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Thanks to our partnership with JATO Dynamics, after exploring Full Year 2017 State by State sales in the U.S., we continue on our zoom in on the largest American States. Michigan is next as it ranks as the 4th largest State in the U.S. based on the sales volume of its Top 10 (297.288). At just under 10 million inhabitants, Michigan is the 10th most populous State and while its capital is Lansing, its largest city is Detroit, making it the cradle of the American automotive industry. As such, car buyers in Michigan are extremely loyal to local manufacturers with the Top 10 models exclusively composed of U.S. nameplates and no Asian models in sight. Also occurring in 2015 and 2016, this makes Michigan the only State of America to have a 100% U.S. Top 10. The State closest to also achieving this feat is North Dakota where the best-selling Asian model (Honda CR-V) ranks 8th.
The new model propels the Chevrolet Equinox up 79% to snap its first and only State win, and by a very comfortable 13.000 unit-margin over the 2016 leader, the Ford Escape itself up 24%. Below, the full-size pickup order is reshuffled with the Ford F-150 (+10%) now outselling both the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (-3%) and Ram 1500 (+14%). The Ford Fusion manages to remain in 6th place vs. #19 nationally despite deliveries down 16% while the Jeep Grand Cherokee replaces the Cherokee in the Michigan Top 10 at a splendid #7 vs. #15 nationally. We welcome two other newcomers in the Top 10 this year: the Chevrolet Traverse at #8 (#37 nationally) and the GMC Terrain at #9 (#61 nationally). Along with the Ford Edge at #10 (#29 nationally) these three nameplates post their only Top 10 ranking in any State in 2017, right here in Michigan.
Full Year 2017 Top 10 models ranking vs. Full Year 2016 figures below.