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Global Auto Sales Down 26%, By More Than 6 Million Units, In 1st Quarter

May 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A couple of weeks ago, I published a report showing US new auto sales were down 496,600 in the first quarter of 2020 (compared to the first quarter of 2019). That seemed like a stunning, jaw-dropping drop in auto sales. Looking at the global auto sales story, though, the 496,000 drop looks like peanuts. In the same period, new auto sales were down by more than 6 million units globally


Tesla Model 3 Is Best Selling Luxury Car In USA — By Far (Q1 2020)

May 8th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The Tesla Model 3 accounted for approximately 21% of new small & midsize luxury car sales in the USA in the first quarter of 2020*. For some perspective, the BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series together combined for approximately 15% of the segment's share


Fossil Automakers Abandon US Monthly Sales Reporting

February 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Now, 2020 has rolled around and a bunch more automakers have decided to ditch monthly sales reporting. Nissan (& Infiniti), Jaguar Land Rover, and Volkswagen (including Audi, Porsche, etc.) announced the change with press releases. Others didn't seem to announce it but just stopped publishing the monthly numbers (Mercedes, BMW, and Toyota)


Non-Tesla US Auto Sales Down 177,839 In 2019

January 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The US auto industry took a bit of a whack in 2019. Excluding Tesla, auto sales were down by 177,839 units in 2019 compared to 2018. That said, only 13 auto brands saw their sales drop, while 18 saw their sales rise


Tesla Model 3 = 3% of US Car Sales in 1st Half of 2019

August 11th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

In the comments of my article about the Tesla Model 3 accounting for 67% of US electric vehicle sales in the second quarter, someone asked about the electric vehicle share of the overall market. I didn't find second quarter (Q2) sales data anywhere, but I did quickly identify sales data for the first half of the year


Toyota, Lexus, Mercedes, Acura, Audi, & Infiniti Sales Drop In USA In April

May 5th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

It's time for another monthly checkup on US auto sales. Surprisingly, more than a million people are still buying the 21st century equivalent of horses every month. I think the most interesting takeaway, though, is quickly running through the companies and car divisions that saw their sales drop last month (compared to the same month in 2018) and then the companies and car divisions that saw their sales rise


15 Automakers + 8 Additional Car Brands See Sales Drops In USA

April 6th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Now that we've got a truly mass market electric car in the US (the 13th best selling car in the country in the first quarter of 2019 and the best selling luxury car), I've found it interesting to take a closer look at changes in all automakers' overall car and automobile sales. I meticulously track changes from month to month and quarter to quarter using automaker sales reports for this purpose



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