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USA First Quarter 2014: Nissan Rogue & Subaru Forester hit record

Kia K900 USA March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe Kia K900 lands at #249 in the US.

* See the Top 261 best-selling models and Top 40 brands by clicking on the title! *

As is the tradition on BSCB, after exploring US March sales we now go into the First Quarter results in detail to try and extract longer-term trends. Thanks to a strong March score (+6%), the US market as a whole is up 1.4% on 2013 to 3.74 million units. Brand-wise, below an unchanged podium – Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, all declining – the big change is the access of Nissan in 4th spot thanks to sales up a very robust 11% to 323,745, passing Honda down 5% to 287,406. Jeep is up a huge 45% and goes from #10 brand one year ago to #7 this year! Subaru is up 22% to break into the Top 10 at #10, Ram is up 27% to #12, BMW up 12%, Lexus up 15%, Lincoln up 36% and Maserati up 331%.

Maserati Ghibli USA March 2014. Picture courtesy of www.motortrend.comMaserati Ghibli. US Maserati sales are up a whopping 331% so far in 2014.

It’s tough being at the top as far as the models ranking is concerned: 7 in the Top 10 lose ground year-on-year, including the Chevrolet Silverado down 8% in 2nd place. The Ford F-Series is for its part up 3% to 173,358 units, while the Ram Pick-up is up a fantastic 25% to 96,906 sales, going from #8 at the same time last year to #3. In spite of sales down 6%, the Toyota Camry remains the most popular passenger car in the country, shaking off the Nissan Altima (+3%) thanks to a strong month of March.

Nissan Rogue USA March 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comUS Nissan Rogue sales are up 47% so far in 2014.

Other great performers inside the Top 20 include the Chevrolet Cruze up 12% thanks to its new diesel offering, the Toyota RAV4 up 28% and the Nissan Rogue up a splendid 47% thanks to the new model to reach a record 50,448 sales in 16th position. Reversely, the Honda Accord is down 14% and 4 spots to #8 and the Ford Focus down 16% to #16. Further down, the Subaru Forester takes off: up 67% to a record 35,390 units, the Mazda CX-5 and Nissan Frontier are both up 47% to #43 and #64 respectively, the Subaru XV Crosstrek is up 58% to #67, Nissan Juke up 71% to #75 and Acura MDX up 67% to #79.

The analysis continues below.

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Full 1st Quarter 2014 Analysis, Top 261 models & Top 40 brands Ranking Tables below.

The Jeep Cherokee is by very far the most successful all-new model over the period, ranking 27th with 36,096 and one of seven newcomers inside the Top 200, along with the Infiniti Q50 at #100, the Mercedes CLA at #126, Mitsubishi Mirage at #165, Fiat 500L at #180, Kia Cadenza at #185 and Ram ProMaster at #188. Notice also the Volvo V60 at #203, the Cadillac ELR at #246 and the Kia K900 making its very first appearance in the US ranking at #249.

USA First Quarter 2014 – brands:

PosCarmaker2014/132013PosFY13
1Ford558,657-4%580,91711
2Chevrolet452,683-4%469,70422
3Toyota441,455-3%456,32733
4Nissan323,74511%290,90555
5Honda287,406-5%302,69844
6Hyundai160,013-3%164,33066
7Jeep145,83945%100,951109
8Dodge145,224-9%158,75177
9Kia133,0065%126,93288
10Subaru112,38822%92,5271211
11GMC104,4680%104,927910
12Ram100,99327%79,3541413
13Volkswagen87,323-11%98,1781112
14Mazda78,0580%78,2831517
15Mercedes77,2386%73,0211614
16Chrysler72,483-9%79,6841316
17BMW72,37712%64,9021715
18Lexus65,08515%56,7401818
19Buick52,89811%47,6201919
20Cadillac39,588-7%42,7122020
21Acura37,9489%34,9532121
22Audi35,2283%34,1862222
23Infiniti31,22114%27,3762323
24Lincoln21,60336%15,8992624
25Mitsubishi19,84024%15,9962527
26Scion14,457-12%16,3772425
27Volvo13,698-9%15,1072728
28Land Rover13,0795%12,4192929
29Fiat11,42519%9,6123130
30Porsche10,1365%9,6503031
31Mini8,657-38%14,0552826
32Tesla6,0160%5,9903232
33Jaguar4,71532%3,5853433
34Maserati2,368331%5493736
35Smart2,2372%2,1933534
36Bentley65013%5743637
37Ferrari5174%4983838
38Rolls Royce2256%644040
39Lamborghini1774%1713939
40Suzuki0-100%5,9463335
 –Others8733%852 – –

USA First Quarter 2014 – models:

Note: some brands (Maserati, Tesla, Lamborghini, Ferrari…) don’t share sales splits by models and therefore are not represented in the ranking below.

