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USA 8 months 2013 by State: Ford F-Series #1 in 35 States!

December 3rd, 2013 6 comments

Toyota Tacoma USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of mototrend.comThe Toyota Tacoma is #1 in Hawaii.

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Finally! Thanks to Business Insider I can share with you the best-selling models in each State of the USA during the January-August 2013 period. They are all summarised in one nicely done infographic below. The surprises? The overwhelming strength of the Ford F-Series, #1 in 35 States…

Chevrolet Silverado USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of caranddriver.comThe Chevrolet Silverado is #1 in Maine and Indiana.

… the Honda Civic #1 in California, Toyota Camry #1 in Florida and Maryland, Ford Fusion #1 in Michigan, Chevrolet Silverado #1 in Maine and Indiana, and most surprising of all: the Toyota Tacoma #1 in Hawaii…

Top selling car by state2. Picture courtesy of Business Insider

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USA 10 months 2013: Discover the Top 278 best-selling models!

November 13th, 2013 No comments

Infiniti Q50 USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Infiniti Q50 ranks #190, the second best-selling all-new model in 2013.

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After going through the October sales data, as is the tradition on BSCB we try and extract some longer-term trends by looking into the year-to-date charts. Thanks to another 10% year-on-year increase in October, the US market is up by a very healthy 8% on 2012 at 13 million registrations. The Hyundai Elantra is the best-performing vehicle in this year’s Top 20 so far, with sales increasing 25% on 2012 to rank #13. The Toyota RAV4 follows at +23% to #16, with the Dodge Ram up 22% to #5 and the Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Sierra and Ford Fusion all up 20%. Still a very distinct pick-up flavour in here!

VW Beetle USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe new generation pushes VW Beetle sales up 56% in the US.

The Subaru Forester is once again the king of the Top 50 with sales up 57% to reach a well deserved 42nd spot, with other impressive gainers inside the Top 100 including the Nissan Pathfinder up 183% to #54, Mazda CX-5 up 101% to #62, Toyota Avalon up 155% to #68, Dodge Durango up 49% to #75, VW Beetle up 56% to #91 and the Acura RDX up 64% to #92. Notice also the Audi Q5 up 43% to #105 and now ranking just below its direct competitors the BMW X5 (#103) and Mercedes M-Class (#104)…

Porsche Cayenne USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com

US Porsche Cayenne sales are up 29% so far in 2013…

There are no all-new nameplates inside the Top 100 and only two inside the Top 190, denoting a surprisingly stable sales charts. The Buick Encore is the most popular at this game at #117 with 26,532 sales. Does this make it a thunderous success? Nope. We then have the Infiniti Q50 at #190 with 7,357 sales, and given it’s reached this ranking in 3 months that’s a better performance already. But the next one is potentially this year’s winner: the Mercedes CLA ranks #191 at 7,205 units after only two months in market. Now we’re talking! Only the Kia Cadenza at #194 manages to break into this year’s Top 200.

Mercedes GL Class USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.com…while the Mercedes GL-Class is up 25%.

Other interesting progressions include the GMC Yukon XL up 42% to #124, Mercedes GL-Class up 25% to #127, Mitsubishi Outlander Sport up 39% to #134, Nissan Leaf up 166% to #140, Porsche Cayenne up 29% to #151, Audi Q7 up 46% to #164, Range Rover up 48% to #178, Lexus LS up 50% to #183 and Mercedes G-Class up 127% to #235.

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USA October 2013: Podium 100% Pick-ups for first time in 8 years!

November 6th, 2013 20 comments

RAM 1500 USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe RAM 1500 is on the podium for the first time since February 2006!

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After a shocking 4% decline last month, the US new car market is back to its euphoric self, up 10% year-on-year in October to 1,206,182 registrations which brings the year-to-date total to 12,979,521 units, up 8% on 2012. Brand-wise, both Ford up 13% to 184,136 sales and Chevrolet up 15% to 155,214 units outperform the market while Toyota is up 9% to 141,317 sales at #3. Lincoln is up 38% on October 2012, Land Rover up 37%, Subaru continues to evolve at record levels, up another 32% and passing Volkswagen year-to-date, Buick is up 31%, Mercedes and Mitsubishi are both up 25%, Ram up 22% and Acura up 17%. In the luxury aisle, Rolls Royce is up a whopping 190%, Maserati up 186% and Jaguar up 117%!

