U.S. new vehicle sales of 1,007,486 units for the month of September represented a 26.1% decrease from September 2020 as production dropped at North American plants due to the global shortage of semiconductors.
There were 25 selling days in September 2021, the same as in September 2020.
September’s passenger car sales fell 33.1% to 213,393 units, resulting in a 21.2% market share, while SUV and truck sales decreased 24.0% to 794,093 units, resulting in a 78.8% market share.
Light vehicle seasonally adjusted annualized sales (SAAR) for September 2021 was12.27 million units versus 16.50 million units a year ago.
Estimated General Motors monthly sales decreased 53.4% in September, while Stellantis sales fell 26.6%, and Ford sales dropped 17.9%, affected by production cuts and availability of popular models due to the semiconductor shortage.
Tesla sales increased 25.8% to approximately 26,291 units, with an accelerating 2.6% market share.
EV startup Rivian recorded 1 delivery in September.
Among Japanese companies, Toyota sales were down 24.0%, Nissan sales were down 30.7%,
Honda sales were down 24.7%, Mazda sales were down 0.8%, and Subaru sales were down 30.0%.
Hyundai sales were up 4.9%, while Kia sales were down 4.7%.
Among German companies, VW sales were down 16.9%, Mercedes-Benz sales were down 46.3% and BMW sales were down 10.3%.
Jaguar Land Rover sales fell 23.2% from last September, while Volvo sales decreased 9.0%, and upstarts Polestar sold 545 vehicles and Karma sold 9 units.
The best-selling models in September were Ford F-Series, Ram pickups, Chevrolet Silverado, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer, Toyota Camry, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Highlander, Toyota Tacoma, and Honda CR-V.
(from Autodata results posted October 1, 2021)