By on July 1, 2016

2015 Honda CR-V

A modest increase of 2 percent fell below expectations from forecasters that the U.S. auto industry would grow by more than 5 percent in June 2016. Indeed, given the extra day on June 2016’s auto sales calendar, the daily selling rate for the industry actually declined in June, albeit marginally.

Big gains were nevertheless not uncommon. The Ford Motor Company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Nissan-Infiniti, and Hyundai-Kia all posted above-average gains. Ford’s best-selling F-Series, which accounted for three-in-ten sales at Ford’s namesake brand, posted a 29-percent year-over-year increase. Overall pickup truck sales, powered in large part by the Ford’s 15,766-unit increase, jumped 10 percent.

The Toyota Camry claimed the top spot among cars despite its own sharp decline, a 13-percent loss worth nearly 5,000 sales. For the first time since last October, the Honda CR-V was America’s top-selling SUV/crossover

General Motors’ 2-percent drop occurred not only because of harsh declines from key cars but also because light trucks couldn’t make up for the passenger car decline. Sales of the Chevrolet Equinox fell 10 percent, the Chevrolet Silverado was down 4 percent, and GMC Sierra volume slid 8 percent. GM says the automaker’s U.S. retail volume is up 1.3 percent through the first-half of 2016.

The worst percentage losses in 2016’s first-half took place at Bentley and Smart, but among volume brands, the 19-percent decreases at FCA’s Fiat and Chrysler brands were the most severe. Among the most notable increases, the discontinued Scion brand, the reviving Jaguar brand, the resurgent Volvo brand, and the perpetually strong Jeep brand’s gains are strongest.

Auto Brand June 2016 June 2015 % Change 2016 YTD 2015 YTD % Change
Acura
 11,352 15,527 -26.9% 78,994 87,087 -9.3%
Alfa Romeo
 36 25  44.0%  309 320 -3.4%
Audi
 18,445 18,262 1.0% 96,934 93,615 3.5%
BMW
 28,855 32,176 -10.3% 153,436 168,623 -9.0%
Buick
 16,575 17,531 -5.5% 104,207 106,314 -2.0%
Cadillac
 14,263 13,515 5.5% 73,231 80,899 -9.5%
Chevrolet
 181,387 181,256 0.1% 1,006,890 1,053,619 -4.4%
Chrysler
 24,747 30,809  -19.7% 137,372 170,248 -19.3%
Dodge
 44,819 43,457  3.1% 271,740 257,142 5.7%
Fiat
 2,544 3,137  -18.9% 17,735 21,798  -18.6%
Ford  230,287  216,355  6.4%  1,291,873  1,241,207  4.1%
GMC
 42,985 47,051 -8.6% 254,587 264,713 -3.8%
Honda
 127,363 118,870 7.1% 713,361 665,914 7.1%
Hyundai
 67,511  67,502  0.0%  374,060 371,150 0.8%
Infiniti
 11,058  9,985  10.7%  64,978 64,280 1.1%
Jaguar
 2,743  1,217 125% 10,991 7,836 40.3%
Jeep
 83,691 71,529  17.0% 468,131 401,689 16.5%
Kia
 62,572 54,137  15.6% 328,327 310,952  5.6%
Land Rover
 5,705 4,643 22.9% 36,648 32,312  13.4%
Lexus
 25,779 26,121 -1.3% 151,564 158,848 -4.6%
Lincoln
 8,809 8,326 5.8% 53,297 47,112 13.1%
Maserati
 941 974 -3.4% 5,199 5,304 -2.0%
Mazda
 26,188 27,223 -3.8% 145,354 158,995 -8.6%
Mercedes-Benz °
 28,473 28,044  1.5%  162,777  164,966  -1.3% 
Mercedes-Benz Vans °
 3,085 2,442  26.3%  15,762  13,534  16.5%
Total Mercedes-Benz °
 31,558 30,486 3.5% 178,539 178,500 0.0%
Mini
 4,914 6,174 -20.4% 25,144 30,260 -16.9%
Mitsubishi
 8,023 7,963 0.8% 51,934 49,544 4.8%
Nissan
 129,495  114,243  13.4% 733,136  672,203  9.1%
Porsche
 4,482 4,223 6.1% 26,708 25,138 6.2%
Ram
 41,236  36,078  14.3% 256,972 230,946 11.3%
Scion
 6,179 3,838 61.0% 37,720 24,931 51.3%
Smart
 407 774 -47.4% 2,593 3,624 -28.4%
Subaru
 46,598 44,335 5.1% 279,458 272,418 2.6%
Toyota
 166,299 179,953 -7.6%  1,008,516  1,047,661 -3.7%
Volkswagen
 23,809 30,436 -21.8% 149,014 174,442 -14.6%
Volvo
 8,454 5,985 41.3% 36,520 29,366 24.4%
 —
BMW-Mini
 33,769 38,350 -11.9% 178,580 198,883 -10.2%
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
 197,073 185,035 6.5% 1,152,259 1,082,143 6.5%
DaimlerAG
31,965 31,260 2.3% 181,132 182,124 -0.5%
Ford Motor Co.
 239,096  224,681 6.4%  1,345,169  1,288,319  4.4%
General Motors
 255,210 259,353 -1.6% 1,438,915 1,505,545 -4.4%
Honda Motor Co.
138,715 134,397 3.2% 792,355 753,001 5.2%
Hyundai-Kia
 130,083  121,639  6.9%  702,387  682,102 3.0%
Jaguar-Land Rover
8,448 5,860 44.2% 47,639 40,148 18.7%
Nissan Motor Co.
 140,553  124,228  13.1%  798,114  736,483 8.4%
Toyota Motor Corp.
198,257 209,912 -5.6% 1,197,800 1,231,440 -2.7%
Volkswagen Group *
 46,880 53,144 -11.8% 273,284 294,444 -7.2%
Industry Total †
1,512,996
1,476,919
2.4%
8,642,284
8,525,739
1.4%