Chevrolet Impala USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of Motor TrendChevrolet Impala sales are up 40% year-on-year in October.

For the first time since February 2006, the top 3 most popular vehicles in the USA this month are all pick-up trucks! The Ford F-Series is up 13% to 63,803 sales, followed by the Chevrolet Silverado up 10% to 42,660 units and the RAM 1500/3500 up 18% to 29,846 sales. The Toyota Camry leads passenger cars once again but is down 3% on October 2012 while the Honda Civic is catching up at +32% to #5 and 27,328 units, passing the Honda Accord (-11%) and Toyota Corolla (+13%).

Mercedes CLA USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comThe Mercedes CLA is already the brand’s third best-seller in the US!

Excellent year-on-year progressions of the Ford Fusion up 71% to #11, Toyota RAV4 up 61% to #13, Chevrolet Malibu up 63% to #17, Nissan Rogue up 53% to #22, Subaru Forester up 137% to #23 and the Chevrolet Impala up 40% to #27. In terms of ranking gains vs. September, let’s salute the Hyundai Sonata up 6 spots to #12, GMC Sierra up 5 to #15, BMW 3-4 Series up 16 to #26, Hyundai Santa Fe up 10 to #44 and Chevrolet Suburban up 33 to #65. Notice also the Dodge Dart back down 22 ranks to #66 after breaking its ranking record last month.

Chevrolet Corvette USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Chevrolet Corvette is up to #87 this month in the US.

A few recent launches are already getting well noticed in the ranking: the Mercedes CLA is up 44 spots on September to break into the US Top 100 for the first time at #76 with 4,895 sales, already the brand’s third best-seller after only the C Class (#56) and E Class (#58)! The new generation Chevrolet Corvette for its part is up an even more impressive 87 ranks to #87 at 3,929 units while the Infinti Q50 remains #117, the new generation Mercedes S-Class is up 65 spots to #142, Fiat 500L up 12 to #153, Mitsubishi Mirage up 20 to #224 and Jaguar F-Type up 5 to #223.

Jeep Cherokee USA October 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Jeep Cherokee lands at #201.

Finally, we welcome 3 all-new models in the US sales charts in October: the controversial Jeep Cherokee lands at a modest 201st place with 579 units sold for now, the Ram ProMaster follows at #202 with 570 sales and the Chevrolet SS imported from Australia where it is sold as the Holden Commodore sells its very first Yankee unit, ranking #258.

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USA 1980-1985: The last time the French really tried

November 1st, 2013 20 comments

Renault Alliance USA 1983. Picture courtesy of autotitre.comIn 1983 the Renault Alliance was the best-selling all-new nameplate in the USA overall…

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Today I can share with you detailed European models sales data for the US between 1980 and 1985. Random, I know, but this period coincides with the last attempt from French manufacturers to crack the American market. And it looked good at the start, with the Renault Alliance produced in Wisconsin, a US version of the Renault 9, shooting directly to best-selling all-new nameplate in the country in 1983 with almost 125,000 sales!

But let’s start from the beginning. In 1980, no one would have bet on any European car even remotely threatening the VW Rabbit (aka Golf). It sold 191,166 units in the USA that year, or almost 5 (yes five) times the sales of the 2nd most popular European model, the Volvo DL… The Renault LeCar, a Yankee Renault 5, ranks 6th with 23,201 sales, an ok figure but not enough to allow Renault a long-term spot in this market.

Renault LeCar USA 1980Renault LeCar

Other interesting members of the European Top 20 in 1980 include the Audi 5000 (the US 100), VW Dasher (aka Passat), the Fiat 138 Strada at #9 – the last time a Fiat would rank inside the European Top 10 in the US and the Peugeot 505 at #16…

VW Rabbit USA 1981VW Rabbit

1981 sees the VW Rabbit hold onto the pole position by far in spite of sales down 17%, the VW Jetta gain 13 spots to #5 and make it 4 Volkswagen in the European Top 7. The Peugeot 505 breaks into the European Top 10 at #10 thanks to sales up 37% to 15,156 units while Renault becomes the #6 European brand thanks to the Renault 18i sportwagon which breaks into the European Top 20 at #16.

