Toyota sales like the rest of the Big 6 took a hit in August. Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – Sept. 1, 2016 2016 Toyota AWD RAV4 Hybrid - $31,000 to start incl. the integrated SW NAVI with Entune Premium Audio and the $940 D&H charge offers owners a 34/30 mpg city/highway rating. Toyota August 2016 Sales Overview Toyota reported August 2016 sales of 213,125 vehicles, down 5.0 percent from 224,381 vehicles sold in August 2015. YTD sales of 1,625,158 are down 2.9 percent from the 1,673,002 sold through the same period of 2015. Toyota on its own achieved August sales of 182,187 vehicles, down 4.6 percent from the 190,894 sold in August of 2015. Lexus posted August sales of 30,938 vehicles, down 7.6 percent from the 33,487 sold during August of 2015. Toyota August 2016 Sales Highlights August belongs to the RAV4. Sales reached 33,171 vehicles, up 8.6 percent over the 30,534 sold during August of 2015. YTD sales of 230,942 vehicles is up an even more impressive 15.0 percent over the 200,818 sold through the same period of 2015. August 2016 U.S. Automobile Market Share Detail In August, Ford’s U.S. market share was down a significant 0.7 percent. Subaru on the other hand experienced an uptick of 0.7 percent thanks to their blowout August results shown below. On a volume basis, August of 2016 US Auto sales of 1.51 million vehicles down a rather steep 3.8 percent below August of 2015s 1.57 million vehicle sales result. 2016 YTD sales of 11.2 million is up 0.3 percent above the 11.58 million vehicles sold through the same period of 2015. U.S. August 2016 Sales vs. August 2015 Sales Ranks and Results for the top 14 Automobile Manufacturers GM August 2016 Sales Down 5.2% with 256,429 Vehicles Sold Ford August 2016 Sales Down 8.4% with 214,482 Vehicles Sold Toyota August 2016 Sales Down 5.0% with 213,125 Vehicles Sold FCA August 2016 Sales Up 3.1% with 196,756 Vehicles Sold Honda August 2016 Sales Down 3.8% with 149,571 Vehicles Sold Nissan August 2016 Sales Down 6.5% with 124,638 Vehicles Sold Hyundai August 2016 Sales Up 0.0% with 72,015 Vehicles Sold. Subaru August 2016 Sales Up 14.7% with 60,418 Vehicles Sold. Kia August 2016 Sales Down 7.9% with 54,248 Vehicles Sold. Mercedes-Benz August 2016 Sales Up 2.1% with 31,909 Vehicles Sold. BMW August 2016 Sales Down 7.2% with 30,500 Vehicles Sold. VW August 2016 Sales Down 9.1% with 29,384 Vehicles Sold Mazda August 2016 Sales Down 12.8% with 26,109 Vehicles Sold Audi August 2016 Sales Up 2.5% with 19,264 Vehicles Sold In August, Toyota moved within 1,357 vehicles of overtaking Ford for the 2nd position. The Juggernaut called Subaru overtook Kia and has now placed Hyundai clearly in its gun sights. The seasonally adjusted annual selling rate (SAAR) for light vehicles in August was 17.2 million vehicles. On a YTD sales basis, light-vehicle SAAR was 17.3 million vehicles.