What’s (Not) Selling: September Year-To-Date Sales

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Another month means another time to pore over the sales figures published by Automotive News.  This time we bid goodbye to a car that has worn out its welcome, and we look at what to consider if you just want exclusivity.

Down 38% – the poor old Dodge Avenger, at just under 50K YTD units, which is probably just as well. Dodge sells about as many Durangos as Avengers, and you know a mid-sized sedan is dead on the vine when it sells as many units as the traditional SUV in the lineup. Actually the Avenger really is dead, it’s not coming back for 2015.

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Meanwhile, the Ford Fusion is up 6% YTD at 240K units:

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And the Honda Accord is up 8% at 304K units:

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Up 20% – the Nissan Frontier. The Toyota Tacoma is holding fairly steady. Both are good news for GM, as its ambitious new Colorado and Canyon enter the apparently healthy compact-truck market.

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Looking for something unique? Try one of these rarities, which have sold 2,000-3,000 units YTD:

BMW X6, 2,998 units, here in its redesigned 2015 form:

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Chevrolet Caprice PPV, 2,850 units, specifically aimed at the police market:

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Lexus LX, 2,764 units:

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Acura RL/RLX, 2,695 units:

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Porsche Cayman, 2,568 units:

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Hyundai Equus, 2,596 units:

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Mercedes G-Class, 2,188 units, shown here in “Professional” trim:

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Infiniti EX/QX50, 2,116 units:

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Chevrolet SS, 2,166 units (the civilian Caprice, with a six-speed manual available for 2015, yay!):

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Tune in next month as we go trend-spotting with the next set of data. Here’s hoping by then that we’ll have gotten some seat time in a manual-tranny SS.

 

 

 

 

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