Source: Manufacturers

[Image Source: American Honda]

* Volkswagen Group includes sales figures for Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and Volkswagen brands

° Mercedes-Benz USA releases sales figures for the Mercedes-Benz brand in the conventional sense, vans excluded, as well as totals for the Metris and Sprinter vans. The complete picture is included here.

† Industry total takes into account Automotive News figures/estimates for brands such as Tesla (2,250 June units) and other low-volume, high-priced manufacturers; total does not yet include Porsche.

Timothy Cain is the founder of GoodCarBadCar.net, which obsesses over the free and frequent publication of U.S. and Canadian auto sales figures.

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99 Comments on “U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: June 2016 YTD...”


  • avatar
    highdesertcat

    Ah, yes, the eagerly-awaited numbers. Thank you.

    • 0 avatar
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      • 0 avatar
        highdesertcat

        Ha Ha!

        Wi-Fi? We don’t need no frickin’ Wi-Fi!

        Doesn’t everyone use direct-dial G3/G4 cell tech?

        And doesn’t everyone carry their own Hot Spot in their cell phone?

        • 0 avatar
          Kenmore

          “Doesn’t everyone use… And doesn’t everyone carry…?

          Yeah, but few mention it except for old guys trying to signal their hipness. I know several others.

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            DUDE! I don’t even carry a cellphone! How hip is that?

            I’m J45-wired into my cable modem. Wi-Fi is too risky if you have data to protect.

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            Stop talking techie!

            It isn’t dignified at our age.

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            Ha ha! You’re right, because all these young studs have got to watch out for the old decrepit guys.

            Those old guys are quiet, swift, and deadly!

            Not to mention deceitful.

            Old guys won’t cut the young’uns any slack.

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            Right-O. Let them *assume*.

    • 0 avatar

      Wasn’t Alfa Romeo supposed to be wiping the floors with BMW at this point ?

      I’m sure Toyota has LOST more cars this month than Alfa sold.

  • avatar
    Corollaman

    What’s the story with Scion, I have not heard of any going out of business sale, so do we know which models are selling well now? I have seen a few iM’s around but not anything else.

    • 0 avatar
      kvndoom

      Maybe Toyota got rid of the “no haggle pricing” to get the leftovers off the lot.

      • 0 avatar
        mcs

        >> Maybe Toyota got rid of the “no haggle pricing” to get the leftovers off the lot.

        That’s exactly what happened with my son. They were wheeling and dealing on his iA. With college grad (which includes best rate financing) and other discounts (and the fact it was a 6-speed manual) he got it out the door for $13k.

