The Beginning of 2019 Was Not Good for Car Sales

The initial entertain of 2019 has not been kind to sales of cars and even SUVs, with series one General Motors stating a 7 percent drop, and series 3 Toyota stating a 5 percent dump opposite a initial entertain of 2018. Fiat Chrysler was off by 3 percent, yet usually since a altogether numbers were propped adult by a clever entertain for a Ram brand, including vans as good as its new pickup trucks, even as some Jeep models slipped.

A integrate of high-volume compress sport-utilities were down, including the Toyota RAV4 and a Nissan Rogue. The Rogue—which receives a modernise for 2020—still managed to obstacle initial place in a shred though, and a Chevrolet Equinox was second. The Ford Escapean all-new indication (shown below) finally arrives this fall—landed in fifth place.

For now, a SUV and lorry share of a marketplace seems to have appearance during usually subsequent 80 percent. Notice that a few pivotal sedans available sales increases in a quarter, including a Toyota Corolla, a Honda Accord, and even a Chevy Malibu, nonetheless a Chevrolet substantially benefitted from termination of a Cruze, Impala, and Buick LaCrosse.

There’s also a unfortunate trend per affordable sports cars. While a Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger are adult (we’ll have to wait to hear about a Ford Mustang), a Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Fiat 124 Spider, Mazda Miata, Nissan 370Z and Audi TT all are down, significantly. While it’s loyal that January, February, and Mar aren’t traditionally clever months for sports-car sales, their steep declines came in comparison with Jan by Mar of ’18. I’ll be examination this closely.

Meanwhile, here are numbers on a few important segments followed by some-more in-depth numbers for specific companies and models:

Luxury/Premium Brands, YTD

  • BMW: 73,888
  • Mercedes-Benz: 71,171
  • Lexus: 66,791
  • Audi: 48,115
  • Acura: 36,385

 

Notable Sports Cars and Electrified Vehicles, YTD

 

Midsize Cars, YTD

 

Compact CUVs, YTD

All totals for January–March 2019; percentages paint changes from Q1 2018 to Q1 2019
General Motors | 665,840, -7%

  • Chevrolet: 452,401, -7.8%
  • GMC: 125,577, +4.4%
  • Buick: 51,867, -8.7%
  • Cadillac: 35,995, -2%
  • GM began prolongation of a new full-size Chevy Silverado 1500 and GMC Sierra organisation cab variants, and they were adult 20 percent for a initial quarter. However, sum sales of a Silverado fell 15.7 percent to 114,313 and a Sierra forsaken by 2.2 percent to 40,646.
  • Chevy Colorado sales rose 16.1 percent for a entertain to 33,494, as GMC Canyon sales mislaid 3.6 percent and fell to 6,954.
  • The Chevrolet Equinox was adult 7.4 percent to 88,500, while a Malibu was adult 0.1 percent to 34,197.
  • Chevy Bolt EV sales slipped 1.3 percent to 4,316, while a Corvette was off 11.5 percent to 3,943.
  • Buick Encore sales slid 3.4 percent to 24,606 as a Enclave rose 27.5 percent to 12,580. Regal sales fell 8.1 percent to 3,408.
  • The Cadillac XT5 was down 10.6 percent to 13,278 and CT6 slid 11.3 percent, to 2,188. • The new Cadillac XT4 ate adult some of that loss, with 7,026 sole in a initial quarter.

 

Ford Motor Company | 590,249, -1.6%

  • Ford: 565,274, -2.1%
  • Lincoln: 24,975, +11.9%
  • The Ford Mustang leads a pony-car wars again, nonetheless a sales fell by 11.7 percent for a entertain to 16,917. The Dodge Challenger was off 2.4 percent to 13,431, while a Chevy Camaro was adult 2.5 percent to 12,083.
  • The F-series managed an 0.2 percent benefit for a quarter, alighting during 214,611.
  • Ford sole 9,421 Rangers in a quarter.
  • While Focus sales forsaken by 70.5 percent, to 10,394, EcoSport sales rose 111.3 percent to 12,879.
  • The Fusion was off 3.5 percent to 41,683
  • The aged Escape was down by 9.9 percent to 60,702.
  • Explorer sales slipped by 1.5 percent to 53,306; Expedition sales jumped by 61.9 percent to 21,773.
  • At Lincoln, the Nautilus was adult 25.8 percent over a MKX prototype to 7,835 and a MKZ was down 1.7 percent to 4,287.

