September 2017 U.S. Auto Sales

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  1. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    Love the Panamera ! Both the previous and current generation. Big luxo-cruiser that's as close to the ground as a , you know , Porsche.

    No efficient engines for us , but Europeans can get a TDI. However , I'm sure VAG is trying to rename their diesels , or already has , just like GM discarded names like Cavalier , Cobalt, etc.
     
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  2. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    U.S. Automobile Sept. 2017 vs. Sept. 2016 Market Share results

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    September 2017 Market Share items of note: GM and Toyota gained 0.9 and 1.1 percent respectively which appears to have come from FCA which fell a steep 2.0 percent. Hyundai was down 1.1 percent due to the previously discussed fleet sales reductions. The outlier although by an almost insignificant amount at negative .2 percent was Subaru. All vs. August of 2016.

    September revealed an uptick as the previous three months of sales decline has been broken. Vehicle replacements to cover Hurricane Harvey and Irma’s devastation should have helped these results with more going forward.

    2017 vs 2016 U.S. Monthly Auto Industry Sales Totals

    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

    September 2017 U.S. Automotive industry sales of 1.52 million was up 6.3 percent vs. the 1.43 million sold in September of 2016. On a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis, September sales was up 2.2 percent given there were 26 selling days in September of 2017 vs. 25 in September of 2016. A pretty good showing and positive sign given the sales direction the industry was heading the prior 3-months.

    September 2017 sales YTD of 12.84 million vehicles was down 1.6 percent from the 13.05 million sold through the same period of 2016. There were 230 selling days in 2017 and 229 selling days in 2016 leading to a 2.0 percent fall off on a Daily Selling Rate (DSR) basis.

    September 2017 automotive industry seasonally annual adjusted rate (SAAR) exceeded 18 million on volume of 1.52 million vehicles. Annual SAAR continues to point towards 17 million vehicles, possibly making 2017 the third consecutive year in which the industry will reach that milestone.
     
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  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    B and C-Segment sales items of note: The B-segment sales champ Nissan Versa continues to be unchallenged. Just as the all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent is being readied for public purchase, incentive to move the outgoing model appears to have kicked into high gear a that model went from 6th, to 5th, to 2nd over the last three months.

    Within the C-segment, the Civic continues to dominate. Elantra is off significantly for reasons mentioned previously while the VW Jetta is making a comeback moving up a spot in each of the last three months. The biggest news is that for the first time in forever, the Mazda3 was knocked off the C-Segment Top 10! It was replaced by the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Wow!
     
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  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    D-segment sales items of note: The all-new 8th gen Toyota Camry continues to sit on top of the D-segment sales charts. The all-new 2018 Accord will reach showrooms soon which should show if the Accord has what it takes.

    The aging Altima continues to experience significant sales declines. Besides the intense competition from both the new Camry and Accord, I suspect Nissan like the rest of the majors are pulling back on fleet sales to pull up residuals. Hyundai's refreshed Sonata fell behind the Kia Optima. I was not expecting that despite the Optima being a great looking midsize that does not garner the respect it deserves.

    Utility sales items of note: The Toyota RAV4 like the Camry owns this segment while Rogue achieved enough momentum to push the CR-V back into 3rd.
     
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  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    Pickup sales items of note: The F-series achieved > 80,000 vehicles sold for the second time this year. GM’s overall truck sales (Silverado, Sierra, Colorado, and Canyon) outsold Ford by 5,233 vehicles.

    Although Titan sales continue to hold onto the 9th spot, the September and YTD volumes compared to 2016 are up significantly.
     
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  6. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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    Electrified sales items of note: The September surprise standout is the Fusion Hybrid outselling both the Toyota Prius and the hot Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Prius has never been in the third spot in the hybrid segment. Ever! The Kia Niro continues to hold onto its 2,500+ vehicle sales per month while the Accord Hybrid is closing in. The largest percentage increase was the Highlander Hybrid while the all-new Camry Hybrid moved ahead of it taking the 6th spot.

    On the plug-in front, the Sonata PHEV inched into the Top 10 while the Audi e-tron fell off.
     
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  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I don't understand how the Fusion Hybrid could outsell the Prius. But then , I never could understand why people bought Fords.
     
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  9. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

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  10. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    That's like a wheelbarrow full of cash on the hood !
     
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  11. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Edwin:

    That level of cash is not uncommon for a midsize. IIRC, my 05 Accord EX-L w/ NAVI had $4,800 disc. off MSRP and that was back in late 04. 17 Hyundai Sonata Hybrids can be picked up for up to $8k off now. I am not sure about the 17 Accord Hybrid bottom line but I do see $5k off retail pricing online as well.

    Wayne
     
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  12. Carcus

    Carcus Well-Known Member

    It's one thing to see $5k to $8k off on a high profit margin $45k+ pickup. $5k to $8k off of a $29k leather interior hybrid sedan ????

    Sounds a little desperate to me. Cheap gas for the last couple of years, nobody wants the hybrid version. Plus, there's a bit of an "auto bubble" getting ready to pop going on in the US right now, imo..

    /anyway, .. great news if you're in the market to buy
     
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  13. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi Carcus:

    It is good news for the consumer. Many pickups have over $10k on the hood nowadays too.

    It is not just hybrids but the non-hybrids are receiving more than generous incentive $s too. Previous gen Camry, previous gen Accord, Fusion, Malibu, Optima, Sonata ... All had/have big $s ($3k to $6k) discounts from retail.

    Even Civic's with the 1.5T are finally being discounted with up to $3k off retail on the east coast and Outbacks have $5k+ on their hood as well.

    Wayne
     
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