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California (USA) Full Year 2013: Toyota Prius remains on top

February 14th, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Prius California 2013. Picture courtesy of Motortrend.comToyota Prius

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The Californian new light vehicle market easily outperforms the US overall, with sales up a huge 12% on 2012 to 1,711,563 registrations. This means if California was a country, it would rank #11 in the world just below France (1.79 million) and Canada (1.74 million) and well above South Korea (1.49 million) and Italy (1.31 million)! Very impressive indeed and it gives you an idea of how important a market California actually is. This year the Toyota Prius family remains the most popular ‘model’ in the State with 69,728 sales and 4.1% share, however this figure includes the Prius C and V as CNCDA does not split Prius sales.

Ford F-Series California 2013. Picture courtesy of caranddriver.comFord F-Series sales are up 64% year-on-year in California in 2013.

So it is fair to say that the Honda Civic is actually the best-selling single model in California thanks to 66,982 units sold for a 3.9% market share. The Honda Accord is up 28% and one spot on 2012 to land on the podium at #3 with 63,194 sales, kicking the Toyota Camry down to #4. Another excellent gain for the Toyota Corolla up 37% but remaining 5th while the Ford F-Series, strikingly less popular here than in the rest of the USA, is catching up (kind of) at +64% to #6 with 41,671 units. Notice also the Nissan Altima up 31%, the Toyota Tacoma up 28% to 9 (making it 8 Japanese vehicles in the Top 9!), BMW 3 Series up 43% to break into the Top 10, the Ford Fusion up to #11, Chevrolet Silverado up 42%, Toyota RAV4 up 55%, Nissan Versa up 40% and Ford Escape up 61%. Finally, notice the Tesla Model S selling 8,347 units, almost half of its overall US score!

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Full Year 2013 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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California (USA) Q4 2013: Honda Civic leads, Mercedes CLA a hit

February 14th, 2014 No comments

Honda Civic California December 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHonda Civic

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New car sales in California are up a fantastic 9% year-on-year over the last Quarter of 2013 to 422,513 registrations, bringing the Full Year 2013 total to 1,711,563 units, up an impressive 12% on 2012 vs. ‘just’ 7% in the USA as a whole. The big event over the period is the pole position of the Honda Civic with 16,402 sales and 3.9% share, passing the perennial leader the Toyota Prius family at 15,665 units and 3.7%, however the Prius keeps the lead over the Full Year. In third place and less than 500 sales below the Prius we find the Honda Accord at 15,177 sales and 3.6%.

Mercedes CLA California December 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe Mercedes CLA is already a hit in California.

The we have the Toyota Camry, the Toyota Corolla and the first US model in 6th place: the Ford F-Series. The BMW 3 Series ranks at an amazing 9th place like over Q3, followed by the Ford Fusion up from outside the Top 15 in Q3 to #10. Notice also the Mercedes E-Class up to a beautiful 12th place thanks to 6,661 sales and the Mercedes CLA shooting up to an excellent 2,966 sales and 0.7% share over the period.

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Full Q4 2013 Top 20 models Ranking Table below.

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California (USA) Q3 2013: Toyota Prius & Honda Civic shine

January 2nd, 2014 1 comment

Toyota Prius California September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comToyota Prius

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Better late than never! Finally I can share with you data for new light vehicle sales in California over the third Quarter of 2013. The market is up 12% year-on-year over the period to 447,054 registrations vs. a 8% growth in the US market overall. Year-to-date gains for both California and the US are exactly the same, with Californian sales adding up to 850,712 units, almost 100,000 more than at the same stage last year. It is fascinating to observe the market shares of different nationalities in California vs. the US as a whole: Japanese brands account for a staggering 48% of sales here vs. 37% in the US, domestic brands are at a paltry 29% vs. 46% in the US and Europeans at 15.6% vs. 9.1%.

BMW 3 Series California September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe BMW 3 Series is the 9th best-selling vehicle in California over the period.

Model-wise, the Toyota Prius continues to lead the way and even improves its market share during Q3 to 4.6% thanks to 20,076 sales, adding up to 54,063 and 4.2% year-to-date. Keep in mind though that this figure includes the Prius C and V models. In fact the entire Top 8 best-sellers over Q3 is identical to the year-to-date ranking, with the Honda Civic also shining at #2 with 18,782 units and 4.3% vs. 3.9% year-to-date. The Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Corolla follow, while the BMW 3 Series is up one spot to #9, the VW Jetta back up to #11, Toyota RAV4 at #14 vs. #16 year-to-date and the Kia Optima up to #15. Notice also the Mercedes E-Class at 1% share and 4,241 sales, the Tesla Model S selling 1,840 units and the Mercedes CLA at 422 sales.