        Here are some examples of the discounting:
        http://www.scionofbraintree.com/new-cars/for-sale

    • 0 avatar
      Richard Chen

      The iA more than made up for declining sales of the FR-S and tC, not to mention the discontinued xB, xD, and iQ

      http://pressroom.toyota.com/releases/tms-june-2016-sales-chart.htm

  • avatar

    The only thing that matters is who’s writing the checks and for what…

    THE FREE MARKET IS NEVER WRONG.

    • 0 avatar
      Hummer

      Except when I can’t buy the products I want because the lack of “free” market availability caused by regulations.

    • 0 avatar
      VoGo

      The free market is never wrong, huh?

      Is this the same free market that drove Chrysler to bankruptcy, before it was rescued by the Federal government?

      • 0 avatar

        Oh you mean the free market that was collapsing after the Bush Administration – and the lack of credit flowing which made it so all three US auto-makers were brought to their knees while the SOCIALIST EUROPEAN STATES AND JAPAN BAILED THEIR AUTO INDUSTRY OUT SILENTLY?

        That one?

        Well guess what…so long as Chrysler builds HELLCATS they’ll never need to worry because the rest of you will be forced into Self-driving- SOUL LESS – imported ECONOTRASH.

        that is until my next President slaps tariffs on em.

        In fact, If he places American products first, HELLCATS could get a GOLD KEY for 1000 HP.

      • 0 avatar
        SSJeep

        Chrysler was not driven to bankruptcy by the free market itself. Chrysler was driven to bankruptcy by both Daimler and Cerberus Capital, Both companies milked Chrysler dry while saddling the company with extra debt (all part of the LBO scheme). Then, when the 2008 crash hit, Chrysler had no reserves and no cash.

        Back before the two aforementioned acquisitions, Chrysler was actually profitable…

        • 0 avatar
          VoGo

          This lie has to stop. Chrysler sold itself to Daimler because it saw that it could not compete in the marketplace. Daimler poured and lost tens of billions of dollars into Chrysler, but could not fix that which is permanently broken.

          • 0 avatar

            And now: they build HELLCATS.

            The real lie is that “American manufacturers are failing because they don’t build cars people want”.

            the truth: they build cars Americans want but can’t afford because their jobs are in Asia now.

            I am going to UNLEASH PRESIDENT TRUMPON THIS WORLD like a dogfighter releases a prized pitbull to devour smaller, weaker animals.

            the Liberals will be brought to their knees.

          • 0 avatar
            dal20402

            Hellcats are expensive, but not that expensive.

            Quite a few people can afford to buy them.

            Most of those people buy luxury SUVs and midsize luxury sedans, which sell orders of magnitude more copies than the Hellcat at around the same prices.

            The Hellcat is a niche product because the difference between 500 and 700 hp is utterly meaningless on public roads and all it gets you is bragging rights at the bar.

          • 0 avatar
            ect

            Huh? In the mid-90s, Chrysler was on fire – introducing hit after hit, gaining market share, very profitable and widely regarded as the best-managed auto company in the US, and one of the best-managed the world.

            Bob Eaton then did the deal with Daimler, after which Jurgen Schrempp drove out the Chrysler management team to shore up his own position, and Chrysler was starved of product development resources. Decline was inevitable after that, but Daimler did its best to kill Chrysler, not fix it.

      • 0 avatar
        Lou_BC

        Pinochet thought The Free Market was never wrong.
        Operation Condor carried out targeted kidnapped, tortured and killed of many trade-unionists, relatives of activists, social activists including priests and nuns. The CIA doesn’t stand for Communists In Action.

    • 0 avatar
      Kenmore

      “THE FREE MARKET IS NEVER WRONG.”

      That line should be in the anthem of every narco-state.

    • 0 avatar
      yamahog

      >Free market is never wrong
      >Advocates for tariffs

      Yeah, I’ll believe America is a free market when I’m out my mind on dipropyltryptamine and rolling around in a Toyota Crown Comfort. If I try to bring either of which into the country, I’ll have a cop shoving his knee into my back and parading me around like a catch of the day.

      • 0 avatar

        China is NOT A FREE MARKET.

        We must protect ourselves from their currency manipulation and slave labor.

