• Dec 2, 2006
Sorry for the delay in getting to the numbers this month, but we spent all day Friday travelling back from the LA Auto Show when each automaker was releasing its results for November. The big news over which the mainstream media seems to be laboring is that Toyota Motor Company outsold Ford Motor Company last month. Not only that, but the Toyota brand also outsold Blue Oval badged vehicles and came within about a thousand units of outselling Chevrolet to nearly become the most popular auto brand in the U.S. for the month of November. Fortunately there were the same amount of selling days in November this year as there was last year, which means the percentage change in Daily Sales Rate equals the percentage change in the raw number of vehicles sold for the month. That means no manufacturer is able to emphasize whichever statistic casts it in a better light.
Other movers and shakers include Acura, up nearly 24 thanks to the Aura's arrival on the scene. Suzuki had a strong month, up 12% and now within spitting distance of reaching its goal of selling 100,000 vehicles in the U.S. this year.

Biggest Winner
GMC 30.1% at 37,440 (11/05: 28,775)

Biggest Loser
Jaguar –35.2 at 1,256 (11/05: 1,937)

BRANDS
Acura 23.9% at 17,200 (11/05: 13,882)
Audi 16.4% at 9,209 (11/05: 7,909)
BMW –4.5% at 22,602 (11/05: 23,673)
Buick 11.6% at 18,089 (11/05: 16,208)
Cadillac 20.3% at 17,250 (11/05: 14,339)
Chevrolet 3.0% at 171,003 (11/05: 166,087)
Chrysler 5.0% at 52,400 (11/05: 49,917)
Dodge –5.0% at 76,371 (11/05: 80,126)
Ford –12.2% at 147,791 (11/05: 168,386)
GMC 30.1% at 37,440 (11/05: 28,775)
Honda –3.0% at 89,246 (11/05: 91,978)
HUMMER –3.3% at 5,795 (11/05: 5,991)
Hyundai –14.9% at 28,417 (11/05: 33,383)
Infiniti 0.2% at 10,382 (11/05: 10,363)
Isuzu –17.4% at 1,138 (11/05: 1,378)
Jaguar –35.2 at 1,256 (11/05: 1,937)
Jeep 20% at 35,785 (11/05: 29,855)
Kia 10.5% at 22,203 (11/05: 20,091)
Land Rover –7.6% at 4,229 (11/05: 4,579)
Lexus 4.2% at 26,719 (11/05: 25,649)
Lincoln 11.8% at 9,410 (11/05: 8,418)
Mazda 16.7% at 20,792 (11/05: 17,817)
Mercedes 20.8% at 22,079 (11/05: 18,284)
Mercury 0.3% at 10,344 (11/05: 10,315)
MINI 3.7% at 3,287 (11/05: 3,171)
Mitsubishi 4.0% at 9,256 (11/05: 8,902)
Nissan –1.8% at 65,633 (11/05: 66,849)
Pontiac –17.5% at 26,154 (11/05: 31,687)
Porsche –2.0% at 2,611 (11/05: 2,675)
Saab 19.4% at 2,497 (11/05: 2,091)
Saturn 23.8% at 18,190 (11/05: 14,689)
Subaru 9.0% at 15,800 (11/05: 14,521)
Suzuki 12% at 6,395 (11/05: 5,707)
Toyota 18.0% at 169,976 (11/05: 144,016)
Volkswagen –5.3% at 17,082 (11/05: 18,046)
Volvo 14.3% at 9,229 (11/05: 8,076)

COMPANIES
BMW Group –3.6% at 25,889 (11/05: 26,844)
Chrysler Group 3.0% at 164,556 (11/05: 159,898)
Ford Motor Co –9.6% at 182,259 (11/05: 201,711)
General Motors 5.8% at 297,556 (11/05: 281,288)
Honda America 0.6% at 106,446 (11/05: 105,860)
Nissan North America –1.6% at 76,015 (11/05: 77,212)
Toyota Motor Co. 15.9% at 196,695 (11/05: 169,665)

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Toyota Motor Co. 15.9% at 196,695. That tells the story.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Volkswagen is also in trouble, and has been for some time. They do have unresolved quality problems, but it is more than that..

      BMW and Mercedes are outselling VW !
      If Lincoln or Cadillac were to outsell Ford - would there not be cause for concern ??
      mike
      • 8 Years Ago
      glad to see the general went up, i think gm is finally starting to come around. i think gm has a lot going for it and its only going to get better. 2007 is gonna be a breakout year.
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Ford meltdown nears. That's what old Billy gets for depending on oversized pickups and SUVs.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Go Audi!
      • 8 Years Ago
      Why is Mazda not in Ford's numbers? If you're adding Mercedes to Chrysler, you should also add Mazda to Ford.
      dom
      • 8 Years Ago
      VW is a company with (in the U.S) Volkswagen, Bentley, Bugatti and Audi. And Porsche has a 20% interest in VW.
      • 8 Years Ago
      If you add the Mercedes numbers to the Chrysler Group, then you see that DCX also outsold FoMoCo. So Ford is down to 4th place...
      • 8 Years Ago
      6. Why is Mazda not in Ford's numbers? If you're adding Mercedes to Chrysler, you should also add Mazda to Ford.

      Mazda is not 100 percent owned by Ford, where Jag, Aston MArtin, Volvo and Land Rover are. So it's numbers are reported separately. Mercedes and Chrysler are one company, DCX so there number can be put together for one corp total.
      • 8 Years Ago
      can we get the world sales?
      • 8 Years Ago
      I added Merc sales to Chrysler and Chrysler trucks and the real total comes out to 317,431. I don't get this - according to AP all of Honda Group sales (including trucks) is 106,446, which is reported above. But that includes sales of cars (54,662 down 5.7% from last year) and trucks (51,784, up 8.1%). Now look at Chrysler group in the list above - 164,556. That's just the cars. Why is Honda reported with cars and trucks and Chrysler just cars? Is this just an ommission or is Autoblog trying to make domestic (in this case semi-domestic) makers look worse than they are? Can't we get the same type of numbers for everyone?

      The biggest story IMO - DCX passed Ford in sales (from the Detroit News):

      "Sales of DaimlerChrysler's Chrysler Group rose 2.9 percent, helped by demand for new vehicles including the Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Nitro, a compact SUV.

      Its German sister brand Mercedes-Benz reported a 20.7 percent sales surge, reflecting strong demand for the redesigned S-Class and E-Class sedans.

      According to Autodata, DaimlerChrysler's total U.S. sales exceeded those of Ford and its European brands, Volvo, Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin. (Aston Martin is up for sale.)"
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