The leader in the US car market has changed for the first time in 39 years


Local analysts share statistics on new car sales for the second quarter and the first half of 2021. There were some surprises.

In the second quarter of this year, Americans bought 4,419,000 new cars, up 49 percent from last year’s result. Such positive dynamics is largely due to the low base of 2020, when the industry crisis erupted due to coronavirus restrictions. From January to June, US auto sales rose 29 percent to 8,357,000 vehicles.

Until last year, Ford held the title of the best-selling car brand in the United States. However, this year he had to leave his place of residence, yielding leadership to Toyota.

Another Japanese brand, Honda, surpassed Chevrolet in terms of sales in the second quarter. If you take six months sales, the American brand is still in second place. In the ranking of the most popular models among Americans, there are also personnel changes.

The Ford F-series pickup for 39 years has not parted with the first place. In the second quarter, its leadership was shaken, with the Chevrolet Silverado and Ram Pickup ahead of Ford’s best-seller.

F-series pickup sales have declined due to microprocessor shortages. This is a global problem faced by car manufacturers around the world. For six months, the Ford F-series holds first place.