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Number of new car models offered - U.S. market 2000-2020

There were 43 new car models offered in the U.S. market in 2020. That year, the number of existing car models was estimated to be between 250 and 260.

Number of car models offered in the U.S. market

Between 2011 and 2020, crossovers made up the largest share of the country’s automobile market, accounting for 37 percent of new car models during this period of time. It is expected that the crossover segment will gain additional market share between 2021 and 2024, with every second new model being a crossover.

In terms of U.S. passenger car sales, Ford was the most important car brand as of 2019, followed by Ford, Toyota, and Fiat-Chrysler. About 2.5 million passenger cars were produced in the United States in 2019, the lowest number since 2010. As of 2019, the Ford F-Series was among the best selling car or light truck models in the world, topping one million sales that year. The Ford F-Series, which have been available since the 1940s, is a series of light-duty trucks and medium-duty trucks. Ford's second best selling passenger car is the Ford Focus, which began production in 1998 under the Ford Motor Company in Europe and soon after moved to North America in 1999.

Number of new car models offered in the U.S. market from 2000 to 2020

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Release date

June 2020


United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2020

Supplementary notes

The 2000 value was taken from a previous edition.

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