        • 0 avatar
          yamahog

          >China is not a free market
          >We need to make our market less free to compete

          the currency manipulation and ‘slave’ labor doesn’t matter one bit compared to the industrial espionage. besides, the differing labor and environmental standards are just factors in the relative specialization.

          God better hope that China rises. with all the poor, uneducated, lazy immigrants coming into America and breeding and dragging down our literacy, we could very well collapse and it’ll be up to east Asia to be the shining light of humanity.

          Don’t believe me? Go to cedar riverside in Minneapolis (little mogadishu) and tell me that a universal cure for cancer is coming from one of the kids who steps out in traffic.

          Go to one of the neighborhoods in LA with spanish street signs with your hellcat, get rear ended, and tell me whether the person pulls off and exchanges insurance information.

        • 0 avatar
          Lou_BC

          “China is NOT A FREE MARKET”

          The country ran on free market principles. That is one of the reasons why Tiananmen Square occurred. China opened everything up at that time to free market principles. People’s savings and purchasing power evaporated overnight. The cost of food and other daily items grew exponentially.
          Reagan had left office and George H Bush just took office. You actually think that “free market” proponents would mention anything other than the oppression of Democracy as causes for that massacre?

          • 0 avatar
            ToddAtlasF1

            You’re the current leader of rationalizing socialist evil, pretty much in the manner of one of those judges that can’t find it in his heart to lock up a child molester.

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            Todd, don’t you never sleep?

            Damn, son, that ain’t good fer yer pecker.

          • 0 avatar
            Lou_BC

            ToddAtlasF1 – just stating that free markets were part of the social unrest in China. South America oppression was under right wing totalitarian governments of which most believed in free market ideology. The 2nd invasion of Iran and capitalist decimation of that country for profit lead to ISIS. Cheney, Dubya Bush, and Rumsfeld are the bastard fathers of that demon.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      History has shown that the “free market” is wrong plenty – esp. when insiders take advantage of their position (multiple bubbles with the inevitable busts).

      • 0 avatar
        yamahog

        >says insiders and market makers make asset bubbles
        >advocates for government to make and shape markets

        When people lose their shirts in asset bubbles, good riddance. And one of the hallmarks of a free market is perfect information so it’s impossible by construction for there to be insiders in a perfectly free market.

        • 0 avatar
          bd2

          Pretty much impossible for a perfectly “Free market” as it would regulation and oversight that would never pass muster by the industry and those who make the rules.

          And even if there were a relatively even playing field, those with $$ still have the advantage (such as using super-fast computers to trade before anyone else).

          Also, in a “Free market” – the natural end result is often a monopoly or in lieu thereof, collusion/price-fixing (corporations do what’s in their best interest or in the best interest of their CEOs).

  • avatar
    VoGo

    Looks like Nissan may have finally passed Honda. It shows you that a huge swathe of the US market continues to buy on price.

    • 0 avatar

      Typical Nissan customer is a price customer or a get-me-done. With their aggressive financing programs on Altima, Sentra, and Rogue, this is no surprise. Those three vastly mediocre and rattletrap cars likely far outpace anything else in the Nissan lineup.

      • 0 avatar
        kvndoom

        I try really, really, REALLY hard not to be conscious of shallow things, but damn I feel like a stereotype owning an Altima. But hell, it’s paid off and if it lasts 18 more months I’ll be able to get something MUCH better.

        I remember a guy who had a very derogatory name for Nissans in general. I certainly won’t post it here.

        hey, I used 3 “really”‘s in the same sentence! Can I review cars now??

        • 0 avatar
          Piston Slap Yo Mama

          There’s a monumental scene in the Hal Hartley film Amateur where two mafia hit-men / accountants torture a guy to death while discussing the merits of an Altima over a Maxima. It’s cinematic magic. You’re in good company sir.

          • 0 avatar
            Mandalorian

            The Altima gets crapped on by “enthusiast” snobs who suckle the tit of the Honda Accord. To the layman and even myself, the physical differences between the two are fairly minimal.

          • 0 avatar
            JohnTaurus_3.0_AX4N

            ^spoken as someone who has obviously not driven a recent Accord.

            The “minimal differences” are vast and obvious. The interior materials, the smoothness of the drivetrain, the build quality, the handling, the ride, overall fit and finish are far and above better than the Altima. Unless you get in the Accord and keep repeating “my Altima is just as good”, that might work for you, but sitting here claiming one isn’t better (by quite a bit) than the other is obtuse.