PosModel2014/132013PosFY13
1Ford F-Series173,3583%168,84311
2Chevrolet Silverado107,747-8%116,64922
3Ram Pick-up96,90625%77,59485
4Toyota Camry94,283-6%100,83033
5Nissan Altima89,2853%86,95257
6Toyota Corolla77,737-3%80,24479
7Ford Fusion77,578-4%80,558611
8Honda Accord76,407-14%88,42744
9Ford Escape71,305-2%72,983910
10Honda Civic71,096-2%72,259106
11Honda CR-V67,6483%65,374118
12Chevrolet Cruze65,18517%55,7311412
13Chevrolet Equinox56,073-5%58,8691314
14Hyundai Elantra53,237-2%54,5461513
15Toyota RAV453,06428%41,4132016
16Ford Focus51,903-16%61,8981215
17Nissan Rogue50,44847%34,2962823
18Chevrolet Malibu48,136-2%49,1791618
19Ford Explorer46,068-5%48,6491719
20GMC Sierra42,2133%40,7962120
21Jeep Grand Cherokee40,83823%33,1332921
22Nissan Sentra40,78924%33,0023029
23Hyundai Sonata40,253-15%47,2851817
24Kia Optima37,515-3%38,8132427
25VW Jetta37,3680%37,4952522
26Chevrolet Impala36,858-17%44,3431926
27Jeep Cherokee36,096new0 –132
28Toyota Highlander35,74721%29,5283432
29Subaru Forester35,39067%21,1445636
30Toyota Tacoma35,229-11%39,4672224
31Jeep Wrangler34,6749%31,8463228
32Nissan Versa34,603-12%39,2872343
33Ford Edge33,2385%31,5343330
34Kia Soul32,66813%29,0133741
35Dodge Grand Caravan32,02521%26,4904335
36Chrysler 20030,489-17%36,8852737
37Chrysler Town & Country28,9948%26,7654238
38Subaru Outback28,9263%28,1013942
39Toyota Prius28,814-23%37,3342625
40Honda Odyssey27,8326%26,2334531
41Ford Econoline27,6070%27,6394034
42Toyota Tundra27,40216%23,5804944
43Mazda CX-526,20647%17,8116363
44Toyota Sienna26,087-10%29,0523639
45GMC Terrain25,419-5%26,8064149
46Dodge Charger24,956-4%26,0984650
47BMW 3 & 4 Series24,40518%20,6625740
48VW Passat24,283-6%25,9094845
49Chevrolet Sonic24,23321%20,1095857
50Mazda324,056-17%29,1333547
51Hyundai Santa Fe23,44021%19,4465954
52Dodge Journey23,0240%22,9925058
53Kia Sorento23,006-11%25,9554746
54Chevrolet Traverse22,362-15%26,4124451
55Honda Pilot22,031-22%28,2263833
56Dodge Avenger21,740-32%32,0473152
57Lexus RX21,232-1%21,4045548
58GMC Acadia20,582-6%21,8225453
59Jeep Patriot20,4748%18,9976167
60Subaru Impreza20,2347%18,9516266
61Ford Mustang19,59613%17,3206565
62Nissan Pathfinder19,569-13%22,3665355
63Chevrolet Camaro19,5682%19,1986061
64Nissan Frontier17,86247%12,1788373
65Kia Forte17,28513%15,3427372
66Mercedes C Class17,029-26%22,9125256
67Subaru XV Crosstrek16,87558%10,7109581
68Dodge Durango16,21319%13,5707874
69Dodge Dart16,074-30%22,9655160
70Hyundai Accent16,00815%13,9147676
71Mercedes E Class15,87216%13,6897771
72Chevrolet Tahoe15,703-6%16,7726859
73Toyota 4Runner15,68220%13,0737985
74Ford Fiesta15,598-3%16,0287069
75Nissan Juke15,58271%9,106107108
76Lexus ES15,103-10%16,8016768
77Cadillac SRX14,90316%12,8568179
78Buick Enclave14,714-7%15,8127175
79Acura MDX14,59767%8,72811183
80Ford Taurus14,594-14%16,9846662
81Nissan Maxima14,4613%14,0077580
82Chevrolet Express14,185-9%15,5317264
83Jeep Compass13,75715%12,0038584
84Toyota Avalon13,295-24%17,5256470
85Chrysler 30013,000-19%16,0346977
86Chevrolet Captiva Sport12,8544%12,3798289
