Toyota Camry (for USA)

U.S. January auto sales down 0.3%, Toyota retreats to 3rd place

On February 2, 2016, Autodata, a private research company, revealed the results of new vehicle sales in the US for January 2016. There were a total of 1,148,057 units sold. It decreased 0.3% year-on-year, and its achievement dropped down after five months.

As for the big three automakers in the US, General Motors is in the top rank with 203,745 units sold. It increased 0.5% year-on-year, and has achieved five consecutive months increase year-on-year. Then the Malibu, Chevrolet’s flagship medium-sized sedan, achieved a 24.1% increase to 14,746 units, an increase after three months. Then the Silverado, Chevrolet’s flagship big pickup truck, is up 4.9% year-on-year to 37,863 units, 22 consecutive months of positive achievement year-on-year.

Exceeding Toyota, Ford Motor moves back to 2nd after three months, having sold 172,478 units. It decreased 2.8% year-on-year after eight months. The Fusion, its flagship medium-sized sedan, achieved two consecutive months of increase with 0.9% to 19,877 units. The Escape, Ford’s flagship SUV, is down 4.2% to 19,219 units, a decrease after two months. The F Series, its best-selling big pickup truck, got a 5.2% decrease to 51,540 units, achieving a negative result after 12 months.

FCA US (formerly Chrysler Group) remains at 4th place. It sold 155,037 units with a 6.9% increase year-on-year, maintaining positive results for 70 consecutive months. The Ram, its big pickup truck, is up 5% to 29,938 units, an increase in two months. For the Chrysler brand, the Town & Country minivan achieved a 39% increase to 8,380 units.

As for the top 3 Japanese automakers, Toyota reverts back to number 3 after three months with 161,283 units sold. It decreased 4.7% year-on-year, and has a negative achievement after five months. The Camry, its best-selling automobile, was up 0.3% to 26,848 units, a positive achievement for five consecutive months. The Corolla had a 18.3% decrease to 22,362 units, a decrease in two months. Around 21,554 units of the RAV4 were sold, achieving a 8.7% increase year-on-year, and a positive achievement for five consecutive months.

Nissan has exceeded Honda, and has achieved 5th place after 10 months. They sold 105,734 units in January 2016. It increased 1.6% year-on-year, and has been continuously achieving positive results for five consecutive months. Its flagship model, the Altima (Japanese name: All-new Teana) achieved 22,156 unit sales. It decreased 16.1% year-on-year, and had negative achievement results after four consecutive months. The Sentra increased 12.2% to 16,144 units for five consecutive months. And the Rogue, its flagship SUV, achieved 19,762 unit sales, a 26.3% increase year-on-year for 18 consecutive months.

Honda moved lower than Nissan at 6th place after 10 months. It achieved a total sales of 100,497 units in January, with a 1.7% decrease year-on-year, dropping down after two months year-on-year. Honda sold 20,765 units of their flagship model, the Accord, and achieved a 1.2% decrease year-on-year after five months. The CR-V sold 19,208 units, and achieved a 17.2% decrease year-on-year, for four consecutive months. The HR-V (Japanese name: Vezel) sold 4,177 units, which is a favorable start.

(Translated by Claire Marie Sausora)