            I guess if your contention is that they both start and go down the road, then yeah, they’re exactly the same. Same as a Malibu, a 200, and a three year old Galant that looks 15 years old. Yep, there are no differences whatsoever and only a snob would claim otherwise. Just like McDonald’s and Long Horn Steakhouse are exactly the same.

          • 0 avatar
            TOTitan

            I wonder why nobody here ever mentions that Honda automatics are made of glass and their brakes are undersized which leads to chronic warping? Last time I was at my smog test place a lady was there with a Odessey. She proudly told me that her van had 274,000 miles on it. I asked how many times the transmission had been replaced. She gave me a sheepish look and said “three times but it doesnt have any rattles”. I will take a loose Nissan that runs forever over a tight Honda that needs a steady supply of transmissions and rotors any day.

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            “..Honda automatics are made of glass and their brakes are undersized..”

            My 4 Hondas (6, if counting used) make me scoff at your hyperbole and turn to my TOT Stapler for a more balanced opinion.

            Full disclosure, no kids or minivans factor into my experience.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Did that stapler happen to be a red Swingline?

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            Just grabbed it to look… nope, an aqua (teal? I can’t tell) “Swingline Tot 50”. I’ve got a big cahuna 5/8″ stapler for fat docs.

          • 0 avatar
            28-Cars-Later

            Ah ok, I just wondered if you were in fact Milton.

          • 0 avatar
            caljn

            Or that the Accord is noisy and rough riding. They’re riding out a reputation earned 20 years ago, like Southwest has cheap flights.

            Just picked up a ’16 Maxima and I would gladly put it’s smooth power train against an Accord…and it’s faster, quieter, great interior and remarkably well put together. Nissan has done a great job on the Maxima re-launch. And I am getting used to the face…though people are interested in it. No one asks you about your Accord.

          • 0 avatar
            Kenmore

            “I just wondered if you were in fact Milton.”

            That’s from “Office”, yeah? Never watched it but from all the meme traffic about red Swinglines I’m guessing he’s my kind of guy.

          • 0 avatar
            Mandalorian

            Hey, I’m not saying the Accord isn’t a better car because it is, but the differences between the leading 5 or 6 midsize cars are fairly minuscule to the layman. What this means is other things start to become more enticing such as how good of a deal can be had on one. Altimas are priced more in line with the Civic.

            Keep in mind Average Joe isn’t some critic who drives a Ferrari on monday, a Bentley on Tuesday, a McLaren on Wednesday… He’s not going to be fondling the dash and to him the phrase “dead on center” is how homicide investigations start. For him good enough IS good enough, a marginal improvement for 20-30% more money just isn’t worth it.

    • 0 avatar
      bd2

      Yes, Nissan has particularly aggressive with discounting (as well as fleet sales) in order to gain market-share and keep its factories humming, but it’s not like Honda hasn’t had to discount as well, albeit not as aggressively.

      There was a report from MT that Honda doesn’t make $$ on the new Civic and the Odyssey can be had for $25k.

  • avatar
    87 Morgan

    I would be curious of the figures for fleet sales to rental car co’s. I suspect the camry, T&C, & Altima do quite well in this space.

    Seems like a lot of effort for Honda to keep Acura afloat. Are U.S. spec Acura’s rebadged Honda’s from the rest of the world? Or are they R&D specifically to bring here and sell 11k a month of them?

    • 0 avatar
      APaGttH

      The Camry is the number one fleet rental sale last year in terms of actual numbers – about 64K units sold. There are other vehicles sold with a much higher percentage of total production going to fleet versus total units. I think Camry is somewhere around 15ish% fleet last I saw.

      It is all bull anyway. Honda doesn’t do “fleet” but does fleetail and that hides the numbers. Further as Ford and GM make a conscious effort to reduce overall fleet sales SOMEONE has to sell cars and SUVs to Hertz, Avis, etc. etc. etc.

      To show you can torture numbers, I’ll bet the Buick Cascadia will be close to 50% fleet when it is all said and done, but that might represent 10K vehicles total.