87Mazda612,84717%10,9519493
88Lexus IS11,458121%5,173138112
89Nissan Murano11,373-4%11,8538792
90Hyundai Tucson11,1161%11,0109399
91Dodge Challenger11,034-24%14,5407486
92BMW 5 Series10,952-10%12,1398478
93Buick Verano10,881-5%11,3958990
94Buick Encore10,723116%4,953143121
95Buick LaCrosse10,522-7%11,3729088
96Honda Fit10,444-9%11,5338882
97BMW X310,43045%7,211123126
98Acura RDX10,22112%9,15910691
99Mercedes M Class10,13411%9,162105100
100Infiniti Q5010,019new0 –155
101BMW X59,760-18%11,89186103
102Kia Rio9,566-3%9,81899101
103Chevrolet Spark9,5419%8,782110114
104Lincoln MKZ9,218145%3,758163118
105Toyota Prius C8,833-10%9,8659897
106Kia Sportage8,82719%7,436121115
107Audi Q58,7747%8,196114102
108Ford Expedition8,68910%7,928117106
109Audi A48,687-11%9,79510096
110Subaru Legacy8,544-25%11,3299195
111Fiat 5008,473-12%9,612103110
112Infiniti QX60/JX8,42422%6,903126122
113Mercedes GLK8,27110%7,510120117
114Chevrolet Corvette8,179178%2,941175159
115VW Beetle8,167-18%10,0109794
116BMW X17,96847%5,411137130
117Cadillac CTS7,659-3%7,862118119
118Toyota Venza7,555-32%11,08192109
119Mitsubishi Outlander Sport7,45037%5,436136133
120Ford Transit Connect7,431-29%10,42696104
121Cadillac ATS7,318-25%9,750101107
122Lincoln MKX7,10117%6,066132136
123Chevrolet Suburban6,724-29%9,41510487
124Hyundai Veloster6,6865%6,357129125
125GMC Yukon6,516-6%6,917125129
126Mercedes CLA Class6,129new0 –169
127Ford Flex6,12613%5,444135131
128VW Tiguan6,111-23%7,951116127
129Buick Regal6,05848%4,084157150
130GMC Savana6,057110%2,885177161
131Toyota Prius V6,001-30%8,525112113
132Cadillac XTS5,880-18%7,130124116
133Ford C-Max5,566-42%9,677102111
134Nissan Xterra5,44511%4,890144156
135Audi A65,43624%4,375149141
136Mercedes GL Class5,418-29%7,618119128
137Mercedes S Class5,36974%3,077172172
138Lexus GS5,35831%4,089155147
139VW Golf5,350-37%8,523113124
140Volvo S605,284-11%5,947133137
141Infiniti G / Q605,248-59%12,91680105
142Hyundai Genesis5,236-35%8,113115120
143Nissan LEAF5,18446%3,539164139
144Mazda54,988-25%6,666128170
145Lexus GX4,907130%2,131189179
146Mazda CX-94,896-46%8,991109134
147Acura TL4,852-29%6,793127135
148Mitsubishi Lancer4,842-23%6,267130148
149Range Rover Sport4,82324%3,898161164
150Mercedes Sprinter4,62421%3,834162142
151Scion tC4,3305%4,139154149
152Mini Countryman4,305-11%4,839145144
153Porsche Cayenne4,2802%4,181152152
154Toyota Yaris4,144-44%7,335122143
155Acura ILX4,141-26%5,614134145
156BMW 6 Series4,12799%2,071191187
157Audi Q74,08941%2,901176163
158Scion xB4,057-11%4,557148154
159Lexus CT4,00023%3,245171167
160Mini3,946-56%9,04710898
161Toyota FJ Cruiser3,91217%3,351169174
162Honda Ridgeline3,844-10%4,265150157
163Mazda23,8089%3,496165180
164Volvo XC603,789-20%4,752146146
165Mitsubishi Mirage3,785new0 –234
166GMC Yukon XL3,679-27%5,065141123
167Cadillac Escalade3,648-29%5,110140140
168Mitsubishi Outlander3,61322%2,953174177
169Chevrolet Volt3,606-15%4,244151138
170Audi A53,491-13%4,001159151
171Nissan Armada3,449-12%3,934160168
172Scion FR-S3,425-26%4,640147153
