Best record setting September results of the Top 10 OEMs with the all-new Titan, Rogue and Maxima moving in earnest. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Oct. 3, 2016 2017 Nisan FWD Rogue Hybrid (refreshed non-hybrid shown) – Pricing will be released soon while offering new owners a 33/35 mpg city/highway rating on the even more stringent EPA testing for the 2017 MY. The AWD variant is rated at 31/34 mpg city/highway. While we have covered the Rogue Hybrid drivetrain previously, it never hurts to revisit. 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Revealed The newest FWD or AWD Rogue is a hybrid that also incorporates the latest refreshed exterior and interior styling, new safety equipment, and a wide range of standard and optional features. The new hybrid powertrain consists of a heavily atkinsonized 141 hp and 144 lb-ft of torque 2.0L I4 mated to a dual clutched single 40 hp and 118 lb-ft of torque electric motor powered by a small Li-Ion battery pack. Combined output is 176 hp. Nissan's Dual Clutch Control system is built around a single dry clutch installed between the engine and the electric motor, and the second between the motor and CVT. The Li-Ion traction battery located under the rear cargo area sees the rear cargo care with the seats up drop by just one cu.ft. from 28.4 cu. ft. of the non-hybrid to the hybrids 27.3 cu. ft. Nissan's "Year of the Truck" appears to be accelerating as truck and CUV sales continue to move onward and upward. Nissan September 2016 Sales Overview Nissan/Infinti U.S. sales in September reached a record 127,797 vehicles, up 4.9 percent over the 121,782 sold in September of 2015. YTD sales of 1,183,024 are even better, up 5.4 percent over the 1,122,488 sold through the same period and same number of days in 2015. The Nissan division on its own set a September record with sales 116,384, up 4.3 percent over the 111,562 sold in September of 2015. Year to date the hard charging brand has achieved sales of 1,086,249 vehicles, up an even stronger 5.8 percent over the 1,026,920 sold through the same period of 2015. Nissan CUVs, SUVs, and Pickup set a September record, up 20 percent. While most of the major OEMs are experiencing a slight sales fall off beginning around June of this year, the Nissan brand continues to move mountains in terms of moving metal from dealership to consumer. Nissan September 2016 Sales Highlights Rogue continues to lead the brand with a September record on sales 26,459, up 5.6 percent over the 25,064 sold through the same period of 2015. YTD sales of 241,619 are up an even more impressive 13.3 percent over the 213,207sold through the same period of 2015. The all-new 2016/2017 Titan experienced its first real uptick in forever with September sales of 2,484 trucks, up 130.4 percent over the 1,078 sold in September of 2015. YTD sales are also positive on sales of 10,974 trucks, up 15.3 percent over the 9,521 sold through the same period of 2015. Maxima (6,569 vehicles sold) and Murano (7,536 vehicles sold and a new all-time September sales record) were up 69.7 and 45.9 percent respectively. September 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In September, Ford’s U.S. market share was down a significant 0.9 percent. On a volume basis, September of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.43 million vehicles was down a slight 0.7 percent below September of 2015s 1.44 million vehicle sales result. 2016 YTD sales of 13.05 million is up 0.2 percent above the 13.02 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015 with the same number of selling days. U.S. September 2016 Sales vs. September 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM September 2016 Sales Down 0.6% with 249,795 Vehicles Sold Ford September 2016 Sales Down 7.7% with 204,447 Vehicles Sold Toyota September 2016 Sales Up 1.5% with 197,260 Vehicles Sold FCA September 2016 Sales Down 0.9% with 192,883 Vehicles Sold Honda September 2016 Sales Down 0.1% with 133,655 Vehicles Sold Nissan September 2016 Sales Up 4.9% with 127,797 Vehicles Sold Hyundai September 2016 Sales Up 4.1% with 66,610 Vehicles Sold Subaru September 2016 Sales Up 3.5% with 54,918 Vehicles Sold Kia September 2016 Sales Down 1.2% with 49,220 Vehicles Sold Mercedes-Benz September 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 33,075 Vehicles Sold BMW September 2016 Sales Down 5.2% with 29,413 Vehicles Sold Mazda September 2016 Sales Down 2.8% with 24,889 Vehicles Sold VW September 2016 Sales Down 7.8% with 24,112 Vehicles Sold Audi September 2016 Sales Up 1.6% with 17,617 Vehicles Sold In September, Mazda moved ahead of VW to take the 12th spot. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in September was 17.8 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.4 million vehicles.