      • 0 avatar
        highdesertcat

        APaGttH, those fleet-Camrys eventually make their way to the used-car lots in the US and find ready, willing and able buyers of these “program” cars.

        Those Camrys too badly damaged for commercial resale are wholesaled out to the secondary and tertiary market, i.e. parted out or trucked South of the border, down Mexico way.

        • 0 avatar
          JohnTaurus_3.0_AX4N

          Really? Is that what happens to fleet Camrys? I guess all other formal rentals must be used for crash testing? Demolition Derby?

          What is the point in detailing the life of a lifeless rental Camry? Is it any different than any other rental?

          • 0 avatar
            highdesertcat

            The point is that lifeless rental Camrys sell better off the used-car lots than any other rental.

            Maybe that’s because buyers prefer a long-running, reliable and dependable Camry over other rentals.

      • 0 avatar
        bd2

        Was as high as 17-18% for the Camry.

    • 0 avatar
      VoGo

      Acura is mostly an American and Canadian thing.

  • avatar

    It is notable to mention that Lincoln sales increased by 13% while rest of luxury brand sales declined, most by -9%, except Jaguar. And most people are on deathwatch for Lincoln.

    • 0 avatar
      Tstag

      It’s also worth noting that Land Rover are up 22.9% and that JLR are up almost 45% and are about to overtake Lincoln for Sales volumes. Given that all the other premium car makers are struggling it seems that JLR are taking market share of everyone including Lincoln. Globally they are also booming and are working every single car factory they have round the clock to meet demand. In fact they have no capacity left. If they did I think you’d see them take even more sales than this. In one respect its a shame they aren’t still part of Ford as the could have used the capacity at other Ford plants right now….

      • 0 avatar
        JimZ

        Nonsense. JLR was an expensive distraction for Ford and was the sole reason Lincoln was basically ignored in the first place.

      • 0 avatar
        MrGreenMan

        PAG should remain dead forever. It was a bad idea.

        It kept JLR alive financially long enough for sanity to prevail.

        They have one mass-market brand, the one with the man’s name on the front, and one “premium” offering, the one named for the dead president, and that may be more than they need.

        On this Independence Day weekend, I recall that President Roosevelt drove a top-trim Ford, and, to this day, no president has served longer in office. That has to mean something…

    • 0 avatar
      87 Morgan

      ILO:
      Out of curiosity, why is Lincoln on the Deathwatch while Acura and Infiniti are not? For that matter, Mini?

      Mini to me seems to be in the most trouble. They have a lot of models and configurations when you go to their web site and yet the only ones I see in the wild are Countryman, Mini (2 door), and Vert.

      I would think a Lincoln store can survive longer as they have the shop in back which I would think would be authorized to fix any Ford product, of which their is a lot on the roads.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        No matter the brand, new car dealers can survive the zombie apocalypse on used cars, parts and service rip offs, but mostly used cars.

      • 0 avatar
        MrGreenMan

        Since Lincoln’s real traditional enemy, Oldsmobile, has long been in the ground, the closest we can say is: Lincoln should be making Buick numbers.

        Any product advice we might have for them is bad. That notwithstanding, I think they need a fun little car. The MKZ has grown up into the “big car” as the D3 platform is dead, and the Continental is “the great big car”.

        Just as Oldsmobile died on the vine with its cute little runabout concept, a fun, little Lincoln that was peppy makes sense to me. That means that it would be an abysmal failure in the marketplace. They probably need some sort of micro CUV.

        • 0 avatar
          ToddAtlasF1

          I have no idea where you’ve gotten the impression that Oldsmobile and Lincoln were competitors. The 98 Regency may have been a value priced alternative to a Cadillac or Lincoln, but the volume Oldsmobile models occupied the market segment now owned by Accord and Camry. They were better than price leader stuff, but not much fancier. Lincoln was fighting it out with Cadillac for most of the time Detroit luxury cars were relevant, even if sometimes they weren’t fighting it out effectively.

        • 0 avatar
          Drzhivago138

          Lincoln’s traditional enemy Oldsmobile? Oldsmobile was 3rd in a hierarchy of 5. The Cutlass family was the best-selling nameplate in the ’70s and early ’80s because it was the absolute middle (that is, mid-size) in the middle brand. Lincoln was top-of-the-line for Ford, competing both with Cadillac for the nouveau riche and Buick for the old money.