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California (USA) Q2 2013: Toyota Prius and Honda Civic on top

August 17th, 2013 12 comments

Toyota Prius C California June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe Toyota Prius is one of 3 Toyotas in the Californian Top 5 over the period.

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New car sales in California continue to outpace the US market overall, up a fantastic 12% year-on-year (vs. +8% overall in the US) both over the 2nd Quarter of 2013 at 447,054 registrations and year-to-date at 850,712 units. Like in the country as a whole, Californian sales are pulled up by light pick-up trucks (+17%) while domestic brands (+21%) fare better than the Japanese (+10%). The Passenger Car market share in California is 63% vs. 51% overall in the US, domestic brands account for just 29% of sales vs. 46% in the US and Japanese brands are at 48% in California vs. 37% overall. The Toyota Prius remains the best-selling ‘model’ in the state at 18,326 sales and 4.1% over Q2 and 33,987 year-to-date, however this figure include both Prius C and Prius V which skews the results.

BMW 3 Series California June 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe BMW 3 Series is among the Top 10 most popular cars in California.

The most popular ‘single’ model is in fact the Honda Civic at 16,880 sales in Q2 and 31,798 year-to-date, passing the Honda Accord at 16,207 and 31,576. The Toyota Camry ranks 4th at 15,007 units, ahead of the Toyota Corolla at 12,334. Notice also the BMW 3 Series up from outside the Top 15 over Q1 to #10 with 7,430 sales, the Hyundai Elantra up to #12 with an estimated 6,800 units, the Toyota RAV4 up to #14 and the Mercedes C-Class up to #15.

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California (USA) Q1 2013: Honda Accord best-selling unique model

May 24th, 2013 2 comments

Honda Accord California March 2013. Picture courtesy of autos.sympatico.caHonda Accord

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California is the largest new car market in the USA and over the first Quarter of 2013 it is up a massive 13% year-on-year to 403,658 registrations, to be compared with +7% in the USA overall. Toyota doesn’t separate sales of different Prius models so as a result the Prius family is once again the best-selling ‘model’ in the State with 15,661 sales and 3.9% share. However the Honda Accord can be considered the most popular unique model here thanks to 15,369 units sold and 3.8% share, passing the Toyota Camry (now #5) and Honda Civic (now #3) that were both above it both over the Full Year 2012 and Q4 2012.

2011 Toyota Corolla S, prototypeToyota Corolla

The Toyota Corolla also registers a very impressive gain, up to #4 with 14,188 sales and 3.5% vs. 2.2% over Q4. This means the 5 most popular cars in California over the period are all Japanese. In fact, Japanese brands represent 48% of the Californian car market vs. 37% in the US as a whole, while US brands account for 28% of sales vs. 45% and European marques are at 16% vs. 9%… The Ford F-Series remains the best-selling domestic model, up one spot on 2012 to #6 at 8,806 units and 2.2%.

Tesla Model S California March 2013Tesla Model S

In fact Ford brings two additional models in the Californian Top 15 this year: the Focus is up to #10 with 6,637 sales and the Fusion is up to #12 at 6,507 units. With the Chevrolet Silverado at #14 this makes 4 US models in the Top 15 vs. just two last year. Would American brands be starting to reclaim Los Angeles streets? Notice also the Nissan Altima up to #7 and the Tesla Model S selling 2,406 units or roughly half of all its total US sales over the period!

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Full Q1 2013 Top 15 Ranking Table below.

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California (USA) Full Year 2012: Toyota Prius new leader

January 31st, 2013 7 comments

Toyota Prius C 

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We are focusing today on the USA’s biggest market, California, up a fantastic 25% year-on-year in 2012 to 1,617,103 registrations, to be compared to +13% in the USA overall. This means that if California was a country, it would be the 10th biggest new car market worldwide, behind Canada (1.68m) and passing South Korea (1.5m) and Italy (1.4m) in the process. 2012 will remain a very important year for the Californian new car market: the year a hybrid car topped the models ranking for the first time. Toyota doesn’t separate sales of the different models in the Prius family in California and as a result the Prius is now the most popular car in the State, up a gargantuan 78% on 2011 to 60,688 sales for an excellent 3.8% market share.

