164,499-0.3168,386165,540178,501194,4331,942,976
Volkswagen26,78929,207-8.3
29,00027,73230,55532,255322,017
Volvo8,1817,5844.27,3277,0088,7158,97089,437

*GM does not release monthly data. The fields for GM vehicles are left blank.

+Mazda reports combined sales from the U.S. and Mexico.

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Ben Nussbaum

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