 

Toyota/Lexus | 543,716, -5%

  • Toyota brand: 476,923, -6.1%
  • Lexus: 66,791, +4%
  • The Toyota RAV4, final year’s bestselling non-pickup truck, was off 8.4 percent to 83,820 and a inter-marque aspirant for bestselling model, a Camry, was down 10 percent to 81,664.
  • The Corolla was adult 1 percent, though, bolstered by an all-new sedan to 78,606.
  • Prius sales fell 45.8 percent to 12,058.
  • The Toyota 86 was off 31.7 percent to 807.
  • The Tacoma was adult 8.2 percent to 58,183.
  • Tundra sales slipped 4.6 percent to 25,100.
  • Lexus’s usually dual gainers were a ES, adult 23 percent to 11,390, and the long-discontinued LFA—the final one was built 7 years ago!—up 200 percent to 3 units.
  • The Lexus LS was down 16.1 percent to 1,404.
  • The RX was off by 1.1 percent to 23,529, while a NX was off 3.9 percent to 13,775.

 

Fiat Chrysler | 498,425, -3%

  • Chrysler: 31,591, -32%
  • Jeep: 212,804, -7%
  • Ram: 137,013, +21%
  • Dodge: 110,517, -6%
  • Fiat: 2,214, -45%
  • Alfa Romeo: 4,286, -26%
  • Ram pickup sales surged 15 percent to 120,026.
  • ProMaster volume some-more than doubled, adult 106 percent to 13,319, and a ProMaster City edged adult 13 percent to 3,668 units.
  • The Jeep Wrangler was off by 2 percent to 49,978, yet Jeep also sole 123 Gladiators in a initial quarter.
  • The Grand Cherokee was adult 8 percent to 57,749.
  • Cherokee sales were off by 2 percent, to 49,420, yet that still outpaced a Chrysler, Fiat, and Alfa Romeo brands sum by some-more than 10,000 units.
  • The Pacifica forsaken by 29 percent to 23,274.
  • The Dodge Charger slipped 3 percent to 20,615 and a Challenger mislaid 24 percent, to 13,431.
  • The Dodge Journey was inexplicably adult 30 percent, to 24,003. Have we rented a Journey lately?
  • Fiat 124 Spider sales fell by 30 percent to 513
  • The pleasant Alfa Giulia was down 34 percent to 2,035, and even a Stelvio crossover forsaken 17 percent to 2,210.

 

Honda/Acura | 369,787, +2%

  • Honda: 333,402, +1.3%
  • Acura: 36,385, +8.9%
  • The CR-V was a company’s bestseller, adult 6.4 percent to 87,280.
  • The Civic was next, even yet it was off 4.8 percent to 78,185.
  • The Accord was adult 4.6 percent, to 64,411.
  • While no one was looking, a Honda Clarity became a dermatitis plug-in hybrid/EV/fuel-cell model, with 3,968 sole in a initial quarter, adult 19.6 percent. That’s within 300 units of Alfa Romeo’s sum sales.
  • Honda also sole 4,814 of its new Passport in a initial quarter.
  • The RDX was Acura’s bestseller, adult 34.6 percent to 14,972. Meanwhile, a MDX was adult 4.4 percent, to 10,783.
  • TLX was off 21.6 percent, to 7,029, nonetheless a NSX was adult 17.9 percent to 79 units.

 

Nissan/Infiniti | 365,851, -12%

  • Nissan: 331,536, -11.6%
  • Infiniti: 34,315, -16.1%
  • The marque’s bestselling Nissan Rogue was off 19.4 percent, to 93,814, yet is forward of Toyota RAV4 so distant this year.
  • The Sentra was off 5.3 percent to 56,793 and a Altima was off 18.8 percent to 51,480.
  • Nissan 370Z sales fell 34.2 percent to 647.
  • The Infiniti QX60 was adult by 6.7 percent to 12,830, while a Q50 was down 29.4 percent to 8,264.
  • The QX80 was Infiniti’s usually other gainer, adult 6.7 percent to 12,830.

 

Subaru | 156,764, +4.7%

  • Subaru says final month was a best Mar ever, adult 6 percent over Mar 2018.
  • The Outback was off 5.2 percent to 41,808, while a Forester was adult 9.6 percent, to 40,656.
  • The Crosstrek was a next-bestseller during 26,197, that was down 21.7 percent.
  • Subaru sole 19,073 Ascents, a new model.
  • The BRZ was off 6.3 percent to 819.

