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USA November 2014: Best November score since 2001

GMC Sierra USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe GMC Sierra delivers the biggest year-on-year gain in the Top 15 at +57%…

* UPDATED See the Top 270 models, Top 40 brands & Top 15 groups by clicking on the title *

The good news keep rolling on for the US new light vehicle market, up another 5% year-on-year in November to 1.302.655 deliveries, lifting the year-to-date total to 15.023.111 units, up 6% on 2013. More significantly, this is the best November volume since 2001 and corresponds to an annualised sales rate (SAAR) of 17.2 million units, only the 2nd time since early 2006 that the SAAR crosses the symbolic 17 million milestone – the only other time was last August. This increase is solely due to the regained interest of American consumers towards pickups and SUVs as petrol price plummet to their lowest level in 4 years, with light truck volume up 9% year-on-year (pickups: +11%) while car deliveries are down 0.1%. Other piece of good news: the average transaction price is also on the rise at $33,754, up 2% on November 2013. Of course not all manufacturers fare the same way in November…

2015 Chrysler 200S…while the Chrysler 200 is tops in the Top 50 at +155%

General Motors is back in positive territory this month at +6% leading the groups ranking by far, while Ford is handicapped by the F-150 changeover and drops 2% – its 4th consecutive monthly decline – now threatened for 2nd place by Toyota (+7%). Without the F-Series, Ford Group sales would be up 2%. Ford’s market share fell to 14.3% from 15.3% in November 2013 and has declined YOY every month in 2014 except July. Reversely, at #4 Fiat Chrysler lodges a 56th consecutive month of YOY gains at +20%, and some of the strongest sales gains came from vehicles that were either new or redesigned onto Fiat platforms, such as the Jeep Cherokee, Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart. Volkswagen Group is up 10% and Subaru delivers the biggest increase at +24% – its 36th straight month of YOY gains.

Alfa Romeo 4C USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comAlfa Romeo is back in the US with 24 sales of the 4C sport coupe this month.

Onto the brands ranking, and if Ford leads the way it however drops 3% whereas the next 3 brands are all on the up: Toyota overtakes Chevrolet to rank #2 while Honda remains #4. Jeep manages to outsell Hyundai for the second consecutive month in 6th place thanks to sales up 27%, GMC is up 23% to crack the Top 10, Ram is up 31%, Chrysler up 30%, Buick up 27%, Audi up 22%, Lincoln up 21% thanks to the new MKC, Porsche up 18% and Maserati up 36%. Finally we welcome the return of Alfa Romeo in the US in November, appearing in the sales charts for the first time since 1995 with 24 units of the all-new 4C sport coupe sold.

2015 Ford F-150 USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comThe transition to the 2015 F-150 is solely responsible for the Ford Group’s November sales decline.

Model-wise, Ford F-Series sales are now clearly affected by the changeover to the 2015 F-150 models: down 10% in November to 59,049 deliveries. The company began shipping the new F-150 to dealers a week before Thanksgiving and has delivered “a handful” of them to customers so far, said its chief sales analyst Erich Merkle, reported by Automotive News. John Felice, Ford’s vice president for US marketing, said Ford is working to maintain a “delicate balance” with incentives on the outgoing model until the new version is more widely available to avoid running low. Taking advantage of the situation and lower fuel prices, all other full-size pickups progress by 20% or more in November: the GMC Sierra is up 57%, the Chevrolet Silverado up 24% – meaning GM full-size pickups outsold the F-Series for the 4th month running at 65,343 deliveries – and the Ram Pickup is up 21% to a new November record of 35,865 units, boosted by sales of the Ram 1500 up 30%.

Honda CR-V USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comHonda CR-V

The freshly redesigned Honda CR-V is up a fantastic 38% to land at a record 4th place with 32,378 sales, its 4th best-ever monthly total. Perfectly illustrating the trend towards SUV and crossover and away from sedans, the CR-V outsells all passenger cars for the first time ever, kicking the Toyota Camry down to #5, just above the Corolla up 14% and the Ford Escape up 22% to its best-ever November score at 25,528 units. The Jeep Cherokee posts a 2nd straight month inside the overall Top 20 at a best-ever #17, the brand’s best-seller for the third consecutive month, up 67% to 16,945 units. The Chevrolet Cruze (+26%), Ford Explorer (+24%) and Nissan Rogue (+44%) also shine.

