Chart Of The Day: Auto Brand Market Share In America In April 2015
Compared with the prior month, General Motors’ U.S. market share increased by more than two percentage points to 18.5% in April 2015. Toyota’s trio of brands lost slightly more than half a percentage point. American Honda jumped from 8.2% to 8.9%.
Nissan and Infiniti dropped by nearly two percentage points as the automaker suffered its normal, anticipated, severe drop-off in April volume. The auto industry’s size decreased 6% between March and April; Nissan USA’s sales fell 24% during the same period.
Compared with April 2014, GM’s market share elevation was only slight. American Honda lost more than half a percentage point, sliding from 9.5% to 8.9%. And Nissan’s 7.5% share remained on an even keel.
Auto industry volume increased at a 4.6% clip to 1.455M units in April 2014
Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures. Follow on Twitter @goodcarbadcar.
Just a couple of days ago I read that Honda sales were down some for April, but here it says they gained market share. I guess if the over all market went down then it could happen, but then I reminded of the old saying about statistics and lies.
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And to think that in 1965, GM, Ford and Chrysler held 90.5 percent of the market, according to Ward's.