U.S. Auto Gross sales Anticipated to End 2022 Down 8% 12 months Over 12 months, as Basic Motors Reclaims High Spot, Honda and Nissan Fall Considerably

U.S. Auto Gross sales Anticipated to End 2022 Down 8% 12 months Over 12 months, as Basic Motors Reclaims High Spot, Honda and Nissan Fall Considerably

  • Full-year 2022 U.S. auto gross sales are forecast by Cox Automotive to complete close to 13.9 million items, a lower of practically 8.0% from 15.1 million in 2021 and down 20% from the market peak in 2016.
  • The annual car gross sales tempo in December is predicted to complete close to 13.2 million, down 0.9 million from final month’s 14.1 million tempo however a rise from final 12 months’s 12.7 million stage.
  • Basic Motors is forecast to reclaim its title from Toyota Motor Firm as the highest vendor within the U.S. market. Tesla grabs extra share in 2022, Honda, Nissan fall.

ATLANTA, Dec. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — New-vehicle gross sales in December are anticipated to succeed in 1.27 million items, a rise of practically 4% in comparison with December 2021, based on a forecast launched immediately by Cox Automotive. Gross sales quantity in December is predicted to rise by practically 11% in comparison with final month, principally on account of two further promoting days in December. The December 2022 auto gross sales tempo, or seasonally adjusted annual price (SAAR), nevertheless, is predicted to complete close to 13.2 million, a big decline from November’s 14.1 million tempo.

Full-year gross sales in 2022, primarily based on car counts by Kelley Blue E-book, are forecast to complete close to 13.9 million items, a lower of 8% from 2021 and the bottom stage since 2011 when complete new-vehicle gross sales had been recovering from the Nice Recession and reached solely 12.7 million. Gross sales in 2022 are forecast to complete under 2020’s complete when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down a lot of the U.S. economic system. Gross sales in 2020, based on Kelley Blue E-book counts, had been 14.6 million.

In what began as a 12 months with a provide downside, 2022 is ending with a requirement downside. Stock ranges have been rising since late summer season, and people positive aspects have helped assist rising gross sales. The provision positive aspects, nevertheless, have been uneven, with many Asian bestsellers practically unavailable, whereas most of the Detroit Three’s high merchandise have ample provide. In October, the SAAR reached 15.1 million, the very best stage since January and certain a results of bettering stock. As stock improved, the Fed’s aggressive rate of interest will increase have pushed auto mortgage prices to ranges not seen in additional than 20 years, pushing some customers out of the market on account of car affordability issues. Since October, the gross sales tempo has declined considerably – by practically 2 million items.

“This December, there have been fewer large crimson bows than sellers would have appreciated,” stated Charles Chesbrough, senior economist at Cox Automotive. “Given the massive enchancment in provide ranges, it appears doubtless that rising rates of interest at the moment are constraining demand within the retail auto market. With record-high costs and elevated mortgage charges, the pool of potential new-vehicle patrons is shrinking.”

As we head into 2023, Cox Automotive is anticipating the economic system to see weak development because the Federal Reserve tightens financial circumstances and customers wrestle with excessive rates of interest. New-vehicle gross sales are forecast to extend modestly versus 2022, supported partly by rising fleet quantity. Affordability will proceed to be a problem for car patrons within the 12 months forward. Cox Automotive’s 10 Predictions for 2023 had been posted final week within the Cox Automotive Newsroom.

December 2022 Gross sales Forecast Highlights

  • Gentle new-vehicle gross sales are anticipated to rise 3.8% from December 2021 and 11.2% from final month.
  • The SAAR in December 2022 is estimated to be 13.2 million, above final December’s 12.7 million stage however down from final month’s 14.1 tempo.
  • December 2022 has 27 promoting days, equal to 2021 however two greater than November.