Chevrolet Colorado USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comChevrolet Colorado deliveries are up 59% on last month.

Further down, the redesigned Chrysler 200 increases 2.5-fold year-on-year to post its best-ever November score at #24 with 14,317 sales, the Subaru Outback is up 60% to #25, the Mercedes C-Class is up 10 spots on October to #39, the Dodge Dart surprisingly breaks its all-time monthly record over 2 years after launch at #42 and 9,012 sales and the Ford Mustang is up 62% year-on-year and 38 ranks on last month to deliver its best November since 2006 at #45 and 8,728 units.

Lexus RC USA November 2014. Picture courtesy of motortrend.comLexus RC makes its first appearance in the US ranking this month.

Among recent launches, the all-new GM mid-size pickups continue making their way up the ladder: the Chevrolet Colorado is up 59% on October to 2,366 deliveries at #128 while the GMC Canyon is up a more discreet 28% to 854 units and #187. The Ford Transit replaces the E-Series as the best-selling full-sized van at #78 and 4,851 sales, the Kia Sedona breaks into the Top 100 at #98 and sees its sales up 7-fold on November 2013 thanks to the new model and the BMW X4 is up 12 spots to #206. We welcome no less than 4 new nameplates in the US ranking this month: the Lexus RC at #185 with 880 sales, the Alfa Romeo 4C (#258), Chevrolet City Express (#259) and Lexus NX (#260).

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Full November 2014 Top 270 models, Top 40 brands and Top 15 groups Ranking Tables below.

USA November 2014 – groups:

1General Motors225,8186%12,660,5254%11
2Ford Motor Co186,334-2%22,251,946-1%22
3Toyota Motor Corporation183,3463%32,158,7146%33
4Fiat Chrysler Group170,83920%41,897,37816%44
5Honda Motor Company121,8145%51,403,5911%55
6Nissan Motor Company103,188-3%61,269,57711%67
8Volkswagen Group53,38710%8542,007-3%88
10Daimler AG37,9252%11328,3197%1111
11BMW Group36,028-1%10347,7095%1010
14Jaguar Land Rover4,897-19%1459,8010%1413
15Volvo Cars NA3,623-14%1551,446-9%1515

USA November 2014 – brands:

29Land Rover3,644-21%3145,7113%2929
38Rolls Royce622%3874484%3840
39Alfa Romeo24new24new40

USA November 2014 – models:

1Ford F-Series59,049-10%1679,496-1%11
2Chevrolet Silverado42,79924%2471,9188%22
3Ram Pick-up35,86521%3395,56723%45
4Honda CR-V32,37838%5302,65010%88
5Toyota Camry28,846-5%4396,9885%33
6Toyota Corolla25,60914%7309,37311%69
7Ford Escape25,52822%8280,6093%1110
8Honda Accord25,275-5%6356,7857%54
9Honda Civic23,060-12%10300,644-2%96
10Chevrolet Cruze22,85726%9255,26011%1212
11Nissan Altima22,834-7%11303,3133%77
12GMC Sierra22,54457%14188,39713%1920
13Toyota RAV421,1089%13244,70124%1316
14Ford Fusion20,263-11%12283,6945%1011
15Chevrolet Equinox18,5361%15220,9440%1414
16Hyundai Sonata18,51512%18199,0125%1717
17Jeep Cherokee16,94567%17160,7931396%25132
18Ford Explorer16,38224%16191,53018%1819
19VW Jetta15,63326%21145,295-2%2722
20Jeep Grand Cherokee15,3073%19166,1715%2321
21Nissan Rogue15,06744%20184,32024%2023
22Ford Focus14,862-2%22204,751-7%1515
23BMW 3 & 4 Series14,70212%24122,76819%3840
24Chrysler 20014,317155%32101,134-13%4237
25Subaru Outback14,12860%29124,01816%3642
26Hyundai Elantra14,002-16%28203,163-10%1613
27Subaru Forester13,8793%27144,79031%2836
28Jeep Wrangler13,59216%23161,32512%2428
29Nissan Sentra13,53016%25167,87542%2229
30Toyota Highlander13,47617%30131,10814%3132
31Toyota Tacoma13,0183%26140,757-4%2924
32Kia Optima12,70717%31147,1931%2627
33Chevrolet Malibu11,997-17%33171,702-7%2118
34Hyundai Santa Fe9,7871%4197,51121%4554
35Lexus RX9,5921%4393,8653%5048
36Toyota Tundra9,580-4%39107,9746%4144
37Chevrolet Impala9,423-30%37127,192-13%3426
38Nissan Versa9,28311%34130,65220%3243
39Mercedes C Class9,25918%4966,841-18%6856
40Honda Pilot9,22813%4597,378-17%4633
41Kia Soul9,146-29%36135,41021%3041
42Dodge Dart9,01239%5276,977-1%6060
43Toyota Sienna8,9461%40112,8141%3939
44Dodge Grand Caravan8,842-8%38122,8999%3735
45Ford Mustang8,72862%8373,1242%6465
46Honda Odyssey8,639-8%42112,370-4%4031
47Kia Sorento8,598-1%4892,832-5%5146
48Toyota Prius8,489-22%47126,749-13%3525
49Chrysler Town & Country8,055-29%35127,33113%3338
50Chevrolet Tahoe8,02710%4486,46716%5559
51Chevrolet Traverse7,83614%4695,2897%4751
53GMC Terrain7,73713%5693,9843%4949
54Ford Edge7,648-13%51100,924-14%4330
55Jeep Patriot7,54647%5884,02821%5867
56Dodge Journey7,53046%5485,15112%5758
57Mazda CX-57,22014%6391,40126%5263
58Toyota 4Runner7,18053%6268,76248%6685
59VW Passat6,966-22%5988,392-12%5345
60Dodge Charger6,569-6%5385,677-3%5650
61Honda Fit6,42155%5552,8908%8182
62GMC Acadia6,408-15%6076,649-6%6153
63Nissan Frontier6,3325%5768,26319%6773
64Nissan Pathfinder6,231-8%6672,322-12%6555
65Lexus ES5,884-7%6464,7261%7068
66Subaru XV Crosstrek5,7889%6865,46336%6981
67Subaru Legacy5,73397%6146,81319%8995
68Dodge Durango5,413-3%7758,2795%7774
69Toyota Avalon5,378-8%7060,682-6%7370
70Subaru Impreza5,2960%7274,8647%6266
71Acura MDX5,210-14%6958,84227%7683
72Mercedes M Class5,19020%9241,10112%96100
73Buick LaCrosse5,08371%8946,4342%9188
74Kia Forte5,04714%7364,0304%7172
75Chevrolet Suburban5,045-3%8248,2486%8687
76Chrysler 3004,87118%7449,390-7%8377
77Chevrolet Sonic4,8523%7188,0628%5457
78Ford Transit4,851new12810,418new187
79Mercedes E Class4,737-45%9161,2810%7271
80Lexus IS4,61016%9445,41953%93112
81Buick Encore4,57772%7945,79057%92121
82BMW X54,5573%10140,9338%97103
83Chevrolet Express4,478-23%6573,7413%6364
84Chevrolet Camaro4,385-13%6779,6695%5961
85Buick Enclave4,259-9%8054,907-1%7975
86Acura TLX4,233new7615,293new162
87Infiniti Q504,216-28%10933,044149%112155
88Audi Q54,18417%10037,8696%103102
89Dodge Challenger4,15751%8746,673-4%9086
90Ford E-Series4,151-59%8198,007-25%4434
91Jeep Compass4,09916%8456,31814%7884
92VW Golf3,99378%8829,2701%117124