    • 0 avatar
      1998redwagon

      this ^

      lincoln is quietly having a good quarter and year. why no mention in the informed press?

      • 0 avatar
        JimZ

        because the automotive “intelligentsia” thinks Lincoln should do what Cadillac is doing, and try to take it to the Germans.

        Even though that’s not working out so well for Cadillac.

        • 0 avatar
          bd2

          Depends on what one means but that.

          With the CTS. XTS and now the CT6, Cadillac sells more mid-upper level luxury sedans than anyone but MB and BMW (Lexus isn’t even close).

          • 0 avatar
            Dave M.

            “Sells” as in offers or “sells” as in sold? Because I don’t see option B happening too often. I do see a lot of Lexus new IS and ES models on the streets of Houston…

    • 0 avatar
      FreedMike

      I bet it’s the MKX behind the increase.

  • avatar
    210delray

    Among brands (makes) in the first half of 2016, Jeep is number 6, behind, in order, Ford, Chevrolet, Toyota, Nissan, and Honda. Who’d thunk that just a decade ago?

  • avatar
    Joss

    Chev & Hyundai flat as the last quart of a soda bottle.

    What’s with the upwardly mobile and Brit brand resurrection? Too young to remember?

  • avatar
    koreancowboy

    We bought a 2016 CR-V EX-L AWD three weeks ago, so I was one of those 29,615 new owners.

    It effectively replaced the 2003 RAV4L as the family rig, even though I still have it for a commuter (for the time being).

  • avatar
    SCE to AUX

    Poor Volkswagen. Later, they’ll be literally crushing 1.5 years’ worth of their car sales.

    Behold, the high price of lawbreaking.

    • 0 avatar
      heavy handle

      They’ll be crushing cars, but each and every one of those customers will need to go inside a dealership to get their big check. You can bet that some of them will drive away in new VWs.

      • 0 avatar
        DenverMike

        It’d be nice if they had to put the crusher next to the showroom. So I’m hoping to see videos of sparkling newer VWs crushed to death, before heading off to China.

  • avatar
    Kenmore

    Congrats to Honda on the CR-V remaining middle-America’s choice for outerwear.

  • avatar

    So at what point does VW cash in it its chips and stop playing a consistantly losing hand?

    Lexus outsold VW. So did BMW and Mercedes. Mazda outsold VW and no one buys Mazdas. Chrysler even outsold VW and Chrysler offers three cars, two of which actually sell.

    I can’t wait ’till Audi outsells VW. That’s got to be a tipping point for something…

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    Acd

    Congratulations to Jaguar and Volvo for getting back into the car business. After almost 2 years of Maserati either beating or coming close to Jaguar sales its good to see them move up to the upper fringes of luxury car sales.

    For many years Volvo was the best selling European car brand and they should be on track to selling over 100,000 cars in the U. S. for the first time in a number of years. It looks like the new XC90 is making a serious impact.

    • 0 avatar
      ToddAtlasF1

      What does it mean to be in the “upper fringes” of luxury car sales? It doesn’t mean they’re mixing it up with BMW, Lexus and Mercedes-Benz. It is surprising that Geely is doing so well at growing their sales. Back in the day, I knew some people who were serious about cars and drove Volvos, but they moved on during Volvos years as a Ford subsidiary. I wonder who they’re attracting now that probably doesn’t know they’re a Chinese camel nose?

      • 0 avatar
        Acd

        Upper fringes means they’re putting some distance between themselves and bit players like Maserati, Bentley, etc. Mercedes, BMW and Lexus are mainstream players at around 30,000 sales per month; Jaguar is only around 10% of each of their sales.

      • 0 avatar
        andyinatl

        Does that make Jaguar/Land Rover an Indian camel nose?

  • avatar
    Tstag

    None of this changes the fact that JLR are growing faster than Lincoln in Lincolns own back yard. How many cars did Lincoln shift in Europe last year?

    Selling JLR was daft. The numbers prove it.

    • 0 avatar
      JimZ

      “How many cars did Lincoln shift in Europe last year?”

      how is that relevant, since Ford makes no effort to sell Lincoln in Europe?

      “Selling JLR was daft.”

      No, *BUYING* JLR was daft in the first place. They’re succeeding now because Tata is throwing a ton of money into them.

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