I have now uploaded Historical US models ranking going back to 1999. From 1999 to 2002 you have access to a year-end Top 10 or 20 and from 2003 onwards at least a Top 50 plus each and every monthly Ranking!
This decade showed the best and worst of truck sales: the Ford F-Series broke its year-end volume record in 2004 at 939,511 units, then broke its monthly record in July 2005 at an amazing 126,905 units, but finished the decade at a paltry 413,625 sales.
The Chevrolet Silverado finished #2 each year bar 2009, broke its monthly volume record in June 2005 at 109,359 sales, hovering around 650,000 annual units up until 2006 to then drop to 316,544 sales and 3rd place in 2009.
The Toyota Camry is the passenger car champion of the decade, #1 in that category every year except in 2001 when the Honda Accord stole its thunder. Other regular fixtures are the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Each of these previous four models managed to hold the #1 overall monthly spot within a 16 month period between May 2008 and August 2009, when high petrol prices boosted sales of smaller models.
This decade was also the time Toyota came closest to cracking the truck market, with its enormous Tundra breaking into the overall Top 10 for a few months in 2007. It is also the time when hybrid cars reached the masses, with the Toyota Prius ranking within the year-end Top 20 from 2007 onwards and making a couple of appearances in the monthly Top 10…
For the direct links to these 11 new posts and the 2010 article see ‘Read more’ below.