93Ford Expedition3,98214%9640,39319%99106
94Mercedes CLA Class3,8988%11524,701128%133169
96Nissan Murano3,840-33%8542,9347%9592
97Hyundai Tucson3,64211%9943,19213%9499
98Kia Sedona3,538578%12411,57076%176201
99Hyundai Accent3,499-25%7854,7433%8076
100Ford Fiesta3,436-26%9859,468-11%7469
101Acura RDX3,436-6%10339,709-2%10091
102Ford Taurus3,412-22%9358,881-7%7562
103Buick Verano3,33522%10740,726-4%9890
104Cadillac SRX3,331-31%9748,679-4%8579
105Cadillac Escalade3,32780%13126,87233%127140
106Ram ProMaster3,290297%14815,003973%165230
107Nissan Maxima3,284-54%8647,2210%8780
108Kia Sportage3,261-31%9539,64730%101115
109Mini Cooper3,19327%10626,840-29%12898
110GMC Yukon3,17914%10836,84049%105129
111BMW 5 Series3,105-39%7547,187-3%8878
112Audi A43,104-13%11235,080-8%10996
113Mercedes GL Class3,0655%12223,203-16%135128
114Toyota Prius C2,975-1%10237,731-4%10497
115Infiniti QX60/JX2,927-3%12727,8250%121122
116Mercedes S Class2,86350%11322,44496%138172
117Chevrolet Spark2,86164%12536,15212%106114
118Nissan LEAF2,68734%11627,09835%124139
119Mitsubishi Outlander Sport2,67930%12128,29925%120133
120Mercedes Sprinter2,53226%13222,45718%137142
121Audi A32,511new12319,5602182%148252
122Toyota Prius V2,49312%11928,478-13%118113
123Cadillac CTS2,446-7%10528,463-2%119119
124Hyundai Genesis2,43122%12627,069-7%125120
125GMC Yukon XL2,416-9%13026,492-6%129123
126BMW X12,4162%13320,217-15%146130
127Chevrolet Corvette2,378-6%11031,287119%115159
128Chevrolet Colorado2,36639333%1553,96616%222227
129Mercedes GLK2,326-30%11733,14313%111117
130Cadillac ATS2,282-34%11427,425-20%123107
131Toyota Venza2,2310%14227,572-18%122109
132BMW X32,221-45%15431,02915%116126
133Tesla Model S2,20069%15724,20026%134n/a
134Ford Transit Connect2,186-5%9038,1986%102104
135Lincoln MKC2,152new12910,767new184
136Lincoln MKZ2,096-27%12031,3736%114118
137Kia Rio2,088-16%11834,009-12%110101
138VW Tiguan2,082-7%14323,005-16%136127
139Audi A62,061-2%14520,9966%143141
140Lexus GX2,04320%14119,97894%147179
141Nissan Juke2,008-42%14436,0293%107108
142Fiat 5001,984-7%11131,406-6%113110
143Ford C-Max1,940-19%13925,633-23%131111
144Buick Regal1,889-6%13420,74922%144150
145Lexus GS1,83615%15919,45314%149147
146Mercedes GLA1,812new1364,810new213
147Ford Flex1,803-15%14922,036-7%141131
148Infiniti G / Q601,768-2%14621,488-42%142105
149Audi Q71,74615%14716,58921%155163
150Ram Cargo Van1,709116%1849,94122%188190
151Cadillac XTS1,697-50%13822,059-26%140116
152VW Beetle1,665-41%14026,912-33%12694
153Acura ILX1,6524%15316,124-14%156145
154Volvo XC601,64310%15117,197-5%152146
155Porsche Cayenne1,6195%19215,271-11%163152
156Lincoln MKX1,602-18%13722,3264%139136
157Mini Countryman1,5458%13520,7047%145144
158Mitsubishi Lancer1,490-1%16014,948-17%166148
159Mazda CX-91,43710%16516,747-27%154134
160Lincoln Navigator1,43388%1628,64113%195192
161Scion xB1,4147%16415,103-9%164154
162Chevrolet Volt1,336-30%15617,315-16%151138
163Mitsubishi Mirage1,33327%15815,573907%159234
164Lexus CT1,32232%17016,06521%157167
165Infiniti QX80/QX561,3196%17611,320-1%178173
166Hyundai Veloster1,296-42%15225,913-6%130125
167Nissan Armada1,224-3%18511,232-13%179168
168Range Rover Sport1,152-19%17515,86116%158164
169Nissan NV1,14115%16813,33620%169176
170Nissan NV2001,13182%16311,853210%173220
171Fiat 500L1,12720%18610,93183%182198
172Scion tC1,124-22%16616,819-6%153149
173Nissan Xterra1,087-25%17415,368-5%160156
174Audi A51,062-19%17315,328-11%161151
175Range Rover Evoque1,037-5%17811,0148%180181
176Range Rover1,021-21%16711,3484%177178
177Volvo S601,017-29%17118,591-13%150137
178Mitsubishi Outlander1,014-28%18011,9729%172177