 

Hyundai/Genesis | 151,788, +2%

  • Hyundai: 147,585, +2.1%
  • Genesis: 4,203, -3.6%
  • The Elantra was a bestseller, despite down 23.3 percent to 36,112.
  • The Tucson came subsequent and was adult 3.4 percent to 28,831.
  • Santa Fe sales rose 0.5 percent to 28,683
  • The Sonata slipped 9.7 percent to 21,520 as Hyundai prepares to launch the all-new 2020 model.
  • Veloster sales peaked by 28 percent to 3,891 for a quarter.

 

Kia | 136,596, +7.6%

  • Kia’s 4 tip models sell about a same, all above 20,000 for a quarter. The Soul led with 25,553, adult 19.3 percent, followed by a Sorento during 23,619, adult 10.4 percent.
  • The Optima was subsequent during 22,668, adult 15.6 percent.
  • Kia sole 21,374 Fortes, off 10 percent.
  • Sportage sales also slipped, by 1.3 percent, to 19,198.
  • Kia sole 5,395 Telluride SUVs in a initial quarter.

 

Volkswagen | 85,872, +2.3%

  • SUVs are finally profitable off for VW, with a Tiguan heading sales and adult 20 percent to 26,533.
  • The Jetta was a second bestseller, adult 58 percent to 23,089.
  • Atlas sales rose 5.6 percent to 15,979.
  • The Passat was off 21 percent to 7,758.
  • The Golf took a hit, off 35 percent to 7,786, with a new indication around a corner.
  • The Beetle was clever in a final year, adult 15 percent to 4,455.

 

BMW/Mini | 82,793, –1.9%

  • BMW: 73,888, +0.1%
  • Mini: 8,905, -1.9%.
  • The X3 was BMW’s bestseller, adult 35.1 percent to 14,568.
  • It was followed by X5, off 1.4 percent to 11,912 and a 5 Series, adult 3.1 percent to 10,345.
  • The 3 Series forsaken by 39.7 percent as a new indication comes online, to 8,225, equivalent by a 4 Series, adult 6.7 percent to 7,402.
  • The Countryman took scarcely a third of Mini sales, yet it was off a estimable 35 percent to 3,196 units.

 

Mercedes-Benz/Smart | 78,878, -9.3%

  • Mercedes: 71,171. -9.3%
  • Mercedes vans: 7,476, -8.7%
  • Smart: 231, -28%
  • The GLC-class slipped 5.5 percent to 15,366.
  • C-class was adult 12.4 percent to 15,002.
  • E-class was down 16.4 percent to 10,394.
  • Mercedes sole 890 A-classes in a initial quarter.

 

Mazda | 70,833, -15.7%

  • The CX-5 was down 12.4 percent to 37,496.
  • Mazda 3 sales forsaken 22.6 percent to 15,215 as reserve dwindled forward of the all-new car.
  • The Miata was off 22.2 percent to 1,530.
  • Combined Mazda Miata and Fiat 124 Spider sales totaled 2,043 for a quarter, while a Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ sum for 1,626.

 

Audi | 48,115, -3.9%

  • Q5 sales rose 9 percent to 15,228 as a Q7 slid 14 percent to 7,117.
  • The A4 was off 27 percent to 5,779.
  • R8 sales were adult 69 percent to 149, and TT sales plummeted 43 percent to 210.

 

Mitsubishi | 42,067, +17.6%

  • The Outlander was adult 4.9 percent to 13,740.
  • The Outlander Sport was off 7.2 percent to 12,457.
  • Mitsubishi sole 8,997 Eclipse Crosses, compared with 653 in Q1 of ’18.

 

Jaguar/Land Rover | 35,250, +9%

  • Jaguar: 10,222, +27%
  • Land Rover: 25,028, +3%
  • The Range Rover Sport led LR sales and was adult 9 percent to 6,469. The Velar was off 2 percent to 4,949.
  • The Discovery Sport was adult 13 percent to 3,527.
  • The F-Pace led Jaguar, and was adult 15 percent to 4,540.
  • The E-Pace was adult 214 percent to 1,500.
  • XE was adult 13 percent to 1,841. F-Type was off by 3 units, to 738.
  • Jaguar sole 608 I-Pace EVs in a initial quarter.

 

Volvo | 22,058, +9.8%

  • The XC90 leads with 6,659 yet was off 9.9 percent.
  • The XC60 is throwing up, though, induction 6,636 sales, adult 13.5 percent.
  • The S60 was adult 87.7 percent, to 3,809.
  • XC40 was adult 231.5 percent, to 3,577.

 

Porsche | 15,024, +7.7%

  • Cayenne retook a lead during a code and was adult 69.1 percent to 5,559.
  • The Macan slid 13.9 percent to 4,208.
  • The 911 line was adult 15.3 percent to 2,894.

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