Renault 18i Sportwagon USA 1981Renault 18i

In 1982 the Volvo DL nearly doubles its sales to reach 70,827 vs. 107,396 for the VW Rabbit, but the entire Top 5 remains unchanged on 1981. The Saab 900 enters the Top 10 and the Renault Fuego the Top 20.

Peugeot 604 USA. Picture courtesy of forum-auto.comPeugeot 604

Renault Encore USA 1984Renault Encore

1983 is the year everything changes: Renault instantly becomes the best-selling European manufacturer in the US with 163,295 vs. 142,436 for Volkswagen, mainly thanks to the arrival of the Renault Alliance, the best-selling European model this year at 124,687 units vs. 83,222 for the VW Rabbit.

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USA 9 months 2013: Discover the Top 276 best-selling models!

October 8th, 2013 9 comments

Buick Encore USA September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Buick Encore is now the best-selling all-new model in 2013.

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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.

Honda Pilot USA Seprtember 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHonda Pilot (2011 model pictured)

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.

Nissan Leaf USA September 2013Thanks to a 20% price drop, Nissan Leaf sales are up 208% so far in 2013.

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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USA September 2013: Dodge Ram up to #4, Corolla leads segment

October 8th, 2013 24 comments

Toyota Corolla USA September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comToyota Corolla

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The insane growth of the US new car market is coming to a shocking halt in September: sales are down 4% year-on-year to 1,139,050 registrations, however the year-to-date total is still up by a very healthy 8% on 2012 at 11,786,536 units. In pole position, the Ford F-Series goes against the market to brilliantly gain 10% on September 2012 at 60,456 sales, while the Chevrolet Silverado, even though it regains its traditional 2nd spot, is down 11% to 32,506 units just above the Toyota Camry at 31,871 sales (-7%).

Dodge RAM USA September 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comDodge RAM

Excellent performance of the Dodge RAM up 3 spots on August to #4 at 28,145 units (+8%), the model’s highest monthly ranking in the US since December 2007! The Toyota Corolla, helped by the new generation now in dealerships, passes the Honda Civic to top its segment at #6 with 23,251 sales, the Ford Fusion is up 62% to #11, the Toyota RAV4 up one further rank to #14, the Ford Explorer up 12 to #16 and the Subaru Forester up 75% year-on-year at #30.

Mercedes CLA Class USA September 2013The Mercedes CLA makes its first appearance in the US ranking this month.

Further down, notice the Dodge Charger up 23 spots to #38, the Dodge Dart finally up 21 to a best-ever #44 and the BMW X5 up 57 to #73. As far as newcomers are concerned, the Infiniti Q50 is up 12 ranks to #119 and 2,367 sales for its 2nd month in market, the Mercedes CLA-Class lands directly at #122 with 2,310 units sold for its very first appearance in the US ranking, the Fiat 500L up a further 4 ranks to a record #168 and the Mitsubishi Mirage selling its first 20 units at #252.

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USA 8 months 2013: Discover the Top 274 All-models ranking!

September 8th, 2013 7 comments

SRT Viper USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe SRT Viper is #255 with 381 units sold so far this year.

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After going through the August sales data, let’s try and extract some longer-term trends by looking into the year-to-date charts. The US market is up a shiny 10% so far in 2013 at 10.65 million registrations, or more in 8 months than during the entire year 2009! What we have observed during the previous months continues to be true: the pick-up trucks are pulling the market up big time this year in the US. Proof: 5 of the 7 biggest gainers in the year-to-date Top 40 belong to this category! The Ford F-Series is up 22% (#1), the Chevrolet Silverado up 25% (#2), Dodge Ram up 25% also (#5, biggest rank gainer in the Top 10 at +4), GMC Sierra up 24% (#19) and Toyota Tacoma up 22% (#26).

Hyundai Elantra USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Hyundai Elantra is the biggest gainer in the Top 40 with sales up 30% on 2012.

The best performers in the Top 50 overall are passenger cars though: the Subaru Forester up 46% to #43 and the Hyundai Elantra up 30% to #13. Widen this to the Top 100 and we have the Nissan Pathfinder up 214% to #53, the Mazda CX-5 up 118% to #64 and the launch honeymoon is over so great word-of-mouth for Mazda’s SUV, Toyota Avalon up 145% to #69, VW Beetle up 66% to #90 and the Acura RDX up 81% to #93. Granted, the Dodge Dart is up 1341% but it was launched just over a year ago and is actually down to #58 vs. #56 after 7 months…

Kia Cadenza USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Kia Cadenza should break into the year-to-date Top 200 next month.

