Yes you have read well: I have uploaded Historical Data for the USA since 1908, year of the Ford Model T launch. It is the first car to be mass-produced, and I have yearly production figures for you, showing that in 1923 2,011,125 units of the Model T were produced, still to date the highest annual production figure ever achieved by a single model! That’s more than twice Toyota Corolla’s yearly production nowadays…
Between 1927 and 1960 I have absolutely no information so please do get in touch if you have anything to add! In 1965 the Chevrolet Impala sold 1,074,925 units in the US, the highest postwar annual sales volume achieved by a single model in the country.
The Ford F-Series took the lead of pick-up sales in 1977, then of the overall market in 1982 and never looked back, holding the title of best-selling vehicle in the country for 29 years in a row! This means the market leader in 1981, the Chevrolet Chevette was the very last passenger car to dominate overall US car sales.
The Honda Accord was the first model by a foreign brand to take the lead of the passenger car ranking in 1989. The Ford Taurus gave the title back to the US from 1992 to 1996 before the Toyota Camry started its reign in 1997 to then become the best-selling passenger car in the US for 12 of the following 13 years!
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