Vehicle sales of the leading North American car brands in the United States in October 2017 (in units)

Exclusive Premium statistic

Get a Premium Account for unrestrained access.
Benefits of our Premium membership:

  • Access to all Premium statistics
  • Download as XLS, PNG and PDF
  • Detailed source and background information
Premium Account
$49 per month*
(billed annually)
*Single license
Loading statistic...
Number of vehicles sold

© Statista 2017

Download Settings Share
Chart type
Share on Social Media
Description Source More information
The statistic shows the leading North American car brands in October 2017, based on the number of vehicles sold in the United States. In October 2017, nearly 190,800 vehicles were sold under the Ford brand.
Vehicle sales of American car brands

The love affair between U.S. customers and light trucks came to a halt when fuel prices peaked in 2009 and miles per gallon costs soared. As a result, the industry sold less light trucks in 2009 than it did in 1995. In 2015, U.S. car buyers and American light truck manufacturers have rekindled their love and both SUVs and light trucks are back in demand: Among the Detroit Three automakers, shipments of pickup trucks and SUVs rose by double digit percentages between 2014 and 2015. To a large extent, these models are brands manufactured and sold by American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In 2016, Ford’s F-Series truck was the best-selling light truck in the United States, while GM’s Chevrolet Silverado and FCA’s Ram P/U came in second and third. The increase in light truck sales comes at the disadvantage of other segments, including midsized and compact cars, which are mainly produced by Asian OEMs, including Toyota, Honda and Nissan. General Motors was the largest North America-based car manufacturer in October 2017. During this month, the company sold over 252,800 light vehicles in the United States. GM sells vehicles under its various brands, including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac and Wuling. Although under the wing of a European carmaker, Chrysler is often still considered one of the Detroit Big Three automakers; Chrysler’s holding company, FCA, owns the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram brands. Meanwhile, Ford sells vehicles mainly under its Ford and Lincoln brands.
Show more
Release date
United States
Survey time period
October 2017
Supplementary notes
The figures were calculated by sources based on actual monthly sales reported by the manufacturers. The figures may differ from numbers reported elsewhere.

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year

Statistics on "Car drivers"

  • Licenced drivers
The most important statistics
  • Car sales
The most important statistics
  • Traffic accidents
The most important statistics

Related Studies: Available to Download in PDF or PPTX Format

Car brands

All Information
in one Presentation

Car brands

Everything On "Car brands" in One Document: Edited and Divided into Handy Chapters. Including Detailed References.

Statista for Your Company: The Research and Analysis Tool

  • Product Film
  • Statistics
  • Downloads

Our Premium Statistics - facts for your business

Currently, Statista provides more than 1 million statistics.
93 percent (all Premium content) are exclusively accessible via our professional accounts.

Unlimited access

As a Statista Premium customer, you receive unlimited access to all statistics at all times. Including downloads of data in the most common formats (XLS, PDF & PNG). Create relevant and significant statistics in no time.

You are in good company

Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages

Our Business Solutions: Save Time and Money



per year
Your advantages
  • Full access to all our statistics
  • Download as XLS, PDF & PNG
  • Relevant data: complete source information
All functions of our platform illustrated face-to-face
  • Learn how Statista supports your company
  • Extensive tour across the whole portal
  • Personal guidance by our support team
The knowledge database for your company
  • All functions of the Premium Account
  • Access to dossiers, forecasts and studies
  • Access to our international database
  • Publishing rights and other exclusive functions