December 2022 U.S. New-Car Gross sales Forecast


Gross sales Forecast1

Market Share


Phase

Dec-22

Dec-21

Nov-22

YOY%

MOM%

Dec-22

Nov-22

MOM


Mid-Measurement Automotive

85,000

65,753

78,165

29.3 %

8.7 %

6.7 %

6.9 %

-0.2 %


Compact Automotive

75,000

69,317

63,589

8.2 %

17.9 %

5.9 %

5.6 %

0.3 %


Compact SUV/Crossover

185,000

180,521

169,726

2.5 %

9.0 %

14.6 %

14.9 %

-0.3 %


Full-Measurement Pickup Truck

180,000

181,730

163,462

-1.0 %

10.1 %

14.2 %

14.4 %

-0.1 %


Mid-Measurement SUV/Crossover

225,000

228,252

198,256

-1.4 %

13.5 %

17.8 %

17.4 %

0.4 %


Grand Complete2

1,265,000

1,218,622

1,137,334

3.8 %

11.2 %





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2 Complete consists of segments not proven  

Full-12 months 2022 Gross sales Forecast Highlights

  • New-vehicle gross sales are forecast to lower 8.0% from 2021 and attain roughly 13.9 million items, primarily based on a Cox Automotive evaluation of Kelley Blue E-book gross sales estimates. New-vehicle gross sales in 2022 would be the lowest since 2011.
  • New auto gross sales in This fall might be up 8.6% in comparison with This fall 2021, however not sufficient to push full-year gross sales above 14 million.
  • GM regains the gross sales title from Toyota in 2022 whereas Honda sees the most important year-over-year gross sales decline.

This fall 2022 Gross sales and 12 months-to-Date Forecast
1

OEM

This fall 2022

vs This fall 2021

CY 2022

vs CY 2021

Share

CY 2021

Share

CY 2022

Distinction
from 2021

GM

613,904

40.7 %

2,253,641

2.3 %

14.6 %

16.3 %

1.6 %

Toyota

550,948

16.1 %

2,122,665

-9.0 %

15.5 %

15.3 %

-0.2 %

Ford

466,447

-7.5 %

1,837,603

-2.9 %

12.6 %

13.3 %

0.7 %

Stellantis

342,894

-16.7 %

1,542,301

-13.2 %

11.8 %

11.1 %

-0.7 %

Hyundai / Kia

383,549

22.3 %

1,470,875

-1.2 %

9.9 %

10.6 %

0.7 %

Honda

249,379

-13.2 %

977,636

-33.3 %

9.7 %

7.1 %

-2.7 %

Nissan-Mitsu

216,597

-1.5 %

819,989

-24.1 %

7.2 %

5.9 %

-1.3 %

VW

141,374

4.0 %

555,404

-13.4 %

4.3 %

4.0 %

-0.2 %

Subaru

152,504

26.0 %

553,619

-5.2 %

3.9 %

4.0 %

0.1 %

Tesla

133,879

16.2 %

524,693

48.9 %

2.3 %

3.8 %

1.4 %

BMW

107,219

6.3 %

357,054

-2.6 %

2.4 %

2.6 %

0.1 %

Daimler

86,834

14.2 %

349,290

6.0 %

2.2 %

2.5 %

0.3 %

Mazda

80,689

35.5 %

296,081

-11.0 %

2.2 %

2.1 %

-0.1 %

Geely

31,735

12.8 %

110,589

-11.2 %

0.8 %

0.8 %

0.0 %

Tata

20,364

19.1 %

67,104

-27.4 %

0.6 %

0.5 %

-0.1 %

Rivian

6,715

1,051.8 %

18,993

3,152.2 %

0.0 %

0.1 %

0.1 %

Lucid

922

59.9 %

2,518

336.5 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

0.0 %

NATION

3,585,953

8.6 %

13,860,055

-8.0 %

100.0 %

100.0 %

0.0 %


Cox Automotive Trade Insights knowledge 

All percentages are primarily based on uncooked quantity, not day by day promoting price. There have been 27 promoting days in each December 2022 and December 2021, whereas there have been 25 promoting days in November 2022.

About Cox Automotive

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