Last year’s leader, the Honda Civic, is down to #2 even though it gains a huge 52% year-on-year to 57,124 units and 3.5%. The Toyota Camry rounds up the podium again with 50,250 sales and 3.1%, up 38% on 2011, while the Honda Accord is down 2 spots to #4 in spite of sales up a very respectable 35% year-on-year to 49,420. Below the Toyota Corolla at #5, the Honda CR-V is up 33% and one rank to #6, meaning the entire Top 6 is composed of Toyotas and Hondas

In fact, domestic brands only represent 29.7% of overall sales in California vs. 44.5% in the USA overall… There are only two domestic models in the Californian Top 15 this year: the Ford F-Series at #7 with 25,434 units and 1.6% share and the Chevrolet Silverado at #15 with 17,804 units and 1.1%. Notice also the Nissan Altima up 26% to #8 and the Hyundai Sonata up 30% to #9.

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The Toyota Prius is one of the most popular cars for California college students and businessmen.

Full Year 2012 Top 15 models Ranking Table below.

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California (USA) Q4 2012: BMW 3 Series & Mercedes E-Class up

January 31st, 2013 No comments

BMW 3 Series

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Every quarter we now have our rendezvous with Californian new car sales, being the biggest market in the USA. Over the last quarter of 2012, the Californian new car market is up a whopping 22% year-on-year to 371,403 registrations vs. 10% growth in the USA as a whole, bringing the Full Year 2012 total to 1,617,103 units, up 13% on 2011. The Toyota Prius family confirms it is now the most popular model in the State, improving its market share to 3.9% thanks to 14,308 sales. The Honda Civic follows at 13,981 units and 3.8% while the Toyota Camry jumps onto the podium at #3 with 12,362 sales and 3.3%.

Mercedes E-Class

In fact, the entire Top 7 best-sellers over Q4 2012 are identical to the Full Year 2012 ranking, but it’s below that things get interesting, with both BMW and Mercedes models making waves. The BMW 3 Series is up to a fantastic 10th spot over the period at 5,159 units and 1.4%, whereas Mercedes manages to place two models within the Californian Top 15! The C-Class is up to #12 with 5,124 sales while the E-Class is up to #14 at 5,028 units, only 135 sales away from the 9th spot…

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California (USA) 9 months 2012: 3 Toyotas + 3 Hondas in Top 6!

October 21st, 2012 18 comments

The Toyota Prius is the best-selling car in California

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Thanks to a tip from René I can now share with you the best-sellers in California, America’s largest state in terms of population and potentially also of new car sales. We already know the US new car market is on fire in 2012 with registrations up 14.5% year-on-year after 9 months to 10,899,949 units. Well the Californian new car market does even better: it is up a huge 38% year-on-year in September to 165,422 registrations and 26% year-to-date at 1,245,700 – meaning California captures 11% of the US market and is larger than Italy or Australia. Similarly to the Puerto Rican models ranking we explored a few of days ago, the best-selling models in California are Japanese.

Honda Civic

Whereas in the overall US ranking the Ford F-Series is by far the #1 vehicle, in California it only ranks #7 with just 1.5% market share, but is still the favourite US model. This means the Top 6 best-sellers are 100% Japanese! The Toyota Prius is the most popular car in the State with 46,380 sales and 3.7% share, followed by the Honda Civic at 43,143 and 3.5% and the Honda Accord at 39,027 and 3.1%.

The Toyota Tacoma is #11 in California vs. #29 in the overall US ranking

The Toyota Camry, #2 overall in the US, ranks 4th in California at 37,888 units ahead of the Toyota Corolla/Matrix at 29,743 sales, making it 3 Toyotas in the Top 5. With the Honda CR-V at #6 and 22,475 sales, there are 3 Hondas in the Top 6. Below the Ford F-Series, there is one more Japanese model in the Top 10 – the Nissan Altima at #8, one Korean – the Hyundai Sonata at #9 and one German – the VW Jetta at #10, but no American model until the #15 spot (Chevrolet Silverado).

Scion tC

Notice also the Toyota Tacoma at an excellent 11th spot and 2nd best-selling pick-up truck in the state after the F-Series, the BMW 3 Series up to #13 vs. #49 overall and the Mercedes C-Class up to #16 vs. #61. Further down, the Mercedes E-Class sells 11,369 units (or 25% of its overall US sales), the Honda Fit 7,735 (20%), the BMW 5 Series 7,487 (20% also), the Fiat 500 6,336 (19%), the Lexus IS 5,443 (26%), the Scion tC 3,764 (21%) and the Porsche 911 1,515 (23%).

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