There is still one lonely all-new model inside the Top 100: the Subaru XV Crosstrek drops 2 ranks to #84 with 34,483. Not setting the world on fire, but playing its part in Subaru lodging record month after record month in the US. 3 additional newcomers inside the Top 200: the Ford C-Max at #107 (-1), Cadillac ATS at #111 (-3) and Buick Encore at #126 (+4). Hopefully one more will join these ranks next month: the Kia Cadenza is up 10 spots vs. last month to #201, as is the Fiat 500L up to #224 while the Infiniti Q50 lands directly at #2298, the Jaguar F-Type is up 7 to #239 and the Mini Paceman down one to #245.

Audi Q7 USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comUS Audi Q7 sales are up a very impressive 49% so far in 2013.

Some vehicles display impressive growth disconnected with any major model change – let’s call this pure growth. For example the Audi Q5 is up 44% to #112, the GMC Yukon XL up 54% to #123, Mercedes GL Class up 27% to #125, Nissan Leaf up 234% to #143 (thanks to a reduced price), Porsche Cayenne up 40% to #156 and the Audi Q7 up 49% to #168. Finally notice the Tesla Model S inside the Top 150 with an estimated 13,150 sales.

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USA August 2013: Honda CR-V and Chevy Equinox hit record levels in euphoric market up 17%

September 7th, 2013 8 comments

Infiniti Q50 USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comWe welcome the Infiniti Q50 at #131 this month in the US

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In complete contrast with a European market back to its (very) wobbly self, new light vehicle sales in the US are absolutely and positively euphoric in August: up 17% year-on-year to 1.5 million registrations, adding up to 10.65 million year-to-date, up 10% on 2012. Even better: the annualised selling rate shoots up to 16.1 million units, the industry’s best showing since late 2007! Ok one more figure: carmakers have now sold more light vehicles in 8 months this than in all of 2009 (10.4 million)…

Honda CR-V USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Honda CR-V breaks its US monthly volume record this month.

Year-on-year brand gains are simply indecent: Honda is up 29%, Toyota and Nissan both up 24% and Subaru up 45% to pass 40,000 monthly units for the first time in history… More: Jaguar is up 67%, BMW up 46%, Cadillac up 38%, Buick up 37%, Mazda up 26% and Audi up 22%… Finally, Lexus is up 23% to 29,792 units, beating Mercedes (24,761 excluding LCVs) and BMW (24,523) to reclaim the luxury crown for the first time since August 2012 and only the second time since the end of 2010. Lexus was the #1 luxury brand in the USA for 11 years up to 2010.

Subaru Forester USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Forester brings Subaru up to its best month in history in the US…

Model-wise, the Ford F-Series tops 70,000 sales for the 2nd time in the last 4 months at 71,115 (+22%) while the Toyota Camry passes the Chevrolet Silverado to reclaim the 2nd spot at 44,713 units (+22%) vs. 43,603 (+14%). Huge month for Honda, placing 3 models inside the Top 6! Both the Civic and Accord hit their strongest monthly volume in 4 years at 39,458 (+58%) and 38,559 (+11%) respectively, while the CR-V is up 45% to a all-time high of 34,654 units, beating its previous best established in March 2012. The Dodge Ram also impresses at +31% in 7th place.

Lexus IS350 USA August 2013. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus is back to the #1 luxury brand spot it held between 2000 and 2010.

The Chevrolet Equinox is up 24% to reach a best-ever 11th place and record 25,073 sales, ahead of the Hyundai Elantra up 37% to #12 and 24,700 units in spite of stock issues due to its success. Other massive gainers in the Top 50 include the Toyota RAV4 up 50% to #15, Jeep Grand Cherokee up 40% to #18, Nissan Rogue up 37% to #20, Honda Pilot up 40% to #27, Subaru Forester up a whopping 89% to a record #30 and 13,163 sales, Lexus RX up 32% to #37, Chevrolet Sonic up 30% to #39 and a record 11,354 sales and the BMW 3 Series up 67% to #44.

