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USA: 1908-1998 Historical Data now available!

1912 Ford Model T

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…

1965 Chevrolet Impala

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.

1982 Ford F-Series

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!

For the direct links to these 22 new posts click on ‘Read more’ below.

USA Historical Data:

For the first USA Historical Data update (1999-2009) click here.

USA 1908-1991

USA 1992-2001

USA 2001-2010


USA Historical Data 1908-1998:

USA 1908-1927: Ford Model T makes the automobile popular

USA 1960-1970: Chevrolet Impala breaks records

USA 1974: Ford Pinto and Plymouth Valiant dominate

USA 1975: Oldsmobile Cutlass and Ford Granada on top

USA 1976: Oldsmobile Cutlass still America’s favourite

USA 1977: Chevrolet Caprice/Impala takes the lead, Ford F-Series now best-selling truck

USA 1978: Chevrolet Impala/Caprice #1, Ford Fairmont arrives

USA 1979: Chevrolet places Impala/Caprice and Chevette on podium

USA 1980: Oldsmobile Cutlass reigns Supreme, or Chevrolet Citation?

USA 1981: Chevrolet Chevette leads, VW Rabbit up to #4

USA 1982-1985: Ford F-Series takes command

USA 1986: Chevrolet Celebrity leads passenger cars

USA 1987-1988: Ford F-Series and Escort dominate

USA 1989-1990: Honda Accord first ‘foreign’ model to lead passenger cars

USA 1991: Honda Accord and Ford Taurus shine

USA 1992: Ford Taurus leads passenger cars for the first time

USA 1993: Ford F-Series and Taurus keep the lead

USA 1994: Ford F-Series and Chevrolet C/K stronger

USA 1995: Ford F-Series and Explorer impress

USA 1996: Ford F-Series at 780,000 sales, new Dodge Ram lands

USA 1997: Toyota Camry takes command of passenger cars

USA 1998: Ford F-Series above 800,000 sales

Source: manufacturers

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  1. Impressionnant le Model T se vendait plus de 1 000 000 unités par an dans les années 20! Je connais l’histoire de ce modèle.

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