Sunday, October 21

September Vehicle Sales Numbers Roll In

September vehicle sales numbers are in, with three major headlines:

  • Vehicle sales are way down from September 2017. One main reason is that last year’s numbers were artificially high due to Hurricane Harvey, which forced many buyers to purchase new vehicles.
  • The industry’s long slide away from passenger cars and towards trucks and SUVs accelerated. This benefitted brands like Jeep and Ram.
  • Tesla wrapped up a strong quarter, delivering 83,500 vehicles.

The following table shows sales by brand in September and August 2018, year to date totals, and total vehicles sales by brand in 2017.

BrandSales in September 2018Sales in August 2018Year to Date
(Jan-Sept.)
Month Share %
Sept. 2018
Year to Date Share (Jan-Sept.)2017 Total Sales
Acura13,51115,072114,126.9.9154,602
Alfa Romeo1,6392,24018,160.1.112,031
Audi19,35020,907164,8341.31.3226,511
BMW25,90823,789225,0651.81.7305,685
Buick*15,30315,303155,4811.0
1.2219,231
Cadillac*12,43012,430112,398.9.9156,440
Chevrolet*161,673161,6731,485,02711.211.52,065,883
Chrysler14,68312,219127,1561.01.0188,545
Dodge42,10135,575359,7282.92.8446,996
Fiat1,1851,37412,084.1.126,492
Ford189,236209,5591,808,32613.114.02,475,556
GMC*42,13942,139395,9262.93.1560,687
Honda119,157132,8311,092,5148.28.41,486,827
Hyundai56,94057,542492,7913.93.8685,555
Infiniti12,53610,796105,249.9.8153,415
Jaguar2,0402,46920,947.1.139,594
Jeep83,76487,502746,1945.85.8828,522
Kia51,50353,864452,0423.63.5589,668
Land Rover6,9667,17965,133.5.574,739
Lexus24,59728,622213,6221.71.6305,132
Lincoln8,1688,94575,280.6.6111,159
Mazda
21,25725,816235,1221.51.8289,470
Mercedes-Benz30,61720,339254,6982.12.0372,240
Mini3,4613,80034,193.2.347,105
Mitsubishi7,7058,41693,398.5.7103,686
Nissan110,283101,580

1,019,4337.67.91,440,049
Porsche5,1024,08344,540.4.355,420
Ram56,44754,808416,6613.93.2556,790
Subaru57,04464,088503,4183.93.9647,956
Tesla29,97522,3751542372.11.255,120
Toyota178,501194,4331,610,61312.412.42,129,383
Volkswagen30,55532,255266,2282.12.1339,676
Volvo8,7158,97073,9290.6.681,507
*GMC reports data quarterly, so sales numbers are the quarterly figures divided by three.

Genesis and Smart are not included in these figures.

Whenever possible, numbers are taken from manufacturer press releases.

 

Read more at Autoweek or USA Today.

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Ben Nussbaum

Ben Nussbaum, Chief Content Officer of The Brake Report, has more than 20 years experience in publishing. He was the founding editor for USA Today's line of special interest magazines and the founding editor for i5 Publishing's newsstand one-off magazine program. He lives outside Washington, D.C. Email him at [email protected]

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