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USA September 2011: Trucks are back with a vengeance

Dodge RAM

* See the Top 125 best-selling models by clicking on ‘Read more’ at end of post! *

The American car market is up 10% this month at 1,053,722 units and year-to-date at 9,518,172 registrations. Truck sales are up 16%: the Ford F-Series passes the 50,000 sales mark for only the third time in the last 12 months at 54,410 units (+15%) and the Chevrolet Silverado delivers its best 2011 volume at 43,698 sales (+36%).

But the best performance goes to the Dodge RAM: with 24,656 sales it ranks 4th just behind the Toyota Camry, its highest position since December 2007 and its highest volume since March 2008… The Nissan Altima stays 2nd best-selling passenger car at #5, the Ford Escape continues to impress at #6 (+41%), the Honda CR-V is back in the Top 10 at #7 and the Ford Fusion has another record month at #8. It is now #5 year-to-date ahead of the Chevrolet Cruze and Toyota Corolla!

VW Passat

The Nissan Versa new generation enjoys its first full month of sales and is up 20 spots on August to #19. Volkswagen launches the new generation Passat, landing directly at #98 with 3,176 sales and the new Beetle with 722 units sold for its first month. The electric car war continues: the Nissan Leaf is down 24% on August at 1,031 sales and the Chevrolet Volt is up 139% to 723 units.

Previous month: see the US August 2011 Top 125 best-selling models here.

Full September 2011 Top 125 Ranking Table below.

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