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After going through the September sales data, let’s try and extract some longer-term trends by looking into the year-to-date charts. In spite of a 4% year-on-year drop in September, the US market is still up by a very healthy 8% on 2012 at 11.8 million registrations. Pick-up trucks are still by far the best-performing vehicles atop the US ranking so far in 2013: the Dodge Ram is up 23% and 3 spots year-on-year to #5 while the Ford F-Series (#1), Chevrolet Silverado (#2) and GMC Sierra (#20) are all up 21%. Only the Hyundai Elantra does better, up 28% to #13. Great performers in the Top 20 also include the Toyota RAV4 up 19% to #16 and Ford Explorer up 20% to #19.
The last model to break the 100,000 units barrier so far, the Honda Pilot is up a cool 18% on 2012 to #30, the Subaru Forester is up 49% and 20 spots to #42, Nissan Pathfinder up 195% and 59 ranks to #54, Dodge Dart up 611% to #57, Mazda CX-5 up 107% to #61 and Toyota Avalon 148% to #69. Given the Subaru XV Crosstrek, Ford C-Max and Cadillac ATS all launched in September 2012, there is now no all-new model inside the 2013 Top 100, with the Buick Encore the best-performing newcomer at #123 and 22,930 sales, followed by the Kia Cadenza at #197 and Infinifi Q50 at #205 after only two months.
Other interesting developments (because not related to recent model launches) include the Nissan Leaf up 208% to #140 vs. +3% and #138 for the Chevrolet Volt, the Porsche Cayenne up 35% to #154, Honda Ridgeline up 33% to #156, Audi Q7 up 47% to #165, Lexus LS up 54% to #183, Mercedes SL Class up 71% to #199, Porsche Boxster up 135% to #215 and Mercedes G Class up 150% to #236
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