Problems with microchip stocks and supply chain persist, but many top-selling models continue to see sales growth during the first three quarters of 2021.
Despite difficulties in the auto industry, buyers flocked to dealerships in the first three quarters of the year, which boosted sales over the same period in 2020. The ever-popular Ford pickup lineup entered 2021 with an updated F-150 lineup, which now also includes a hybrid and an updated Super Duty model. Ford, and the F-150 in particular, was hit hard by a global microchip shortage, and sales fell 9% in the first three quarters, which did not stop the family from leading the rankings with 534,831 units sold.
The second place is occupied by the line of RAM pickups, on which 434,772 people stopped their choice. Sales of the model in the first 3 quarters of 2021 were up 8% from last year, which was enough to surpass the Silverado, which usually ranks second in the sales rankings. The Chevrolet model moved up to number three with 407,266 cars sold.
Since becoming the nation’s best-selling non-pickup truck, the RAV4 has increasingly outpaced its compact crossover rivals. Sales rose 4% in the first three quarters to 313,447 units. And the top five is closed by another crossover from the Land of the Rising Sun – Honda CR-V (290 140 units sold). The CR-V is Honda’s top growth driver, with sales up 22% year-over-year.
The ten most popular models among Americans in the first 3 quarters of 2021 included Toyota Camry (sold 256 769 units), Nissan Rogue (sold 234 647 units), Toyota Corolla (sold 217 727 units), Honda Civic (sold 216 575 units) and Toyota Highlander (207,564 units sold).