2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZThe Chevrolet Equinox delivers its best-ever month in the US.

Further down, notice the Lexus IS up 87% to #90 vs. #128 year-to-date, the Buick Encore breaking into the Top 100 for the first time at #94, the Chevrolet Volt up 29 spots on July to #114 and an all-time high 3,351 sales and the all-new Infiniti Q50 landing directly in 131st position at 2,434 units. Among recent launches, the Kia Cadenza is down 5 ranks to #156, the Fiat 500L up 2 to #172, the Jaguar F-Type down 3 to #123 and the SRT Viper sells 61 units, the best month for this generation so far.

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World: Tesla bigger than Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen combined!

August 24th, 2013 7 comments

Tesla Model S World July 2013Could Tesla one day save Peugeot? Or Fiat? And Chrysler?

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I have related the success of the $70,000 Tesla Model S electric sedan in my latest Californian updates (see Q1 2013 here and Q2 2013 here), a state buying around half of all Teslas sold in the USA. Overall, 10,000 units of the Model S have found a buyer so far this year, with the brand posting its first ever benefits over the first quarter of 2013. Tesla plans to sell 21,000 by the time 2013 has come to an end, and double that in 2014. For now, all Tesla cars are manufactured in Freemont, California, but there are talks of a mass-market battery car that would require additional plants in Europe and Asia, and could be called Model E…

Why am I telling you all this? Simply because boosted by these results, the Tesla share in the Wall Street Stock Market has quadrupled in value since last January and doubled since mid-May, to go beyond $150. This means Tesla is now valued at $18 billion, around the same as Renault (without Nissan) and, closer to the Americans’ heart, more than Fiat-Chrysler and Peugeot-Citroen put together! And what if one of Detroit’s big 3 or a French carmaker could one day be saved from bankruptcy by a company created in 2010? Crazy? Nothing is too crazy for the man who inspired Robert Downey Junior’s impersonation of Iron Man, Pay Pal and Tesla inventor Elon Musk… And we may just be looking at one of the big manufacturers of the next decades…

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USA 7 months 2013: Discover the Top 272 All-models ranking!

August 10th, 2013 1 comment

Porsche Boxster USA July 2013US sales of Porsche Boxster are up 216% so far in 2013. 

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As is the tradition, after exploring in detail July sales in the US, we look into the year-to-date models ranking to extract longer-term trends. We are dealing with a euphoric new light vehicle market in the US this year, up 8.5% on 2012 to 9,144,335 units. As we have studied earlier, pick-up trucks are pulling the entire market up and this is very clear when you look at YTD year-on-year evolutions: the Chevrolet Silverado is up 27% at #2, the Dodge Ram (#5) and GMC Sierra (#20) are both up 24% and the Ford F-Series is up 22%. The other vehicles delivering 20%+ gains inside the Top 40 are the Hyundai Elantra at +29% (#14), Ford Explorer at +24% (#19), Chevrolet Cruze at +23% (#12), Toyota Tacoma at +21% (#26) and Ford Escape at +20% (#10)…

Dodge Durango USA July 2013US sales of Dodge Durango are up 38% so far in 2013.

When we widen the net to the Top 100, noticeable improvements include the Nissan Pathfinder up 208% to #52, Toyota Avalon up 135% to #69, Acura RDX up 87% to #95, Lexus ES up 80% to #71, Subaru Forester up 39% to #48, Dodge Durango up 38% to #77 and Jeep Compass up 30% to #79. The Dodge Dart is up 5132% year-on-year but was launched around the same time last year which messes up the comparison. At #56 it is a disappointment so far. The only all-new model inside the US Top 100 over the period is once again the Subaru XV Crosstrek at #82, with the Ford C-Max at #106 and Cadillac ATS #108 the next best things.

Nissan Leaf USA July 2013Nissan Leaf sales are up 230% year-on-year in the US so far vs. +9% for the Chevy Volt.

Interesting developments further down the US ranking: the Nissan Leaf up 230% to #145 and passing the Chevrolet Volt in the process at #146 (+9%), the Audi Q7 up 48% whereas there was no new model in store, the Range Rover up 39%, Hyundai Azera up 62%, Mercedes SL Class up 113%, Porsche Boxster up 216%, Porsche Cayman up 333% and the Mercedes G Class up 186%.

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