North American vehicle production - comparison 2015

The statistic gives a comparison of vehicle production in North America in October 2014 and October 2015, broken down by vehicle type. In October 2014, some 930,900 light trucks were produced in North America.

Vehicle production in North America

As American cars are growing older – the average age of a passenger car on U.S. roads stood at a staggering 11.5 years in January 2015 – more and more people are seeking to buy new cars, and vehicle sales in North America’s largest market sizzled between January and December 2014: Automakers saw sales of around 7.7 million units in 2014. In November 2015, Volvo, Tesla, Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce experienced the greatest gains: Volvo Cars increased sales by about 90.5 percent from the previous month, Tesla's sales are believed to have increased by around 81.8 percent and Jaguar’s sales were up by around 55.3 percent, while Rolls Royce's sales grew by about 19.4 percent. GM's sales figures remained high despite a rash of car recalls by the Detroit carmaker earlier in the year. In terms of production, Mexico has turned into an important rival to the Canadian car industry. The opening of new plants in Mexico is expected to drive North American car production past the 20 million units mark by 2020.

North American vehicle production in October 2014 and October 2015, by vehicle type

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Source

Release date

2015

Region

Canada, Mexico, United States

Survey time period

October 2014 and October 2015

Supplementary notes

Vehicles: cars, light trucks, and medium/heavy trucks.

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