179Porsche Macan987new1906,377new206
180Nissan Titan972-18%17911,658-19%175165
181Toyota Sequoia970-19%18710,545-15%185171
182Honda Crosstour955-27%18210,939-29%181160
183Scion FR-S935-28%17213,228-24%170153
184Porsche 911925-32%1819,6570%189186
185Lexus RC880new880new256
186Lexus LS857-18%1897,539-22%198185
187GMC Canyon85421250%1961,53766%249251
188BMW i3816new1695,079new212
189Smart Fortwo815-15%2009,48013%190188
190Audi Q3735new1942,753new240
191GMC Savana716-53%17724,91676%132161
192Toyota FJ Cruiser714-38%18314,31621%167174
193BMW 7 Series70414%1508,648-12%194183
194BMW 6 Series648-11%1918,023-8%196187
195BMW 1 & 2 Series646-8%1956,6217%203199
196Toyota Yaris634-11%19311,669-44%174143
197VW CC622-41%1999,372-37%191166
198Audi A7588-28%1977,6091%197194
199Audi A858216%2035,172-7%210206
200VW Touareg5781%2016,356-14%207195
201Infiniti Q70/M55954%2094,378-11%219214
202Dodge Avenger540-89%16151,250-42%8252
203Honda Ridgeline535-60%18812,908-20%171157
204Jaguar XF500-24%2135,108-28%211197
205Porsche Panamera4924%2025,42010%209213
206BMW X4489new2181,833new247
207Nissan Quest483-37%2149,148-24%192175
208Kia Cadenza482-47%1988,71912%193191
209Lincoln MKS449-39%2047,233-26%199184
210Lexus LX425-17%2173,547-10%230219
211BMW X6421-15%2583,494-27%232210
212Infiniti QX70/FX414-24%2164,765-18%214205
213Subaru BRZ408-46%2117,088-10%201193
215Volvo XC704054%2064,6234%216216
216Mercedes SL Class38610%2194,491-30%217202
217Lincoln MKT381-12%2214,444-18%218208
218Jaguar F-Type37770%2203,66477%227238
219Scion xD352-47%2057,089-15%200189
220Nissan 370Z351-21%2076,75311%202204
221Porsche Boxster33734%2153,731-13%226221
222Toyota Land Cruiser32016%2282,7931%239233
223Porsche Cayman319-3%2223,2194%235228
224Mercedes SLK317-10%2104,3530%221218
225Volvo V60314new2234,633new215
226Land Rover LR4313-37%2443,943-40%224200
228Mercedes G Class29432%2312,71518%241236
229Chevrolet Caprice PPV28816%2243,449-1%233225
230Jaguar XJ281-40%2353,954-21%223212
231Honda Insight278-31%2323,654-17%228217
232Hyundai Azera272-47%2266,535-35%204182
233Mini Paceman271-57%2411,953-25%246231
234Hyundai Equus228-36%2303,072-5%238226
235Acura RL/RLX225-67%2293,180-29%237215
236Mercedes CLS Class224-70%2556,406-13%205196
237Mazda MX-5224-34%2254,367-21%220209
238Infiniti QX50/EX195-31%2402,50334%242239
239Mercedes B Class1939550%2494502400%261n/a
240Honda CR-Z188-36%2363,338-20%234222
241VW Eos186-22%2383,207-19%236223
242Nissan Cube183-41%2343,599-28%229211
243BMW Z41684%2391,983-13%244237
244Volvo S80155-10%2451,674-4%248242
245Cadillac ELR155new2421,192new253270
246BMW i8126new237397new262
247Nissan GT-R12228%2431,28011%251248
248Land Rover LR2121-60%2333,54521%231229
249Chevrolet SS105-41%2472,3861233%243258
250Jaguar XK95-8%2511,36410%250247
251Volvo XC9087-83%2273,884-37%225203
252Scion iQ82-65%2461,953-49%245224
253Chevrolet Captiva Sport78-98%25635,353-21%10889
254Acura TL78-95%24810,540-53%186135
255Kia K90069new2521,237new252
256Audi R851-35%254671-10%260253
257SRT (Dodge) Viper4510%25067125%259254
258Alfa Romeo 4C24new24new271
259Chevrolet City Express24new24new272
260Lexus NX22new22new273
261Acura TSX20-98%2536,270-62%208158
262Porsche 918 Spyder20new26357new270
263Mitsubishi i-MiEV1850%260184-82%265250
264Audi TT16-90%2571,146-39%254241
265Mercedes CL Class11-69%259207-52%264255
266Mercedes SLS AMG3-93%261226-44%263256
267Acura ZDX3-70%26476-78%268259
268Volvo C702-99%265778-74%257232
269Chevrolet Avalanche2-99%26690-99%267162
270Lexus LFA1-50%16-27%274265

Source: Manufacturers via GCBC

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