173Nissan NV3,3893%3,285170176
174Infiniti QX80/QX563,3740%3,370168173
175Nissan Quest3,319-4%3,454166175
176Nissan Titan3,318-35%5,112139165
177Honda Crosstour3,318-18%4,029158160
178Range Rover Evoque3,1764%3,067173181
179VW CC2,974-27%4,085156166
180Fiat 500L2,952new0 –198
181Acura TSX2,923-30%4,176153158
182Toyota Sequoia2,898-14%3,384167171
183Range Rover2,8843%2,790180178
184Porsche 9112,535-7%2,722182186
185Kia Cadenza2,495new0 –191
186Lincoln MKS2,440-11%2,755181184
187Nissan NV2002,4235055%47250220
188Ram ProMaster2,310new0 –230
189Jaguar XF2,29621%1,899194197
190Smart Fortwo2,2372%2,193187188
191Hyundai Azera2,118-22%2,709183182
192Audi A72,1061%2,083190194
193Subaru BRZ2,06616%1,788196193
194Scion xD2,0541%2,032192189
195Lexus LS1,967-31%2,860178185
196BMW 7 Series1,882-20%2,338185183
197Infiniti QX70/FX1,846-14%2,155188205
198Ram Cargo Van1,7771%1,760198190
199Nissan 370Z1,73426%1,378207204
200Infiniti Q70/M1,5932%1,568202214
201VW Touareg1,565-38%2,524184195
202Lincoln Navigator1,561-15%1,827195192
203Kia Sedona1,539177%555233201
204Mercedes CLS Class1,483-13%1,695199196
205Porsche Panamera1,4666%1,384206213
206Volvo XC901,366-17%1,651200203
207Lincoln MKT1,283-14%1,493203208
208Volvo V601,259new0 – –
209Mazda MX-51,2562%1,235212209
210Nissan Cube1,248-36%1,951193211
211Jaguar XJ1,209-3%1,245211212
212Acura RL/RLX1,178235%352241215
213Audi A81,174-20%1,462205206
214Mercedes SL Class1,145-23%1,484204202
215Land Rover LR41,144-36%1,778197200
216BMW X61,100-13%1,264210210
217Honda Insight1,066-8%1,161214217
218Lexus LX1,0563%1,026217219
219Land Rover LR21,05219%886220229
220Mercedes SLK995-12%1,134215218
221Honda CR-Z939-21%1,190213222
222Porsche Boxster933-31%1,361208221
223Porsche Cayman9221364%63249228
224Hyundai Equus91813%814222226
225Volvo XC70910-19%1,120216216
226BMW 1 & 2 Series904-30%1,291209199
227Chevrolet SS865new0 –258
228Audi A386316%743223252
229BMW Z484936%624230237
230VW Routan79713%704225240
231Jaguar F-Type786new0 –238
232Chevrolet Caprice PPV77915%679226225
233Toyota Land Cruiser7724%740224233
234Infiniti QX50/EX71755%464237239
235VW Eos708-28%977219223
236Volvo S8061219%515235242
237Mercedes G Class608-1%612231236
238Scion iQ591-41%1,009218224
239Jaguar XK424-4%441240247
240Volvo C70416-31%600232232
241Mini Paceman406140%169243231
242Audi TT383-17%463238241
243Subaru Tribeca353-30%504236244
244Nissan GT-R264-1%268242248
245Audi R822535%167244253
246Cadillac ELR180new0 –270
247SRT (Dodge) Viper1583850%4256254
248Mitsubishi Galant122-81%649227245
249Kia K900105new0 – –
250Mercedes SLS AMG79-34%119247256
251Mercedes CL Class76-51%155245255
252Chevrolet Avalanche68-99%6,259131162
253Volvo C3062-88%522234246
254Acura ZDX36-64%99248259
255Mitsubishi i-MiEV28-96%625229250
256Chevrolet Colorado17-99%2,210186227
257Mercedes R Class4-80%20254263
258Lexus LFA4-56%9255265
259GMC Canyon2-100%636228251
260Mercedes CLK2n/a0 – –
261Hyundai Veracruz1-99%136246260

Source: GCBC

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