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USA November 2012: Honda Civic #1 Passenger Car, hits highest ranking since August 2009

2013 Honda Civic

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US new car sales are up a very dynamic 15% year-on-year in November to 1,143,505 units, with the year-to-date total at 13,135,576 units, up 14% on 2011. US manufacturers all fare worse than the market: General Motors is up 3%, Ford up 6% and Chrysler up 14%. Subaru is up a massive 60% and achieves 300,000 annual US sales for the first time in its history, BMW is up 45% to deliver its best-ever month in the US at 31,213 units, Honda up 39% hitting its best November sales ever, Volkswagen up 29% and lodging its best November since 1973, Audi up 24% and already beating its annual sales record after 11 months, Mazda up 18% and achieving its best November since 1994 and Toyota up 17%. Kia sold its 500,000th model in the US so far in 2012, a first for the brand. You can find Kia auto dealers in NH here.

2013 Subaru Forester. Subaru US sales are up 60% year-on-year in November.

16th consecutive month of year-on-year growth for the Ford F-Series at +18% to 56,299 sales, while the Chevrolet Silverado ranks #2 for the 4th month in a row thanks to 30,674 units sold, however down 10% year-on-year. The best performer of the month is by far the Honda Civic, up 5 spots on October to land in third position with 30,075 sales, up 75% year-on-year and a new November record beating the one set in 1990. This is potentially due to the current model being in runout mode, days before the unveiling of the 2013 update at the LA Motor Show. It is the first time the Honda Civic ranks on the US podium since August 2009, and potentially the 2nd time it ever leads the Passenger Cars ranking after May 2008 when it ranked #1 overall. Note the Kia link in the precedent paragraph is sponsored.

The Ford Focus is the best-selling US Passenger Car this month

The Toyota Camry is down one spot to #4 at 28,765 units (still +25% yoy) but stays #2 year-to-date with 373,479 sales (+36%) vs. 367,613 (stable) for the Silverado. The Honda Accord is also down one rank on October to #5 but up a massive 83% on November 2011 at 26,248 units. The Dodge Ram continues to rank higher than its YTD level at #6 vs. #8, while the Toyota Corolla is up 40% at #7 and the Honda CR-V up 36% at #8. Good month for the Ford Focus, up 56% year-on-year to #11 and now the best-selling US Passenger Car.

The Nissan Pathfinder ranks within the US Top 50 for the first time in 6 years.

Further down, the Nissan Rogue is up 14 spots on October to #22, the BMW 3 Series stays robust at #28 vs. #47 year-to-date, the VW Passat is up 10 to a record #29, the Lexus RX is up 11 to #38, the Nissan Pathfinder is up 51 ranks on last month and 249% year-on-year thanks to the new generation and breaks into the monthly US ranking for the first time since 2006 at #47 with 8,097 sales. The Ford C-Max improves again, up 27 spots to #68 and 4,848 units whereas the Dodge Dart seems to have hit a wall already, down 18% and 16 ranks on October to #75 with 4,489 sales. The model looks like it might have more luck in China where it sold 4,075 units this month as the Fiat Viaggio...

Cadillac ATS

4 additional recent launches break their monthly volume record this month: the Cadillac ATS is up 70% and 23 spots on October to #123 at 2,153 sales, the Acura ILX is up 38% and 19 to #126 and 2,108 units (now Acura's best-selling sedan), the BMW X1 is up 9% and one spot to #127 and 2,088 sales and the Subaru XV Crosstrek is up 19% and 2 ranks to #130 and 2,060 units.

Previous month: USA October 2012: Ford F-Series up, Subaru breaks record

Previous YTD summary: USA 10 months 2012: Discover the Top 277 All-models ranking!

One year ago: USA November 2011: New gen Toyota Camry and Prius V start well

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  1. Oregano
    December 20th, 2012 at 02:18 | #1

    As a Volkswagen guy, I’m glad to see them doing so well. I drive a Golf, which is way down the list, but after two years I am starting to see them all over the place here in B’ham, Alabama. I am disappointed to see how poorly the Dodge Dart is doing. I think it’s a good looking car and having test driven both a 2.0 and the 1.4 turbo, I thought it seemed well screwed together and a lot of fun to drive.

  2. December 10th, 2012 at 20:42 | #2

    For a complete and easy analysis (and graphics) of Chrysler results come and check my latest post of November results


  3. December 10th, 2012 at 03:07 | #3

    Where’s Tesla? They are selling cars now, right?

    Do they have funny reporting periods or something?


    • matgasnier
      December 10th, 2012 at 10:36 | #4

      Hi David,
      Tesla don’t report monthly sales figures in the US.

  4. December 9th, 2012 at 21:52 | #5

    That’s right. At the moment only manual transmission is available.

  5. antek
    December 9th, 2012 at 06:56 | #6

    Dodge Dart. It’s not the case they have still manual transmission only ?
    With automatic gear box sales should boost.

  6. Max
    December 7th, 2012 at 05:25 | #7

    Just wait for the all new 2013 RAV4 and bye bye VW, Audi at least sell few cars compared to MB,Mercedes and Lexus and their growt was the same of Acura (23,58 Acura, 24,40 Audi) aniway Lexus doing very well, +17% in november and The GS finally outsold the A6, after 3-4 months behind it. Outselling it YTD too. But E-Class is now up to 8k+ and 5-series almost 6k. The Germans throw more cash on that hood, but the market wants those two sedans over the GS mainly because the german heritage and more variety of engines.

  7. Pedro
    December 6th, 2012 at 22:40 | #8

    Bravo Jetta ! Back in Top 20.

  8. Keith
    December 6th, 2012 at 17:33 | #9

    Not on korea

  9. Mauricio
    December 6th, 2012 at 04:03 | #10

    No Malibu in Top 20 again? It’s flopping big time isn’t it?

  10. Rick
    December 5th, 2012 at 20:15 | #11

    The Altima is in higher demand then it’s ranking reflects. Nissan has issues delivering a high spec version for which there is strong demand. Supply doesn’t keep up.

    Honda’s had it’s best month ever.

    VW, Audi, BMW, MB and Porsche gained 40%, 30%, 30% , 20% and 70%. Incredible.

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